Ben wrote:Hi David
I play chess, but I am woefully bad.
Ben wrote:So I won't be able to start straight away ...
TheDhamma wrote:And anyway, I need to study some moves so that I don't get too embarrassed with any blunders.
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings David,TheDhamma wrote:And anyway, I need to study some moves so that I don't get too embarrassed with any blunders.
I can't see any blunders happening somehow!
As you know, I'm quite partial to chess.
TheDhamma wrote:Before computer games, chess ruled the world. It was the "game of kings," the ultimate and best game. And then you computer hackers came and chess got relegated down to the point where recently the winner of the last world chess championship was on something like page 20 of the newspaper.
Chess also has some of the features discussed in the other thread on computer games and kamma. For example, in chess if you go after a material advantage too much (greed), you usually fail and end-up not defending your king and then lose. Many times people assume that it is the side with the material advantage that wins, when in fact many games have a victor with fewer pieces than the opponent. The object of the game is concentration and a strategic position to trap the opposing king, not to win the most number of pieces as in checkers, go, etc.
Recently, retro and I played a game and here was the final position:
After 23 moves . .
Are there any other chess players here?
In the future, maybe we could have a Dhamma Wheel tournament.
I have a chess website:
Dan74 wrote:White resigned?
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Dan,
We played it in the moderator forum using chess notation (excuse the rubbish formatting)
Dan74 wrote:yep, this is what moderators should be doing.
Dan74 wrote:How do you play online actually? Through TheDhamma's webpage? Is there a clock, etc?
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