Fabuloso Friday 2/Fabuloso Chess
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The Show - Unplugged
Ze paid up. Eventually. :)
The Challenge - OVER (VICTORY!)
"Holy crap! The League of Awesomeness says that any chess game started during a show has to be played all the way through! You've inadvertently challenged me to Fabuloso Chess. You have to make your first move by Sunday midnight. The LOA says that the stakes of this game are yet to be determined. You might want to contribute your ideas. I'm gonna kick your ass." - 06-23-06
- Ze has resigned in style on 08-15-06!! Please discuss postgame / consolation prizes in the above links.
- What we won :
- The Show: Unplugged - YES! "At least 10 minutes of Ze and a guitar performing songs." By popular vote, thanks to Ann for the winning suggestion!
- If we had lost (as if):
- Fabulosos and Sports Racers have collectively pledged a TOTAL of: $305 to purchase a book from his Amazon Wish List!
- We can afford The Psychology of Humor: A Reference Guide and Annotated Bibliography ($131.95): sounds stimulating! maybe he'll let us borrow it when he's done!
Final board position (flip me)
Q: How do we know we are playing with Ze?
A: We don't, it could be his kitty or Deep Fritz, and there was nothing in the rules that forbid him asking a grandmaster for advice either.
Q: Won't Ze be able to read all our strategies?
A: Currently there is nothing in this wiki that a freeware chess engine won't detect in 10 seconds. Unless you want to post something that analyzes 18+ plies (at least 9 moves) ahead, there is no use for Ze reading it, and even then that analysis is half a move too old to be useful for him. It is important to understand that you don't win these kinds of games by trapping or surprising the opponent. You win by doing a deeper analysis at each move so that you are more likely to become aware of favorable deviations from previously analyzed lines before your opponent.
Q: Who's playing white?
A: That would be Ze. Poop!!
Q: Are there images of the previous moves? I'm a visual person and I can't imagine a chess game on only algebraic notation.
A: You could take a look at the detailed history or use a freeware chess program to re-create the game using the move list.
Q: What happens in the event of stalemate ?
A: The world explodes. Or, we compromise: Ze gives us a short concert and we buy him a less expensive book.
If you don't know where to put something, just scream out here, and maybe someone will move your comment to the right place! Please note that this is not the best place to put current move proposals, only use this shoutbox if you are really confused... or just want to shout! The shoutbox is emptied at midnight into the magic dumpster!
Thanks for the game Ze! It was a blast! V1 14:25, 15 August 2006 (PDT)
I was told to write here if I was really confused. I am. Not about this, but about other things. Will someone really move this comment if it's appropriate elsewhere? I'm curious and will track my comment. - Kris (not logged in, but recorded in this page's edit history).
Kris, if it were appropriate elsewhere, it would get moved. But it belongs here, so here it stays.
I am too like Kris and confused. Has Ze made the video yet? At the date of this post it is 3/7/07 with only a few episodes left until he leaves. :-(