Chess, Anyone?

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  1. winders

    winders boomer

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    Any chess players here? I just ordered this set for the Library/Listening room:

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    The pieces are made out of Boxwood and Ebony. The king is 4" tall.
     
  2. lm4der

    lm4der A very good sport - Friend

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    Nice! I don't play much chess anymore since I got sucked into playing Go. But I very much enjoy the game, and appreciate the aesthetics of a nice set. Also, that looks like fine whiskey and a cigar would pair well.
     
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    Classic large Staunton set ! Board is 19 inches? Looks like real inlay versus bleached wood ?
     
  4. winders

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    The board is constructed using palisander (Nicaraguan rosewood) and maple inlays and has a thick solid mahogany frame. It has 2.28" squares. The King has a 1.8" base. It's 22" x 22" including the frame.
     
  5. Skyline

    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

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    *raises hand*

    Though, I'm pretty rusty these days.

    My set is quite similar to yours.
     
  6. Tim Thomas

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    Beautiful. I play a bit online for fun as well as on ICCF.
     
  7. bengo

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    My parents had a set of Lewis chessmen - ours were home-made, from Plaster of Paris, and didn't look as good as this photo:
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    ... but personally I prefer this one:
     
  8. sphinxvc

    sphinxvc Gear Master (retired)

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    Haven't played much since 2015 but, yeah, I'm into chess. I think my Chess.com profile is still active if one of y'all want to do a correspondence game.
     
  9. Rotijon

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    haha, used to play chess alot as a kid. One of my finest possessions was a lord of the rings pewter chess set.
     
  10. Deep Funk

    Deep Funk Deep thoughts - Friend

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    I used to love chess. I had Fritz 6 on Windows XP and learnt a lot from the game. There was also the chess club at high school but after a while I only played for fun.

    Thing is I still love chess. When I was younger and went out to clubs I once out of boredom started playing chess in the Metal cafe. That was fun. Chess and drinks mix well...
     
  11. Skyline

    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

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    My chess.com name is Skyline_Time if anyone wants to play.

    It's been a while...I think I lost my last few games on timeout since I kept forgetting to login and check my moves :p
     
  12. ButtUglyJeff

    ButtUglyJeff Stunningly beautiful IRL

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    A correspondence game is something I haven't thought about for a very long time. My grandfather played games that would last for years with an old war buddy of his. It was a great thing to listen to him talk about every time I walked into his den, and felt obligated to explain why I shouldn't touch "that" board...
     
  13. Deep Funk

    Deep Funk Deep thoughts - Friend

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    Just checked what available chess software there is.

    You can download Fritz 8 for almost nothing. Fritz 15 is the latest version.

    Thing is I prefer something simpler so I downloaded Lucas Chess. I missed a program like this.
     
  14. sphinxvc

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    You're on. I'll send a game @ 7/days a move. DL the phone app. Lot easier to keep up that way.
     
  15. Smitty

    Smitty Too good for bad vodka - Friend

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    I'm to busy these days to do anything except correspondence.
     
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    My chess.com name is ScottWinders if anyone wants to play. I tried to play Skyline_Time but I couldn't for some reason.
     
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    tjt_123 here on Chess.com
     
  18. Jun

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    add me, Let's play!

    Chess.com username: junli
     
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    Sent a bunch of you guys a game, though I couldn't find you @winders.
     
  20. winders

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    I think I just sent you a challenge....
     

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