When You're at a Group Activity and Someone Pulls Out a Chess Set. How DO You Win?

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    May 29, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
    I recently learned there are methods to winning:

    - Rook/Castle players (does he have a rook game?)
    - Bishop players (does he have a bishop game?)
    - Knight players (does he have a knight game?)
    - Pawn players (does he give away pieces because he knows he can march pawns to the other side?)
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    May 29, 2015 8:04 PM GMT
    Then, there's the agenda of play.

    1. Make moves so the back row can have breathing space to move.
    2. Make moves to build a fortress for one's king.

    What are the best pieces for a king fortress?

    Should the king fortress be on the back row of your board?

    3. How do you launch an attack? Should you be a defensive player? When do you convert from defense to offense?

    4. How many opponent pawns should you capture? How many pawns can you afford to lose. What second row pieces should you expect to sacrifice?
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    May 29, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidI recently learned there are methods to winning:

    - Rook/Castle players (does he have a rook game?)
    - Bishop players (does he have a bishop game?)
    - Knight players (does he have a knight game?)
    - Pawn players (does he give away pieces because he knows he can march pawns to the other side?)


    If I have a Bishop game, should I be ready to sacrifice pieces in this order?

    1 Pawn
    2 Knight
    3 Rook
    4 Bishop
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    May 29, 2015 8:10 PM GMT
    What is the personality of my Queen in my style of play?

    What should she go after and when?

    Should she really lead the offensive charge? (Probably not given traditional gender roles.)

    Shouldn't the knights lead the charges?

    Should the knights join forces and be on the same side of the board if one is going to attack from that side?
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    May 29, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
    How to Play Chess in an amazon.com search yields this impressive feedback: 203 reviews

    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
    by Murray Chandler
    1998

    There are only two weaknesses one could find in this book. The first is the cover: a work like this should not have the cover of a fifth grade drawing project. The second is the title: it should have been "Fifty Deadly Checkmates You Could Beat Your Dad With". Based on the principle of pattern recognition the author introduces you to fifty checkmate patterns and emphasizes the elements necessary to attain them. From "Anastasia's Mate" to "The Fischer Trap" it does an excellent job depicting the deadly patterns that would lead to mates. But there are no discussions of openings or middle game antics, not to mention the tedious end game struggles. Certainly, pattern recognition plays an important role in chess, but so does elemental principles of positional and tactical plays, of which this book shows only few examples. Taken together, these checkmates reinforce principles such as the value of the defensive f-pawn and the beauty of seemingly senseless decoy sacrifices. But students of elemental principles of sound chess may find this book somewhat disappointing.
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    May 29, 2015 8:17 PM GMT
    This one has a good table of contents:


    Chess: Conquer your Friends with 8 Easy Principles: A Cheat Sheet for Casual Players and Post-Beginners (The Skill Artist's Guide) (Volume 1) Paperback – February 2, 2015
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    May 29, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
    This looks interesting:


    Tactics Time!: 1001 Chess Tactics from the Games of Everyday Chess Players Paperback – December 7, 2013
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    May 29, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    This one addresses the beginning of the agenda of a chess game.


    How to Play the Chess Openings (Dover Chess) Paperback – June 1, 1971
    by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (Author)
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    May 29, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
    If I'm at a group "activity" and someone pulls out a chess set, I'll say "put that shit away and get back on your bike." icon_lol.gif
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    May 30, 2015 7:40 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidThis one addresses the beginning of the agenda of a chess game.


    How to Play the Chess Openings (Dover Chess) Paperback – June 1, 1971
    by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (Author)


    Ah, there is also this:


    How to Play Chess Endings (Dover Chess) Paperback – February 1, 2012
    by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (Author)
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    May 31, 2015 8:02 AM GMT
    'When You're at a Group Activity and Someone Pulls Out a Chess Set. How DO You Win?'

    You beat then over the head with the chase board and then mutter 'Yathzee...'
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    Jun 02, 2015 3:08 AM GMT
    www.chesshouse.com
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    Jun 02, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidwww.chesshouse.com


    E100c-2T.jpg

    http://www.chesshouse.com/Basic_Club_Chess_Set_p/e100c.htm
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    Jun 02, 2015 7:40 AM GMT
    I love chess! Its just the best!

    Depending on what your favorite pieces in the game are, there exist different "openings". That way you can get your favorites out and use them to your advantage. Plus there are easy win openings/play (look up something called the "Scholars Mate").

    Depending on your play, and how long and drawn out it is, you kind of assess what you need to win as you go. You can never win if its just your King+ your single knight or single bishop vs opponents Single King. Thats a stalemate.

    I could go on as its just an excellent game! If any of yall have yahoo, we could play online Woot woot!

    *geekdom has now concluded*