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Re: Chess

Postby Guy » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:53 am

Dan74 wrote:I am doing an internet fast till Thursday next week, so after that count me in!

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Internet fast...sounds healthy, count me in too!
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4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: Chess

Postby clw_uk » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:54 pm

I play chess, i really love it. Havent played for some time though
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Re: Chess

Postby nomad » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:46 pm

I love to play chess, but I’m not very good at it. I play regularly on the Free Internet Chess Server and against Rybka 3, plus I read a lot of chess theory books tryin to improve my game. I think that a Dhamma Wheel tournament sounds like a great idea!

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Re: Chess

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:51 am

Greetings,

We now have our first game going!

Chess Match 1 - Dan74 v Guy
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2519

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Retro. :)
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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Chess

Postby Dan74 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:18 am

Should we stipulate no outside help (human or otherwise)?

And possibly time-frame (like <24 hours/move)

Guy?

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Re: Chess

Postby Guy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:59 am

Okay sounds fair, I will try to let you know in advance if I can't access a computer for more than 24hrs but most of the time I will be able to. Good Chess! :smile:
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1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: Chess

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:11 am

Greetings,

Dan74 wrote:Should we stipulate no outside help (human or otherwise)?


Surely you need a crowd of onlookers shouting moves at you! Isn't that the fun of public chess games?!

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Chess

Postby Dan74 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:27 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Dan74 wrote:Should we stipulate no outside help (human or otherwise)?


Surely you need a crowd of onlookers shouting moves at you! Isn't that the fun of public chess games?!

:jumping:

Metta,
Retro. :)


More like my wife shouting "Move your butt! Kids need to be changed, dinner cooked and we are out of milk!"
:oops:

PS Pssst, retro, i think I am in trouble... what should I do???
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Re: Chess

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:32 am

Here are some interesting chess records and trivia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wo ... s_in_chess

Or at least interesting to me; I like lists and stats. :ugeek:

Check out this section on simul exhibitions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wo ... xhibitions

I thought this was kind of funny:

The absolute worst result in a simultaneous exhibition was 2 wins and 18 losses (10%) by Joe Hayden, aged 17, in August 1977. Hayden wanted to set an American record by playing 180 people simultaneously at a shopping center in Cardiff, New Jersey, but only 20 showed up to play. Hayden lost 18 of the games (including one to a seven-year-old). His two wins were scored against his mother and a player who tired of waiting and left in mid-game, thus forfeiting the game (Fox & James 1993, pp. 190-91).
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Re: Chess

Postby Guy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:36 am

The absolute worst result in a simultaneous exhibition was 2 wins and 18 losses (10%) by Joe Hayden, aged 17, in August 1977. Hayden wanted to set an American record by playing 180 people simultaneously at a shopping center in Cardiff, New Jersey, but only 20 showed up to play. Hayden lost 18 of the games (including one to a seven-year-old). His two wins were scored against his mother and a player who tired of waiting and left in mid-game, thus forfeiting the game (Fox & James 1993, pp. 190-91).


LOOOOOOOOOL :rofl:
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2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: Chess

Postby Dan74 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:51 am

That's my kind of guy - not afraid to try!

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