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Do you chess?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by physicspirate, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. physicspirate

    physicspirate Well-Known Member

    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.
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  2. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

    I like playing chess. It's a very interesting game. Hate losing though. :D
  3. physicspirate

    physicspirate Well-Known Member

    Haha, I hate losing as well. It is amazing how emotional players can get as a result of winning/losing in chess.
  4. physicspirate

    physicspirate Well-Known Member

  5. Iestyn

    Iestyn Active Member

    I used to play it, but haven't played in years.
  6. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Same thing here as well. I used to be pretty good at it. I even won the second place on a national championship at the time.
  7. physicspirate

    physicspirate Well-Known Member

    Its the perfect time to get back into it ;) , it would be epic to have a monthly xen chess tournament.
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  8. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    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) .
  9. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    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
  10. physicspirate

    physicspirate Well-Known Member

    incoming challenge (y)
  11. fos

    fos Active Member

    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.


    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.
  12. physicspirate

    physicspirate Well-Known Member

    my handle on chess.com is wednesdei , looking forward to the games
  13. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    Challenge accepted, :cool:
  14. 3dsoft

    3dsoft Active Member

    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.
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  15. random

    random Active Member

    It's going to be interesting a chess battle between Kier Darby vs. Matt Mecham :D
  16. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Who is that?

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

    EDIT: just saw this...
    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.
  17. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    I used to play Chess a lot when I was younger. Never played it for ages now though.
  18. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Signed up; Caelum_Nimmiel
    Challenges welcome ;)
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  19. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Skype also has a chess game built in if anyone is interested.
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  20. physicspirate

    physicspirate Well-Known Member

    Game started, right now I've got you, Fos1, and M@rc! We only need a few more to have a tournament going.

    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?

    I had no idea skype had a chess feature

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