Life is like Chess edition>Biggest sites for free online playinghttps://lichess.orghttps://chess.comhttps://chess24.com>Free tactics trainers onlinehttps://lichess.orghttps://chesstempo.com>run out of free match analysis on chess.com>download or ctrl+c the pgn for the match>make a free account onhttps://lichess.org>tools - import game - paste/upload pgn - toggle analysis>click on the "learn from your mistakes" button>Explore openingshttps://lichess.org/analysis#explorer>Starter books (Pdfs are easy to find online for all three books)Soviet chess primer by Maizelis et alMy system by Aron NimzowitschChess fundamentals by Capablanca>Where to find master gameshttps://chessgames.comPrevious thread: >>75953886
I'm not losing games I'm just leaving them hehe
>>76047986Up until I lost, I was winning hehehe
>>76047973A dark square bishop fianchettoFor those seeking to be freeFrom blunders, and grow wise like Plato:Natural looks 2. b3.Yet off the beaten path lies wisdomOf the forest's ginger man,A king who rules a crooked kingdom,Not afraid to push his men.So turn to red your fearful pallor,Ye who never won before!The checkered jungle face with valour -Boldly strike with 1. b4!!
>>76047973Imagine the smell of Natalia,tirelessly working for Crimea,her fabrics soaking up Rossiya,her breasts firmly cupped,her lips nicely placed;It's her holes for I face my senses.
Another good game with a colle setup. These really play themselves sometimes. Offered a pawn sacrifice into a knight sacrifice, leading to a windmill on his king.https://lichess.org/hv6QTyIp/white
>>76048238>>76045888>>76046702>>76047192>>76047607Reminder Natalya poster is an AHDH schizo brainlet with 33% winrate
>>76048254I am a QG intellectual myself thinking of broadening my horizons. Isn't Colle a bit to passive for white? It looks like it generates no immediate tension...
>>76048277no you are confusing me with the blitz player. i only play 30+0.and my winrate is 36% which doesnt matter much though since i have only 36 games on this account. ill have to play a lot more games for the winrate to be meaningful.
This thread is useless, 1000 FIDE players shitting on each other and a retard posting Russian bitch pics.
its just bantz
>>76048316Yeah it's more passive if you end up with a locked center you can f4, rook lift, into mating attacks similar to stone wall setups. My games usually involve tricky pawn pushes in the center and is just a solid intuitive game that doesn't rely on memorizing long sidelines. Makes it sound like a beginner opening (it is) but gm yusupov played it a lot and I can't argue with my own resultshttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QMeFXxKpGmQ
>>76048410There he is. The ascended shitposter
>>76048101Return to monke feels right
>>76048495Seems pretty weird, looks like you are placing yourself in the Semi-Slav as white? Essentially forfeiting your first move advantage and giving black the initiative?Maybe it's what's I need to chill since I always go all out barbarian with White (cant help it, it's too much fun) resulting never getting in the endgame (win or lose) causing me trouble when playing black that most likely go into endgames.
Someone give me a quick comparison of chess vs baduk/go? In terms of brain stimulation, fun and whatever criteria you want to tell me about. This is the first time that I visit /tg/ so please tell me if there is a better place to ask this than the biased chess thread
>>76048864>Someone give me a quick comparison of chess vs baduk/go?the main difference is that go has a bigger branching factorthis means that go is more strategic and chess is more tactical, the difference is conceptually subtle but the game-play ends up quite differentgo is 30% tactics 70% strategy, chess is 70% tactics 30% strategytactics is basically how good you are at parsing the tree of possible continuations in your mind - chess has a ton of that and the two players compete mostly in this regard since the tree is actually smaller and there's more of a benefit in parsing it. The tree in Go is so large that the returns from parsing it aren't great, in go you have to rely more on strategystrategy is more about principles, concepts, general features of the position, understandingnot saying chess has no strategy, but there's less of it this is why classical chess engines parse a treewhile the recent go (and chess) engines use a neural net and a tree search.Basically for you to truly understand the differences you need to have some insight into the gameshope this helped
just checked the last threadbased st george bro
>>76048864Go is for nerds. Chess is for cool geniuses with Netflix shows.
>>76047973women are so fucking stupid lmao
>>76049561hi every1 im new!!!!!!! holds up 1...a3 my name is st. george but u can call me t3h OpEn1nG oF d00m!!!!!!!! lol...as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me _... im 130 blitz (im gud 4 my rating tho!!) i like 2 watch gothamchess w/ my girlfreind (im bi if u dont like it deal w/it) its our favorite twitch show!!! bcuz its SOOOO random!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol...neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of commentses!!!! DOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <--- me bein random again _^ hehe...toodles!!!!! love and waffles, * ~t3h OpEn1nG oF d00m~*
>>76049744you are so mad though
>>76049856I'm not, but the st. George guy just basically plays the Bugayev variation of the Orangutan down a tempo.
>>76049744random how?explain how the st george defence is "random".if you fail to do this your post falls apart - its entirely based on the presumption that the opening is random.if its not random, your post has no point, no argument, no worth.you would have a point if the st george defence is indeed random. but you have yet to prove it.how you are going to prove this; i dont know. perhaps you should have thought this through more thoroughly.again, you think youre so witty. but in fact you are stupid. a nigger.
>the st george guy is actually the natalia postersi take >>76049561 back
>>76050124jokes on you, >>76049561 is actually me samefagging, praising myself.
>>76049640Go has a netflix show too! Check out "The Surrounding Game" documentary to see what the Go scene in the US is like.
