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ccmcacollister 121 ( +1 | -1 )
"LCO Chess + Terms/terminology/& abbrev's. LCO Chess - Can this be a new Chess Term, abbreviated ?
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In another thread it came up that OTB was defined as being Over-The-Board play which is played live and in person sitting across the board from the opponent, such as at a FIDE or USCF tourmament. It was brought up that Online non-correspondence style, non-turn-based style was being confusingly called OTB. So here I would like to offer the following new, easy to remember Abbreviation for the online variant of OTB play.
Can we agree to call this LCO chess? Meaning Live-Chess-Online ? (Or perhaps LOC? I could maybe even remember COL {as in Collister?! ... naw!}) So here I'd like to introduce that new Abbreviation unless someone has a better one ?
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Secondly, can us old timers get together here and each provide some of the newer
players with some few to many Terms that we commonly use, or find interesting or
even rarely known? I'll post a few examples next.
ccmcacollister 168 ( +1 | -1 )
Somes Terms Defined + Abbreviations MCO = Modern Chess Openings ..........BCO = Batsford Chess Openings
ECO = Encyclopedia of Chess Openings
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some ANNOTATORS' TERMS:

Box or [] = annotators term for 'forced move'
a "+" over "=" sign means 'slight advantage or pull' for White
a "+" over "-" sign means 'big advantage to WT.
a "+" sign alone means "winning advantage to WT.
= over + 'pull for Black'
- over + 'big advantage Black'
"-" along 'winning for Black'
And when inline such as "+/=" they mean the same as above
An Infinity sign means 'unclear'
A Cross or "Ck" means "check"
2 Crosses is MATE
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CHESS NOTATION a "+" or "Ck" means "Check"
and ++ means MATE.
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POSITIONAL TERMINOLOGY
"duo" is 2 pawns of same color on adjacent files
"isolani" a pawn with no pawns of same color on either adjacent file
"Chain" 3 or more pawns of the same color on adjacent files of the same diagonal
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Zugzwang is German for 'No Move' (zug means move)
Zwishenzug =German for 'InBetween Move' (as rather than an immediate recapture)
Zwifenzug = Slang for 'The Wife's Move' (as in 'No tournament! Stay home & mow!")
Zugazugazug = Humor for 'Move!Move!Move! (used enroute to men's room for EG)
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From the WWW :
the :) is standard smiley face
LOL or lol is Lot's of "LUCK" or "LAUGHS"
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion or Honest Opinion? (which IS more prevalent?)
btw is "by the way"
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and Folks, I spent 10 minutes the first time trying to figure out which PLAYER was
"BTW" and why everyone was talking about him ??!
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These are some starter samples, for diversity of EG rather than comprehensiveness,
since the subject could easily fill a Book. I'm hoping each of many may continue the
task for some portion.
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}8-) which stands for "Moose", my nickname }8-)
philaretus 34 ( +1 | -1 )
For a long time.... .....on the internet I believed that LOL stood for 'lots of love', and wondered why so many of my interlocutors sounded like evangelists, until I discovered that it really stands for 'laughs out loud', and that they were scorning me.

Later, I proposed LTM for 'laugh to myself' to express a more decorous style of scorn, but it didn't catch on. :/
ccmcacollister 26 ( +1 | -1 )
I am pleased ! That this LCO terminology is catching so! Why all the Cream of Chess are in on it!
Not to mention the jet-set, heads-of-state, and international tycoons. Why just the other day, Donny Trump said; oh well never mind that. Just get in on it now, at
the ground floor and don't get left out!
LCO
LCO
LCO
And You Were There
kai_sim 84 ( +1 | -1 )
I disagree!
i would love to keep OTB as OTB and would not like to replace it with LCO, especialy since this is a "turn based chess" website and not supposed to be life!
under life i understand some site like yahoo, where you play in a certain time frame under one day and finish the game the same day. at GK you'll get at least 2 days per move and are not supposed to finish on the same day. so, you'll have the "over night" effect and will not be able to finish it LIFE (as being "within the hour")!
best regards
kai









and don't forget:
i would like to see on GK:
- A LEGAL DISCLAIMER IN ORDER TO ENTER THE FORUMS!
- AMNESTY FOR EVERYONE WHO GOT EVER BANNED FROM THE FORUMS!
- NO MORE BANNING (except for insults and bad words)!
- ONE WARNING BEFORE THE FIRST BAN!
- TO BE ABLE TO SET MY TEAM GAMES TO ZERO IN MY PREFERENCES
- THE OPTION 2 DAYS PER MOVE FOR TEAM GAMES










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sly_lonewolf 18 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks.. thank you ccmcacollister
Previously I thought those BCO/MCO/ECO were one and same...and I honestly don't know what "+", "-" means... :-)

bucklehead 82 ( +1 | -1 )
I don't think we're talking replacement... ...but adding a subcategory. I think what ccmcacollister is suggesting could be summarized as follows:

OTB = "Over the board," a situation where you are physically sitting opposite a live player at a physical board. In other words, the kind of chess you used to play at the kitchen table with your dad.
CC = "Correspondence Chess," which also serves for the turn-based approach of GK (where there is often no actual "correspondence")
LCO = "Live Chess Online," where you are playing real-time chess on a virtual board over an internet connection. Opponents can be sitting anywhere in the world and often identify themselves with ridiculous names such as bucklehead .