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Do you chess?

physicspirate

Well-known member
#1
I've started playing chess recently and love the game. A few weeks ago I even went to the local chess club and played in a tournament. Do you play chess? Where do you play? I've got a membership on chess.com(free) so if there are enough people here that play it would be sweet to setup a monthly online tournament.
 

M@rc

Well-known member
#8
My avatar is related to Chess, so of course I play Chess, lol.

My Chess.com user name is CheckMate_Marc , :sneaky: . I'll join the Xen Chess Group once I log back into my account later, ;) .

If you guys think that you're good at this game, then send me a challenge request, (y) .
 

Caelum

Well-known member
#9
Yup, love chess, though haven't played it as much as I'd like in recent years. Used to be pretty good though, even played in a couple of local tournaments.
I'll sign up tomorrow (presuming I remember) :p
 

fos

Active member
#11
I play a lot from time to time. I get beat more times than not but I still enjoy the game. I have been a memb er of a couple of large online game sites, but I haven't been active lately.

Jeff

Physicspirate, I believe I used to be a member of chess.com but I can't remember the password and the old email it long gone. I re-registered as fos1. I hope to see all of you chess fans there.
 

3dsoft

Active member
#14
Don't fall for chess, it might ruin relationships. ^^ It's like a drug, after a while you get addicted and it will stick with you your entire life. ;)

The best place to play chess for free and get a rating is at FICS (http://www.freechess.org). There you can create an account and then you download a client of your choice in order to connect to the server. A Windows 7 client would be e.g. http://www.babaschess.net and a good OS X client is http://www.jinchess.com

My FICS handle is "ekine". I am always open for challenges.
 

EQnoble

Well-known member
#16
Who is that?

I love chess...maybe we can get a tournament going....

EDIT: just saw this...
Its the perfect time to get back into it ;) , it would be epic to have a monthly xen chess tournament.
Good call

I have to say I have a new found fascination with the ancient Chinese game of Go which is similar but all about territory rather than take down the king. It is way more strategic but has many of the same principles. Great for the applied mastery of the teachings of Sun Tzu.
 

physicspirate

Well-known member
#20
Signed up; Caelum_Nimmiel
Challenges welcome ;)
Game started, right now I've got you, Fos1, and M@rc! We only need a few more to have a tournament going.

Don't fall for chess, it might ruin relationships. ^^ It's like a drug, after a while you get addicted and it will stick with you your entire life. ;)

The best place to play chess for free and get a rating is at FICS (http://www.freechess.org). There you can create an account and then you download a client of your choice in order to connect to the server. A Windows 7 client would be e.g. http://www.babaschess.net and a good OS X client is http://www.jinchess.com

My FICS handle is "ekine". I am always open for challenges.
My handle on fics is physicspirate, ill login sometime tonight to see if your online. The real bonus of chess.com is its more of a correspondence style so both parties don't need to be online at the same time. Do you play speed chess?

Skype also has a chess game built in if anyone is interested.
I had no idea skype had a chess feature