Stuff Non-Chess Players Say


  • 5 days ago · Quote · #6161

    akafett

    OK. I'm going to the club on Monday (pool side) so I'll probably have some funny anecdote to share.

    But, at this moment I would like honest opinions about a decision I made in a game I recently finished (won). At the end game, I was ahead a 2 points in material (2 Rs vs. R-N). I decided to simplify and trade both of my Rs for my opponent's Rook and Knight in favor of a 1 pawn advantage. Now I am curious to know how many other players at various skill levels would have done the same or played differently.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6162

    dragonair234

    I was at a chess event the other day and I heard a few funny things. It was a blindfold chess simul with a grandmaster that took place in public, so others could observe, including me. 

     

    *person walks up to event* I'm already bored. *leaves*

    *person walks by event* I can't even play with two eyes open! *walks away*

    *person walks by event* *in a whisper* Chess! *leaves* 

     

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6163

    dragonair234

    @ aka

    22.Ng6 I'm surprised they let white's knight in that far! 56...Ke7? Black should have wanted to fight white for that g8 square. 

    About trading off white's rook at the end: I don't see black's knight as an imminent threat to trade it for a rook. Yeah, black's knight is protected by a center pawn and white's rook is not on a strong square, but wouldn't it remain that a rook is still stronger if you move it to a more optimum square? Although maybe I'm missing something a higher rated player would see (; 

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6164

    Ashvapathi

    True incident: Someone once asked me, "Is it legal to castle on the queen side also?!!"

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6165

    dragonair234

    Ashvapathi wrote:

    True incident: Someone once asked me, "Is it legal to castle on the queen side also?!!"

    A kid I played a game of chess with tried to castle with the king and bishop. I guess that means I didn't explain castling thoroughly enough. lol >< 

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6166

    akafett

    Dragon: The reason I saw black's Knight a threat was because black did have a way of getting that Knight to the Q-side pawns and eating them up (unless I totally saw that incorrectly). So, I decided to eliminate all pieces (being 1 pawn worth up anyway) and have him outnumbered by one pawn in the end. I was confident I could promote that pawn and that it would have lead to quicker mate.

    Now, having said all that, I could be completely wrong in my thinking/calculating/planning. And I would really like to know if what I did (R for N trade) warrants a big face palm. That's why I am going to get various opinions.

    Oh, and I want to show the first game against this opponent. I think I played horribly. I lost.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6167

    akafett

    I've seen people play thinking the Knight captures what ever it jumps over and lands on. That's one deadly piece!

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6168

    AussieRookie

    Can I castle Kingside, then if I get in trouble, castle Queenside to get out of it ?

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6169

    Ashvapathi

    Neslanovac wrote:

    Wife's girlfriend walks in while I was going throe the game on board.

    Whats wrong with him, he is playing with him self!?

    No ,I am not. I am going throe some game.

    Realy, I toot chess is played by two people, not one.

    Yes ,it is but I am going throe some game.

    But, chess is a game for two, are you O.K.

    Yes, I am but...

    This was hilarious.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6170

    dragonair234

    My friend wanted to confirm with me that the knight is the only piece that can jump over other pieces nervous.png

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6171

    dragonair234

    akafett wrote:

    I've seen people play thinking the Knight captures what ever it jumps over and lands on. That's one deadly piece!

    If it dropped missiles 

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6172

    dragonair234

    AussieRookie wrote:

    Can I castle Kingside, then if I get in trouble, castle Queenside to get out of it ?

    lol!!!

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #6173

    AussieRookie

    These horsey things are givin' me 'ell - can't I just move 'em straight ?

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #6174

    akafett

    dragonair234 wrote:
    akafett wrote:

    I've seen people play thinking the Knight captures what ever it jumps over and lands on. That's one deadly piece!

    If it dropped missiles 

    You don't mean........ "horse bombs".........do you, dragon? shock.png

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #6175

    dragonair234

    akafett wrote:
    dragonair234 wrote:
    akafett wrote:

    I've seen people play thinking the Knight captures what ever it jumps over and lands on. That's one deadly piece!

    If it dropped missiles 

    You don't mean........ "horse bombs".........do you, dragon?

    haha ew tongue.png 


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