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It's that time of year to take my smart pills.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Detectorist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    Went by the Chess Club today where they were hosting the U.S. Junior chess champuonship. There were boys and girls sections. Some great chess.

    So, decided to play next Saturday in a tournament. I expect to do well in it.

    https://saintlouischessclub.org/
     
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  2. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    When we were youngsters we'd play chess for hours. Now, not at all.

    I play sudoku and do crosswords to ward off dementia. Chess would be very good to get back into.
     

  3. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    I like Sudoku. I'm not very good at it though
     
  4. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    Same here. However, my supervisor at my previous job could do them all. It took time but he eventually got them.
     
  5. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    story about a Dr. giving "smart pills"
    patient says, these taste like rabbit droppings
    Dr. says, see you are getting smarter already
     
  6. PBCounty

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    Saturday chess sounds awesome.
     
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  7. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Best of luck, amigo.
    I used to play in on-line tournaments, but I just sort of faded away when other things in life demanded more attention.
    Too old to start over again. :sigh:
     
  8. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    You may want to crush and snort them
     
  9. First shot

    First shot

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    Too much thinking for me in something called a "game". I always sucked at it.
     
  10. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    Chess is maddening to me. I can't develop any kind of strategy, or see more than maybe two moves at most in advance. I can see the strategy inherent in world-class games that you can play through- some of the Fischer-Spassky games, for instance- but when I play on my own my mind just sort of draws a blank. It's like writer's block, only call it chess block, and I basically revert to how I've always played (which I don't consider "playing" at all) which is to basically trade pieces to hurry up to the endgame.

    I really believe that chess is just like intelligence (not book-smarts) in the sense that I think you're born with it. Some people naturally aren't that intelligent, some are average, some are above-average, then there's the Stephen Hawkings. I think chess is similar; there will always be plodding parts-exchangers like me, some will reach Master level, and then there's the Fischers, Spasskys, Tals, et al. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that chess itself is a form of intelligence... and I just wasn't born with much, so to speak. Oh well.
     
  11. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 1:16

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    I learned how to play chess growing up but was never any good at it. I haven't played in decades.
     
  12. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 SONS OF LIBERTY

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    Hadn't played in forty years, and just recently played my Grandson and he kicked my ***.
     
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    fx77 CLM

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    I have read 20+ chess books solved all the problems...ex: mate in 5 moves etc...
    Can't play for shi-, cannot recognize patterns..too much ADD and dyslexia!
     
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    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    Pull my finger....
     
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    My special lady friends younger sister (16) is a supposive chess master. I've played chess eight or nine times in my life. I always start out by getting my Queen to the forefront- Queen heavy strategy fo sho.

    Anyways she got destroyed. Granted I'm almost twice her age. It still felt great man.
     
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    This may be hard to believe, I still hardly believe it, but my girl had no idea about the "pull my finger" gag

    I ate a whole meal of chow Mai fun Singapore style, xtra spicy on Sun night. I with an evil grin ask the fair lady to pull my finger while slyly rotating the bedside fan in her direction.

    Whyyy? She asks.. Surprising me by her ignorance of fine humor much to my delight.

    Just do it baby. Yank away

    She does so as commanded having no clue as to her fate.

    Full of splendor and Chinese food, I fired off a most glorious flatulent earth shattering surprise that had her running full tilt for the bathroom in a gagging fit.

    I laughed non stop until my face hurt. I still get a chuckle from it every now and then. The Gods have been gracious to me.

    Silly country girl.
     
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    Witty response as always chris....
     
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    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Aaaand.....he's gone.
     
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    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

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    Yeah, well - Steve thinks Trump is going to destroy the earth and make it uninhabitable to man, if AI doesn't destroy the earth and make it uninhabitable to man first.
     
  20. Detectorist

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    I think being good at chess requires a specific kind of intelligence which may carry over to stuff like math. The strongest American player does sick at math, though. Lol