Choker - as bad as it sounds

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Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by David Robertson » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:22 pm

Play CHOKER, a new game combining Chess and (wait for it) Poker! Not to be confused with Chessboxing. Not to be confused with anything sensible either.

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Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:48 pm

I will waste no time downloading it...

They could have called it Pess.

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Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:22 pm

The Twitter account mentions a website, the website says it's a production of Queenside Games Limited and Queenside Games Limited are these people.
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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:25 pm

Justin, you need to explicitly say that Malcolm Pein is one of the directors of the company. Not everyone actually clicks on the links.

Having said that, I had failed to click on the Twitter link and was a bit horrified to see David Howell advertising it! :?

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Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:09 pm

It’s a game. It combines elements of chess and poker. Surprisingly good fun after a few drinks. What’s the problem?

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Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:47 am

"It’s a game. It combines elements of chess and poker. Surprisingly good fun after a few drinks. What’s the problem?"

Yes - fair point. Probably better than chess-boxing or chess-diving!

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:33 am

Richard Bates wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:09 pm
It’s a game. It combines elements of chess and poker. Surprisingly good fun after a few drinks. What’s the problem?
It seemed popular at the British Universities Championship last year. I don't understand the problem!

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Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:47 am

I feel that the title of the thread should be either explained or amended.

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Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:16 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:09 pm
It’s a game. It combines elements of chess and poker. Surprisingly good fun after a few drinks. What’s the problem?
What's the likelihood of a chess starting position arising where there's any doubt about the result (assuming reasonably competent chess players)?

Without doing any statistical analysis, my gut feeling is that most games will start with a decisive material advantage for one player. If I'm right, that means it's really only poker most of the time, with an occasional game of chess thrown in.

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Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by David Robertson » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:29 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:47 am
I feel that the title of the thread should be either explained or amended
If you really don't see the problem, you're well beyond the range of any explanation I could offer

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Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:08 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:29 pm
If you really don't see the problem, you're well beyond the range of any explanation I could offer
Maybe others could understand it though, so why not try?

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Post by Chris Goodall » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:38 pm

I tried it. (Well, if it got a harrumph out of Lord Robertson...)

When it says it's pairing you with a human player, it isn't. It's pairing you with a rock-stupid AI. If you've got a queen in your hand, you can go all-in without a second thought.

For all the thought they put into the hand mechanics, the most important piece of information you need for the poker phase is: how good is my opponent at chess?
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Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

Post by John Upham » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:13 pm

I've tried combining chess, glasses of red wine and Twister in my university days.

Almost anything combined with red wine seems to work OK except perhaps "Operation" and "Bucking Broncos".
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