JCC Chess Discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth_wanderguard, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. cipe Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 1
    He should have cut the chess board in half first.
  2. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 26, 2001
    star 6
    Count me in with the 'love it but not very good... played on and off all my life' crowd.

    When I do play, it's with the TV on or in between playing with the kids so I tend to make a dumb mistake at some point which costs me the game if I'm playing anyone decent at all.

    I think it's an endlessly fascinating game though and good mental exercise.
  3. facebook Jedi Master

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    Oct 16, 2012
    I know how to play chess, but I'm not that good. The only one I can really beat is the computer on easy.
  4. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    sounds about right


    :p
    Last edited by TheGuardianofArlon, Oct 16, 2012
  5. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    We should all try to play online against each other. We can create a club called the Mediocre Enthusiasts.:p
    TheGuardianofArlon likes this.
  6. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Nov 21, 2002
    star 8
    I played in a couple of chess championships when I was a pre-teen, and even won a trophy once, but I've always been a mediocre player. It's just that my opponents were even worse. :p
  7. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2004
    star 4
    I also won a chess championship once, in secondary school, or junior high to you Americans. The participants were all mediocre, including me.
    Last edited by ViolentVioletMenace, Oct 17, 2012
  8. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 1999
    star 7
    I've beaten everyone I've ever played in chess. That includes my father, who taught me the game, my college roommate, my neighbor, and my two sons, whom I taught to play and who keep getting better. But I have no idea what it's like to play someone who really knows the game. I'm sure it's exactly like getting beaten in 5 moves or less.
  9. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 26, 2001
    star 6
    Playing someone who is light years beyond you is a wonderfully humbling experience for sure.
  10. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 1999
    star 7
    I've been beaten countless times by half a dozen different chess programs. That's enough to keep my ego in check.
  11. Darth Morella Force Ghost

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    Apr 5, 2004
    star 6
    My father taught me how to play chess when I was in like junior high or a bit younger. I learned the basics and played a a few times with friends probably until my undergrad years but I've never been good and haven't played in more than 10 years. It would be neat to become good at it but I'd rather do other things nowadays.
    Last edited by Darth_Morella, Oct 17, 2012