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Do you play Chess?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by hoosiertaco, Aug 17, 2009.

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Do you play Chess?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2009.
  1. Yes

    72.7%
  2. No

    18.2%
  3. In the process of learning

    4.5%
  4. I want to learn to play

    4.5%
  5. Never heard of Chess

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Aug 17, 2009 at 1:36 AM
    #1
    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my first poll........

    I really enjoy playing Chess. My dad taught me when I was young, he played in many tournaments and did quite well locally.

    I'm in the process of teaching the game to my 10 year old twins. They're getting fairly good.

    Lets see the percentage of TW members that play Chess, and how old were you when you learned?
     
  2. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:06 AM
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    Burgman

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    my dad also showed my how to play when i was young dont play anymore tho
     
  3. Aug 17, 2009 at 3:48 AM
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    GEARAHOLIC

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    its all about elementry school chess club baby
     
  4. Aug 17, 2009 at 4:09 AM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    I know how to play. Not really interested in that though ;)
     
  5. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    OU812

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    I need a new table though. I've been looking for a good deal on a nice heavy (marble) or similar table.

    I was taught by my father and at the time next door neighbor who was a german immigrant that escaped to the West side when the wall went up.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:21 AM
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    BPachom

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    Like the game, but do not play as often as would like........not too many people play.



     
  7. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    wiscdave

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    yahoo.games.chess .......every now and then
     
  8. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    my grandpa was very good at it, he teached me a few moves, but i dont remember, i guess i just know the basic stuff, but i do like it a lot, but its hard to find someone to play with....
     
  9. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    SC4333

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    I play, but not often. I learned how to play the game when I was around 11 years old, but I wouldn't say I am very good at it.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    rob1

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    Love the Game...you really have to think ahead before you make a move!!
    Helps in real life...buy a taco or wait?.....Indigo Blue or Speed Way Blue?:p
    Some guys set up at the Local Mall in the Food area and invite anyone to play..did it once and lost to the guy but it was a good game and had fun while the wife shopped!!
     
  11. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    I learned from a cousin when I was somewhere between 8 and 10 years old. I was a pretty regular player in high school and college. In my twenties friends and I would spend afternoons playing chess and drinking beer / wine. When I was on the road (rock musician) I'd sometimes play for money (and almost always won).

    About the time I turned 30 it seemed that both (a) none of my regular chess partners continued to have interest in the game and (b) I lost interest myself - something I've never quite been able to explain.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I enjoy playing now and then.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2009 at 12:26 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    amazing how we can tie Chess in with many things in life. Even whether to buy a Taco or not.....:D

    in teaching my kids, I've whipped the ol' check-mate in 4 moves on them to get them to be more aggressive. Funny to see their faces......
     
  14. Aug 18, 2009 at 12:28 AM
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    i played in middle school, actually beat this chinese kid that was the king at it once too. i swear it felt like a i had just upset the number one team or something haha
     
  15. Aug 18, 2009 at 12:44 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    :eek:.............I'll probably be saying that about my 10 year old twins before long.........I catch them playing against each other all the time..........trying to get good enough to beat dad....
     
  16. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    Yes, I do. Learned in the 4th grade. All great minds know how to play chess. :cool:
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    i'm awesome at stalemates but i have a hard time actually winning
     
  18. Aug 23, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    Incognito

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    I was taught when I was young, but I only play when we're bored at school.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    My buddies and I used to play quite a bit a long time ago...I'm prolly a lil rusty :)
     
  20. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    L8Rmike

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    I learned around 12, but didn't play seriously until I was 21ish. Haven't played in a long time, but I see kids playing chess with each other over thier i-phones. Now I want an i-phone.
     
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