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I play a number of board and card games with varying degrees of skill, but using "algorithms" to avoid the most obvious mistakes. Depending on the game, if you can beat me, you are probably not a beginner, and perhaps a pretty good player.


Jun
21
comment Why is real-money-betting necessary for poker to be fun?
There is an old saying that if you want to get good at a game, play it for an amount of money that will "hurt."
Jun
21
answered What is the broader acceptance of resignation?
Jun
21
answered In chess, when is it appropriate to resign?
Jun
20
answered Is there a variant of chess such that in the starting position Bishops and Knights are switched?
Jun
20
comment Are there any reputable chess openings which begin a4, b4, g4, or h4?
@drm65: Maybe at some point. For now, we need to develop a following among GAMERS. Later, if we identify a "critical mass," then we can have our own division for chess.
Jun
20
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Jun
20
revised Are there any reputable chess openings which begin a4, b4, g4, or h4?
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Jun
20
answered Are there any reputable chess openings which begin a4, b4, g4, or h4?
Jun
20
revised In Axis and Allies, should the UK Build a factory in Australia?
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Jun
20
asked In Axis and Allies, should the UK Build a factory in Australia?
Jun
20
comment How far can a knight travel without visiting the same square twice?
Questions are expected to relate to board games. (This one barely is.) They shouldn't be "too local," but chess is a global game. They are expected to have a reasonably objective answer acceptable to most people, which I believe this one does.If you want to know whether this, or any other question is on/off topic, the place to ask is on meta.
Jun
20
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Jun
19
revised How does the introduction of victory cities in Axis & Allies revised change gameplay and strategy?
amplfication
Jun
19
answered How does the introduction of victory cities in Axis & Allies revised change gameplay and strategy?
Jun
18
answered Is there a way to point chess moves?
Jun
18
comment In chess, why is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 rarely visited?
@drm65: "Mediocre," in the sense of "unexciting" play without the queens. Of course, either side can win, but it's a little harder. But that's EXACTLY what Lasker wanted, and got!
Jun
18
comment In chess, why is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 rarely visited?
@blueraja: I don't like to see things happen this way. But it does happen from time to time. But an upvote for you, too.
Jun
18
answered In chess, why is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 rarely visited?
Jun
18
comment Why is there a bonus for holding honors in bridge? Isn't having 4-5 of the highest trumps privileges enough?
Upvote for pointing out that honors can be scored by defense as well.
Jun
18
answered Why is there a bonus for holding honors in bridge? Isn't having 4-5 of the highest trumps privileges enough?