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Guy
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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!
Four types of letting go:

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 clw_uk » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:54 pm

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

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.

William Blake

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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

:geek:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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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:
Four types of letting go:

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

- Ajahn Brahm

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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?!

:jumping:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...

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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:
Four types of letting go:

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

- Ajahn Brahm

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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!

:guns:
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