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  1. 25 Nov '06 20:52
    I would like to ask a favor. My dad is becoming quite the chess enthusiast, and I play him regularly on this site, but he is a bit of a computer-phobe and I can't get him to go through the New Game or Open Invite process, simple as they are. However, he could use a few more games and I think I can get him to accept challenges.

    He is a beginner-intermediate level player with almost no theoretical knowledge and some tactical skill. Usually makes a move every 1 or 2 days. He is a welder and motorcycle/snowmobile enthusiast. Anyone here that would enjoy playing him a friendly game I would much appreciate it. His user name is "checkmate cliff." Thanks.
  2. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    25 Nov '06 22:35
    I'll send him a challenge in the next day or two.
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Gonzalo de Córdoba
    25 Nov '06 23:25
    Originally posted by Archaeopteryx
    I would like to ask a favor. My dad is becoming quite the chess enthusiast, and I play him regularly on this site, but he is a bit of a computer-phobe and I can't get him to go through the New Game or Open Invite process, simple as they are. However, he could use a few more games and I think I can get him to accept challenges.

    He is a beginner-int ...[text shortened]... him a friendly game I would much appreciate it. His user name is "checkmate cliff." Thanks.
    Sure. I'll send him a challenge. I'm a bit of a sluggish mover though. Hope he doesn't mind.
  4. Standard member mipmcpt
    manchester clan
    26 Nov '06 00:20
    i will challenge him as well
  5. 26 Nov '06 06:31
    Thank you!
  6. 26 Nov '06 13:22
    Ok I've challenged him Game 2805712

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  7. 26 Nov '06 13:27
    Game 2495850
    Can you tell me why you played your first two moves???
  8. 26 Nov '06 22:22
    Originally posted by Alethia
    Game 2495850
    Can you tell me why you played your first two moves???
    Just for fun. I remember reading about Michael Basman toying around with this type of opening and I thought I would give it a shot. The idea is just to waste a couple of tempi to see what your opponent does and then react to their opening.
  9. 26 Nov '06 22:27
    That was an interesting game, actually, and not pretty. He pulled off a very nice smothered mate threat that netted my queen, then proceeded to make a series of odd moves that let me back in the game. After losing the queen, I was quite content with a draw.
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Gonzalo de Córdoba
    27 Nov '06 05:16
    Your Dad deleted the game I offered him. Guess he has all he needs.
  11. 27 Nov '06 05:33
    I'll beat him.
  12. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    27 Nov '06 09:16
    My dad's worse than me.