Muzychuk the Younger edition>Free online playing:https://lichess.orghttps://chess.comhttps://chess24.comhttps://www.playok.com/en/chesshttps://greenchess.nethttps://www.freechess.club/play>Tactics trainers:https://lichess.org/traininghttps://chesstempo.comhttps://blitztactics.com>run out of free match analysis on chess.com>delete your chess.com account>register on lichess.org>never look back>Explore openings:https://lichess.org/analysis#explorerhttps://www.openingtree.com/>Starter books:Soviet chess primer by Maizelis et alPlay Winning Chess by Yasser SeirawanChess Fundamentals by CapablancaComplete Idiot's Guide to Chess by Patrick WolffLogical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev>Opening Books:The Club Player's Modern Guide to Gambits by Nikolai Kalinichenko>Archived threads:https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/search/text/chess/type/op>Where to find master games:https://chessgames.com>Join the lichess team:https://lichess.org/team/vietnamese-basket-weaving-forum>>80419197
cozy feet = optimal play
>>80439795>he doesn't own sport chess crocs for summer tournamentsngmi
ggs noob loser you're one tricky customer
https://twitter.com/GothamChess/status/1417972054478016512why would the burglar know? is he implying he's famous enough to be specifically targeted for theft?
>>80440096Who keeps cash at home anymore? Do americans not have paywave?
>>80440096>unironically living in NYC
>>80440096>My place got robbed into, I sure wonder if I'm gonna get a ton of sympathy donations my next stream despite being a millionaire haha.What a typical jew
>Esipenko vs Dubov2 cute russian boys, i dont know who to root for
Just flagged a higher rated player in bullet for a draw in a totally losing position.The +1 point got me to 2200... kind of a fitting way to get to 2200 bullet I guess.
>>80440096It's just part of living in the vibrant big city haha
has Nemo fallen from grace yet?
>>80440744there's minor drama about her potentially buying norms (someone found a tournament of hers where she steamrolled 2300+ players, but lost or drew to players way lower rated than her. there were also some sketchy games where people resigned against her in winning or equal positions).
i hit my peak and then immediately dropped 81 points on chesstempo
>>80440968Imagine traveling all the way to Hungary to buy a chess tournament (players, arbiters, venue) and then you fucking retire immediately after. Some people have too much money.
>>80440968I was just wondering if there were any new developments. I haven't seen her streaming but she doesn't stream very often anyway.
what is aman's problem, why doesn't this dude fix his hair
>>80441039Pretty much the exact same thing happened to me over the last few days.I got tilted and lost the patience to calculate all the variations, and subsequently tanked 50 points
>>80441320Aman has a lengthy history of poor hair choices.
>>80441320He probably works on it for like an hour every day.The dudebro faux-chads (but actually not-so-secretly virgin pay pigs) think this metrosexual garbage is amazing, there's even a link to like, some hair care tutorial that he made. Pic related is the ideal male haircut. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.
>>80441828what? his middle picture looks very handsome here.
>>80441872wearers of the fauxhawk deserve ridicule and scorn
Then there was the beard phase. Although for this one I think he did it as some kind of bet or something related to chess tournaments. Something like no-shave until achieving something something.
tell me, why are americans so bad at chess(and other things) even though they are paying foreign mercenaries to play for them?
Trying to get better at being patient and not do anything reckless (unless it's really good) in the middle game. I'm happy with a graph like this. Just basic positioning, keeping things out of trouble, slowly inching forward, don't burn excessive time. Then for this one guy cracked first and gave me a big opening.
>>80441961He earned his first GM norm at the UNAM Chess Festival in 2012, while still a FIDE master, but did not achieve the second norm until the Reykjavik Open in April 2017. He had vowed in March 2017 to not shave his beard until he attained the GM title, resulting in a lengthy beard by the time he earned his third GM norm in December 2017.
>>80442035That was it! Thank you.
>>80442019You mean in tournaments? US chess scene is not as big as europe and asia. It's more scattered, less support, less money. Very expensive for US players to travel around.
>>80442019Bobby Fischer is the most natural born American that you can imagine.Patriotism is literally flowing in his blood.
