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  1. 29 Jul '10 00:38
    In 3 games I have played against people from Portugal. The games went as follows:

    1. g4 e5
    2. f4?? Qf6??

    Does the Queen only move two squares at once in Portugal or something?

    I guess it dives..the Queen is C***iano Ronaldo.
  2. 29 Jul '10 00:47
    ahahah
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Jul '10 00:52
    Originally posted by Exabyte
    In 3 games I have played against people from Portugal. The games went as follows:

    1. g4 e5
    2. f4?? Qf6??

    Does the Queen only move two squares at once in Portugal or something?

    I guess it dives..the Queen is C***iano Ronaldo.
    I've noted some interesting geographic tendencies as well!

    For example, when I'm black after 1. e4 c5, a bunch of British guys have all followed up with 2. Bc4, Qf3, and Nh3.

    At first I thought it was a crude hacking attempt by new players, but as I have played higher-rated players over time, it still makes its appearance. I play the Hyperaccelerated Dragon, and that may invite it a bit, but still...

    For a while I suspected that Everyman or Gambit had released a new repertoire book in the UK advocating it as a system, and it just hadn't made it to the States ye, but none of my UK opponents would come clean with me.

    But I wonder ...
  4. 29 Jul '10 01:09
    Blame me.

    Before the start of every game you play I get PM'd by your opponents
    asking me what to play against you.

    I say 2. Bc4, Qf3, and Nh3.

    However I'm getting bored with that.
    What do you want me to tell them to play?
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Jul '10 01:20
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Blame me.

    Before the start of every game you play I get PM'd by your opponents
    asking me what to play against you.

    I say 2. Bc4, Qf3, and Nh3.

    However I'm getting bored with that.
    What do you want me to tell them to play?
    I could always use some Maroczy Bind practice. I think it's white's best system, but hardly anyone plays it.

    Or you could really screw with me and tell them all to play <insert sound of phlegm here> ...2. c3. It'll be back to Alekhine's or the Modern in short order.

    Paul
  6. 29 Jul '10 11:12
    For me the most worrying part of the post is that you have not noticed Exabyte's moves.
  7. 29 Jul '10 11:24
    Originally posted by Andrelious
    For me the most worrying part of the post is that you have not noticed Exabyte's moves.
    Hey, hey, hey! Why be a hater? I'm sure he's just learning like the rest of us.
  8. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Jul '10 11:25
    Originally posted by Andrelious
    For me the most worrying part of the post is that you have not noticed Exabyte's moves.
    I have learned that people missing mate-in-ones are a dime a dozen here at RHP, and I am part of the dozen you get for your ten cents!

    I thought the amazing part was that it occurred 3 times, and all by players for Portugal (or I assume at least flying the Portugese flag). Once is a mouse-slip, twice is a coincidence, but 3 times? That's something to post about!

    Hakuna matata, my friend!
  9. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    29 Jul '10 11:37
    I guess I'm the only one that finds it a little strange that the OP keeps playing for a fools mate
  10. 29 Jul '10 11:39
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I guess I'm the only one that finds it a little strange that the OP keeps playing for a fools mate
    Not the only one!
  11. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    29 Jul '10 11:49 / 2 edits
    The three players who have done it:

    1. User 330658
    2. User 330289
    3. User 285655

    Numbers 1 and three have practically the same username, and numbers 1 and two joined within one day of eachother. All have about the same rating and same number of games played.

    To add emphasis:










































































    (It's just fun to watch them flash)
  12. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Jul '10 11:53
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    The three players who have done it:

    1. User 330658
    2. User 330289
    3. User 285655

    Numbers 1 and three have practically the same username, and numbers 1 and two joined within one day of eachother. All have about the same rating and same number of games played.
    They have the right to remain silent, they have the right to an attorney, if they cannot afford one the court will provide....
  13. 29 Jul '10 12:04
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    The three players who have done it:

    1. User 330658
    2. User 330289
    3. User 285655

    Numbers 1 and three have practically the same username, and numbers 1 and two joined within one day of eachother. All have about the same rating and same number of games played.
    As long as you're hunting,

    User 420658
    User 426439
    User 482997

    (I guess Terabyte and Petabyte were already taken. )

    Let me guess what will be next...
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    29 Jul '10 12:09
    Originally posted by Exabyte
    In 3 games I have played against people from Portugal. The games went as follows:

    1. g4 e5
    2. f4?? Qf6??

    Does the Queen only move two squares at once in Portugal or something?

    I guess it dives..the Queen is C***iano Ronaldo.
    Your opponents are as stupid as you are.
    What pleasure do you get screwing up the rating system?
  15. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Jul '10 12:15
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Your opponents are as stupid as you are.
    What pleasure do you get screwing up the rating system?
    ???

    Very uncalled-for, especially from someone not rated 2800+.