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JCC Chess Discussion

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

  1. cipe

    cipe Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Sep 2, 2012
    He should have cut the chess board in half first.
     
  2. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Feb 26, 2001
    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

    facebook Jedi Knight

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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

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 26, 2007
    sounds about right


    :p
     
  5. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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    Jun 2, 2007
    We should all try to play online against each other. We can create a club called the Mediocre Enthusiasts.:p
     
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  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
    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

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Aug 11, 2004
    I also won a chess championship once, in secondary school, or junior high to you Americans. The participants were all mediocre, including me.
     
  8. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mar 19, 1999
    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

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Feb 26, 2001
    Playing someone who is light years beyond you is a wonderfully humbling experience for sure.
     
  10. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mar 19, 1999
    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

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 5, 2004
    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.