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Postby Catmando » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:48 am

Thanks for the link Nav. I'll play a computer as an option, but with that being said, it's more fun to play against someone else, especially since I find playing against a computer (you don't get a rest or break, because the computer immediately does it's move after you completed yours). At least on the version I was playing on.

Do you know what the "castling" strategy is for (Rook moves alonside the King??) I guess this is to provide extra protection to your King?

I have some more reading to do on this game.
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Postby navneeth » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:28 am

Catmando wrote:Do you know what the "castling" strategy is for (Rook moves alonside the King??) I guess this is to provide extra protection to your King?


Yes. They exchange places, well, sort of. It also frees up the rook in case it is "trapped" behind a row of pawns in front.
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Postby Shapley » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:07 am

Capturing 'en passant' allows a player to capture a pawn that the opponent sought to get clear of danger by using the initial two-space move.

Castling is designed to move the king into a more protected postion (near the corner) while bringing the rook into a better position for attack. It is the only move that allows you to move two pieces.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby navneeth » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:40 am

Image

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Postby Catmando » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:06 am

For those who do play chess, I was referred to this site by a friend of mine. There are alot of people who have joined this site to play Chess. :shock: It's called Gameknot.

Here is the link :arrow: GameKnot
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Postby treebeau » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:27 am

Catmando wrote:...Which of these 3 do you find most valuable? 1) Rook 2) Knight 3) Bishop
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I can't speak to VALUE, but I can speak to difficulty in MAKING them. The Knight is the most difficult to make. Need to scroll through this page to see the chess pieces.
http://treebeau.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_archive.html

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Postby Catmando » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:31 am

treebeau wrote:
Catmando wrote:...Which of these 3 do you find most valuable? 1) Rook 2) Knight 3) Bishop
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I can't speak to VALUE, but I can speak to difficulty in MAKING them. The Knight is the most difficult to make. Need to scroll through this page to see the chess pieces.
http://treebeau.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_archive.html

Regards,
Tim B.


Wow treebeau, I remember when you first posted this. Those chess pieces are absolutely gorgeous!

Hint: My birthday is in July.
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Postby treebeau » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:36 am

Mine too (July birthday).

Believe it or not, I still haven't finished the set and board (back burner). The fellow I was making this for (husband of a dear female friend of mine) has divorced her and he doesn't communicate with me any more. Now I may just finish it and keep it.

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Postby Catmando » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:39 am

treebeau wrote:The fellow I was making this for (husband of a dear female friend of mine) has divorced her and he doesn't communicate with me any more. Now I may just finish it and keep it.

Regards,
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That's unfortunate about their divorce.

You should definitely keep it!
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Postby Catmando » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:49 am

Wow, I just lost my 1st game of chess on GameKnot, against a young man from the UK.

He beat me in 6 moves. :oops: Humbled beginnings........
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Postby navneeth » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:06 pm

Sorry to hear that, Mr.Old Timer. :P
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Postby Catmando » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:19 pm

I have a feeling this GameKnot site could be highly addicting.....
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