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  1. 25 Dec '10 09:03
    discuss.
  2. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    25 Dec '10 12:40 / 1 edit
    wow, that's a long thread title. Isn't there more to chess then pattern recognition ?
  3. 25 Dec '10 13:16
    2D vision - internet chess taken less serious -> less pressure -> better results? - interruptions(phonecall,doorbell,kids,etc....) -> poorer results? - more experimenting -> poorer/better results - more difficult to annoy/distract opponent - engines - books - GM friends kibitzing - patzer friends kibitzing.

    That's about all I can think of.

    toet.
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    25 Dec '10 14:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by hintjul
    discuss.
    threads with zero substance in the opening post should be deleted automatically, and the offender forum banned for spamming the board.

    if you're too lazy to contribute anything yourself, you shouldn't start a new thread.
  5. Standard member ua41
    Sharp Edge
    25 Dec '10 15:42 / 1 edit
    Psychology is a huge factor in OTB. The human element responds differently in person than over the internet.
    For example, if you resign en masse over the board, you'd get a lot of dirty looks and snide remarks. Online, like on this site, you probably get people who are a bit more direct and insulting for doing such a thing because of the whole hidden by computer thing.
  6. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    25 Dec '10 19:04
    Originally posted by wormwood
    threads with zero substance in the opening post should be deleted automatically, and the offender forum banned for spamming the board.

    if you're too lazy to contribute anything yourself, you shouldn't start a new thread.
    Nonsense!

    Opinionated and dismissive posts should be deleted, and the poster banned for spamming.

    Discuss.
  7. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    26 Dec '10 00:39
    this thread failed when the OP suggested that chess is only pattern recognition.
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    26 Dec '10 02:44
    Originally posted by hintjul
    discuss.
    Don't call me Shirley!
  9. 26 Dec '10 17:40
    mouseslips!
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Dec '10 18:51
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    mouseslips!
    shouldn't that be mice lips?