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Draco_V_Ecliptic

Discuss chess here. Do you play chess at the moment or have you played it in the past? What do you like about the game? Why do you choose to play it? Feel free to arrange online games here as well.

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"Guinevere herself was unworthy of the love she inspired, but then a queen steps so lightly even when crushing a louse."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

LieutenantFatman

Wouldn't expect this topic to be particularly popular, but yes, count me in.

Setting up a trap and catching an opponent to get the upper hand is a great feeling as is spotting a trap they've left for me and managing to avoid it. Never gets old. Not playing much at the moment but always very happy to accept a game from anyone. Assuming they haven't crushed me several games in a row of course, lol. Then I might be slightly more reluctant.

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nessisonett

Yeah, it’s been a while since I played but could be fun. Can’t remember all the wee tricks and techniques and would most likely be crushed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

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Draco_V_Ecliptic

@LieutenantFatman What is your rating? Sounds like a seasoned pro to me, especially as you trounced me when we played online, obviously people are free to arrange games on here as well, so hopefully some people will bite at the prospect of playing some of their fellow Push Squarers at a cordial game of chess.

"Guinevere herself was unworthy of the love she inspired, but then a queen steps so lightly even when crushing a louse."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

LieutenantFatman

@Draco_V_Ecliptic
One site scores me at around 1500, another I used to use had me at over 1600. Plenty of room for improvement!

I think maybe @themcnoisy might be interested as he's been enjoying some chess on the ps4 recently.

LieutenantFatman

nessisonett

@Draco_V_Ecliptic These people clearly understand the game to an extent far and away beyond me. Impressive stuff, it’s a real battle of wits.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

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LieutenantFatman

@Draco_V_Ecliptic
Interesting, I suppose some might say he comes across being a bit arrogant at the end but with that amount of confidence, it's probably quite intimidating for some opponents, giving him even more of an advantage.

I'm not used to using a chess clock, only tried using one once, certainly made for an interesting game. I'm used to taking as much time as I need so definitely adds another dynamic to it.

LieutenantFatman

themcnoisy

I'm not very good at chess. I beat most of battle vs chess campaign and the level 3 computer. But yeah I'm not great, making way too many mistakes.

@Draco_V_Ecliptic I wish they were made to play until the check mate, I want to see what happens next and how that position is used to close out.

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JapaneseSonic

So where do people play online? I'm up for a game.

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LieutenantFatman

@JapaneseSonic
Hey, I've been using https://www.dailychess.com for email games style games recently. My username is Lt Fatman.
Draco's username on there is Draco V Ecliptic.

For quicker standard style games I don't have any particular recommendations but I'm sure there are a few good options available.

@themcnoisy
Would have been nice to see as you say, I guess neither of them saw the point. But to be honest I like being on a level where both players can make mistakes, it's much more exciting.

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LieutenantFatman

Draco_V_Ecliptic

@LieutenantFatman Did you find that the chess clock hampered or improved upon your performance?
What do you think of the Sicilian Defense as an opening? I think there must be a sufficient way to counteract it, but I can't think of one off the top of my head.

"Guinevere herself was unworthy of the love she inspired, but then a queen steps so lightly even when crushing a louse."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Draco_V_Ecliptic

@LieutenantFatman I suspect we are about to have our a**es handed to us. Well, maybe not you, but I suspect that this guy has a high FIDE rating. Seems very confident.

"Guinevere herself was unworthy of the love she inspired, but then a queen steps so lightly even when crushing a louse."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

LieutenantFatman

@Draco_V_Ecliptic
I was pretty terrible with the clock to be honest. I managed to win with a lot of luck, it would be fun to have some more games with that in place, really ups the tension.

I don't think I've really tried the Sicilian Defense before, think I'll have to give that one a go, looks interesting!

Edit:
Yes, definitely a strong opening from Japanese Sonic!

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LieutenantFatman

nessisonett

Hahahaha so @JapaneseSonic just hustled you two? πŸ˜‰

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

LieutenantFatman

@JapaneseSonic
I'm on holiday for a week from tomorrow so I will probably struggle a bit to play on our current game. Will do my moves if I'm able to!

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