Let's talk chess

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  1. amilton542

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    I was wondering what's your favourite chess openings; are you aggressive, defensive or positional?

    Do you play the Sicilian defense or do you go for the fried liver attack!?
     
  2. #12

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    I quit playing chess right after each of (2) 9 year old boys beat me in about 20 minutes. :oops:
     
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  3. amilton542

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    Sounds like you have a pair of chess prodigies under your belt! I'm nothing special. I spent lunchtime indoors at school playing chess when I was about 9 but it fizzled out for some reason. I've only got back into it since the past 4 years or so, admittedly forgetting even what the pieces did. I lost all my knowledge. A "pub" friend got me back into it but nobody wanted to play anymore so I took it online. The real kick in the butt is if I carried on playing the moment I could pick up a piece I'd have almost twenty years experience under my belt, I'd be a GM by now! So take my advice, get your lads back into it.
     
  4. #12

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    That was almost 40 years ago! The boys are not the people who quit, I did. And they live 3000 miles away, AFIK.

    Nothing like a sound drubbing by a couple of Munchkins to convince me that chess is not in my talented spot. :D
     
  5. Dr.killjoy

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    I suck at chess but I still try ..
     
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  6. amilton542

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    @#12

    Talk about branching out, they're the other side of the world! I think my life existence has occurred within about a 30 mile radius of home. I'm not much of a traveler. I get bored. Nothing beats the vibe of being back in your home town.
     
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    You get bored with new sights, new places, different social structures? I think you're looking in the wrong places. The most fun I ever had was traveling the country from sea to shining sea!

    My knowledge of electronics landed me a job everywhere I went, within hours. Electronics was my ticket to ride, and I rode it all over the country.
     
  8. amilton542

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    Sadly, yes. Sight seeing has never done it for me. I don't know what I'd gain from it. The only time I've agreed on a holiday is to keep the "peace" when I'm actually counting down the days until I'm back to my standardized routine.
     
  9. GopherT

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    The world needs all types. Do what makes you comfortable.
     
  10. tcmtech

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    I prefer to play my stratagy games at work. ;)

    I'm a long term win type player when it comes to 'Sink the idiot Boss'. :D
     
  11. Brownout

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    1. KP-K3
    2.QP-Q4
    3. KB-Q3
    4. KN-KB3
    5.QN-QB3

    From here I play the center and castle early to protect my King. I've always found opening the hardest, so I don't vary this much.
     
  12. JoeJester

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    If your not enjoying the scenery ...
    Your looking at the wrong items.

    From Italy to Alaska, there is always something pleasing to the eye.
     
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    Are you including that long stretch of water called the Atlantic ocean?
     
  14. JoeJester

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    Sure ... If your flying or on a cruise ship... :)

    Eye candy is found everywhere. There might be a few sights to see otherwise.
     
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    Aha! I was on the wrong method of transportation. Heaving your morning coffee over the side of a 20 foot fishing boat in 8 foot waves leaves little time to enjoy the view. :D
     
  16. alfacliff

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    always something pleasing to the eye? never been through kansas?
     
  17. amilton542

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    I don't follow your notation for the moves you're making. You've also omitted what moves your opponent has chosen. It's hard to say for such a case.

    May be this could solve the issue:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_notation_(chess)

    I didn't start look into my openings until I noticed each game started to become a bit the "same", static let's say. Knowledge of openings changed this considerably. Let's say the game became more dynamic and varied. In post #1, I listed the Sicilian defense and the fried liver attack. These are chess openings to name but a few.

    I find this Youtube video of the top ten openings a great success (two of which I've named) :

     
  18. Brownout

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    That's because you asked for openings. I'm not trying to re-create a game. Below is an example of the notation:

    KP-K3 = King's Pawn to King's 3
    QN-QB3 = Queen's Knight to Queen's Bishop's 3
    etc.

    Edit: KP-K3 should have been P-K3. King's pawn is assumed. I just play.

    See Descriptive Chess Notation
     
  19. Sinus23

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    Most of the time I set up a defense and then just play it by ear.
     
  20. amilton542

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    No. Your notation is wrong. Did you not look at the Wiki' link in post #17?

    Openings are based on the moves you and your opponent will make. That's the process in how openings get named. So yes, you need to re-create a game.
     
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