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Backgammon is one of the oldest and established board games for two players. Two dice are using to determine how far the playing pieces (also called chips or checkers) can be moved each turn. The ultimate goal of the Backgammon game is to remove or discard all of your chips from the Backgammon board. Although some luck is involved and factors in the outcome, it is much more important to use solid strategy to win Backgammon games online. Backgammon is a very popular online game, and is perfectly suited for playing online. Playing Backgammon online is a lot of fun, and you can play multiple Backgammon games online at the same time with mutliple opponents. Come play Backgammon online with us!

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Play Live Chess 37 ( +1 | -1 )
should i study openings? I'm rated around 1400-1500, being playing for over a year now. I've been mainly studying tactics and checkmate patterns, with about 20% study time devoted to endgames/strategy. The problem i have is with openings. i've bough a few books on well known openings such as the evans gambit and ruy lopez but the massive list of variations for each move is an absolute chore to play through and i'm not sure how much benefit i am… More: chess online
Chess Opening Moves 76 ( +1 | -1 )
A Momentous Decision [Perhaps that title should read, "A Questionable Decision," but I guess we'll see.] I have decided, at the age of 36, to participate in my first OTB* chess tournament. While it's not completely a done deal (scheduling around the lives of three small children is always a bit tricky), I plan to register for the 2007 Northeast Open in Stamford, CT ( -> www.chesstour.com ). ** So why is my decision "questionable"? Several… More: backgammon online
Chess Ratings 115 ( +1 | -1 )
Black's best responses to 1.e4 These thoughts are based on a quick study of Gameknot's two databases, one for completed +1500 games, and the smaller one for +1900 games. * DATABASE +1500 * Looking at the larger of the two databases, I note that there are four responses to 1.e4 that tend to result in more victories for Black than White. In descending order of their success for Black, they are: 1) 1...e5, which yields victories for Black in 45% of… More: online chess
Chess Puzzles 154 ( +1 | -1 )
JUST FOR FUN WOULD YOU -- care to answer this one????? WHAT would you give to play as great as WHICH great player?????I will start.. ------------------------------------- 1. I would give up a thousand shopping trips at my favorite mall to play as great as AKIBA RUBINSTEIN !my dad says 2. he would give up his entire chess library (over 400 books)to play as great as CAPABLANCA! my brother says 3. he would give up 100 of his girlfriend's best back… More: backgammon online
Chess Online Vs Computer 193 ( +1 | -1 )
MUSIC for Chessplaying !? I didn't really see anything on this when I did Forum search. Am I the only one who likes Music before or during Chess play or even studies?! I've heard that listening to some Classical Composers, in particular Mozart, is supposed to produce brainwaves stimulating to the Creative areas of the human mind. I've tried that. But maybe had the wrong piece to listen to. I felt more drowsy than stimulated. Perhaps Wagner or… More: chess history
Chess 232 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Survey Hi, everyone! I joined Gameknot recently and enjoy playing here. Good games all around. Anyway, I'm doing some research into game intelligence and would appreciate if you took my short survey on economy in chess. Here's the link: -> www.m-azlan.com I'm open to feedback about it. Thanks in advance. I've got 7 respondents so far. Only another 43 to go. :) I I simply did not understand it :-( Nor me :( Are the white pieces more… More: correspondence chess
Chess Openings 271 ( +1 | -1 )
what's the absolute worst first move? i was trying to think what it might be, and i decided maybe f3 would be pretty bad for white to play. what do you guys think? is white at a disadvantage if he plays a move like this? Hmmm... There are no absolutes in chess... But I think anything besides (e4) (d4) (c4) and (Nf3) would be inferior... Bro... f3 is playable it has been played by masters. I would think Nh3 or Na3 would be pretty bad I've had an play chess online…
Play Chess 310 ( +1 | -1 )
Selecting simple openings with clear plans! What with all this talk of "What should I play against the Singing Snocone variation of the Najdorf at the 115th move??" and all the exasperated answers of, "It doesn't matter! You'll win or lose on tactics whatever you do!", it seems there's a consensus among many players that - rather than select the top-performing statistical opening - it's better to pick something simple and straightforward in which play chess online…
Online Chess Against Computer 349 ( +1 | -1 )
The best opening move I found an interesting side to download some large games databases : www.uib.no/people/pfvaf/chesslib/ The side include statistics report about these games. The first DB consists of 555671 games and there we see that White scores 53.2 % . But there also are figures about the scores on each first move. These figures are : d4 53.1 % c4 54.0 % Nf3 54.1 % f4 48.3 % g3 53.9 % e4 52 % b4 52.3 % b3 50.5 % Nc3 52.5 % e3 42.1 % g4 play chess online…
Free Online Chess 388 ( +1 | -1 )
Contrived situation The correspondence chess champion of the world is playing Kasparov, Kramnik or whoever the chess champion is at the time. The correspondence player has three days per move and access to books past games etc. Kasparov has the standard world championship timings. Who would win? And the question that leads on from it. Are the best chess players in the world correspondence players? Rob First of all, it would be very play chess online…
Chess Online Against Computer 427 ( +1 | -1 )
Doubled pawns Doubled pawns are usually troublesome. Are there many circumstances under which they can be made use of? Speaking of doublepawns, I have this game ongoing, with a rather unusual pawn-structure. board #783820 Mind you, since this is a live game, please NO comments and any evalution of the game, about who is standing best etc. Best wishes Cairo I can't stand doubled pawns Even though people always trick me into having them. I know play chess online…
How To Play Chess 466 ( +1 | -1 )
Annoying Problem with ChessBase 9.0 Hello all .... I realize that this is not technically a "GameKnot" related post, but it seems this forum is the best fit. I've got a problem with ChessBase 9.0 and I'm at about my wits end trying to solve it. I've been dealing with this issue for over a year and ChessBase's "Customer Support" has been a black hole for my email messages. So .... I'm hoping that other ChessBase 9.0 users here can help me with play chess online…
Chess Strategies 505 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Philosiphy I just went to my schools chess club tonight and I was on a hot streak( I won 3 rated games ), when I played a certain person who I know is better than me. I was so sure I was going to lose, when, he resigned after a well played game( I was black ). Now, soon after, he talked to another one of my good friends there( he's better than me too! ), and said he had a philosiphy about chess. He thought that if you were playing someone play chess online…
Online Chess Game 544 ( +1 | -1 )
world champion will someone please tell me what is up with this world champion thing and who is tecnically the world ch..???? thanks a lot, Jason I'll take a shot at this Kramnik is the World Champion due to defeating Kasparov in a 2001 match. Kramnik had been Kasparov's second for a while now, and the match was only natural since Kramnik was ranked in the top 5 and it kind of had an interesting story to have the champion's second play the play chess online…
Chess Rules 583 ( +1 | -1 )
Deaths of Chess Players I found an interesting site which mentions the causes of deaths of a number of chess players. For example: Abe Turner 1924-1962 Stabbed nine times in the back by a fellow employee at the Chess Review office. Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky 1894-1941 Died in the siege of Leningrad while on a barge. David Przepiorka 1880-1940 Died in a mass execution outside Warsaw. Karel Treybal 1885-1941 Died a victim of the Nazis. Klaus Junge play chess online…
Chess Games 622 ( +1 | -1 )
Learning openings, is it worth it? I would like to improve my chess (who doesn't), and have realized a long time ago that the largest black hole in my chess knowledge is openings. I have a strong tendency of getting inferior or only equal positions after the opening (especially OTB), but after that I can usually put up a good fight for the rest of the game. The opening knowledge I have is mostly experience-based. So, I have finally started play chess online…