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Posers and Puzzles

  1. London
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    20 Sep '05 20:44
    Fine then , so that means you adults are better than us . I know a 14-year old boy who beat Karpov at a rated tournament , how come adults are better , is it knowledge or physical movement or is it knowing what to do , anyway , why won't they actually let us kids come up on the site ?
  2. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    20 Sep '05 20:53
    Originally posted by SicilianNajdorf
    Fine then , so that means you adults are better than us . I know a 14-year old boy who beat Karpov at a rated tournament , how come adults are better , is it knowledge or physical movement or is it knowing what to do , anyway , why won't they actually let us kids come up on the site ?
    As I said before, it has nothing to do with playing skill or intelligence. The law says 13 is the minimum age and Russ is following that.

    To register on this site you had to lie. You had to tick a box saying you were over 13. You aren't.

    Whether or not you agree with it doesn't matter.
  3. London
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    20 Sep '05 21:22
    Okay , I understand , my question is why do we have to be 13 , I know i must be 16 to smoke legally , but I know why it's that , its becuase it damages our early health , but what's the problem with playing chess ?
  4. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    20 Sep '05 21:37
    Originally posted by SicilianNajdorf
    Okay , I understand , my question is why do we have to be 13 , I know i must be 16 to smoke legally , but I know why it's that , its becuase it damages our early health , but what's the problem with playing chess ?
    For someone who claims to be the equivilent of a 17 year old you really are struggling to grasp this.
    Because you were required to register to play on the site an age limit has to be in place. It's for the safety of minors online.
  5. London
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    20 Sep '05 21:53
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    For someone who claims to be the equivilent of a 17 year old you really are struggling to grasp this.
    Because you were required to register to play on the site an age limit has to be in place. It's for the safety of minors online.
    Am I allowed to return when I'm older ? And another , thing , you know any ids correspondence chess sites , coz i'm only 1 . 25 years away from being 13 , and do you think there are any of those kids sites out there waiting for me ? Thanks Xanthos anyway .
  6. Earth Prime
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    20 Sep '05 22:02
    sure is good that Xanthos has infinite patience.
  7. London
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    20 Sep '05 22:05
    Yeah , but I assure you I won't take all day .
  8. Subscriberinvigorate
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    20 Sep '05 22:05
    Originally posted by SicilianNajdorf
    Am I allowed to return when I'm older ? And another , thing , you know any ids correspondence chess sites , coz i'm only 1 . 25 years away from being 13 , and do you think there are any of those kids sites out there waiting for me ? Thanks Xanthos anyway .
    Maybe Xanthos is grooming you!
  9. London
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    21 Sep '05 15:52
    Thanks , I just found , chess.ac
  10. Account suspended
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    21 Sep '05 18:14
    and taking the piss out of kids is sad
  11. Standard memberBowmann
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    21 Sep '05 23:49
    Originally posted by jord253
    and taking the piss out of kids is sad
    Shut up you.
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    22 Sep '05 06:19
    Originally posted by SicilianNajdorf
    But why do these sites only allow over 13s ? My IQ is perspectively a 17 year old's standard knowledge . If I'm 11 , why won't they allow me ?
    Because of what Bowmann does to small children on this site is illegal.
  13. Standard memberPocketKings
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    22 Sep '05 15:29
    Originally posted by SicilianNajdorf
    Fine then , so that means you adults are better than us . I know a 14-year old boy who beat Karpov at a rated tournament , how come adults are better , is it knowledge or physical movement or is it knowing what to do , anyway , why won't they actually let us kids come up on the site ?
    Your 14 year old friend is allowed to play here, ur not. that was a bad example if u were tryin to convince people u can play here
  14. Standard memberBowmann
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    22 Sep '05 16:28
    Originally posted by Alpha10
    Because of what Bowmann does to small children on this site is illegal.
    Not in the UK.
  15. London
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    22 Sep '05 19:20
    I don't understand what you're talking about . So I've decided what I'm going to do . Tell me if what I'm about to do cannot be done legally .
    1. It will finish my games in progress and start no more.
    2. I will finish the RHP vs. CHESS game.
    3. I will tell Russ I'm going out for a while.
    4. On my 13th birthday which is approximately 395 days from now , I will rejoin the site.
    5. And then I can legally play .

    Am I allowed to do this legally ? Just asking cause Xanthos told me to "get lost" and when you say 14 year old friend , he's not my friend , he's a child grandmaster , and there's not many like him but my ELO rating is 1445 as an 11-year old.
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