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18. April 2015, 13:28:18
georg21 
Subject: Chess variants and Chinese Chess (Xiangqi)
Hi Chess folks,
as BrainKing provides the opportunity to test 37 chess variants, many of you might have done so. You probably developed a passion for some kind of variant other than International Chess. Or the other way: You became frustrated by not knowing the keys to chess variants (like e.g. Chinese Chess) and stick to the more familiar chess now.
Recently, an introduction to Chinese Chess was published which is addressed mainly to Chess players. You may find it helpful. Chess and Xiangqi are compared in more detail than just the way how to move pieces. Especially recommended for beginners.
See yourself:
Introduction to Chinese Chess (XiangQi) for Chess Players
Use the features of BrainKing and play!
I wish you some success and more fun.

9. April 2015, 19:28:27
beatit2 
Subject: Re the longest dull game
beatit2:
The longest game could be 1200 days =3 years and 3 months based on the average game with 40 moves and time control is 30 days a move.
if both players doing the same thing it will be 2400 days. HOW MANY YEARS?

6. April 2015, 11:30:12
ketchuplover 
Subject: Mariya Muzychuk...
is the newest Women's World Chess Champion

5. April 2015, 18:35:16
ketchuplover 
Subject: a 10 or 11 year old...
from Uzbekistan is rated 2465

20. March 2015, 18:21:00
beatit2 
Subject: re: nothing to discuss on discussion boards
who holds the longest game record at this site?
one year? two years? 3 years? or more than 3 years?

16. March 2015, 22:45:48
ketchuplover 
Subject: Sad Day for USA Chess
The most prolific tournament director in USCF history (Steve Dillard of Kentucky) was found stabbed to death in his home recently. May he RIP.

16. March 2015, 10:15:41
ketchuplover 
Subject: I asked that site...
to research and include some more sites if warranted

14. March 2015, 23:42:03
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:what is #76?
ketchuplover: And I see It's Your Turn is number 16 now.
So what gives? Why the sudden appearance and in the top 100 when just a few weeks ago BrainKing wasn't even on the chart? I wish the chess-links site would explain the column headings and maybe write up something.

14. March 2015, 20:15:25
ketchuplover 
Subject: Re:what is #76?
beatit2:

brainking is now #61 on http://chess-links.org

9. March 2015, 10:51:14
beatit2 
Subject: Re:what is #76?
ketchuplover: online game site:
on the good side: brainking good; itsyourturn better ; xiangqi best
on the bad side:xiangqi bad; itsyourturn worse; brainking worst

8. March 2015, 10:49:13
ketchuplover 
Subject: Re:
rabbitoid:

is now #76

7. March 2015, 18:12:33
Justaminute 
Subject: Re:
beatit2: we will see.

7. March 2015, 13:28:47
beatit2 
Subject: Re:
Justaminute:Thanks for your compliments. Only one thing in common with computeropponent is we both just play Chinese chess and chess. I am not a player in his class.
sounds like you are very worry about he will come back to this board.

4. March 2015, 16:39:33
Justaminute 
Subject: Re:
beatit2:

Oh dear.

Sounds like Computeropponen is back with another new nic.

4. March 2015, 12:22:18
beatit2 
said is easier than done
talk is easier than play
you guys are just a man with few word?
:so it is

26. February 2015, 15:26:44
rabbitoid 
Subject: Re:
ketchuplover: so it is.

26. February 2015, 14:45:19
ketchuplover 
Subject: Re:
rabbitoid:

yourturnmyturn is in the top 100

23. February 2015, 14:09:34
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re:
rabbitoid: Sounds like a bias of some kind. Maybe they should state this in the list too?

23. February 2015, 07:17:29
rabbitoid 
None of the non-chess-specific sites are mentioned: BK, GT, IYT.

23. February 2015, 00:57:37
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re: brainking is NOT...
ketchuplover: Site visits? I looked at their chart, but I cannot figure out what the columns mean. They do not have a legend explaining the column headers, and I'm not very good with abbreviations when I do not know the subject very well.

23. February 2015, 00:40:08
ketchuplover 
Subject: Re: brainking is NOT...
Walter Montego: I emailed them about BK. I think they're just counting site visits.

21. February 2015, 01:19:31
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re: brainking is NOT...
ketchuplover: I am doubting their accuracy. Perhaps they've never heard of BrainKing? Or maybe they personally dislike this site?
Or does 109,000 members mean nothing? What criteria do they use for ranking a site for be good for Chess?

