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I use to love it, I was the best in the chess club in middle school for basically all three years. But sadly haven't played the game since and probably now lack the mindset for it but given the time I would like to relearn it.
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Thanks to chess we got this little gem of a song in the 80's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9cNtrrCP0E

Enjoy!
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33 / M / Florida
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A-Eky wrote:
Oh okay thanks, what pieces are usually used to control the center?

The pawns and usually one bishop with one knight to protect the pawns that are vulnerable is what you find often. However, it still requires control of the pawns and maintaining a defensive wall while your artillery mop up the rest of the board.
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You really don't have to look far to find hundreds of people who'll play you at online chess without resorting to AI. There must be dozens of sites and apps for it with different kinds of communities.

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27 / M / Louisville, KY
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I played chess against some guy in chess club (he was in chess club, not me) at lunch when I was in High School and he won so fast it wasn't even fun.
Posted 6/21/15
I first played in school... somehow, i got to winning from the get go so i'd play the teacher often times. I don't know, i'd probably be really good if i took it seriously. Actually, I was one of those kids who are just good at everything but not passionate about anything. Real life is better than chess so i'd rather play that :p
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Posted 6/21/15

Bullbound wrote:


A-Eky wrote:
Oh okay thanks, what pieces are usually used to control the center?

The pawns and usually one bishop with one knight to protect the pawns that are vulnerable is what you find often. However, it still requires control of the pawns and maintaining a defensive wall while your artillery mop up the rest of the board.


thanks. I was thinking queen but I will use your strategy. Thanks.
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33 / M / Florida
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Pawns are some of the most under utilized pieces by new players, and they think the queen is the ultimate power house. I'll admit, the queen is very nice. However, she is also easily captured because she can move anywhere and folks are quick to take pieces. Protecting a piece from across the board really surprises some folks. I'm no expert, but I can at least put up a little bit of a fight instead of being creamed instantly.
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i think many games in now days are inspired by chess
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16 / F
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I was in the chess club back in 5th and 6th grade. I wasn't very good at it since I just liked to play the game and didn't feel the need to come up with tragedies. I still play with my family sometimes, but other than that no one I know understands how to play.
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Posted 6/21/15
I am more of a checkers girl... only one person has ever beaten me at checkers and they were really good at chess.
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21 / F / Southern US
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I've only ever played a little, but I like it. I just don't have anyone to play with, really.
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I used to like it but it takes a bit of time.

I got caught up in going fishing and hunting then a LOT of anime so I don't play anymore.
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37 / M / Oregon
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I haven't played much since my high school days when I lettered in Chess for four years. I was a one-trick pony for all four, playing variations of the Fianchetto. Mostly, I'd lock up the center, then set up a King's Indian defense and wait until my opponent ran out of ideas for their attack. It worked well against most of the people I played against, but I found this approach doesn't work with AI. I was a one-trick pony for a reason, as I didn't share my brother's passion for the game, and only read one of his many books on chess openings. I figured one opening was good enough, so I never learned how to properly play any other openings like the Queen's Gambit or the Ruy Lopez.
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I used to play a lot when I was a kid, but then I don't really have any e to at with now
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