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Lewis edition

>Free online playing:
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>>81667329
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US Chess Championship Round 7 about to start

https://www.twitch.tv/stlchessclub

https://lichess.org/broadcast/us-championship-2021/round-7/lmoNOj77

https://lichess.org/broadcast/us-womens-championship-2021/round-7/gVXG37AX

Fabi v Robson today
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Naroditsky already entering meme territory on move 3
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I'm not that familiar with e4 lines, but this can't be a totally sound move, right? Danya is going into meme territory again
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The board themes on Lichess suck. Suck! I'm using the "blue" theme (top left in list), best of a shitty selection imo.
Some of the themes have uneven brightness across the board, or a weird blurry texture in the squares.
What theme are you using? Are you using a custom with userstyles?
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>>81713730
>>81713750
>schliemann
>meme
Fucking normies get off my board.
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>>81713800
dunno if id call it meme but its offbeat for a tournament like this. seems like thats been his m.o. all tournament
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>>81713790
i like the default beige
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anyone watching TI?
i know there's a couple dotards here
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>mess up opening a bit
>manage to get somewhat equal pawn engame with bishop vs knight and some better pass pawn potential
>computer claims all the moves that i believed won me the endgame were blunders
I hate stockfish
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>>81714169
>I hate stockfish
then go to Vicenza and EAT IT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baccal%C3%A0_alla_vicentina
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>>81713624
>taking out all the other chess sites under free online playing except coolmathgames
bold, based, etc
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>>81713790
I like always use monotone black/grey/white themes.
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>>81714169
Stockfish is very strict about endgame accuracy. Pretty common to have a smooth-ish line in opening and mid game, then seismograph endgame if it's not already completely winning for one side or dead draw. Particularly so in rook vs rook endgames where shit gets very tricky and correct moves not always obvious.
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>mentally dominates boomers
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>>81713790
I am the only poster here who likes this theming
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>>81714592
yuck
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>>81714638
what did he mean by this
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>>81714592
i don't exactly get the hate for that setup either, anon, although i prefer my board cozy
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>>81714592
I only like green and white on roll up vinyl boards.
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What's the most satisfying tactic to land in your opinion? Nothing like a good discovered check for me.
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>>81714908
Checkmate in 1
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>>81714908
deflection sacs that lead to mate / winning more material
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>>81714908
Double check. Bishop sac with check to move king away from defense of the queen on the back rank is also a favorite.
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>>81714908
A windmill
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holy fuck, dominguez is down to 23 minutes and it's only move 12
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>>81713790
I like the colors on this one, but prefer Merida for the pieces
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>>81714908
For me it's a combination of several different motifs.
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>>81714592
3/10
>>81714893
8/10
>>81715191
4/10

I'm going with 5/10 is average.
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>>81715188
Schliemann haters eternally btfo.
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>>81714908
Pinning the queen to the king
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>>81715359
this shit's great
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>>81714592
Normally I prefer minimalism, but I’ve been really enjoying my chess set and board theme lately
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Probably my best game yet, almost ever move was a brutal assault.

He just cramped himself in that corner and let me set up perfectly.
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>>81714908
Something like pic related
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>>81715687
>chess.cum
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>>81713854
he deserves it for playing the memeidor defense
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>>81715702
Very nice. I have never managed anything like that in a game. Only puzzles.
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>>81714908
I’ve always been a big sucker for sacrificial tactics where you throw away materially important pieces to open up killer blows for what you have left, classic stuff like >>81715702 or that one mate (Damiano’s?) where in some variations you sacrifice both rooks to clear the way for your queen to deliver mate, though that one’s less elegant and more butchery it’s still always fun.
The single most satisfying tactical sequence I had was something I posted here before from a 3+0 game, I still think it’s really sick and a great combination of two of my favorite tactical ideas: Sacrificing the queen to remove a crucial guard, leading to R+N mate. Technically best is to not take the queen but it’s still mate shortly after, just less cool. My opponent took the queen though so I got to play the fun one.
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>>81716267
I would be so pissed if i lost to that. That is throwing things across the room tier.
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>>81713624
just noticed a broken link in the books pastebin; sorry for my incompetence; I'll fix it in the next thread
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>>81714908
Really enjoy the interference ones, mostly because my opponents seem to be much more surprised by them then other tactical shots. Especially otb
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Best Knight Sacrifice Ever

It's too bad I'm not actually good at this game, otherwise I would have grabbed the rook with the bishop as soon as it moved
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>>81716602
Being 'good' is an endless climb.
>git gud online
>yeah but you don't have a title
>git FM
>yeah but you're not an IM
>finally get GM
>yeah but you never won a major tournament
>win tournament
>yeah but you never won candidates
>win candidates
>yeah but you didn't win the world champs
Always gonna be a shitter. Even,
>win world champs at one point
>yeah but you're not world champ anymore
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Should I transition so that I can try for the WFM title?
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>>81716771
WFM(male)
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>>81716771
Just wear some lipstick and a dress and tell them you don't have to conform to societies expectations about femininity. No need to actually transition(unless you wanna in which case kys)
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>>81716726
you forgot
>yeah you're world champ but you cant beat stockfish
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>>81716726
I unironically used to thinks that 1800 lichess rapid shitters were good.
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>>81716826
Now I'm imagining Finegold wearing heels and a floral dress.
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>>81716771
>WFM
What's the criteria for that anyway? 1500 fide?
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>>81717682
2100

