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Chess Strategies 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Funny?... or just sad? -> www.chessbase.com How often do you usually go to the toilet during a otb game? :-) cheers magna68 OMG That's hilarious.........and pathetic. I do have an interesting solution though.......For the rest of this match, I suggest the players chairs be replaced with toilets, and the time controls changed to 40 moves/10 flushes. tag1153 Director of Marketing Acme Toilet Paper Company Now isn't that strange! Well, maybe… More: chess online
Chess 68 ( +1 | -1 )
There are correct sacrifices and.... Hi folks. I enjoyed Craig’s thread on miniature games and so I thought it would be nice to have something similar, except this time people get to shamelessly show off some of their favourite games where a nice sacrifice or two paid off. Normally I get the opportunity to give up a minor piece for some clear advantage, but this recent game got my heart thumping. The sacrifices begin on move 20. I think it would… More: backgammon online
Chess Tricks 107 ( +1 | -1 )
Praatschaak 2 Deze thread is bedoeld voor mensen die het leuk vinden om het in de nederlandse taal over schaken te hebben. ------------------------------------------------- P.S.: Misschien zullen jullie hiernaast onder mijn naam de mededeling [report this post] vinden. Weet iemand wat dat te betekenen heeft? (Het staat er deze keer niet onder heb ik gemerkt, maar als je naar mijn laatste posting in de thread praatschaak 1 gaat kijken ... staat… More: online chess
Chess Game 146 ( +1 | -1 )
Is competitive chess destructive? On another post, I asked if chess as sport is destructive, but the subsequent messages turned to the question of whether chess IS a sport. The question is whether chess is destructive when played competitively. Destructive Of course it's destructive--to the loser, mentally and sometimes physically--the way all competitions are. The more you win, the more it reinforces your ego and feel like your "getting… More: backgammon online
Chess Vs Computer 185 ( +1 | -1 )
The way to improvement, show me... Hello, Although I started playing chess a little less than a year ago, I thought that by now, my rating would be a bit higher than the 1450-1500 around which I seem to hover. I read chess books, for example I'm now busy reading/studying "Reassess your chess" by Silman (which at first gave me a lower rating!) and worked my way through a few of Seirawan' s series too. But, my rating stays the same. A few months… More: chess history
2 Player Chess 224 ( +1 | -1 )
Best weapon against 1.f4 ? I made some bad experience with black against 1.f4 Basically what is the main plan of the Bird opening and what is your typical weapon against it ? Since you have a perfect record here at GK, you must mean OTB. Can I just suggest The Froms Gambit, to answer 1.f4 with 1.... e5!? This should give you plenty of exitement and good fighting games :-)) All the best Cairo Or... If you happen to be a more positional player… More: correspondence chess
Free Chess Game 263 ( +1 | -1 )
KI versus Dutch I have always used KI against 1. d4 and it seems that we can always force a KI with 1. d4 Nf6 and in any lines, the game "style" is almost the same. I haven't seen any reason why I have to leave the defense but I would like to practice Dutch defense soon (So any challenges are wellcome). It seems that there may be more possibilities resulting from 1. d4 f5. So I have questions: 1) Is there really many possibilities, and hence play chess online…
Chess Games 302 ( +1 | -1 )
The MOST important element of Chess I wanted to start this thread because there are hundreds of players, who come accross the sound advice that below the master level - TACTICS is the most important thing. Indeed, I went to the tediuos extent and did a search on a large (friends) database using games under 2200 level to check the stats. ------------------------------------ 71% of these games were DECISIVE thus leaving only 29% being drawn. play chess online…
Chess Database 341 ( +1 | -1 )
grandmasters and sport grandmasters can see a large number of moves ahead and large numbers of possible combinations. In Australia there was recently a game of football - a Grand final - where Manly won 40-0 against Melbourne. Melbourne was tipped to win. It set me thinking as to whether any sports required the same type of thinking as chess. I guess the difference with sport is that the pieces (players) keep moving while the player is analysing. play chess online…
Play Chess Against The Computer 380 ( +1 | -1 )
ELO too high?... too low? Hi, Dunno if this is the best place to post this but I feel my 'ELO' rating is too high... now... wait a second... My official rating (OTB ... over the board) is 1150, this is my first grading, and yet can develop but never the less my apparent ranking in my country. Nut my ranking here is 1600+ ...great I'm very pleased about that..in fact cautiously elated!....but is it not the case that others here feel this might play chess online…
Chess Against Computer 419 ( +1 | -1 )
Planning I've been through all of Jeremy Silman's books in the last two months. But, I was wandering how early do you 2000+ players come up up with a plan? Also, how early do you come up with your plan and do you change plans often during a game? Any help or opinions on the subject would be very helpful, thanks to any and all who respond. Right from the gate... The purpose of the opening is to prepare for the middlegame... The purpose in the play chess online…
Chess Play 458 ( +1 | -1 )
Looking for top games played I'm currently writing an article for corrspondence chess news about my experiences here at Gameknot. I would like to include two-three of the best games played here. Specifically I'm looking for games that are well-played by both sides - not a game where one side easily outplays the other. No quick crushes. Of even more interest would be a special feature - a fascinating endgame, an intriguing opening etc. I will play chess online…
Chess Openings 497 ( +1 | -1 )
scared of pawns I never know what to do when my opponent starts advancing with pawns in the middle game even when I 'think' they are wrong to do so. They freak me out! Can anyone offer some study material, do other learners feel this way. When I first started playing I moved pawns all the time, too early, when I should be doing something else etc then recently I started to learn 'properly' and stopped this but now I don't think about pawn play chess online…
Play Chess Online 536 ( +1 | -1 )
Mistakes of the Grandmaster Just wanted to start a thread to encourage the lower players that even great players will make mistakes. Some of us may feel as if we will never get to the top and are struggling with many mistakes we make on games every day. I thought maybe we could start a thread that included big mistakes made by grandmasters...to show that even they are humans....any links from your games or from the games of the greats are welcome play chess online…