• Why is go “tougher” than chess and Shogi if go players make less money?

    Top chess player salary - around $2 million Top Shogi player - over $1 million from tournament winnings alone Top go player - $700,000 If go is such a harder game than why does it pay less?
    Top chess player salary - around $2 million Top Shogi player - over $1 million from tournament winnings alone Top go player - $700,000 If go is such a harder game than why does it pay less?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is the role and importance of the castle move in chess?

    Best answer: It moves the king into a safer position away from the center of the board, and it moves the rook to a more active position in the center of the board.
    Best answer: It moves the king into a safer position away from the center of the board, and it moves the rook to a more active position in the center of the board.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do I suck at chess?

    I've taken classes, courses, tips, tricks, played against computers, players, I've played 1,000's of times over the course of 20 years and I've lost every single game. I understand the objective and I understand the rules and I've tried every trick in the book but no matter what I always get... show more
    I've taken classes, courses, tips, tricks, played against computers, players, I've played 1,000's of times over the course of 20 years and I've lost every single game. I understand the objective and I understand the rules and I've tried every trick in the book but no matter what I always get outsmarted even if I spend 5 minutes a move. It's very depressing. I want to play. I want to win. I like the game but it's like I just don't have that thing that clicks in my head that everybody else seems to have. Practicing hasn't helped at all and it's fustrating. I'm educated and fairly intelligent in every other way in life. I can kick some butt at Risk and any other strategic game except for this one. Any explanation or do I just suck?
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • World war 3 Nazi Germany vs us,who would win WW3?who would win?

    all Europe is under nazi germany.this also counts uk and French. RUSSIA under nazy Germany control. us made peace with Japanese even after droping 2 nuclear bombs.. WHO WOULD WIN WW3?NAZIS GERMANY OR US? HOW MUCH SUCH WAR WOULD COST?
    all Europe is under nazi germany.this also counts uk and French. RUSSIA under nazy Germany control. us made peace with Japanese even after droping 2 nuclear bombs.. WHO WOULD WIN WW3?NAZIS GERMANY OR US? HOW MUCH SUCH WAR WOULD COST?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why do ouija boards not work with me?

    Best answer: There has actually been studied and some of them on YouTube too showing that the Ouija board is Not a real thing. It works just as another comment or said minor movements you do not intentionally make but do make. YouTube "does Ouija really work?" and look for a valid person. There isnone where they... show more
    Best answer: There has actually been studied and some of them on YouTube too showing that the Ouija board is Not a real thing. It works just as another comment or said minor movements you do not intentionally make but do make. YouTube "does Ouija really work?" and look for a valid person. There isnone where they blindfold the people doing it and they start getting responded that make no sense even though 2 seconds ago when they weren't blind folded they we 're getting great responses. Its not real. Ifbit were real we would have much more proof of ghost and many more people would be doing it.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Chess players, do you think you play better against stronger opponents?

    Best answer: yes. and it happens in any kind of competion if your competitor ups his game, you are forced to up your game too. On the other hand, if you play against a weaker oponent, less effort is needed to win. so it is really kinda a natural responce. As you said, playing a better game, does not automatically mean victory,... show more
    Best answer: yes. and it happens in any kind of competion
    if your competitor ups his game, you are forced to up your game too.
    On the other hand, if you play against a weaker oponent, less effort is needed to win.
    so it is really kinda a natural responce.
    As you said, playing a better game, does not automatically mean victory, cuz if your oponent is clearly in a higher league, he will win no matter what.
    That being said, it concludes, you should always seek to play vs better players, to up your own game, and learn. You can not learn from people playing worse then you.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Chess - what is the best move for white (or light brown) in this case?

    Chess - what is the best move for white (or light brown) in this case?

    Best answer: So your opponent has done very little in this case. They've developed their kingside knight to f6, a good square for it, but other than that they've only moved their queen randomly and put their light bishop on b7 (good square for it) then on c6 (good square for /it/, but bad square because it wasted a... show more
    Best answer: So your opponent has done very little in this case. They've developed their kingside knight to f6, a good square for it, but other than that they've only moved their queen randomly and put their light bishop on b7 (good square for it) then on c6 (good square for /it/, but bad square because it wasted a tempo (turn) and slows down their queenside knight's progression).

    You (white) made 8 normal, good moves (though pawn to d4 would've been nicer than d3 if able) and 1 passive move (pawn to a3 accomplished nothing in this case, but isn't a 'bad' move).

    Black must've wasted 4 more moves by simply going back and forth, but overall they've made 1 good move (Nf6) which can be taken away by playing 10. e5! forcing it away.

    White has many options, but a general idea after e5 would be d3-d4, Qe2 (or maybe Qd2), Rad1.

