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    I love chess

    It’s a game where you take calculated risks and sacrifices to get ahead.

    Chess is the only board game out there that resembles real life and it’s obstacles.

    All the pieces in the game, are important figures in real life. For example:

    King: This piece represents you. You cannot die. If you die the games over. You must take calculated risks with the other pieces to advance, as well as defend yourself.

    Queen: She is your most powerful piece. She represents your lover and significant other. Having a good woman in your life is detrimental to your successes and failures. If she’s a supportive spouse you can accomplish great feats. If she’s a rotten bitch she will divorce-rape you in court and take all your assets.

    Rook: 2nd most powerful piece. Rooks are your brothers. They will be there for you and outlast all friendships that come and go with life. A good brother will always have your back.

    Knights and Bishops: Your close friends and business partners. With people like this, you can set forth and conquer in the business world.

    Pawns: These pieces are your employees. They are the most sacrificial piece. Some of them are disposed of early on, but they can be surprisingly useful for attacks and defenses. They also can do amazing things on the job to make your business lots of money. When they make it to the other side of the board, they can become promoted and be turned into a knight, bishop, rook or queen.

    I will challenge any of you on chess.com
    Last edited by 6-eyed; 07-18-2020, 12:58 AM.

    #2
    I wish we had played when I was younger. I did the USCF tournaments for a while. I considered myself an OK player, but now I realized I needed a coach...something hard to find around here. The highest my rating ever got was in the 1500's. Actually, back then we had mail tournaments too. They didn't count towards your rating but were more like friendly matches. You payed an entry fee, $5 or something, and USCF would match you with three other players from around the country. After an initial "hello" postcard we would then exchange moves by snail mail, which back then was simply known as "the mail".

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      #3
      i love chess. it's so hard to find someone willing to play it though. i think i've only played one game in the last 10 years probably. a couple years several of people from my work attended a 3 day conference in columbus. after the second night we went out to the local bars, and one of them had chess boards sitting out for use (yet another one of those great things about living in the city; nobody would ever consider something like that around here). so i whooped the shit out of one of the ladies i work with.

      for some reason, i never really enjoyed playing online. some weird missed connection in my brain just doesn't allow me to visualize all the potential moves the same way i do on a real board. i'd be willing to give it another try sometime though, 6-eye.

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        #4
        I used to play a lot, and my mate I played with and still meet up with often says we should play chess again, and I say sure thing! But we rarely do these days. He's also the guy I play Starfighter assault with lol. We're both not into playing chess online though. It's a board/table game. We also chronically played it while toking and listening to music. Like, there's no other way for us to play chess :-D

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          #5
          Here every coffeeshop and a lot of bars have chess boards. There's a few bars in my city where you can smoke weed and one of them (called the attic because it's in an attic :P) is the perfect mix of a dive bar and a coffeeshop, this was our fav place (other than at on of our cribs) to play chess

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            #6
            I really don't like chess. I just find it boring. I'm that way with almost all games, though. It's hard to focus when you have more fascinating things to think about. It seems like chess players have too much to prove.

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            • Din Djarin
              Din Djarin commented
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              That's why we smoke weed and listen to music during a chess game :P

            • tumbling.dice
              tumbling.dice commented
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              Din Djarin And then 2 hours later you look down at the board and maybe 3 or 4 moves have been made and no one remembers who's move it is.

            #7
            That rarely happens. What happens more often is that we begin discussing our tactics and moves with eachother. Sometimes granting the other to cancel a bad move because it was really too stupid (stoner thing sooner or later). We always take our time with such a game. They're a lot of fun

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              #8
              I just learned to play chess in the last year or so when someone got my son a Harry Potter Chess set (it's as cool as it sounds)

              so we learned together. He's much more methodical about it than I am and sometimes our games last for days because he thinks about his next move for hours

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              • 6-eyed
                6-eyed commented
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                Lasts for days? One of these days you oughta have him play the way it’s done in the tournaments: with a move timer

              #9
              I only like it if the other guy isn't going to sit there think 10 moves ahead

              Speed chess, otherwise no thanks

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                #10
                I once bought a Lord of the Rings chess set. Looked beautiful! But we always preferred to play with a standard set, hence most of the time i had it i regarded it as an impulse buy and a waste of money

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                  #11
                  I haven't played for a while but I have been wanting to get back into it.

                  I don't know how the rankings work, but my uncle regularly plays against buddies of his who are chess masters, so I think he is sort of just below that level.

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                    #12
                    Also, he smokes a ton of hash.

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                    • Din Djarin
                      Din Djarin commented
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                      My kind of player

                    #13
                    Originally posted by 6-eyed View Post
                    I love chess

                    It’s a game where you take calculated risks and sacrifices to get ahead.

                    Chess is the only board game out there that resembles real life and it’s obstacles.

                    All the pieces in the game, are important figures in real life. For example:

                    King: This piece represents you. You cannot die. If you die the games over. You must take calculated risks with the other pieces to advance, as well as defend yourself.

                    Queen: She is your most powerful piece. She represents your lover and significant other. Having a good woman in your life is detrimental to your successes and failures. If she’s a supportive spouse you can accomplish great feats. If she’s a rotten bitch she will divorce-rape you in court and take all your assets.

                    Rook: 2nd most powerful piece. Rooks are your brothers. They will be there for you and outlast all friendships that come and go with life. A good brother will always have your back.

                    Knights and Bishops: Your close friends and business partners. With people like this, you can set forth and conquer in the business world.

                    Pawns: These pieces are your employees. They are the most sacrificial piece. Some of them are disposed of early on, but they can be surprisingly useful for attacks and defenses. They also can do amazing things on the job to make your business lots of money. When they make it to the other side of the board, they can become promoted and be turned into a knight, bishop, rook or queen.

                    I will challenge any of you on chess.com
                    What's your username on chess.com?

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                    • Undies
                      Undies commented
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                      i hope it's 6-eyed bishop.

                    #14
                    oh i love chess. my post about this is really pretty much a mix of what Undies and Din and everyone else has said.
                    i love it
                    no-one to play with
                    stoned and music is good
                    not so much a fan of online but will give it a go perhaps!
                    yeah, i will.
                    probably won't get around to it until winter because summer is such an outdoors time but i'll play you 6, and any others too.

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                      #15
                      i've been playing the computer on chess.com
                      "Driftrue" if any of you do want to play some time

                      re-reading the OP, i'm trying to figure out how the analogy of my wife being being a rotten bitch translates into how the Queen behaves in chess

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                      • 6-eyed
                        6-eyed commented
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                        If the queen makes the wrong move or dies early on then she’s a bad wife.

                        Anyway I think I sent you a friend request via chess.com. Plz check and see
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