Originally posted by mwimmerscCool, the site is good, and we'd like to see you play some chess.
It just seemed to me that many posters here in the forum know a lot about the kind of stuff I am interested in, and if people don't start bullying as soon as I ask a question I might actually stick around and play games.
Originally posted by mwimmerscIf you want to play against an engine without buying one, then get Arena or Winboard (Arena can do everything that Winboard can and more, but Winboard has advantages if you're into programming).
I just installed BabasChess 4.0 and I love playing it on FICS. The only feature it's missing is playing a chess engine (offline). Is there a way doing this, maybe with a plugin? If so, I could delete all my other GUIs, because Babas would have it all.
Originally posted by MissOleumI can see that. Made my first move
You mostly get sensible (and courteous) answers in these forums, but perhaps you could see how it looks to the regulars - "moves = 0"
We get weirdos joining up just to make trouble in the forums, they all wear "moves = o" signs because they don't play here. I suggest you play half a dozen games here just to try it out, we really are quite friendly ...
but: ENTER THE "GENERAL" FORUM AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!!!!