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  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #5581

    dragonair234

    Legitimate question! I wondered too. Apparently there's an International Chess Day because:

    "This day is celebrated globally with professional and amateur chess tournaments, seminars and lectures aimed to promote the most intelligent of all sports. " And here's some history if anyone's out there reading this, lol: "This holiday was initiated by UNESCO in 1966 to commemorate the date of FIDE establishment on the 20th of July 1924 in Paris. Today FIDE embraces 186 national chess federations, 117 of which are recognized by the national Olympic committees of their countries."(Here's the letter today from FIDE's PresidentKirsan Ilyumzhinov) PS sorry for the random change of font. Chess.com makes it a challenge to copy/paste sources. 

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #5582

    dragonair234

    Bumped lol

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #5583

    dragonair234

    findingnemo7 wrote:

    FQAs: "What's the difference between youth and open tournaments?"

    First off, congrats on your admirable rating :) Second, lemme bump this question cause I bumped the last comment – my bad. hehe

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #5584

    akafett

    dragon, you seem to get bumped more than anyone I know.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #5586

    Melvyn-G

    "Chess is boring"

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #5587

    Melvyn-G

    Or  "Iv'e never played chess,it's too boring".

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #5588

    dragonair234

    Lmao. I'll bet it's the ratio of my # of comments to # of comments on a page that makes the frequency of comment bumps greater. Ooooo super nerdy talk. (;

    @findingnemo Welcome! Plus that's an awesome movie. "Wow look at that big butt!" - (Finding Nemo) 😜

    @Melvyn lol yea "chess is boring everyone takes too long to make a move, it's so slow"

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #5589

    akafett

    Hey check out my latest game. The ratings are what they were at the beginning of the tourney. So, do you think this guy played like a 1700?



  • 4 days ago · Quote · #5590

    dragonair234

    After 13.Nxd5 a 1700 rated player should have DEFINITELY foreseen a king check. A knight on the 5th rank is very dangerous for your opponent, and you had TWO knights on that rank after 18.Nf5. 

    Mind blown!

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #5591

    camberfoil

    dragonair234 wrote:

    Mind Blown!

    Poof!

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #5592

    akafett

    camberfoil wrote:

    dragonair234 wrote:

    Mind Blown!

    Poof!

    Was that a little "poof" or are we talking mushroom cloud? I don't see any smoke, so..... Laughing

    Anyway, apparently I wasn't playing a very strong player; his rating is below 1200 now. How he got to 1700, I don't know. And at first I thought I was doing well against a player much stronger than I am.

  • 24 hours ago · Quote · #5593

    dragonair234

    That's odd... makes me wonder why he was 1700 in the first place. Hmmmmm. 

    Wow guys it's already August. Where did summer go? I start school in just a few weeks, LOL. 

  • 21 hours ago · Quote · #5594

    camberfoil

    A friend of mine was signing up for a chess.com account, and could choose his level of expertise. He chose Expert, and his default rating went to 1800 (it went down to 1342 after I kicked his ass). Perhaps it was a situation like that.

  • 20 hours ago · Quote · #5595

    BillPhilip

    "Chess? Not bad for time pass."

  • 20 hours ago · Quote · #5596

    akafett

    @ camber. That's possible I guess. But what a disappointment. I thought I was playing a stronger player and defeating him. Oh, well.

  • 19 hours ago · Quote · #5597

    Bednarek

    Horse, Castle

  • 8 hours ago · Quote · #5598

    dragonair234

    camberfoil wrote:

    A friend of mine was signing up for a chess.com account, and could choose his level of expertise. He chose Expert, and his default rating went to 1800 (it went down to 1342 after I kicked his ass). Perhaps it was a situation like that.

    A default rating sounds like such a bad idea for an online chess site. The rating is quickly going to level out to your skill level anyway. imho!

  • 8 hours ago · Quote · #5599

    dragonair234

    BillPhilip wrote:

    "Chess? Not bad for time pass."

    lol.


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