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    • Etiquette

      Here are some rules of etiquette I have for online chess: 1. If both opponents are from English speaking countries and the loser says gg, then the winner should reply gg.  To not do so is a sign of disrespect.  If the winner says gg, the loser ... | Read More

      • ppd
      • | Dec 11, 2012
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      • | 4 comments
    • Notation 2

      I have been reading some chess stuff in algebraic and can now reasonably handle that.  I still prefer descriptive!  One way that descriptive shines over algebraic is in the use of concepts.  For example, in descriptive I can talk about the idea... | Read More

      • ppd
      • | Nov 4, 2012
      • | 403 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Notation

      I use descriptive notation.  Algebraic notation is pretty confusing.  I can figure it out a lot of times though if I count ranks and files.  If you know both, it's much easier for me to use descriptive.  Thanks! | Read More

      • ppd
      • | Jul 30, 2009
      • | 294 views
      • | 0 comments