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Pirc defense best defense edition

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>>87484223
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>pirc
I think you mean the Alekhine.
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>>87493632
I don't think I do, pal.
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I was told in a dream “Hans Niemann cheated”. They told me people here would know what that meant
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How do I pin a king running away? I only had 30 seconds left and lost despite being +6
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>>87493708
You don't let it escape
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>>87493708
use a rook or queen to restrict its movement while making sure it has enough squares to not stalemate it.
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>>87493726
yea I was trying to but I couldn't think of a way in seconds. All I ended up doing was chasing him around and wasting time. At one point I just figured fuck it and just tried to capture the rest of his pieces again but I guess that was wasting time.
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>>87493708
https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1104948
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>>87493676
danny mensch is brainwashing you with his jew brain laser
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I'm not used to Anish Giri winning games. This has disturbed my worldview.
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>>87493819
why couldn't the king go to f/h 5?
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>>87493953
More like… Winish…? I don’t know, this is going to be a tough adjustment
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>>87493819
Based Tigran enjoyer.
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>>87493961
H4, bf3, nd3 in different combinations all are mate
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>>87493708
>I only had 30 seconds
Play longer time controls
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>>87494032
I'm a noob. I understand H4, but what are bf3 and nd3? Isn't left and right of the king still safe? I don't see anything that would get him.
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What do we think of the Benoni?
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>>87494067
Too difficult to play for 90% of this general.
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>>87494067
I like the benko a lot but not the main line benoni. It's that backwards benoni pawn you're accepting in your position for very speculative compensation.
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>>87494067
>>87494105
I love the benko but feel like it never happens
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>>87494067
1. d4 Nf6!
2. c4 c5?!
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>>87494067
as a d4 player I love going against. never studied a thing about it, just play d5 and then enjoy my extra space.
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>>87494067
I don't see why anyone would play it from the actual benoni move order unless they're going to play the benko. It works best paired with the nimzo.
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>>87494061
Here, you can click through the lines yourself. Turn on engine by clicking the toggle on the upper right corner. It's forced mate in 4 no matter what blsck does.
https://lichess.org/dpliHpFv#41
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>>87494061
H4, king moves to h5, bishop to f3 check is checkmate. Play it out on the board on the chess games website, you can move the pieces.
If king goes to f5, knight to d3 pushes him back, then the same moves are mate
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These philidor players keep getting dumber and dumber every day. Who the hell plays early queenshit in the PHILIDOR?!
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>>87494188
I detect India's involvement in this game.
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as a beginner sifting through youtube videos on how to get better at chess, ben finegold is the first person I've watched that actually spoke in a way and broke down what he was saying in a way that i could understand, and its actually improved my game a little
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>>87494239
My opponent was a Slovak, which is not very surprising either...
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>>87494175
>>87494178
oh I got it thanks
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>>87494067
90% of Benoni players that I face do nothing to stop my e4-e5 advance and get steamrolled easily. The few times they do understand the ideas, the game does get very tense and quite fun.
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The Alekhine is Black's best try to equalize against 1. e4.
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So I get the idea behind playing d5 and e6 against d4 if they play c4. If they take the d5 pawn then black has space for both bishops to develop.
But what can I actually do to fight back if not?
Like the 'main line' is to continue with Nf6 and Be7 and castle. And the result is my pieces are all cramped in, my right hand bishop can't go anywhere and my left hand bishop is just sitting there taking up space. White has a bunch of space and a bishop of g5 or f4, all his pieces have plenty of space.
I never feel like I can find a game plan and white just squeezes me until I make a mistake or can't resist an attack because there's no space to move my pieces.
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>>87494255
Ben seems to have a good grip on how teach complete beginners. He knows not to over complicate things and just tell you how and why you are retarded
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https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.chess/c/MAFQbvQal-4/m/Hh_KcMgOJA0J
even 30 years ago people were complaining about draws.
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>>87494542
the ability to translate smart to retarded is a really rare skill, especially in something like chess
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>>87494605
https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.chess/c/fzh_SRKsJ1w/m/opcVFEKtiU0J
Another interesting thread, an account of the first game of kasparov short where short lost on time (with two hours per player lol).
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>>87494542
What a slippery looking Jew
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>>87494542
the one on the left doesnt look too happy
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>>87494853
he looks so sad
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>>87494783
I'm sure you would say that about any Jew with stereotypically Jewish features.
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I visited coolmath.
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>>87495051
I played one more. This time at least 1500 points higher rated than above. Alapin sicilian. Repetition draw and just barely or I was about to lose... i think. Was that one of you? I didn't want to think that much before bedtime.
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>>87495000