    You have more developed pieces (considerably more) so it's in your best interest to open up the position. Any pawn exchanges favor you, even if you lose 2 pawns for 1, because they allow your active pieces to generate an attack. I would just storm my d-pawn up to d5 then play e6 if he never moves his pawns, this forces him to open it up by taking on e6 or leave it, allowing us to take on d7/f7 and then our Queen+Rook on the e-file are threatening his un-castled king (or if it has castled by then, threatening to take the e7-pawn. If he's still well-fortified, my knights or bishops should have a good target to swing around towards.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I live in a HUD apartment complex and I didn t report my income for 5 months what will happen when I recertify?

    I live in a HUD apartment complex and I receive a voucher so I don t have to pay rent. I started working in March and stopped in September but I didn t report my income to my apartment. Now it s time for me to recertify and they have my bank statements showing when I worked but I am no longer working so will my... show more
    I live in a HUD apartment complex and I receive a voucher so I don t have to pay rent. I started working in March and stopped in September but I didn t report my income to my apartment. Now it s time for me to recertify and they have my bank statements showing when I worked but I am no longer working so will my voucher be tooken or will I be evicted?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Good Chutes and Ladders strategies?

    Best answer: Try to hit the ladders and avoid the chutes.
    Best answer: Try to hit the ladders and avoid the chutes.
    12 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What is a good indoor board game for toddlers?

    Best answer: Chicken Cha Cha Cha was bought for my eldest son when he was five, but the youngest (aged 2) joined in and played along well to the rules. The rules are pretty simple and the game is played using a "memory" style game system that is used to let the players move their large, colorful, wooden playing pieces... show more
    Best answer: Chicken Cha Cha Cha was bought for my eldest son when he was five, but the youngest (aged 2) joined in and played along well to the rules. The rules are pretty simple and the game is played using a "memory" style game system that is used to let the players move their large, colorful, wooden playing pieces around the "board" (actually a circle of egg-shaped cards) to catch each other and steal the other player's tail feathers. It really is a very charming game and great for getting kids into playing well and following rules.

    Ghost Blitz, or any of it's sequels, also goes down well with pre-school children, thanks to the tactile parts and the fact that players are racing to spot a connection (or lack of connection) to the pictures shown on the cards turned over. It's been played in our house less than Chicken Cha-Cha-Cha, but is still liked.

    The undisputed king in our home is Rhino Hero. The concept is almost like Jenga in reverse, players draw a card and that becomes the next 'floor' in an apartment building. Players have to place walls in the right places to place the card, following special instructions in some places, including moving the wooden "Super Rhino" piece to a higher floor, which may unbalance the tower.

    Our youngest is now four and has played all of these games over the last two years and still plays them now. The advantage of these is they are far more stimulating for the adult playing with them than 'roll and move' fare.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What's your favourite board game?

    Best answer: Race for the Galaxy! It's a bit complicated though, so it does have a pretty awesome intro version called Jump Drive. If you're newer at games I'd recommend Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Bonanza, King of Tokyo, etc. Check out this list of highest rated games of all... show more
    Best answer: Race for the Galaxy!
    It's a bit complicated though, so it does have a pretty awesome intro version called Jump Drive.

    If you're newer at games I'd recommend Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Bonanza, King of Tokyo, etc.

    Check out this list of highest rated games of all time:
    https://boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardga...

    If you're more interested in old games, I like spades without teams, or up and down the river.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is Ouja Board real?

    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Tips and tricks for using a homemade ouija board?

    so i drew my own ouija board using a marker. and using a small glass as the planchette or whatever u call it. but i cant get it to move. how do i get it to move? do i need candles?
    so i drew my own ouija board using a marker. and using a small glass as the planchette or whatever u call it. but i cant get it to move. how do i get it to move? do i need candles?
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is three-dimensional chess an actual chess game?

    I'm sure many of us have watched episodes of the original Star Trek, where Kirk and Spock were playing a game of three-dimensional chess. As shown, the game they played differed quite significantly from classic chess. My question: is there an actual three-dimensional chess game? If so, where can I find the... show more
    I'm sure many of us have watched episodes of the original Star Trek, where Kirk and Spock were playing a game of three-dimensional chess. As shown, the game they played differed quite significantly from classic chess. My question: is there an actual three-dimensional chess game? If so, where can I find the rules for it, and instructions for constructing a board?
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Where's Waldo?

    Best answer: Waldo is alive and well! I spotted him on October 31st at the West Valley City TGI Friidays.
    Best answer: Waldo is alive and well! I spotted him on October 31st at the West Valley City TGI Friidays.
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why cant i play chess? whats the deal??

    6 answers · 1 month ago