>>76049640in my experience, Go is for philosophers (play for truth) and Chess is for assholes (play for blood).
>>76050233im a chessfag but that's funny do you play both?
Question!Until beginning of October I had played maybe 10-15 chess games in my life. I registered at chess.com and started playing blitz 10 min. It gave me a rating of 1000 and I started losing every game until I fell to ~400 then I had my first win and began improving. Now 50 days and 899 games later I’m at a rating of 1073. I haven’t done anything in the line of learning chess besides playing online. w/l/d is 446/397/56. Am I progressing alright? Is there hope for me of ever becoming good? I’m 27 btw
>>76050289I don't play either, actually.
>>76048495>>76048823Yeah sorry colle starts at 22:38 but the entire video is worth watching because it helps to deviate from colle depending on how black responds. If black plays nf6 right away I will sometimes use the Torre instead.Your Dsb is indeed awkward and most people play zukertort colle nowadays where you fianchetto it instead of letting it sit there. I would definitely give it a try , Spencer has a video on yusupov colle games on finegold channel and gingergm has a lecture on the zukertort colle/Torre as well
>>76050322Watch some lectures or opening videos or practice tactics puzzles. Playing helps to get better but not as much as studyi ng
>>76050322>Is there hope for me of ever becoming good? I’m 27 btwyes, but you have to start reading booksbooks are better than videospick up a beginners bookpic related is a possibility im 26 and have improved immensely by doing books, so that's what i suggest to fellow boomers
>>76048823And here is Simon williams, lots of good info here, but it's a stream so there's all kinds of donation bullshithttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Frl5-esN4ZMAnd yes, you get your slave style pyramid a lot of games, but you'll finish your pyramid structure a tempo earlier
>>76050685>im 26>fellow boomersyou are practically a zoomer. you are only 1 year below the threshold.
>>76050685>im 26>fellow boomerswhat is gained from this LARP
>>76050326Now why are you here
>>7605068Thanks a lot for the recommendation. Right now I get a real kick of improving my rating just by playing. However, when I inevitably hit the wall, that’ll be the right time to start reading. Is chess.com a good place to play? I think some people actually cheat there. I struggled to go past 900 but after I reached 1000 then it became much easier for some reason. Are those ratings accurate?
>>76050685What book. Play Winning Chess is so boring so far, it's all basics that I already know (30% in)
>>76050211>documentaryI think that makes it even more nerdy.
>>76050830>>76050778it's a meme you shits also 26 is a pretty advanced age when it comes to chess >>76050947yeah chesscom is fineit's a bit ugly in terms of design i play there>>76050980>What book. i haven't read the complete idiot's guide to chess but i've heard it's good for total beginners you can give the soviet chess primer a go though (it's hard, but it will give you a super solid fundamental skill if you do it right)
>>76050947Lichess is better for free players
>>76051119>uglyTheir Stanton theme is really nice. Also on desktop the 3D pieces look amazing.
>>76050980So just about finished with the first two principles (force and time)? I'd say that the last two (space and pawn structure) are the most likely to contain new information for a beginner. If Yasser's book is too basic for you, get The Amateur's Mind by Silman. There's some overlap between Seirawan's "four principles" and Silman's imbalances, but the latter are way way more advanced.
>>76050233What does truth and blood stand for? Territory and death of opponent?
>>76048864Go is the greatest game ever conceived.>>76049315This is pretty accurate.>>76049640Have to concede here. Go is not for smoothbrains or those without patience and discipline.
>>76051119>>760511973D on lichess looks very good too (i think they updated it. did they? i dont recall it looking this good)
>>76051798I'm guessing Truth means self improvement and Blood means the rush of outsmarting someone.
>>76053019>anything Asian ever mentioned>MUH>DISCIPLINE
>>76053462Did it work?
>>76051311good post appreciated
>move comes to you intuitively>think about it and dismiss it>go to analysis>it was the strongest move
>>76047973Trash OP. You should always start with a nice and funny pic.
>>76055681>Chucky, 4 moves in, already losing his mind
>>76055637I'm still not intuitive in ches. Getting there..
>>76050289yeah, but I can only speak about the Portland and Seattle communities (of a few decades ago). The Go players were so nice, and the chess players would shiv you and take your wallet as soon as look at you.
>>76056022>and the chess players would shiv you and take your wallet as soon as look at you....and then argue that it was your fault due to a rules violation.
>>76053019>komokupfft. Go Great Wall or go home.
>>76051798>>76053435yeah, that. Search for truth implies humility and I have rarely met a humble chess player. They all want to kill you with their deep opening lines and shallow tricks.
nataliafag... come home... >>big
literally sent lichess screenshots of someone admitting to cheating multiple times in chat. how much do you wanna bet they still don't do anything?
>>76058178so they apparently saw my report and just sent me a warning for bad mouthing the guy who cheated against me (as they must have seen in the screenshots). but no action taken against the self-admitted cheater. epic lichess moment
>>76058913Post game and screenshots?
>>76058962game https://lichess.org/36PTr2O5RCtRscreenshots (1/2)
Computer hated my position but it felt pretty good to play (blitz)
>>76059004I don't think the screenshots show him admitting to anything. It looks like you called him a cheater from the beginning and he just basically said "ok". That being said, it looks like I played this guy a year ago, and he was rated 1880 in blitz. He might be sandbagging or something.
>>76059153He didn't "basically say ok", he quite literally confirmed that he cheated multiple times. Literally >You cheated dude>YepWhich doesn't even need context, but even comes in context of other confirmation. Don't know why you're trying to paint this as ambiguous. Doesn't get anymore straight forward.
