History Headscratchers / Chess

29th Apr '16 2:37:56 AM kazokuhouou
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* A question out of curiosity: Regarding the ColorCodedForYourConvenience entry, what color did the Arbiter wear?
16th Dec '15 7:57:47 PM nombretomado
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*** Even {{Mafalda}} [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MeK0jFXbWMg/SglMTe3ZtHI/AAAAAAAAAEY/-y5vLAvRXiw/s1600-h/mafalda+ajedrez+comunismo.gif realized]] it.

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*** Even {{Mafalda}} ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}} [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MeK0jFXbWMg/SglMTe3ZtHI/AAAAAAAAAEY/-y5vLAvRXiw/s1600-h/mafalda+ajedrez+comunismo.gif realized]] it.
14th Dec '15 2:32:37 PM WeirdBeard
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*** Well, the castling rule just works that way. And moving the rook first could be be seen like you're gauging your opponent's reaction without committing yourself, similar how you can't attach a raise after you've called in poker.
19th Nov '15 9:56:36 PM EsotericArcane
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****pawns originally moved only one square. All other pieces that can move multiple squares can still do it. To speed up the game pawns were allowed to move two on their first move. This allowed for pawns to bypass being attacked, to correct it, en passant was created. If you don't understand en passant, use the rule that pawns can only move one square at all times. It will make sense why it exists. Specially if you need to use it to clear out pawns.
24th Sep '14 7:01:56 PM mlsmithca
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**** Even {{Mafalda}} [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MeK0jFXbWMg/SglMTe3ZtHI/AAAAAAAAAEY/-y5vLAvRXiw/s1600-h/mafalda+ajedrez+comunismo.gif realized]] it.

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**** *** Even {{Mafalda}} [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MeK0jFXbWMg/SglMTe3ZtHI/AAAAAAAAAEY/-y5vLAvRXiw/s1600-h/mafalda+ajedrez+comunismo.gif realized]] it.



*** Seconded. Anatoly suggests this to Florence in the ConceptAlbum during ''Quartet'' and she reacts defensively. Also, in the documentary that was made about the album while it was being recorded in Stockholm, TimRice seems to suggest that the relationship between Florence and Freddie was much more business-like than the form it's taken on in the various stage adaptations, so it doesn't seem too far-fetched to suggest that the initial plan was for Florence to be Freddie's [[TheBeard beard]]. If you take the view that his actions in the show are the result of Internalised Homophobia, it could be a nod to Bobby Fischer's notorious reputation for anti-Semitism despite his own Jewish background.

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*** Seconded. ** Anatoly suggests this to Florence in the ConceptAlbum during ''Quartet'' and she reacts defensively. Also, in the documentary that was made about the album while it was being recorded in Stockholm, TimRice Creator/TimRice seems to suggest that the relationship between Florence and Freddie was much more business-like than the form it's taken on in the various stage adaptations, so it doesn't seem too far-fetched to suggest that the initial plan was for Florence to be Freddie's [[TheBeard beard]]. If you take the view that his actions in the show are the result of Internalised Homophobia, it could be a nod to Bobby Fischer's notorious reputation for anti-Semitism despite his own Jewish background.

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15th Aug '14 7:29:25 PM SenseiLeRoof
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**** Wait, that just makes it worse. Now casting is made of ''two illegal moves'': moving the king ''two spaces'', and moving the rook ''through an occupied space!''
24th Jun '13 2:51:46 PM FordPrefect
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*** Seconded. Anatoly suggests this to Florence in the ConceptAlbum during ''Quartet'' and she reacts defensively. Also, in the documentary that was made about the album while it was being recorded in Stockholm, TimRice seems to suggest that the relationship between Florence and Freddie was much more business-like than the form it's taken on in the various stage adaptations, so it doesn't seem too far-fetched to suggest that the initial plan was for Florence to be Freddie's beard. If you take the view that his actions in the show are the result of Internalised Homophobia, it could be a nod to Bobby Fischer's notorious reputation for anti-Semitism despite his own Jewish background.

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*** Seconded. Anatoly suggests this to Florence in the ConceptAlbum during ''Quartet'' and she reacts defensively. Also, in the documentary that was made about the album while it was being recorded in Stockholm, TimRice seems to suggest that the relationship between Florence and Freddie was much more business-like than the form it's taken on in the various stage adaptations, so it doesn't seem too far-fetched to suggest that the initial plan was for Florence to be Freddie's beard.[[TheBeard beard]]. If you take the view that his actions in the show are the result of Internalised Homophobia, it could be a nod to Bobby Fischer's notorious reputation for anti-Semitism despite his own Jewish background.
24th Jun '13 2:48:57 PM FordPrefect
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**** It's not particularly frequent. The most frequent result in master level is resignation, at junior level it is checkmate (because juniors can't see six moves in advance). What makes the stalemate rule an improvement is that [[WeHaveReserves attrition]] isn't a sure path to victory the way it is in checkers. Attrition is useful but no matter how far ground down a player, the superior player still has to watch. It also makes for counterintuitive nuances. For instance it is common to promote to castle rather then queen simply to make sure the oppenents king will have more places to run to until you are finally ready.

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**** It's not particularly frequent. The most frequent result in master level is resignation, at junior level it is checkmate (because juniors can't see six moves in advance). What makes the stalemate rule an improvement is that [[WeHaveReserves attrition]] isn't a sure path to victory the way it is in checkers. Attrition is useful but no matter how far ground down a player, the superior player still has to watch. It also makes for counterintuitive nuances. For instance instance, it is common to promote to castle rook rather then queen queen, simply to make sure the oppenents opponent's king will have more places to run to until you are finally ready.
24th Jun '13 2:48:14 PM FordPrefect
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**** It's not particularly frequent. The most frequent result in master level is resignation, at junior level it is checkmate(because juniors can't see six moves in advanced). What makes the stalemate rule an improvement is that [[WeHaveReserves attrition]] isn't a sure path to victory the way it is in checkers. Attrition is useful but no matter how far ground down a player, the superior player still has to watch. It also makes for counterintuitive nuances. For instance it is common to promote to castle rather then queen simply to make sure the oppenents king will have more places to run to until you are finally ready.

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**** It's not particularly frequent. The most frequent result in master level is resignation, at junior level it is checkmate(because checkmate (because juniors can't see six moves in advanced).advance). What makes the stalemate rule an improvement is that [[WeHaveReserves attrition]] isn't a sure path to victory the way it is in checkers. Attrition is useful but no matter how far ground down a player, the superior player still has to watch. It also makes for counterintuitive nuances. For instance it is common to promote to castle rather then queen simply to make sure the oppenents king will have more places to run to until you are finally ready.
4th Jan '13 7:10:21 AM apai
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*** But why doesn't the above realism logic apply to other pieces?
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