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  1. 10 May '07 17:17
    I know I've seen these topics here...but I wanted to ask, and I don't mean to sound arrogant here at all, but do you feel almost insulted when someone tries these on you?
  2. 10 May '07 17:19
    Originally posted by Evey Hammond
    I know I've seen these topics here...but I wanted to ask, and I don't mean to sound arrogant here at all, but do you feel almost insulted when someone tries these on you?
    yes
  3. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    10 May '07 17:21
    Originally posted by Evey Hammond
    I know I've seen these topics here...but I wanted to ask, and I don't mean to sound arrogant here at all, but do you feel almost insulted when someone tries these on you?
    Insulted yes but then I slaughter them.
  4. 10 May '07 17:44
    I'm not sure I'm insulted, but I find myself really annoyed. It's not challenging, and I keep thinking, "Do you really think I don't see that?" People that play for such quick wins tend to also create idle and obvious threats as well. Usually this involves moving their queen all over the board to attack pawns.
  5. 10 May '07 17:48
    Originally posted by Chesswick
    I'm not sure I'm insulted, but I find myself really annoyed. It's not challenging, and I keep thinking, "Do you really think I don't see that?" People that play for such quick wins tend to also create idle and obvious threats as well. Usually this involves moving their queen all over the board to attack pawns.
    I've found that these are usually attempted by patzers. Forgive them, for they know not what they do.
  6. 10 May '07 17:54
    No, I don't get insulted. I just chuckle at the attempt. (But I must say that not long ago I might have fallen for a scholar's mate.)

    I also chuckle at people who refuse to resign when it's just a simple, basic mate procedure. I just use that opportunity to brush up on my mating technique.
  7. 10 May '07 17:58
    Originally posted by Evey Hammond
    I know I've seen these topics here...but I wanted to ask, and I don't mean to sound arrogant here at all, but do you feel almost insulted when someone tries these on you?
    Even worst, is when it works (2798654), at least this guy was kind enough to to allow me a rematch.
  8. 10 May '07 18:24
    Game 2798654 that's this game
  9. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    10 May '07 18:30
    should we talk to them in-game....like 1.e3. e5. 2.Qh5 sorry for the long pause, but i was looking up checkers sites for you to play on.

    any better ones?
  10. 10 May '07 18:46
    Originally posted by jvanhine
    should we talk to them in-game....like 1.e3. e5. 2.Qh5 sorry for the long pause, but i was looking up checkers sites for you to play on.

    any better ones?
    Ha!
  11. 10 May '07 19:20
    At each "level" players have certain moves they prefer. As you move up the scale the quality of the play improves as it is harder to gain the advantage. Once you stop dropping pieces, can sac, can play several openings and you are aware of certain endgames you can play a decent game.
  12. 10 May '07 20:37
    Please, give me a clean example of Fool's Mate and one of Scholar's Mate, anyone...?
  13. 10 May '07 20:45
    Wikipedia has a good animation of Scholar's mate

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholar's_mate
  14. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    10 May '07 23:15
    hopefully i will see it a lot in my 1st tournament (may0-1150) they always have 1 plan in their mind it seems...
  15. 10 May '07 23:20
    Originally posted by jvanhine
    hopefully i will see it a lot in my 1st tournament (may0-1150) they always have 1 plan in their mind it seems...
    You might have a better chance of seeing it if you play scholastic kids rated under 1000. But in my otb games with kids over 1000 and adults in general, I've yet to have someone try a scholar's mate on me.