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  1. Joined
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    08 Dec '14 14:13
    Are you going to give or receive any chess items as Christmas gifts? Videos, books, magazines, chess sets? My wife already knows chess items are what I want to receive. I don't see the need for many chess sets. Two or three is all I own.
  2. Standard memberSeitse
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    08 Dec '14 14:14
    No.
  3. Joined
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    My cat lost a white pawn about a year ago..we never found it...
  4. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    09 Dec '14 08:19
    Originally posted by woadman
    My cat lost a white pawn about a year ago..we never found it...
    You didn't record the game then? 😕
  5. Subscriberlemondrop
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    10 Dec '14 02:40
    Originally posted by woadman
    Are you going to give or receive any chess items as Christmas gifts? Videos, books, magazines, chess sets? My wife already knows chess items are what I want to receive. I don't see the need for many chess sets. Two or three is all I own.
    two or three?
  6. Standard memberbeauroberts
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    10 Dec '14 07:21
    I bought 4 books for myself. The English for beginners The French for beginners the Dutch for beginners and tactics traps and zaps. Cost me a few bucks at goodwill.

    Beau
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    10 Dec '14 08:09
    For certain people - with blessed occupaions - each day is Christmas Eve, and if they have chess as a passion /as fishermen do, birdwatchers, crossword-freaks etc. - so they usually sleep Christmas over, and the walk on the next day (as well on January 1st) along the empty streets wuth pocket chess set in the company of their dogs---
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    10 Dec '14 23:21
    Originally posted by beauroberts
    I bought 4 books for myself. The English for beginners The French for beginners the Dutch for beginners and tactics traps and zaps. Cost me a few bucks at goodwill.

    Beau
    Here in Phoenix there is a two-day Visiting Nurses' Book Sale every January. Takes a bit of standing around in the cold to get in near opening time, but you can gets loads of books very cheaply. Go too late and it's picked over, although they usually do hold back some books to put out on the second day as well.

    Since Chess books keep their value, it's an awesome bargain. I usually also look for sci-fi books I don't already have.
  9. Joined
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    10 Dec '14 23:45
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    [b]Here in Phoenix there is a two-day Visiting Nurses' Book Sale every January. Takes a bit of standing around in the cold .
    Somehow Phoenix & cold doesn't compute. Isn't the average temperature around 199 degrees?
  10. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    11 Dec '14 00:17
    Originally posted by woadman
    Somehow Phoenix & cold doesn't compute. Isn't the average temperature around 199 degrees?
    That's Kelvin.
  11. Standard memberredbadger
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    11 Dec '14 15:43
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    That's Kelvin.
    Kevin
  12. Dumnonia
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    11 Dec '14 23:19
    Originally posted by woadman
    Are you going to give or receive any chess items as Christmas gifts? Videos, books, magazines, chess sets? My wife already knows chess items are what I want to receive. I don't see the need for many chess sets. Two or three is all I own.
    I've asked my wife for a chess engine.
  13. Joined
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    12 Dec '14 00:24
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I've asked my wife for a chess engine.
    Which one is the strongest now ? I saw a new name the other day Komodo.
    They all claim to be the best.
  14. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    12 Dec '14 01:26
    Originally posted by woadman
    Which one is the strongest now ? I saw a new name the other day Komodo.
    They all claim to be the best.
    YouTube
  15. Standard memberredbadger
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    12 Dec '14 12:23
    Originally posted by woadman
    Which one is the strongest now ? I saw a new name the other day Komodo.
    They all claim to be the best.
    Houdini
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