>>76059201I've been accused of cheating before when I wasn't. I just said "ok buddy, I was totally cheating" and then clicked "New Opponent". Lichess never did anything to me, nor would I expect them to.
>>76059231That's a cool anecdote, but you have stop trying to project it onto a different situation. This isn't "ok buddy, I was totally cheating" where he's being sarcastic. This was me calling him out and him confirming it multiple times in a "do something about it" way. Again, it doesn't get more straight forward than>You cheated dude>Yep>Thanks for admitting it>YepYou're just being contrarian for no reason.
>>76059324Are you new to the internet
>>76059324I don't see a huge difference between what I said and what he said, but obviously you see something there. I noticed in the computer analysis that he made two blunders and one mistake. Don't you think it's hard to argue he was cheating?
>>76059447Now he's retarded for thinking that person cheated but so are you for thinking that's a way to checkCheaters never play with 0 mistakes because if they did they'd be banned very quicklyThey generally play shit openings and then at some point in the midgame start fucking you like a dogEither that or they just cheat on a couple moves when they recognize they're at a crucial moment, and the computer moves generally leave them with a very easy to play position
>>76059447I don't understand why you're trying so hard to overcomplicate it. If I show you a game I played and you say, "Did you cheat?" and I say, "Yep." And you say, "So just to be clear, you actually cheated?" And I say, "Yep." Where the fuck would you get off thinking, "Wow, I too have been sarcastic in my time." It's pretty cut and dry, dude.>I noticed in the computer analysis that he made two blunders and one mistake. Don't you think it's hard to argue he was cheating?You don't understand how cheating works. You don't do it every move. Or you can, with a program that suggests slightly subpar, but still engine moves. But that's not the situation here. He got mad that he was losing, gave me a bunch of time, I laughed and reciprocated, then all the sudden he became a different player with the additional time. I was only suspicious, I wasn't accusing him outright, I started out by saying, "Kind of suspicious dude," but he basically said "fuck you" and didn't try to hide it at all.
>>76059492There was one middlegame blunder and one endgame blunder. They played a regular-ish Caro-Kann. Out of the opening, there was a slight edge for Black, but that's not really indicative of anything. In the endgame, both white and black had a knight each and a bunch of pawns. That guy just shit the bed by dropping pawns every other move. It was a drawn position as late as move 42 (there were 54 moves in total). >>76059538Looking at the time stamps, you guys were basically playing on the increment for the first 25 or so moves. On move 32, he spent 31 seconds before making a blunder. Then you gave him a ton of time on move 36. Then he gave you two extra minutes on move 37. He then made a mistake on move 40. On move 43, he spent 45 seconds on one move and you gave the two minutes back (??). You then spent very little time thinking about your moves for the rest of the game, and ended up dropping most of your pawns. >I started out by saying, "Kind of suspicious dude," but he basically said "fuck you" and didn't try to hide it at all.Yes, because chess players are well known for responding politely when accused of cheating
>>76059685Again, this isn't complicated. You're trying too hard to be galaxy brained. I accused someone of cheating and they confirmed it. Not in the sarcastic way of your strawmen, but literally just, "Yep. :)" Not hard.
>>76059797You're autistic, enjoy getting banned from shitty ass lichess because you can't keep from getting baited into sperging out in the chat when you lose
>>76059903It doesn't take an autist to comprehend such a simple exchange."You cheated.""Yep. :)""Thanks for admitting it.""Yep."You: "I don't think this guy is cheating. You must be an autist for thinking so."Or you're just hopelessly retarded.And I'm not getting banned, I'm not sticking around for a site that let's self-admitted cheaters run wild. Obviously.
>>76059903how is he autistic for reading what someone sends him and understanding what it says lol
>>76059968She, but thanks. Feels like I'm in the Twilight Zone, people can be so stupid.
>>76059979the contrarianism on sites like 4chan and reddit where people imagine they're way smarter than they are and try to dissect everything from an "ackshually" angle can be hard to endure, you just have to ignore it and move on...it's like getting annoyed by youtube comments or something, know the character of the site and don't bother with the riffraff. i barely ever respond to ppl, but when i do they're nice conversations
>>76059979There's nothing in the actual game to suggest that your opponent was cheating. Why did you think that cheating was involved in the first place?
>>76058913both lichess and chess.com are gay, this message brought to you by chess24 gangin all seriousness people on chess24 seem more interested in actually playing chess, it attracts the proper enthusiasts. the other two are nearly social media tier sites where you’ll encounter a bunch of loser cheats invested in their rating (like instagram likes or something).
Isn’t Chess going to die out like, as soon as Neuralink (in its full potential) rolls out? Which will be like, within a few decades? Why is nobody talking about this? How can you prevent against cheating when we are literally part computer?
>>76060517Because it is sci fi.
>>76060554Not really, it’s past time actually. I can’t remember where I read it but this one article had a good point that if you brought ancient man to modern times and showed him all the ways we’ve advanced, his hair would go white with shock. And he’d say, “Ok but sure you’re still exactly the same as me physically? Can’t you read minds yet or something?” It’s actually amazing that it’s taken us this long to get around to tinkering with *ourselves*. The last major jump in humanity was when we discovered language. The next is Neuralink (or some form of it) and it’s arguably long overdue.
>>76059016>>76059027Damn anon you're socially retarded. Take the cues. He's not admitting to cheating, he's making fun of you for being a worse player and sore loser.