20. February 2015, 13:53:15
ketchuplover 
Subject: brainking is NOT...
in the top 600 according to http://chess-links.org/

1. February 2015, 21:22:35
Brian1971 
Subject: CHESS TOURNAMENTS
Looking for new members for my fellowship, Brian's 1971 Pub. Starting February 14th, we have 10 chess tournaments beginning. That is chess and 9 chess variants. It is our biggest offering of games ever at the pub. So please send a request for membership if you are not already a member so you can play in these tournaments.

30. January 2015, 10:12:58
ketchuplover 
Subject: Wei Yi....
is now the youngest to pass a rating of 2700

9. December 2014, 18:09:33
rabbitoid 
Subject: Re: Two Eras of Chess
ketchuplover:
3. with bk ratings.

9. December 2014, 13:51:57
ketchuplover 
Subject: Two Eras of Chess
1. without ratings
2. with ratings

26. November 2014, 00:03:00
ketchuplover 
Subject: Apparently...
the 2016 title match will happen in the USA

23. November 2014, 17:29:04
ketchuplover 
Subject: Carlsen's reign...
continues

23. November 2014, 11:27:13
ketchuplover 
Subject: Samuel Sevian...
is now the youngest USA GM ever!

9. November 2014, 10:38:36
ketchuplover 
Subject: 2014 World Championship Match
Game 1 was drawn

31. October 2014, 16:41:51
ThunderGr 
Subject: Re: Rules
Justaminute: Right, 50 moves :). I see. Thank you.

30. October 2014, 21:52:13
Justaminute 
Subject: Re: Rules
ThunderGr:
Think you mean 50 moves. Brainking does not automatically agree a draw but Fencer will make the game a draw if you request it and your opponent will not agree otherwise.

30. October 2014, 12:04:20
ThunderGr 
Subject: Rules
Modified by ThunderGr (30. October 2014, 12:04:38)
Does anyone know if the 3-fold repetition and 40-moves draw is enforced for chess and variations?

15. October 2014, 13:03:50
ketchuplover 
Subject: Wesley So...
won the grand prize at the millionaire chess open

10. October 2014, 11:54:56
ketchuplover 
Subject: Millionaire Chess Open
Start(ed) soon

26. August 2014, 18:40:41
ketchuplover 
Subject: www.newinchess.com ...
is now offering the complete year of 2013 for 49.95 euros. please see newinchess.com asap. thanks.

20. August 2014, 21:10:29
ketchuplover 
Subject: Fide Grand Prix
Modified by ketchuplover (22. August 2014, 01:27:54)
4 events. 16 players. 12 players/event. All 3 events/player count....120K euros prize fund/event

Overall money is down 960K euros from the last cycle

13. August 2014, 21:00:02
ketchuplover 
Subject: Judit Polgar is...
retiring from chess

6. August 2014, 01:50:50
Clandestine 1 
Subject: Re: From Women's Olympiad...
ketchuplover: I don't even know what to say to that

.

6. August 2014, 00:33:00
ketchuplover 
Subject: From Women's Olympiad...
1.e4 g5 2.d4 f6 3.Qh5# Masiyazi v. Esse

23. July 2014, 15:13:13
Clandestine 1 
Subject: Re: Yesterday...

22. July 2014, 23:59:38
ketchuplover 
Subject: Yesterday...
Richard Rapport mated his foe in 9 ply!

19. July 2014, 13:37:04
ketchuplover 
Subject: 2014 Sinquefeld Cup
Carlsen---Aronian---Caruana---Nakamura---Vachier-Lagrave are confirmed---Karjakin is not confirmed

21. June 2014, 02:00:42
ketchuplover 
Subject: and now....
blitz champion too !!!

19. June 2014, 13:22:35
ketchuplover 
Subject: Re: All Hail....
ketchuplover:

Carlsen is now the World Rapid Chess Champ also

13. June 2014, 00:25:29
ketchuplover 
Subject: Re:
Justaminute:

You have to GIVE inescapable check to guarantee victory...Oh and Sochi,Russia will host the world title match in November

6. June 2014, 22:18:14
Chaosu 
thanks : )

6. June 2014, 20:35:21
Justaminute 
Subject: Re:
Chaosu: yes it is a standard rule. You have to be in check to win.

6. June 2014, 18:17:58
Chaosu 
Is this standard chess rule? I never heard about it, I thought I trapped king and that's it but I have to put it on check and trap at the same time. Interesting!

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