That's Dick's default expression.
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What is the average rating of anonymous lichess?
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Had a couple of nice game today so here's a win against the London. I know how much /chess/ loves anti-London porn. Now this was a 3 0 game so there are a couple of blunders and premove mistakes in time trouble but I thought my defensive moves were quite nice. Also that rook pair + bishop pair vs Q+R was a draw at some point interestingly.
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>>87495547
Something like 1500 blitz or something like that
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>>87494255
check stjepan too.
he often goes a bit deeper into common mistakes and "why not this move, and why it is bad" tangents.
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>>87495044
you have to admit though that it's the most repulsive of the negroid subraces
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I'm probably rated like -2000 how do I start learning this?
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>doing well in puzzle streak
>it gives you a K+P endgame
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>>87496416
>you actually solve it
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>>87495659
>b3 in the london
What the fuck?
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>>87496607
Also you missed this? Please tell me this was 2+0 and you had 10 seconds left or something.
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Rapport and Nodirbek: it's slurping time
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>>87496607
b3 is the most played move in that position and it is one of the best moves. maybe before posting a criticism on general grounds you should consider the concrete factors of the position.
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I don’t know if I’m getting better or people are getting worse, kek.
>Vidrel is 1300 Lichess
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>>87496718
Why would the current leader risk anything?
Just play solid and maybe the opponent will blunder.
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>>87497042
strategic slurping is still slurping
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>pookesh
This guy is done.
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>>87496860
>lichess
People are getting worse. There is an influx of new garbage chess players which inflates beginner/intermediate ratings.
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>>87493676
It's over, Magnoosh
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>>87495547
3500
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>>87495788
Stjepan is above explaining things to beginners. Even when I watch him he says “and this is just obviously winning, I’m not even going to show how he won it because it’s just obvious” when it’s not obvious, and I’ve been playing 4 years
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>>87495547
Between 500 and 3500
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When an anonymous lichess player beats me, they play like a grandmaster. When I win, they are 600. I never have a good challenge then win.
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When I first returned to chess a couple weeks ago I was playing so well. Now I'm dropping pieces left and right and get so frustrated I resign most games. Idk what happened to me.
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>>87496336
Play games
When you lose, have the engine tell you what were the major mistakes that caused the loss
Solve puzzles
Watch John Bartholomew's fundamentals series and chessbrah's building habits series
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>>87497918
Why don’t we put these in the OP for a while. A lot of beginners asking for confent
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>>87493819
I vaguely remember that this queen sac ended up in an anime.
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>>87498080
replace chesscom with coolmathgames
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>>87497750
on opening videos he gets simpler.
sometimes runs a whole line to show it is bad.
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>>87498080
>no finegold (learn from the biggest chess teacher)
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>>87498217
finegold is honestly just a repulsive person to me
I'd much rather put in GingerGM or Danny King
And one of my personal favorites is Jozarov but he might be too small and too ESL for anglos
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1900 chesscom rapid felled by the grob, shameful display by the chesscom rapid playerbase lately
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>>87498275
Andras toth, miodrag, and GM talks are all way better than finerocks
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Magnus is bad bros, how we feelin?
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>>87494853
Rapport is easily the most handsome guy out of all the top players
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>>87498080
>Play Winning Chess the very first book
based and yasserpilled
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>become friends with a foreigner on chesscum
>we play dailies and occasional blitz while catching up
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why are they flexing their 500k+puzzles when lichess has 3.1 mil
i've played over 500 puzzles on lichess and not a single one was incorrect or hard to see
also chess.c*m crashes fucking constantly jesus
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>>87499428
Chess.com is very good at self promotion. Another example is their claim of having the best anti-cheat system, which is very clearly based on nothing at all (they don't have access to lichess anticheat) but a lot of people believe it anyway.
Unfortunately this is what it takes to succeed in the normie world. Works for individuals too - bragging about every tiny accomplishment is the best way to advance your career.
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I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been relieved by the server issues at Chess.com! Finally, a way to enjoy an unranked game without worrying about my performance or feeling anxious - because if it crashes, well then that's just how it goes. No need to stress over something outside of my control! So while others may be frustrated with these issues, I for one am totally okay with them as they give me a chance to just have some fun and relax.
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>playing against the greatest endgame player of all time
>voluntarily trades down to a losing endgame
what's his problem?
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I love Yasser's books but can't listen to him talk. It doesn't matter the level of lesson, he speaks like he's talking only to elementary schoolers.
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>>87499927
Chess-wise he is speaking to elementary schoolers
It's a subtle way of saying that he knows his shit and you are a retard.
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>>87497222
>tfw too high rated to benefit from this
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>>87497812
