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    i decided to play tonight, i haven't played chess in a few years. i was never really good, but i was never terrible. yahoo has different rooms you can play in..beginner, intermediate, etc...

    so i'm in the beginner room and i'm playin this dude from canada. he tells me about 10 minutes into the game he's drinkin whiskey and 2 moves later has me in check mate [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] then he tells me tough luck. yeah, like he was really a beginner..lol

    the games are fun though. just wondering if anyone else here has given it a go

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    Originally posted by JMJ:
    i decided to play tonight, i haven't played chess in a few years. i was never really good, but i was never terrible. yahoo has different rooms you can play in..beginner, intermediate, etc...

    so i'm in the beginner room and i'm playin this dude from canada. he tells me about 10 minutes into the game he's drinkin whiskey and 2 moves later has me in check mate [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] then he tells me tough luck. yeah, like he was really a beginner..lol

    the games are fun though. just wondering if anyone else here has given it a go

    JMJ
    I was into it pretty big about 4 or so years ago, back when I had access to a 100 Mbps connection. The Yahoo! Internet games site is very good, and their Chess game was/is my favorite.

    I decided to take a cursory glance of it again thanks to your post, and I see that they've added quite a few games since I last visited there.

    I am also a so-so chess player--and I have gotten trounced on the few occasions that I dared to enter the more advanced rooms. Though I never got set up like you did in any of the beginner rooms.

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    Never played on Yahoo!, but I did play on chesslab.com. It's a pretty cool site, and keeps your ranking/score and stuff. I just got into chess, and learned how to play about 2 years ago. It's a great game, more fun than I expected it to be. I haven't played in a while though. I'd definitely recommend the chesslab site though.

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    I can play chess. I used to do that move where you can checkmate someone in 4 moves with the queen, pawn, and bishop. I love when the opponent falls into it.

    Those Yahoo games have some great players.

    I used to play checkers on there, and the little kids kept kicking my ass! DAMNIT!
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    Originally posted by Pabs:
    I can play chess. I used to do that move where you can checkmate someone in 4 moves with the queen, pawn, and bishop. I love when the opponent falls into it.

    was that you playing against me? [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

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    Nah, it's just one of the oldest tricks in the book. I learned about it when someone did it to me. It was embarrassing, but that's how people find out about it. They won't tell you about it, they'll do it on you first. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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    The Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets whatever you want to call them, have NEVER displayed "SOX" anywhere on their caps, jerseys, or merchandise, therefore they shouldn't be referred to as such. However, the White Sox have used "SOX" since 1912.

    The SOX are in Chicago...we just allow the Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets to use the name.

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    i wonder if gary kasparov has a web site. i'll learn a trick here, learn a trick there..i'll show those pricks [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by Pabs:
    Nah, it's just one of the oldest tricks in the book. I learned about it when someone did it to me. It was embarrassing, but that's how people find out about it. They won't tell you about it, they'll do it on you first. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    And to add insult to injury, that move is called "Fool's Mate."
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    Originally posted by JMJ:
    i wonder if gary kasparov has a web site. i'll learn a trick here, learn a trick there..i'll show those pricks [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

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    That's worth a check for Kasparov's website. On a side note, I have a Kasparov chess computer from Saitek. Neat little gizmo, but not cheap (approx $120). You can take it anywhere as it's small and portable, and you can set the difficulty level and a bunch of other teaching options. I set it just so I can give it a good game but that it still thumps my ass. You never get better playing people who are worse than you. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    I've played Yahoo! chess in the past. It is good.

    Only problem was you occassionaly got people who'd start the room, invite you in, realize they were losing and then kick you out.

    I never cared too much for my ranking, but that was just the asshole thing to do.

    Though, it didn't happen often.

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    Hey, JMJ!

    It turns out that a dial up connection really doesn't affect things that much, so I've been playing Yahoo! Chess for the last two or three days now.

    I played to a "Kings Draw" in the game you were observing me play today. (It took 61 moves.)

    I'm now 5-2-2 after 9 games, but my user rating actually went up by playing to a draw since the guy I played against had a higher starting rating than I did.

    We should try playing each other sometime.

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    Originally posted by Happy Pappy:
    Only problem was you occassionaly got people who'd start the room, invite you in, realize they were losing and then kick you out.

    I never cared too much for my ranking, but that was just the asshole thing to do.

    Though, it didn't happen often.
    I think that is how it used to work, but I'm pretty sure Yahoo! has fixed it so that the "Boot" function will not work in a rated game.

    Can JMJ or someone else here back me up on this?

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    if the game is rated, you cannot boot anyone

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    Originally posted by UnleashVH:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Happy Pappy:
    Only problem was you occassionaly got people who'd start the room, invite you in, realize they were losing and then kick you out.

    I never cared too much for my ranking, but that was just the asshole thing to do.

    Though, it didn't happen often.
    I think that is how it used to work, but I'm pretty sure Yahoo! has fixed it so that the "Boot" function will not work in a rated game.

    Can JMJ or someone else here back me up on this?
    </font>[/QUOTE]You are absolutely right, amigo! Can't kick someone off a rated game. BTW, I play yahoo chess, too!!
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