View Full Version : How about a Swampie Chess tournament?

05-14-2003, 02:53 PM
I was thinking that it would be a good idea to have a chess tournament between the swampies. I mean, there are plenty of ways we could, for example the zone - a simple way of playing chess on the internet with hardly any fuss :)
Is anyone with me? :)

05-14-2003, 04:31 PM
I'm up for a chess match with some of the swampies:) . sounds like fun.

btw, I use yahoo chess;)

05-14-2003, 04:33 PM
I used to play Yahoo chess quite a bit, but I much prefer Yahoo pool. :D

05-14-2003, 04:38 PM
So i can count you two in? :)

05-14-2003, 04:45 PM
count me in:thumbsup:

05-14-2003, 05:34 PM
depends, I actually have a zone name. If we play on Yahoo.. do I have to sign up or anything?

I'm an ok player. I last, and I can beat my history teacher.. ok we always call it a draw :p

05-14-2003, 07:19 PM
Just tell me how to sign up and I'll do it. ^__^

05-14-2003, 07:24 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and guess that The Spoon is the local Chess Champion in Scotland.

No way I'm going up against a Master [/fanfare & lasers].

Just kiddin' ;)

05-14-2003, 07:50 PM
I'm up for a game of pool, but not chess, I find it boring now.

Rogue Nine
05-14-2003, 07:54 PM
Ditto. I'll do pool, but not chess. Chess I reserve for playing with my crazy future-grandmaster cousins.

Thrackan Solo
05-14-2003, 07:58 PM
IM in for a wee bit of the ol' chess then and again count me in.

05-14-2003, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by leXX
I used to play Yahoo chess quite a bit, but I much prefer Yahoo pool. :D

Hells yeah ^^ Pool is pretty quick and easy, and you can get a whole load of people in there, and work out how to order the games. Poolness!:D

05-14-2003, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
The Spoon is the local Chess Champion in Scotland.

I wish :D

so er... who de we have who wants to participate in the tournie?


Wid like confirmation :D

05-14-2003, 09:06 PM
I'm up for some Chess, and Pool too if ya want ;)

Just say when.

Father Torque
05-14-2003, 09:37 PM
Im up for the challenge Agen. I have been known for my great chess skills 'first grade-5th grade:o '. And I also enjoy a good round of billiards/pool:)

Im in

Captain Wilson
05-14-2003, 10:19 PM
Count me in :D
For i am a great chess champion...
by saying chess champion i mean poor very very poor :D

05-14-2003, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Agen_Terminator

Wid like confirmation :D

I'm in for Pool only;)

05-14-2003, 10:38 PM
I'll play Chess.

05-14-2003, 10:39 PM
Chess? I'm good at Chess. I have come oh so close to beating my 8th grade teacher who kicks butt at the game, but the bell rang! :mad: I would have won... I had a queen, bishop, and rook and he had a pawn or two... :rolleyes:

Count me in. Do they have SW Stratego? That game owns!

Samuel Dravis
05-14-2003, 11:08 PM
I'm in.
Here's another chess site. (http://www.gamesdomain.com/onlinegames/castle.html)

05-14-2003, 11:41 PM
I'm not the best player, but count me in.

I use Yahoo.

05-14-2003, 11:46 PM
I've never played chess, but if someone can teach me, I'm up for it. :)

12-08-2003, 02:10 PM
(why: wanted to make a topic about chess but first searched and found this one)
(if you want me to make another topic instead with reference to this one instead of bumping other threads then lock this one)

I like chess and this is a very good idea, only we need to have one site and all that..There are various ways of playing chess (zone, yahoo, msn 6 (it's a plugin), java game sites..) i tried them all and this is DEFINETELY the best

Why is it the best? Well in stead of browsers and all that it's actually a program (only MP games), from Chessbase, the leading Chessnews site, chess database (hundreds of old games can be seen there) and best chess programs (Fritz, Hiarcs..) On PlayChess you finally have a decent board (almost all sites have an ugly board, Zone beeing the leader in that), anti cheat protection (it spots if you use a chess program and deletes your elo then) etc. It's all so simple and great for organising tournies since there are tournie rooms and all that, here are two little screenies I made

Room with all the players and all that:

Other reason why it's superior:
From time to time Grandmasters come and give trainings, like last friday some GM held a traning about sacrificing pieces for positional advantage. All completely free (you can also play against grandmasters but then you have to pay a little som, this is for the real freaks :P)

You can play as guest to anyone, but then you can only chat to other guests, if you register (is very quick) you get ELO and can chat to anyone. Playchess is very good, I actually found this one when i was tired of zone (too easy and hidious board) If everyone got playchess we might get this tourny rolling :)

Sam Fisher
12-08-2003, 02:51 PM
Hmm... I just got playchess, and am trying it out now... I might join this, but I can't get a comfirmation of being able to play.

12-08-2003, 03:21 PM
Login as guest then

12-08-2003, 04:22 PM
I'm down to play...I've been known to lose a few chess games in my life :P

Sam Fisher
12-08-2003, 08:56 PM
No, I mean comfirmation from my parents:p

I haven't signed up yet, but plan to. Any idea of when you are going to be on? Your screen name?

12-08-2003, 09:50 PM
Count me into the ches agme. Where are we playing? the Zone?

12-08-2003, 10:35 PM
I don't play chess I hate it I never played it and I don't want to try.

Jedi Luke
12-08-2003, 10:46 PM
Chess is awesome! I'm too tired to play at the moment however :p .

12-08-2003, 11:06 PM
hmmm....sounds like fun, only I am a complete dumbass when it comes to chess. I couldnt figure it out if my life depended on it.

Well maybe if my life depended on it. but I doubt it.

Sam Fisher
12-08-2003, 11:09 PM
Chess is fun... if you win:p

Actually, I go to a chess club with my friends..

The Truthful Liar
12-08-2003, 11:34 PM
Sounds brilliant. I'm game. ; )

Edit: PM me when you decide to play, I'm not on frequent enough to find these threads.

12-08-2003, 11:49 PM
I'm game. Count me in! :twogun:

Originally posted by ZBomber
I've never played chess, but if someone can teach me, I'm up for it. :)

I'll be willing to teach you. Meet me on MSN sometime this week.

12-09-2003, 01:32 PM
I'm in. I'm Mediocre. If that's how you spell it :p

12-10-2003, 02:55 PM
How about I come back to this thread when i got my vacation (tuesday 17 dec till 5 jan) after my damn exams and get some things running :) For those who want to learn how to play chess, or to improve their game here are some sites:

A good page with all the rules of chess (http://www.conservativebookstore.com/chess/) (well the normal ones, not the extra tournament ones)

LogicalChess.com (http://www.logicalchess.com)-Old good matches on it, logical moves and all that..good site

Chessbase (http://www.chessbase.com) news site and huge database of games

Chess.fm (http://www.chess.fm) Internet chess radio :)

oh and btw i found this pic today..It's from the world championship in 93 between Nigel Short and Garry Kasparov, it's just a damn beautiful pic...