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIDE_titles
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>>81716883
I can't tell if the ratings are being inflated or I'm just realizing how shit people are now that I've reached their level.
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>>81716826
reminder to scream slurs and spit on troons when you become women's world champion
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really dont understand what these kids are doing sometimes
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>>81718711
wtf is this shit. post game
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>>81718725
coolmathgames doesnt give you pgn does it
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>>81718731
I have no idea, I've not used coolmathgames yet
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>>81718005
Every time I break local plateau and climb 150 or 200 points or whatever I remain mildly surprised that this new bunch doesn't seem to be any better than the bunch I was playing against before at the lower rating. I only notice the difference if I play people about 300+ points above or below my current.
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>>81718711
It looks cool.
>>81718738
You should. At night you can flip a coin whether you get somebody playing 1800+ strength or 300 strength.
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one of the cleanest attacks I've ever had (not counting the blunder).
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>>81718872
I just tried it, I think I did bully a 400 or so lol
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>>81719039
lol yeah. If it was all kids it wouldn't be that fun to me. The fun part is when you randomly wind up playing deep in to theory against somebody very good mixed in with the kids. Oddly enough the stronger players I have encountered there did not give me any engine (cheating) vibes. Not like the anon pool on lichess does, frequently.
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>>81719130
just had someone block a bishop check with a queen in the first 7 moves so its certainly a sincere place if nothing else
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redditors are playing chess
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>>81719377
You are a redditor.
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>>81719421
there are those who have reddit accounts, and those who are redditors
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New highscore :))) got rekt by pawn endgame at the end
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>>81719130
I've never played someone on lichess anon who I thought was cheating. That probably just means I don't notice when people are cheating but also it doesn't make any sense to me. why would someone even cheat if they were playing anon, that's gotta be the most pointless thing in existence.
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>>81719799
Nice job. I haven't been able to crack 45 yet.
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>>81719957
Anon pool is perfect way to practice your cheating so you've got everything running smooth for rated games.
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hey :)

I’m pretty new to chess and have a question, after an opening like say:

e4 e5
Bb5 (or a similar move later on)

I see a lot of people saying that this is a good move and I understand that it pins the Black d pawn on the queen, but I always feel like after

… c6
Ba4, b5

that I haven’t actually accomplished anything and have just fed Black free pawn development moves while I waste mine repositioning my bishop

is this true? or am I just an idiot
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>>81720059
Yes you're wasting time moving your bishop. You either do it to bait C6 or wait until you're pinning the knight, pinning a pawn's fucking pointless when you can just be attacked by pawns.
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>>81720059
>e4 e5
>Bb5 (or a similar move later on)
Yeah that's just bad, don't do that. Usually if you're moving your bishop out like that to pin something it should be after they've developed a knight, and you are pinning that knight. The Ruy Lopez is a good example of that.
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>>81720059
e4 e5 Bb5 is the Portguese opening and it's crappy as white just lets black equalize right away without any trouble. Black shouldn't play b5 at the end of that though. d5 is much better.

However, if you add a couple knights coming out first you have the Ruy Lopez. Pic related starting position. That is a very good and very theory heavy opening.
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Bros I think I might experiment with playing the Philidor while listening to Philidor.
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>>81720173
Solid
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>>81720173
You mean the BLACK LION of course
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>>81720059
2. Bb5 is just bad
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 (the ruy lopez) is good though. it threatens to win the e pawn (not immediately, but after white defends e4) with Bxc6 Nxe5. The threat of this requires black to make some kind of concession, like a6 and b5 (not losing time since black also wastes some moves. this also leaves the bishop on an excellent diagonal), which can later be attacked with moves like a4, or d6, which is just kind of passive most of the time. white also is usually able to get c3 and d4 in, getting a large center that can be difficult to play against.
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>>81720209
STOP TRYING TO GET ME TO BUY YOUR SHTEWPID DVD
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>>81719377
>Lichess shadowbans
Fuck me, is this real? That's one of the worst moderation mechanics ever, damnit. Chesscom chat moderation is the most draconian I've ever seen too. Can't talk shit in this game. I know grandpas and stuff play chess, and I try to be nice, but come on.
>>81719460
Different anon here, but I recommend you divest from reddit even as a source of amusement/observation/peoplewatching. I used to spend a good deal of time actively trolling on there and I got pretty good at it - I was able to disguise myself as an earnest commentator just enough that people kept replying, while winding them up as much as I could. I'd laugh at some of them and feel contempt for others, and thought I was just having fun fucking with their stupid website. But over time I had my own cliched Nietzsche abyss moment, because the site was affecting me too. My own thoughts and emotions were exposed too - I was INTERACTING with these people, and interactions are bidirectional regardless of any ironic detachment. An exchange would stick with me imperceptibly for the rest of the day. A contemptible opinion I saw would color my mood. Realizing that I shouldn't permit r*ddit users to affect my mental state at all, I left the site.
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had enough of these goat fuckers
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This was a fun checkmate. Computer says my attack was dubious but apparently rooks on the 7th in blitz is pretty good.
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>>81720377
pls explain to me the reasoning behind your light square bishop's fantastic journey in the opening there
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>>81720278
I know this is a joke report but I actually came here to say I submitted one and will probably get banned because I was so aggressive in the report. I didn't cuss at them or anything but I was like, I have never been more certain that I was playing a cheat in my life, my identically rated opponent so thoroughly outclassed me in a Caro (in which I'm unironically an expert) that I could do nothing but make temper tantrum nothing moves and token efforts to delay inevitable mate. Post game report confirms he played like an engine and the graph was nothing but white. He never made one inaccuracy or anything. Paused between every move even when the move was obvious. So I said in my report, there is no chance if your technology or staff has any competence whatsoever that he'll make it through unscathed. But since you've literally never responded to one of my reports in years (more than several of which HAD to be cheats; it's just odds), I have 0 expectations. Fully expect some catty redditor to ban me, maybe even Thibault himself.
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>>81720486
i sympathize with whatever it is you have to say since you responded to me but im not reading that srry... go you tho
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>>81720494
I thought of it because when I saw your post I thought they might ban you for racism lol.
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>>81720623
arabs are like the one race you can be racist against as long as its not public. but between actual people literally nobody likes a goat fucker. im a leftist, literally far left so i move in those circles and when the taliban took over again all my black sqaure virtue signaling aquaintances had a lot to say in group chat (but they would kill themselves if people find out). if you dont have those insane people on your side youve got no one. so anyway, i doubt it
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>>81713624
That guy biting the shield looks hilarious
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>>81720796
he's my favorite
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>>81715209