You're thinking about more things and losing the forest for the trees.
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>>87499736
It's an Indian thing. They love doing this.
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Bros I might be a d4 player at heart. At this point I played several thousand games with 1.e4 and I just don't really like it anymore. I fucking hate to face competent Caro players, the Sicilian is too double-edged and black simply has too many options to get positions with which he's more familiar and comfortable than me. I trust my openings against e4 and I always had a harder time against d4. I suspect this is true for many others itt. So why not make the opponents uncomfortable?
With d4 I just feel comfy most of the time, white can either nicely cuck all agressive responses or you can go into the sharp variations if you feel like it. And I haven't played that many d4 games but the moves and plans are often very intuitive.
On top of all that many of the modern creative players play d4, Magnus' main opening seems to be d4 now whereas theorycucks seem to be drawn to e4.
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>>87500297
I find d4 harder to answer than e4. Because there's not immediate pressure and capture threats it's up to you to just develop 'correctly'. The QGD is so much less comfortable for black than the ruy lopez.
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>>87494067
The structure is fine if you get a good version from the King's Indian but the true Benoni is too scary for me to play on either side
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>>87500297
Play whatever works, anon. Try c4. Try Nf3. Try b3. and g4. I eventually landed on c4 as my usual. That was mostly because reverse Sicilian is very fun. The symmetrical can be dry but there are enough tricks and pitfalls black can be baited in to to make it interesting enough for me.
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I was thinking that we are lucky that "Magnus Carlsen" is a very straightforward and a catchy name. Imagine that instead his name was something like "Sigbjørn Einar Bjørnebrigtsen"
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>>87500297
Repertoires will always be hard - you can always be outprepped, outnuanced or outexperienced. Not just as an e4 player - you'll have the same issue with d4, you're just in the honeymoon growth spurt phase but as soon as your 1 d4 faces a really good Nimzo or King's Indian player you'll probably want to cry.
There's three solutions to the AIIE MY REPERTOIRE problem
One, try and win every theoretical battle by playing all the main lines. Become the one guy who buys every Chessable course and actually studies them,
Two, find economic sidelines that are good enough and also offbeat enough to reduce your workload.
Three, carefully tinker and tune your repertoire over a life time.
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>>87500252
Kek so true.
Just like they cannot help play the Englund gambit. Giving a check and winning a b2 pawn in the opening is absolute peak jeet glory
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>>87500297
Come to the d4 universe. It's impossible get get a dull game unless you force it
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>>87500297
It's good to be ambidextrous. Try d4 for a while. You get positions you'd never have otherwise, for example as a d4 player i feel odd in scotch positions, it's just not something that can ever arise from d4
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Bros... Two of Magnus' remaining games are vs the little washed up Indians. That motherfucker still has a chance of winning the tournament...
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>>87500297
Fuck d4, play the Réti.
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>>87500635
Yes.
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>>87500667
And this unironically puts Nodirbek in an awful position. If Magnus beats Wesley, the chances of him beating both the little pajeets are quite decent. If Nodirbek draws Giri, he'll have to beat either Wesley with black or Jorden with white to ensure he wins. The latter is obviously easier, but it also means winning on demand in the last game of the tournament.
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Found 1$ chess sets at the dolar store. Magnetic and in a tin deep enough to keep a note pad and a pen to track your games.
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>>87500750
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>>87500328
Yes. Winning with the QGD against a competent opponent can be so hard even at my level. Losing on the other hand doesn't take much.
>>87500393
I tried all those and I think there's a reason the two most played moves are occupying the center right away. All those "memey" openings like the Bird, b3, b4 etc. can get really cramped and make you feel like you play black with white. I love the true Reti(1. Nf3 d5 2. c4), but c5 as black's first move is just undesirable. And I don't really like c4 as it always leads to comfortable positions with black for me.
>>87500447
>allowing the Nimzo
There's your mistake. I fully believe in the Nimzo. And the KID can be either cucked, dodged or sharply battled which can all be nice.
>find economic sidelines that are good enough and also offbeat enough to reduce your workload.
This is the plan of course.
>>87500492
Sound great.
>>87500553
Yeah, it's good to switch it up. Love me Scotch though.
>>87500648
Like I said, 1. Nf3 c5 is a problem but it's a nice option if you're already comfortable with d4.
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>>87500648
If you're playing Nf3 you kinda have to know the queen's gambit anyway. Unless you play KIA in response to some non-d5 responses.
This is my 1.Nf3 starting tree:
vs d5: c4
vs Nf6: b3
vs c5: g3 delaying decision on what to do depending on what black wants. This can still transpose to symmetrical english but I'm not interested in that unless black is being retarded
vs g6: g3
vs f5: g3
vs d6: d4
vs c6 and e6: c4 likely transposing to queen's gambit lines
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>>87500722
It will be interesting to see if Giri tries to decide the tournament in the next round by winning.
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>>87500772
This is neat. Pieces are too big for the board though.
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How is there not a single chess tournament anime? It seems like an obvious choise for the tournament anime genre.
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>>87500820
>Anish Cuckitini
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>>87500852
Because anime is made in Japan. There's both go and shogi anime.
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>>87500852
Japs don't care about chess truly. There are mahjong tournament anime.
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R8 my game, bros.
I just started learning the memefeld. I know pretty much zero theory, I just look at the eval after the game to see where I fucked up.
This game I learned that you're supposed to play Bg7 right away after Nf3 and perhaps save d5 for after the opponent plays Nc3 because otherwise you get cucked due to not being able to capture on c3. Thankfully my opponent didn't know that.
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>>87498548
