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JustinZ

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« on: June 24, 2005, 03:54:15 PM »

This thread is for playing chess with the other members of the BRB.  We will use the standard rules of chess.  To make things interesting, the white pieces will be played by a single person while the black pieces will be played by the entire membership of the BRB.  Guests of the BRB are not allowed to play; if you want to play, you must become a member.  When it is black's turn, any member of the BRB may post a move.  When it is white's move, only the person playing white may post a move.

You must make moves on your own.  No consultation with others (on or off the board) is allowed.  Computer programs may not be used to generate or check moves.  This game is intended to develop our chess playing abilities, not our abilities to play moves other people or computers tell us to.

Moves will be posted using algebraic notation in the PGN format.  This is a lot easier than it may sound.  Basically, each move for white and black will be written on a single line, and a few comments enclosed in brackets will be at the top of the game.  When you make your move, copy the entire game from the previous post, then add your move.  By posting the moves this way, it is possible to use a computer chess board (like WinBoard and XBoard for Windows and Unix systems) to watch the moves and consider your own moves (keep in mind that you must not use the computer to generate or analyze potential moves).  To do this, simply select the game with your mouse, copy and paste in into a text file, save the text file with a .PGN extension, then open the .PGN file in your chess viewer.  Some chess viewers (like WinBoard) will allow you to paste directly into the viewer without having to save the game as a file.

If you have any questions about the rules, the notation, or the PGN format you may post them in this thread.  To keep the thread easy-to-read, I may occasionally move the questions and answers to this post and delete the question from the thread.

I will play the first game as white.
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2005, 03:55:38 PM »

[Event "The BRB Chess Thread, Game 1"]
[Site "http://thebrbforums.com/index.php?showtopic=865"]
[White "JustinZ"]
[Black "The members of the BRB"]

1. e4
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2005, 08:27:05 PM »

2. e5



Though.... won't everyone playing just screw it up?

lets try though Smiley

Why don't we do screencaps of a chessboard?
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2005, 08:50:08 PM »

[Event "The BRB Chess Thread, Game 1"]
[Site "http://thebrbforums.com/index.php?showtopic=865"]
[White "JustinZ"]
[Black "The members of the BRB"]

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3

Note that each line contains the moves for both white and black.  I suppose we can make a screencap optional.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2005, 02:22:23 PM »

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc3
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2005, 03:58:38 PM »

Daniel, did you mean 2. ... Nc6 ?

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2005, 02:39:23 PM »

indeed. I'm so out of practice with scientific notation. yep.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2005, 02:46:25 PM »

[Event "The BRB Chess Thread, Game 1"]
[Site "http://thebrbforums.com/index.php?showtopic=865"]
[White "JustinZ"]
[Black "The members of the BRB"]

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5
 
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2005, 10:56:53 PM »

[Event "The BRB Chess Thread, Game 1"]
[Site "http://thebrbforums.com/index.php?showtopic=865"]
[White "JustinZ"]
[Black "The members of the BRB"]

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 Nd4
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2005, 07:02:39 AM »

[Event "The BRB Chess Thread, Game 1"]
[Site "http://thebrbforums.com/index.php?showtopic=865"]
[White "JustinZ"]
[Black "The members of the BRB"]

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 Nd4
4. Nxd4
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2005, 04:56:29 PM »

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 Nd4
4. Nxd4 Pxd4
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2005, 05:45:16 PM »

Can we start another game right in the middle of this one, or is that too confusing?
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2005, 06:10:54 PM »

Let's try it and see whether it gets too confusing.  If you start a new game, it will be important to use the PGN headers in each post to make sure that everyone knows which game is which.  Also, if you post screencaps from your game, please use different colors for the board so that they're easy to tell apart.
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2005, 11:26:30 PM »

And remember.... this is justin vs. all of us, so ken, feel free to post, I guess.
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2005, 05:55:59 AM »

[Event "The BRB Chess Thread, Game 1"]
[Site "http://thebrbforums.com/index.php?showtopic=865"]
[White "JustinZ"]
[Black "The members of the BRB"]

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 Nd4
4. Nxd4 exd4
5. d3
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