ICS Interview – grogers

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 007 – GROGERS Interview conducted March 2011 First published March 2019   INTERVIEWER Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS Interviews project. You’ll be categorized under the Crazyhouse category. You’ve played more than 90,000 rated crazyhouse games on FICS – the most known by any human. Closing in on 100,000 …

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ICS Interview – MrPink

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 006 – MRPINK Interview conducted March 2011 First published March 2019   INTERVIEWER Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS Interviews series. You’re well known as both a suicide and wild 5 player. Which variant of the two do you prefer? MRPINK I happen to like them both a great …

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ICS Interview – RFrancisco

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 005 – RFRANCISCO Interview conducted February 2011 First published March 2019 INTERVIEWER Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS Interviews series. RFRANCISCO No problem. INTERVIEWER You’re probably best known as a bughouse (and crazyhouse) player on the various _ICS sites you’ve played on, although you’re also well known as a …

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ICS Interview – Rekursiv

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 004 – REKURSIV Interview conducted February 2011 First published February 2019 INTERVIEWER Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS Interviews series. REKURSIV It is my pleasure. INTERVIEWER You’ve been somewhat inactive in atomic chess and rarely if ever seen  online for a couple of years now. Have you quit playing …

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ICS Interview – tipau

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 003 – TIPAU Interview conducted February 2011 First published January 2013   INTERVIEWERThanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS Interviews series. TIPAUNo problem. INTERVIEWERWhen did you first start playing chess online? TIPAUI think it was in 2000. I joined my first chess club in late …

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ICS Interview – Pendor

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 002 – PENDOR Interview conducted February 2011 First published May 2011   INTERVIEWERThanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the ICS interview series. This will be your first interview, although Flesh did a profile of you back in 1998 and posted a few log files of yours …

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ICS Interview – FatalImage

THE ICS INTERVIEWS SERIES – No. 001 – FATALIMAGE Interview conducted January 2011 First published March 2011INTERVIEWERThanks for agreeing to be interviewed as part of the Wild 5 series.FATALIMAGENo problem, good to be a part of it.INTERVIEWERI personally remember how much I was able to learn about Wild 5 history and game theory, just from …

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The ICS Interview Project

Playing chess on the Internet has been around for a while by now and as with everything on the Internet, things are ephemeral. Most of the players in the early days of the ICS have started or already drifted away from online chess. These players usually began playing around 1996, and the ICS Interviews project …

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Golden Era of Atomic Chess (1995-1999)

I consider atomic chess history to be divided into distinct eras, with their own related stories.  The first such era would obviously be the golden age of atomic chess, going by the traditional methodology of naming eras within history.  I date this period from between late 1995 throughout the end of 1999 with a little …

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