>>76060599not necessarily “long overdue”, but this is definitely the time to do it, I feel like that ancient man would have to be informed that he arrived just at the critical juncture where we will in fact advance physically and mentally. like it’s not necessarily past time just because it hasn’t happened yet. but like I said, it’s definitely that time
>>76060666No, no he’s definitely not. But I’m sure reading that into it makes you feel superior.
>>76060666how the hell did you get that out of it??? it’s a pretty straigtforward exchange...she accuses him and he flatly affirms. only on this board are people this extra
>>76060681>>76060694And you're even samefagging to defend yourself on 4chan, fucking hilarious. Too bad normal humans like the lichess staff can easily see through your bullshit and gave you a warning.
>>76060724You love to make up things that make you feel superior, apparently. Wonder why.
>>76060724when more than one person sees that I’m retarded, that’s a samefagand when it’s IRL, that’s a hater haha they hate me cause they ain’t me
>>76060735>>76060759Damn your life must be interesting with your delusion goggles.
>>76060774You are currently coping.
>>76060785I'm not the one sperging about losing a game and then getting blown the fuck out by both the lichess staff and everyone on /chess/ after coming to cry here. Stay delusional.
>>76060451True, chess24 is pretty great.
>>76060805Amazing that that's actually how you see it. Thank God I'm not you!
>>76060805>Stay delusionalhe says after his fanfic
>>76060850I've already tried to bring him around to the concept of projection, he just doesn't get it.
>>76060831I can't get it to play any volume. Happens on both Mac and Chromebook.
>>76048864Go is for weebsChess is for ChadsSimple as
Bros, I have a confession. I only play e4 openings as white, but I don't know anything about playing against sicilians aside from spamming the alapin.
>>76060935I have a fun opening for you to try. No matter what happens, your third move should be Bf5 (the Canal Attack). If he responds Bd7, just take and then castle. Admire how clean and unassailable you are.But if Nc6 or Nd7, plant a pawn on c4. Play it out and observe how uncomfortable it is to try and kick the bishop (a6, Ba4, b5 obviously loses a pawn). Most often they'll have never seen this before and will contort themselves up their own asshole and eat up the clock. It's not actually super complicated, just Bd7 after all (at which point you retreat to c2). But it's a nice little wrinkle of an opening that not everyone takes well.
>>76049640Work on your art
>>76048238Imagine how much bbc she takes each day and how much nataliaspammer jerks off to that
Hikaru kind of looks like a gorilla.
Is Hikaru right about Fabi?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSnDTBhVvDQ
>>76061549I'm sure he knows better than any of us, but my impression has always been that Fabi is the second most well rounded player in the world. Hikaru makes it sound like he's a theory babby, but here's a pretty telling game between them. This had nothing to do with the opening, it was pure Tal-esque asswhoop. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1849553
>>76061549For Hikaru, everyone who eternally BTFO's him in classical chess is a theory monkey. The asshole said the same thing about Kasparov, fucking Kasparov of all people.
>>76061641>my impression has always been that Fabi is the second most well rounded player in the worldFabi has 11th best rapid and 38th best blitz rating. I'd say the second most well rounded player is Ding.
>>76061730Blitz is irrelevant. We are discussing classical chess.
>>76061730I'm not talking about well rounded in terms of time controls, I'm talking about style of play in classical. And Ding is obviously elite, but I don't think he's on Fabi's level. Magnus has said Fabi is his total equal in Classical, which is reflected in their WC match. Ding will probably never even win a candidates (certainly not this one and the clock is ticking).
>>76061641Another classic example, Magnus decides to sac and make it sharp, maybe thinking along the same lines as Hikaru, that if you yank Fabi out of book he'll flounder. Observe the outcome! https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1772638
>Opponent goes up a single piece in material>Spends the next five minutes looking for a mate in 29>Shortly flagsEvery time. If you just brush off a blunder and keep playing it's like they freeze up under the pressure of a winning game.
>>76056851i wish i could, brother..... but im still rangebanned..... im trying to post every 12 hours or so.... i miss you bros....
>>76062018Nothing better than flagging an opponent when you're in a losing position.
>>76062083Basically every game I win is completely lost at some point, whether by flagging or just turning it around.
>>76061341What is wrong with you? Are you some kind of super retard?
Strangled him so bad he made 24 moves in ten minutes https://chess24.com/en/game/5lIxv6rmT2SOX1DD7bdpwg
>>76062447Yes, yes he is. And, you're supposed to ignore him.
>>76061641>>76061723>>76061845Fabi is a chess Chad and Hikaru is jelly that Fabi crushes him.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXNsz6g2yfY
>>76060666Literally this. I have no idea how there's so many autists here. This isn't even being purposefully obtuse at this point, people just be socially retarded and salty
>>76062642Cringe bucket challenge
>>76062770This place just became a containment box for retarded introverts with anger issues to hide behind an anonymous curtain and talk as much shit as they want.
does anybody here know about Gata Kamsky? the guy was considered the next Kasparov when he was a teenager and somehow he vanished at the age of 22 and returned at 30-32 to win multiple US championships. He was even stronger than Kramnik and Anand when he was very young.
>>76064724does anybody here know about me? my mom said im next kasparov
>>76059049>qb central variationmy niggaAlthough after 3. b5 by black you should go 4. a4 and then you obliterate his queen side if he tries to hold on further, which is the point of the gambit
>>76059699lol, that is pretty accurate! afaik, Bruce Wilcox is the only guy who played the Great Wall and could make it work. It is like the Orangutan of Go fuseki.
>>76064724a perfect example of a kid overpressured by his father. I wouldn't be surprised if hates chess now
>>76066089He still plays chess. Was a top player until a few years ago. He could have become WC if he didn't quit chess for almost 10 years.