Rapport is obviously a vampire
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>>87500945
>>87500964
Yes, but the rest of the entire world plays chess.
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>>87500968
Looks great senpai well done. What time control?
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Whats the best graph showing chess popularity over the decades including all of last year?
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>>87501132
10+0, but I have a nasty habit of playing it like 3+2.
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Why does white always do in the advance caro kann? I literally see this every game, it's clearly a very popular variation, but I can't figure out what the trick is. I always capture the bishop and am totally fine.
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>>87501086
Extremely unfairly maligned scene, which is especially funny since the rest of code geass s2 really is a train wreck.
Yes, obviously this is an illegal move in a strict game sense. But it is played as a visual metaphor- one not just for the viewer, but which is understood by the characters playing the game as well. The guy playing white is convincing the guy playing black that he has to put his terrorism plans on hold because there's no way his longer term plan can pan out if he kills the guy playing white himself. But at the same time he can't stand his ground because the guy playing white can kill him and get away with it fine.
This is INTENDED to be an outrageous 'move' played by white but he has black so outplayed in the mental game that black accepts it and retreats.
But anime fans are dumb on average. They just know they're supposed to dump on this part of the show so they dump on this too because "durr they don't know how chess works". When this is literally one of the most lucid and reasonable scenes of the second season.
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>>87501217
Learning to recognize key moments is a skill. Every game will have 2 or 3 critical moments when you should slow down and calculate concrete lines. A good way to slow down is to look at the moves you want to play, and just ask yourself what your opponents best response is. Just calculating one move deeper on every move will help.
Also ask what your opponent wants to do and if you can stop it
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>>87501236
What the fuck is this cancer
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>>87501236
It's not a serious line. No gm games will feature that. The critical set up for white there is be2 and nf3. Just trade the bish there, push e6 and you're happy
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>>87501236
My best guess is that the little play it sees at the GM level is as an anti-theory line. I looked it up and Demchenko has some games in this line, but they don't look like anything special.
If shitters play it against you, they're just clueless.
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>>87501284
It's not that deep, obviously 2 characters playing is a cliche overused metaphor, we all know that, but the animators didn't bother figuring out the rules of the game and ended up with that image
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>>87501327
Oh yeah sorry, I forgot nobody else is used to my lichess theme, here's a fixed version
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>>87501334
I'm 1900 and I get it 60%-70% of the time I go into the advance caro kann.
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>>87501369
>>87501369
It equalizes, nothing to worry about. I saw a high level game go like this, check and then offer a queen trade. I just play e6 and then c5
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>>87501337
>but the animators didn't bother figuring out the rules of the game and ended up with that image
Oh my fucking God you numbskull. YES THEY KNEW THE RULES. This scene literally only works if you understand that this is not a literal checkmate and that white has deliberately moved his own king into capture.
>durr but black can take it and playing that is iwwegal =(
And in the scene, white plays it anyway, *knowing that is a rule*. To demonstrate to the player of black that with the game as a metaphor to their IRL war, the guy playing white is not actually in danger of black and thus he can flaunt himself freely and force black to fall back.
The main character fucking talks this out to you.
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>>87501405
Sir this is /chess/, go back to /lgbt/ or /autism/ or wherever the fuck they watch that gay ass cartoon that tries to make illegal moves into metaphors
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>>87501164
The chesscum stats are from https://www.similarweb.com/website/chess.com/#overview
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>>87501103
The rest of the entire world doesn't produce anime. Anime is primarily for domestic consumption, not export.
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>>87501534
>30% female
So there might be hope for me finding my autistic chess gf after all!
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>>87501534
When normies latch onto a hobby why do they pick the worst software? Why is it only the most dogshit awful services that gain mainstream adoption?
For example when the covid pandemic happened, normies migrated to shitware zoom, which at the time was basically malware, even though there were better options, including open source ones that could be self-hosted (Jitsi)
Now with chess, it got popular, there are 2 major options, a nonprofit open source variant that crowdsources processing power for analysis and is ad-free (lichess) and the shitty freemium site that has less features (chesscum) and everyone picks the latter.
What is it about shitty software and shitty websites and services that is so alluring to normalfags? Is it something I'm missing? Is it the same gene that differentiates autism from normal social functioning? How does it work?
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>>87501581
Just smurf 500 elo and 80% of your opponents will be women
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>>87501591
It's the "my heckin streamer plays there" factor. Us socially maladapted weirdos don't feel the pull of that, but normies obviously do, that's what makes them normies.
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>>87501642
Some of the biggest chess streamers/youtube personalities (e.g. Eric Rosen) exclusively use and advocate for lichess.
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>>87501591
look at this fucking nerd lol
Imma just google chess and click on the first result yknow what Im sayin
t's got nice colors and it tells me all about my brilliant move
I picekd a funny avatar too bro
It even has bots cuz
and mittens is just the funniest thing
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>>87501659
Hikaru and the Roz are the most popular and both play on chess.shill.
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>>87501591
Yes, it's the autism gene. The autism gene makes you obsess over stuff, and buy into the lichess premise that all that matters is the competitive chess experience and that other ways to have fun (like beating streamer bots or watching pogchamps or sharing Mittens memes with your friends) are illegitimate.