what about chess.com boards? post yours
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I got this nice mate at 1650 blitz on chess.com. It is forced mate on any move after rc1+ apparently. I thought I was getting legal's mate so I played Nxe5... It was the best move anyway.
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>loudly yawn occasionally
>loudly eat and drink
>offer a draw after the first move
>offer a draw when delivering checkmate
>offer a draw in a clearly lost position
>adjust pieces after every move
>whisper moves to yourself
>snicker after your opponent plays a normal move
>ask your opponent if he was adjusting after he blunders
>pretend to think deeply about an obvious move
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>>81721597
I'm calling the arbiter on you!!
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>>81721589
Satisfying.
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>>81718711
You're closest to 300 rating so you tell us.
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>>81721597
>snicker after your opponent plays a normal move
You could definitely get away with this occasionally in a tournament.
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Didn't go a single loss today without telling my opponent to kill themselves. Of course it's not their fault I played poorly and lost but in the moment...
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>>81721749
big baby, gg ez
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Excuse me dear sirs *tips fedora*, doth this general not do arenas anymore? It doth appear to mine most humble eye *gargles Dorito saliva* that the only event on our shhedule (if you please) is some meme ass bullshit Shanzi wall faggotry! The fuck happened to regular ass Blitz arenas in this joint? What time I tested my mettle against hella crackas? Why is there only meme bullshit with no attendance? I daresay the quality of this conglomerate has declined precipitously. O say it ain't so!
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>>81721749
you're probably shadow muted and they didn't see it... speaking from very deep experience
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mfw breaking 2100 blitz provisionally and now I have to maintain it
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>>81721807
fag
low attendance --> low energy to organize -->low attendance
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Yay queen sac mate. The most bog standard of sac mates but still, I haven't got one of these in a game in a looooong time. In non-cool maths games people will make space for the king at even the faintest hint of back rank trouble.
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didn't even realize rxf7 was a move.
my opponent hung an entire piece early (Bd2 after Bb4 in the four knights scotch) in the game but I gave it back (for a pawn) because it looked like he had counter play with like qxg7 etc and now this is what I get.
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>>81722236
Just drill endgame stuff until it becomes automatic to see these things.
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>>81722236
By the way, after Rxg7 white can play Rd8+ to deflect your king but it's a blunder. After the rooks are captured your h pawn cannot be stopped.
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>>81722381
>Rxg7
f7
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sending such messages and introducing myself to lichess dot org
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>>81722584
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>>81721597
>randomly append ?? to my opponent's moves while filling out the scoresheet
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>>81721597
>be black
>enter the playing hall with your whole squad
>they meanmug ur opponent all game
>every time u make a move they nod and go "uh huh!" rub their hands like birdman
>"let that fuck nigga know!" and other such declarations of support ring out from time to time
>ur opponent is 11 years old
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I am once again playing the King's Gambit (for the first time in years)
https://lichess.org/9WaNjdmO/white

this was an extremely enjoyable game, I might have to play this more often
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>>81722901
pretty clean, anon

it always feels good to have been studying an opening and then to get it right on a real opponent and win. pic related is a Caro-Kann i just played.
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>>81722936
welcome to the caro gang, and gg
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>>81722936
If you pair a capable Queen's Gambit (as white) with your Caro you'll climb out of 1400 *real* fast.
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>>81722901
>play King's Gambit
>opponents think they can just play a mirrored Slav Defense
>take on e4, they take back
>bring my Queen to h5
>chaos ensues
is the King's Gambit THE meme opening of our time?
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>>81723009
*take e5, not e4
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>>81722962
glad to be a Caro Chad, i play that and the Dutch when i'm black. as white i'm a danish gambit/scotch game player. i'm trying to add the queen's gambit into my repertoire though.

