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  1. 03 Feb '15 05:26
    Have hundreds of chess books...most of them out of date.
    Have several chess sets but use only one, (Staunton design).
    Own a really ornate chess set given to them by a relative, that is never used.
  2. Standard member blunderdog
    R.I.P. mikelom
    03 Feb '15 05:41
    real chess players...

    ...make their own moves.
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    03 Feb '15 06:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by blunderdog
    real chess players...
    ... don't eat quiche.
  4. 03 Feb '15 09:30 / 1 edit
    I don't own an ornate chess set.

    My chess future doesn't look good.
  5. 03 Feb '15 15:06
    Originally posted by blunderdog
    real chess players...

    ...make their own moves.
    When I had the idea for this thread, I knew immediately that someone- like Bigbaddog- would jump in with the "engine" comment. You beat him to it--good for you !
  6. 03 Feb '15 15:20
    Originally posted by woadman
    Have hundreds of chess books...most of them out of date.
    Out of date chess books are the best... none of that meaningless percentage-of-a-pawn computer "analysis", it's all honest, hand-written, hand-explained human strategy.
  7. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    03 Feb '15 15:50
    My first chess set was sent to me from my brother when he was in 'Nam. Still have it somewhere. I also don't eat quiche!
  8. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Feb '15 16:27
    Originally posted by woadman
    When I had the idea for this thread, I knew immediately that someone- like Bigbaddog- would jump in with the "engine" comment. You beat him to it--good for you !
    News of your deeds was hardly confined to one poster.
  9. 03 Feb '15 16:47
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    News of your deeds was hardly confined to one poster.
    To quote another King== "Can't we all just get along?"
  10. 03 Feb '15 17:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by woadman
    To quote another King== "Can't we all just get along?"
    I don't remember saying that....

    Agree though with blunderdog-make your own moves.
  11. 03 Feb '15 18:18
    Real Chess Players......

    ......never play endings.
  12. Standard member blunderdog
    R.I.P. mikelom
    03 Feb '15 19:45
    Originally posted by woadman
    To quote another King== "Can't we all just get along?"
    Actually the quote was <snivel> "I just wanna say...you know...can we...can we all get along? Can we...can we get along?"
  13. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Feb '15 19:53
    Originally posted by woadman
    To quote another King== "Can't we all just get along?"
    Does this mean there will be no more threads slamming non-'real' chess players?

    Because elitism, especially when not justified, does not inspire many people to 'get along'.
  14. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Feb '15 19:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Real Chess Players......

    ......never play endings.
    I can't help it. Not all of us are crazy enough to sack a bunch of pieces for the faint hope of mate.
  15. 03 Feb '15 21:46
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Does this mean there will be no more threads slamming non-'real' chess players?

    Because elitism, especially when not justified, does not inspire many people to 'get along'.
    I agree 100%...