Bots with names and portraits are a good example of something lichess will never implement, but casuals on chess.com absolutely love. Many beginners just play the bots and that's it. You may argue that playing bots is dumb and you will not improve, but that's the autism gene talking. They don't want to improve, they want a kind of low-stress sudoku with an incentive to keep grinding (the little crowns you get by beating the bots).
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>>87501591
>>87501759
To add to this: another example is the chess.com brilliant moves. They are dumb and we all know they are dumb. But they reward people for simply playing chess. The autism gene causes obsessiveness which creates intrinsic motivation, so you don't need this kind of reward. But normies don't have that, and so they genuinely like chess.com more.
Lichess is autistic so they'll never implement brilliant moves until they find some mathematically proven formula to determine if a move is brilliant.
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>>87501826
Hence why Thibault is our guy and Danny is our natural enemy.
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>>87500968
>those final rook maneuvers
good old blind pigs on the seventh rank
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>>87500852
They already made a shogi one.
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Redpill me on the Scotch. It seems like it is an opening that gets out of theory very quickly and the rest of the game is just pure tactical skill. Shitters don't know you're supposed to accept the d4 gambit, and you basically get a positional win on move 3 if they don't.
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Additional guideline for puzzles for beginners. My brother in-law fellow improver asked me to play through some puzzles with him as he thinks he's missing something somehow somewhere. So he played some around his level and I asked him to speak his calculations out loud to follow his thought process. We found the blind spot. The general checklist to start on puzzles is to look for:
1.checks
2.captures
3.attacks
My proposed addition to address brother in-law's blind spot:
4. Pinned pawns
He finds pinned pieces but if there's a pinned pawn, especially on a long diagonal, he couldn't see it.
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gotham just said he has way too big of a heart
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>>87502282
>gets out of theory very quickly
Scotch is great but this isn't any more true for it than any other opening.
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>>87502292
hopefully he was being literal
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>>87502302
Am I right in the assessment that it gets tactical quickly? It seems like that when I play. It doesn't get into closed positional nightmares and opens everything right up. Also forces your opponent to not play like a bitch.
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cleanest game of my life and still the 0/0/0 eludes me
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>>87502327
I'd say you're right on the money with respect to beginners. I've recommended some friends the scotch for this reason, it gives them an open position where there is always something to do, same with the scandi.
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>>87502302
3...d6 and the queens come off, everything else geta traded off and you're into a drawish endgame. It's really putting me off playing the scotch.
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>>87502429
You don't have to capture in the center in positions like that. Let black take if he wants, he'll just get an exchange Philidor structure.
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>>87502282
>It seems like it is an opening that gets out of theory very quickly and the rest of the game is just pure tactical skill.
I think this is definitely true at the shitter level, I mainly play shitalian but I play the scotch a decent amount in anon blitz and bullet and it’s very very commonly mishandled, you’ll see exd4 Nxd4 Nxd4 Qxd4 more often than anything else below 2k (lichess explorer confirms) which is pretty comfy for white
>>87502429
you have a ton of options to keep the queens on in that position, become a pawn tension chad
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>>87502302
Really? The theory for something like the Ruy Lopez extends sometimes for a couple dozen moves. I don't know of any line in the Scotch that is that thoroughly analyzed.
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>>87502535
Nta but wasn't it supposed to be drawish and thus kinda bad before Kaspy picked it up? I have no idea about the theoretical status of the Scotch in currentyear tho.
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>>87502580
I thought it was just because closed maneuvering is fashionable for top GMs as opposed to the wide open center you see in the Scotch. I'm pretty sure it's less drawish than the Spanish, but maybe I'm wrong.
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>>87502429
Queens coming off early is just another perk in my book. Low elo players (which is what I am) get super pissed when their queen gets taken off early and they either resign or just start ragechecking. They can't conceive of a game without the queen, which is why they do dumb shit like the Napoleon Attack.
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>>87502650
I went digging through the lichess opening explorer and it initially doesn't seem quite that drawish, but the mainline is quite forcing for white while black has the option to make it more drawish. It's obviously no Berlin endgame, but you probably have better chances of pushing for a win in the Italian/closed Spanish and easier chances of drawing in the Berlin.
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some weird ass openings going on
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How do I win as black with QGD?
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Lichess jannies sent me a warning about my choice of words in chat
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>>87502887
I notice whenever I get openings like that, they are always people with indian names who joined 3 days ago, and somehow have with 1200+ rating on chessscum (aka 1500+ on lichess), they just go for it and try to trip their opponent out
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>>87503010
That's not good anon, what did you say?
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>>87503018
kek i didnt even look, it was nigeria
it was weird because i was going for a smith morra then it just turned into a ghetto french which he played badly
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>>87503001
That's the neat part, you don't.
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>>87503010
it's pretty funny how the chess chatrooms are moderated more harshly than even kindergarten classrooms. I guess they believe the average chess player is some extremely autistic sperg with thin skin and made of feathers. (They're probably right)
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>>87503042
Nigerians are based, they tend to play creatively and if they write in the chat, they're usually friendly.
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The fuck?
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>>87503001
https://lichess.org/1dYWccO6/black
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Was black cheating or do I just suck? 1250 elo 10|0 rapid on chesscum, black premoved the whole opening and was playing extremely fast, black spent an average of 1-5 seconds on each move, while I was taking 30 seconds or more. I tried evaluating carefully and even tried launching my own attack but it failed
It feels like I play very easy opponents who blunder everything, up until around 1250-1300, then there is a sudden difficulty wall with games like this, where I have no idea what to do...
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>>87501759
>>87501826
I may not like it, but it's true. Wanting to be good at something is pure autismo shit and normaloids only, ONLY care about the social aspect of it. Streamers, tv shows, feeling like they're missing out if they're not taking part of this popular thing, all are what drives normies.
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>>87503222
>Was black cheating
dont think so
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>>87503222
These hypermodern fianchetto openings often get premoved even by weak players. Your opponent is relying on the fact that the opening is suboptimal but difficult to punish.
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>>87503222
obviously I can’t say for sure but I don’t think black was cheating, they took so little time because they had a simple plan of kingside pawn storming and you castled right into it, their moves are very natural and not anything that would make me suspicious
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>>87503096
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addition
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>>87503222
doesn't appear to be cheating, just you sucking.

