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roz


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Post: #1
24-01-2009 07:47 PM

Hi, I'm trying to determine the level of interest in chess amongst Forest Hill residents with a view to potentially setting up formal/informal/regular/occasional chess events locally with some friends. So, are there any closet chess players of any level out there who would be interested in a game or two over a pint?

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Bonnie Blue


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Joined: Jan 2009
Post: #2
24-01-2009 09:58 PM

Sorry I have never played and tbh although these things are nice once in a while I never like to be tied downUnsure

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Perryman


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Joined: Dec 2006
Post: #3
25-01-2009 02:02 AM

Don't worry.
I think it is just the loser that gets tied down, and only if they ask nicely.

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Bonnie Blue


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Post: #4
25-01-2009 12:19 PM

Laugh

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davidbent


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Post: #5
25-01-2009 07:20 PM

Roz,

I'd be interested. I'm a very inexperienced player but not a beginner. So, no great shakes but wanting to improve - great fodder for you, if you're remotely any good.

I do have a one year old baby, which means I'd need to negotiate any time away of an evening. But that can be done.

Kind regards,

David

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Antelope


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Joined: Oct 2008
Post: #6
25-01-2009 11:06 PM

I would be interested. I'm not very good, and have not played for years, but I know the basics.

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Johnc


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Post: #7
27-01-2009 01:35 PM

I captained the BT London team for many but probably haven't picked up a pawn for about 10 years. I gave up after a game where I was playing an elderly gentleman who had a heart attack and died at the board. Dangerous game Chess

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roz


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Post: #8
27-01-2009 02:18 PM

Just to clear up a myth, I can't really play either but have been trying to learn ; my partner does and he's at county standard.
The point about having a chess evening is to inspire and develop an interest in the game at all levels and a little more locally than the Dulwich Crown!

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Antelope


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Joined: Oct 2008
Post: #9
27-01-2009 03:23 PM

Yes, that would be good. The reason I have hardly ever played since I learned chess at Primary School is that it is so rare to find someone else who can play.

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Andy


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Joined: Feb 2005
Post: #10
27-01-2009 03:29 PM

I would be up for it, not a great standard but it's fun even if you lose to a better player.

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VictorianNoah


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Joined: Mar 2009
Post: #11
04-03-2009 09:36 PM

I'm new to the area and I used to love chess and play a lot many years ago. Unfortunately I'm a bit of a rusty old dad these days but would love to join your informal group if the occasion arises. I work from home a few days a week so have a fairly flexible schedule.

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Ghis


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Post: #12
05-03-2009 09:36 AM

I may be interested.

In the meantime, I play online at redhotpawn if anyone is interested in a game. Send me a message for my user name and we can set-up a game. I am not very good at all!!!

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Cellar Door


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #13
05-03-2009 01:22 PM

roz Wrote:
So, are there any closet chess players of any level out there who would be interested in a game or two over a pint?


Yes, please roz, I?d love to join you in any chess events. I observe that The Hob have a bunch of games lurking in the corner. If we tire of chess then I can take anyone out in a game of Jenga. Or Connect 4. I think I saw Jumanji in there, too.

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Antelope


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Post: #14
05-03-2009 01:46 PM

Ghiz wrote:

"In the meantime, I play online at redhotpawn if anyone is interested in a game."

I've just had a look at that website, and it seems very good.

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eddy


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Joined: Jul 2008
Post: #15
06-03-2009 11:42 PM

chess , my god i can't remember the last time i sat down to a quite game of chess, shame really as its a good game.

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steveb


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #16
08-03-2009 02:24 PM

I would also be interested in playing chess. Haven't played for years. Personally, would prefer a daytime slot, but recognise others can't always do that.

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