>when you're down eight on material but you're playing a 500 who can't see M1
>>80443078Those are always nice. Although for some reason I get more satisfaction out of baiting someone in to a stalemate when I'm otherwise screwed. Those are cheer out loud moments.
>this pawn is a bit loose
Let's work an old chess problem and learn some chess problem terminology!An old puzzle >>80390087 was Polgar's No. 707, a mate in two with white to move. This one vexed me for hours, and I ruled out the checks, which led me to consider the broader question of how many possible checks a queen might have on a king, for which I made a previous composition. I only hit on the solution, or: KEY 1. Rf4 through brute force, and not through any insight. The themes of the problem are that the queen can mate using what I call her "v" structure (no, not her vagoo), and also that the key itself is UNCAPTURABLE lest the capturer wish instant checkmate.
>>80443794>mate using what I call her "v" structure (no, not her vagoo)well fuck this then I'm out
>>80443794bravo. this was the hardest one so far.
>>80439954shogi is better than western chessthat's why we should switch to CrazyHouse+960
>>80444318Also known as crazy Fischer's random house.
I'm assuming Levy was robbed by someone that knew him.
>>80444527probably whatever drug dealer's fucking the Botez sisters
>>80444543Yeah, it happened almost right after their video.
>>80444162When I was home with the parents I did the mate-in-ones to pass the time, fully setting the hook on the book, I really need to do the silly ones (300-500-ish), but clearly the quiet keys start going around 600 or so.There is a logical process, and I've self-taught the maximal queen checks. The bulk of Polgar is this mate-in-two logical process, but naturally one would like to try to learn the lessons and gain some insight. This particular problem was counter-intuitive which is why it vexed me for a while, but it involves the "v-shape" queen check structure as I call it, when the queen is adjaccent to the checked king on a rank or file. I think my backlog is 723.
lmao en passant atomic bombhttps://lichess.org/V2x1FeeH/black#64
>>80444862Post on /r/anarchychess for upboats
>>80445038First time playing 960?
So this is the power of 1500 lichess blitz...
Is there a chrome extension I can get for lichess and/or cheese.com that introduces a voice over counting down the seconds on my clock once it gets below 20? i often time out because I become completely unaware that I'm under 10 seconds.
>>80445786Check the preferences
>>80439457>I am Seriouschest. You guys will never believe meYou went from having a 51-move game against a 2k where you had 3 inaccuracies and an average of 11 centipawn loss, a 19-move game against a 2100 where you only had 4 inaccuracies and 27 centipawn loss to a game against a 1800 player who absolutely crushed you and you had a 106 centipawn loss.And your profile is full of examples just like that where you play against 2000-2200s and get like 3-4 inaccuracies at most and under 30 centipawn loss and then you get crushed by low rated playersSomething doesn't add up. Maybe stop cheating and actually play fair on your next accountexamples:https://lichess.org/VHAtNCbf/blackhttps://lichess.org/TDmatLZU/black#40https://lichess.org/mVFofQr3/black
>>80445842Not him but that shit is useless, you barely hear it when you're low on time and focused on the game
>>80445786Play long time controls, speed chess is a meme
>>80445211how do you replace the names for the gif?
>>80445939Raise the volume
>>80445996Go to analysis, copy the pgn, import it with changed names, create a gif of the imported game.
>>80446172That orange color is not doing her favors
Ahh, I want to learn chess to play with my friends but it's impossible. I just can't see hanging pieces and always blunder.Chess really is about pattern recognition
>>80446677That should be a great comfort. The human brain is easily trained for pattern recognition.
>>80446497hair dye never looks good
>>80446497>>80446760Orange-dyed hair comes from people failing to bleach their hair before dying it. Dye adds colour, blonde people can dye their hair black without bleaching, but a brown-haired person dying their hair red will only get a result resembling bloody faeces.
Blocking the check with checkmate in 2 with pawns. Shit game with a lot of blunders but was nice finish nonetheless.
>>80446677you know humans are hardwired to recognize patterns anywhere all the time.
