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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 President: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov) PS sorry for the random change of font. Chess.com makes it a challenge to copy/paste sources.
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
dragon, you seem to get bumped more than anyone I know.
Haha thanks :)
"Chess is boring"
Or "Iv'e never played chess,it's too boring".
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"
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?
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.
Was that a little "poof" or are we talking mushroom cloud? I don't see any smoke, so.....
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.
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.
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.
"Chess? Not bad for time pass."
@ camber. That's possible I guess. But what a disappointment. I thought I was playing a stronger player and defeating him. Oh, well.
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!
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