I Play Chess

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    I wouldn't say I am all

    that good at chess but I have enjoyed playing it since my grandfather taught me to play with I was 7 or 8. The highest achievement of my chess career was beating my brother when I was about 12 and he was 19, which given he never let me win as he is far too competitive, was...
    MrsArrington MrsArrington
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 26

    It was my goal in life.

    My grandfather taught me when I was five, we'd play all day long. I had made it to my reason of life to win against him. He died before I ever did. And there went my goal in lifeā€¦
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 11, 2014

    My Chess "Story"

    I play "correspondence/turn-based" chess on over 30 sites. My favorite player is Paul Morphy.  I consider myself slightly above average skill wise. 
    ketchuplover ketchuplover
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Apr 23, 2008

    Outdoor chess in a kilt in England.

    My cousin invited me to bring my kilt to his third wedding. Seeing an outdoor chess set in the grounds of the reception venue, his teenage son challenged me to a game. This involved a fair bit of bending down to move the pieces which were on the small side, which I gamely did...
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Jun 2, 2015

    My Pet Peeve ... and the Hardest

    ... news at 11!   No, uh ...   The game is considered a draw after how many moves?  How many moves WHAT? Street players say if your king moves 13 moves at the end of a game or some such sloppy nonsense that they themselves don't even understand. FOR THE...
    BobArctor BobArctor
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2008

    there's mah princess.

    .... ready to kick them good!hehehewe play chess for fun... but when her teachers saw her play... they said... she should play for the school hahahah..this is one of the times that i get to be with her during those days...days of suns and flowers....
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    Taking The King Yes, I do like to play Chess,

    even if I am not any really great shakes at it. I first learned what Chess was all about when my dad brought home a medieval chess set that looked like it had been designed in the 1300s with feudal style clothes of the age of King Arthur Pendragon, Lancelot of the Lake, Lady...
    BlueJeanedDenimPrincess BlueJeanedDenimPrincess
    56-60, F
    Sep 17, 2015


    The New York State Chess Championship is coming up next weekend. I've been hard at work, hard at play...always busy, always more to do and more to learn. Technique can improve, openings theory can go a little deeper, endgames could be played more automatically, tactics could...
    WorldWarYou WorldWarYou
    31-35, M
    Aug 27, 2007

    But useless at poker.

    One of my memory moments was playing chess for the school; new to the team; hadn't lost a game until we went to play a school for the blind; quite an experience, running blind along the corridors, bumping against the walls to guide their way; settled down to play the game...
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Apr 7

    Nerds Unite!

    I am not your stereotypical chess enthusiast. I do not fit the popular mental image of the sweaty, bespectacled, disheveled, socially inept stutterbox chess player. However, I am at times independently sweaty, disheveled and inept. I don't wear glasses and I rarely...
    WorldWarYou WorldWarYou
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Feb 6, 2007

    (Picture attached) This man is having a bad

    time playing against me. Hahaha.
    WordsVsBones WordsVsBones
    Apr 1, 2015

    1. d2-d4 d7-d5 2. e2-e3 e7-e5 3.

    d4xe5 d5-d4 4. e3xd4 Qd8-d5 5. c2-c4 Qd5-e4 6. Ng1-e2 Bf8-b4 7. Bc1-d2 Bb4xd2 8. Qd1xd2 Bc8-g4 9. f2-f3 Bg4xf3 10. g2xf3 Qe4xf3 11. Rh1-g1 Nb8-c6 12. Bf1-g2 Qf3-h5 13. h2-h3 O-O-O 14. Rg1-h1 f7-f6 15. Bg2xc6 b7xc6 16. Qd2-a5 f6xe5 17. d4-d5 e5-e4 18...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

    I'm a girl. I'm 12. I'm

    so petite that most ppl calls me "Myshka" (little mouse). I'm silly (sometimes!) I have a couple issues too. Whatever. But when I sit down to play chess, I'm nothing of that. I'm an intelligence ready to beat another intelligence, in a battle where luck and cheating have no...
    myshkamyshka myshkamyshka
    13-15, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2014
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2015
    Chess92 Chess92
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014

    Deja Vu. Game starts off 1.

    Nf3 c5 2. e4 g6 3. d4 cd 4. Q:d4 - this season's theme - wallop them with the Queen! Nf6 5. e5?! Nc6! Hey, I've been here before. Checking my records, it's the same opponent as last year, only I'm board 4 against the B team instead of board 1 against the C team. I find 6. Qc4...
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Bit in the backside. As black I played a French

    Exchange and found myself bishop vs Knight and seven pawns each endgame. Opponent played Nb8 to chase the pawn on a6 while I focussed on rolling the centre pawns. UnfortunateIy, I missed Nd7 forking the king on f6 and bishop on c5. Resign as I don't even get a pawn for the...
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015
    nogoodnamesleft26 nogoodnamesleft26
    18-21, T
    Nov 21, 2014

    Anyone wants to play I have chess app on phone

    called "chess time" message me your username if you want to play
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2014

    This is a game I have known how to play my

    entire life. Although I had a very unconventional upbringing, this is one of the few actually fond memories I still have from my childhood. Before my mother remarried, and before my youth was spoiled by pain.. my grandpa sat me down and taught me the basics. Since then, I have...
    frekknnobleufyooh frekknnobleufyooh
    31-35, M
    Jan 3, 2014

    But Not Much

    I find it helps me focus when I need to be making an important decision...it's the planning you need to do I guess
    mikemcneil mikemcneil
    51-55, M
    Nov 20, 2007

    I played 9 times and lose 7 times.