>>80445865haha thanks will check this one out.>>80445970I prefer longer time controls but my club is running online blitz tourneys, I sometimes get timed out.
scored 133https://mensa.dk/iqtest/let me see yours /chess/
>>80446994>>80446695Pattern recognition is pure iq
>>80447494how about you post your fide rating LOL
>>80447494That test gives everyone 133 anon. You can't score lower unintentionally
>>80447553Except Hikaru lmao. He scored 102
>>80447553nahI didn't calculate the last 5, I clicked "almost" randomly so probably every time I redo this I would probably get 1 of those at the bottom right accidentally, sometime I'll get 2 of them right and sometime none; basically my IQ is anywhere between 120 and 133, as I feel I got lucky this time
Goofiest looking yet somehow still viable variation of this opening yet.
>>80447769>>80447757I'm a certified midwit who got 13 something from that test. My real IQ (tested) is a hair over 100.
>>80447494>online IQ test
>>80448322>white king starts chasing black kingI lost
I like that Wojtaszek, nice game too
Goryachkina took the pawn on c5 and it's losingcrazy
I would just resign with queen + rook vs two rooks and the bishop pair, that final position in Wojtaszek-Carlsen was stressful
Hey guys is there that weekly lichess tournament going on still? I joined up when it first started but I didn't really hang around after that.
>>80448839abolished after we found out systematic cheating
>>80448851Fuck me eh. Shoulda played when I had the chance.
>>80448839The winner was recently banned for cheating or something and was throwing a shitfit about it in the last /chess/ thread
>>80448993So assuming he's really a cheater, who is the strongest legit /chess/ player?
>>80449135the guy above all :mass replying schizo larperafter that:1.Md_rose 2.Canadacat 3. 2200+ players like Qaddafiduck, Smack_MyBishop, etc
>>80449204>2200+ players like QaddafiduckI am 2100ish blitz and my rapid is a bit lower due to playing only when drunk. Glad you think I'm strong though haha.
>>80449204Md_rose hasn't played in months, no?
Is it cheating if I use a physical board to calculate (just looking at it) during long online games? If not, is it cheating if I move the pieces on the physical board to calculate variations?
>>80449480no. i've seen people streaming do exactly that a lot of times and not get banned.> is it cheating if I move the pieces on the physical board to calculate variations?yes
>>80449480>1. Cheating. We define this as using any external assistance to strengthen your knowledge and, or, calculation ability to gain an unfair advantage over your opponent. Some examples would include computer engine assistance, opening books (except for correspondence games), endgame tablebases, and asking another player for help, although these aren’t the only things we would consider cheating.That's from the Lichess Terms of Service. I don't think having a physical board beside you is cheating, based on this definition. However, moving the pieces might be (excluding correspondence games, where you get an analysis board). I don't think they'd ever catch you, though. And if you were playing against me, I wouldn't really care if you did move pieces on a physical board.
>>80449480this is what got seriouschest banned anon, don't do it
>>80448322>this post is extremely low quality
>>80448322Ahhhh the chad Kádas Opening
Ben Finegold is so fucking cool bros
need to stop playing pawn sacs when i have nothing concrete in return
>>80446607Whats the rating this puzzle?
Sup all you fags who didn't believe me.https://lichess.org/@/SeriousChest
>>80449999It's right there on the page anon...
>>80450181I was surprised that you got flagged. Glad to see them reverse their error.
>>80450181i never doubted you anon
>>80450181I believed you, but it's 4chan so of course eveyone's gonna troll you
>>80449480Technically yes but that's about as passive a cheat as it gets. Arrows do essentially the same thing and those are allowed online.
>>80450181Nice! Glad you're back
For some reason I tend to play better on a real board, making less blunders than on computer. And on my computer I play better than on my phone. Are there any decent physical boards for classic games on lichess?
>>80450707The DGT board works with lichess
>>80450729Sorry anon, I forgot to say "cheap"
>>80450181Congrats on not cheating!
