Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by ryan3434 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:09 pm

Liquor Kitty wrote:Start a thread about a real "sport" of the ages (aged) ... crokenole! Chess is right there with it. Zzzzzzzz!
At least playing the "sport" of darts involves beer. 8)

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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by Liquor Kitty » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:47 am

ryan3434 wrote:
Liquor Kitty wrote:Start a thread about a real "sport" of the ages (aged) ... crokenole! Chess is right there with it. Zzzzzzzz!
At least playing the "sport" of darts involves beer. 8)

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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by Liquor Kitty » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:54 am

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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by KevinRiley2 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:57 pm

I have NOT played this well in YEARS. A current game...

1. e4...c6
2. d4... d5
3. Nc3... dxe4
4. Nxe4... Bf5
5. Ng3... Bg6
6. Nf3... Nd7
7. h4... h6
8. h5... Bh7
9. Bd3... Bxd3
10. Qxd3... e6
11. Bd2... Qc7
12. O-O-O... O-O-O
13. c4... Ngf6
14. Kb1... Bd6
15. Ne4... Nxe4
16. Qxe4... Nf6
17. Qc2... Bf4
18. Bxf4... Qxf4
19. Rh4... Qc7
20. Ne5... Rhf8
21. Qa4... a6
22. b4... Nd7
23. Nf3... e5
24. d5... cxd5
25. cxd5... Kb8
26. Rc1... Qd6
27. Qb3... Rc8
28. Rhc4... Nb6
29. Rc5... Qf6
30. Qe3... Qf5+
31. Ka1... e4
32. Nd4... Qxh5


Opponent played Queen takes h5 (black move 32) and the position is tricky. If the Rooks exchange and his Queen gets to my back rank, my ONLY move is Kb2, and MY Queen drops - black Knight to c4 forks the King/Queen. :cry:

So I will meet him half way with...

33. Rxc8+

Hopefully he takes back with his Rook (33... Rxc8) and then I SACRIFICE my Knight on c6 (34. Nc6+ (check)).

If he takes the Knight with the Rook, I'm up the exchange - taking back with the pawn.
If he takes the Knight with the Pawn, I win the Knight on b6 and he is in a TON of trouble.
If he plays Kc7, I play Ne7 and his Rook drops.
If he plays Ka8, my Queen takes his Knight on b6 and I am threatening Mate on a7.

I just have to PRAY he does not see the Sacrifice until it is too late. If/When he plays 33... Rxc8, it's too late / there is no going back. :rockin:
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by Argonauts est.1873 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:47 pm

Chess and golf both games not sport. Anyone can play either. Lump soccer in as well. You got a wheelchair you can roll around hitting or contacting a ball. All games, not sport.
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by KevinRiley2 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Anyone can play any sport.
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by Argonauts est.1873 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:56 pm

Not really. Plenty who have zero ability to skate, run or catch.
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by KevinRiley2 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:28 pm

Argonauts est.1873 wrote:Not really. Plenty who have zero ability to skate, run or catch.

Unless someone is physically handicapped, they most certainly do. Of course, some will be better than others but everyone can do it.

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Anyway... this sums it up better than I ever could...

http://londonchessconference.com/a-question-of-sport/
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by DAN38 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:43 pm

KevinRiley2 wrote:
Argonauts est.1873 wrote:Not really. Plenty who have zero ability to skate, run or catch.

Unless someone is physically handicapped, they most certainly do. Of course, some will be better than others but everyone can do it.

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Anyway... this sums it up better than I ever could...

http://londonchessconference.com/a-question-of-sport/


If they can call poker a sport then for sure chess is a sport. One thing about chess that is different from almost all sport is that there is no luck involved.
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by Aerial » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:51 pm

Probably why chess seems to be boring to me, watching something to see when "luck" plays a part as to who will win and who won't is much of the fun to me.

Ok, probably another reason why chess seems boring to me is because I'm probably a few short upstairs to ever be able to play the game very well. Or maybe even learn it. :)
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by KevinRiley2 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:22 pm

KevinRiley2 wrote:I have NOT played this well in YEARS. A current game...

1. e4...c6
2. d4... d5
3. Nc3... dxe4
4. Nxe4... Bf5
5. Ng3... Bg6
6. Nf3... Nd7
7. h4... h6
8. h5... Bh7
9. Bd3... Bxd3
10. Qxd3... e6
11. Bd2... Qc7
12. O-O-O... O-O-O
13. c4... Ngf6
14. Kb1... Bd6
15. Ne4... Nxe4
16. Qxe4... Nf6
17. Qc2... Bf4
18. Bxf4... Qxf4
19. Rh4... Qc7
20. Ne5... Rhf8
21. Qa4... a6
22. b4... Nd7
23. Nf3... e5
24. d5... cxd5
25. cxd5... Kb8
26. Rc1... Qd6
27. Qb3... Rc8
28. Rhc4... Nb6
29. Rc5... Qf6
30. Qe3... Qf5+
31. Ka1... e4
32. Nd4... Qxh5


Opponent played Queen takes h5 (black move 32) and the position is tricky. If the Rooks exchange and his Queen gets to my back rank, my ONLY move is Kb2, and MY Queen drops - black Knight to c4 forks the King/Queen. :cry:

So I will meet him half way with...