    So much for my chess career. Ok i was a little drunk, but i dont good anyway.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 3, 2015

    If someone wants to play against me my nickname

    is the same than here in chess.com
    judgjudo judgjudo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    After the Carlsen Anand epic,

    I was slightly concerned to find myself with rook and minor piece against rook and two pawns later that evening. However with twelve pawns on the board and a superior position, it was a doddle although my opponent struggled on for 30 more moves until 3 passed pawns with the...
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Nov 18, 2014

    I love chess! Been playing now

    for a little over 15 years.
    ThePhilomath ThePhilomath
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 29, 2014

    I was hooked in high school,

    and have played in serious tournaments for years---now I just play blitz on the internet and travel to super-GM tournaments to hobnob with my favorite players from around the world.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 8, 2014

    Chess Competion First and Last

    Back in primary school i joined the chess club (only a few people went) and the teacher who was in charge of it invited us to a chess competition. So i went along. We played 7 games over 2 days and there was free food. I won 5 games and tied another. That was my first and last...
    Steve838 Steve838
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2009

    Feel free to add me on chess.

    com! The_book_of_eli
    BurgersOnIce BurgersOnIce
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2015

    i play on playchess server

    if anyone wants to play feel free to add me.. alot of FM,IM,GM's play on there also.. www.playchess.com..download the .exe server off website and create login and you will have access for 90 days free..
    Locz86 Locz86
    26-30, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    ....and am on a losing streak again!

    I need to defend my pawns damn, not just attack! That's where I went wrong. I noticed that when I'm not focusing enough I lose too, that's also where I go wrong. Must be the pills I took, killed what was left of my braincells - bah! I'll take revenge soon enough
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    4th Place Ain't So Bad, Huh?

    The three day chess torture is over and I emerge tied for 4th with 2 others in my section for NY state. Not bad. I didn't lose one game, but I think the draws hurt me a bit. I had 2 wins, 4 draws, 0 losses. 4/6 points. I'm happy. Good tournament overall. Now I prepare for...
    WorldWarYou WorldWarYou
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2007

    So today I won to games with outrageously

    aggressive tactical sacrificial play, then decided after losing once to play more positionally. 1.e4e6 2.Nf3c5 3.c3Nc6 4.d4d5 5.Be3c4 6.e5Nge7 7.Be2Ng6 8.O-Oh6 9.b3b5 10.a4bxa4 11.Rxa4a6 12.bxc4Bd7 13.c5Be7 14.Rxa6Rxa6 15.Bxa6O-O 16.Qb3f5 17.Qb6Qe8 18.Bb7Bd8 19.Qa6f4 20...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4
    Feb 1
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted
    16-17, T
    Mar 1, 2015


    My brother just informed me that he started a chess club for his students.  I'm glad to hear he is getting back into it.  Chess holds a special place in both of our hearts.  It was my senior year and my brother was a freshman.  We were going through some bad...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2008

    At least my last blunder wasn't

    as bad as this - nor yours either I imagine. https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar/status/578646356593627136/photo/1
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Mar 20, 2015

    Good Vs Evil In 64 Squares

    I'm pretty good at it, i plan well in advance what moves i'm going to make and prefer speed chess to long drawn out games where the other person spends ages making a move, a reflection of my impatience and need for relatively quick gratification i feel. i've a themed Good versus...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2010

    I've played chess since the second grade

    and in my chess club from 2-8 grades i was the best
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    I've been going to this chess club

    for over 5 years now. My game has improved significantly since i started going. But in that one time there is this guy i can never beat. I've been getting closer to beating him but i always blunder close to the end game and it costs me the game.
    readlong247 readlong247
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2014

    Like To Play

    I love to play chess.  I read a book when I was 7 and taught myself to play.  I'm not very good at it.  I have never been in a chess club or group.  I have a few computer games and an account at Chess.com and I play there all the time.  my...
    RagingBishop RagingBishop
    31-35, M
    Oct 25, 2009
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3
    26-30, M
    Jul 30, 2015

    A Cousin...

    taught me to play while he was down with mono....Every afternoon we would play. After a couple weeks, I finally beat him. I would play with my ex, often...I would win about half the time. I helped teach my son to play but he usually kicks my butt now...he's very bright...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    Aug 4, 2008

    Just won a tournament game against another

    school with a queen sacrifice; no better feeling
    Gambit77 Gambit77
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015
    KingMarcray37 KingMarcray37
    22-25, M
    Jun 22, 2015
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Jan 26
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