View Poll Results: Are you good at chess?

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  • I most certainly am!

    3 8.33%
  • I'm okay at it.

    16 44.44%
  • I'm not so great...

    8 22.22%
  • Hahaha, not at all.

    8 22.22%
  • I don't know how to play it/I've never tried it!

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    (charm)anders was right Pike's Avatar
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    Dancing Chocobo Are you good at chess?

    Are you a master when it comes to this famous game of skill?

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    Pinkasaurus Rex Cid's Knight Pumpkin's Avatar
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    Hahaha no

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    Never even tried it!

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    I used to be, I doubt I would be any more though, it's been years since I played it.

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    I'm not a chessmaster, but I enjoy playing it quite a bit. Until the computer starts dancing circles around me and I have to flip a table at it.

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    Hahaha, not at all.

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    i understand the game. but thats about it

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    To be really good at it, you have to memorize certain strategic move-sets, which kind of ruins it for me. I like to play and think ahead a couple moves, but mostly I like to play on pure instinct, which isn't so great for the game, but gives me more satisfaction when I do win.

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    Not when faced with someone who's actually competent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionos View Post
    To be really good at it, you have to memorize certain strategic move-sets, which kind of ruins it for me. I like to play and think ahead a couple moves, but mostly I like to play on pure instinct, which isn't so great for the game, but gives me more satisfaction when I do win.
    Yeah, this. When I did play somewhat often I had memorized a few openers and responses to openers (I have no clue what the terminology is). Other than that, it was just staring at the current position of all the pieces and trying to think of where to place them for greatest effect from there. Certainly not the best way. It's been so long now, I'm not sure I remember exactly what each piece can do, and forget trying to piece together any sort of strategy.

    I did really enjoy playing it though.

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    King me, dawg.

    I'm discussing my 108, er, 111 favorite games of all time in THIS THREAD so go check it out and join the conversation!

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    Recently I got back in to playing Chess. I've been playing since I was eight, but haven't played a legit game since I was twelve, so I am definitely rusty. I would say I'm decent, not terrible but definitely not good. I would lose against a human that has been playing more frequently, but I can house a beginner and a computer. If heaven is real I want to play chess against Stanely Kubrick in heaven.

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    Famine Wolf Cid's Knight Sephex's Avatar
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    Chess? I'll own all you scrubs. You'll quickly grow tired and dismayed the more you hear me yell "KING ME" after all the ownage!

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    I'm okay.

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    Pulled off Scholar's Mate on my ex father in law once.


    But other than that I'm horrible at it, horrible.

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