Why do rebbitors love openings so much
>anna rudolf whoring herself out to autochess >also considers herself a chess 'pro'what a stupid dumb stupid cheap whore haha
>>76067846>whoring herself out to autochessautochess fucks her? woah wish i was autochess
>>76066277He is still a top play 2650 I guess. He streams regularly also on twitch. His story with his father could be made as a movie for a genius who left everything because of the pressure.
What do you think about my game bros? I started playing again a few months ago.https://lichess.org/zlmrFNde/white#0
>>76068079i think it was a big mess tons of blunders and missed chances reduce blunders and you will get better
What level of stockfish should I be able to beat before playing real people? Just got stomped by level 4...to be fair I'm really high though
>>760689661 will do
>>76068966Anon, the system is designed to match you against people of your general skill level. Stop playing against stockfish.
Is Niggemann good?https://www.niggemann.com/en/
>>76069473is lichess full of sub 1000 players? That's probably my rating
>>76070443it doesn't matterjust play people, it's better for improvementthe only thing that matters is getting better, not your rating
Do you accept takebacks /chess/?
>>76070443If you learn to play vs computer people will destroy you nonetheless
>>76070534I have them disabled in rated games.
>>76068966Don't play computers Playing lichess guest user quickmatch is legit better than computersComputers and human beings play in different ways and playing against computers is much less useful for development
>>76070534usually, although I secretly think they're bullshitbut winning via opponent blunder, while satisfying, isn't really meaningful
>1% arabopenings for this?
>>76071493Play atomic chess
How do you deal with exchange monkeys
>>76071909be better in the endgame and know which exchanges are good or bad
/big/bro, you here?>>>/vg/314584645can you tell them thats "literally me and natalia" or "wish i had a natalia holowaifu" or something of the sort?thank you
>tfw loud subhuman neighbors rob you of another winuuughhh
time to start begging grandi for your unban, bro...and y-yeah, i'd win every match if it wasn't for those pesky migrant neighbors...
Alright, went ahead and said fuck it and just played a game on lichess. Lost as expected, but had fun. How's this game report for a first game?
>>76076237post the game funnyman
>>76077989https://lichess.org/FOjsKjf8I played another game and won because my opponent decided to flag himself because I had advantage. We take those I guess? Game if anyone cares: https://lichess.org/7hffe7Xu. In this game the only big thing I saw was that I stupidly blundered my bishop for no reason lolAny critique greatly appreciated
>>76050233But you sound like a virgin, so fuck off anyway.
I'm happy with this.
>be a gurl streamer>instantly get 50 viewers regardless of content or skill levelwhy are simps like this
>>76080275That was a satisfying mating attack, I've never seen a queen-rook-rook battery before.
>>76081147>queen-rook-rookthat's a rook rook queen battery
If I'm 20 is it too late to learn chess?
>>76081140false, there are currently at least 4 female streamers that i count right now with less than 50 viewers (3/4 with less than 15 viewers, the highest with 39)
why the fuck would you watch someone of middling skill play chess?are the streamers that charismatic?
>>76081543The only time it could possibly be too late to learn chess is if you've grown so senile that you don't understand the rules anymore.
>>76081747>someone of middling skillWhat does that even mean? Untitled players in general? Complete beginners? U1800?
another monkey brought to his knees by the might of St. George.https://lichess.org/ueFg4UzxZFzd
>>76081543Yes, go back to playing vidya.
>>76081747Out of all popular chess streamers (besides nakamura) who is the best skill wise? I'm thinking bartholomew
>>76082463there are many top 100 GMs who started streaming after the pandemic. Giri, Svidler, Gata Kamsky, Melkumyan are examples. Not to mention that Magnus himself streams from time to time. And the pajeet GM gang has its own universe.
>>76082498shut up you ignorant fag>Svidlerhe was streaming Hearthstone at least 3 years before COVID-19
>>76082498No offense to any of these people I know they're top chess players but I hate listening if there is a thick accent
>>76082498Svidler's streams are the best, he's chill as fuck and listens to comfy boomer rock.
apparently someone made a lichess fork for shogihttps://lishogi.org/i hope it gets popular, since the largest shogi sites kind of suck.
>>76082934redpill me on shogi
>>76083173draws are nearly impossible and almost every game ends in matelots of sacrifices too. pretty exciting.
it sucks, but it's japanese so self-hating retards who idolize any foreign culture as better than their own love it
>>76083272This. Persia is the eastern border of civilisation
>>76081543It's not too late to learn chess. It's too late to become a GM.
>>76082934They also own some other mindsports domains including ligo, libridge, and I think lixiangqi and lidroughts.
I was told today that I did an ''unnecessary check mate'' here. What does that mean?
>>76083374Means you are based and black is seething
>>76083374He's butthurt you slammed his ass
>>76049640Cute elf and succ!
>>76081543No, you can still become a good amateur player, but you most likely won't become a GM unless you have Magnus level talent. You can become a good amateur player even if you're say 60.
>tfw finally realized what to play against the ruy lopez as black and against the caro as whiteall it takes is the right game/15 minute youtube video to find that one idea that makes me go 'aaaah right'
Bros, the new magnus tour is up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1nDDgCAHfM
Finally managed to reach 2k in the rapid (10+0) games. I know it's a symbolic border and still not that good, but it has been my target and I am happy to reach it.
>>76047973add blitztactics.com to the OP no?and maybe chesscup.org too, this one came out very recently, it's puzzle rush but free. anyone know who owns it? i'm glad they did it, although it needs a lot of polishing
>>76080275I prefer deploying the queen to e1 instead of e2 in these types of positions. That way it pressures the a5 pawn and retains options to transfer to the kingside. Good game though, this opening is pretty comfy.