>>81722989
i'm currently trying to climb up to 1100 on chess.com and i haven't really been focusing on lichess too much. Queen's Gambit is something i definitely want to be able to play.
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>>81723009
Never gets old. My favorite is taking the e pawn with my knight when they play 2..f6, can't help themselves. ooo free knight!
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Kek this jew is the only chess-streamer I can bear to watch.
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I've decided to stop trusting anonymous strangers on the internet and instead to find out the difference between chess.com and lichess ratings on my own. I'm going to grind up my ancient chess.com account and report my findings
t. 1900 rapid litard
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Can't we just reopen the lichess group? It's still flooded by the retards tournaments and I have no idea which one is the real deal.
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>>81719957
I always analyse afterwards with lichess engine. Basically nobody cheats in the anonymous pool nor correspondence games. Even guys who roflstomp me make the most comical blunders I just miss in the game.
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>>81720486
>since you've literally never responded to one of my reports in years
it's just lichess policy to never respond to any report, even if they act on it. good luck with your cheater though. it's extremely likely that he'll get banned, at least if he cheats repeatedly. might take some time though.
i don't think getting banned for your own reports is a thing. maybe if you go all out with the slurs.
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>>81721807
we broke another admin, nobody plays in the tourneys and that's why we can't have nice things.
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>attend my first official tournament
>need to get a rating, first game is against a girl that's like 10 years old or something
>snicker everytime she blunders, whispering 'woman moment' or '#metoo' to myself
>at some point, she fucking lets me play a tactic that ends with me pinning her Queen to her King with my Bishop, allowing me to capture it the next turn
>can't hold it in anymore, burst out laughing at this ridiculous display
>she gets up and starts crying
>kicked out of the tournament for 'my lack of sportsmanship'
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>>81719377
>bothering about chat while playing chess
>instead of just playing
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>>81713790
I agree.
Chess.com has a nice deep blue theme and an ICC copy that are nicer than any lichess option.
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>>81719957
>why would someone cheat if they were playing anon
Because that's a pool where you can get away with it without consequences afaik.
Lichess won't ban you if you're not even logged in.
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After the naroditsky game yesterday I looked into the schliemann. Engine says its only 0.6 for white instead of 0.2 for nf6 or a6. That doesn't seem that bad of a deal if it gives practical chances. How come that grandmasters dont usually play it but are fine with stuff like kings indian defense?
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>>81724157
kek
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>>81723547
Wew lads this was literally the best idea ever. It's been like half a year since somebody tried to scholar me.
1200 rapid atm and having lots of fun.
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>>81724886
Play the Kiddies countergambit against scholar fags
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I realised I just suck at chess and switched to xiangqi (Chinese chess) instead. Yesterday and today I spent in total half an hour carefully winning a game (with a ton of undos) against the easiest AI in the app. Kill me.
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>>81724157

t.

https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/79858779/#79890197
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>>81723009
>s the King's Gambit THE meme opening of our time?
It's one of the original meme openings. Used to be very popular at GM level before theory sorta threw a wet blanket on the fun. It remains good against anyone who isn't very familiar with how to play against it.
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>played 3 rapid games and 11 boolet games today
>last all of them except for 1(one) boolet game
Wtf is wrong with me? A-am I dying?
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>>81724517
People don't really play KID at the highest levels anymore either. But both are fine for normal humans, at peak classical levels there is a meta game which doesn't apply to normal players. Not gonna pretend like I understand it, but for whatever reason the majority of high level players have found those openings to be sub optimal. That doesn't mean you can't play them, I think Naroditsky has shown you can play sub optimal openings at those levels if you prep specific sidelines, but if your opponent has done any preparation for them you will most likely find yourself in a bad position.

Look at Naroditsky playing the Colle, it worked the first time because his Xiong most likely hadn't studied it in a long time and Naro heavily studied a particular sideline and knew how to precisely play it out. He tried it again a couple days later against Lenderman and Lenderman promptly shut it down.
When Naro played the Schliemann he went down some obscure fianchetto sideline that hasn't been seen in professional play, so the chances of Dominguez knowing how to play perfectly against it were low. Dominguez had to burn a ton of his clock trying to think through the position while Naro was still in prep.
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>>81713624
>https://vchess.club/#/variants
I still have no idea how to evaluate this bot
now it opens with 5 consecutive knight moves and then loses every piece he has
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What has to go wrong in someone's life in order to start flaming in chat? I'm never going to understand this state of mind.
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>>81720994
Chess.com boards suck too. Suck!
As explained here: http://ixian.com/chess/xboard-winboard-pixmaps/
>the color schemes of most chess programs I've seen are difficult to use and are similarly unappealing. In particular, the piece and board color schemes are frequently dark enough that I have trouble seeing at a glance what Black piece is on them. I solved that problem here by having much lighter dark squares and having much lower contrast between my dark and light squares, making both White and Black pieces stand out reasonably well against them.
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>>81727895
small cock
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>>81723481
Literally the most obnoxious of them all closely followed by the gay dude from chessbrah
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https://twitter.com/akaNemsko/status/1443297228173500422

You are now imagining it.
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>>81728675
>Women flirting with each other in front of everyone to get attention
Who cares
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>>81728857