33. Rxc8+

Hopefully he takes back with his Rook (33... Rxc8) and then I SACRIFICE my Knight on c6 (34. Nc6+ (check)).

If he takes the Knight with the Rook, I'm up the exchange - taking back with the pawn.
If he takes the Knight with the Pawn, I win the Knight on b6 and he is in a TON of trouble.
If he plays Kc7, I play Ne7 and his Rook drops.
If he plays Ka8, my Queen takes his Knight on b6 and I am threatening Mate on a7.

I just have to PRAY he does not see the Sacrifice until it is too late. If/When he plays 33... Rxc8, it's too late / there is no going back. :rockin:

He took it. WEW HEW!!! My Nc6+ was in the system as an "IF" move and kicked in immediately. Let's see where it goes from here because he did not reply with his next move. Probable surprised I sacked the Knight. :lol:
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by KevinRiley2 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:42 am

KevinRiley2 wrote:
KevinRiley2 wrote:I have NOT played this well in YEARS. A current game...

1. e4...c6
2. d4... d5
3. Nc3... dxe4
4. Nxe4... Bf5
5. Ng3... Bg6
6. Nf3... Nd7
7. h4... h6
8. h5... Bh7
9. Bd3... Bxd3
10. Qxd3... e6
11. Bd2... Qc7
12. O-O-O... O-O-O
13. c4... Ngf6
14. Kb1... Bd6
15. Ne4... Nxe4
16. Qxe4... Nf6
17. Qc2... Bf4
18. Bxf4... Qxf4
19. Rh4... Qc7
20. Ne5... Rhf8
21. Qa4... a6
22. b4... Nd7
23. Nf3... e5
24. d5... cxd5
25. cxd5... Kb8
26. Rc1... Qd6
27. Qb3... Rc8
28. Rhc4... Nb6
29. Rc5... Qf6
30. Qe3... Qf5+
31. Ka1... e4
32. Nd4... Qxh5


Opponent played Queen takes h5 (black move 32) and the position is tricky. If the Rooks exchange and his Queen gets to my back rank, my ONLY move is Kb2, and MY Queen drops - black Knight to c4 forks the King/Queen. :cry:

So I will meet him half way with...

33. Rxc8+

Hopefully he takes back with his Rook (33... Rxc8) and then I SACRIFICE my Knight on c6 (34. Nc6+ (check)).

If he takes the Knight with the Rook, I'm up the exchange - taking back with the pawn.
If he takes the Knight with the Pawn, I win the Knight on b6 and he is in a TON of trouble.
If he plays Kc7, I play Ne7 and his Rook drops.
If he plays Ka8, my Queen takes his Knight on b6 and I am threatening Mate on a7.

I just have to PRAY he does not see the Sacrifice until it is too late. If/When he plays 33... Rxc8, it's too late / there is no going back. :rockin:

He took it. WEW HEW!!! My Nc6+ was in the system as an "IF" move and kicked in immediately. Let's see where it goes from here because he did not reply with his next move. Probable surprised I sacked the Knight. :lol:

A month later and the game still hasn't finished. :( I am going to win, tho. :thup:
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by KevinRiley2 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:55 am

I am White...

1. e4... g6
2. d4... Bg7
3. Nf3... d6
4. Bc4... Nf6
5. Nc3... O-O
6. h3... Nxe4
7. Bxf7+... Rxf7
8. Nxe4... h6
9. O-O... Bf5
10. Re1... Qf8
11. c3... Bxh3
12. Be3...Bg4
13. Ned2... c6
14. Rf1... e5
15. dxe5... dxe5
16. Qc2... Kh7
17. Nh4... Bf5
18. Nxf5... gxf5
19. b4... Nd7
20. Nc4... e4
21. Rad1... Ne5
22. Bc5... Qg8
23. Nd6... Rf6
24. Nxb7... Nd3
25. Nd6... Bf8
26. Nc4... f4
27. Bd4... f3
28. g3... Qxc4
29. Bxf6... Qe6
30. Rxd3

Playing a stronger player on line. I was up an exchange (my Bishop for his Rook) when he played Qe6 - move 29. Qe6 attacks my Bishop on f6 but, if I move the Bishop to safety, he plays Qh3 and he has Mate in 1.

My stomach sank. Then I spotted Rxd3 (move 30) which sacrifices my Rook for his Knight.

* If he takes my Bishop on f6, I move my Rook to d7, and check my way to victory.
* If he plays Qh3, threatening Mate in 1, I take the f3 pawn with my Rook, ending the Mate threat, because he can't take back - my Queen pins the e4 pawn to his King.
* If he takes my Rook with the e4 pawn, I take the pawn (now on d3), check his King, and then take the f3 pawn negating the Mate threat and protecting my Bishop.

Not bad if I may say so myself. Nice game Kevin. :thup:

Edit :

Black played Qg8 and I replied with Rxf3 - if he takes my Rook with his e4 pawn, I play Qg6 (check) and it is Mate in 1.

My opponent then resigned - like a gentlemen.
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by ryan3434 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:17 am

KevinRiley2 wrote:I am White... :thup:


Me too :thup:
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Re: Chess... It's a Sport!!!!

by KevinRiley2 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:50 pm

ryan3434 wrote:
KevinRiley2 wrote:I am White... :thup:


Me too :thup:

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