>>80450751get good at electronics and make one yourselfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJqjMlebuHc
>>80446497>>80446760>>80446817>imblying you wouldn't
>>80450707>>80450805That might be a fun project. To anon who asked, as long as it isn't blitz you can just manually enter the moves on lichess and put them on your physical board. I do this sometimes for otb practice. It's not as much of a hassle as you might think.
>>80450751Define cheap because I'm almost sure that you won't find anything decent below 300 bucks...>>80450805Shit I might actually try this myself. Lichess has it's own API so it should be pretty easy to make this work with the site
>>80450805Well I'm studying EE so that was my first thought, if I had the time right now. It can't be that hard>>8045088450 bucks
>>80450181please forgive us senpai
Where find okay otb board: first check ebay. If nothing there, go to a chess specific online shop. NOT amazon. Chess shops are more careful about quality control onbthe products they sell. Your standard club set (weighted) is inexpensive and good enough. If you want nice wood set it's going to be $$$. Smaller wood travel sets aren't quite as $$$ so if you're okay with a smaller size those are an option.
oh no bros...
>>80450181How exactly do they determine that a flag was a false positive? What human interpretation of the data would override the algorithm's interpretation? Is it just like, "hmm yeah a human could have found these moves I guess" or what
>>80450980Anybody knows a decent shop in Europe where I can buy a DGT board (the non electronic one)? I found a bunch of sites but most of them look kinda sketchy
>>80450932You can get a $12 plastic set on amazon. There's no reason to get wood or big boards unless you're going to get a nice one for luxury aesthetic purposes
>>8045111312$ for a board that can be used with lichess?
>>80451136Yep, just input the move to the screen after you move it on the board :)
>>80451081Idk, they didn't offer any explanations on either side, not what I was accused of nor what exonerated me.
oh yahthe tournamentthe 4chan chess tournament I was supposed to makethat tournamentright
>>80451113Don't do the amazon cheapie. I made that mistake before. Finish on the pieces was awful; molding flash, felt on the bottoms loose or off center, board reaked of chemical smell. I sent it back and bought one from a chess shop. Much better.
took me pretty long even though there's not many possible moves. the fact that some polgar mates take 5 seconds while some take 15+ minutes makes it pretty hard to grind them consistently
>>80451136>>80451213This is the one I bought and it's pretty nice.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0848DSPH9?utm_source=Site
>>80451240How is the "booklet for chess learning and training"?
>>80451273It's just a little booklet with some various puzzles from famous games plus some sheets for recording your games.
>>80451227You could make almost literally any move and it's still winning so this puzzle sucks. Just Rxa6, exchange off the knight for the other rook, your pawns are going home
>>80451344it's a mate in 2 puzzle
>>80451353Oh, then it should be obvious that Rxb6 is the only forcing move that could cause mate in 2.
There will be uhhhh 10+5 rapid tournament this Sunday at 16:00 GMTPW: JeromeGambitOPBe there or may you forever miss mate in 1
>>80451227I'm 1400 lichess and I found rxb6 in 3 minutes.
>>80439631https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2xNlzsnPCQDoes this actually work?
>>80451227Rxb6, if pawn takes Rxa6#, if knight moves Rb8#
>>80451437>trap openingsyou'll get one or two people that fall for them but lose most of your games (especially if you're higher rated)
>>80451437>black responds with the scandinavian defense, queen's pawn to d5>this is black's first mistake, and the game is already over for himkek
>>80451437I recommend a Depleted Uranium round over an ICBM, less explosive damage, you're more likely to survive to call the judge on his ass for getting his entrails all over the board.
>>80451437>Text-to-speech narrator>Indian accent >Gambit tutorialYup.
>>80451411Time to crash the scene
>>80451240I got the even cheaper $15 one. That's the one to avoid. Good to know your set is decent.
>>80450181Not only has lichess never refunded me rating in the thousands of games I've played, but then they ban people who aren't cheating lmao
>>80451578The Mumbai Surprise.
>>80451635Yah, the board is bigger than I expected and the pieces have a nice weight to them.
>>80451240>$36You got rolled. Shit's like $11 when I last bought some.
>>80451723>$25god damn it must suck to be poor
>tutorial video>ancient chess program on screen>indian accentNope.