Nemo has alluded that she is a genuine muff huffer many times.
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>>81728110
stay mad shitter. gotham jew will never make gm
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>>81728675
Yeah, like that annoying sperg is ever going on a date with either gender
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>get outplayed
>run down the timer
Fucking pathetic
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i've started going for the four knights spanish vs the petrov.
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>>81728883
2010? This picture is so painfully early 2k it hurts.
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Lads what do you think about the Papa-Ticulat gambit against the french? It goes like this: 1. e4 e6 2. b3 d5 3 Bb2 ... Black of course has many options. The engine prefers Nc6 to leave the tension. Taking isnt a mistake either, and imo quite natural on lower levels. After that white can even go 3. Bb2 dxe4 4. d3 to truly sacrifice a pawn.
Stockfish evaluates the resulting position as slightly better for black (-0.5) but I think it gives great chances for white especially if black takes the d pawn as well. Also you pulled the french player out of their preferred trench warfare type shenanigans and got yourself an open game. Just look at pic rel and tell me it aint pretty.
I only ask because I recently got rekt by it as black and thought it was a fun idea. Seems like a nice surprise weapon for blitz/rapid.
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>>81729130
Dude shut the fuck up
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>>81729018
seething
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>>81729130
sure, i'll take the bait. Papa-Ticulat kind of reminds me of the Danish- sacrificing pawns for better development. Seems fun and interesting, might try this in some of my games today. Out of curiosity what rating are you playing this in for rapid/blitz?
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>>81720278
>Aborting games against girls
>Not BTFOing them with your superior skill
????? Sounds like cope to me
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>>81722700
checked and kekked.
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>>81729416
1900-2100
I usually just play the tarrasch tho. >inb4 pussy
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>>81721972
I just consider 100 points below my actual rating as my 'locked in' rating. Its unlikely that I will shit up so badly to lose 100+ points Even though I have done it multiple times
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I don't understand how you guys can play in the anonymous player pool. 50 percent of my games go like 1.e4 e5 2. d3 as black or 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6, 1.e4 Nf6, 1.e4 Nc6 as white. I can't even tell if they're trolling or total beginners.
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Lost my last 4 games from winning positions due to one move blunders. Finally able to focus and grind out this solid win. Feels good
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>>81729725
all of the stuff you mention encountering while playing as white are respectable defenses to e4 and perfectly playable at all levels (well, the alekhine is probably pretty bad for true shitters but it’s fine beyond that), would you really have more fun getting main line italians and ruys every game?
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I've been using puzzle streak as a sort of half ass disorganized wood pecker method. I do two attempts at the streak then a few hard puzzles after every day. Working out pretty good. Plowing through a ton of very easy puzzles has helped more than I expected.
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>>81729934
Yes, of course, those are interesting. I had some good knight attack games. But if some plays such a passive move on the second move I abandon since its going to be a waste of time anyways.
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>>81730154
I subbed to chesstempo for 5 dollars or whatever and do 1000-1200 rated puzzles. I aim for 20 per day and I'm already on like a 20 day streak.
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>>81730539
Why sub? I just do the blitz easy puzzles. Gives me lots of pretty simple tactics to grind.
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for me it's eric
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>Eric, Finegold, Levy, Naroditsky
>all Jews

I’m not anti Semitic but couldn’t help but notice it
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>>81730914
Isn’t Eric Hansen a Jew, too? He looks like one.
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>>81730914
Levy is the sterotypical American, arrogant and worse than all his peers. the other jews have some self-insight at least.
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>>81730967
I always thought he was asian or innuit
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>>81730989
He looks like a friend of mine who is from El Salvador (Central America) so he probably has Native American roots
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>>81730967
always thought he was a hapa
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>>81731106
That's what I thought. I assumed his dad is white because of the last name and mom is asian.
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>get 30 deep in to a puzzle streak
>lose
>start new
>puzzle five I'm still in hard puzzle mode looking for piece sacrifices for small positional gain
>wrong
>mate in 1 right there staring me in the face
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>>81731235
Eric was born in California so him having Hispanic heritage makes sense, too
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>>81731013
Eh if he's native he's like eskimo native, not beaner
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Cool math does weird things to my brain. When opponent plays all these awful moves I take more time than normal from the abundance of choice available. What do if you can do anything and it's all winning? Another queen sac mate here.
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>>81731579
>Another queen sac mate here.
rook sac mate, rather
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>>81730967
He looks like the hapa incel from the asianmasculinity subreddit
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>>81731579
why would you you queensac this? just play qb2 and win
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>>81731613
Typo. I played Rxf1, Kxf1, Qh1#
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>>81731635
I rather enjoy torturing my opponents but yeah that wins faster
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>>81731670
I thought it was fancier. :p
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>>81713624
Why is the Bowdler attack so common at lower levels? It's the most common response I get at 1700 lichess. Developing a knight would be a much more natural move so there must be some specific reason they are playing it.
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>>81731758
because it's slightly different so people think they are being creative without actually taking any particular risk since they'll just develop the knight next move anyway.
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>>81730914
Despite making up just 0.2% of the global population, Jews make up 37.5% of undisputed world chess champions.
Chess is a Jewish game and anyone who doesn't like it can go play tic tac toe.
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>>81713750
i've had games that go
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 d5 6. Nxe5 dxe4 7. Nxc6 Qg5
8. Qe2 Nf6 9. Nxa7+ Bd7 10. Bxd7+ Nxd7 11. f4 Qc5 12. Nb5 Qxc2 13. d4 Bb4+ 14.
Kf2 Qxe2+ 15. Kxe2
crazy stupid stuff
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Reached 1300 chesscom and I think around here it doesn’t feel like you’re playing beginners anymore. I’ve definitely reached an intermediate online level and I like it. I feel like here is where I’m going to plateau tho because I’m just too lazy to study chess. Doing puzzles is as far as I will go in my quest to improve my chess skills.
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>>81731991
>I feel like here is where I’m going to plateau tho because I’m just too lazy to study chess.
Yeah you'd think so but as long as you play puzzles and analyze your games you should be able to motor on up at least a couple hundred more points before encountering resistance that requires SOME small amount of additional study. Game analysis is pretty much all I do to gauge how much theory I should be familiar with to prevent getting in to near lost positions in the opening. I go up to whatever I remember (six or seven moves max at this point), encounter a good move I don't know, usually find out it's theory, learn the response, and that's it. No need to be booked up 15 moves on every main line and sideline in your openings yet.
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Playing anonymously because I just want to chill and eat chocolate right now
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Can we go back to super de duper Good Master only tournaments where we all draw each other plz?
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>>81714908
Smothered mate
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Was this one of you playing white? If so not too bad. Just need to sharpen up your tactics, both for offense and defense to prevent me from winning all your stuff. Opening and positional was okay. Ballpark guess maybe 1300 lichess/900 chesscom rapid? Somewhere around that area?
>>81732521
No I like open tournaments. They're more fun. Watching the top 8 play each other endlessly gets stale.
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>>81732521
lol didn't watch the games today so I decided to check. that's brutal
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>>81713624
lost to a 1600 rated player in a game for school. How would you play against the caro kann. In the game I played the fantasy variation and he played e6 leading to a good game that he won due to time pressure and being a couple pawns up.
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>>81732740
>how to play against caro kann
don't
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>>81713624

