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  2. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    04 Feb '14 17:50
    Yes
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    Sweet... how? 😛
  4. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    04 Feb '14 18:19
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Sweet... how? 😛
    Must be a glitch in the system. I'd send feedback, bug report, and be sure to call them drunken Irishmen. They get a kick out of that.
  5. Standard memberlemon lime
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    04 Feb '14 20:351 edit
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Sweet... how? 😛
    The black king is in check by whites bishop. He can't move without moving into check (by whites queen) and he can't interpose a piece between king and bishop. He's in check with no where to go and nothing to block whites bishop, so it's check and mate.

    You are playing white and have a rating of 1623, so you must know it's checkmate and that you've won the game. Are you asking on behalf of your opponent... is he the one questioning the outcome?
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    04 Feb '14 20:40
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    The king is in check by whites bishop. He can't move without moving into check (by the queen) and he can't interpose a piece between king and bishop. He's in check with no where to go and nothing to block whites bishop, so it's check and mate.
    This punchline needs work.
  7. Standard memberlemon lime
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    04 Feb '14 20:44
    Originally posted by darvlay
    This punchline needs work.
    http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/97207/is-it-check-and-mate-or-checkmate
  8. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    IS THIS MATE? Our game is frozen.



    Surely there's no harm in helping them out a bit here?

    (Also posted in Thread 157559)
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    04 Feb '14 21:06
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Surely there's no harm in helping them out a bit here?
    You still on about this?
  10. Standard memberlemon lime
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    04 Feb '14 21:11
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    IS THIS MATE? Our game is frozen.

    [pgn]
    [Event "?"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "????.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "New game"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "*"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "7b/8/8/k1P5/p7/P7/KP6/3q1B2 w - - 0 0"]
    [PlyCount "1"]

    1. b4+ *
    [/pgn]

    Surely there's no harm in helping them out a bit here?

    (Also posted in Thread 157559)
    No. Blacks next move is checkmate.
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    04 Feb '14 22:27
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    The black king is in check by whites bishop. He can't move without moving into check (by whites queen) and he can't interpose a piece between king and bishop. He's in check with no where to go and nothing to block whites bishop, so it's check and mate.

    You are playing white and have a rating of 1623, so you must know it's checkmate and that you' ...[text shortened]... on the game. Are you asking on behalf of your opponent... is he the one questioning the outcome?
    BOOM!!
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    04 Feb '14 22:511 edit
    Originally posted by darvlay
    You still on about this?
    Always. You're hardly the only one who does it.
  13. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    04 Feb '14 22:52
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    No. Blacks next move is checkmate.
    I - I am shocked. Surely there is no harm in simply explaining the rules of the game as a 3rd party. I think really you just hate the idea of people learning and being helped. 😲
  14. Standard memberlemon lime
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    05 Feb '14 03:45
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I - I am shocked. Surely there is no harm in simply explaining the rules of the game as a 3rd party. I think really you just hate the idea of people learning and being helped. 😲
    Say what? You said, "IS THIS MATE? Our game is frozen." The game wasn't frozen, so what was the point of your question? What people (learning and being helped) are you talking about? Most people have little trouble remembering the en passant rule if they know why it became a rule... knowing the why can make remembering the what almost automatic. Otherwise it just seems like some weird nonsensical rule.

    I liked the example you showed. White is able to experience both the thrill of victory (when he thinks he won) and the agony of defeat (when he discovers he lost).
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    05 Feb '14 05:34
    Originally posted by darvlay
    This punchline needs work.
    A Jew a Priest and a Hooker walk into a bar.
    The bar tender thinks it's Thursday.
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