>>76084867i usually really like Leko but this combination of him and tanya is just awful
>>76085345I think it's good. Both of them are good.
is Tania a trannia?
based nepo giving us entertainment at the cost of his reputation
>>76082934oooh! thanks for this! You can also play shogi on PlayOK.com though it isn't the most popular game there.(scored the exact edition of Shogi Musou/Zukou pictured in ep1 of Ryuouu no Oshigoto! doing difficult shogi problems is the only thing keeping me sane these days)
How do I get good at chess? Does playing and doing tactics every day help?
>>76085924the best way is through books designed to make you better
>>76085924>tactics puzzels>read chess books or watch chess videos explaining basic chess concepts>learn all the basic mates>learn some basic openings>play a lot of games (rapid no blitz)This is a good start. Lichess has a lot of great stuff and chessable has some good basic courses that are free.https://lichess.org/practicehttps://www.chessable.com/chess-strategy/all/all/free/
Somehow black is almost 150 points better than me. I refuse to believe someone 1800+ could up this badly in a 3+2.
>>76085924Analyze, analyze, analyzeif you only had 2 hours a week to dedicate to chess you should use one analyzing your games
>>76086070Some people use blitz to test out openings and screw around
>>76086070Everyone has really bad games.
>thought I found a good exchange, end up winning a piece>engine tells me that opponent blunderedfuck, I thought I was smart but nvm. Lost anyway because I blunder everything in the late middlegame, fuck me
>>76085924play games, analyze your games, do tactics puzzles, do endgame practice
>>76088081how do you make these gifs? also, can you do webms instead? to be able to fast forward and backwards
Why are all the chess fans indians or middle easterners?
>>76088484that's not true
>>76088452they are cancerous. just link the game or post the moves
We went on and on chatting about ratings and our chess clubbing times and music and whatnot, dude divorced, married again and now lives the dream in MexicoMan I love Lichess
>>76090067Why are chess boomers so /comfy/ bros?
>>76090067>7+7Wtf time controls is this
>>76090117lucky 7s I guessI just grabbed the first opponent in the lobby
>>76090067lmaowhat the fuck autism
Hello /chess/. I've decided that if I'm going to do this, I'd like to share my experience with everyone. What am I talking about? Well, simply put I'm going to be playing the least popular time control on all of Chess.com for standard chess: 45/45.Now obviously question one would be...why??? Well, I've been playing some club chess for a while and I must say I must say I prefer the calculated style of classical chess to the more memory-orientated blitz or rapid modes. I have tried daily chess before, but I feel like when I sit down to play chess it is with the intent of playing a full game, not a move or two, so this is what I'm going with.Why am I posting it here? I suppose the first reason is in an attempt to gain it some popularity, or at least enough that I can find a game some time in the next hour. The other reason is that I plan to improve not only my playing but analytical skill, so I will, along with the tools available, be giving breakdowns of my games, which would of course serve more useful should discussion be involved, as other players being able to chime in should help me improve more quickly.Third reason? So I have something to check in the other tab while waiting 5 minutes for my opponent to make a move...I'll be starting my search now, having had one game aborted already. Wish me luck! Or don't, I'm not your boss.
>>76091729how was the last non classical game you played
>>76091729Do you have a broad black brimmer in what's known as father's room?
>>76091729Why do you have to make a post about this, you're not the only one that plays classical game modes dudealso, 15 minute game masterrace. You get the factor of time pressure without the autism of blitz games. Also you don't spend the whole day playing a game like a dweeb.
>>76092201*shrug* Standard 1000 players blundering pieces at each other. I do really badly under time constraints
>>76092225I don't quite understand the question?
>>76092245I can understand that 15 would be a nice middle ground for those that enjoy playing to the clock, but I prefer to play Chess in a relaxed setting, not to mention I can't always guarantee I won't be interrupted during play, so not having to worry about timing out is a big help.
>>76090117Some idiots think it's less likely to find cheaters on custom time controls
Bros, what do you think about Battle Chess: Game of Kings?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Oh-Wo22kA
>>76047973>https://www.insider com/magnus-carlsen-world-best-chess-player-queens-gambit-sexism-2020-11?amp>But Carlsen warned that chess still has a lingering culture of sexism. Women are scarce at the game's top level, and several grandmasters have said women don't have the mental agility to compete with men.Carlsen should be forced to inject estrogen and watch how his rating plummets. Weren’t grandmasters were supposed to be intelligent?
>>76095940>>>/pol/get laid and stop being a misogynist
>>76096019Bro that guy has no game, and also has no game, if you get what i'm saying
>>76096019I don't see what's misogynistic about his post. Men are more intelligent on average, as well as having a greater variance overall, translating to a vastly greater number of hyper intelligent men compared to the number of hyper intelligent women. Facts are not discriminatory.
>>76096019>>76096093>only retort is durrr you get no pussy
>>76096260It's a typical female tactic, to shame the person speaking instead of attacking their argument.
>>76085043>still not that goodBetter than 94% of the site's userbase which is saying something! Just because there is still a lot to improve doesn't mean it's a cool (if arbitrary) milestone :)
>>76095940>Carlsen should be forced to inject estrogen and watch how his rating plummetsSo you're saying that he's right... lol
>>76096306>>76096260what's there to reply back to? misogynistic claims with 0 evidence to support them?Seriously, grow up and get a life.
