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  1. 02 Jul '10 22:06
    What is a "green pawn"?
  2. 02 Jul '10 22:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    What is a "green pawn"?
    Simple. It's a pawn with the hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers.

    Next question?

    Edit - Found this on Wikipedia. Useless, irrelevant info. 🙂

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_Squadron_42_(United_States_Navy)
  3. 02 Jul '10 22:35
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    What is a "green pawn"?
    congrats on reaching and maintaining 1500+ paratrooper dude!
  4. 02 Jul '10 22:38 / 1 edit
    A rookie?

    toet.
  5. 02 Jul '10 23:01
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    congrats on reaching and maintaining 1500+ paratrooper dude!
    Thank you! I'm looking for an iPhone app that will have tactical puzzles on it. This should be a huge help as my chess rating is progressing very slowly, and I can't seem to force myself to train up on tactics regularly.
  6. 02 Jul '10 23:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    Thank you! I'm looking for an iPhone app that will have tactical puzzles on it. This should be a huge help as my chess rating is progressing very slowly, and I can't seem to force myself to train up on tactics regularly.
    why you pay 600 bucks for a iphone when you can get a cheap pda and ct-art 3.0 on pocket pc or whatever its called? I played chess on my friends iphone, man it was mean, longest i lasted was 27 moves!
  7. 02 Jul '10 23:32
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    What is a "green pawn"?
    I just assumed you were having some fun with greenpawn34's avatar. If it has any chess-related meaning, I'm not aware of it.
  8. 03 Jul '10 00:11
    Green pawn sort of reminds me of the poisonos pawn veriation, I think it's something in the sicilian defence, not sure though.
  9. 03 Jul '10 00:17
    It is the result of when someone who is wanting to join a ches site
    is suddenly confronted with an empty box.

    "Choose a Nickname."

    And their mind goes blank.

    I support Hibs (green) I play chess (pawn) the number on my front door is 34.

    If I was a Man.U supporter who plays Scrabble and lived in a hotel....

    I'd be Red Tile Room 116
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    03 Jul '10 04:29
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Simple. It's a pawn with the hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers.

    Next question?

    Edit - Found this on Wikipedia. Useless, irrelevant info. 🙂

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_Squadron_42_(United_States_Navy)
    I guessing a wavelength of about 4500 angstroms, give or take.
  11. 03 Jul '10 16:11
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It is the result of when someone who is wanting to join a ches site
    is suddenly confronted with an empty box.

    "Choose a Nickname."

    And their mind goes blank.

    I support Hibs (green) I play chess (pawn) the number on my front door is 34.

    If I was a Man.U supporter who plays Scrabble and lived in a hotel....

    I'd be [b]Red Tile Room 116
    [/b]
    Darn. I was hoping to unlock the secret of your mad chess playing skills!
  12. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    03 Jul '10 16:24
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It is the result of when someone who is wanting to join a ches site
    is suddenly confronted with an empty box.

    "Choose a Nickname."

    And their mind goes blank.

    I support Hibs (green) I play chess (pawn) the number on my front door is 34.

    If I was a Man.U supporter who plays Scrabble and lived in a hotel....

    I'd be [b]Red Tile Room 116
    [/b]
    In the world of Batman, the Joker (who has green hair) has a counterpart in an alternate universe.

    He his known as The Red Hood, and he is a hero instead of a villian.

    Hmmmmmmmm....
  13. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    03 Jul '10 17:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It is the result of when someone who is wanting to join a ches site
    is suddenly confronted with an empty box.

    "Choose a Nickname."

    And their mind goes blank.

    I support Hibs (green) I play chess (pawn) the number on my front door is 34.

    If I was a Man.U supporter who plays Scrabble and lived in a hotel....

    I'd be [b]Red Tile Room 116
    [/b]
    And I mistakenly believed the reference derived from Dylan Thomas' "the force that through

    the green fuse drives the flower" (since each pawn carries a potential crown in its knapsack).




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  14. 03 Jul '10 17:10
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    What is a "green pawn"?
    "Attack Squadron 42 (VA-42) also known as the "Green Pawns" (1950–1992) and the "Thunderbolts" (1992–1994) was a United States Navy attack squadron based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_Squadron_42_(United_States_Navy)