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View Poll Results: What is your favourite chess piece?
the king 4 21.05%
the queen 4 21.05%
the rook 0 0%
the bishop 0 0%
the knight 6 31.58%
the pawn 7 36.84%
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Old December 29, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Default Chess!

What is your favorite chess piece and the why?

mine is the queen...she is kinda like idumb's wife...can go everywhere.

vote kourun!

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Old December 29, 2012, 05:14 PM
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'X' is most desired letter cube after the pair of Blanks in Scrabble. The one I most hate is 'Q' if it is not paired with a 'U'. I also feel uncomfortable unless I can place my 'X' in a 'Triple Letter Score'.

Why?
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Old December 29, 2012, 05:34 PM
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'X' is most desired letter cube after the pair of Blanks in Scrabble. The one I most hate is 'Q' if it is not paired with a 'U'. I also feel uncomfortable unless I can place my 'X' in a 'Triple Letter Score'.

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You need to get a (Scrabble) dictionary and memorize the words that start with Q but don't have a U afterwards.
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Old December 29, 2012, 05:49 PM
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You need to get a (Scrabble) dictionary and memorize the words that start with Q but don't have a U afterwards.
That won't stop me hating the situation . I remember in Yahoo Literatti which was my major entertainment when in uni at Texas, the most made word by Q was 'qat'. But, online Literatti is much easier as it occasionally allows you to create seven letter words and hit bonus. That makes it more competitive in a way.
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Old December 29, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Mine has to be Queen .... as long as she's single.
Next favourite piece is the pawn , which can be converted into a Queen. Imagine 5 converted Queens in a match.
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Old December 29, 2012, 07:41 PM
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I like the knight, it can hop out of nowhere sometimes
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Old December 29, 2012, 09:22 PM
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I like the knight, it can hop out of nowhere sometimes
to the trained assassin a knight can be more deadly than a queen
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Old December 29, 2012, 07:44 PM
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The King because he is the boss. Don't have work hard.
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Old December 29, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Grand Empress, because it combines the power of the Queen, Knight and Serpent
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Old May 2, 2013, 04:11 AM
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Grand Empress, because it combines the power of the Queen, Knight and Serpent
Good man. I am particularly fond of that piece too. But my favorite is Prince Joey.
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Old December 29, 2012, 10:54 PM
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pawn because the little guy with the right moves can one day becomes anything..... (except the lazy and worthless king, ).
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pawn because the little guy with the right moves can one day becomes anything..... (except the lazy and worthless king, ).
See up until today I never thought of it like That. When I played as a kid, I was given the impression that it brings out the dead guys alive! Makes more sense now....

Also, the rock is a boat in bangla? Haati, ghora, Nouka...tf
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See up until today I never thought of it like That. When I played as a kid, I was given the impression that it brings out the dead guys alive! Makes more sense now....

Also, the rock is a boat in bangla? Haati, ghora, Nouka...tf
Don't tf this.

Aren't you aware that chess originated in the Indian subcontinent in the early ADs? The game was called chaturanga (four parts) where the four parts constituted the 4 major pieces of the traditional army - foot soldiers, elephant, horse, and the chariot (this became the boat in the riverine Bengal delta). As you notice all mobile elements of war. If you want to tf - then wht tf is a Bishop doing in a war or a immobile rook moving about in the battlefield?

In the subcontinental version the queen was useless - moving only 1 square in any direction (just like the king) and then horse moved 2 squares.

Around the 11th 12th century chess made it into Persia and became very popular there. The king is 'shah' and every time the the king was attacked the Persians would shout 'Shah Mat' - hence check and checkmate.

Chess eventually made it to Europe via the Arabs (Moors) and the Ottomans around the the 14th-15th century and morphed eventually into the game we play today.

So don't tf without knowing.

And PS: it's not the rock, it's the rook.

Rock is an interesting piece. You cold use it in battle.
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Old May 3, 2013, 08:28 PM
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And PS: it's not the rock, it's the rook.

Rock is an interesting piece. You cold use it in battle.
And PS: it's not 'cold', it's 'could'. You could use cold rock in battle.
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Old December 29, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Depends entirely on the opening being played and the game situation. I like to swap queens early and rooks late in the game, and then protect and advance an extra Pawn during the endgame. Then a Knight comes in very handy because of its ability to jump, or a Bishop because of its ability to control diagonals across the board. I also use the King pretty aggressively when advancing the Pawn.
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Old December 30, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Liking the Queen is too mainstream. I will go with the rook because

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Old December 30, 2012, 03:51 PM
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The Bishop. I like to think of them as diagonal missiles.
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Old May 2, 2013, 02:21 AM
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any takers? btw tried changing the original title as couldnt finde the "official chess thread"

I go first.. as black..lol ..no j/k.

Let's start with Nimzowitsch defense as black. Whites turns.