>why didn't opponent spend time thinking, I wasted 30 seconds every move
He had 30 seconds after he made a move to calculate his next move during your turn while you wasted time playing so slowly. And since you played so badly, you weren't posing any difficult questions that would change what his planned next move was very much.
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I felt so smart this game but they could've mated me like 4 times
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>>87502050
I can't recall a shogi TOURNAMENT anime. There's one for shogi gambling (81-diver), one for a school club (Ayumu), a couple for the life of a young pro (3GnL & shogi lolis), but none about actual shogi tournaments. There is a nice manga called Mono No Fu about a kid climbing from zero to hero, but it was axed during an inter-school tournament.
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>>87503195
What a soul sucking opening. Black plays awkward moves until maybe white blunders
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>>87493601
>morphing the heads of a chess master lightyears ahead of you in abilty
Absolutely shameful. Have some respect.
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QGD, Slav or Semi Slav? Which is right for me?
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>>87503905
post elo and opening stats vs d4
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Odd 1.e3 game just now. Fish says i should have played d5 much earlier but otherwise this was reasonably clean.
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So... My elo is 600, and I can't get it up.

Somehow I'm unable to see some pieces during the game, and then I lose it, for example, a wild horse or a bishop appears out of nowhere and destroy my strategy.

How do I get better?

I'm also having trouble checkmating...

Aw man... Look at these losses...
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I don't understand how chesscum ratings seem to be getting harder to achieve, even though the influx of normalshitters. I can't get past opponents playing perfectly solid and executing tactics at 1200 chesscum rapid, but I am 1700 rapid on lichess and it's easy.
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>>87504019
Try decreasing the size of the board so you can see all the pieces at once without moving your eyes.
And chess is about pattern recognition so learn to fear diagonals.
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>>87503794
No, Black plays with a strategy of advancing his queenside pawns.
There is such a thing as strategy in chess.
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>>87503905
QGD
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>>87504068
And then white stops you easily because his pieces are far better positioned and black barely has a queen-sized majority. See Fischer vs Spassky>>87504090
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>>87504096
Yes, a queen-sized majority. Makes sense to me.
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>>87504022
1200 chess.cum is weird. I think it can be slightly harder to cross than it should be because it's one of the possible defaults for new accounts. If you're 1700 li, you should be 1300+ .com.
>>87504019
Board vision is an acquired skill, you'll get there eventually. In the meantime, make a habit of checking each of the opponent's pieces before making your move and seeing if they threaten anything. And play slow chess (ideally 15+10) - you're not good enough for blitz yet.
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>>87504019
>>87504114
Nvm just looked at the picture and saw that you're playing 1+0 and 2+1 bullet. Definitely don't play that lol.
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>>87504036
I'll try that, thanks!

>>87504114
I'll also do that too. Thanks man!
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>>87504127
Somehow I play better 2+1 bullet than the other categories.

I kinda rely on the other person not having enough time to react, and sometimes I don't even have to checkmate the opponent.
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>>87504019
if your elo is below 1000 in bullet, you shouldn’t be playing bullet (and to be honest you could say that for ratings a few hundred points higher than that too). 2+1 and 1+0 especially require strong intuition for the game that you currently don’t have and won’t gain by playing more super fast games. slow down and play some longer time controls until you have a feel for things, rapid is the standard recommendation for beginners, if you absolutely must blitz try to keep it to 5+0 fastest
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>>87504146
NTA but consciously reminding yourself what pieces the opponent still has might help you. i.e. if you have trouble with diagonals, remember that your opponent always has 2 bishops and a queen until you capture them. So run through the checklist every turn and think "where is the white square bishop, where is the black square bishop, and where is the queen" and find them on the board.
Also whenever a piece moves, don't just check what that piece is doing, also check to see if there is any discovered attack or inactive piece behind it that is now active.
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>>87504164
Playing like that won't help you get better. Bullet is where both players dump their pattern recognition at each other. If you have no pattern recognition, you're not really playing chess, you're just making moves and hoping your opponent's clock runs down first.
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>>87504198
>If you have no pattern recognition, you're not really playing chess, you're just making moves and hoping your opponent's clock runs down first.
That's how everyone under 1800 plays in every time control, but instead of hoping their opponent's clock runs down they hope their opponent blunders.
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>>87504221
Sure but it's still up to you to avoid blundering and create positions where it's more likely for your opponent to blunder.
Like I'm trash at 1+0 and win most of my bullet games by flagging, but that's usually because I make my opponent spend more time in positions where he knew he'd get mated if he got sloppy.
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>>87504272
>I make my opponent spend more time in positions where he knew he'd get mated if he got sloppy.
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I want to polish my opening in duckchess but the only people joining in random queue all suck so I can never push its limits, reeee
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>>87504183
Right.

>>87504198
I'll play some of these slow games.

I'll be back soon.
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>>87504391
Dude, play rated games.

I use that lichens app. It's great. Everyone is better than me.
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>>87504433
does nothing to solve the problem. Variants are so neglected, I think part of it is duckchess not even having a leaderboard
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>>87504422
play 10+5
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>control the center
>game is generally won by an outside fast pawn rather than a center pawn
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>>87505047
Read
>The Center: a Modern Strategy Guide
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>>87505047
>control the center all game
>by the end you took all his pawns in the middle and you have an extra one on the side of the board
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Tell me anon: why do you play the King's Indian when you have no idea how to stop a kingside attack following f3?
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>>87505047
if one guy has the center and the other doesnt, its almost impossible for the person without it to quickly transfer rooks, bishops, knights and queens from one side to the other side en masse as quickly as the other guy. That results in the person controlling center able to suddenly outnumber on queenside to squish any overextended lone pawn or block it with 1 piece and immediately move a bunch of stuff kingside to checkmate opponent who was trying to slowly move pieces to support that runner pawn.

