View Full Version : Anyone for email or pm chess?

09-01-2001, 06:48 AM
I think the title says it all. Anyone for chess on pm or thru email??

09-01-2001, 11:08 AM
only the webmaster......

come on you guys.... some of you must play chess!

09-01-2001, 11:14 AM
I like playing chess 5:0 minute chess but I havn't played in a long

09-01-2001, 11:43 AM
nor me thats why i asked. I haven't played regularly for four years due to other commitments.... and i find it such a lovely way to relax.

09-01-2001, 11:45 AM
if anyone are interested grab a hold of this to record the moves then you wont even need a board.
chess (ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/winboard/winboard-4_2_3.exe)

09-01-2001, 12:17 PM
I'd do it, but I don't know the notation or whatever - plus you'd kick my tail...

09-01-2001, 12:29 PM
four years ago maybe but as of now im VERY rusty..... get the program and when u make your move it will tell you the notation or we can do something more descriptive if you like!

09-01-2001, 02:50 PM
The simplest notation is algebraic notation.

Squares are identified by x y coordinates, with the x axis co-ordinates are identified as 'a' to 'h', lower case, from left to right as viewed from white's perspective, and the y axis co-ordinates are identified as '1' to '8', from bottom to top as viewed from white's perspective. For example, the lower right hand square of whoever plays white is h1, and the upper left square is a8. Pieces are labelled with the first letter in the name, except knights, which are labelled with N, and pawns, whose moves are identified only by the square moved to, except when capturing, which requires the original file of the pawn be given followed by the file of the captured piece (such as ef, 'e pawn takes f pawn'). Piece labels should be capitalized to differentiate them from x co-ordinates, which should be lower case. Usually moves are denoted in the form of PieceSquare, where the x co-ordinate is first and the y co-ordinate comes directly after it. Castling kingside is 0-0 and castling queenside is 0-0-0. Occassionally, it is necessary to distinguish between two possible moves, such as two knights moving to the same square. In that case, it is best to use some identification label after the name of the piece, which differentiates it from the other piece, such as its rank or file (for example, if two knights can move to the square b2, Ncb2 would distinguish the move from any other knight move to b2). The special case of pawn promotion is usually something along the lines of move along with in parenthesis promoted piece. The condition of check is denoted by +, and checkmate by ++, each placed after the move causing the situation.

Some people use x to denote captures, in which case a move occassionally will have the piece name then an x, then the square upon which the captured piece last stood its ground. Often, this convention is ignored when pawns are making captures.

Try playing this game out in a board which has the letters and numbers written on the side.

As an example game to demonstrate (assuming you have a board handy), here is Morphy-Duke of Brunswick, played in a Paris Operahouse in, I think, 1852.

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 Bg4
4. de Bxf3
5. Qxf3 de
6. Bc4 Nf6
7. Qb3 Qe7
8. Nc3 c6
9. Bg5 b5
10. Nxb5 cb
11. Bxb5+ Nbd7
12. 0-0-0 Rd8
13. Rxd7 Rxd7
14. Rd1 Qe6
15. Bxd7 Nxd7
16. Qb7+ Nxb7
17. Rd8++

09-01-2001, 02:55 PM
Here's my move:
|bRk1|bKt1|bBp1| bQu | bKg |bBp2| bKt2 | bRk2 |
|bPn1|bPn2|bPn3|bPn4| -- --- |bPn6| bPn7| bPn8|
______________________________________ |

___________________| ------ |


{bPn5@(x5,y2 -)--> (x5,y4)}

Assume: y

....Your notation is either duplicate or in coordination with mine(...your rt. corner @ x8,y8 )

Another simple example of Machine against Man!:eek:

.... a Windows Version Chess Game , the Source, other information in Zip format.

09-02-2001, 12:21 AM
*sigh* I'm way too used to standard chess notation.
BTW white goes first.


09-02-2001, 12:25 AM
r n b q k b n r
p p p p p p p p
. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .
. . . . P . . .
. . . . . . . .
P P P P . P P P
black to play

09-02-2001, 12:41 AM
Sicilian bwahaha. Chess is my life. I'm hoping to be a master by next year. Almost there...arghh!

09-02-2001, 01:17 AM
I'll play a game with you Stoned Coder, or even Webmaster. I have a chess board. I'm not an expert however I'm probably not terrible or anything.

09-02-2001, 01:32 AM
Sicilian bwahaha. Chess is my life. I'm hoping to be a master by next year

Don't crush me then!



r n b q k b n r

p p . p p p p p

. . . . . . . .

. . p . . . . .

. . . . P . . .

. . . . . N . .

P P P P . P P P

R N B Q K B . R

black to play


09-02-2001, 06:12 AM
hey, i have a friend who is going to be a master in the next year.
chess is cool...
why not play in yahoo??
you know, a small championship with all the programmers in here?

09-02-2001, 07:25 AM
Ehsiq: I like that idea, perhaps a boardwide championship could be help here on a temporary tournament board, each game being its own thread. It would take longer, but it would be in the spirit of stoned_coder's original response.

By the way, anybody who wants to play me, send me a PM with your move. I'll take black.

09-02-2001, 07:50 AM
Will this offer still stand a few weeks from now? I need some time to train.

09-02-2001, 07:52 AM
well you and your microsoft power dont scare me witch-king!
I'm not running away from you.... so train and train hard lol

09-02-2001, 08:22 AM
I don't know if you will actually believe me, but I have several chess books that were published by Microsoft Press. No lie.

09-02-2001, 09:05 AM

09-02-2001, 09:09 AM
Ohhh you'll be sorry. I'm getting some advice from Yasser Seirawan right now.

09-02-2001, 01:00 PM
I will play the worlds most greastest master at not winning. (that would mean cloning my self thought)

09-02-2001, 03:57 PM
Suprisely there's a actual chess spin-off where you can do that.
One of the rules is force capture, play continues until all the pieces are off the board for one side. The side with no pieces wins.

09-02-2001, 06:50 PM
:D yah suicide chess..... almost as hard as real chess!:p

09-03-2001, 01:09 AM

09-03-2001, 04:24 PM
well...so? what are we going to do?
arrange a meeting in yahoo or something?

09-03-2001, 05:49 PM
blech. no me gusta el chess!

09-03-2001, 11:07 PM
Ok, I just signed up for one of those yahoo things. I'm cmdr_nick (play on cmdr Taco)
I'll play anyone from 2 min games to 15 min.

09-03-2001, 11:25 PM
Well java, netscape 4.6 and unix don't mix, I think were better off playing on freechess www.freechess.org

09-04-2001, 10:30 AM
i do not know how to find you in yahoo...
if you are online send me a message in ICQ and we will arrange
a game in yahoo.