>>804484582 bishops and 2 rooks... just reach the time bump, get a coffee and crush that norvegian
https://youtu.be/XE8nv45FpsUTold you all these guys were the biggest Jews on twitch
the computer considers this a draw even though I'm down a piece. black was winning if he didn't take bxa2.
>>80451968Well you can trap that bishop so that'll even it up.
>>80451956They beg constantly for donations, but I find it hard to begrudge them for that. Idiots get suckered in and give tons and tons of money. The point of Twitch is to whore yourself out, so I don't blame them for doing it effectively. Plus, Chessbrahs got me back into chess when I was in uni. I watched Eric do his boiler rooms and was in awe of how good he was.
>>80451968Is that 0.0? It might be a perpetual, though I have no clue how.
>>80452053I don't blame them for fleecing their dumb viewers, but I also find it really tacky and when they go overboard I switch streams because of how tacky it all is.
>>80452074At least they're upfront about how much of a scam the whole thing is.
>>80452050trapping the bishop is losing apparently.following the engine's top moves it just ends up with slow maneuvering, trading off the white bishops, and then the black queen being forced to perpetual check the white king, as any other move is losing.very strange.
>>80452074It is pretty painful when they just sit there and wait for donations before doing anything. And their collabs are pretty obnoxious too. I mostly just watch when they're playing other GMs in blitz or bullet.
>>80451736Why are you so smug about wasting money lmaotytdm
>>80452118idk it's just that this particular video seemed like the biggest scam. he was not playing a certain move on purpose so that the guy's every single move would be a blunder.
>>80452053I miss the classic boiler rooms, better content than the modern videos aimed at extreme casuals.Watching Aman as hiimgosu jump into a bullet arena and wreck everyone was very entertaining.He also had less of a happy goof persona back then, he was more serious and competitive.Kinda sad how Eric turned him into a twitch clown
Another game with the pawn sac against the French. I had analyzed this opening and was in book up to move 18. 5+3 blitzhttps://lichess.org/90mUkzdr/white
>>80452274>up to move 18chess is dead
>>80452159I just finished watching the video. That was brutal. However, it's immoral to let a sucker keep his money.
is "Nc3" a move or is "Nc3 Nc6" a moveif the latter, what do I call just "Nc3"
>>80452366Nc3 is called either a half-move or a ply. Nowadays they call it a ply because of the influence of chess engines.
>>80451956Do good people even play chess?
>>80452585only on longer time controlsthose who play bullet are psycho
>>80450181we'll keep trolling you for a month
>play boolet for funmy normal play suffers and my puzzle ratings drops by around 200 points>play and train for longer time controlsmy boolet skill drops and whenever I try to play faster time controls for fun I get flagged mercilessly and tilt to no end thus ruining my funwhy am I like this?
>>80450181what did you do, send lichess money to bribe them?
>>80453230Nope, just walked God's path.
>>80453206same here, anon. just made a resolution to myself to drop bullet for a while for my own good, only hurts my actual chess and also drives me to tilt completely out of my mind. I’ll probably go back to it eventually like the dumb junkie I am though
>>80453206That is normal. Boolet is opening theory knowledge, fast pattern recognition, end game knowledge and gut feel. Playing it a lot will make your calculation ability rusty. Doing moves because they seem like they're fine, probably, is less and less effective the longer the time control gets. If you have time you want to be sure a move is good because you calculated the various outcomes before playing it.
wtf, why was Sam Sevian eliminated twice?
>>80453469Bullet tilt is brutal>lose>FUCK. Go again.>lose>FUCK. AGAIN.>lose>FUCK THIS I'LL PLAY A RAPID>still playing bullet speed because you're still in bullet mode>lose bad>FUCK
>>80453518nvm, bok lost that match
I'm so bad at attacking, my advantage always fizzles out after a while. Still won but the engine said it was equal at one point...
>>80441834Control your buzzword salad, faggot.
