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    Chess Question

    This question is aimed at Bok because I know he plays, or at least played, a lot, but anybody should feel free to chime in...

    Does anyone have any experience with electronic chess boards over the past 5 or 6 years? I'm not talking about computer software, I have a lot of experience with those, I am talking about something like this:

    Centaur.jpg

    I have a lot of time on my hands at work so I thought getting back into chess would be a productive use of my time. I could just use software on my notebook computer but I really like the feel of moving the pieces around which is why I am asking.

    So if anyone has played with something like this I'd like to hear your opinions of whatever make/model you used because I may be looking to buy something like this in the near future.

    Thanks mucho!

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    Mr. Snaps has several as well as playing online in real time and he plays at a competitive club.. My understanding is that computers are great for honing strategy but meat space play is what really divides the men from the boys.

    My expertise is strip chess. Quite different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Mr. Snaps has several as well as playing online in real time and he plays at a competitive club.. My understanding is that computers are great for honing strategy but meat space play is what really divides the men from the boys.

    My expertise is strip chess. Quite different.

    Well considering the fact that I work alone in an extremely secure facility, there will be no face-to-face play

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    Chess is for really smart people. I've assiduously avoided it for obvious reasons. Good luck!
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    I have never used one but I always wanted something like this:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    I have never used one but I always wanted something like this:


    Well this won't insult your gameplay and there is no little hand to shake afterward. It's kind of pricey, and I just found it a little creepy but it's still cool.



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