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I love playing chess ^^<br><br>
A friend of mine has created a vegetarian / vegan / animal rights chess group on chess.com<br>
( i like this chess website because of the social side )<br><br><a href="http://www.chess.com/groups/view/vegan-brotherhood" target="_blank">http://www.chess.com/groups/view/vegan-brotherhood</a><br><br>
( the name is just for the style, even people who are not vegetarians but want to be can join ^^ )<br><br>
What's interesting is that there is quiet a lot of members for the age of the group, and the rating is also higher than the average.<br><br>
So i play there ^^<br><br>
What i like the most about chess i that you play according to your caracter, wich means that you can learn a lot about people just by playing with them. Aggresive, defensive, hesitating, resolute etc...<br><br>
For information the world chess champion is almost vegetarian ( unfortunately he eats fish )<br><br>
Any other chess players here ?
 

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I love chess. Also, I am an aggressive, yet defensive, player.<br><br>
Scholar's Mate is my favorite move against beginners. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I play chess casually sometimes, but I'm not very good. Still I may try a few games there.<br><br>
E: Oh, it's day/s per move? In that case I'll give it a miss.
 

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I'm a member of that group on chess.com, though I rarely play on that site.<br><br>
Actually, I've played hardly any chess the last 3 or 4 months. I kind of go back and forth on hobbies - I get really into them for a while, then get bored with them and move on to something new to obsess over. I actually played quite a bit of chess the last few years, but after a couple of bad tournament results, I got a little frustrated and decided I was due for a break. Actually, I'm not sure if I burned out on the game because of the bad results or started having bad results because I'd been playing too much and was already burning out. Either way, they fed on each other, and I've moved on to other interests for now.<br><br>
So are you guys good players? I peaked in the 1700's USCF. I think my highest chess.com rating was nearly 2000.<br><br>
My playing style used to be very quiet and passive when I first started. Then I decided to play exactly opposite of that style in order to learn and prove, so I adopted a "nothing but wild gambits" opening repertoire. I've since tamed it down, but I'm much more aggressive than I used to be, and I still play some gambits, especially the Smith-Morra Gambit against the Sicilian Defense.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3052254"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
My playing style used to be very quiet and passive when I first started. Then I decided to play exactly opposite of that style in order to learn and prove, so I adopted a "nothing but wild gambits" opening repertoire.</div>
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Ever try the Fried Liver Attack? That one's fun.<br><br>
Also a friend of mine developed this opening he calls the Owen Wilson Gambit:<br><br>
1. Nf3 2. Ng1 3. Nf3 4. Ng1 5. Nf3 6. Ng1<br><br>
He describes it as a hypermodern opening system allowing the player to ruin everything they have worked for in his or her life
 

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You can play live, or you can have 1, 3, 7 or 14 days per move, you can also play fischer chess. So you can play whatever suits you ^^<br>
For me i play minimum 3 days per move since i can be busy, but in fact i make my moves quicker, like one or two per day.<br><br>
It just means that you if you do'nt move during this period you loose on time, but if you want to play live during this period you can.<br><br>
If you want to play blitz games it's also perfectly possible you can choose all the possible timings, but don't cry if your connection is too slow on a 3 minutes game ^^<br><br>
My style is naturally very aggressive and i love playing with the pawns, but i try to explore lot of different styles, i'm searching for a better harmony between my pieces. Generally speaking i also tend to move in a way that makes the board looking nice, and i make interesting complicated moves wich are not always the best ones but wich brings a lot of fun. I tend to go for queen exchanges, since it seems that a lot of people rely heavely on them, whereas i'm for the pawns, so it generally gives me the advantage.
 

