Chess is the coolest game

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    I'm sorry to break it to you, but Go has far more strategy involved than simple chess. The chess board, as Edgar Allen Poe said (this isn't what he said precisely) is a board where the first person to make an error will loose, whereas on the go board, if one error is made, the player at fault can come back and win in other theaters.

    It has been mathematically proven that there are more possible moves in Go than there are in Chess (watch the move Pi), yet the rules are far simpler. Go is statistically a better game, although many many people have not heard of it. It's a real shame that mainly the chinese play it and most of us are simple americans.

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    Originally posted by Commander
    I agree that chess is the best when it comes to strategy games, but there are other realy cool board games that dosen't requre u to remember a couple of hundred thousand rules and has way better design
    No way. the best strategy game is and always will be Stratego!

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    Originally posted by Aran Elus
    I'm sorry to break it to you, but Go has far more strategy involved than simple chess.
    Bah! If you want a real man's strategy game, you'd give baby seal clubbing a go! Those suckers are quick! You need some serious strategy to sneak up on those pups.

    After viewing some of the posts, I'm willing to concede that Strip Twister is the coolest game ever, but only when played after several rounds of quarters.
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    I've played both go and chess quite a lot, and I prefer chess primarily because I find there is more intuition to it than go. Strategy is great and all, but I am always amazed at the incredible logical leaps I find in Kasparov's games but not in any go champion's games

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    >Chess is the most skilled board game around

    Rubbish, it's just an elaborate memory test.
    No its not, when I play chess I'm looking for patterns in the pieces not trying to remember every possible move thats ever been played. Typically I only plan a couple of moves ahead and work towards a general idea for an attack not an exact list of moves( unless a hunch tells me I could force mate in more moves ).
    Also when you play blitz chess( 5 min time limit for all your moves ) it does get exciting.
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    I once read a very interesting interview with Kasparov. And it seems that proffessional chess players do remember a lot of moves and games they've played and read about. They also use that knowledge in their games. They recognise patterns in the game link this with the variants they know.

    Kasparav told that he has analysed many games and systems. He researched variants on the used systems and moves in the games and analysed what would have happened if he moved this way or that way. With this in mind he knew how to react if his opponent used a variant on some system. He knew which variant could lead to succes and which would surely fail.

    But ofcourse it is not only memory. Its a lot of analysis and understanding.

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    Sure a lot of analyising goes into it if you want to be Kasprov, but lets face how many of us think we could get that good. Having said that if I lose a game I think I should have won or win a game I didn't think I could I always copy all the moves and replay the game on my own to see where I went wrong or right.
    Solitare chess is a good learning tool. I've downloaded several games played between masters and after making the first 10 moves covered up the moves and tried to work out for myself the next move. Surprisingly you do manage to get quite a few right and it provides an excellent insight into a masters skills.
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    looking at chess games played between g-masters or champions definitely proves to be an advantage. You dont have to memmorize the moves of the whole game, just have to learn from them. You also have to calculate - calculating the next 2-3 moves for each move requires a lot of SERIOUS thinking.

    as said in some books, Chess is 99% tactics. but I personally disagree. I think Chess is 10% tactics and 90% calculation.
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    I feel a chess tourney is on the way
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    "Go is statistically a better game"

    What a rediculous statement

    "I feel a chess tourney is on the way "

    Bring it on!

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    i agree that
    http://www.chessclub.com/
    is a very goood chess site
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    who do u think is the best chess player in history...

    Kasparov is pretty good- got great openings, good strategy etc.
    Fischer was crazy, but man was he good. he ruled the board.
    but ofcourse there are the old players to look at.
    for example, Alekhine, Tal , Capablanca... WOW!!!
    Alekhine did a lot of great things, his games were spectacular.
    Tal's strategies and his calculation were unbeatable. He would take risks that no one else would even ithink of taking - he WAS powerful.
    Capablanca, of course, was the BEST chess player EVER. Man!!! I could look at his games for hours trying to figure out the purpose of some of his moves... but when you go 10-15 moves ahead, you will see it... his clever mind was sooo precise.

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    I guess its impossible to compare different generations of any sport/game. No matter how good you are you will only play as good as you need to to beat your opponents, therefore if you live in a time with no great players you would be unable to play great yourself.
    As for the best chess player I'd guess you would have to say Deep Blue
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    Originally posted by Clyde
    "Go is statistically a better game"
    What a rediculous statement
    it's not ridiculous if you know how to play Go and you have some experience with math.

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