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Calling all geeks :)

Does anybody know anything about chess? Vista has this regular chess program and I`ve been trying to teach myself. At first the computer cleaned my clock every single time but I`m getting the hang of it slowly. One thing I do not get however is when a game ends in checkmate and when it`s considered a draw.

Now picture me having beat every figure but the opponent`s king while I work on boxing him in with my queen, knight, bishop etc (whatever I have left in the game, sometimes I manage to get pawns "promoted" to queen) and then it happens and the king can make no more legitimate move yet sometimes the computer counts it as checkmate for me, sometimes as a draw. I just do need see the difference there. Hm.



( 2 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )
Mar. 14th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
My eight year old nephew was tryinig to teach me chess a couple of years. I didn't do so well. He kicked my ass. :::is ashamed:::
Mar. 14th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Heh. Don`t feel bad. At first I was so hopeless, I had no idea which moves the various figures could do and so on but nce I learned that, it got easier. I`m still only playing at level one and I can`t really plan more than one or two steps forward, let alone see any strategy of the computer but sometimes my own strategy of "kick out as many of enemy figures as possible" pays off. *g*
( 2 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )