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  1. 30 Dec '05 00:02
    two knights or one rook? 2 knights right?
  2. Standard member DeepThought
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    30 Dec '05 00:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    two knights or one rook? 2 knights right?
    An interesting question and, since the game in question is in progress (Game 1674135), not one on which I, or anyone else on the site, can make a comment. See section 3(b) of the terms of service.
  3. 30 Dec '05 00:09
    I am not asking tactics, and since the exchange has already been made, I don't see the ethical issue.
  4. Standard member DeepThought
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    30 Dec '05 00:15 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    I am not asking tactics, and since the exchange has already been made, I don't see the ethical issue.
    Our answers could affect your play - as the description of why the knights are better or the rook is better depends on the overall position and could tell you how to play the game. I'm not accusing you of intentionally asking for advice, it's just that you need to contain your enthusiam for a discussion (I think the postion is interesting too) until after the game has finshed, which, since you both seem to be playing fairly quickly, should be over fairly soon, so there's no reason not to wait.

    Good luck in the game.
  5. 30 Dec '05 00:17
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    I am not asking tactics, and since the exchange has already been made, I don't see the ethical issue.
    A discussion of this requires discussion of why the knights or rook is better. hence, the ethical issue.
  6. 30 Dec '05 00:17
    Unless I am mistaken, you are the moderator or something of that sort for the site? You seem to be watching my game quite intently.
  7. Standard member rhb
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    30 Dec '05 00:23
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Unless I am mistaken, you are the moderator or something of that sort for the site? You seem to be watching my game quite intently.
    We are all watching you. Always.
  8. 30 Dec '05 00:26
    Wow, that is reassuring, good to know I will always have someone watching my back.
  9. Standard member Freddie2008
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    30 Dec '05 00:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Our answers could affect your play - as the description of why the knights are better or the rook is better depends on the overall position and could tell you how to play the game. I'm not accusing you of intentionally asking for advice, it's just that you need to contain your enthusiam for a discussion (I think the postion is interesting too) until aft ...[text shortened]... ckly, should be over fairly soon, so there's no reason not to wait.

    Good luck in the game.
    Since it is very much a point of view as to which is better there is no harm in asking. Technically 2 knights is better; in terms of points (6 vs 5) but it depends on the position of the game I imagine.
  10. 30 Dec '05 00:29
    thank you for a straight answer freddie.
  11. Standard member DeepThought
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    30 Dec '05 00:29
    No, I just took a look at the game and noticed that the position had changed relative to the preview of your public games.

    Incidentally the opening is called Damiano's defence. You played the opening reasonably (without having checked it properly) but there is a better move at move 3. Good is 3. Bc4 as it stops black from castling; but the there's a tactical refutation attempt with 3. Nxe5 - black can't get the pawn back straightaway due to this: Game 894004, black can't avoid checkmate if the pawn is recaptured, so the correct move is 3. Nxe5 Qe7 when white retains a plus.
  12. Standard member DeepThought
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    30 Dec '05 00:30 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Since it is very much a point of view as to which is better there is no harm in asking. Technically 2 knights is better; in terms of points (6 vs 3) but it depends on the position of the game I imagine.
    3 points for a rook?
  13. Standard member Freddie2008
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    30 Dec '05 00:32
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    3 points for a rook?
    Dammit
  14. Standard member rhb
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    30 Dec '05 00:47
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    3 points for a rook?
    Nah - That's for a basket when shooting from outside the 3-point line.
  15. 30 Dec '05 01:05
    Go knights, it's your birthday, school that rook (or lack of it).