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Scrap the stalemate rule! — I have never felt that the stalemate rule is fair. my reason for this is that before the word checkmate came into the game of chess people would have to physically capture the king before that. Saying checkmate was just saying to your opponent that there is no possible move that they can make to av, play online chess ...
Gambits and Sacrifices — I recently have been messing around with a new opening--e5, d5, then d4. This I believe is called the queen's gambit but I could be wrong. I don't know much about gambits--I haven't had time to read many books--but I would be interested in learning more about them. I don't know the whole sequence, play online chess ...
ratings — Does anyone know how to approximate a 1700 GN rating to USCF rating?
Ron You may approximate it to a USCF CC rating but not OTB. Can someone explain what GN, USCF, OTB stands for ?
CC is correspondence chess, right ?
Thanks in advance :) GN = GameKnot (should be GK)
USCF = US Chess Federati, play online chess ...
grandmasters and sport —
grandmasters can see a large number of moves ahead and large numbers of possible combinations.
In Australia there was recently a game of football - a Grand final - where Manly won 40-0 against Melbourne. Melbourne was tipped to win. It set me thinking as to whether any sports required the sam, play online chess ...
Going Both Ways; Corr. & OTB Chess — Hi All. In another thread SCHNARRE brought up KON GRIVAINIS , which led to comments
from IONADOWMAN and some recollections for me. So here we are.
I WOULD LIKE THIS THREAD TO BE RELATED TO PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED OTB CHESS BUT
ALSO POSTAL CHESS OR SOME FORM OF CORRESPONDENCE PLAY, SUCH AS N, play online chess ...
The Games of Robert J. Fischer, Prodigy, GM & WC — This thread started for display and discussion of Bobby Fischer's Chess games. I'm happy to get the ball rolling with an oldie but a goodie: in Fischer's first WC game against Spassky, he plays 29...Bxh2 which, after Spassky's commonsense 30 g3, drops a bishop for two pawns. He goes on to lose, thou, play online chess ...
Puzzle 283 — Ok, the puzzle on the homepage at the time of me writing this (search for puzzle number 283 here: gameknot.com )
White to move, mate in 4. I won't spoil the solution given, as it is brilliant seeming to, play online chess ...
French Defence, What do you play as White. — Hi there,
A question for players who play the French defence as their main opening.
What openings would you play as white ? I know this is dependant on the response by black. Is it a similar setup to the French, or totally unrelated?
What was your thinking in choosing these setups ? ... f, play online chess ...
Can you castle onto an occupied square? — Can you legally castle if your king's target square is occupied by an enemy piece?
I looked up the castling rules on Wikipedia and FIDE, and found nothing to prohibit the king from castling onto an occupied square. I assume the king would capture the enemy piece on the target square just as it, play online chess ...
Unable to move any pieces in any games — Esteemed citizens!
I am unable to move any pieces in any games. My renewal (gold I think) was up for renewal on 30th December, but the note I received suggested that payment had passed smoothly. Please help.
Many, many thanks.
Is there a person or people who can be contacted? Hi! That's stran, play online chess ...
A chess saying... — "White plays to win, black plays to draw."
I don't remember who said it, but it's an interesting thing to talk about.
What do you think? I seems to have been the approach taken by many chess masters, but certainly not all. Judging by the recent World Championship match, Vishy Anand ha, play online chess ...
Medieval Chess — I am currently looking into chess in the medieval period (approx 500AD - 1500AD)as a university research project. I would be grateful for any suggestions for reputable books, websites etc. you may know. There is a lot of information out there, (much of it useless!) so if it can be narrowed down a li, play online chess ...
WCC — Tomorrow the match between Anand and Kramnik starts for the world tittle.
Seems that on GK nobody is busy with it.... or am I wrong?
Say something about it; who do you think will win and why,prognoses and etc.
I think Anand will win,but with only one point ahead.In my opinion Kramnik is not so, play online chess ...
Is there a better interface than Fritz? — Hi all
I've played using Fritz 10, and it's very, very powerful, but I find that the interface is awful. Anyone know of any better chess programs out there that have a nicer interface (even if not technically as good)?
Any advice appreciated.
Jibb I'll second that!... the UI is terri, play online chess ...
Philidor Position? — Recently I studied the Philidor and Lucena Positions. Although the Lucena is straightforward enough, I understand the basics of the Philidor but am not sure about how to apply it in an actual game situation or when exactly it comes up. I just finished this game, and I think that around move 66 I mis, play online chess ...
Vukovic - The Art of the Attack in Chess — In my last OTB tournament game at my local chess club, I was paired against a much stronger player. I was White, playing the Closed Sicilian and had a bit of kingside pressure. I botched the attack and went down in flames.
After looking over the game I decided that the next book I'm going t, play online chess ...
The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings, Reuben Fine — Hi,
In one of his development of the centre game he suggest :
1. e4 e5
2. d4 exd4
3. Qxd4 Nc6
4. Qe3 Nf6
5. Nc3 Be7
6. Bd2 d5
7. exd5 Nxd5
8. Nxd5 Qxd5
9. Ne2 Bg4
10. Nf4 Qd7
11. f3 O-O-O !
12. O-O-O Bf5
Why 11. ... O-O-O ! and why the blacks don't take the bish, play online chess ...
Interesting Positions: — Mine is a Bind the like of which i have not seen before. From a GK blitz game, an essentially correct rememberance of it. (Meaning I think I got it right, or no more and one move out of order anyway) I am black in this one.
1. d4 d5
2. c4 e5
3. cxd5 Qxd5
4. Nc3 Qxd4
5. Qxd4 exd4
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R v 4 pawns — Which do you think is more advantageous, a rook or 4 or 5 pawns?
I can show you the latest lost game in my profile where I had a rook against 4 pawns but they were so strong I lost the game! A very interesting position though?
Joanne Well, 2 connected passed pawns that have reached the 6t, play online chess ...
Burn Variation French — Hi there,
I've played the Burn variation in the French on a number of occasions.
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4. Now white usually plays Nxe4, however I played a game where my opponent played 5.Bxf6.
Now this move isn't played very much, and after the game I tried to look it up in som, play online chess ...
Benoni Defense — I started a game recently with the Benoni Defensive opening. What do you all think about this opening? Have you played any games in which you used this opening?
-Nathan I would recommend it (I've used it a bit, getting it once here at gameknot transposing from a KID). It may seem slightly ris, play online chess ...
Unrated Consultation Match — Inspired by similar matches here in the forums, I am seeking players for a consultation match (unrated of course). I need a partner and two opponents. Old friends get preference, and I would prefer players rated 1600+. This is strictly a learning exercise, as I expect honest, shared human analysis. , play online chess ...
Fried Liver! — lapsekili kindly started a thread on the 2 kts defense. Here is a continuum of it - The Fried Liver Attack. Ion touched on it in that thread but here are two games of mine, both losses in the Public Gallery called Fried Pt 1 and Fried Pt 2. The first was in a Bury League game sometime in 1998 in , play online chess ...
Interesting. — Playing OTB.
Opening comes as 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 at this point white accidentally touches his king, forcing Ke2 giving black a mate on e4.
Quite shattering if you ask me! That is pretty stupid.
Accidental brush with the back of the hand happens often, is always ignored and can't be cons, play online chess ...
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