>>80453787How about I fuck your sister instead
you ever have one of those chess games that makes you a bit proud of yourself? I'm sure I would've threw this game before, but I feel like I handled this awkward position very smoothly
>>80453761>I'm so bad at attacking, my advantage always fizzles out after a whilethat's usually what happens when you try to attack when there isn't one.
>>80453887If i hang something and allow an attack, get in to the kind of awful positions i got near every game as a total beginner, see the attack has no legs and there is no continuation, their queen is very close to being trapped, it feels good. Successful defense is more satisfying to me than a successful attack. Each piece that retreats away is a small victory.
I only watch chessbrahs when it's Eric playing something serious like titled tuesday. Aman is cringe, their lessons are cringe, and anything where they play lower rated people is extremely cringe.
>>80454100There was though.
>play 1 game>win>stop playing because afraid to lose eloi hate iti know elo is just an abstraction of skill and losing is normal and learning is more important than winning but i'm still a slave to the number at least for nowanyone have any tips to help get over the fear of losing elo
>>80454566impostor syndrome. the cure: lose a significant amount of elo, then keep playing in the lower brackets until you earn enough self-respect to climb the ladder again.
>>80454566I'm exactly the same. I play 1 game per day because I'm scared to change my rating too much.
>>80454566Start playing irl and then you will think online elo is silly compared to real elo
>>80455512I wish I could play chess irl, but everybody in my state is a faggot.>vaccine available>governor's restriction orders lifted>still no in person meetings because of the (((pandemic)))
Had a nice game, was happy I found Qc3, the engine really liked it.
>>80440096He’s going to be dead soon from the vax anyways
>>80448322This is some deep retard lore
>>80457110those are under 12 lolis playing
>>80454566if you play infrequently to keep your rating near a local max it will hurt you long-term compared to if you played more games and got more practice, play for your elo in 6 months not your elo today
https://www.twitch.tv/chessPogchamps not enough apparently, they're making more and more of these things with complete randoms
>>80457368who are these people
>>80457479I've no fucking clue who any of them are. ANd the ratings are worse than pogchamps, everyone is like 50 elo or something, they couldn't give fewer fucks.
>>80457368>>80457479>>80457499It's a tournament that involves players from the fighting game community and the YouTube/Twitch anime/weeb community. I only know if it because one of the players involved is a YouTube VTuber.And yeah, most (if not all) are super low rated beginners. The VTuber I follow has only had one coaching session (from Cramling).
apparently people are complete shit at finding queen mateshttps://lichess.org/training/m7oDG
>>80457479>you have not unlocked kizziekay310 yet
>>80457550I remember they also did this thing with Cramling before which was pretty bad.The problem is the communities of these games are tiny, and the commentary is always really meh.
>>80457567what the fuck are these puzzleshttps://lichess.org/training/v66vr
Ok /chess/, heres a tricky one. White is very winning in this position already, but find the most forcing winning move in the position for white. Stockfish originally doesn't see this move then after it thinks at greater depth it rockets this move past all the alternatives, I was proud cause I actually played it in game.Answer: Ba6! >>80450181/chess/ is saved, the anti-cheating schizo eternally BTFO.
>>80457567This one likely has a lot of incorrect attempts because you have three checks and it takes some calculating to figure out that only one of them leads to mate. The other two lose all advantage white had. The thing I got stuck on was that if king moves to d6, you have Rc6#.
Which channel actually goes through most of the world cup games? chesscom only looks at like, 5 games over and over.
>>80457618Okay now this one I have no idea why it's so high rated. That is pretty basic and straightforward.
>>80457578These tournaments would be kind of interesting if the participants were raw beginners genuinely trying their best to improve a few weeks before the tournament. Just giving some 400-600s who don't give a shit about the game one or two meme lessons and then laughing about them being bad is fucking boring.
Looking over this morning's results now. Lots of draws in the round of 16. Sam Shankland got a win over the guy who knocked out Caruana. Gory lost first game to Stefanova. That's about it for notable results today.
>>80457691i remember. sick move specially in a 3 minutes game.
>>80457479oh shit kizzie played again and I missed it? Fuck. He's an awesome Guilty Gear player.
