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ooooo
03-10-2003, 01:26 PM
How do I get out of check mate?

skip to my lou
03-10-2003, 01:30 PM
You cant :)

Checkmate = Game over :D

Dash
03-10-2003, 01:49 PM
Well, what you do is, when your oppontent is not looking swipe the piece his checkmated your with and say... "what are you on about?"

The guy will get freaked and you will win the game :D
A perfect comeback!

skip to my lou
03-10-2003, 01:52 PM
except, if he just checkmated you, chances are, he/she will remember the position :)

ooooo
03-10-2003, 02:39 PM
Well rats! I was hoping there was a way, but nope. Now I gotta start my training all over again :(

Merethrond
03-10-2003, 03:54 PM
How do I get out of check mate?

:D That made me laugh, isn't that common knowledge ;)?

skip to my lou
03-10-2003, 03:56 PM
he was joking ;)

Dash
03-10-2003, 04:02 PM
Hahaha... of course.... I thought that was common knowledge :D *hint hint*

Merethrond
03-10-2003, 04:19 PM
he was joking ;)

Now I look like the idiot :oops:.

Choco
04-10-2003, 12:49 AM
haha interesting thread here guys

bob
04-10-2003, 11:06 AM
lol

BrainsUK
05-10-2003, 04:40 AM
Get the winner to have a celeberatory drink with ya. Once he's under the table, he'll completely forget that he won :D

xiao1985
11-10-2003, 12:09 AM
get out of check mate??by not gettin into one in the first place??

pigs_can_fly
13-10-2003, 04:09 PM
hehe, prevention is the best cure eh? :P

Gandalf
15-10-2003, 07:38 AM
The word "check" is a friendly warning. If you keep hearing it, it's time to get your butt out of there.

xiao1985
15-10-2003, 08:14 PM
could be...... but some checks are just desperate, like losin by 20 queens..... lolz........ check doesn't mean anything unless its mate..... but usually, 20 checks entails a mate in one way or another......

skip to my lou
15-10-2003, 08:17 PM
You can't generalize that much and say, if you give so many checks, the position is dangerous. It could be perfectly safe, and I've seen alot of sacrifices and extreme moves end up in nothing, because they didn't work.

BrainsUK
18-10-2003, 04:05 AM
Against a bad player, checks usually mean nothing as they're probably whizzing around with their queen ;-)
Against good players however, it is usually leading to a plan where by you are either:
a) checkmated
b) losing pieces rapidly (through double check, smothered etc).

Andy
06-11-2003, 12:13 AM
Against good players however, it is usually leading to a plan where by you are either:
a) checkmated
b) losing pieces rapidly (through double check, smothered etc).

Yeah, thats exactly right, Who said checks are harmless?
They can be your end if your opponant knows how to do it right, for example if he checks you with his rook, and attacks your queen with his knight, and loses nothing for it.

weadley
19-05-2004, 01:30 AM
When is a chess player playing chess while sitting in a cafe not really in a cafe?

When he's in Zugzwang!

Lucena
30-05-2004, 08:03 PM
When is a chess player playing chess while sitting in a cafe not really in a cafe?

When he's in Zugzwang!

I hate to say it but I don't see how that's particularly funny :confused:

PHAT
30-05-2004, 08:25 PM
I hate to say it but I don't see how that's particularly funny :confused:


i've a skin full and even i Can see that both Zagszwung and a cafe ar e both places :doh:

Lucena
30-05-2004, 09:05 PM
i've a skin full and even i Can see that both Zagszwung and a cafe ar e both places :doh:
I didn't know zugzwang was a place :confused: are you sure?

Rincewind
30-05-2004, 09:37 PM
I'm pretty sure zugzwang is simply German for "forced move". Unusual name for a place but not impossible I guess.

As an aside, there is a piece of music called Zugzwang, so anything is possible. ;)

Kevin Bonham
30-05-2004, 09:39 PM
zugzwang is from German and translates loosely as "move of compulsion"

Lucena
30-05-2004, 09:55 PM
zugzwang is from German and translates loosely as "move of compulsion"

Yeah I didn't think it was a place. Pity as it would have made the joke mildly funny :( .

Rincewind
30-05-2004, 09:57 PM
Yeah I didn't think it was a place. Pity as it would have made the joke mildly funny :( .

But sure the people from Zugzwang would have a need ot desire to eat out in a casual setting occasionally. So wouldn't there be cafes there? ;)

PHAT
30-05-2004, 10:44 PM
:rolleyes: vivisection = jokiesection. both kill the escence.

No, there is no acual geo place called Zagszwung

:rolleyes:

Chucky, baby . Tell meyou aint as Autism Spectrm Dissordered as chesslover :lol:

jay_vee
31-05-2004, 01:17 AM
zugzwang is from German and translates loosely as "move of compulsion"

Actually, "move of compulsion" would be "Zwangzug", whereas "Zugzwang" means "compulsion to move". Ie it's not a special kind of move, it's a special kind of compulsion. That's important for grammatical reasons.

:) why do I feel like a smart-ass again?

Kevin Bonham
31-05-2004, 01:47 PM
Actually, "move of compulsion" would be "Zwangzug", whereas "Zugzwang" means "compulsion to move". Ie it's not a special kind of move, it's a special kind of compulsion. That's important for grammatical reasons.

Thank you. Much appreciated.