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Author Topic:   EvC Chess Tournament
Jon
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Message 1 of 108 (632767)
09-10-2011 12:57 AM


Anyone interested in [another] EvC chess tournament?
If so, sign up at Chess.com, post your username, and start playing!
First two people to post their usernames play against each other (second poster sends a challenge to the other member's username).
Once you are in a challenge, the challenger can make a post declaring the game started and who the players are.
I'll start: My username is J0NLEE
Winners play winners; losers play losers. Last one standing is the EvC Chess Grand Master. Ratings don't matter.
Enjoy.
Jon
Edited by Jon, : No reason given.
Edited by Jon, : No reason given.

Love your enemies!

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Phat
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Message 2 of 108 (632782)
09-10-2011 5:24 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Jon
09-10-2011 12:57 AM


Sign In
Chess.com, eh? Might I add that participants should also sign in here so that we know who is playing?

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Jon
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Message 3 of 108 (632809)
09-10-2011 10:20 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Phat
09-10-2011 5:24 AM


Re: Sign In
Might I add that participants should also sign in here so that we know who is playing?
Yup; that's the idea.
Second person to post in the pair creates a challenge to the first; once accepted, they make a post here telling us they are playing.
Are ya in?
Jon

Love your enemies!

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fearandloathing
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Message 4 of 108 (632846)
09-10-2011 5:41 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Jon
09-10-2011 12:57 AM


Give me a few days to brush up, I haven't played a game in at least 7 or 8 years. I am probably much worse than I remember...
My user name is fearandloathing72
AbE... Thanks, it might be nice to play again, none of my friends play and I haven't thought about playing online until now.
Edited by fearandloathing, : No reason given.

"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."
Hunter S. Thompson
Ad astra per aspera
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.

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Omnivorous
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Message 5 of 108 (632850)
09-10-2011 5:49 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Jon
09-10-2011 12:57 AM


In
I'm in--hard to tell who to challenge with the equivocal commitments above.
Whoever it is, take pity on a poor old man, bent and broken by labor.
Omnivorous at chess.com as well.

"The brakes are good and the tires are fair."

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fearandloathing
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Message 6 of 108 (632853)
09-10-2011 6:05 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Omnivorous
09-10-2011 5:49 PM


Re: In
hard to tell who to challenge with the equivocal commitments above.
Let me clear up what I think of my own abilities are...rank amateur at best Most the people I have played have been friends I have taught, well shown how the pieces can be moved. None of them liked it enough to play but a few times, even though one or two had good games.
The only way to get better is to be beaten, I find this as fun as winning, being able to look back and see where you THINK you went wrong is half the fun.
Edited by fearandloathing, : No reason given.

"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."
Hunter S. Thompson
Ad astra per aspera
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.

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Jon
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Message 7 of 108 (632858)
09-10-2011 6:23 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Omnivorous
09-10-2011 5:49 PM


Re: In
Omnivorous at chess.com as well.
You've been challenged.
ABE: Link to our game for all who want to watch:
Chess: J0NLEE vs Omnivorous - Chess.com
Edited by Jon, : No reason given.

Love your enemies!

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Omnivorous
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Message 8 of 108 (632860)
09-10-2011 6:44 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by Jon
09-10-2011 6:23 PM


Re: In
Challenge accepted.

"The brakes are good and the tires are fair."

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Phat
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Message 9 of 108 (632876)
09-10-2011 9:21 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by fearandloathing
09-10-2011 6:05 PM


Re: In
I'll challenge you, Mr. Fear and Loathing

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Jon
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Message 10 of 108 (632878)
09-10-2011 9:50 PM


Well Versed in Chess
The Royals gathered one by one,
From far away did many come.
Kings brought queens and queens brought kings;
And little boys the bishop brings.
He laid them out. At four apiece,
To total eight; each on a leash.
Between the mighty castle walls,
Stepped forth the horses from their stalls.
And all were suited rank and file;
To stand their ground but for a while.
For naught could match the white king's greed.
Who first set charging on his steed.
Thus tumult struck each embassy,
As wars broke out at EvC.

Love your enemies!

  
Phat
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From: Denver,Colorado USA
Joined: 12-30-2003


Message 11 of 108 (632946)
09-11-2011 12:22 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Omnivorous
09-10-2011 5:49 PM


Re: In
I remember how good of a chess player you are, Omni. You may be a bit older and weaker physically than in the strong days of youth, but your mind is as sharp as ever!

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Omnivorous
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Message 12 of 108 (632948)
09-11-2011 12:34 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by Phat
09-11-2011 12:22 PM


Re: In
Phat, if you put my mind on the edge of a razor blade, it would look like a BB rolling down a six-lane highway...
But thanks for the vote of confidence.
We have a few extremely good players here. I hope they'll join in and humble us all--it's the only way to improve.

"The brakes are good and the tires are fair."

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Phat
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Message 13 of 108 (633101)
09-12-2011 1:15 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by fearandloathing
09-10-2011 6:05 PM


Chess Challenge
I challenged you.
Just a moment...

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fearandloathing
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Posts: 990
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Message 14 of 108 (633104)
09-12-2011 1:26 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Phat
09-12-2011 1:15 PM


Re: Chess Challenge
I accept. Be warned you will not find it much of a challenge to beat me.
Sorry I didn't respond sooner, slipped my mind, I was in the process of posting pointless drivel when you originally challenged me.
I haven't used chess.com before so I am not sure how it works, bear with me. I am going to practice a game or 3 shortly and then we can get to it.
AbE... Seems pretty straight forward place to play, I will be starting our game soon.
Thanks for the reminder.
Edited by fearandloathing, : No reason given.

"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."
Hunter S. Thompson
Ad astra per aspera
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.

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caffeine
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From: Prague, Czech Republic
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Message 15 of 108 (633265)
09-13-2011 11:18 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Jon
09-10-2011 12:57 AM


Hooray - chess! If I remember rightly, didn't the last tournament kind of peter out after about half of the games were won on time?
I just joined as caffeine-evc, because I'm not very imaginative. Who should I be challenging?

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