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Chess Vs Computer 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Is it cheating to study an opening during a game? I'm not sure what the rules/etiquette for correspondence chess are in this situation. I'm currently playing a game with a higher-rated opponent who has just opened with the Sicilian defense (shame on him). I've played against Sicilian in some blitz (15 minute) games, and just been wiped off the board. Is it OK for me to go through a book of openings and familiarize myself with some of the lines?… More: chess online
Chess Tactics 45 ( +1 | -1 )
The Social Stigma of Playing Chess ...?!? I was talking to someone today, and thought maybe it makes a thread topic. That is ... how is the Chess activity in your area? Do you have a club? Have tourneys? Staying active? Let me know how the Chess activity is for you ... Have you been playing any tournaments or clubbing around at all this year? I ENVY players in the Netherlands much, as I hear they have a CLUB in nearly every good sized city… More: backgammon online
Chess Database 84 ( +1 | -1 )
Fischer Story TOKYO (Reuters) - Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, wanted by Washington for defying sanctions on Yugoslavia, plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship, a lawyer working on his appeal against deportation from Japan said on Friday. Fischer, one of the chess world's great eccentrics, was detained at Tokyo's Narita airport last month when he tried to leave for Manila on a passport U.S. officials say was invalid. Japanese… More: online chess
Chess Games 123 ( +1 | -1 )
when to surrender? When it appears the game is lost should the loser withdraw or continue? I am a newbee and I don't want to be a nusance while playing someone that is better than myself. Sincerly Glenn. this subjectů has been much debated in these forums. But, if you want the respect of serious players you must be willing to resign hopeless positions. Playing on against a better opponent in such situations is considered bad chess manners and… More: backgammon online
Play Chess Online Against Computer 162 ( +1 | -1 )
FORUM game #3 (FG#3) As I think ccmcacollister 's idea is good and I think it got killed by the Christmas holidays (and I messed up one of the games) I would like to try to start up one more. I will leave the first move open as the white team captain then can choose any line he want. I will overview the games like ccmcacollister did but I might ask for help from you all. Good luck and have fun. May we all learn from the game! Sumsar The… More: chess history
Chess 201 ( +1 | -1 )
Cat. XX in India, have a look here: Could be one of the tournaments of the year! Best wishes Cairo WOW !! Previously I'd thought the only way you could get up to a Category 20 Tourney would be by inviting Alekhine, Capablanca and Morphy as well !! :) Looks like we are in for an eventful Xmas, I can't wait for it to start !! Kind regards, Cal Huuu After that one we know the "Undistributed World… More: correspondence chess
Chess Game 240 ( +1 | -1 )
How to learn from annotated games. Hello All, I am rated 1500 in GK. Having read through most post here on improvement and also in the r.c.g.m newsgroup, most people recommend going through annotated games of Masters to learn from them. Thus, I purchased the book 'The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played' by Irving Chernev. I have gone through the games once. But I find that I learn little from it. Is it because I do not know how to play chess online…
Chess Puzzles 279 ( +1 | -1 )
Public Game Someone is asking for chess book with well anotated games. Some else advice to follow top players' games. Sometimes I think it will be interesting if 2 players (or group of players) agree to have a game and then some spectators may write down their analysis or comments on a dedicated thread(s) for the game. The spectators may also be grouped to backup each sides of the board. This way, many (including the players themselves) will play chess online…
Computer Chess 318 ( +1 | -1 )
FIDE dotcom Forums: address / commentary? Just today I came across this site and forums. Since I will be taking a look around there, here is the link to it in case you care to browse there as well. I have little idea just what I'll find there right now. But there seem to be some controversial statements in the one thread I have read. From supposedly Master+ players, but if so I can't seem to make several comments fit in with my concept of the play chess online…
Chess Rules 357 ( +1 | -1 )
Question about draws and time In OTB games,if there is a KP vs K and the player with the lone King runs out of time,is it a draw or win for the KP? What if the pawn could be captured next move? Time... When ever a players time run out... He has lost the game reguardless of the current position of the board... Bro... It's a win for the player holding the pawn if his opponent runs out of time with only a lone king. A draw can only be claimed play chess online…
Chess Against Computer 396 ( +1 | -1 )
Find the missing words These two chess players hated each other's guts, they detested each other. One was the World Champion and the other his closest rival. The World Champion sneeringly talked of his rival thus "........ is a thinker, fond of deep and complex speculation. He will accept the efficacy and usefulness of a move if at the same time he considers it beautiful and theoretically right. But I accept this sort beauty only if and when it play chess online…
Ultimate Chess 435 ( +1 | -1 )
How do you analyze? I would like to post an issue I don't believe has been brought up before: How do you analyze your games at GameKnot? Do you use a printout or a real chessboard or something else? I myself use both printouts and chessboard. In complicated positions I use chessboard and in more simple positions I am content with a printout. And when I have analyzed a position I make notes, so I am able to make the next moves fast when I open the play chess online…
Chess Notation 474 ( +1 | -1 )
Knights and Holes In Silman's "The Amateur's Mind," he defines a 'Hole' as: "A square that cannot be defended by pawns. such a square makes an excellent home for enemy pieces (especially Knights)." Why would knights generally be the best piece to occupy a hole? I wondered that too some times. I think part of the reason is, that knights can jump over pieces and thus make good blockaders/hole-occupier even if that hole is part of a pawn chain. play chess online…
Internet Chess Club 513 ( +1 | -1 )
Puzzle 283 Ok, the puzzle on the homepage at the time of me writing this (search for puzzle number 283 here: ) White to move, mate in 4. I won't spoil the solution given, as it is brilliant seeming to me. But how can black spoil white's plan of Qh4-(h or e)7-b7#? I can see black delaying the journey by 1 move, so it would be mate in 4. What did I miss, if anything? I think the answer is 1. Qh4 Rh1! If 1. Qh4 Rh1 white either: play chess online…
Online Chess 552 ( +1 | -1 )
White; Chess opening Pe2-e3 ... is anyone familiar with White Pe2-e3, and later White Pd2-d3, and later White King-side Castleing opening. i, am particularly interested [..i, have been playing Chess "on-and-off" for 30 yrs] how to Play an Offensive against this initial Pe2-e3 ..etc. i, hope i don't sound like a complete div. - thanks for your time Playing 1.e3 or 1.d3 is not all that ambitious, but it's not bad. Black is allowed to develop as he play chess online…
Chess Problems 591 ( +1 | -1 )
opening(s) what opening(s) should i study first? i haven't studied any opening before. 1.e4 e5 The oldest one, the most instructive one, a "must". Alex thanks like the pinova gambit metioned by paulvalle in the thread below, there're different lines after these two moves right? then what should i study first among those lines after these two moves? epine dorsal...1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bf4... At every move there are alternate variations... Pinova play chess online…
Chess Opening Moves 630 ( +1 | -1 )
Thematic openings There are some specific openings - just as the Elephant Gambit, the Englund Gambit, the Halloween Gambit, .. - I like to study and to get more experience with. So I am looking for a way to challenge people to play just these openings with me. I first tried this with including this question in the heading of the "Start the Game" tool . Instead of asking "Let's play a game", I asked for "Who want to play 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 ?". The play chess online…
Free Chess 669 ( +1 | -1 )
Best and Worst Chess Moments On another thread, I commented that my best and worst chess moments occurred in the same game--building a winning position as a kid against an IM (possible GM) and then blundering it away. I recently had my second best moment a couple of days ago, scoring a convincing win against a 2385-rated player in 10-minute blitz on another site. Laughably, I almost followed it with a blundering loss against a 750-rated play chess online…