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Re:Illuminating chess game!
« on: November 12, 2005, 04:38AM »
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Hi nuppynup,

I don't have a story like yours but I can share some crazy things I've done recently.

I came across a guy who had a number of chess computers, many in mint condition and he lives in NY state, that's about 8 hours or so away from me. Well, twice I drove all the way there just to buy some computers!

In the last trip, I was so tired I had to stay in a hotel for the night and continue driving the next day. Only now I realize how strange it must have been for someone watching a guy, late at night, getting those boxes out of the trunk of his car, going back to the hotel room and bringing that box back to car and picking up another one. Not just once but a few times

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Illuminating chess game!
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005, 08:28PM »
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Growing up in a family of eight we often came up with some unusual entertainment. A favourite chess 'game' we used to play involved hiding the white pieces of an old set, that when held under a light would glow brightly for many hours. The pieces would be 'hidden' around our living room, the lights then turned off and we all had to find as many pieces as possible - the winner would be the one with the most pieces. My brother used to like to raise the stakes by positioning upturned drawing pins in strategic points around the room - the cry of Aghhhhh! would be a good indication that a sibling was closing in on a piece. One strategy I adopted was to await the cries of pain before nipping in to steal the spoils.

I'm sure that we all have a chess story or two to tell and I think it would be fun to tell a few on this thread.
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