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  1. Joined
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    25 Mar '20 10:05
    Hallo! Please answer this questionary (link bellow), this is a part of my final school work. Thank you for your time. Gens una sumus
    https://forms.gle/LhBM777eYoURrZct8
    PS. I’ll appreciate if you share the link as well 🙂
  2. Subscriberketchuplover
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    Wisconsin USA
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    26 Mar '20 01:49
    For me it worked without https://
  3. Cosmos
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    26 Mar '20 12:59
    Stalemate should be a win, not a draw..
  4. UK
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    01 Apr '20 11:53
    You might want to change a couple of the questions:
    Which problematic situations in chess have you experienced most often? *
    Option for none.

    Who do you think caused these problems? *
    This comes across quite aggressive.

    Would you support the ban on the use of alcohol and narcotic psychotropic substances be clearly defined in the Laws of Chess? *
    You should offer the option of: alcohol, narcotic psychotic substances, or both.
  5. Joined
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    01 Apr '20 18:43
    Every 10 moves you should flip a coin. Heads keep your color pieces. Tails switch seats with your opponent.
  6. Cosmos
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    02 Apr '20 21:55
    @pro100sashik said
    Hallo! Please answer this questionary (link bellow), this is a part of my final school work. Thank you for your time. Gens una sumus
    https://forms.gle/LhBM777eYoURrZct8
    PS. I’ll appreciate if you share the link as well 🙂
    this is a little off topic, but my pet peeve is allowing a world champion to be decided by a Blitz game. totally ridiculous ...
  7. Joined
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    02 Apr '20 22:10
    @ogb

    Exactly!
    They play classical time controls and if they tie they go to rapid games?
    Stupid.
    If they tie just lower the time to one hour each per game and see if that settles it.
    One hour is plenty of time for good strong games and great combinations due to mistakes.

    What would I change about Chess?

    Get rid of the en passant rule!

    In war soldiers from both sides get behind enemy lines and they don't disappear like in chess because of en passant!

    Chess is a war game is it not?
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    02 Apr '20 22:262 edits
    @Flopwrist

    Then do away with the first pawn move getting two space option.

    Helps out 1.b3 players
  9. Joined
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    02 Apr '20 22:28
    Not needed.
    You don't have to change to that.

    Just realize that in war some soldiers can get behind enemy lines and they don't disappear because of en passant.

    Chess was designed as a war game so keep it that way.
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    02 Apr '20 22:38
    @Flopwrist

    The two square first move option was brought in to speed the game up.

    En passant was brought in at the same time so people could not use the new two square rule to avoid being taken by an comfortably close pawn.
  11. Joined
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    02 Apr '20 22:45
    Yes I know.

    But!

    Soldiers can and have stormed passed enemy lines and that is war.

    Chess was originally designed as a war training game.

    In real war soldiers don't say "hey! they can't get passed us that's not fair!"

    En passant was created for cry babies.
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    02 Apr '20 22:54
    I don't see you winning this argument. 😉
  13. Joined
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    02 Apr '20 23:02
    There is no winning or losing this argument.
  14. Joined
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    02 Apr '20 23:06
    Yes you are right.

    No Chess laws will be changed.
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