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  • #11873
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    As part of the Test Huddle Birthday Party, we are hosting a few games.

    One in particular is for everyone in the community to take part in.

    Do you like chess?

    We have just acquired a very special chess board here at Test Huddle Headquarters and we want to play a game.

    How it Works

    Comment underneath with which team you would like to play for (blues or reds).
    The when the first game starts, each person in turn will be asked to make a move and move their chess piece.

    So if you are first to go for the red team , you might say pawn at a2 to a3. Each player will take a go in turn. After the last player of one team has taken a go, it will go back to the first player of that team.

    The game will run for the three days of the Birthday party. If the game finishes before that, then a new game will be started. Players can join a team at any time but not on the final day.

    The will be prizes for the winning team.

    Any questions, please comment below.

    Best of luck.

    #11894
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    Blue!

    #11907
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    @kristoffernordstrom Seeing as we have no contenders yet. We might pit our office expert here against you today?

    #11911
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    @ronan Bring it!

    1: e4

    #11913
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    Ok, so just to clarify the rules. Rows 1 and 2 are blue and rows 7 and 8 are red.

    So to move you have to mention the position the piece is at and where you want to move to: e.g. a2:a3

    I will take a photo after every move for player and upload it here.

    #11914
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    @kristoffernordstrom Just to clarify, what is your move. I dont want to get it wrong for you!

    #11916
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    No probblem, I was simply going by standard chess notation 😉
    But we’ll do your system.

    1: e2:e4

    #11917
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    As you can tell….no one here is an expert in chess…..this could be a short game!

    #11918
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    Also standard gentlemens agreement as to the correspondence chess rules apply.

    – Looking up online references to chess openings is ok.
    – No use of chess engines for analysis 😉

    #11922
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    Sounds great….

    introducing our Test Huddle chess aficionado @gerld

    I will update each move with photos.

    #11924
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    Move 1:

    #11925
    Gerald
    Participant
    @gerld

    Game on!
    Just need to dust of Deep Blue – haven’t booted it up in a while 😛

    #11931
    Gerald
    Participant
    @gerld

    Apologies for delay, was grinding some freshly roasted beans.
    d7:d6

    #11933
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    No worries.

    d2:d4

    #11934
    Gerald
    Participant
    @gerld

    f8:f4

    #11935
    Gerald
    Participant
    @gerld

    Can we get a photograph of this heated action @ronan?

    #11939
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    @Gerald: I’m sorry but I can’t seem to make sense of your last move. Bishop on F-lane 5 steps down, but the pawn is in the way and the bishop can’t go i straight lines. But maybe I’ve missed something fundamental here about the notation we use.
    This is the way I see the board.

    #11942
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    Sadly the updates only happen during office hours! Here are the moves:


    @gerld
    d7:d6


    @kristoffernordstrom
    d2:d4

    #11946
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    The board as it stands now with layout:

    #11948
    Gerald
    Participant
    @gerld

    e7:e5

    #11961
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    @gerld e7:e5

    #11963
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    It’s war!

    #11969
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    @gerald g1:f3

    Come on @ronan I’m missing pictures 😉

    #11970
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    Or maybe I don’t… just my browser not updating.. sorry 😉

    #11972
    Gerald
    Participant
    @gerld

    c8:g4

    #11978
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan
    #11980
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    @gerld c8:g4

    #11983
    Gerald
    Participant
    @gerld

    I do Knight killings blessings!

    #11990
    Kristoffer
    Participant
    @kristoffernordstrom

    h2:h3
    Away from my knight!

    #11994
    Ronan
    Keymaster
    @ronan
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