Debate: What to call "Online Chess"...

  • #1141

    Nope, the bar had no sake. It is a wine bar representing two local wineries. This weekend, due to Mother's Day and the one-year anniversary of the wine bar's opening, marks the official release on one winery's 2007 Bordeaux blend and the other's 2009 Merlot. Last night, they had live music as they do every Friday. Our friend, Maxie Ray Mills was playing with three fellow musicians.

  • #1142
    Elizabeth_Catherine wrote:
    Ziryab wrote:

    Nope, the bar had no sake. It is a wine bar representing two local wineries. This weekend, due to Mother's Day and the one-year anniversary of the wine bar's opening, marks the official release on one winery's 2007 Bordeaux blend and the other's 2009 Merlot. Last night, they had live music as they do every Friday. Our friend, Maxie Ray Mills was playing with three fellow musicians.

    Yeah right like If I care what is going on there I agree with chess_kebabs! :b

    You're too young to drink sake from what I can tell.

  • #1143

    "Hesitation Chess" might have been mentioned already.

  • #1144

    Almost 1200 posts! This must be the biggest mass debate in history!

  • #1145

    In chess history!

  • #1146
    DrSpudnik wrote:

    Almost 1200 posts! This must be the biggest mass debate in history!

    There's very little debate, however. The debates between the followers of Trotsky and of Stalin were real debates, and involved many thousands of people.

    As history, what happens here is insigificant. 

  • #1147
    winerkleiner wrote:

    In chess history!

    The debates between those who think Fischer was the greatest player in history, the advocates of Kasparov, and the few who actually comprehend the powers of Alekhine has been are far larger debate in numbers of participants, quantity of views, and qualitative differences between the responses.

  • #1148
    Ziryab wrote:
    winerkleiner wrote:

    In chess history!

    The debates between those who think Fischer was the greatest player in history, the advocates of Kasparov, and the few who actually comprehend the powers of Alekhine has been are far larger debate in numbers of participants, quantity of views, and qualitative differences between the responses.

    I know, I just wanted the debate here to keep going, I'm a troll.

  • #1149

    Re: Comment #1200. Whether the biggest or not, certainly the most inane.

  • #1150

    CUL8R (See You Later) Chess

    Sooner or Later Chess

  • #1151
    Ziryab wrote:

    Yesterday, I was introduced to another chess player by a mutual friend in a bar that she owns. In talking about the sort of chess that he plays online, we hit upon "slow chess" as a clear description of a game with three days per move. The conversation ran into no roadblocks. He had heard of chess.com, but plays correspondence chess elsewhere.

    Similar conversations in the past always run up against confusion when the term "online chess" is used to name correspondence chess played through a server or website. 

    About every 200 posts there is a breath of sanity in this thread.  Thank you.

  • #1152
    Ziryab wrote:
    DrSpudnik wrote:

    Almost 1200 posts! This must be the biggest mass debate in history!

    There's very little debate, however. The debates between the followers of Trotsky and of Stalin were real debates, and involved many thousands of people.

    As history, what happens here is insigificant. 

    Indeed.  But mostly these debates were about "One Step Forward and Two Steps Back."  They are still fighting over that cadaver, and what he said.

    A fair number of Trots remain in France, and even NYC.  The new French President, Hollande, apparently had some connections too.

    On balance, however, Stalin's thugs kinda got the better of them.

    An interesting article in the Washinton Post, from about a month ago, details the genealogy of one of the Officials from the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    Turns out this official (a woman) is Trotsky's grandaughter.  The article also talks about his grandson.  Another big success story.  Very bright family, all around. 

  • #1153

    lol Mother-in-law.. some of those were very funny.. Laughing

  • #1154

    Vacation Chess.

    (This name would encourage players to take vacations - who might not otherwise do so!)

    The only anomaly is when you play non-vacation vacation chess (i.e. in a non-vacation tournament).

  • #1155

    More vacation time would be nice because the free Wi-fi in hotels is often spotty.

  • #1156
    Ziryab wrote:
    winerkleiner wrote:

    In chess history!

    The debates between those who think Fischer was the greatest player in history, the advocates of Kasparov, and the few who actually comprehend the powers of Alekhine has been are far larger debate in numbers of participants, quantity of views, and qualitative differences between the responses.

    Not a mass debate?! I should know a mass debate when I see one! I have experience with mass debating for decades, and I must attest that this has all the elements of a mass debate! This is nothing BUT mass debating!

  • #1157
    chess_kebabs wrote:

    lol Mother-in-law.. some of those were very funny.. 

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  • #1158

    P.S.  Erik, message me privately with your offers re $ per slogan.  I'm open to (reasonable) negotiations. Wink Money mouth  Sincerely, MIL

  • #1159
    motherinlaw wrote:

    P.S.  Erik, message me privately with your offers re $ per slogan.  I'm open to (reasonable) negotiations.    Sincerely, MIL

    I'm sure Erik has messaged you by now MIL with an offer too good to refuse!!

    If you haven't Erik, WHY NOT!!!! Surprised

  • #1160

    Was trying to pick a favourite MIL, but it's too hard...

    Will keep trying... 

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