I love that little nigger biting his shield. I love him so much.
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>>81732091
Well, hopefully everything goes well for me, anon. Thanks for the insight.
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>>81732740
Analyze game and see if you made any opening mistakes first. Fantasy is a decent line against the Caro so I would stick with that if you're already somewhat familiar. Your other sharp choices are the Panov and accelerated Panov. If you prefer slower and a little less pointy, the advance and two knights are also fine.
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>>81732729
So... this is the power of Super GMs.....
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>>81732740
Panov or one of the advance variations, tal variation or van der wiel attack are both annoying. As a caro player these are what I hate to see the most.
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>>81733317
It's hard to avoid this in classical time control. Do regular 1 for win 0.5 for draw: get lots of draws. Incentivize wins somehow so draws are less desirable: still get a lot of draws because then the meta can become about depriving your opponent of a win.
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1. e4 c5 2. b4!!
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>>81732091
Reddit advice
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>>81733919
My point is just add theory as needed when resistance encountered.
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>>81731758
Because Levy told them that in order to play c5 you need to know 9009 moves by heart and that's their way of bringing you out of your alleged theory. Also the d5 or b5 with tempo is completely harmless even at GM level so whatever.
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>>81733966
i don’t actually watch this guy but every time i hear someone mention his opening advice it sounds insanely stupid. doesn’t he tell beginners to not play the ruy lopez because “too much theory!!!!” too? that shit isn’t relevant at all until you’re well past shitter territory, such stupid reasoning to avoid some of the most critical openings
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Problem: suppose that White resolves to castle as early as possible, no matter what. Likewise, Black has resolved to prevent this if possible, no matter what. Can Black legally thwart White's goal, or not? Assume "optimal" play from both parties, focused solely on the given task, and ignoring standard tactical considerations.
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>>81734061
I don’t have an actual answer because I’m about to go to sleep and I’m too lazy to think thoroughly, but my gut feeling is that it would be just about impossible to forcibly prevent white from castling, if white just starts with some king’s indian structure or even regular old e4 Nf3 Bwherever stuff it’s quite easy to quickly castle before black can do anything meaningful to stop it
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do you guys own a chess set or you just only play online and never bought one
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>>81734165
I have a travel set with a floppy nylon board and plastic pieces. They're decent plastic pieces though, feel nice and weighty. I want a big boy chess set though for home, but need people to play it with to justify the $300+ purchase.
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>>81734061
>Black has resolved to prevent this if possible, no matter what. Can Black legally thwart White's goal, or not?
Some openings for white are specifically geared towards fast development and castling. Black can (sometimes?) prevent this but the cost to do so could be very high, depending on the opening. For example, bringing a knight or bishop in to sacrifice itself for the f pawn will get the job done in many positions but that's a horrible waste of time and resources. Preventing castling is hardly worth it if you give up too much tempo, space, or material. Meaning yeah you achieved your goal but you are now losing the game. Pic related is something black could do to prevent white from castling in the bishop's opening. This is just a blundered bishop though.
>>81734165
Yes I have a plastic piece and roll up vinyl board set. I do play OTB occasionally and work on puzzles from books with it.
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>>81734318

You have one right idea with Giuoco Piano+Petrov but you're ignoring the spirit of the problem itself. For the purposes of the problem, we do not care about winning a game/advantage/etc. Can Black legally prevent White from castling as early as possible, yes or no. That's the problem, no more, no less.
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>>81734542
>For the purposes of the problem, we do not care about winning a game/advantage/etc.
Why don't we care?
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>>81734549
Because we are interested in the problem for its own sake.
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>>81734680
Depends on the opening then. The only way it's forced is if a bishop or the queen is used to sacrifice itself on f2. In many openings one or the other will have a diagonal available to do that. Knight sac on same square is semi-forced as white loses a rook if he doesn't the knight. Also queen trade where white has to recapture the queen with king. Other scenarios involving a piece disallowing castling by way of the king not being allowed to move through check would not be forced and may only exist for one move.
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>>81734061
If white doesn't care about proper development or center control then black can't stop it.
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>>81734061
White needs a pawn move to free up the bishop, a knight move, and a bishop move. White castles on turn 4. Black has 3 turns to stop castling.
The only chance is for black to try and sack on f2 with the queen, but this prevented by Nf3. I thought about black trying to just make knight moves only to sack on f2 but white can just castle through it
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>>81735005
knight only for black
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>>81735032
White bravely sacrificing a queen for the right to castle.
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Puzzle streak is so deceivingly difficult. First couple of puzzles you have to mostly just play the first move that comes to mind, then you have to think about it, then you gotta calculate, and then it hits you with some insane king and pawn endgame. How is one supposed to go from lol checkmate to calculating 30 different king and pawn moves with 4 consecutive only moves?
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This is the good shit right here.
>>81735121
That's the unique challenge of it. Getting a wrong move deep in to puzzle streak feels worse than blundering a game to me. Especially if I'm a good 30 minutes deep in to the thing.
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>>81735005

