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  • Started 6 years ago by Lighthouse
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Lighthouse
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Has anyone played chess online? How does it work please

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Scott
Posts: 5618

http://games.yahoo.com/games/l.....h&ss=1

Haven't played on Yahoo in years, but it's worth a look. You may be able to set up a private game too, :)

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Yes thanks Scott. But do you have to sit down and play a game all the way through, or can you take time out to sleep etc?

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Scott
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I doubt the latter.

d4

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Lighthouse
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When I used to play (by radio) you maybe got 1 - 3 moves per day?

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Scott
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Is that what you want?

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Lighthouse
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No. I do like speed chess. But then again you can have games that go on for days

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Scott
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If you're looking for free and online, I'm guessing 'speed', as you call it, is all you'll get.

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Lighthouse
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admit it Scott, you're a Kings prawn man :)

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Scott
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Prawn takes King's scallop.

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Lighthouse
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And Horsey takes Queen...or is it the other way round?

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whs
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Many, many years ago I played by letter. Maybe you want to try that. No problem with sleep there.

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Lighthouse
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That costeth the money, for stamps and such

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Smashpmk712
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What are stamps??? haha ....

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whs
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But we used postcards, that was a cheaper rate.

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Lighthouse
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How much did you pay for the postcards though?

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whs
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Nothing, you bought them at the PTT and they cost the price of the stamp - I think it was 12 Pfennig a piece.

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Lighthouse
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So for a short game of chess. Say 12 Pfennig once every 2 weeks for 4 years (= 1248 Pfennig)

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whs
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It never took 4 years. And I played with a Grandmaster. I was usually chess mate very fast. But I learned a lot.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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why wouldn't you want to play a fast game online

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