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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 May '15 21:55
    Originally posted by phileasfogg
    Actually, my only criticism was of the inane ranting and mudslinging. I had never heard the word "argle-bargle". It seemed like a cool word so I tried to fit it in.
    Understand. Ever play RHP Unrated Fischer Random 960 Chess? I'd be pleased to invite our first casual conversational game.
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    31 May '15 22:032 edits
    @GrampyBobby Thanks for the offer, but no. I played a game of FischerRandom once, and didn't really enjoy it.
    And by the way, absolutely no offense taken in any way. You were not included in the "ranters", and I like your new words. "Gainsay" and "argle-bargle" were new ones for me.
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 May '15 22:06
    Originally posted by phileasfogg
    @GrampyBobby Thanks for the offer, but no. I played a game of FischerRandom once, and didn't really enjoy it.
    And by the way, absolutely no offense taken in any way. You were not included in the "ranters", and I like your new words. "Gainsay" and "argle-bargle" were new ones for me.
    @GrampyBobby "Thanks for the offer, but no. I played a game of FischerRandom once, and didn't really enjoy it..."
    __________

    May I ask the reasons why?
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    31 May '15 22:171 edit
    I probably don't particularly like it for the very reason that Fischer came up with the idea in the first place. It's too labor intensive. Chess is a complex enough game, as it is. There are plenty of situations where intense calculation and imagination come into play, but there are also many situations where a player instinctively knows where to look for resources because of his vast experience.
    Without the benefit of that experience, it's too easy to be blindsided. I liken it to an American driver driving on the left side of the road for the first time. You're always looking for the danger in the wrong places.
    I'm sure you get over that in time, but I would rather spend my time trying to master regular chess.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 May '15 22:26
    Originally posted by phileasfogg
    I probably don't particularly like it for the very reason that Fischer came up with the idea in the first place. It's too labor intensive. Chess is a complex enough game, as it is. There are plenty of situations where intense calculation and imagination come into play, but there are also many situations where a player instinctively knows where to look f ...[text shortened]... sure you get over that in time, but I would rather spend my time trying to master regular chess.
    It's a refreshing change of pace and site rating neutralizing option; please let me know if and/or when you revisit your decision. Thread 163240
  6. Arch Stantons Grave
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    01 Jun '15 20:48
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Understand. Ever play RHP Unrated Fischer Random 960 Chess? I'd be pleased to invite our first casual conversational game.
    Gramps thought we were going to have a game after the net ball season had finished.

    Gutted 🙁
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    02 Jun '15 13:09
    Originally posted by The Gravedigger
    Gramps thought we were going to have a game after the net ball season had finished.

    Gutted 🙁
    My apology for the oversight; an invitation [3/7] is on its way.
  8. Subscribersonhouse
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    02 Jun '15 14:26
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    My apology for the oversight; an invitation [3/7] is on its way.
    Grampy, you can sign me up for a 960. I assume they aren't rated.
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    02 Jun '15 14:402 edits
    Originally posted by The Gravedigger
    Diabetes is just another way of saying "I became such a fat bastard I can no longer be trusted with sugar".
    😲
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    02 Jun '15 15:32
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Grampy, you can sign me up for a 960. I assume they aren't rated.
    Sure, 960 is only offered here as unrated. Would you like to wager a cold one from the loser to the winner? lol
  11. Subscribersonhouse
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    02 Jun '15 15:52
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Sure, 960 is only offered here as unrated. Would you like to wager a cold one from the loser to the winner? lol
    Heck, make it a case🙂 As long as it's Yuengling🙂 (Pennsylvania beer, my favorite lager)
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    02 Jun '15 17:31
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Heck, make it a case🙂 As long as it's Yuengling🙂 (Pennsylvania beer, my favorite lager)
    Game on!
  13. Subscribersonhouse
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    02 Jun '15 17:33
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Game on!
    Where do you get the window to start a 960 game? I couldn't find it. On the other hand, I am mostly blind🙂
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    02 Jun '15 21:38
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Where do you get the window to start a 960 game? I couldn't find it. On the other hand, I am mostly blind🙂
    Will describe the simple procedure during our game as it was explained to me.
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