Depending on the exact shape of center you have going, you'll often find opponent has one good bishop and one bad bishop or one good knight and one useless knight. Trade away the piece opponent had which still had good mobility and good offense or good defense, then while the other one is cramped and needing several turns to fix itself, you have a few turns to start your plan faster than the opponent

A knight in certain structures will take like 3-4 hops to get where it wants instead of a single hop. Controlling center often isn't about being up material, but having that extra 2 or 3 tempo from cramping them
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Today, I got to play anonymous matches on lichess for the first time in a year. I won 9 out of the ten matches I played. It feels nice to be the player that farms noobs now in anonymous matches instead of being the noob that’s the victim of decent/advanced players in that type of playing mode.
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>>87501630
kek, is that where they're all hiding?
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I will not resign the game. I will play it all the way until the end quickly so I get more time (if theres Increment). Then right before i get mated I will make you sit and wait while I open a new tab and do something else.
Whether it's 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, etc., you will wait until I run the clock down completely, consuming your life span.
On the death bed and youre trying to use your final breaths to say goodbye to your daughter or son, as they walk into the hospital room? Yep, those precious seconds, minutes, all consumed by me, and I did it all on purpose.
Sometimes I'll spare my victims and resign, but you know if I'm just having one of those days (basically every day) I'll consume your life span by running down the clock, and there's nothing you can do it about.
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>>87505370
>f3? c6!
Who here /Pirc/?
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>>87505710
This is my new line against the Pirc. How do you like it??
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Today I played 3 10+0 games and won 2 of them by flagging my opponents in losing positions
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>>87505873
based
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>>87505572
there's nothing stopping me from opening up something else in a new tab too
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>>87505572
You think I'm sitting there staring at your green dot as your time runs down?
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>>87505572
that’s crazy bro i’m pulling up some high quality pornography on my phone and shooting a fat load all over our game on my monitor and taking a picture of it and sending you a link after the game
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Any time someone tries to run the clock down in a mate in 1 position, I just give them an extra hour and go do something else while having mate premoved. I've yet to see anyone last the full hour. They always break after about 20-30 mins.
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>>87506446
Based beyond recognition
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>>87506446
You can give me 90 days in extra time and I'll still wait it out lmao. Whatever helps you cope virgin
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so much freelo coming in on chess.com thank you mittens
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Is this move really brilliant? It seemed obvious to me.
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>>87506887
i captured a pawn there btw
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>>87506887
see >>87501826
chess.com doesn't have the ability to find brilliant moves automatically. it's not worth looking too much into their stupid algorithms. they put minimal effort into it and that's how you should treat it.
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>>87506887
com's updated metric for doling out those !! marks is very simple. If it's a sound sacrifice, you get the !!. They had some more complicated criteria about a year ago but I guess they thought it wasn't giving them out often enough to shit players (aka their beloved paypigs).
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>>87506887
SUGOIIII
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>>87506866
>I'd wait it out! I would! I WOULD!
Wouldn't be the first one to say that and fail. Go back to your 10 second TikToks, zoomie.
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>>87506446
based

