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Comic 283 - Filler 2

16th Apr 2015, 3:54 AM
Filler 2
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)

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Centcomm 16th Apr 2015, 3:54 AM edit delete
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Galina Chess match.. Next week pages :D
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New Top Web comics incentive pic! :D Its Iris :D
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Ten Penny Officer 16th Apr 2015, 4:12 AM edit delete reply

Galina Vs. Nova?
Centcomm 16th Apr 2015, 4:16 AM edit delete reply

Yep the CF Madness its a Voting game Here
plymayer 16th Apr 2015, 4:14 AM edit delete reply

Played a game with a pretty good chess man once.

Don't know what I did. All of a sudden he throws his hands up in disgust and goes, "Well that's it your going to win" and conceeds the game.

I have no idea what he was talking about. He was winning - or so I thought.

I just let him think what ever....
Centcomm 16th Apr 2015, 4:16 AM edit delete reply

yeah its really uncanny how some players can see that far ahead .. but they can
HiFranc 16th Apr 2015, 4:04 PM edit delete reply

I remember a story I heard on the radio/in one of my podcasts. The discussion was about dementia and one of the experts explained that for particularly high functioning individuals, dementia may not be obvious to most people. As an example, the expert cited the case of a chess master (I forgot which one). This chess master was diagnosed as suffering from dementia. When he first went to the doctor he said something to the effect of, "Doctor, I can only think 6 moves ahead."
Haegan2005 16th Apr 2015, 4:26 AM edit delete reply

Well to be fair, Galina has an inbuilt comp in her head...

It gives her a slight advantage over us average folk!
jamie59 16th Apr 2015, 5:40 AM edit delete reply

"Jet! Put some clothes on."

"Not till I see some Gali boobies"

"Will you stop playing Strip Chess with a walking Computer."
Sleel 16th Apr 2015, 7:17 AM edit delete reply

Well, at least in this case he can say he didn't lose one. Since it's a stalemated game. You can't move the king into a position where he would be taken, like a pawn being sacrificed can. So he can't take the queen since bishop jeopardizes. But he can't be taken in that move. But since he *can't* take a move, he can't *be* taken, hence it's a stalemated game, not checkmated. Had a game end like that with a fiend I played with. He was good, and if I hadn't been getting cute with the win I had in my sights I woulda, but I started toying with it and pretty much had the same thing goin, just in many more moves. Didn't win many games against him. He was damn good.
velvetsanity 16th Apr 2015, 7:44 AM edit delete reply

No, this one's checkmate. Queen holds King in check, bishop protecting queen makes it checkmate. It's only stalemate if the king isn't currently in check.
Richard 17th Apr 2015, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
That is called a fool's mate. It is only used against beginning players as an experienced player can take advantage of the opening by continually attacking the queen while developing his or her pieces at the same time.
Centcomm 17th Apr 2015, 6:33 PM edit delete reply

NOT A CHESS PLAYER! ( I did this in less than five min of effort ..) I spent a few min looking up "shortest chess match" and threw the set together .. I probably messed up the board placement. its a JOKE page :D
mjkj 16th Apr 2015, 9:15 AM edit delete reply

Go, Gali!!!! =D


[Edit: the tower at the front does not show properly...
...and you need seven moves to get there (white 4 and blue 3 moves))
DizzasterJuice 16th Apr 2015, 9:21 AM edit delete reply

50? Seriously? You're going to play 50 games without winning once? I'd be like "screw this" after 3.
Malcadon 16th Apr 2015, 12:51 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, that was my first thought too, but only after a nice, classy finishing move called "Kick(ing) the table over".
Lukkai 16th Apr 2015, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
┬─┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Centcomm 17th Apr 2015, 6:34 PM edit delete reply

Thats more likely what would happen with Nova :D
Stormwind13 18th Apr 2015, 10:32 PM edit delete reply

No, I would gracefully lose 50 games Dizz... just to get to stay in Galina's company. :-D
mrbill 16th Apr 2015, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
FWIW, this looks like a game that neither side would have played, assuming they were decent players. White played the queen out to the side of the board presumably, on move 3, which is actually a poor move. Black should have responded by playing their queen in front of their king (the 'e7' square) and then white's queen move would look silly.
Centcomm 17th Apr 2015, 6:35 PM edit delete reply

not a chess player.. I just got schooled by Mister Black on how badly I messed up the placement of the pieces. ...this wasnt meant as a serious thing.
DLKmusic 16th Apr 2015, 1:51 PM edit delete reply

LOL. This is why I NEVER play chess with an android!
Centcomm 17th Apr 2015, 6:35 PM edit delete reply

now thats the tone it was meant in ..
CptKerion 16th Apr 2015, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
I'm not extremely good at chess, but I do okay.
Apparently though, one of the guys I played against who is meaningfully nationally ranked describes playing against me as trench warfare. Long slog with heavy casualties.
Boren 16th Apr 2015, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Next match Galina vs Data
Stormwind13 17th Apr 2015, 10:36 PM edit delete reply

I think that would be a match of futility, Boren. I mean, neither one of them should gain an advantage there.
anonymous coward 18th Apr 2015, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
First move advantage, select a branch of the moves tree you prefer.
Consider that you're talking about a hypothetical match-up between two characters that would have the ability to see the sum-total of all possible moves in a non-random game like chess. In that case, every single move made is an act of pruning away from the branch diagram of all possible moves. I don't happen to have and understand a map of the total possibility-space of all potential games of chess so I don't know for sure, but you'd think that the first turn move advantage of playing white would help with that.
Boren 18th Apr 2015, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
Of course, it really would come down to randomly decide who goes first, they both stare at the board for a few moments no actual moves are made then one of them says good game you win and repeat
stoppdenbus 17th Apr 2015, 10:23 PM edit delete reply

I remember a datachaser page starring a epiphyte ambassador and a representative for mankind, telling the audience about the centenary anniversary of the first contact of humans and epiphytes and that they remodelded the mothballed luna star to be some kind of museum.

Did anyone remember that and could point to the page ?

Or maybe it was a vote incentive ?
HiFranc 17th Apr 2015, 10:46 PM edit delete reply

It's the page titled "Ghosts of the past..."
Stormwind13 17th Apr 2015, 10:51 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, the page from 8 September 2014, stopp.
Centcomm 18th Apr 2015, 4:23 AM edit delete reply

Here .. Ghosts of the past.. ( currently )
mrbill 19th Apr 2015, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
The shortest possible game is actually 2 moves (2 moves by white and 2 by black).
First, white plays pawn in front of knight closest to king up 2 squares.
Then, black responds with pawn in front of king forward two squares.
Then, white plays the pawn in front of bishop beside the king forward 1 square (or two squares).
Then black plays queen to edge of board for mate.
In typical chess notation:
1. g4 e5
2. f3 Qh4#

So now, you know. :)
(FWIW, I actually do play reasonably well. While I am not a master, I am fairly close).
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