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Online chess anyone?

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posted on May, 1 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Thanks for your kind reply.

The half game is better for me. It's plenty complex but not something one has to think 10 moves ahead about. For one, you can't--not knowing what each upside down piece yet unturned is.

Each game STARTS differently because of the randomizing of upside down pieces. I like that, too.

I saw the rules once on a major chess board. I don't recall which one it is. I can beat all but about 5% of Taipei college students--if those I tried are any clue.




posted on May, 1 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

You've got me interested in this half chess, I've had a quick search but you're right, online games seem to be hard to find.
Join the western chess and have a game with me, I am pretty crap at it to be fair, make stupid mistakes all the time so you could be surprised!



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: TNMockingbird

chat function doesn't work for me.. it briefly shows up then it goes away and is filled with an add unfortunately

That's a pity, but we've got ATS so I'll say here I'm enjoying our interesting game so far, but I wonder do you have a secret master plan thinking 10 moves ahead and I'm really screwed but don't realise it yet?!



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I'll answer as I have been playing him for days.

YES!

He does!

LOL




posted on May, 1 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Lol, I'm feeling a bit more confident but I'm thinking Tech is a proper shark and I'm heading for an unexpected fall!



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Oh he's got me!

Is it possible to come back with only pawns?

Bahahaha!!!!

I'm screwed!




posted on May, 1 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Knight jumps queen.



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: grainofsand

Oh he's got me!

Is it possible to come back with only pawns?

Bahahaha!!!!

I'm screwed!



Haha! If you can turn one of those pawns into a queen again then you might have a chance!



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

NO chance for promotion I'm afraid!




posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

I try to play with the philosophy that there is always hope.



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

...or scrape a stalemate lol



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: TNMockingbird

Knight jumps queen.


Queen was disappointed and went back to online pawn



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

i need to run an ad blocker chat is intermittent..
edit on 1-5-2016 by TechniXcality because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

Ah that's cool, or not lol, it's the game that matters though...I'm feeling way more confident right now, and not just because of the southern comfort haha



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

BBS well done on the bishop check



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

Cheers bud but I'm a bit concerned as I see how you can do me in a few moves...I'm thinking really hard right now how to deal with your threat!



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Thanks for your kind reply

I essentially more or less swore off Western and full game of Chinese chess decades ago.

They are just toooo exasperatingly frustrating and tedious for me to be fun. I do not have ANY fun with them. Sorry.

The half game--I lost 99% for most of a year. But it taught me patience more than a lot of things. There's often a time in some games when, after 6-8 moves, the loser can pretty well guess he's going to lose and there's nothing at all he can do about it. Patience.

Now, at a park in Taipei . . . after the first game with me, most of the old codgers won't play me. It's toooo insulting in that culture for a barbarian to beat them at their own game. LOL.

It's a fun one.



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Ah it's exciting!
Right now I'm in a game with a member and he is giving me the proper runaround!
It has gone from confident to worry back to hopeful confidence and has been interesting every move.
So much thinking with chess, I'm not very good but I love playing it so please do sign up and challenge me or the other ATS members.
It's nice to play a game and forget debating the # out of each other sometimes.



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Thanks for your kind invite. I appreciate the thoughtfulness.

At my age, I've started doing only the things I enjoy--whenever possible. Being retired, that's quite a bit.



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Lol understood

If anyone else fancies a game though please do sign up, I've already attracted another ATS challenger in the last few minutes so if you like the game get involved.
ATS chess club, I'm loving it!



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