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Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby theprotectors » Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:06 am

In my eyes it does the music calms me down and gets me in the mood for playing. But if you ask me I think Beethoven goes to all things especially driving a car
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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:03 am

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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby lioness » Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:41 am

yes, welcome!
classical music goes well with anything!!!
though sometimes i get lost listening to arrangements instead of doing what i should be!!


what kind of car do you drive Theprotectors?
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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby BenG » Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:00 pm

IMO, a serious game of chess requires silence. As much as I'd like to listen to listen to classical music while playing, it would be impossible for me to concentrate. I think it's because chess requires input from both hemispheres of the brain at the same time--the left for logic and strategy and the right for spatial awareness, tactics and also appreciation for the sheer beauty of the game.

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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby Serenity » Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:21 pm

BenG, don't fight the music, integrate it to color your moves.

If I find a conflict between music and something else (office chatter, home noise), I'll try to make it so the music wins and I elminate the other stuff.
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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby Serenity » Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:45 pm

........give the chess pieces music themes or motifs and the game an underlying theme.

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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby zlosin » Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:28 pm

A bad day at the office
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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby bignaf » Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:23 pm

i usually listen to the music too actively to be able to do anything to complicated simultaneosly.
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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby BenG » Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:37 am

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Serenity:
[QB] ........give the chess pieces music themes or motifs and the game an underlying theme.

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What kind of classical music would you suggest? (And what goes best with Scrabble?) I have a feeling that females are better at this sort of multitasking.

As for the bad day at the office, that's better than being checkmated by a lowly pawn.

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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby shostakovich » Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:48 am

"give the chess pieces music themes or motifs and the game an underlying theme."

I think this is a close description of the Checkmate Ballet by Bliss. I haven't heard it in ages.
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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby Serenity » Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:34 pm

:eek: Are you kidding me?
Music about chess?

Sure enough...looked it up and found the ballet scenes at

http://www.chester-novello.com/work/8219/main.html

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Re: Is beethoven.com perfect to play chess?

Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:51 am

[quote]Originally posted by PSIP:
[b] A bad day at the office
:)
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Postby Catmando » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:57 am

I'm in the midst of learning how to play Chess.
Very early stages! :)

Any other people who play?
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Postby Shapley » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:27 pm

I used to play, but haven't in a long time.

I recently bought a Mah Jongg set, and am wanting to learn to play. When I was in the Navy, we used to play a game with Mah Jongg tiles, but having read the instructions on how to play Mah Jongg (both American and Chinese versions), I've come to the conclusion that what we played was some fabricated game based on a card game, it certainly wasn't Mah Jongg.

Anyhow, in the meantime, I have fun stacking the tiles and playing Mah Jongg Solitare, like the computer game, even though it is a much slower process playing with real tiles.

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Postby navneeth » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:30 pm

I do. Actually, I don't. I've liked playing chess ever since I was a kid, but I just don't have anyone around to play with. In such cases, I turn to the computer for solace, and it insults me by revealing how pathetic I am at playing the game(unless it's a very bad engine :wink: ).
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Postby navneeth » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:33 pm

Ubuntu, my current OS, comes with Mahjong. The next version, which is due to be released in a week's time, will come with GLChess and Sudoku. :owned:
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Postby piqaboo » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:34 pm

Shapley wrote:...having read the instructions on how to play Mah Jongg (both American and Chinese versions)


Wow, you read chinese!
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Postby Shapley » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:43 pm

Wow, you read chinese!


不真正地

我談論比賽的漢語版本

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Postby Catmando » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:59 am

navneeth wrote:In such cases, I turn to the computer for solace, and it insults me by revealing how pathetic I am at playing the game(unless it's a very bad engine :wink: ).


Yup, I experienced that yesterday, playing against the computer in this very shoddy online chess site. It was almost like it knew the best move possible to counter what I was going to do (or it could read my mind).

Also played against my partner's 8 year old son 3 times yesterday, him winning 2x! But those were fun and learning more with each time I play.

So, in the game of chess, is bluffing a strategy? I don't understand the en passant move?

Which of these 3 do you find most valuable? 1) Rook 2) Knight 3) Bishop

So many questions.....It's such an interesting game!
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Postby navneeth » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:36 am

Catmando wrote:So, in the game of chess, is bluffing a strategy? I don't understand the en passant move?


I don't really know all the moves' names. I'm more the "spur of the moment" player. :rofl:

And, Cat, you can download this if you want to play chess offline. The unregsitered version is just a demo, but it has enough games to discourage anyone. :mrgreen: ;) Also, it will suggest better moves if you're making the wrong ones.

http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~pcsol/chess.htm
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