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August 09, 2015, 06:00:23 PM
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My identity will remain secret for now but I am a professional chess player, ranked amongst the best in the world:
http://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?list=men

I am here to play a game of chess against the bitcointalk community.

Chess consumes my public life, but in private I have been fascinated with bitcoin for several years. I have plans to come out of my cryptocurrency closet when the time is right.

You all can work together. Let community consensus determine which move you make. You may play the white pieces and move first. After you have reached consensus I will make my move at a frequency of roughly 24-48 hours (depending on my schedule).  Please do not attempt to use timing as a basis for determining my identity. I may write a basic script to log in and post my move (or have a trusted friend do so for me) while I am asleep or am known to be at a public event.  I registered this account with an email address which I have never used and will never log on from an IP address that can be connected to me. When the time is right I will reveal more.

To make things easier for the community, I suggest all your moves are discussed in algebraic notation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_chess_notation

Your move bitcointalk. You have the black pieces

The current position is updated below

Game 2 (letsplayagame vs bitcointalk):
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Re4 g5 16.Qf1 Qh5 17.f3 Bf5 18.a4 b4 19.c4 Nf6 20.Re1 Rfe8 21.Be3 c5 22.Nd2 Rxe3 23.Rxe3 cxd4 24.Ree1 d3 25.c5 Bxc5+ 26.Kh1 Rd8 27.Re5 Bh3 28.Qe1 Bd6 29.Rc1 Bxe5 30.Qxe5 Qg6 31.Rc6 Rc8 32.Rxc8+ Bxc8 33.Bc4 Bd7 34.Qd4 g4 35.Bxd3 Qg5 36.f4 Qd5+ 37.Qxd5 Nxd5 38.b3 Bc8 39.Kg1 h5 40.Kf2 h4 41.Nc4 hxg3+ 42.hxg3 Nf6 43.Nb6 Bb7 44.a5 Kf8 45.Na4 Nd7 46.Ke3 Ke7 47.Kd4 Kd6 48.Nb2 Bd5 49.Bc4 Bxc4 50.Nxc4+ Kc6 51.Ne5+ Nxe5 52.Kxe5 Kb5 53.Kf6 Kxa5 54.Kxf7 Kb6 55.f5 a5 56.f6 a4 57.bxa4 b3 58.Kg7 b2 50.f7 b1=Q 51.f8=Q Qe4 52.Qb8+ Ka6 53.Qb5+ Ka7 54.Qc5+ Kb7 55.a5 Ka8 56.a6 Qf3 57.Qc8+ Ka7 58.Qb7+ Qxb7+ 59.axb7 Kxb7 60.Kf6



Game 1 (bitcointalk vs letsplayagame):
1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Qa4+ Nbd7 6.Qxc4 c5 7.O-O a6 8.d3 b5 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.Nc3 Be7 11.Bf4 O-O 12.Rfd1 Qb6 13.a4 Rfd8 14.a5 Qa7 15.e4 Rac8 16.h3 Nb8 17.Be3 Nc6 18.Qb3 h6 19.Ne2 Qb8 20.Rd2 Nb4 21.Bf4 Qa8 22.Ne5 Nd7 23.Nxd7 Rxd7 24.Qd1 Rcd8 25.Nc1 c4 26.dxc4 Rxd2 27.Bxd2 Bxe4 28.Bxe4 Qxe4 29.cxb5 Nc2 30.Nb3 Nxa1 31.Nxa1 Qd3 32.Nb3 Qxb5 33.Qc2 Qe2 34.h4 Bf8 0-1


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August 09, 2015, 07:41:43 PM
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h4 (setting the stage for the infamous Fodor Gambit in which has no known defense)

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22Fodor+Gambit%22

There's no shame in chess if you opt to concede now. Simply tip over your King and we'll start anew unless, that is, you opt to play on. It's your call.
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August 09, 2015, 07:47:52 PM
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h4 (setting the stage for the infamous Fodor Gambit in which has no known defense)

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22Fodor+Gambit%22

As explained above, I will wait 24-48 hours to respond. It may be difficult to obtain community consensus to support 1.h4 but I may be proved wrong. So far you have made the only vote!

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August 11, 2015, 06:28:24 AM
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So far 1. h4 is the only proposed move by the community. If no debate emerges soon, 1. h4 will become the communities move by default and I shall respond.  Hopefully as the game proceeds more people will join the fun.

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August 11, 2015, 06:37:10 AM
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So far 1. h4 is the only proposed move by the community. If no debate emerges soon, 1. h4 will become the communities move by default and I shall respond.  Hopefully as the game proceeds more people will join the fun.

