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  1. Hitai Talks About Chess: Chigorin vs Chigorin?!

    by , September 02, 2018 at 07:07 PM (The Other End of the Quill)
    When I play with the black pieces in chess, I tend to favour two particular defences. The first, and by far and away the most common, is my reply to 1.e4, which is d6, otherwise known as the Pirc Defence. The second is my reply to 1.d4, which is the Chigorin Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6). The Chigorin is something of a niche defence, hearkening back to the Romantic period, and it doesn't see much use in the modern game. As such, it retains the capacity to really throw a white player off and get him ...

    Updated September 02, 2018 at 07:14 PM by Hitai de Bodemloze

    Tags: chess
  2. A New Beginning

    PT I

    As a new member, back in ancient times (2006), I was overwhelmed with the amount of material that could be found at TWC. Mods, graphics, forums for art, music, history. This place seemed more like a library than a BBS (forum) as we referred to them back then. I was here for the modifications so I spent most of my time in the Total War (TW) areas. It wasn't until later on that I began to spend more time in the Common Community (CC) sections.

    My activity was fairly ...

    Updated March 31, 2020 at 06:38 PM by Gaius Baltar

    Tags: blog, historical, twc
  3. Hitai Talks About Chess: Problems in the English Opening

    Well I haven't updated this in a while, so why not brush the cobwebs off this old blog and write something interesting.

    Back in the day, folks used to play chess on TWC. We had chess tournaments and there was even a member of Gaming Staff responsible for chess related matters (a good buddy of mine actually, who has sadly been absent in recent times). If you see me around the forums posting, underneath my avatar it has two extra fields: Tournaments Joined and Tournaments Won. This was ...

    Updated May 03, 2018 at 04:24 PM by Hitai de Bodemloze

  4. The days after

    The morning after.

    07:00, the night is over and she abruptly went home. He did not hear from her anymore and his texts went unanswered. He spoke to his sister in law about it and both reached the same conclusion, it was a great night and thatís something to cherish. He went downstairs to the lockers and got his coat, gazing through the hall hoping to see a glance of her pretty face just once more. He took out his phone and starred at the screen. No new messages. He opened Whatís ...

    Updated April 12, 2018 at 04:01 PM by General Brewster

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  5. Standing there.

    Stood there.

    There he stood, simply standing there enjoying the rhythm of the music and looking at the people dancing to it when she passed him while dancing. He stared at her frozen in the moment as her golden hairs captivated him. He wanted to approach her but stood frozen in his place. He stared at her wishing he could do more but there he stood. She looked at him and smiled at him, he was baffled but smiled back and so she came closer to him... Smiling wider with each ...
    Creative Writing