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#1 Edited by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

What is this thread for? Read the title stupid.

(Hint: We're playing Chess.) Within this thread, you can:

1. Invite and challenge friends.
2. Play a simple yet fun game of chess.
3. Prove that you're smarter than everyone else.

Now you may be wondering, "But how can we play chess on Comic Vine?" ...Just like this:

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☝Copy this chessboard grid☝

See that 8x8 grid above? Simply highlight the entire grid, copy-&-paste it into a message, and callout a friend to start a chess match. However there are a couple things you should keep in mind.

How the Game is Played

1. Tag someone you want to challenge. If they accept, decide who gets White and who gets Black.
2. Copy-&-paste the grid (above) to start the game.
3. During each turn, copy the grid from the previous turn (and modify it accordingly).
4. Whenever it's your move, simply [Cut] out the symbol for the chess piece you want to move and [Paste] it correspondingly at another point on the grid.

IMPORTANT: Whenever you move a chess piece, an empty space will be left behind on the chessboard grid (where the symbol used to be). Always fill in those empty spaces with a dash (-) mark before passing your turn. Any spaces left empty will screw up the game.

General Rules (skip this if you already know how to play chess)

Chess PieceSymbolHow it MovesHelpful Tips

King:

♔

One space in any direction (forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally)

• The King can never move himself into check (where he can be captured).

Queen:

♕

As far as she can go in any direction (forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally)

• The Queen may not skip over or past her own piece.

Rook:

♖

As far as it can go forward, backward, or sideways

• The Rook cannot travel diagonally.

Bishop:

♗

As far as it can go diagonally

• The Bishop always stays on the same color on which it started.

Knight:

♘

Two squares in one direction (forward, backward, or sideways) and one more square at a 90 degree angle

• The Knight makes the shape of an "L" when it moves. It does not move diagonally. It can also jump over other pieces.

Pawn:

♙

Only moves forward one space, but captures one space diagonally

• On their very first move, Pawns can move two spaces.

1.Understand the object of the game and how it's achieved. To win, you need to checkmate your opponent's King. This means to get his King in a position where he will be captured no matter what: He cannot move and no other piece can protect him.

• The secondary goal is to get rid of all your opponent's pieces (thus making checkmate easier). You capture pieces by landing on the square they occupy.
• This is all going on while you're protecting your own King, obviously.

2.Start the game. The player using White pieces begins the game by moving a piece. To move a piece,[Cut] out the symbol for one of your chess pieces and [Paste] it to another location on the chessboard grid. Turn then passes to Black. Regardless of the moves, players always take turns (there is no doubling up or skipping).

3.Capture an opponent's piece by moving a piece into an occupied square. If the point is occupied, simply replace the enemy symbol with your own symbol to capture it. Any captured pieces do not return for the remainder of the game.

4.Continue play with each player moving one piece per turn until the game ends. Play continues until a King is checkmated or a stalemate occurs.

How the Board is Set Up (important details inside)

Step 1: Make sure the table has 8 rows and 8 columns to replicate the layout of a chessboard. The quickest way to do this is to [Copy] the preset grid above which is already formatted correctly. Click here to 'Jump to Top' of the page.

Step 2: Remember that ALL spaces in the chessboard grid must be filled with a dash (-) mark, if not already occupied by a chess piece symbol: (♔♕♖♗♘♙). Never leave spaces empty.

Step 3: Notice that every square in the chessboard is set to "Header 2"-sized font, exactly as this sentence is written in. Keep it that way.

Example Chess Game (I recommend that you follow this scheme)

Additional Tips (keep all matches in this thread)

• The game doesn't work on mobile. Sorry.
• Don't create new separate threads just for a chess match. Do not make a Private Message either! To avoid spamming the forum and/or your inbox, KEEP ALL MATCHES IN THIS THREAD.
• Keep a heading at the top of every message whenever passing your turn. The heading should say your name, your opponent's name, and the move number to make the match easily identifiable (i.e. "[Your Name] vs [Opponent's Name] - Move 1") and easy to locate. See the Example Game above for clarification.
• To avoid losing track of the match, ALWAYS tag your opponent when passing your turn. This will notify him when to make his next move.
• DO NOT FORGET to fill in empty spaces with dash (-) marks on the chessboard grid. Empty spaces will disallow anyone from highlighting the entire grid, thus screwing up the game.
#2 Edited by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

RankCompetitorWinsLossesDraws

1st

_Gaff_

Wins

Losses

Draws

2nd

Pokergeist

Wins

Losses

Draws

3rd

_Atomikill_

Wins

Losses

Draws

4th

Wins

Losses

Draws

5th

Wins

Losses

Draws

Looking for a Match...

#3 Posted by DivineDamon (8215 posts) - -

Or, you know... we could use an actual website that's made to play chess...

