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Lalu
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: willie]
      #11005362 - 06/30/07 06:48 PM

"nononononono, too much time to invest to be anywhere near good- i'm old to start now etc etc.

it's more frustrating than poker because there is nothing to blame besides your lack of ability for not succeeding."

I agree chess has a much longer learning curve than poker does (at least to become reasonable) so not something you should just randomly get into hoping to become great quickly. I actually feel the opposite about the frustration factor though, I find losing at chess much easier to handle (though of course that has something to do with the fact that chess online is basically only for pride not $) as you know you have control over your destiny in it whereas you can't do anything in poker when the cards happen to not be cooperating.

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PLOlover
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Lalu]
      #11006087 - 06/30/07 08:15 PM

Quote:

Opening the rook file, people think that's an advantage, but it just really is not, and will end up being far more of a liability later. As for d-pawn missing = gambit, gambit implies you have some kind of long term compensation for what you are missing, and you clearly do not in this case so describing it as a gambit doesn't really make sense.




well you get faster development -d pawn and -h pawn you get instant kingside attack if opponent castles kingside.

a lot of gambits are for developement, not long term advantages.


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Fubster
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: PLOlover]
      #11006191 - 06/30/07 08:31 PM

What a great thread. The only thing missing is some chess-related leveling going on.

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Admo
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Fubster]
      #11008157 - 07/01/07 12:57 AM

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What a great thread. The only thing missing is Durrr Martingaling his way back with a $120k Chutes and Ladders prop.




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curtains
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: Admo]
      #11034919 - 07/03/07 02:19 AM

A Grandmaster friend of mine has arrived in Vegas and is looking for any chess prop bets. Let me know if anyone is interested.

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TxRedMan
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #11034955 - 07/03/07 02:23 AM

Would he play a total noob without his queen and a rook?

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curtains
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TxRedMan]
      #11034975 - 07/03/07 02:25 AM

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Would he play a total noob without his queen and a rook?




Doubt it.... But I'm sure he will play most people who have no official rating without a rook and definitely without a knight.


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TxRedMan
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: curtains]
      #11035225 - 07/03/07 02:59 AM

tbh, i've probably played 100 games of chess in my life. i can beat someone who doesnt play, that's about it.

but if he'd give up his queen and a rook, i'd give him some action, b/c iirc that's a huge deficit.


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chicken10der
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: TxRedMan]
      #11035770 - 07/03/07 04:14 AM

i'll take anyone on at 2:1 if they give me king odds.*

*offer void if 'king odds' turns out to be an actual chess term.


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xcrack999
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Re: Durrr in process of losing 60k+ in a chess bet.. good month for ra [Re: chicken10der]
      #11045636 - 07/03/07 08:03 PM

Is curtains some well-known chess player or something? Curtains, life story please.

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