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  • Started 9 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
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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
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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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Lighthouse
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@whs. do you mean checkmate?
@jack. I don't mind speed chess, but a longer game is better

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whs
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Because in the 50's there was no "on-line"

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i was mainly talking about now and i wasn't even born that far back so i wouldn't know

@lighthouse i think i know what you mean

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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here you go http://www.3dkingdoms.com/chess/slow.htm

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Lighthouse
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Thanks jack, had a look at the sites and all that. I was just looking for feedback from anyone who had actually done it

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ya i would try but i'm not really that into chess but if i have some extra time i might try it for you

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whs
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Lighthouse, Right, I guess in English it's called "checkmate" - should have looked it up and not translated it literaly from "Schach matt".

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Lighthouse
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Verstehen

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ich verstehe

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Lighthouse
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if you want to be exact, yes

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pipo
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instead of sending letters, why not using email? a lot cheaper and it's the same concept with sending letters. ^_^

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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but is a lot faster than sending letters

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whs
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You guys are too modern. It was a lot of fun with the letters.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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no what i was sating was to pipo that you guys liked the longer games

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pipo
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don't worry, jack, when we become as experienced as whs, we'll see their point.

pipo's dad: back in our days, computers took up the space of a whole room.
pipo: really, dad? that's so ancient.

pipo as a dad: back in our days, computers took up the space of a desk
pipo's soon to be son: really, dad? that's so ancient.

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Scott
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well done pipo :)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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thats funny

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pipo
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but seriously, though, my dad's an "ancient techy," and he keeps telling me and my brothers stories about "the way things were" back in the old days... mainframe computers, punched-cards, 4GB HD computers, 386 processors...

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i still have one of the 4gb hdd pcs and i use it form time to time i think it's a packard bell

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Lighthouse
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I started computing about 10 years before the 386 came along

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i don't even know if i was born then

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pipo
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we still have our 386 processor, the cpu is right beside my laptop, i vaguely remember using DOS and playing games like Prince of Persia, eagle's nest, sokoban and that game with the monkeys throwing exploding bananas at each other, LOL.

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Budohorseman
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@Lighthouse, I wish I could remember the specs on our first computer, one of those IBM PC AT's. I think it had 128 KB of RAM, HDD....not sure, I'd have to guess it was 10 MB maybe....and a blazing 2400 baud modem to go with the 3-5 cent a minute charges for local phone calls......Oh, and the 13" monitor that could show all 8 colors (or was it 16 by then)....w00t!!!

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pipo
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10 years ago, 1998? i think the Pentium I was out by then (??)

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Budohorseman
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pipo, he said 10 years before the 386....which pretty much predates the x86 class as we know it.

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whs
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You guys are all talking about modern machines. Google "Zuse" once and look into Wikipedia. The Zuse Z11 was the first machine I wrote a program on - and no gaming on that one. That was in 1958.

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Budohorseman
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whs, how often did you have to change the vacuum tube on that behemoth? Did you have problems with moths getting stuck in the gears of that one too?

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pipo
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10 years before 386, i thought Lighthouse said 10 years ago.

1958?!?!?! now i know i wasn't born at that time yet. what program did you write?

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Lighthouse
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I think the 386 came out around 1986
I started on a Z80 chip

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pipo
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i don't even know what came before 386, was there a 286 and a 186?

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Lighthouse
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started with 88, then 86, then 186, 286,386 and 486. After that Pentium

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Budohorseman
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The first one was the 086 back in the mid 70's if I remember correctly.

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whs
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@Budohorseman, the vacuum tubes were a problem indeed. But not the moths. But once we had a problem with mice that were chewing on the wires. They had made a nest in the machine wich was installed in the basement of the university.
Speaking of basement - in the mid 60's I travelled a lot in the eastern block for business. There I saw a few russian computers of the times. They always had to be installed in the basement. They had a drum storage and the damn drum vibrated so much, that it would have torn the building apart. Those things weighed many tons I remember.

@Pipo, that was all machine language. We did not even have an assembler. It was stuff our Math Professor gave us as exercises.

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Budohorseman
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Well, at least the Navy found the moth first, otherwise we would be deratting programs instead of debugging them!

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Lighthouse
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We had vacuum tubes in our TV and our radio

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whs
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I think that moth (bug) incident was even earlier.

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Budohorseman
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Only by a decade or so...it's on display at the Smithsonian.

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Lighthouse
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I think 1947 (not sure)

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pipo
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and i thought my dad's stories were old... ^_^

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