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Does anyone else on here enjoy playing chess? I play way too much online :D need to get back to the forums

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Yep, it's a seasonal hobby of mine, usually starts in the winter when most other things are hard to do. What site do you play on? Do you know your approximate ELO rating?

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I used to play at a local club but the outdoorsman in me got too bored with it. I wasn't that good, I think when I quit I had a USCF of 1350 or something. But I enjoyed it a little while I did it.

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I play when I can find someone else who will. Seems fewer and fewer people play now a days. 

 

Mike 

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I like playing chess, I'm not good and don't really have an understanding of the strategies but its still fun to sit down and play other people who are just as bad as me haha

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Sometimes my bass fishing feels a lot like a chess game that I just can't win.

A-Jay fishes shallow ~ bass go deep.  A-Jay fishes deep ~ Bass go shallow.  A-Jay throws topwater ~ Bass are eating Crawdads.  A-Jay throws a jig ~ bass are eating frogs.

Some days I swear I can even hear them whispering  "Checkmate ~ Doofus".

A-Jay

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I never really got into the game and I know I really would like it for the strategic aspects of it.

My daughter and I have been playing backgammon since she was 8. Sadly, she's gotten older and we don't get to play as often.

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I play a little.  For a while I was playing the chess game that came with Windows. 

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9 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Sometimes my bass fishing feels a lot like a chess game that I just can't win.

A-Jay fishes shallow ~ bass go deep.  A-Jay fishes deep ~ Bass go shallow.  A-Jay throws topwater ~ Bass are eating Crawdads.  A-Jay throws a jig ~ bass are eating frogs.

Some days I swear I can even hear them whispering  "Checkmate ~ Doofus".

A-Jay

Well done. I'm there with you

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21 hours ago, Evan K said:

Yep, it's a seasonal hobby of mine, usually starts in the winter when most other things are hard to do. What site do you play on? Do you know your approximate ELO rating?

I play on chess.com. My daily chess rating is 781, live blitz is 778, live bullet is 1050. Not super great but I win and lose a lot of games ;) My username is j_o_s_e_p_h_h if you ever wanna play.

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17 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Sometimes my bass fishing feels a lot like a chess game that I just can't win.

A-Jay fishes shallow ~ bass go deep.  A-Jay fishes deep ~ Bass go shallow.  A-Jay throws topwater ~ Bass are eating Crawdads.  A-Jay throws a jig ~ bass are eating frogs.

Some days I swear I can even hear them whispering  "Checkmate ~ Doofus".

A-Jay

Good one :D I feel myself relating a lot of things in life to the game of chess, fishing is definitely one of them

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2 minutes ago, Joe H. said:

I play on chess.com. My daily chess rating is 781, live blitz is 778, live bullet is 1050. Not super great but I win and lose a lot of games ;) My username is j_o_s_e_p_h_h if you ever wanna play.

Cool! I play there too. I am awful at blitz and bullet and don't really like them anyway. I'm about 1300 on online chess. If I'm on in the near future I'll send you a challenge. :)

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18 hours ago, Mike L said:

I play when I can find someone else who will. Seems fewer and fewer people play now a days. 

 

Mike 

That's why I love playing online. I want to be careful not to promote this site too much because they have a forum too and I don't want to violate any rules on here but chess.com has almost 14,000,000 users, it's really easy to find a game. I'm playing 55 daily chess games right now. 

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24 minutes ago, Evan K said:

Cool! I play there too. I am awful at blitz and bullet and don't really like them anyway. I'm about 1300 on online chess. If I'm on in the near future I'll send you a challenge. :)

 

24 minutes ago, Evan K said:

Cool! I play there too. I am awful at blitz and bullet and don't really like them anyway. I'm about 1300 on online chess. If I'm on in the near future I'll send you a challenge. :)

Sweet! Ya blitz and bullet go too fast for me to develop good strategy and tactics,

plus I have ADD which doesn't help :D

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On January 5, 2016 at 7:42 PM, Catch and Grease said:

I like playing chess, I'm not good and don't really have an understanding of the strategies but its still fun to sit down and play other people who are just as bad as me haha

Ha I can definitely relate to that. I can't say that I'm good at chess but I sure enjoy it! 

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I like playing chess. I make Bobby Fischer look like a amature. :D

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I don't play online. But I have friends and acquaintances who play, and I get a few in person games in per month on average. I like to think I'm pretty good. But there is something about the perspective of how you see the board and pieces on a computer screen that seems to throw me off. It's like I can visualize and plan better when I'm looking at the board in person.

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28 minutes ago, Missourifishin said:

I don't play online. But I have friends and acquaintances who play, and I get a few in person games in per month on average. I like to think I'm pretty good. But there is something about the perspective of how you see the board and pieces on a computer screen that seems to throw me off. It's like I can visualize and plan better when I'm looking at the board in person.

Yep, I get the same disconnect with both, depending which I've been playing for a while. It's true.

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Chess?? What is that? I like to fish.

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2 hours ago, fisherrw said:

Chess?? What is that? I like to fish.

Hey everybody needs to have something fun to do in winter ;)

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