Stuff Non-Chess Players Say


  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #6121

    akafett

    Non-chesser said to me: Why do you have both sides set on military time?

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #6122

    azbobcat

    zBorris wrote:

    Non-chess player: You spend your weekends on chess?! Doesn't your girlfriend mind?

     

    Chess player: What's a 'girlfriend'?

    LOL!!! But so true.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #6123

    dragonair234

    akafett wrote:

    Non-chesser said to me: Why do you have both sides set on military time?

    Laughing

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #6124

    Badeebadabba

    "In a nutshell, I believe the incredible complexity of Go as compared to Chess is —not— primarily due to the fact that there are more possible (19 x 19) Go-board positions than there are atoms in the visible universe (and the number of possible Chess positions is completely negligible to this).Go is the most fascinating, challenging, profound, ultra simple and ultra complex both at the same time, ultra balanced and detailed, flexible, versatile and most ancient of games. Choosing between Go and Chess is like choosing between living on Earth or on the Moon."

     

     

     
     
  • 10 days ago · Quote · #6125

    Bawker

    Yeah... Go is definitely a great game (and arguably the greatest)... but it's not chess.

     

    I dove way into the Go world for a while, got kinda good at it... but I really missed the dynamic tactical play of chess!  The pins, discovered checks, long combinations, intensive calculations in a difficult position.

     

    Maybe my "Western mind" is more attuned to Chess, I don't know.  What I'm certain of is that I'm a life-long Chess addict, and although Go will continue to have a place in my life and be of interest to me, it just isn't a replacement, and in many ways seems inferior to me. happy.png

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #6126

    egoole

    Badeebadabba wrote:

    "In a nutshell, I believe the incredible complexity of Go as compared to Chess is —not— primarily due to the fact that there are more possible (19 x 19) Go-board positions than there are atoms in the visible universe (and the number of possible Chess positions is completely negligible to this).Go is the most fascinating, challenging, profound, ultra simple and ultra complex both at the same time, ultra balanced and detailed, flexible, versatile and most ancient of games. Choosing between Go and Chess is like choosing between living on Earth or on the Moon."

     

     

     

     
     

    Did a non-chesser say all this.... ? 

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #6127

    akafett

    I'm wondering if Carlsen is losing his edge. He blundered a whole piece to Nakamura. I could be mistaken, but it seems Carlsen's losses are at a higher frequency than previous years.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #6128

    Fancy_Pants_Orange

    Non-chesser: You play a lot of chess, right?

    Me: Nah, I made up my chess rating

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #6129

    akafett

    You made up 1155? C'mon, think big.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #6130

    brumtown

    I hate it when people call it 'chest'.

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #6131

    akafett

    Or when people call pawns "ponds."

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #6132

    McUmber

    what if the Queen's cheating on the King with the bishop? Shouldn't the castles be closer to the two than the bishops?


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