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Chess Problems 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Interesting chess facts. anyone have any that they could share with the rest of us?heres one to start it of. Bobby Fischer Lost a game once to a printer when he missed an inbetween move that the printer could make,which won Fischers Queen!! ??? how can a printer play chess??? they just, well, print stuff... Hey--- Someone puts the chess column in the newspaper.87) Interesting Chess Fact... Chess is not won by good moves... Chess is lost by bad… More: chess online
Internet Chess 67 ( +1 | -1 )
What is your favourite opening and why? My favourite opening as white is the Danish Gambit(1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3), this is because you can get excellent attacks early in the game. I like the Sicilian defence(1.e4 c5) as black because it often gives you a good end game position and i think the sicilian is fairly defensive. hmmm i like accepting the queen's gambit because Black always can find "!" moves. I like Caro-Caan defense because the… More: backgammon online
Online Chess 106 ( +1 | -1 )
Caro-kann advance variation I've been playing the caro-kann variation as black lately and I'm having trouble handling the advance variation. What are the main ideas in the advance variation for black? What is the best defense against it? I have studied this variation in great detail. I have also tried the suspect move 3...c5!?, which has scored quite well in practise. The bad thing with the move is of course that the bishop on c8 very often… More: online chess
Play Live Chess 145 ( +1 | -1 )
Baffled by unsportsmanlike behaviour Fortunately I've not ran into much unsportsmanlike behaviour here on gameknot, but an on-going, soon-to-end game of mine got me thinking about bad sportsmanship, and the reasons behind it. My opponent made a mistake which gave me a forced mate opportunity. Now it's mate in one, and apparently my opponent has just decided to wait it out instead of moving or ending the game with a graceful resignation. Less… More: backgammon online
2 Player Chess 184 ( +1 | -1 )
how far you can go...? my quistion here is..how far you can go with your rating and improve your chess without studing it..? frankly i think anyone can be expert, professional and even grand master in chess if he just uses his brain and tries to figure out what is the best move for each position..i mean i find that studing the openings for example is useless and doesn`t improve your chess... so what you people think.? Highly Unlikely OTB: Pretty… More: chess history
Ultimate Chess 223 ( +1 | -1 )
Finding plans in the middlegame Even a cursory glance at my ongoing games will demonstrate that I start well (I've got a narrow but sound and fairly aggressive opening repertoire) then... sort of... tail... off to nothi--. What I need to know is: where can I find a middlegame plan? If the opening goes well but then loses momentum, and black and white have gained a kind of near-equality in time, force and position, where do I find my plan then? … More: correspondence chess
Chess Strategy 262 ( +1 | -1 )
Draw by threefold repitition ?? I thought I knew what it was, but what I THOUGHT it was happened in one of my games, and it was not a draw. I will not post the link because that game is not over yet, but can someone tell me what draw by threefold repitition means? Thank you Just checked the game to which I think you refer. It seems that you were still in a position to castle when you first moved the king...that position cannot count. The relevant play chess online…
Chess Flash 301 ( +1 | -1 )
Medieval Chess I am currently looking into chess in the medieval period (approx 500AD - 1500AD)as a university research project. I would be grateful for any suggestions for reputable books, websites etc. you may know. There is a lot of information out there, (much of it useless!) so if it can be narrowed down a little it would help immensely. One interesting point I have noticed so far is that in paintings of chess games of the period, the board play chess online…
Chess Game 340 ( +1 | -1 )
owen's defence? 1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 Any advice? Jump for joy as white Resign as black :) Seriously My database gives black under a 40% chance of victoruy, about 8% less than any solid opening. I would NEVER use this opening. I play Owen's in blitz online. And it does very well in games of 10 min or less. Cant say ive tried it in a longer one. Supposedly WT is supposed to have a very strong game in the "Three Pawn Attack" (e4/d4/c4). That is play chess online…
How To Play Chess 379 ( +1 | -1 )
Something sharp and double edged Throughout my chess career as black i've played the sicilian kan, and the nimzo indian, to white's two main openings. I want to change this, partly just for the sake of change, and also because my opponents otb are now catching on to what im playing and can prepare. I'm looking for something double edged and sharp, against e4, that's why I really liked the sicilian kan, give black good play and many player's don't play chess online…
Online Chess Games 418 ( +1 | -1 )
Cancel game after opening? I was recently challenged by a rather high ranked player (1600+) and accepted the challenge. I thought this to be a sporting opportunity, and since my rating is only 1250+, thought I might learn something (while losing, of course). I won't mention the player's login, since I feel that what I encountered was a very cheap tactic. The challenger was white, and we completed the first move e4,e5. The challenger then moved play chess online…
Chess Online 457 ( +1 | -1 )
Opening books There are many books you can find with a particular opening variation, like a random example might be the silician nadjorf. I was wondering how do you take advantage or what is the books intention? Is it recommended for people whose opening rep is the nadjorf? Opening books has this disadvantage to ran "out of date" very quickly, since there is constantly is been produced new lines (novelties) in present games. However if ones like play chess online…
Chess Vs Computer 496 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess on US TV Strange but true: game 6 of Kasparov-DJ will be broadcast nationally live on ESPN2 from 3:30-7:00 ET today (Feb 7). Thanks Kepler for the heads up! Would have missed it otherwise. This doesn't happen very often, (especially on TV)so it will be interesting to watch. lhunter oh no! well... too bad i can't see it Is chess a sport? I guess ESPN has resolved this quandry, which has been the subject of previous forum threads. thanks play chess online…
Play Chess Online Against Computer 535 ( +1 | -1 )
POSTAL-players' REUNION ... Before coming to Gameknot (aka 'seeing the light' :)) I played my corr Chess by Postal Mail, and naturally met a lot of good players and good fellows too, in the process. But now with NIKnames (aka handles, or pseudonyms) being so common, its often hard to know just who you have played or not. And even who is onsite with you. I miss being able to chat and play a lot of those met during my Postal Chess days. That is why play chess online…
Chess Rules 574 ( +1 | -1 )
Is this a known gambit? I saw it somewhere, but I forget where. Its seems interesting but a little extreme for my taste. 1. e4 c5 2. d4 c5Xd4 3. c3 d4xc3 4. Bc4? c3xb2 5. Bc6xb2?? Would any one have any games with this opening? it looks something like the Danish Gambit. Hm Not sure what this gambit is called but danish gambit starts with e4 e5 d4 exd etc etc and Bc1xb2 (not Bc6xb2 :)) so I guess it is just a configuration of it. I would play chess online…
Free Chess 613 ( +1 | -1 )
why study openings? I never really studied openings much. This makes players follow moves without understanding the rationale of the postion and fail to grasp potential combis. I just play moves to develop my position, and avoid tactical traps. I'm sure i have played many openings deep into theory this way without knowing it. Hahahahahaha Spot on mate. I study openings a lot! I study Openings a lot. Whenever I, in a game, meets something new to play chess online…
Games Chess 652 ( +1 | -1 )
opening repetoire I see a lot of free programs kicking about , like Bookup etc. which promise to improve your openings by building up your repetoire . Does anybody use this or a similar program and what is their opinion of them . Does an opening repetoire have to be kept in a program ? I always thought a "repetoire" was in your brain/memory . Am I missng something? Bookup and others.. These programs defenetly can improve your chess if used play chess online…