#4 Posted by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

People could actually get married in real life, but look where we are now.

#5 Edited by DivineDamon (8215 posts) - -

#6 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

I'll play you if you copy and paste the board.

And I loled at the marry comment.

#7 Posted by AllStarSuperman (35983 posts) - -

Joker....you are so smart. Want to play a game?

#8 Edited by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -
#9 Edited by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

#10 Edited by DivineDamon (8215 posts) - -

I challenge you!

#12 Edited by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

Oh.... Um.... I kinda already challenged Joker......

Give me a sec.

#13 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

What?

#14 Posted by DivineDamon (8215 posts) - -

LIES!

#15 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

I accept.

#16 Edited by DivineDamon (8215 posts) - -

Hooray, are you white or black?

#17 Posted by DivineDamon (8215 posts) - -

Hooray, are you white or black?

I mean. Not skin color.

#18 Edited by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

Edit: Wow that sounded racist. I want white because they move first.

#19 Posted by DivineDamon (8215 posts) - -

In that case you can go ahead.

#20 Edited by HumanRocket (11200 posts) - -

I thought I read cheese.

*walks out of thread disappointed*

#21 Edited by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - -

I wanna pway!

#22 Edited by _Atomikill_ (4861 posts) - -

Hey, I just met you, and this is actually perfectly normal, but here is my idle time, so lets play chess maybe?

Took me a good 3 minutes to think of that, and I'm already celebrating with an oreo...

#23 Posted by _Gaff_ (4830 posts) - -

Count me in. I am kingbadger on chess.com if anybody wants to know.

#24 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - -

Hey, I just met you, and this is actually perfectly normal, but here is my idle time, so lets play chess maybe?

Took me a good 3 minutes to think of that, and I'm already celebrating with an oreo...

It's on like donkey kong! You go first!

Also, nice Carley Rae Jepsen reference...

#25 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

"Don't create new separate threads just for a chess match. DO NOT CREATE A PRIVATE MESSAGE EITHER, To avoid spamming the forum, keep all games within this thread."

For me? Lol.

#26 Edited by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

[!] Keep all games in this thread. [!]

If your concern is losing track of your game with other matches going on:

• Keep a heading at the top of every message whenever passing your turn. The heading should say your name, your opponent's name, and the move number to make the match easily identifiable (i.e. "[Your Name] vs [Opponent's Name] - Move 1") and easy to locate. See below for clarification.
• ALWAYS tag your opponent when passing your turn. This will direct him to the exact place you left off in his notifications.

#27 Posted by Joygirl (21031 posts) - -

Checkmate.

#28 Edited by _Atomikill_ (4861 posts) - -

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Hope you don't mind if I nab whites? If you prefer them, we can disregard this move.

#29 Posted by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

@jaken7: Your opponent is waiting!!!

#30 Edited by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - -

Nah, you're fine. I'm good with black.

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#31 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - -

@jaken7: Your opponent is waiting!!!

It was harder to figure out how to work with that board than I thought!

#32 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4861 posts) - -

Can you edit your C7 so it has a dash like all the others? Otherwise it messes up when I copy/paste the board.

#33 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - -

Can you edit your C7 so it has a dash like all the others? Otherwise it messes up when I copy/paste the board.

Fixed

#34 Posted by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

It's not that difficult...

#35 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4861 posts) - -

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#36 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - -

It's not that difficult...

I figured it out! Stop picking on me.

I've been posting in the real life pic thread. There's one in there where I've got a Joker shirt on. You should check to see if I match your expectations or not. :P

#37 Edited by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -
#38 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

He already explained to me that that's his Ex.

#39 Posted by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -
#40 Edited by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

Scorpion never came back... And You Forget That I Am Anonymousgeist So I Can Invite JokerPoker To The PMs If You Don't Let Me Go.

#41 Posted by _Gaff_ (4830 posts) - -

vs Gaff?

#42 Posted by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

Wanna face me then? :D

#43 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

You chose ASS over me. >:(

Besides, scorpion will come back, he's just sleeping.

#44 Edited by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

You're such a drama queen ⊙︿⊙

#45 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

Drama king.

And I'm not a dram king either... I get jealous easily.

#46 Posted by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

First with Joygirl's wedding, now with a goddamn chess game. Tell me about it!

#47 Edited by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

Yeah.... I don't like to share you.... You're like my father/big brother figure on the site, something I've never really had in RL or the internet.

#48 Edited by Jokergeist (4715 posts) - -

Must be tough having a psychopathic clown as your sole brother.

@jaken7: Get in here! For one 1. It's your move against @_atomikill_ and 2.) Your husband is causing drama.

#49 Edited by The_Deathstroker (8096 posts) - -

Nah. He's a nice guy when he wants to be ;-)

#50 Posted by AllStarSuperman (35983 posts) - -

sure. I'll be black