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by Larry
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Quickest way to win in Chess ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Re: Quickest way to win in Chess ?

Sometimes you don't have much time and want a game to end as quickly as possible. But you also want to win. What to do ? Perhaps start with a most aggressive but sound chess opening ? But which one would that be ? Other ideas ? Certainly gambits are best when you want a quick kill. Of course the st...
by Larry
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Why quit with chess ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Re: Why quit with chess ?

Kotlov wrote:Why don't you castle? ))
Isn't castling illegal here? Nf3 was indicated , no?
After a3 Black replies with Qf6 threatening both Qf2 and Qa1.
Not looking good for white
L
by Larry
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I Cannot Stop Playing Rethoric...
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: I Cannot Stop Playing Rethoric...

It has defeated me in every game, even in those where I concentrate enough to play all the 40 moves in 15 minutes :-) No way....I can resist more, I can be near a draw, but R. always find a way to crush me at the end. I have not enjoyed so much an engine since the good old days of cstal.... It beca...
by Larry
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The dedicated chess computer thread
Replies: 38
Views: 8708

Re: The dedicated chess computer thread

A similar thing happened with a couple of the Saitek models. The Megathon 2400 was never released in a plastic case with pressure squares. It was released as modules as the RISC modules: http://www.schach-computer.info/wiki/index.php/Saitek_Megathon_2400 Also the Saitek Turbostar2600, which the link...
by Larry
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The dedicated chess computer thread
Replies: 38
Views: 8708

Re: The dedicated chess computer thread

The Designer 2400 had the ARM processor, same as RISC2500,
according to wiki.
L
by Larry
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Magnus Carlsen checkmates Bill Gates in 9 moves!
Replies: 24
Views: 6371

Re: Magnus Carlsen checkmates Bill Gates in 9 moves!

My guess is that Gates inadvertently allowed an early mate
so the flow of the occasion was intact, if you get what I mean.
L
by Larry
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Don Dailey, 1956 -2013
Replies: 150
Views: 73989

Re: Don Dailey, 1956 -2013

Sad to hear of someone taken in his best years. Sincere
condolences to his loved ones at home. When I was completing
high school, he was starting grade school. Seems an injustice.
Larry
by Larry
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What's the funniest or unique name you have seen on ICC?
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: What's the funniest or unique name you have seen on ICC?

reflectionofpower wrote:I just seen one and it made me laugh, "turdstorm" :lol:
A few have raised a giggle for me too over the years, eg:
AnatolyKarpark
suckmachine
by Larry
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Obsidian Suspicions...
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Obsidian Suspicions...

And tell me, what about that Opal? Is worth the price? Our sponsor here still sell them I believe, so if it is valuable, maybe I will get one. No, don't buy the Star Opal. There are four in the 'Opal' range with the Star Opal the strongest, but it is still quite weak. On the box it says 'estimated ...
by Larry
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Obsidian Suspicions...
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Obsidian Suspicions...

Who is the guy getting the stock? Just curiosity. Fern The guy getting the stock that I know of is Peter Parr of 'Chess Discount Sales' in Sydney. He is closing down his chess supplier company after failing to find any buyer for the business. As I was buying a Novag Star Opal from him the other wee...