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May2715
  Annie K.: Heh, who were they? :)
Ah, you would like the game 'Steelcurse' by Hyptosis then. It's very charmingly retro in just that way, plus very funny too. I think I linked to it here a while back. 

May2715
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie K.: Heh, who were they? :)> The Serpent of Chaos; the Unicorn of Order; Oberon, somethingorother of Amber; quite a few others, most of whom I've forgotten or never identified as Zelazny characters or never even ran into. Eric, Brand and Rinaldo ring a faint bell; are they from Zelazny or is my memory completely off? 

May2715
  Annie K.: Your memory is fine. :D
They are all Zelazny's  characters from the Amber series. The Serpent and the Unicorn are more like deities, or primal powers, both necessary for the balance that creates Shadow, which lies between them and is the continuum of realities of which our Earth is one, ;) so it would be hard to call either an antagonist, although they certainly have their own agendas and are not exactly benign either. ;p Of the other (more or less) human characters, only one can be definitively called an antagonist, but I won't say who, because that would spoil a good part of the first half of the series. :p Oh, you absolutely must read the Chronicles of Amber!!! It's  just fill in a long string of your most enthusiastic superlatives of choice. :) To be found either as 10 separate booklets, or as the single book called 'The Great Book of Amber'... for example, right here: http://www.ereading.life/bookreade... ;) 

May2815
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <The Serpent and the Unicorn are more like deities, or primal powers, both necessary for the balance that creates Shadow, which lies between them and is the continuum of realities of which our Earth is one> I suppose that explains why I had to level up so much. <Oh, you absolutely must read the Chronicles of Amber!!! It's  just fill in a long string of your most enthusiastic superlatives of choice. :)> Fabulous? Fantastic? Out of this world? 

May2815
  Annie K.: Well, that's a good start, but could use at least 5 more superlatives. Lessee... Great, amazing, wonderful, incredible, and unforgettable. OK, now that *almost* expresses how good it really is. ;) 

May3115
  wordfunph: <Switch> happy birthday! 

May3115
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <wordfunph> Thanks, and happy birthday! :) 

May3115
  Penguincw: Uh, Happy Birthday <Switch>. :) P.S. I thought your birthday was around June 29th. SwitchingQuylthulg chessforum (kibitz #4197) 

May3115
  SwitchingQuylthulg: I have many birthdays :) 

May3115
  Annie K.: <Switch> Happy Birthday, or NonBirthday, As The Case May Be, as per protocol. ;) 

May3115
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Annie> <Penguincw> Happy birthday (or nonbirthday) to you too :) 

Jun0815
  centralfiles: <assuming for this exercise that white/black/draw all have the same chances on any individual game. 1.let's refer to the possibilities (white/black/draw) as A B and C where it's inconsequential which refers to which. 2.we know that one(A) of the three (white/black/draw) will be even given that there is an even amount of boards in sample. 3.assuming any even amount for A(e.g. 0246 etc.) the rest of the boards will have a 50% chance of either both B and C being odd or both being even. 4.So the odds for any particular choice (i.e. white) having an odd number is only 1/3! <That would be step 3:> <3.assuming any even amount for A(e.g. 0246 etc.) the rest of the boards will have a 50% chance of either both B and C being odd or both being even.> <There's no reason why both of those should have a 50% chance. (Indeed, the probability that both B and C are odd approaches 75% very rapidly as the number of games increases.)> Your not answering my point
If all we knew about abc was that A was even and bc were of equal probability in any single event then of course the odds of b and c both being even is exactly 50%. 

Jun0815
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <centralfiles: Your [sic] not answering my point If all we knew about abc was that A was even and bc were of equal probability in any single event then of course the odds of b and c both being even is exactly 50%.> The simple (and incomplete) answer here is that we've selected A <on the basis> that it's even. There are four possibilities (EVEN/EVEN/EVEN; ODD/ODD/EVEN; ODD/EVEN/ODD; EVEN/ODD/ODD) and only one of those (25%) corresponds to both B and C being even; so it makes sense that the probability of both B and C being odd would be about 75%. Now it's your turn to explain why not only are the odds not 50/50, but also not 75/25. 

Jun0815
  centralfiles: its still 50/50 6 even 6 odd 

Jun0815
  centralfiles: even/even/even is +100% even the others are only +33% odd 

Jun0815
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Which is an argument (a flawed one, incidentally) that you have a 50% chance of picking "even" and a 50% chance of picking "odd" if you pick randomly... not that you have a 50% chance of picking "B/C = even/even" and a 50% chance of picking "B/C = odd/odd" if you pick randomly. 

Jun0815
  centralfiles: Well you assumed that all four possibilities are equal which isn't accurate. The true odds should be something like 1/3^n in favor of even where n is the sample number. I was just giving a brain teaser (your explanation cannot be explained by the average person). BTW I never meant it to be for all 50 games the top 10 are just fine but the tourney is over anyhow maybe next time. 

Jun0915
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <centralfiles: Well you assumed that all four possibilities are equal which isn't accurate. The true odds should be something like 1/3^n in favor of even where n is the sample number.> Yup. 

Jun1415
  WinKing: Coming up the 3rd Norway Chess 2015 Tournament  http://2015.norwaychess.com/superto... The tournament runs from June 15th26th, 2015.
< Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals  Gold, Silver & Bronze) > User: YouRang  Predict the
result 10, 1/2, or 01 (3 categories to medal in)
lostemperor chessforum  Predict the order the
players will finish. (3 categories to medal in)
User: OhioChessFan  Predict
the result 10, 1/2, or 01 & the number of moves for each game.
(4 categories to medal in)
As of this posting I know <lostemperor>'s & <chessmoron>'s contests
will be active. I have not heard from <YouRang> yet so I am not
sure about his contest.
*****
Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event.
He can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;) ChessBookie Introduction
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Tournament! 

Jun2915
  Penguincw: Hi <Switch>. Just dropping by to wish you a Happy Birthday (or nonBirthday). :) P.S. Any reason why you only participated for 2 rounds at <cm>'s contest? 

Jun3015
  moronovich: Happy Birthday <Switch> ! Just 2 days before my wife ;) 

Jun3015
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Penguincw> <moronovich> Thanks for the nonbirthday wishes! <Penguincw> I guess I've just become forgetful... too many birthdays will do that to you :) 

Jun3015
  Alien Math: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Hope your day are well ^.^ 

Jun3015
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Alien Math> Thanks :) Happy nonbirthday to all of you! 

Jun3015
  moronovich: Thanks <Switch>> ! I will enjoy my nonbirthday ;)
with many more to come big smiley 


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