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  1. 28 Aug '10 14:31
    One of the things I love about chess is all of the twists and turns and emotions involved. I always try to sell people on game they always tell me, "I don't have the patience for chess," and yet these are the people who can sit perfectly still and stare at a screen for 2 1/2 hours during a movie.

    I try to tell that chess can be action packed, dramatic and even scary just like a movie. Only in chess you're not watch someone else fight in a war or get in a car chase - it's featuring you!

    Why is this concept so hard to impress upon people? A side note - can a game of chess also be funny?
  2. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    28 Aug '10 16:49
    Swissgambit posted a game fragment recently where his opponenet tried to trick him into a mate and then fell into the exact same mate right after. I do believe that is one of the funniest moments I have seen in chess.
  3. 28 Aug '10 18:45
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    One of the things I love about chess is all of the twists and turns and emotions involved. I always try to sell people on game they always tell me, "I don't have the patience for chess," and yet these are the people who can sit perfectly still and stare at a screen for 2 1/2 hours during a movie.

    I try to tell that chess can be [i]action packed ...[text shortened]... is concept so hard to impress upon people? A side note - can a game of chess also be funny?
    Watching a movie doesn't require any effort.That's the thing.
    I once read our brain is less active while watching tv than while sleeping!

    All my losses are funny.Sometimes even downright hilarious.

    toet.
  4. 28 Aug '10 23:26
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    Watching a movie doesn't require any effort.That's the thing.
    I once read our brain is less active while watching tv than while sleeping!

    All my losses are funny.Sometimes even downright hilarious.

    toet.
    all my losses tend to be debilitating
  5. 29 Aug '10 03:08 / 1 edit
    ".....can a game of chess also be funny?

    I really am helpless with laughter when I see some of the games on here.
    I don't think it's cruel, it is after all just a game with nothing at stake,

    Here are two.

    This one had me collapsed in a heap of laughter.
    I still chuckle when I think about it. I love this game

    Jlrdada - w1ll1amchess RHP 2006



    And this one is heart breaking because Black did not play the best move.

    If he had played 7...Qb4 then I would have given up chess because
    there is nothing more the game could show me that could top that.

    winfried - Van Hanegem. RHP 2005

  6. 29 Aug '10 04:29
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    ".....can a game of chess also be funny?

    I really am helpless with laughter when I see some of the games on here.
    I don't think it's cruel, it is after all just a game with nothing at stake,

    Here are two.

    This one had me collapsed in a heap of laughter.
    I still chuckle when I think about it. I love this game

    Jlrdada - w1ll1amchess RHP 2006 ...[text shortened]... the perfect end to this game but even funnier, 7...Qb4 Yes, the Queens are coming off.}[/pgn]
    Can you pull up the winning percentage when white attempts fools mate?
  7. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    29 Aug '10 05:49
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    One of the things I love about chess is all of the twists and turns and emotions involved. I always try to sell people on game they always tell me, "I don't have the patience for chess," and yet these are the people who can sit perfectly still and stare at a screen for 2 1/2 hours during a movie.

    I try to tell that chess can be [i]action packed ...[text shortened]... is concept so hard to impress upon people? A side note - can a game of chess also be funny?
    Although I frequently disagree with your political views, your thoughts on chess are very accurate indeed. Perhaps our present age, has spawned a world of "watchers", rather than participants.😏
  8. 29 Aug '10 14:24 / 1 edit
    Hi Paralad,

    I have 1994 times where White has played 2.Qh5.



    White wins 868
    Draws 98
    Black wins 1,028

    The most common Scholars Mate comes when Black plays 3.Nf6.

    1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6



    Hitting the Queen but missing the attack on f7. 4.Qxf7 mate.

    f7 is the weakest point in Black's camp at the start of the game, it
    is the only square protected by the Black King so one should always
    keep an eye on this square especially when there is anything pointing at it.

    It can be hit with natural moves. Bc4, Qh5, Nf3-e5/g5.

    10 games have ended in this mate.

    Fahim365 - injury

    Abu Yousef - Desouki

    Goldenson - Pembunuh Raja

    Kaupunki Poika - Pasar Baru

    Nuori Poika - Horny Boy

    Achilles Blue - alexpaul

    Achilles Blue - Jim Cena

    aGoRessivE - dokaholik

    Joe701 - littleflank

    shamechamp - Gorgulho

    You will notice Achilles Blue User 403285 has won two games this way.
    You will also notice this boy was banned in March 2009.

    Most likely stuck what to do on move 4 so switched on a box. 🙂