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is chess sport A lot of my friends say chess is not a sport, I think it is. I would like to know what other people a gameknot think. What do you think? fdassjkfljds;aklf;djklafjeiwofjfj according to dictionary.com a sport is a physical activity.. by that definition, no. the way i see sports, yes. though top players claim to spend much time with physical exercise as well as mental i don't really believe that plays a major factor. however the… More: chess online
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GK Forum v Fritz: Round 1 - Page 2 lol, I think it was actually a combination of chunka-chunka-chunkas and gur-eRR-gur-eRR-gur-RRRs with a couple of swishes thrown in too - unfortunately no beer was consumed ;) Aberlie, I tried what you suggested and it worked a charm! Thanks :) Everything is back on track...Fritz is just calculating right now....and it plays.... 1...Nc3! The position so far: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc3 No petroff! ..and by the sounds… More: backgammon online
Online Chess Game 108 ( +1 | -1 )
Traps in the opening Be free to post in this thread some nice traps that worked out for you in the opening. I for instance had this nice win with Black: -> gameknot.com Greets, Odonata Queen's Gambit If you play White and you know that your opponent always wants to keep the extra-pawn: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 b5 4. a4 c6 (4. - a6? 5. axb5 axb5 6. Rxa8) 5. axb5 cxb5? 6. Qf3 winning a rook. (Of course, there are better (or more common) moves… More: online chess
Free Chess Online 147 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Mentality:Spatial,Math,Music,All Skills,Jobs This thread is started to combine disc.of ideas from "Music for Chess Playing" & "Help About Using Knights" thread. Such as whether being a Musician or Mathematician is related skills or advantageous for Chess play. And signifigance of one's spatial/visual perceptive capacities for Chess. I also wish to add to that some bits I've heards about some GM IQ's,re general or specific aspects of… More: backgammon online
Chess Online 186 ( +1 | -1 )
Short Draws Should players be banned from making draw offers in an attempt to make chess more marketable? Absolutely not in general. Draw is a natural result of a chess game, besides noone has the right to interfere with the players' free will (except captains in team play). So: In a tournament where players themselves have to pay registration fees - let them do as they like. In case of a closed tournament where the players are actually payed… More: chess history
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Kasparov on Karpov In a recent chat at playchess.com Kasparov shares interesting views on his rival... QUESTION FROM CLIFFHANGER: WHICH CHAMPION WAS FURTHEST AHEAD OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES. That's a great question. [Thinks for a minute.] There were some short periods in which some were far ahead. Fischer in the early 1970's. Lasker at the end of the 19th century. That was a huge gap. Alekhine in the early 30's. Karpov in the late 70's, if you… More: correspondence chess
Online Chess 264 ( +1 | -1 )
Grandmasters make too many draws Don't you think that chess games at the top level end in a draw too often. Some games are drawn only after 15 or 20 moves. I think that one reason for that is the points scoring system used on the tournaments. But if the system is changes in a way that 3 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss, then I think the grandmasters have to change their tactics. They have to take more play chess online…
How To Play Chess 303 ( +1 | -1 )
The Pawns - Endgame & Epilogue This is the last installment in "The Pawns" series. Thanks to all those who read the previous parts and commented on them. It was a pleasure to receive such a positive reaction! All I can do is hope you will enjoy the conclusion of the story... The Pawns Part V – Endgame For a while, Denisov’s King (Mr. Finley, the math teacher) was courting danger as an army of the white pawns and pieces drew play chess online…
Ultimate Chess 342 ( +1 | -1 )
Are you a Mozart or a Beethoven or....? Mozart could write an entire opera within a week without going back to revise or correct his manuscripts. Whereas Beethoven would come up with an idea and, over the course of time, review it and develop it into a full-blown symphony. When playing chess or creating something, do you suddenly grasp the concepts at some point of time and keep a sound plan in mind so that the standard of your play is kept level play chess online…
Chess Online Vs Computer 381 ( +1 | -1 )
"Blind spots" of the Sicilian I am no sicilian player, but have a slight interest to take it up, or at least know how to play against it. However, I have not much idea about the goals of the Sicilian, although a lot of pple and books talk about counter-attack. Can I ask some questions ? (1) What does Black in the open Sicilian aim for ? Which spot(s) (say f7 pawn or something) ? What are the short-term goals (opening goals) and mid-term goals play chess online…
Play Chess Against Computer 420 ( +1 | -1 )
US world champion how much popularity would chess gain in america if the world champion was an american again? huge increase.. even more if it was a youngster who moved up in the world rankings quickly versus an immigrant whom had moved here recently..are there any? yes there is a young american-born american who has a serious chance of dominating in world class chess olympio Go ahead open pandora's box. We are dying to know who.Well I'M dying to play chess online…
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Most solid defence Suppose your aim in a particular game with black and white against a stronger player is to attain a draw. What are the most solid openings for black as well as white?? This is not a hypothetical question, i have someone in mind to use your advise.( Florinserban) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 is very drawish, also the Caro-kann. Against 1.d4 probably the Slav and Indian Defences with 2...e6 are the most drawish. White? 1.Nf3 2.c4 3.g3 play chess online…
Internet Chess 498 ( +1 | -1 )
how to increase 1500 rating hey guys, my current rating is looming around 1500's.. what are the methods to increase my rating dramatically to like 1800-2000 and how long would it take? ive been hanging around 1500 long enough.. its time to move on Nothing can replace hard work! -Get yourself a bunch of mastergames, by former and todays great masters. -And take a real chessboard with pieces, (not computer) play thru these games and see how these play chess online…
Chess Game 537 ( +1 | -1 )
Extending repertoire for e4 Coming to GK, for some reasons, I shortened my repertoire to minimum. As black to 1. e4 only 1. ... c6 (join MT: -> gameknot.com. Later I started to extend it to 1. ... e5 Tested in quick games many f7-f5 related variations - playing each for half or more of year: - Schliemann of Ruy (e4e5 Nf3Nc6 Bb5f5) - have to test one more variation of it; - Rousseau (e4e5 Nf3Nc6 Bc4f5); - Calabrese (e4e5 Bc4f5); - Latvian (e4e5 play chess online…
Chess Tips 576 ( +1 | -1 )
Openings & statistics Have you ever wanted to know what openings your opponent plays most? And what openings he/she is most or least successful in? Have you ever wanted to know what openings you are most or least successful in? Do you wonder what openings work well for strong players? I have created an application named PGNStats that can collect this information from your past game history. You can "Download all available games in PGN format" play chess online…
Free Chess 615 ( +1 | -1 )
End-game Analysis I recently completed a league game ('blitzed it away' would be more accurate). I blundered away a knight in the middle game but I was, somehow, able to salvage a draw. Is it really a draw or was it some gain to be had for white? And when did my opponent lost his lead? board #5698431 Thanks for any insights, Yannick At move 30 or so, White was clearly winning: two extra pawns, good pawn structure, and bishop vs. knight with play chess online…
Chess Tactics 654 ( +1 | -1 )
Your most disappointing game Something to dovetail with ccmcacollister 's favorite game thread ( -> gameknot.com )--which of your games disappointed you most? Not ones swimming in blunders and hung pieces (I've got about 10k of those to share), but perhaps those games where you pursued a promising strategy doggedly, one that ultimately came to nothing. Or maybe a game where you had a masterful trap to spring, but where your benighted opponent play chess online…