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Almost 1200 posts! This must be the biggest mass debate in history!
In chess 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.
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.
Re: Comment #1200. Whether the biggest or not, certainly the most inane.
CUL8R (See You Later) Chess
Sooner or Later Chess
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.
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.
lol Mother-in-law.. some of those were very funny..
(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).
More vacation time would be nice because the free Wi-fi in hotels is often spotty.
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!
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I'm sure Erik has messaged you by now MIL with an offer too good to refuse!!
If you haven't Erik, WHY NOT!!!!
Was trying to pick a favourite MIL, but it's too hard...
Will keep trying...
Stop the presses Erik, I got the name to sum up this thread and to end this debate, just call it "Debate Chess"
how about chess extended time or chess XT for short kind of catchy.
Call it "On-Line Chess."
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