>>76096629What? Carlsen is clearly saying that it's an issue with the supposed chess culture, not women. Anon, on the other hand, is correctly arguing that the issue is with women's lack of ability. What he might be mistaken about is whether that lack of ability is due to hormones.
>>76095940>>76096629>>76096693I think Carlsen has a point. I live in a country where it's true, but I don't know if it's true in the west. I think part of it also has to do with interest. Women are more interested in other things.
>>76096676https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/200901/why-men-are-more-intelligent-womenhttps://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/study-finds-some-significant-differences-brains-men-and-womenMen claim higher average scores, but I believe the difference is so small (3-5 points on average) that the most probable reason is greater variance that is found in men. Women are generally more similar to each other while men are more different. The reason is probably biological; women choose their mates, so it makes perfect sense that the variance exists in the sex that is being selected rather than the one that is doing the choosing.>>76096790This is undoubtedly true, but there is still a significant number of women that are interested in chess, go, and other intellectual games, but they never manage to perform as well as men.
>>76096776>citing a literal white supremacistseriously, fuck off back to /pol/>>76096851>using popsci articles as "evidence">muh IQ scores!Again, >>>/pol/.
>>76096933A white supremacist whose findings show that asians have higher intelligence averages than whites. Quite the peculiar supremacist, wouldn't you say?Women are generally not as intelligent as men, and there are vastly more geniuses among the men than women thanks to the greater variance found in the male population. Intelligence is necessary to perform well at high level chess, and women are not likely to be that smart. That is not to say that women can't be as smart, or smarter, than men, it's just astronomically unlikely.
>>76096933Why don't you consider the evidence in front of you instead of making an a priori judgment based on the author? If you don't like that citation there are others.>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_differences_in_intelligenceGo on libgen at look at  or . As >>76096851 pointed out before you rudely dismissed them, overall variability is the likely culprit, in which case you want . Happy reading my friend.
>>76097062show me one shred of evidence besides some disgraced hack nutjob who got fired for being, well, a nutjob. I'll wait>>76097118The introduction to the wikipedia article you linked just shat on your misogynistic worldview. I don't have to entertain the folly of some whackjob just for some anon's delight, and I won't. Go make misogynistic threads on /pol/, you'll get more incels to agree with you there. Meanwhile I'm going to sleep, don't expect any more (you)'s.
>>76096933>>76096676you're coping incredibly hard, also you will never be a woman.>>76096629embarrassing>>76096851you're right but it's not just a matter of IQ. Let's not forget that Carlsen was talking about mental agility/endurance/focus which men are significantly better than women at generally. >>76096790>Women are more interested in other things.yes, and despite what these trannies say, this is a good thing. You can try really hard and maybe double the percentage of women chess players (still quite low) but for what? An average woman obviously would not enjoy something like chess as much as an average man and if they do then they have all the encouragement in the world to play. I'm not sure why these people don't see that being extra patronising to women with the empowerment tropes is sexist in and of itself by their own axioms.
>>76097158It's almost like an academic would obviously get fired for going against the rhetoric of the propaganda machine hm
>>76097158Who say's I'm a misogynist? Male IQ scores have been observed to be fatter tailed than female IQ scores. No misogyny in that statement. And this obsession with /pol/ is worrisome, you should try and spend less time there if it occupies your thoughts to this degrees. Have a good sleep!
>>76097158IQ is the most valid construct of probably all of psychometrics and greater male variability is something you'll find if you open up any psychology textbooks
>>76097158The way how you argue by attempting to discredit the scientists by attacking them personally seems a bit dishonest to me.
>>76097204Don't you know you have to 'source' daddy science to justify what was common sense not long ago anon?
>>76059979>SheHow far can you squirt?
>>76097204Is that screengrab real? If so, I'm worried that Joe Rogan is suffering from amnesia or dementia of some kind, because he has had Brian Cox as a guest a year ago and he explained it to him.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiI_-GLe7ZQ
>>76067678BasedTrue Chads wait out a minute without moving a piece
>>76096851>Men claim higher average scores, but I believe the difference is so small (3-5 points on average) >spouting polsciI am an actual MENSA member, 30 to 40% of the members are women (depending on country). I don't see 30 to 40% of chess players or GM's being women.Ergo it's mostly about interests and culture >inb4 b-but there's still a difference in your numbersYeah, fully accounted by the number of applicants taking IQ tests.
MENSA is a memefor example 2 years old can enter and there's a MENSA Braziland MENSA says that the country with most genius per capita is Finland, a country which has contributed pretty much nothing to humanitymeme club
>>76097062lynn IS a fraudcheck out pic relatedit's how he tabulated african IQ scores by only including very low results
>>76099043and also pic relatedsource:https://jeltewichertsdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/wichertsravenafr2010.pdfthis is a chess thread, but the poltard started it by posing lynn memes
talk to me nataliabro........
cyoafag is here now... oh no
don't worry, there is no mass dysgenics going on (without even considering the race factor)poor people are just as smart as middle class, and middle class is just as smart as rich people :)
>>76099762and conservatives are just as smart as liberals ;)
>>76099762>don't worry, there is no mass dysgenics going on (without even considering the race factor)is dysgenics the thing that occurs when a bunch of butthurt germs kill 115 average iq jews all over europe
>1880's liberal is somehow remotely similiar to 1970's liberalbut anyways, university shouldn't raise your intelligencethe fact that it does proves that IQ is flawed as fuck
chess stopped being beautiful 15 years agoit will never be beautiful againblame computers
the fact that computers can play chess so well yet make such shit ai's for other games makes me feel that chess is way simpler than we think
>>76100073why are grown ass adults dressed like this
they never grew updidn't have to
is magnus one of us? i swear he was on /sp/ earlier today (aus time)
>>76061353>Imagine how much bbc she takes each dayNone. She lives in Russia. Also, she's obsessed with Nicolas II
>for some reason everyone tries to get this trap against me on anonymous>Super easy to get an advantage with white, no above 1700 player would fall for this trap>get bored and try to "fall" for the trap>win anyway>mfwhttps://lichess.org/I3OF8VeM
>>76100582Did some streamer do videos on this or something? I've had 2 people try this trap on me recently as well
>>76100693I don't know, but a few nights ago I was playin while drunk on anonymous and had like 10 people try to do this shit against me. On rated haven't yet seen anyone actually try this
is chess fundo i get into itshould i read booksisnt the top level just white side winning?
