Chess is the coolest game

This is a discussion on Chess is the coolest game within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; hmm ok ill admit it...when i was younger..gulp..i was a highly regarded chess player...i still hold (16 yrs on) a ...

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    hmm ok ill admit it...when i was younger..gulp..i was a highly regarded chess player...i still hold (16 yrs on) a high grading. but cool? that was the problem when i was young..if it was cool and ok, i would be a grandmaster by now
    Such is life.

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    do you still like to play?
    I am the Alpha and the Omega!!!

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    I have ventured to M/S chess gaming site a few times...but there are a few weirdo's on there. Never the same unless you have a good quality set in front of you
    Such is life.

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    Strip pool wins over all, because girls are incredibly horrible at pool. But strip twister sounds quite entertaining...

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    I can see the benefits of strip pool...............
    Such is life.

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    The coolest game is chess, but even better when you play chess as a drinking game. My friend has a chess board with the pieces made out of glass witch can be filled with Alcoholic beverages.usualy one player gets vodka(for white) and the other
    brandy or whisky(for black).
    When one's piece is captured, one must drink the entire piece.
    very good game. The person whith the most surviving brain cells wins!! am just kiding .check mate wins.

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    How about strip chess? When you lose a piece you take off an article of clothing. When you lose you have to do the winner a sexual favor of his/her choice. I gotta try this...

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    pretty wierd ideas...
    never tried any of them...

    *wondering*
    *will i ever?*
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    I like Dark Age of Camelot. I don't know how to play Chess. lol

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    Wow.... this is a useful thread.

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    if it was cool and ok, i would be a grandmaster by now
    No offense, but that is a ridiculous statement. If someone has the capability to reach gm then their talent is almost certainly recognized by 16, if not much earlier. And if you were deterred by the "cool" factor, then you would definitely have been deterred by other obstacles. Do you seriously believe you could be a grandmaster now?
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    I hate talking to the MS whiners (especially XP haters) but hey here goes.....to the last reply....i started playing at 5 yrs old, my father was teaching chess at a school and a regional team level.

    I was indeed a prodigal son, beating all and sundry wotever there age/ability. when u r at school it gets tougher..its not like we were loaded or anything.

    So.....I was a county champion, then I gave it up...I had the potential when I was 5, so do you believe just because I only reached a county a s s whooping level before i retired (ie Lancs/London etc) that I couldnt have gone on? NOT all grandmasters showed potential when they were young...read the books man.
    Such is life.

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    NOT all grandmasters showed potential when they were young...read the books man.
    i agree. not all gms are born talented or show talent very young. but, still i dont really think you have a lot of chance to be a gm now.
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    So.....I was a county champion, then I gave it up...I had the potential when I was 5, so do you believe just because I only reached a county a s s whooping level before i retired (ie Lancs/London etc) that I couldnt have gone on? NOT all grandmasters showed potential when they were young...read the books man.
    So what makes you think that you could have been a gm? NEARLY all gm's showed their talent very early. I cannot think of any grandmasters who were not nationally or internationally recognized at 16, although I am sure there are a few. So you were a county champion. You were obviously good, but that is no basis for thinking that you would have been a gm. You're deluding yourself

    I agree. not all gms are born talented...
    That is incorrect. Hard work, dedication, and dreams will only take you so far. I've worked very hard at chess, but I know that I will never be a grandmaster. Everybody has limits imposed on them that are innate.
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    Chess is a game of the mind. It is about tactics and strategy. Memorization is not even necessary to be an excellent player. And in fact, the reason chess is so good is because it is reduced to a contest of wills and minds between 2 players. That is the best kind of game, whatever it may be.

    I vote for Halo, or Gorean Chess.

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