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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    There is no random element, there are only two players, and you can see all of the game pieces. It has all of the elements of a predictable game.
    Not if the two people playing are any good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    Not if the two people playing are any good.
    It's all a matter of taste. I personally find it to be fairly boring compared to a lot of games and also comparatively more predictable.
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    I find this predictability the beauty of chess: the endless possibilities coming from limited material.
    By the way: I play both chess and bridge, and if this is how you see predictability, I must say bridge is far more predictable...

    Brendan, what is "good"? The game has its beauty on all levels, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mippus View Post
    I find this predictability the beauty of chess: the endless possibilities coming from limited material.
    By the way: I play both chess and bridge, and if this is how you see predictability, I must say bridge is far more predictable...

    Brendan, what is "good"? The game has its beauty on all levels, no?
    Well of course if you don't look at it from the category of board games then yes it's repetitious, but you're right the simplicity is what's beautiful about the game. It requires calm, detached, logical thought. The materials are suited for this.
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    I think Chess is only predictable if both players are really bad or really good. There are typical beginner strategies made of fail, and typical expert strategies that actually work.

    I'm not exceptionally good, as in not good at all compared to a professional chess player, but quite good compared to the average amateur. My favorite part of the game is getting inside the head of my opponent to find out what they're thinking of doing. It works a lot better if I know them....Or if they're incredibly obvious.

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    Oh, Chess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post

    I'm not exceptionally good, as in not good at all compared to a professional chess player, but quite good compared to the average amateur.
    What's with all this vagueness? Just give us your rating
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    I suck at chess, honestly I do. But I like the horsies (knights) that's the only piece I get, mostly because their busts of horses and what's not to get?
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    It's all a matter of taste. I personally find it to be fairly boring compared to a lot of games and also comparatively more predictable.
    I also find chess relatively predictable. It's a lot more limit bound - computers will dominate the game in the near future, and it may not be much farther before it is solved.

    Board games like Go are the next generation of games, imo. And after that, I don't know (although I don't think Go can be solved through brute force, but... maybe quantum computing/etc will some day do it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    How so?

    You need an element of randomisation to keep the suckers coming back for more.

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