>>76100786>is chess funYes>do i get into itsure, but if you dedicate too much time to it you're a loser imo.>should i read booksyes. Not even chess books, but books in general;>isnt the top level just white side winning?No. But there are a lot of draws in classical time control
>>76100122the one on the left makes my pp hard
>>76100786noNoNono, it's mostly draws. white has an advantage that's why they play like 12 games
>>76098558>I am an actual MENSA memberYou’re obviously not unless they’re hopping on the inclusivity train and letting anyone in these days because if you were you’d understand that my original statement that men are inherently better than women at chess on average is not analogous to the statement that men have higher IQs than women. Chess skill and IQ are not proportional in the first place, not nearly to the same degree as chess skill and a certain mental vigour and fortitude or chess skill and personality traits of hyper-competitiveness (relating back to my original point about how Carlsen should be forced to inject estrogen and watch his rating plummet) the former of which are difficult to psychometrically quantify in the first place and the latter which no one will study because it’s textbook fact by this point. Regardless, reading the internet chess community’s cope about why there isn’t a real life Beth Harmon yet to vindicate their delusional little worldviews is amusing to say the least and only highlights that intelligent people can cope just as hard, and with more self-certainty rather than just the regular appeal to authority. Polgar was 8th at her peak ranking and it’s highly unlikely there will even be a Polgar again, simply due to her upbringing if nothing else, let alone a female world champion.
>>76100693Yeah, it's become popular after the video. But idk it seems it requires some work after getting the queen.
you do know that you can study IQ tests, right?do like 5-10 at home of the same kind your MESA (not necessarily the same question) asks and suddenly you're a super genius
>>76096851>but I believe the difference is so small (3-5 points on average)That's not a small difference, it's huge deal at both tails of the distribution. You believe it's a small difference because you are just preemptively coping because in your own "science" asians tend to have 5 points more on average. I know your shit inside and out and have heard it a million times and know all the holes, contradictions and the copes >>76101401The post I was responding to directly refers to IQ and intelligence.Also your response is basically>personal attack>some schizoid human endocrinology>pop culture referrence>judit polgar
3-5 is a small difference, but it's made much worse by the distributionwomen have a similiar iq distribution to mongoloids, as in they are way more average
>>76101649>>personal attackA personal attack would be if I called your mother a cunt (which she is by the way). I simply said that if you are a part of mensa you should be able to acknowledge what I’m saying without spouting fallacious arguments left and right>>some schizoid human endocrinologywomen have much more estrogen than men which clouds reasoning and decision making to a degree enough to practically eliminate them from the highest level of chess and reduce their performance at other levels severely. What’s schizoid about this? You seem to keep finding ways to cope>>pop culture referrence>>judit polgarAre you implying either of these things wasn’t relevant?
>>76101924you don't even know what estrogen is
>>76102133by Eric Rosenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oksV18QmCwo
>>76102379i hate this degenerate his opening suggestions are garbage
>>76102422hes jewish so
>>76096851Variance is caused by genetic mutation, mutation shows more easily in males since both the x and y chromosome have no "back up" so every change counts, where in females the regular variation in one x overwrites the mutation in the other x chromosome, similar to colour blindness.
https://lichess.org/BscCg4IgzcjlActually got a Fool's Mate. I wonder if he was trying to help me along.
>>76102600What about Levy?
>>76102379i remember when his channel wasn't just twitch clips of him playing meme openingsi still like it, but i have to skip like half of the stuff he uploads.
>>76097175>embarrassingLess so than your obsession with trannies
>>76102422I am not a fan of tricky openings. But I like his style and also it helps me with some general ideas.I think books would be more useful but I am not trying to become a top player plus consider his videos a type of entertainment.
>>76102422He prefaces all his trap opening vids saying that you shouldn't use them against players who know what they're doing. Where's the problem? If he's playing seriously he doesn't use that sort of thing himself, it's just for fun.
>>76099043>>76099057Suppose that's true, then african IQ is still far below that of the average European or East asian. Looks like it averages at 80 or so judging by the spread.
>>76101649How is a difference of 3-5 points meaningful at the tails?
>>76103603>>76103387it was more of a jokei dont actually hate him
>>76103779it is indeed 80however the point is that lynn (and most of his polfag followers) claim a figure of 60 or 70 based on cherrypicked data
>>76104784Could be a reason for it.
>>76104851read the paperthere's no good reason for cherrypicking like that
>>76104884I don't want to read the paper. I'm fine with accepting that African average IQ is as high as 80.
create the new thread ?
>>76102379Ah, thank you for confirming
>>76102956Yeah I think these gay traps get the most views unfortunately. I'd love to juxtapose vids where schrantz is giving legitimate lectures to a class and is acting very professional and erudite with jewtube antics of him throwing toast and other whorish behavior Might as well be shoenice at this point