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  • Greetings from Spain.

    Hello

    I have been reading the forum for some time, but till the day before yesterday, thanks to Skwerly, did not find the joining instructions thread. I am quite glad to be in.

    I am 50 years old, and since I have already some time to spend, intend to dedicate "seriously" to play better chess. As today, the only thing I am achieving is to give lots of morale to the people who play with me.

    I am from Spain, not being English my mother language, hope you won't be to hard with my writing.

    Regards
    Vicente

    "May the forks be with you"
    "May the forks be with you"

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    Welcome, Vicente! Your English seems quite good--nothing to worry about!
    "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

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    • #3
      Hiya.

      "Don't be afraid of ghosts! Always play the moves you want to play unless you see a genuine tactical drawback." --Grandmaster Neil McDonald

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SpKnight View Post
        Hello

        I have been reading the forum for some time, but till the day before yesterday, thanks to Skwerly, did not find the joining instructions thread. I am quite glad to be in.

        I am 50 years old, and since I have already some time to spend, intend to dedicate "seriously" to play better chess. As today, the only thing I am achieving is to give lots of morale to the people who play with me.

        I am from Spain, not being English my mother language, hope you won't be to hard with my writing.

        Regards
        Vicente

        "May the forks be with you"
        Hello, welcome aboard. I'm glad to see setting up your account worked.
        Have you read the Forum rules?

        Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
        Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
        Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
        Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
        Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
        Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
        Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
        --Red Dwarf

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Perseus View Post
          Hello, welcome aboard. I'm glad to see setting up your account worked.

          Thanks a lot. I am afraid I am not a great addition to the forum, but hope to be able to help sombedy in the future.
          "May the forks be with you"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SpKnight View Post
            Thanks a lot. I am afraid I am not a great addition to the forum, but hope to be able to help sombedy in the future.
            Hey, you're here to talk about chess, that makes you a welcome addition
            Have you read the Forum rules?

            Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
            Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
            Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
            Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
            Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
            Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
            Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
            --Red Dwarf

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            • #7
              welcome aboard young man
              I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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              • #8
                Glad you made it in!
                Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                • #9
                  Thanks a lot for your welcome.
                  "May the forks be with you"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SpKnight View Post
                    I am 50 years old, and since I have already some time to spend, intend to dedicate "seriously" to play better chess. As today, the only thing I am achieving is to give lots of morale to the people who play with me.
                    "
                    Ha ha, reminds me of my beginnings at age 56. Hello to you Vicente.

                    Victor
                    Last edited by bluesman; 03-12-2013, 02:07 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bluesman View Post
                      Ha ha, reminds me of my beginnings at age 56. Hello to you Vicente.

                      Victor
                      So, late beginning is not impossible. Good to know.
                      "May the forks be with you"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SpKnight View Post
                        So, late beginning is not impossible. Good to know.
                        Not at all impossible! At your age you probably already know how you best learn new things. You've also had a long time of learning to recognize patterns in life, of developing intuition....you can apply these abilities to chess. The distractions of youth may perhaps be beginning to moderate, allowing more focus in one's thoughts, more attention. It may be that certain responsibilities are lessening, or have achieved a more easily-maintained routine. These are all benefits of age which will benefit your chess. Plus, you're old enough not to be tempted to hang the entirety of your identity upon a quick success at the game, thus avoiding an unrealistic discouragement.

                        Bluesman and I are about of an age, and had the pleasure of getting together last summer for a couple games of chess. We're both getting long-of-tooth, but the chess was interesting and the chess-talk was fun
                        "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

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