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Fair enough. You do seem to like all your pices sitting on their original positions.

 

Bd6

 

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Ahem

a little help for the chess board dummies

Qd3- means queen, something, 3 squares?????? right?

NxP- knight takes pawn???

 

me and my granddaughter (6yrs) can make legal moves, but no chessboard notations

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@cathater

 

The board is divided into 8 rows (1-8) and 8 columns (a-h). White is always at the bottom (a1 is on white's left and h8 on black's). So, Qd3 means move the queen to the 4th column from (white's) left to (white's) row 3.

 

If black moves Qa6, it means move his queen to the rightmost column (ie white's 1st column=black's 8th column) and (white's) 6th row (=black's 3rd row)

 

NxP indeed means knight takes pawn. Sometimes you need to be more precise, so you mention which knight or which pawn.

 

The notation is:

 

R = Rook

K = King

B = Bishop

N= Knight

Q = Queen

If no piece is mentioned, it means the pawn.

 

See if you can replicate the following on a board from the start of a game.

 

1.  e4  e5 (In a move of 2 plies (or a move by each opponent), white is mentioned first - sometimes you see 7. ...  g5, this means white has made his move and black has moved his pawn to g5).
2.  Nf3  Nc6
3.  d4  exd4 (this means black's e pawn takes white's d pawn - this is an interesting opening full of traps)

If all this is beyond you, buy or borrow a chess for beginners book.

 

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Waitzkin and Pandolfini are excellent players - not as good as Fischer, of course, but he was one out of the box.

 

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Bc2

 

I've been going through my 60 memorable games - again. An all time favourite. I also like Bronstein & Keres.

 

Karpov & Kasparov I never liked much - just seem like machines, products of the Russian system...

 

Sorry for playing so cautious, just getting back into it, but its not much fun for you...

Edited by Altercuno

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Fischer and Nimzowitz for me.

 

Qh4

 

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I thought g3 was better.

 

R(f)e8!

 

Look at ur development!

 

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RxR

 

yeah - non existent. I was stuck with a pawn in that position in the last game...

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R x R

 

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You need to be awfully careful here. I can see many ways a mate could eventuate!

 

Let's throw another piece into the attack.

 

Nf4

 

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Oh no, Mr Bill. You've left your back rank unguarded. Re1 and wins.

 

(g3 was the only thing that saved you I think).

 

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ah well such is life...

 

Resigns

 

Sorry blu gonna have to leave chess for a while...your a good player, well done...

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Don't give it away - you just need to do a bit of work on your development and centre control.

 

Anyways, thanks for the gg.

 

I have played a lot on the yahoo servers (check out my ID blutach :)).

 

Later mate.

 

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Thanks blu for you comments and your kind words on my home page...

 

Regards,

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ok got the board, now if I can find room on this desk for a board to set up, I could follow the game

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Game's over cathater (btw: how can anyone hate pussy?)

 

Plus, to save space you can use a little magnetic set.

 

I fyou wanna game, I'll spot you a queen's rook head start.

 

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probably spot me a half board, and still win.

I don't have to cheat to loose to the granddaughter

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Fair nuff.

 

However, it's not cheating if someone willingly gives you a head start - it's just the other bloke is handicapped (think of it like a horse race with different weights for different quality neddies).

 

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neddies?

that an aussie word, or do I not know enough about the ponys also?

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Yes, neddies = horses

 

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Hey blu...I'm ready for another game if you are. If your as good as you say its a very good opportunity for me to learn.

 

Sorry for bailing out mid week - needed to pay attention to personal stuff...

 

Your move as white I believe...

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