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I've heard of the Fried Liver Attack, but I've never tried it. That's a variation on the Two Knights, right? Against that as white, I usually transpose to the Scotch Gambit with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5. This is actually the only opening that I play regularly as both white and black, since I frequently play both sides of 1. e4 e5, but that's the only variation I play from both sides. For some reason, that opening is very popular at my local club, so I face it regularly as black.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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For those who want to play against an international master and didn't had the opportunity yet<br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Jan 5, 2012 @ 10:06am<br><br>
A News Item has been Posted in Group: <a href="http://www.chess.com/groups/view/vegan-brotherhood" target="_blank">Vegan Brotherhood</a>. To comment on this news item, go to <a href="http://www.chess.com/news/play-an-im-7253" target="_blank">http://www.chess.com/news/play-an-im-7253</a>.<br><br>
Here is a chance to play an IM! Enclosed is his invitation:<br><br><br><br>
Dear Chess Players,<br><br>
I am International Chess Master Attila Turzo and I will play 1000 chess games simultaneously with chess players from all over the world. The games will be played on <a href="http://www.chess.com" target="_blank">www.chess.com</a> with a time limit of three days per move.<br><br>
Entry is free and all ages and strengths of players can participate. There are millions of chess players around the globe who have never had the opportunity to play against a highly rated player. International Master Attila Turzo would like to give them a chance<br><br>
Those “Bright Minds” who like to take part in this event can registerat <a href="http://www.1000brightminds.com/" target="_blank">http://www.1000brightminds.com/</a><br><br>
The deadline for registering is Tuesday, 10 January, 11:00 am Budapest time, 5:00am New York time.<br><br>
The simul will start on Wednesday 11 January at 11:00 am Budapest time, 5:00am New York time.<br><br>
I live in Budapest, Hungary. I became an International Chess Master in 1997 and I am a Hungarian junior champion and 5 times Hungarian team champion.<br><br>
I wish you a fantastic game!<br><br>
Attila</div>
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I've been into chess most of my life, but off and on and never real seriously. I was in the chess club in elementary school, but after that my experience has mostly been limited to a game here and there with the rare person I come across that actually knows how to play. When I was working at a Navy relay station in northern Japan some of the civilian tech reps were pretty good so I got back into it a while. Lately my interest has been coming back though. I was always pretty good with strategy in general, but never really took the time to learn specific openings until now.<br><br>
You might see me on that site before too long, though with a 7 week old baby I don't exactly have much time for anything atm other than baby tending <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Is it set up so that you both have to be there, or does it have options for games played over the course of a few days or weeks?
 

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Chess.com is a good site for "correspondence" style play. ie You make a move, then wait a day or two to get a response from your opponent. It's good if you don't want to commit to sitting down for a whole game all at once.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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I just realized I haven't played a game of chess since my last tournament, around 6 months ago. I feel like playing again. Maybe I'll get on the internet for a couple of quick games this weekend. I usually play on freechess.org for that sort of thing. Anyone up for a game?<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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I've been getting back into chess heavily recently. I've been playing on the internet and diving back into my chess books to try and improve my game for about a month now, and I went to a local club for a tournament for the first time in a year and a half this past weekend. I only won 1 out of 4 games, so I'm obviously still rusty.<br><br>
Anyone want to play a game?<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="juggle.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.veggieboards.com/images/smilies/juggle.gif">
 

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<p>I love chess! The only thing I dislike about it is that sometimes people take forever to make their move and it can get a bit boring if they're at least not talkative while I'm waiting.</p>
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<p>My playing style is generally crazy. :D Sometimes instead of going after the king I like to make other goals. Gives it some variety. When playing more normal I like to start out passive and kill off a bunch of my pieces, then get more aggressive over the course of the game.</p>
 

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<p>I was high school champion but haven't played in a long while :)</p>
<p>My friend used to be the champion of a Canadian province. I chickened out of a game with him :D</p>
 

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<p>Best way to learn is to play, whether you crush or get crushed :)</p>
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<p>Its not about winning bwahaha.</p>
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<p>And if you play enough against the same opponent, his weaknesses became apparent. And then... REVEEEEEEEENGE !!!!!!!!!!</p>
 

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<p>I hate losing! When I was 8 or 9 I would cry when my father beat me so my mom would tell him to let me win :D</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>vegan cyberpunk</strong> <a href="/t/131442/chess#post_3227091"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>Best way to learn is to play, whether you crush or get crushed :)</p>
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<p>Its not about winning bwahaha.</p>
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<p>And if you play enough against the same opponent, his weaknesses became apparent. And then... REVEEEEEEEENGE !!!!!!!!!!</p>
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Thread necro, inspired by the book thread.<br><br>
My return to regularly playing last year didn't last very long. I've recently returned again. I'm VERY rusty. I need to play a bunch of slow games to work on my thought process. I'm also doing a bunch of easy tactics puzzles, though I think I need to switch to harder ones soon. And re-reading Chernev's "Logical Chess, Move by Move", which I originally read when I first started playing 15ish years ago.<br><br>
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Chess.com is awesome!<br>
A vegetsrian chess group? Umm...sweet!<br>
I'm I my dchool's chess club.<br>
Unfortunately, I tend to be of a very motherly nature towards people. Which has now had me dubbed the "mother" of the chess club.<br>
Then again, that could just be because I'm the only girl that ACTUALLy shows up, and am the one that managed I get enough people to be able I join torinaments(unfortunately, they're an hour a way and we have no one to take us as a group.)
 

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Okay Fromper, I see what you did here <img alt="wink3.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.veggieboards.com/images/smilies/wink3.gif"><br><br>
My father taught me to play when I was 8. By age 12 I was beating him every time and he lost interest.<br><br>
I used to play a lot in high school. After that, not so much.<br><br>
I taught my son to play when he was 7-8. Mostly these days he'll whip me, but we still have fun.<br><br>
I joined chess.com mostly so I could keep a running game with him, while he's away at college. Along the way I've joined a few teams and played a few tournaments.<br><br>
Ken
 
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