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Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:44 am

Today's xkcd cartoon has a chess theme: http://xkcd.com/1078/. Hover the mouse over the cartoon for some novel chess notation.

A search for 'chess' on that site will find a few more. This one is clever: http://xkcd.com/249/.

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Post by Dave Ewart » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:46 pm

And, until he corrected both the picture and the popup text, there were two errors: popup said 'Ne3' instead of 'Nf3' and Black's K&Q were interposed :-)

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Post by Ian Kingston » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:22 am

More chess in xkcd: Think Logically. I like the hidden title text:

'I've developed a more logical set of rules but the people on the chess community have a bunch of stupid emotional biases and won't reply to my posts.'

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Re: xkcd

Post by Dave Ewart » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:55 am

Ian Kingston wrote:More chess in xkcd: Think Logically. I like the hidden title text:

'I've developed a more logical set of rules but the people on the chess community have a bunch of stupid emotional biases and won't reply to my posts.'
That may be closer to the truth than he realises. ;-)

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Post by AustinElliott » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:04 am

I think I might detect a hint in there of oblique tribute (in his centenary year) to Alan Turing, who as many on here will know wrote perhaps the earliest chess-playing algorithm, but was famously a weak player himself.

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Re: xkcd

Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:29 pm

Resurrecting this ancient thread with the latest xkcd: https://xkcd.com/1800/

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