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Guy
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Re: Chess

Post by 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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1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
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Re: Chess

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:51 am

Greetings,

We now have our first game going!

Chess Match 1 - Dan74 v Guy
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2519" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:geek:

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Retro. :)
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Re: Chess

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Chess

Post by 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

Post by DNS » 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

Post by 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

Post by Dan74 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:51 am

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

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