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  1. Dublin Ireland
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    16 Nov '12 12:34
    Took my very first SKULL today. It felt good but I can't help feeling guilty.
    My opponent just seemed to disappear. He stopped playing and eventually ran out of time. I'm not long on the site and I wondered how others view this subject. Is it right to just go for the throat all the time? Show no mercy? Bring me his head?
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    16 Nov '12 12:50
    There have been many discussions on this topic, and we all have different ideas. You should always take skulls in clan games, otherwise you're letting your clan down. I think tourney games are auto-skulled after a couple of days, but I always take those skulls on the grounds that time controls are part of OTB tourney rules. Others think we should take individual circumstances into account, after all we don't know why the person isn't moving.
    Skulls in friendly games - why would you take them, unless the person has clearly left the site?

    A certain type of player, in a losing situation, may delay moving in that game although still making moves in other games. If someone pulls that stunt on you, they're fair game for a skull-grab if they misjudge the timing.

    Now you'll get a swag of different opinions from other posters. 🙂
  3. Dublin Ireland
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    16 Nov '12 12:56
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    There have been many discussions on this topic, and we all have different ideas. You should always take skulls in clan games, otherwise you're letting your clan down. I think tourney games are auto-skulled after a couple of days, but I always take those skulls on the grounds that time controls are part of OTB tourney rules. Others think we should take indi ...[text shortened]... misjudge the timing.

    Now you'll get a swag of different opinions from other posters. 🙂
    That's it now. I'm going to run in every time now with my AK47
    Screaming ALLAH U AKBAR.......bang bang bang!😉
  4. out on bail
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    16 Nov '12 14:06
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    There have been many discussions on this topic, and we all have different ideas. You should always take skulls in clan games, otherwise you're letting your clan down. I think tourney games are auto-skulled after a couple of days, but I always take those skulls on the grounds that time controls are part of OTB tourney rules. Others think we should take indi ...[text shortened]... misjudge the timing.

    Now you'll get a swag of different opinions from other posters. 🙂
    I think you nailed it!

    Mike
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    16 Nov '12 16:44
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    There have been many discussions on this topic, and we all have different ideas. You should always take skulls in clan games, otherwise you're letting your clan down. I think tourney games are auto-skulled after a couple of days, but I always take those skulls on the grounds that time controls are part of OTB tourney rules. Others think we should take indi ...[text shortened]... misjudge the timing.

    Now you'll get a swag of different opinions from other posters. 🙂
    Actually you did hit the nail on the head this time! 😉
  6. Dublin Ireland
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    16 Nov '12 16:45
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    Actually you did hit the nail on the head this time! 😉
    allah u akbar!!!! bang bang bang bang.
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    16 Nov '12 16:51
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    allah u akbar!!!! bang bang bang bang.
    Hey, I've got more skulls than many people have played games. 😉
  8. Dublin Ireland
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    16 Nov '12 17:02
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    Hey, I've got more skulls than many people have played games. 😉
    I think my opponent must have found me very boring and he just tuned out,
    or maybe he died of boredom.

    I grabbed his skull anyway.

    My God now I sound like an apache! Woo woo woo woo!!!!!
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    16 Nov '12 20:22
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Took my very first SKULL today. It felt good but I can't help feeling guilty.
    My opponent just seemed to disappear. He stopped playing and eventually ran out of time. I'm not long on the site and I wondered how others view this subject. Is it right to just go for the throat all the time? Show no mercy? Bring me his head?
    Hang your head in shame!!


    I bet this guy clicks skulls then does a victory dance to celebrate the cheap win. Don't be like User 575852
  10. Dublin Ireland
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    16 Nov '12 20:38
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Hang your head in shame!!


    I bet this guy clicks skulls then does a victory dance to celebrate the cheap win. Don't be like [b]User 575852
    [/b]
    I don't do a victory dance because every time I do it starts to rain.
    We've enough Rain here in Ireland.

    You can come down off your high moral hill. The postings here from some of the people in your clan are positively vicious. As I said I am new here and only joined to play chess and have fun and ask chess related questions.

    Unlike You and some more of your lot I am not here to preach religion or politics or to put down minorities. You won't see me here complaining about Obama or Romney or
    Hispanics or people on food stamps. Your population has spoken and voted. You'll just have to get on with it.
  11. Dublin Ireland
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    16 Nov '12 20:57
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Thank you for your calming intervention.
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    16 Nov '12 21:05
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I don't do a victory dance because every time I do it starts to rain.
    We've enough Rain here in Ireland.

    You can come down off your high moral hill. The postings here from some of the people in your clan are positively vicious. As I said I am new here and only joined to play chess and have fun and ask chess related questions.

    Unlike You and ...[text shortened]... on food stamps. Your population has spoken and voted. You'll just have to get on with it.
    Know any good Irish jokes? 😛
  13. Dublin Ireland
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    16 Nov '12 21:071 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Know any good Irish jokes? 😛
    The only good Irish jokes stayed here.

    Any Irish with any sense went to Canada or Austrailia or the USA

    At the moment the best Irish joke is our current Government.
  14. Subscriberrookie54
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    16 Nov '12 21:13
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Took my very first SKULL today.
    so you took yer first skull,
    and the blood it ran red...
    the smell of charred flesh,
    going straight to yer head...

    you wonder if it'z right,
    but, how can it be wrong???
    the winning of this game,
    iz immortalized in song...

    stomp on hiz head,
    and feel the satisfying crunch...
    as small pieces of bone,
    litter yer lunch...

    i am most pleased,
    with yer ruthless play...
    now don some chain mail,
    so you look a bit less gay...

    😠😠😠
  15. Dublin Ireland
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    16 Nov '12 21:201 edit
    Originally posted by rookie54
    so you took yer first skull,
    and the blood it ran red...
    the smell of charred flesh,
    going straight to yer head...

    you wonder if it'z right,
    but, how can it be wrong???
    the winning of this game,
    iz immortalized in song...

    stomp on hiz head,
    and feel the satisfying crunch...
    as small pieces of bone,
    litter yer lunch...

    i am most pleased,
    with yer ruthless play...
    now don some chain mail,
    so you look a bit less gay...

    😠😠😠
    You missed your calling.
    I didn't think they had any poets and songwriters in Texas.
    I thought they only wanted to kill people down there, not nourish
    independent thought and creativity.

    I do like that comedian from there though whats his name big white guy
    always smoking and drinking whiskey.

    Can never remember his name. Is it Ron something?????
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