Do you play chess?

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    Mar 07, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    I was just curious how many people here on RJ appreciate a good game of chess?

    I haven't played for almost six months now, and then my cognitive science professor brought it up to discuss learning models.

    Now I feel like getting back into it again, it is good exercise for the mind.

    So how about it, anyone?

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    Mar 07, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    I use to play chess a lot while in college. Now I am luckly if I play a few times a year.
  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 07, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    phemt saidI use to play chess a lot while in college. Now I am luckly if I play a few times a year.
    Same here. More into video games when I get the chance:

    Empire: Total War
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    Mar 07, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    yup, if you have an iphone we can play online. Or on any other chess server icon_razz.gif
  • calibro

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    Mar 07, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Chess nerd at heart icon_eek.gif (I heart the Sicilian defense)
  • EricLA

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    Mar 07, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    I used to play Chess a lot. I haven't in a long time. I miss it.
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    Mar 07, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    THe Horsies make a "L" icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 07, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    I was on the chess team. I don't play chess, I demolish others at chess.

    However, when I play with kids, I tell them all my strategies as I am going to do them. They learn chess and feel great when they do a move that surprises me. Oh the joys of tricking your shrink.
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    Mar 07, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    i used to play a LOT of chess as a kid. loved it.
    i remeber wondering why the queen did all the work and king sat pretty.
    i cant remember the last time i played it though.
    guys that play chess suddenly become more attractive.
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    Mar 07, 2009 9:03 AM GMT
    Have enjoyed playing Chess since 7th grade. Never actually learned all the various moves and stratagies, mostly play by ear lol. Probably why my best bud wins so often lol. I even downloaded the Chess Master on XBOX live to my 360, and found that NOONE plays on those servers. *cry*
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    Mar 07, 2009 9:12 AM GMT
    Yes I do .. winning a shess game is a huge dose of pride for me ..

    I prefer to play against humans not computers (so I can see the look on their faces when they lose.. icon_wink.gif ) but very few here know this game ..
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    Mar 07, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    I played chess a lot when I was younger. I hadn't in several years until I got a new computer with Vista and chess titans on it, and now I play all the time.
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    Mar 07, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    I play against the computer often. I'm not great at it, but at least i can Ctrl-Z and undo my last move if i lose a piece. I have won a few games against people who rarley play and,yes, it is a huge ego booster! If your not all that good hit me up and we will play a game icon_twisted.gif
  • CAtoFL

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    Mar 07, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    I love chess, but like most on here haven't kept up with it. At one time, I was a USCF tournament director.

    If anyone has an iPhone, I think the app "Glaurung" gives a really good game! Check it!
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    Mar 07, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    i LOVE chess!!
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    Mar 07, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
    Yes. Used to play a lot too when I was younger. One of my uncles is a cripple (something degenerative) and his favorite pastime was chess. He taught me everything I know. But I always lose. I'm too impulsive. icon_neutral.gif

    I play very nicely for a bit. And then ALWAYS make the mistake of making that very bad move just because I felt like it.

    That said, I haven't played a game since mid high school!!!
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    Mar 07, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    Sedative saidYes. Used to play a lot too when I was younger. One of my uncles is a cripple (something degenerative) and his favorite pastime was chess. He taught me everything I know. But I always lose. I'm too impulsive. icon_neutral.gif

    I play very nicely for a bit. And then ALWAYS make the mistake of making that very bad move just because I felt like it.

    That said, I haven't played a game since mid high school!!!


    I challenge you to a game of chess.

    The stakes are a cookie.

    Do you accept?icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 07, 2009 8:03 PM GMT
    I used to play chess long ago, but now not really. I should get back to it. Great mind game. Other mind games I like to play are several on the DS Nintendo such as: Phoenix Wright, Professor Layton, and Brain Age.icon_idea.gif
    Guess puzzles and mysteries to solve are my forte~icon_exclaim.gif
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    Mar 07, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    surfsdown said
    Sedative saidYes. Used to play a lot too when I was younger. One of my uncles is a cripple (something degenerative) and his favorite pastime was chess. He taught me everything I know. But I always lose. I'm too impulsive. icon_neutral.gif

    I play very nicely for a bit. And then ALWAYS make the mistake of making that very bad move just because I felt like it.

    That said, I haven't played a game since mid high school!!!


    I challenge you to a game of chess.

    The stakes are a cookie.

    Do you accept?icon_twisted.gif


    No! No way am I going to take any chance that involves losing cookies. plurblubrptppt! icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 07, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    Sedative said
    surfsdown said
    Sedative saidYes. Used to play a lot too when I was younger. One of my uncles is a cripple (something degenerative) and his favorite pastime was chess. He taught me everything I know. But I always lose. I'm too impulsive. icon_neutral.gif

    I play very nicely for a bit. And then ALWAYS make the mistake of making that very bad move just because I felt like it.

    That said, I haven't played a game since mid high school!!!


    I challenge you to a game of chess.

    The stakes are a cookie.

    Do you accept?icon_twisted.gif


    No! No way am I going to take any chance that involves losing cookies. plurblubrptppt! icon_razz.gif


    That makes no sense...you don't really have a net loss icon_razz.gif you can ONLY GAIN!
  • auryn

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    Mar 07, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    I play chess on www.redhotpawn.com.
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    Mar 07, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    I have two iPhone applications of chess, one that I play with others, and one I play the computer, I am a fast player (I lose alot) so I can't stand the one where I play other people and they don't move for 15 hrs., so while I wait I play a game o 30 with the computer icon_smile.gif

    P.S. I love my iPhone!
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    Mar 07, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    Lawson, I would be your chess player any day icon_biggrin.gif, sadly, no i-phone here icon_cry.gif, but they are pretty cool
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    Mar 07, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    pecfan saidLawson, I would be your chess player any day icon_biggrin.gif, sadly, no i-phone here icon_cry.gif, but they are pretty cool


    They are cool. I just don't know what I would do with it icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 08, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    who is up for joining www.redhotpawn.com. with me and playing some chess?