Does anyone play chess?

kavika411

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Jan 8, 2006
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I recently got into chess and enjoy playing with people online. I use Yahoo for playing people online, but I would like something more interesting, perhaps something with a 3D gameboard. I don't mind paying a little - like a monthly fee. Does anyone know of anything out there? Thank you.
 

BigPrince

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I am a former High School Chess Team Captain and I medaled in our regional school tournaments my senior year.
 

Shamus

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Indeed, I find it a fantastically challenging game. I haven't played it as much in the recent while though.

Im not that great at it either... :eek:... but its the kind of game that as long as you have an opponent of similar skill level, a great time can be had.:)
 

Queso

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Mar 4, 2006
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Not in a while. I was quite good at it when I was younger, but these days I'm nowhere near as sharp as I used to be.

(Although it could be that I'm no longer as sharp as I used to be because I no longer do things like play chess. Ho hum.....)
 

angelneo

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I used to play chess competitively until some unfortunate incident caused me to give up entirely. and I have always *drool* over this black/white crystal chess set that I once saw in a store.
 

angelneo

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An "unfortunate incident", you say? Did you swallow a bishop or something?
I hope so.. haha.

I was about 12-14 at that time, and that incident was very personal, troubling and it involved my instructor. It left a very bitter taste in me to a point I avoided chess for the rest of my school years.
 

Lyle

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I learned the rules of Chess when I was a kid, but I never had anyone to play with -- my friends were interested in other kinds of games (D&D, or video games). So I've never really learned how to play the game, in terms of having any kind of strategy at all.
 

Doctor Q

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I like chess, especially end-game strategy. I've attended the computer chess championships, but I prefer playing against a human to playing against a machine.

One year, my best friend and I decided to play the first chess game of the year. We set up the board on New Year's Eve and watched the clock. At the stroke of midnight we started to play. I had the proud distinction of having lost the first chess game that year! :cool:
 

iToaster

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Oh, chess sits in my dock, and I play it every so often (with my voice!!!). I joined a chess club once... then quit. Chess is nice, I can beat a lot of people (who play about as much as I do).
 

imac/cheese

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I used to when I had the game for my Nintendo but I always got mad because the game system always beat me.