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January 30, 2012
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Are there any other chess players here who play either online or over the board? If so what's our Elo rate?? I'm 1800ish, but I've been over 2000 before. :S

April 21, 2012
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At this site you control the rating of the computer
http://www.chess.com/play/computer.html
I can beat beginner and easy, I dunno about higher than 800. 😛

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April 22, 2012
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I play but I am still considered a novice

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January 30, 2012
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I introduced humphreys to Red Hot Prawn, and we both play there. He's an 1800ish player. Over the board in live play with a decent amount of time, I'm 1700ish. On Red Hot Prawn, I'm streaky and bounce between 1600 and 1700+. I've gotten within 2 points of 1800 twice but never made it.

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January 30, 2012
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I like to pretend that I'm good at Chess, but really all I do is move a bunch of pieces forward and try to beat the opponent with pure arrogance and bravado.

My friends put up with my shenanigans and I've even won a few matches with that strategy, but I reckon it's because they've let more or because they just weren't paying attention to our game and focusing instead on a much tougher game they had at hand.

Now Cribbage! Well, I'm **** at Cribbage too, but I'm slightly less **** at it than Chess.

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Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.

Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.

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January 30, 2012
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I haven't played in months, tbh. I hit a wall somewhere in the 1800s, got annoyed, and started doing other things.

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January 30, 2012
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"Wing-Zero" wrote: I like to pretend that I'm good at Chess, but really all I do is move a bunch of pieces forward and try to beat the opponent with pure arrogance and bravado.

My friends put up with my shenanigans and I've even won a few matches with that strategy, but I reckon it's because they've let more or because they just weren't paying attention to our game and focusing instead on a much tougher game they had at hand.

Now Cribbage! Well, I'm **** at Cribbage too, but I'm slightly less **** at it than Chess.

I'm the man when it comes to cribbage but I've never seen it or played it online, and, my wife doesn't play cards. Needless to say, I don't play cribbage. 🙁

My father and I used to have an agreed upon rule where the dealer has the option of asking the opponent if he'd like to keep all 6 cards with no crib. The opponent can decline. But if the opponent accepts, the dealer ends up with a 7 card hand including the cut-card. That can be fun. '*Ahem. Um, I've got 4 jacks and 3 fives... is that a decent hand?" Laugh Or.. oooooo a triple-double-run with 2 fours, 3 fives, and 2 sixes!!! Laugh Wow... the possibilities.... never saw either of those hands but that'd be some serious damage.

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January 30, 2012
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"humphreys" wrote: I haven't played in months, tbh. I hit a wall somewhere in the 1800s, got annoyed, and started doing other things.

Went back to ol' EGA version of Tetris, eh.

Par for the course, unbeliever. Par for the course.

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January 30, 2012
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I just know the rules.

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January 30, 2012
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"frrostedman" wrote: [quote="humphreys"]I haven't played in months, tbh. I hit a wall somewhere in the 1800s, got annoyed, and started doing other things.

Went back to ol' EGA version of Tetris, eh.

Par for the course, unbeliever. Par for the course.

Fifa 12, actually, also too much of my time is taken up with imposing atheism on the world by force these days. I'm one of them militant folks now.

I've started by replacing the Bibles in hotels with Dawkin's evolution Bible.

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