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Okay, have you ever really wanted to nail a teabagger to the wall using your superior logic and deductive skills?

Well, if those skills include playing some good chess, here's your opportunity!

There are two groups on Chess.com based around this web site: the Kossacks, and the Great Orange Satan. And now, one of our fearless leaders has gone out to challenge the Re-Thug-licans out there to a duel (or, a series of duels, as the case may be).

So far, we've got one small match lined up against the Tea Party group, and another one scheduled.  Of course, between the two matches, the last I checked, there were about 12 of us, and one of them.  They're probably afraid God won't let them win by smiting their opponents.  :)

So, if you want to play chess, come join at chess.com, and create an account using your dKos name (unless you already have an account, in which case it would be illegal to have a second account).  You can also connect via FaceBook, although you risk giving out your FB name to a bunch of crazy teabaggers.

See you there!

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    "People should not be afraid of their government; governments should be afraid of their people." --V

    by MikeTheLiberal on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 04:00:37 PM PDT

  •  Darn. I used to have an Elo about 1900 and used (4+ / 0-)

    to hustle chess in NYC and DC, but I just don't have the time these days.

    How is it possible to be an avid chess player and also a tea partier?  That just doesn't computer.

    But on the other hand, we know about Bobby Fischer, sad to say.  And I have an old chessmaster uncle who is a wingnut.

    Good luck!

    It is a calling...to do things about injustice.... It helps to have a goal. I've always tried to have one.--Ted Kennedy, True Compass

    by Timaeus on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 04:16:49 PM PDT

    •  When I was in grad school in NYC (3+ / 0-)
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      rasbobbo, Timaeus, MikeTheLiberal

      I was doing research at the NYPL.  I'd always stop on 42nd st. to watch the hustlers playing blitz, but never got up the gumption to actually play a game myself.

      Those hustlers, though!  A mix of chess and three card monte...

      Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
      ¡Boycott Arizona!

      by litho on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 04:50:08 PM PDT

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      •  In New York, I always did my chess (2+ / 0-)
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        hustling at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. Some of my fondest memories!

        I beat an actual Grandmaster there one time (when I was about age 30) with a bold across-the-board queen sacrifice that had him gloating and mocking until I immediately put a forced mate on him. Several bystanders hooted and cheered and clapped! This is true!  (Weird detail:  that was during one of the only two times I have ever used cocaine.)

        I made a lot of money on that during my starving student days.

        The best way to win when one is hustling chess is with a combination of insults and relentless attack on the board. Of course, it helps if one has good "sight of the board."

        It is a calling...to do things about injustice.... It helps to have a goal. I've always tried to have one.--Ted Kennedy, True Compass

        by Timaeus on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 07:19:19 PM PDT

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    •  last i heard, the time control is a move every (2+ / 0-)
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      Timaeus, MikeTheLiberal

      three days. you should be able to fit that in. 1900 is what, expert? i'm thinking you'd be one of, if not the strongest player in the group.

      Who cares what banks may fail in Yonkers. Long as you've got a kiss that conquers.

      by rasbobbo on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 04:57:43 PM PDT

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      •  I think expert is 2000, and I was never quite (2+ / 0-)
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        there due to laziness.

        My beloved and extremely competent legal secretary of more than 10 years was just diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, is having surgery tomorrow, and will be out at least four months, so I'm in a monster crisis, both emotionally and financially.

        So I just can't do it.

        But I would sure LOVE to kick some tea party butt at chess, with taunts all the way.

        I have some tricks:  St. George's defense, the Bird's offense, heh heh.

        Please report a lot on how this goes!

        It is a calling...to do things about injustice.... It helps to have a goal. I've always tried to have one.--Ted Kennedy, True Compass

        by Timaeus on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 07:11:40 PM PDT

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  •  Ben Masel would have LOVED this (4+ / 0-)

    Plutocracy too long tolerated leaves democracy on the auction block, subject to the highest bidder ~ BILL MOYERS

    by Lefty Coaster on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 04:50:01 PM PDT

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