You have appreciated the basic thrust of my problem. My current thinking is that the Zukertort opening (1. Nf3, or even Nh3 since we don't care here) deprives Black of White's intentions about what he will do with his bishop, losing Black a tempo. The queen and knight-hoppy stuff seem to be irrelevant, it seems to come down to what Black's queen bishop might do.
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Black to get advantage in 3 moves.
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Poor kid made a one move blunder with his Queen and sacced his bishop for my c-pawn on move 3. I feel dirty.
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Better than sex desu
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just had pretty good coolmathgames match gg if youre here
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>>81735633
Yay! I came up with a plan and dumped it in to board editor to consult with stockfish to see if it was the right one. Success. Qh6 intending Qh2+ Qh1+ and grab the g pawn. Allow white to capture b pawn and even a pawn after Rb8. King is in major trouble with both f and e pawns pinned. I saw Rb2+ as a decent possibility because it can't really be captured without creating even worse problems for white's king. Surprised to see black then has forced mate after that rook is captured
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>>81736113
After Qh2 black is basically forced to protect the g pawn with Ne1, as there's too much pressure on the king. The most difficult thing about this puzzle for me was to find the eventual rook "sac" on e3, leading to an unstoppable attack. The official solution to the puzzle is Qh1 -> Qh2 -> Qg1
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>>81736161
Meant to say White is forced to protect the g pawn with Ne1
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>>81736161
Neat puzzle.
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>>81733809
Winger gambit. Works okay in boolet.
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my god i love late night coolmath chess
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silliest Automate game ever: one move and he resigns!
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people used to pay for chess engines
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>>81733966
"too much theory" is a legit argument for openings where you're simply much worse off if you don't know the exact plans. I've had players at my level dish out like 10 moves of Grünfeld theory in 3 seconds and then lose pathetically because they got themselves in a complex position they couldn't manage.
Same thing happened to me a lot when I wanted to play the King's Indian as a shitter (it has a cool name)
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>>81737738
meant for
>>81734054
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>>81737738
ohnonono grunfeld bros...
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>>81734054
Yes he does, he roasted some sub 1000 shitter in a "guess the elo" or whatever for a strategic blunder on move 10 because "he doesn't understand the opening's goals and this is why shitters shouldn't play Ruy"
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>>81739283
Based Levy.
I also remember when he mocked his <1000 fans who think that when they win one of their blunderfest games, it's because "muh caro is the bestest opening ever!!!1!!" and not because somebody randomly dropped some pieces.
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>>81735005
different anon here, I considered developing the queen to f6 and the bishop to d6. This would allow ...Bxh2 and either knight takes allowing the queen sac, rook takes losing castling rights or the bishop is ignored and castling is illegal.
The problem is this is one tempo too slow and I can't think of a way of gaining that tempo
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I'm bad at chess.
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>>81739283
>>81739326
Eh that still seems kind of retarded. The Ruy is fine for beginners, you develop your pieces, fight for the center, follow good opening principles. It's one of the most played openings so there is a wealth of theory you could study, but that doesn't mean you have to study it. If you're low level the chances of your opponent knowing a bunch of theory against it is low as well. Maybe if the sub 1000 had like 20 lines of theory memorized then I could see why it's a problem. Most likely GothicJew was just trying to pander to his fanbase by roasting some helpless fan so he could farm some laughs in his chat
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Why the fuck is this guy ALWAYS streaming on Alirezas channel? Why doesn't he just make his own channel at this point? Every time I see Alireza is live and get excited cause I want to see Alireza stream, open it up and it's this sad cunt.
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>>81735005
Cant the queen go to the h4?
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my new chess set came in
42x42cm, 50 bucks, wooden
Used some 3rd a delivery company to order it from online chess store as I could not find any local store. It works pretty well - a network of delivery places in other peoples' stores, dozens of places in every town over the country, works way better than snail mail.
The package had the chess store branding on it. The female cashier gave me that completely uninterested "you nerd" look, I felt so weak at that very moment.
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>>81737738
Yep. Some are more forgiving than others in this regard. The modern wing attack style openings mostly fall in to unforgiving category. Ruy Lopez isn't too bad with limited theory knowledge.
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>>81719377
I miss yahoo chess.
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I hate everyone who plays ruy lopez from the bottom of my heart.
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>>81741557
>hate Ruy players.
but why?
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>>81741098
Just change whites move order, move the knight out first and h4 is covered.
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>>81730849
I used to like his channel a lot when I first started playing, but then you start to realize most of his content just steamrolling 1500 shitters with meme openings. Also seems like he's really trying to chase the gambit stuff lately, I guess he had a lot of success popularizing the stafford and he's trying to do it again, but there just aren't any decent gambits left.
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>>81734061
1.Nf3
This is the Reti Opening move order (though it may not turn into the -actual- Reti).
1.Nf3 2.g3 3.Bg2 4.0-0
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>>81740493
Alireza probably doesn’t like to stream so he does that just to keep the channel alive. That dude does comes off as kind of a huge dick most of the time tho
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>>81741292
CUTE
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Laura!!

