• Please answer my question. 10 points!!!?

    It's about a contest. It's my most recent. Winner will get 10 points on here and on the question. Thank you!!!
    It's about a contest. It's my most recent. Winner will get 10 points on here and on the question. Thank you!!!
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • What would you think about person who can play chess blindfolded?

    Im 20 years old very social, party college student. I study well, however im not a nerd or anything. I played chess profesionally until i was 16. Our economics teacher once was talking about how chess players are smart and he likes chess... I didnt say anything but was wondering what would my class think if i would... show more
    Im 20 years old very social, party college student. I study well, however im not a nerd or anything. I played chess profesionally until i was 16. Our economics teacher once was talking about how chess players are smart and he likes chess... I didnt say anything but was wondering what would my class think if i would just offer him a game and would win without looking at the board. From the way i look i dont think people would expect this from me.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • Is Chess game of Other planet?

    Best answer: No, but science fiction writers have invented alternate forms of chess allegedly played on other planets. The most famous (and one of the first) was Jetan This was invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for his book "Chessmen of Mars". It is played on a 10 x 10 board and there are two royal pieces, the... show more
    Best answer: No, but science fiction writers have invented alternate forms of chess allegedly played on other planets.

    The most famous (and one of the first) was Jetan This was invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for his book "Chessmen of Mars". It is played on a 10 x 10 board and there are two royal pieces, the Chieftain and the Princess. There is ambiguity about the rules, as they are described twice in the book. The biggest drawback about the game is that you win by taking the chieftain with your own chieftain, but the game is drawn if you take the chieftain with any other piece. This rule makes it too easy to force a drawn game.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Have you seen the newly released Monopoly Game pieces? What do you think of their selections?

    Best answer: They're cute. I always use the car or the dog 😀
    Best answer: They're cute. I always use the car or the dog 😀
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to win this match of chess?

    How to win this match of chess?

    20 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the least # of chess turns until a victory?

    Best answer: You can checkmate in 2 moves, if the person you're playing against is an idiot that makes the worst possible opening move.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool's_mat...
    Best answer: You can checkmate in 2 moves, if the person you're playing against is an idiot that makes the worst possible opening move.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool's_mat...
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Comparing your ratings on different chess domains?

    What are your experiences of the different ratings you get on different pages? 1. In playchess.com, I have to play insanely well just to get a 1700 rating. There are no easy games what so ever. You even struggle against 1300-players. However the pairing system is awful. It's hard to configure that you only want... show more
    What are your experiences of the different ratings you get on different pages? 1. In playchess.com, I have to play insanely well just to get a 1700 rating. There are no easy games what so ever. You even struggle against 1300-players. However the pairing system is awful. It's hard to configure that you only want to play high rated players so you always get paired against opponents with very low rating, which really frustrates you and you have to do the search over and over again 10 times to get a decent opponent. Also the site lags for both you and the opponent which many times can affect your rating if you resign or leave. 2. I played on chessfriends.com through facebook a couple of times. Also pretty hard to get a high rating. 3. Chess.com - I mostly play here and at one point I had 1972 but it was after thousands of games. 4. On lichess.com I maintained a high rating much easier than on chess.com. 5. On Chess24.com I've had over 2000. Many overrated players. It's easier to play a 1700-1800 player there than it is to play a 1500-player on the first ranked website.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is the Ouija Board Real?

    25 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • SCRABBLE WORDS WIYH A Q?

    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can I use the pop-o-matic bubble in a new board game idea?

    Can I use the pop-o-matic bubble in a new board game idea or would I have to pay royalties to the inventor of the pop-o-matic bubble? I believe it was patented in 1965 specifically for the game trouble. can I use that bubble for my game that I am making?
    Can I use the pop-o-matic bubble in a new board game idea or would I have to pay royalties to the inventor of the pop-o-matic bubble? I believe it was patented in 1965 specifically for the game trouble. can I use that bubble for my game that I am making?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Has anyone been able to beat the computer at Chess?

    My answer: no
    My answer: no
    27 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Neither of us is capable of winning?

    21 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do you have to take off your shoes to play Twister?

    Best answer: So you don't kick someone in the face
    Best answer: So you don't kick someone in the face
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Poll: Do you believe the Ouija board is real or fake?

    Best answer: It connects us to low spirits who are ghost looking for someone to blanket in order to use their body to experience sensations, like eating basically. You don't need an Ouija board to connect to them, but it helps probably more than other things because you're inviting them to communicate with you.
    Best answer: It connects us to low spirits who are ghost looking for someone to blanket in order to use their body to experience sensations, like eating basically. You don't need an Ouija board to connect to them, but it helps probably more than other things because you're inviting them to communicate with you.
    44 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is this the French Defense in chess?

    1. e4, resign
    1. e4, resign
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why chess's popularity is in rapid decline?

    Best answer: the reasons for chess declining in popularity are numerous......... as you suggested, political pride was a big factor in the game's popularity......... additionally, intelligence is looked down on and ridiculed in mainstream american culture today, with the ideal person being presented as just about anything... show more
    Best answer: the reasons for chess declining in popularity are numerous......... as you suggested, political pride was a big factor in the game's popularity......... additionally, intelligence is looked down on and ridiculed in mainstream american culture today, with the ideal person being presented as just about anything but a chess player......... i mean, chess players are portrayed as guys (cause we all know, "ladies don't play chess") who are in the a/v club, are physically weak, are soft or homosugarual......... just pretty much whatever the stupid people want to say them has been ok......... maybe that's too hard of a view of it, but it seems to me to be true......... i mean, it's just not "cool" to play chess......... but i don't think that's the main reason why chess has declined in popularity.........

    before i say this i want to qualify it......... i love chess......... i have played since i was 8.........

    that being said, chess kinda sucks compared to other games today......... if you can beat someone at chess, you can do it like 5 in 6 or 9 in 10 times played......... that sucks for the weaker player......... to find a good match is hard......... you might be the proper player in your group of friends, but if you go to the local coffee house you might not be able to beat anyone there......... everybody that i know that i can have a face to face game with, i can beat consistently, so nobody shall play me......... when i moved to where i live now, the local guys who grew up around here played a little chess and there was one guy who was supposed to be the proper......... we played, i won 6 in a row......... he was almost ready to fight over it......... i get online and i'm a nobody......... lol it sucks......... there's no luck......... it is a game of pure skill......... people shall read this think "like baseball or basketball" but they would be wrong......... there are no puddles of sweat on the floor, no wind, no chance of a sprained ankle......... people want a game that's not going to involve losing the first 50 or 75 games they try and play......... besides that, chess is a real low-tech strategy war simulation......... today, if i want a strategy war simulation, i use my computer and replay historic or fantastic battles in a graphically created world......... chess sucks big time compared to command and conquer or civilization.........
    bottom line, chess is way past it's prime and even without the dumb people ridiculing away anything resembling thought, it's on the way out......... but, i'll still play it, even online where i'm target practice for far smarter men, or some dumber ones using a cheap program to let their computer think for them......... if i keep practiced, then i can still rout the newcomers, maybe.........
    18 answers · 1 month ago
  • In chess, why do French people call the Bishop "fool"?

    Or have I got it all wrong?
    Or have I got it all wrong?
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago