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Author Topic: Gamer question: Do you own a chess set?  (Read 1590 times)

TristramEvans

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Gamer question: Do you own a chess set?
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2015, 09:30:51 am »
Definitely. Have my own Chess set I designed and carved with my grandfather over one summer when I was a kid.

Honestly prefer Stratego though
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Gamer question: Do you own a chess set?
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2015, 10:16:20 am »
I have a cheap one at work. My colleagues and I used to play for bragging rights. Sometimes I used it to study stuff when I was more serious about getting better.

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Gamer question: Do you own a chess set?
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2015, 10:33:10 pm »
I own several chess sets. The imagery and symbolism of the game fascinate me, but I'm a pretty terrible player.
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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2015, 11:08:15 pm »
At the moment, no. The one set I had I gave away to a niece.

I played in high school. My team won the Boston area championship one year. I was also my college's champion one year. Just too busy to keep up with it and was never good at memorizing all the different openings and plays. Gave it up and rarely played since.

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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2015, 05:53:14 am »
Quote from: Doughdee222;819177
never good at memorizing all the different openings and plays.


Pretty much why I gave up on chess.  Once you get beyond "demolishing the family on holidays" level, chess seems to become all about memorizing openings and so on rather than about analyzing the board as it stands.  (I'm not saying that analysis disappears from the game, of course, just that it appears to be deemphasized.)  So I abandoned chess in favor of Avalon Hill and the like, where there are enough variables (and the randomness of dice!) that memorization isn't an option, even before getting into setting up custom/random scenarios, which is what I've always really loved the most.