https://www.twitch.tv/Checkitas
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>>81741557
Git gud
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>>81741764
He's actively killing the channel. I unfollowed cause I was sick of seeing that dumb fuck. Just leeching off his successful brother, I bet he keeps the profits from streaming there as well.
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>misdrop m1
>proceed to lose on time scramble because i'm trying to play blitz on a shitty stock hp mouse
fuark
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>>81741994
whoops, wrong move i meant to show
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>>81741680
iirc he’s mentioned before that just the word gambit in a video title increases views (and thus ad revenue) significantly on his videos
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>>81741292
>The female cashier gave me that completely uninterested "you nerd" look, I felt so weak at that very moment.
She wanted the D. Also nice set. I'd like to get something like that at some point.
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I just had a hilarious game
opponent had a potential to some king-side attack but managed to blunder everything in process
he must have been so disappointed
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bros I tried playing on coolmath games, but I was clearly playing against a kid. So I tried to lose on purpose, but he ended up stalemating me
I feel awful
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Been feeling ladder anxiety since I hadn't played in a while so I only did puzzles, ended up playing a great blitz game.
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>>81741342
Me too. I tried out a few games, got soundly btfo, concluded chess wasn't it for me at the time, played the billiards game instead. Only came back around to chess much later on. Yahoo games was comfy though.
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>>81742331
I like that fuck this throw away of the queen at the end there.
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>>81742368
next thread we go back to a standard OP without that link
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Is there a break in the us championsship today?
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>>81743100
yeah. think they start up again tomorrow, three more rounds with no breaks
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Just won a game that was rated +22.1 for my opponent at some point kek
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>prep for classical league game
>be so tired that I drop the exchange on the 7th move
physical exercise only helps if you just do a little. if you're tired for your game you'll mess up even the most basic shit
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>>81713624
Love this dude
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>>81743550
sac nf3 then qf6 nd4
you don't have an attack but you'll at least scare him
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Is the fried liver unironically the most complex chess opening? Just had a game that was like +5,-5,mate in 7,-3,+61,-8, mate in 1
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>Playing 10+0
>Losing position
>Claw the position inch by inch into a draw with like 3 pawns on the board
>Lose on time
AAAAAAAA WHY DO I STILL NOT PLAY WITH INCREMENT
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>>81737135
kek. I couldn't get into automated because the engine is like -200 rated and literally will just hang pieces for no reason. Not really entertaining to me to see which engine will randomly decide to give away more pieces
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>>81743931
>Is the fried liver unironically the most complex chess opening?
no, it's just much better for white. in practice, it's pretty much losing for black.
the actual two knights (with d5 Na5 etc) is pretty complex and actually really good for a gambit and offers chances for both sides.
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>>81731991
to me, 1300 chesscom is where "real chess" begins, and there are no more 1 move blunders. Both players at least have (very bad) plans, but neither have the skill to accurately calculate the lines properly, so it can be a bit of a shitshow.

>t. ~1500 who still cant calculate for shit
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>puzzle streak
>get the very first one wrong
GOD FUCKING DAMNIT REROLL. I WILL BREAK 40 TODAY.
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>arrange semi-seriously rapid match with an online friend I’m competitive with
>a bit rusty due to inactivity, want to practice some stuff without him being able to look through my games
>log into cheesecom alt and start a 10 min game
>opponent blunders a piece on move 6 and resigns by move 8 when he realizes he can’t win it back
so this is the power of 1700 cheesecom rapido
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>>81728110
I hate that gay guy
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how different would top level chess be if players could write notes during the game?
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>>81744708
I don't think it would make much difference.
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>>81744708
>world championship match
>tense middlegame position
>nepo hands magnus a little folded up piece of paper
>”hey magnus ur cute :) want to sit next to me at lunch today :) y/n”
>magnus circles n and hands it back
>nepo resigns
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>>81744821
;-;
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do only retards play the scandinavian?
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Never play Ruy Lopez
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>>81743728
Literally me when I play the Pirc.
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>>81745251
It seems to attract people on the extreme ends of the bell curve the most. So very shit players or very good ones with less popularity in the middle. The ones in the middle give it a go, see it results in kind of mediocre positions, choose something either more sharp or more solid. Shitters use it as an excuse to whip out the wayward queen. Very strong players like it for possible tactical opportunities not otherwise available in other openings.
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>>81741680
theyre good videos to fall asleep to
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>>81741292
id on that set? been looking to cop something similar at that price range
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Golddusttori never fails to make my dick go bang bang! Wooohoooo!
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I've made an original Chess like board game. Anyone wanna play?
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>>81745251
given how often I get queen pins at 1400 on lichess, signs point to yes, or a bell curve as the other anon said.
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So what's the most degenerate response to the ruy lopez? I want to play antichess/cavemanchess against every retard who play this. I want to ruin thegame for both of us
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>>81745696
link?
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I wanna cum inside nemo
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>>81745774
https://roozgh.github.io/king-of-the-hill/
for now, you can only play against computer
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>>81745795
>wanting to nut inside a sperg
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>>81745836
>sperg
A what?
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>>81745853
it’s a racial slur for asians
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>>81745807
Pretty cool anon. I like the idea of the tower but it seems like you have to waste a lot of turns moving it around so it kind of sucks.
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>>81745734
Nothing, git gud. Play some older or offbeat variations to get them out of prep.
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>>81745946
>not using your magician to quickly move it across the board
ngmi
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>>81745946
well it would be op if it could move more than one tile or diagonal. Its main use is to block Chariots and restrict enemy play.
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>>81745807
>>81745991
oh also I think this is pretty cool, I’d have to play more to really get a feel for it but it certainly seems like a nice little board game with some decent depth at first glance
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>>81745836
Still more hot than sperg
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>>81746076
>>81746076
>>81746076
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>>81745836
>sperg
just because she likes chess doesn't make her an autist lol. she's normie af.
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>>81746053
thanks anon. it's definitely not easy. I'm elo 2100 on lichess and even I struggle to beat the ai.
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>>81746095
She's an awkward and unlikeable weirdo. My judgement has nothing to do with her secondary interest in chess.
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>>81745468
Yeah I agree with that. I just wish he'd stop stomping literal trash cans for content. I liked that series where he was trying to reach his highest rapid rating ever. Got to see him playing some decent games. Watching him snicker and talk about obscure lines while he curb stomps retards gets old.



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