>>80457550Oh damn I thought it was Anna Rudolph. Kizzie was just referring to "Anna".
fuck off /chess/ you are all so stupid
>>80458701fuck you you surely are the fat
I just had 14 centipawn loss on a 40 moves game, my opponent blundered a bishop in the middlegame btw, after what happened to seriouschest i'm getting nervous i may get banned
>>80458991backstory on seriouschest?
>>80459184The highest-rated player who plays in the weekly tournaments (~2300 Lichess). He got flagged for cheating and posted about it in a previous thread. Various anons were calling him a cheater and going through his games to try to find evidence. He appealed the ban and got a message from Lichess stating that they made a mistake and that he was a false positive.
>>80450707>For some reason I tend to play better on a real board, making less blunders than on computer.Sam Shankland said on stream that he can calculate much better on a real board, slightly worse blindfolded, and even worse still on a computer 2d screen.
>>80459348>sam shankland when he gets into a complicated position playing online
Got an interview in 2 weeks for a cyber role in the govt. What do I say I've been doing for the past year of unemployment? (I've just been playing chess)
>>80459457What's wrong with telling the truth and saying you spent the entire time slobby around the house in your pajamas playing chess and jerking off to anime?
>>80459511That kind of behavior is frowned upon so I'd rather lie to get in the door first.
>>80459522Say you spent time learning and researching new cyber stuff to add to your skills on your own.
>>80459457fending off attacks from russians and iranians
Are there any openings that seem very popular at your club? At mine for instance, everyone and their mum plays the slav against d4. Sometimes the stronger players absolutely BTFO me with theory as in pic related.>>80459595More like chinese and indonesians here.
>Worse position>Your opponent has left the game you can claim victory in 10 seconds>Spam clicks the claim victory button before it even appears.
>>80459457if you beat the interviewer in a blindfold game you'll be hired instantly
>>80459619>Are there any openings that seem very popular at your club? At mine for instance, everyone and their mum plays the slav against d4. The colle for some reason. I haven't figured out why. There's also a man who only plays KIA, KID, and Pirc.
>>80452159to be fair chicken_pants is a pretty big donor, he's dropped 100-sub bombs on stream so i don't think 60 is gonna break the bank. but yeah the video does not look good for aman
>>80453615Yup. Not even once.
>>80458692No one said chess makes you smart. In fact if you ask any chess player they'll say they're retarded because self-critical introspection is necessary to get better.
>>80459988You're right, if anything playing chess makes you realise how stupid you are.
90% of /chess/ would lose/draw this endgame as white.
>>80460095e5 ez win
>>80460123e5 loses to king c7
>>80447494Thought I had dyslexia for a moment
>>80457142Where do I find more lolis
>>80458003>Lots of draws in the round of 16Armageddon is coming again
>>80450181How much did you pay them cheater
>>80460284>>>/b/loliand you never came back here, deal?
>>80460342I like finding lolis in an unexpected context so I'll stay here.
Rolled 2, 1 = 3 (2d6)test
>>80460401I'm afraid you have failed
kinda proud not gonna lie
Is Go actually more complex than chess or is it just because of the larger board? I.e. if Go were played on an 8x8 would there still be a greater number of possible positions? I googled this and couldn't find an answer.
>>80461284How retarded can you be that google didn't give an answer? Go is solved, chess isn't.
>>80461346>Go is solved?Huh?
>>80461405It is I solved it.
>>80461055Did you encounter any cheaters in classical? And what time control did you play mostly, 30+20 or 30+0?
>>80461633Cheaters have been very rare so far, and they were quickly banhammered by lichess. Matchmaking is starting to get long though. I play 30+20, 30+0 seems weird to me, you might as well eliminate time trouble in such a long controlA tip: even now I find a lot of impatient blitzbrains that rush moves in classical. And others that somehow get in time trouble. The secret is to keep cool and don't rush at all times, blunder check a lot, relax and calculate at leisure. People crack from anxiety and bad time management a lot
>>80457738FIDE channel goes through them all.
>>80461753Finding 30+20 games takes me absolutely forever otherwise I'd play it over 15+10.