1. e4 Nc6
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any takers? btw tried changing the original title as couldnt finde the "official chess thread"

I go first.. as black..lol ..no j/k.

Let's start with Nimzowitsch defense as black. Whites turns.

1. e4 Nc6
Kind of "official"

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Old May 2, 2013, 04:54 AM
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@Doc, so should I post there now that it has been bumped? :-]

And surprised no one mentioned grasshopper or cannon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_chess_piece
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That's a topical thread and I don't think posting there would warrant a grave digging charge.
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Lol the only reason he opened this thread so he could throw that idumb punch line.
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Did I just get zdumucated? Well excuse me for not having the slightest of interest in chess. I hate, well I don't hate it, but I don't love it. It only reminds me of the horrible times with my old man being a typical Indo brown guy teaching his kid how to play what to him seemed like "spo(r)t"
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There is more to chess than a meaningless numerical rating. One of many variations of the popular chess story involving Zen:

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CHESS AND THE ZEN MASTER

Once many Lifetimes ago there was a young Boston college undergrad (no names mentioned) who decided to quit school, take all of his acquired savings and travel to Japan for a month in order to ask The Big Question: “What is my life about?”.
Eventually he wound up at a small Rinzai Zen monastery to ask this question to the head Osho (priest) and Zen Master.
He stammered and stuttered as he was prone to do – finally just blurting out in an obnoxious voice (as he was prone to do):
“I just don’t know what I want to do with my life!”
The Zen Master looked at him coldly and asked: “What do you do really well?”
“Shit, I dunno. I do a lot of things Ok, but I can’t think of anything I’m really good at.”
“Please think,” the Zen Master sighed. “What can you do?”
So he thought, and he said. “You know, I’m really good at chess. I played in college competitively and was successful at it.”
“Ohhh. I see”, the Zen Master said, turning to the group of monks that were there hovering by and asked, “Any of you play chess?”
An elderly, lower-order priest raised his hand and said, “I play chess.”

The Zen Master said, “Please set up the board.” So one was set up in front of the Zen Master; with the kid on one side, and the elderly monk on the other.
“Ok… we’ll try playing chess” the Zen Master said. “But before we start, you two there, please go into the other room and get my swords off the wall”. So two of the monks went and got the swords. Then the Zen Master positioned each of the two behind both the American kid and the elderly monk. With Katanas raised, each could see the glint of razor-sharp steel reflected out of the corner of their eyes.
And the Zen Master said: “Ok. So you’re going to play chess. And the one who loses, loses his life.”
And the American student said: “Whoa! I just came here to ask a simple question!”
The Zen Master said, “No, no no! This is the biggest request one could have possibly made; the answer to this question, and if you want to resolve it… you must play”. And if you don’t want t play, then you will die right now, right here…”

So the student started to play. As you can well imagine, he was very nervous. Terrified.
The whole time, he could see the blade out of the corner of his eye. At first, he made a number of mistakes. But after awhile – since he was a very good chess player – he became very focused. In fact, his attention was so sharp, he became the game. No sword, no awareness, just complete attention to the game. He became the game, and the game became him. Naked awareness. No future. No past. No swords. Just the game.
And so the game continued and he began to win. It became quite clear that he was going to beat this elderly man, and eventually checkmate him. Then he looked up and saw the beads of sweat rolling down the face of the elderly monk. The monk knew that he was losing and that his life was coming to an end. So what could this kid do? He knew that if he won he would be killing this monk. The only thing he could do was prolong the game. He knew then that he had complete connection with this elderly man. Both were human beings. Both Lived, had loved, and had suffered. He knew in that moment Truth: the pinpoint gleaming comprehension that we all share this life.

So he began to prolong the game. That was all he could do, indeed all that could be done. Just make moves to create Time. And when that became clear, the Zen Master leaned down and whispered in the young man’s ear:

“You see you already have what you need. All you will ever need. You have the question that brought you here, ‘What is the meaning of my life’. When we have an answer, we shut a thousand doors, when we have a question, the whole universe is open. You also have faith. Not the faith of one God or many but the faith and understanding that we share this life together. Great faith, great courage, and naked awareness. If you use these tools you have always had right before your eyes… who could even imagine what you can accomplished.
And then he stood, saying; “Let the game continue…”
And then…
What happened?
Who live Who died Who can say.
And in the scheme of things it isn’t even important, this particular question or instance. What’s important is the lessons Life grants us; and that each moment is played with an equal intensity as it was played that day in that monastery.
Because we all have swords of one kind or another forever hovering over our own heads.
Your move.

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Old May 3, 2013, 08:27 PM
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jai giye zed bhaike jalai...

Dr Zed...there is surely no way you rattled that out from top of your brain.. source/credit koi!... nalish dibo...dibo? dibo naki? :p
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