15337 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
This is probably old hat for many, however....What are the next three (or four or five or six) letters in this series?o,t,t,f,f,s,s,e,n,t,e,t,
And -of course- why? (Results in 24hours.)
I have an idea, but I dont understand the 'o' and the last 'e'
I take it for granted that it has nothing to do with a language, like e.g. English, like "otb" "aso" "omg"...
That's English ?!
The interest is so underwhelming that if I was caged I'd now be legs-up on the floor...
I still dont get the o and e
o???? twelve, thirteen.....nineteen, twenty e?????
one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve.
After a while I find it funny because of what happens to the series:
rooperi... what can I say? Although we both may be 'RodriguezOriginals' and possibly understand Cricket and Rugby and Colonial Cannon-Fodder but can I help it if you cant see the 'bush for the kokerbooms' ?!
kapabl was the first correct: his modest response was a credit to him!One, two, three...thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, etc... all the way and forever and ever. A surprising number of clever folk miss it, even though its the most basic of all arithmetical series. A case of not seeing the wood for the trees ?When I first saw it, I abandoned it after five minutes and then got it immediately the next morning: 'sleeping on it' so often really does work.
Timbeau in post 5 wonders what is English, like OTB --- and I wondered why O-T-T-F and so on might be abbreviations of English words, like done a lot, as there is OMG, OTB, ATM, IMO, BTW, OFC, LOL, DIY --- and more. English is not my native tongue and I often wonder what something means, so BTW, lets try to keep all forums readable for everybody !
Sorry RomyGer, I thought I'd already responded to this...
Just the way it is, I guess mate. To have specified 'words' would have given it away even more easily. Why not do some in Dutch maybe? In fact you speak Dutch and English a million times better than I do just Dutch and would enjoy an even more unfair advatage.
Any future series will -I hope- be language-neutral.
by e4exclusive a few minutes ago
by GiBo2014 7 minutes ago
8/27/2016 - Alexander Hildebrand, Springaren, 1951
by Nutflush 7 minutes ago
by easonw 10 minutes ago
2826-4000 Worst Things To Do While Playing Chess
by rubenmeijerink 12 minutes ago
the lag recovery on this site is horrendous
by kaynight 36 minutes ago
Playing Black. Where did I first go Wrong?
by SupremeRule 38 minutes ago
Why not win with Kinght + Bishop?
by Arisktotle 40 minutes ago
by Albutdunfer 41 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!