>>80461753Yeah 30+0 is basically the same thing as 15+10.
Here she is on Danny Renschs casting couch
>>80461900So she's using those grandma glasses because she's too hot?
chances of becoming as good as her mom?https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=anna%20cramling
>>80439631WASTE OF BRAIN POWER FUCKING GAME, DOESN'T TRANSLATE TO ANY SKILLS IN THE JOB MARKET FUCKING GAME, FUCKING BOURGEOISIE FUCKING GAME, FUCKING MEMORIZE FUCKING OPENINGS TO GET TO 2000 RATING FUCKING GAME.
>>80462364I'm sorry you suck at chess
>>80462338wow, is that his daughter? she looks hot.
>>80439631>women chess players
Which female GMs have cute feet?
>>80463133judging by the hands, I guess Sarasadat
>>80462338you just know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RguzLPaKLwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUWPm3clfcRound 4.Goryachkina actually lost yesterday so she have to win this game or she's out. That would be the biggest upset probably.
>>80463668>Kb6Correct, and after Kc8 only one move for white wins.
>>80463814My thought was to get my king blocking black's only loner pawn, but now other than thinking I need to move one of my pawns I'm not sure.f4? to prevent the 6th rank pawns from moving
>>80463907Nup, after Kc8 you need to play h4, which eventually forces black into zugzwang. If you're not careful with move order, white can be forced into zugzwang.
>>80463907>>80460095i think e5 should be the wayon f4 black goes e5,and whether you take e5 or not black king can just go back to d7, i think the idea is to get a passer that's too far out of reach of the black king and that would be in either the g or h file.i could be wrong though
>>80464008i just put the position in the analysis board. e5 gave me a drawn position.also h4 only wins by a miracle. it has little to do with tactics. in some variations i see are, black either queens first and gets mated. or white queens first with check. and those variations are about 9 moves deep.i doube even would know the answer here.
>>80464072even GM* would knowcan't type
>>80464072Sorry I meant in the original position before Kb6, if white plays e5 it loses, not after Kb6 Kc8.
In this position I played an incredibly based move. 1...Nf4!The knight is unprotected but can't be taken, the rook is unprotected but can't be taken, the knight controls h5 so the rook can't check, and black threatens a mate that is difficult to defend.
>>80463987Gotcha. I knew the only way to win was to force black to make the first bad move. f4 and h4 looked equally good at accomplishing that, but I wasn't going to bother calculating into the double digits to try to figure it out so I picked f4 since it defended more squares.
>>80464357That's a sweet move
>>80464357>if Qxd8 or Rxf4Qg2#>if Rh5+Nxh5, Qe2, Qg2+, Qxg2, Bxg2+, Kxg2, Rxd2+ with a ridiculous material advantage and an ez winFucking chad move. Does it register as a brilliant move?
america has 6 players in the top 3510 players in the top 100most were born in the '90s or 2000. yeah i'd say things are looking pretty good for us compared to other countriesrussia's current claim to fame is that they were able to rig the WC but nepo is probably gonna' get crushed
>>80464500>america has 6 players in the top 35>10 players in the top 100most of them are imports, no?
>>80464500Nepo will win.
>>80464459unfortunately I played it on lichess so I don't know. They don't give positive reinforcement like that :-(
ChessQueen has this
>>80464500I really doubt Nepo will get crushed. Carlsen hasn't crushed anyone in the world championship since one of the matches against Anand, but even that is debatably a crush.Likely the match will go to tiebreaks again or a player will win classical by 0.5 or 1 point.
>>80464555>>80464594I believe in him too desu.
>>80464500>10 players in the top 100Poaching talent from countries that are shitholes also because of your policies qualifies in the amerimutt's mind as "having 10 players in the top 100".Shankland is probably the only top player who's actually American
>>80464672Wasn't Hikaru born in US?
>>80464680fabi was too
>>80464680Hikaru was born in Japan, but he was a US citizen from birth since his mother is American. He's been living in the US since he was 2 years old, so he's not really a case of "poaching talent".
>>80464680Hikaru Nakamura was born in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Isn't a lichess a female reanimated corpse?