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    Anyone else playing chess?
    Add me on the chesstime app for a game...
    Brilliant site...
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    I'm on chessworld.net as RGR367 and we can play there if you're willing to play on another site. Not including chesstime, I play on several sites too but each under a different handle.

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    Buddy,
    You should check out Chesstime it's a brilliant site you can run many games against real opponents around the world... I've tried the other sites and they not as good...

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    Chess.com is the biggest, and wiih the most features

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratkin View Post
    Chess.com is the biggest, and wiih the most features
    chess.com is the best with the best features. It is free too. I am on that.

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    lichess.org is another good one, app and desktop versions, a very strong AI engine if you want to test your playing level.

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    e4 for me ...seeing I’m white
    “Just consider that maybe the probability of you being wrong is higher than you think.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcap View Post
    chess.com is the best with the best features. It is free too. I am on that.
    I've just reactivated my account with them. What time suits you best and on what format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baa_Baa View Post
    lichess.org is another good one, app and desktop versions, a very strong AI engine if you want to test your playing level.
    Yeah, one of the best really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    e4 for me ...seeing I’m white
    1...c5 Sicilian, seeing as Italians are dangerous at the moment
    Last edited by ratkin; 29-02-2020 at 06:08 AM.

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    Wellington Chess Club is trialling online chess tonight under lichess.org. We haven't played a physical game since the start of March for health/safety reason re CoVid19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGR367 View Post
    Wellington Chess Club is trialling online chess tonight under lichess.org. We haven't played a physical game since the start of March for health/safety reason re CoVid19.
    Would you mind posting when your trial is done, I'd be interested to join the club and play some postal chess online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGR367 View Post
    Wellington Chess Club is trialling online chess tonight under lichess.org. We haven't played a physical game since the start of March for health/safety reason re CoVid19.
    Can non members join your online club? I am rated about 2000 and am ex club player in NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baa_Baa View Post
    Would you mind posting when your trial is done, I'd be interested to join the club and play some postal chess online.
    Quite fun last night but not sure whether we're done with the trial for the Club as we only tried "arena blitz" instead of Swiss round matching tournament. We can play if you're interested there or at chess.com. I can't challenge you as there so many baabaa sort of call signs and I'm not sure which one is you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratkin View Post
    Can non members join your online club? I am rated about 2000 and am ex club player in NZ
    Your rated 2000 holy smokes man...
    Crack a towa....

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    I'm already shaking in my boots man ... flag that game... anyone else can challenge me on chesstime... brilliant site...
    Real good time to brush up on your chess skills while we all in lockdown....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratkin View Post
    Can non members join your online club? I am rated about 2000 and am ex club player in NZ
    I believe this will be just be for the Club members for now but you can give it a try. And if you're keen for online games, we can have one or two though your rating is way much higher than mine

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    Lord bajeebers...
    Grandmaster ratkin...
    For real...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGR367 View Post
    I believe this will be just be for the Club members for now but you can give it a try. And if you're keen for online games, we can have one or two though your rating is way much higher than mine
    Played in the tournament last night, was quite a strong field. Ended up in 2nd
    Last edited by ratkin; 27-03-2020 at 06:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratkin View Post
    Played in the tournament last night, was quite a strong field. Ended up in 2nd
    It would be good if we can have a game or two during this lock down. My only hold on a chess spotlight was beating GM Gawain Jones on a simultaneous games with about 25+ players several years back. The other player to beat Gawain at that play was our reigning champion IM Anthony F Kerr. So I believe I can give you a good game even with your OTB higher rating

    Expecting a game too with with Baa Baa on lichess.org soon.

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