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kenbo
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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 1:28 pm

I’m kenbo29


Invite me when you’ve got a few minutes and see how it plays. I really like the app we are playing on, it’s just the lag. I wouldn’t be surprised if this one’s the same.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 1:42 pm

Ok, just been "shopping". Surprisingly hard work doing it online but beats being out in a real shop! {8

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 1:47 pm

I’m pleased to say I’ve never done it!

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 1:57 pm

Invite sent, gone for a 1day game rather than on the clock. I'll time it though, like the last one, to see the relative difference between your and my moves.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 2:12 pm

I thought I accepted your invite but it put me against someone else. 8]

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 2:14 pm

try inviting me; ragharry.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 2:14 pm

I have done.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 2:16 pm

You're my friend now! Saw an invite for a 10 minute game but lost it again, just sent you another invite for a 1 day game

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 2:16 pm

I’m playing your invite game now. Can’t suss this out yet.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 2:24 pm

Not sure if my 1st pawn move came through, or my chat. Kept getting message re game update failing. *,

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 2:26 pm

Pawn hasn’t come through. One message has. I think it’s a shit app.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 2:32 pm

I'm inclined to leave it for now. Might have another look to see if I can suss out anything we were doing wrong. All sorts of weird stuff going on, moves being undone, board flipping round so it looked like I was white, messages not looking like they get sent! {8

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 2:33 pm

I’m deleting it. It’s far worse.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 2:35 pm

10-4 it is then. (I'm taking that as a resignation!) :lol

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 2:36 pm

;x;


I’ve deleted it. Make you realise how good the other one is.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Thu May 21, 2020 2:37 pm

Have our got time for a game?

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 2:47 pm

Timmo wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Ok for tomorrow night Harry
Kenners beat me took 2 1/2 hours thou :lol
As I've just said to Kenbo, I'm done for the day. Got a bit of betting to do now and my mate's scheduled in a game for 4ish. I do a pub quiz on YouTube on a Thursday that some of my mate's and workmates do. Link below if anyone wants to have a bash, lasts about an hour from 8:15. I make no great claims for it, but it's something to do and I usually get the best score out of anyone I know! :)


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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 21, 2020 6:52 pm

*, Just beat my mate in a game that went to 100 moves because, at move 70, I managed to gift him my queen from a position where it should have been mate in 3 moves!

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Fri May 22, 2020 6:22 am

At least it didn’t cost you the game. It’s giving away your pieces through stupidity that’s annoying. If your opponent plays a good move to take a piece, then that’s different.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Fri May 22, 2020 3:02 pm

kenbo wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Have our got time for a game?
Just moved if you fancy a game now.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Sat May 23, 2020 2:04 pm

Either of you fancy a game?

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Sat May 23, 2020 3:36 pm

I’m about if you fancy it now?

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Sat May 23, 2020 7:02 pm

H and I have just had our first draw. There were plenty of pieces left on the board at the end but we’d have probably ended up going round in circles. A fair result for a game littered with errors.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by Timmo » Sat May 23, 2020 8:29 pm

Been flat packing
Should have played chess instead
My brain wouldn't be in a mental fook up {8

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Sun May 24, 2020 6:49 am

I sympathize with you. I detest it, and will no longer buy the stuff.

There’s no need for so many fittings. They could easily reduce the amount by making it with all the parts already in place, then all the customer has to do is screw It together.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Sun May 24, 2020 4:44 pm

Just played the last 40 odd moves of a 108 move game against my mate that's taken 3 weekend's to complete! *,

Mainly because of how infrequently he has time or inclination to play.

Started off thinking my best option was a draw (I could have just moved a rook to attack his queen or threaten check over and over and he could have kept blocking with his rook). I decided I was happy to do that and he'd have to break the cycle. First move, he goes on the attack with his queen, followed by me putting him in check for 6 consecutive moves ending with me swapping one of my rooks for 2 of his.

Ended up with us both down to just queen and pawns but I was able to get another queen and bob's your uncle. At the end of the game he was pointlessly attacking a couple of my pawns and making a vain attempt to promote one of his that fell two moves short. I think I just wore him down in the end.

Good game but I'm glad they don't all take that long to complete! :)

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Sun May 24, 2020 4:53 pm

108 moves over three weekends sounds like torture. I bet we’ve done that in an hour and that’s including the lag.

It must be nice to have a queen left for the endgame. That’s something I rarely have!


H beat me 10.5-5.5 in the end. A respectable score by me considering he’s a much better player.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Mon May 25, 2020 4:30 pm

kenbo wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:53 pm
H beat me 10.5-5.5 in the end. A respectable score by me considering he’s a much better player.
Saying I won the first 4 games it’s pretty close really. I’d accept “better” for now but not “much”. I make me narrow fav for the next race to 10 but the betting’s pretty close. You just need to reduce the mistakes a bit more and make sure you spot mine as I sometimes get away with a few.

Just beat my cautious mate in a 61 move game that lasted 2 and 3/4 hours! Enjoyed it but was ever really under any threat and still had most of my pieces at the end.

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by kenbo » Mon May 25, 2020 4:49 pm

At that score, you’d be 1/2 to win the next race to ten. I think you would be the bet at that price.

I’ve had a dabble vs a computer today on chess24 and just can’t seem to improve at all. No matter how I start a match, after a dozen moves my pieces always seem to be practically in the same place as any other game I play. It’s ten minutes play and I’m still beat with five minutes on the clock!

A three minute average per move in your match! :lol

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Re: Chess Chat

Post by harry_rag » Mon May 25, 2020 5:00 pm

And that’s with me averaging far less than a minute!

Not keen on computer games as it’s never realistic when they simulate average play, always seems to be fatal once you make a mistake.

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