Games, analysis and discussion

Games, analysis and discussion by National Master Kevin Pacey

  1. Epilogue: My becoming a 2400 chess player in 2010

    by , 07-05-2018 at 07:24 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    After becoming a 2300 player in the 1980s, for one reason or another I more or less stagnated at that level until mid-2010, when I briefly was rated at the 2400 CFC-rated level at age 49. I rapidly dropped off in rating since that time, to be currently low-2200 CFC. I have my reasons and excuses for the stagnation and drop off in rating, notably not finding the time to do that I know which will possibly help boost my rating at least for a while. What I would like to share instead is five tips about ...

    Updated 07-16-2018 at 01:01 PM by Kevin Pacey

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    Becoming a 2300 player
  2. Links: My 10x8 Hannibal Chess & Frog Chess; My 10x10 Butterfly Chess & Sac Chess

    by , 07-05-2018 at 04:39 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Included below are links to The Chess Variant Pages website re: descriptions of 4 chess variant inventions of mine, most thought of within the last couple of years. On that free membership website, members can play all 4 of these using its Game Courier email system:

    10x8 Hannibal Chess (includes elephant pieces that leap 1 or 2 squares diagonally):

    http://www.chessvariants.com/invention/hannibal-chess

    10x8 Frog Chess (includes frog pieces that leap 3 ...

    Updated 08-17-2018 at 02:57 AM by Kevin Pacey

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    Chess variants
  3. Goals that the Chess Federation of Canada might aim for in future

    by , 09-14-2017 at 11:44 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here are some thoughts and lists of mine regarding goals that the CFC might aim for at some time in the future:

    The following is based on an April 2017 chesstalk discussion forum post of mine:

    Regarding the 2012 CFC Long-term Planning Committee report, a lot of the planning was based on repeating previous success stories in the case of Windsor. Fwiw, my first instinct was that Windsor was something of a special case, but I still saw quite a lot that could be salvaged ...

    Updated 11-22-2017 at 11:56 AM by Kevin Pacey

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    Chess issues
  4. Why is chess so popular among board games of skill?

    by , 09-26-2016 at 02:09 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    On the Chess Variant Pages website, webmaster Fergus Duniho recently wrote:

    "...Chess has been finely honed by natural selection to be free of arbitrariness. Every rule and piece in Chess serves a purpose, and none are arbitrary. Since Chess is what won the survival of the fittest among Chess variants, I expect that any variant capable of succeeding Chess would also have to be free of arbitrariness. But most Chess variants differ from Chess through some arbitrary change to it, ...

    Updated 08-17-2018 at 11:04 PM by Kevin Pacey

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    Chess issues
  5. Re: large-scale conspiracies debunked by math equation

    by , 09-09-2016 at 09:51 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here's a link from this year, with a theory I don't quite believe re: conspiracies. It claims just a relatively low number of people (under 3000) involved would inevitably lead to the conspiracy being revealed (by 5 years time). One notable estimate is that 400,000+ would need to be involved if [manmade global] climate change were a deliberate hoax (I'd say maybe it is a hoax, but junk science also could be a possible explanation):

    http://phys.org/news/2016-01-equatio...ly-reveal.html ...

    Updated 04-17-2017 at 12:51 PM by Kevin Pacey

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    Nothing to do with chess
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