Looks like you're stalling due to the Fodor Gambit being initiated.
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August 11, 2015, 08:16:46 AM
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There being no serious opening moves proposed, I suggest 1. Nf3.

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August 11, 2015, 02:59:19 PM
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There being no serious opening moves proposed, I suggest 1. Nf3.

So far the two suggestions are 1. Nf3 and 1. h4

I will not choose which move the community makes. Someone else needs to vote to break the tie.

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There being no serious opening moves proposed, I suggest 1. Nf3.

So far the two suggestions are 1. Nf3 and 1. h4

I will not choose which move the community makes. Someone else needs to vote to break the tie.

I withdraw my humorist opening move of h4 and could easily fire up a sockpuppet to vote for Nf3. That said, go and use Nf3 and lets continue play. Thanks, bud.
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August 11, 2015, 09:38:42 PM
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There being no serious opening moves proposed, I suggest 1. Nf3.

So far the two suggestions are 1. Nf3 and 1. h4

I will not choose which move the community makes. Someone else needs to vote to break the tie.

I withdraw my humorist opening move of h4 and could easily fire up a sockpuppet to vote for Nf3. That said, go and use Nf3 and lets continue play. Thanks, bud.

I am glad an agreement was reached. I shall respond with 1......d5

bitcointalk vs letsplayagame

1. Nf3  d5


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August 11, 2015, 09:58:06 PM
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ill watch for your games guys. ill bet for "letsplayagame"  for 0.003BTC for fun only whos in?
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August 12, 2015, 01:04:05 AM
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ill watch for your games guys. ill bet for "letsplayagame"  for 0.003BTC for fun only whos in?
He would be the winner for sure, expect if there is a very good chess player among us. Smiley We will see how will this game finish Smiley I hope team bitcoin wins Smiley
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ill watch for your games guys. ill bet for "letsplayagame"  for 0.003BTC for fun only whos in?
He would be the winner for sure, expect if there is a very good chess player among us. Smiley We will see how will this game finish Smiley I hope team bitcoin wins Smiley

It shouldn't be very hard to win. Just fire up the latest chess game you've got and it's a done deal. That is, assuming letsplayagame isn't using one as well.

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August 12, 2015, 04:42:14 AM
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Naturally, 2. c4.

He would be the winner for sure, expect if there is a very good chess player among us. Smiley
I'm only a pretty good chess player, not a very good one. But don't worry, we've got the wisdom of the crowd on our side. Okay, maybe we should worry.

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August 13, 2015, 04:08:48 PM
Last edit: October 23, 2015, 07:03:38 PM by letsplayagame
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hello bitcointalk!

It looks like 2. c4 was the only suggestion. My response is 2....e6

You are off to a good start. My hope is that more players will join as the game progresses. If that happens and debate emerges regarding move choices I hope someone from the community will take charge in finding consensus.

bitcointalk vs letsplayagame

2. c4   e6



Here is a recent chess related news story that may interest some of you.
http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-proposes-different-world-championship-format-2693

Before you draw any conclusions, I will give you one hint regarding my identity. I am not Magnus Carslen although I have played him multiple times. His proposal is very controversial especially among the top players.

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August 13, 2015, 04:18:39 PM
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why do you hide your identity anyway?
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August 13, 2015, 04:29:58 PM
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why do you hide your identity anyway?

Several reasons.

1. I like mysteries. Over time I will give clues which may eventually lead to my identification.

2. Some of my supporters would not be happy if they knew how much time I was spending thinking about cryptocurrencies instead of chess.  When the time is right I will help them understand. All top tournaments have players from many countries. In many ways it would be easier for both prizes (and appearance fees/expenses which are sometimes paid in advance) to be paid in bitcoin instead of fiat.  I have a very good idea of the people I need to talk to in order to make this happen. How receptive they will be at this time is another question. They may not be ready for such a big change.


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August 14, 2015, 06:18:33 AM
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d4

Are you a gm?


Edit: Never mind.

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August 14, 2015, 03:42:30 PM
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I prefer 3. g3.

Some of my supporters would not be happy if they knew how much time I was spending thinking about cryptocurrencies instead of chess.
Since Russia would be the least happy to know that, I would venture that you are a Russian GM. Though that doesn't really narrow it down much.

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beat it:


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why do you hide your identity anyway?

Wouldn't you if your name were Ed Trice? https://www.linkedin.com/in/edtrice
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