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Post by KamilSaper » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:50 am

Im sure a lot of u play chess - what about some tournament? We would know who is the best chess player between sweepers :)
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Re: Chess

Post by EWQMinesweeper » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:58 pm

i'm not good at chess - but the former bavarian chess champion is in my grade at school :D
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Re: Chess

Post by xander biscuits » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:46 pm

I know how to play and used to play quite a bit when I was in school. But I have not played for years and I am not so good, but if people want an online tournament then I would be interested. Even if I would just be cannon fodder.

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Re: Chess

Post by Schu » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:37 pm

I'd definitely be up for a minesweeper chess tournament.

I think joni is probably the best chess player that I've played from the minesweeper community, though David Barry is apparently rather good. Elmar is pretty strong too as I remember.

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Re: Chess

Post by TETO » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:35 pm

hi, I was interested in this, but I see that maybe is too late... what did it happen with this idea in the end? You have my support.

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Re: Chess

Post by joni » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:15 am

hehe, chess would be fun :P i haven't played in ages too :)

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Re: Chess

Post by Schu » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:00 am

I'm trying to revive this idea, and currently checking out options so it can be done through facebook, so players don't have to join additional websites and check them constantly.

I'll let you know how I go with that, but I just thought I'd bump this thread a little and see how many people would still be interested :)

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Re: Chess

Post by Schu » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:05 am

Minesweeper Chess Tournament!

I'm making this just for members of the minesweeper community (so it's invite only, I don't want to have to filter through the many thousands of members. It's going to be 7 days per move, and a format such that we have groups of 5 in a double round robin, and the top two go through to the next round. All games for each round start at the same time. The tournament will start whenever people aren't joining it anymore.

It will be set up on There is a facebook app that lets you play the games on there, though. is a good site, and well worth using if you're enthusiastic about chess, but playing your games through facebook is pretty easy too. You even get a little reminder on your main page, if you have the app on your left hand bar: it will have a little green pawn, then "chess" as a link to the app, then in brackets, the number of games you have in which it is your move (or nothing, if it's not your move in any games).

Just a warning: if you're using a free account, you can only joing one tournament at a time. So you have the options of only joining this tournament, paying for an upgraded account, or (shhhh!) making another free account.

To join, there are 2 methods:

A - for people that don't have an account on

1. Add this app. This automatically sets up a free account on, but don't worry, you don't really have to use it. It's a pretty good site, though. If you want to use it and set up a username on it, there are links on the app showing how.

2. Right-click on your name, and copy the link, and paste it either on this thread, or send me an email at [schubomb] {at} <gmail> (dot) |com|. If you like, you can remove the extraneous information to get to your username, e.g. "" becomes "JohnSmith".

3. I'll invite you to the tournament, and you'll get a message within the app (just underneath your name). Follow the link, it will take you to the tournament invite on the main site (but this I think is the one time you'll have to go out of the facebook app, so don't worry), and join.

B. For people that have an account on, or are just about to make one: Just post a link to your profile, or post your usernamen, and I'll invite you.

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Re: Chess

Post by Tjips » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:18 pm

Ok, I'm not much of a chess player, but I'll take you guys on...

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Exp: 140055249834355336357264746443955277014822625680974475320364702381803619892657792049596418323789908370400 (1.4e104)
Int: 13115156192346373485000211099954895788134532256 (1.3e46) &
Beg: 18934455246 (1.9e10)

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