>>87506866
cope/cry
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>>87506866
>being a sore loser baby
>calling other people virgin
Too funny.
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Have you ever gotten a checkmate where you didn't even realize it was a checkmate until after you played it?
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>>87507388
no
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Black played Ba6 lining up my rook and queen. I expected this and had something prepared but I miscalculated. Pic related was the reply I had in mind. b5 is still winning but it misses white's best move in this position and gives away a pawn for no reason. After Bxb5 white can just play Re4. This move has to be addressed and bishop cannot take queen because of black's back rank weakness. Re4 right away instead of b5 is the best move. My convoluted idea completely overlooked Re4, instead I played b5 Bxb5 Rb4. Then Bxd3 Rxb6 axb6 fxd3. Bishop and knight vs rook endgame which i THOUGHT was probably a draw. Turns out it isn't a draw and black is winning with perfect play. Of course that wasn't in the cards given the time situation we were both in. So I flagged him.
>>87507388
Multiple times.
>>87507399
Not even as a beginner? I don't believe.
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>>87507404
>Not even as a beginner? I don't believe.
why would you play a move without thinking about what the move does
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>>87507410
I did that all the time when I was first learning. I knew it was check (usually) but not mate. :p
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>>87507421
i was more likely to do the opposite, play something thinking its checkmate then realising ive missed a way to get out of it
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>>87507410
>why would you play a move without thinking about what the move does
This is literally how the vast majority of normie hordes playing on chesscom or whatever play.
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>>87507410
probably more than 50% of players on shitcom and lishit decide moves by clicking on a piece and looking at the little circles on the board that pop up showing where its allowed to move to.
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>>87506887
I don't get it, isn't that just letting the queen take the knight?
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>>87507479
look at the rook and the king and figure out what would come next
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>>87507479
Yes but white has Re1 pinning the queen to the king after that. Queen is toast. It's not a whole queen, as in you're trading rook and bishop for queen and 1 pawn but it's winning by a lot anyway.
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>>87507505
ah clever
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>>87507505
>rook and bishop
rook and kNight. I'm going to bed.
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What do we think of lichess' new opening page?
https://lichess.org/opening/Pirc_Defense/e4%20d6
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>>87507388
Yes, I have a very clear memory of at least one game but maybe there's some others. Something like,
>have black, opponent plays some nonsense pawn moves, I play normally, pawns in the center, knights out, 0-0, etc.
>enemy overextends like crazy with little to no piece activity, I stay solid not trying to do much yet, just gets stuff out
>opponent's plays f3, I refuse to believe that this can't be punished, decide to activate my bishop, give a check after watching that it's not literally hanging, not even scanning for counter-play
>Bg3#
Going back to it, I missed a mate in one and a tactic to give mate, I wasn't even looking for it because it was so stupid I was just bidding my time, not trying to rush things. I remember not even enjoying that victory for how silly that was. The computer even gives me one error and one blunder for not destroying the guy instantly.
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>>87507550
its cool but it feels like theres too much shit going on
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>>87507550
I like the popularity by percentage thing. Pleased to see my dumb nimzo horse sicilian is sitting at 0.05%. Not so dumb line when nobody ever sees it except when they play me (it's still pretty dumb).
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>>87507550
>looking at 10th best responses to different openings
What the ever living fuck are you subhumans playing when I'm not watching?!
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>>87508258
c5!, what now?
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>>87508278
Obviously F4 taking advantage of how overstretched your position is.
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>>87508278
also, 10% of people went with c5, because imagine a random idiot on the street, well 50% of people are even more stupid than that
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>>87508289
>the 2nd and 3rd most common responses
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>>87508308
the most common line after this is for the two retards to offer all 8 pawns as 8 gambits simultaneously. You can't make this shit up. Psychologists need to analyze the mental defects that after a 3rd gambit need to gambit 5 more times.
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>>87508342
>>87508303
>>87508258
>being this much of an autist
this is literally for fun you stupid fuck
two lads sharing a moment
I swear theres nothing worse than all these sweaty tryhards with delusions of grandeur
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Just hit 1300 rapid on Lichess, what should I study?
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>>87508366
Do you know the Lucena position? If not, learn how to do the lucena.
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>>87508385
Should I just do Silman's endgame course?
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>lose two pawns in the endgame thinking I'm queening
>missed he can just sac his bishop for the pawn
>resign instantly
>a split second later I realise it was still a draw
enough chess for today
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>Spent some time studying chess about openings and middle games
>Immediately go on a losing streak afterward
Why do this happen?
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>noooo, you are not allowed to have fun in chess! You are supposed to calculate the most precise way to win on every single move!
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>>87508502
you try to apply the ideas and fail miserably
t. got blown off the board trying the french
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>>87508502
Because you start trying to think strategically instead of tactically. So when opponent plays a weird move you think "uhh, according to the theory that weakens his black squares and creates a weakness on his d4 pawn" so you try to play in the spirit of the position, move the knight and miss that you are now losing a piece due to a 2-move tactic.
Same thing happens in fighting games when you try to switch from unga bunga to thinking about frame data and punishes.
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>>87508400
It's structured so that you learn what's practical.I would say go for it while playing games at the same time to see how much of it you actually need.
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>>87507388
This happens all the time for me in blitz or rapid. A lot of times I don't spend the time to calculate carefully and just go for it with giving checks. But I'm still around 1400/1600 bliz/rapid Lichess, and I imagine I'll need to get faster at recognizing checkmates to progress.
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1500 on lichess = 900 on chess.com is that accurate?
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>>87508725
400 lichess=2100 .scum
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>>87508725
More like 1100 chess.com.
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>>87508725
No, 1500 lichess is closer to == 1100 chesscum
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>>87508725
Actually 1500 leeches is 12 cum
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Thanks, Building Habits.
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>>87508400
NTA. I'm starting to look at this book for myself. I've seen Silman's Endgame Course recommended by multiple GMs and IMs on YouTube, but I've read comments by some people trashing online. I think even if the complaints have some validity, they have to be measured against the value in the course. For example, if Silman says it's a waste of our precious time to learn how to checkmate with bishop and knight because you're never going to need it and it's too hard to learn, we can disregard him and learn it anyway if we are serious students of the game, and for what it's worth, in less than a year of playing online, I have both been checkmated by bishop and knight and had the chance to execute a bishop and knight checkmate, which I failed to do successfully. But it looks like Silman's Endgame Course does do a good job introducing a lot of the elements of endgame tactics and strategy. Maybe I'm naive, but I think as long as Silman is not the only endgame book you ever study, it will be very helpful, and I'll take Daniel Naroditsky's endorsement of the book as a sure stamp of its quality.
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>>87508725
Use this resource as a rough guide. Like others said, 1500 Lichess rapid is probably in the ballpark of 1100 Chess.com rapid.
https://chessgoals.com/rating-comparison/
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lol 1476 on cum rapid is 96th percentile. how shit are people at chess?
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>>87509912
there are 6 gazillion sub-1000 rapid casuals on chesscom
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>>87510000
strongest chess.com paypig vs average lichess chad
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>>87509861
Does neither just publish the rating distribution curve?
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>>87508400
Do you want to learn how to play endgames properly? Then yes you should definitely purchase it. It's the most dense with great material and it's also very cheap as far as chess books go. You grow with the book, but don't move too fast, make sure you know all the material in a given section before moving on.
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>>87510054
They do, but you can’t predict anything about your spot on one curve from your spot on the other, the player pools are significantly different.
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>>87494162
>benoni
>benko
>nimzo

what the fuck are these words i dont even know what i'm reading

i started learning how to play chess 2 weeks ago, what kind of rabbit hole am i in for?
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>>87510054
That wouldn't answer the question because knowing the average Chess.com user rating wouldn't tell the difference in strength between the average Chess.com user and the average Lichess user. Lichess's rating system works so that the average rating is 1500. For example, if Lichess executed all non-GMs and only GMs were left playing on the site, then 1500 would still be the average rating, but 1500 would be GM-strength.
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>>87510117
Surely being able to say "top x percentile" on one is roughly equivalent to "top x percentile", or are they really that skewed? Why would they even be that skewed
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>>87510159
A wild ride.
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>>87510159
lurk before posting. you might not even like chess enough to stick around until you find out what those words mean.
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>>87510179
Chesscom attracts the lowest common denominator given their domain name. Chess.com is a lot more intuitive than lichess.org. Better players also understand that chesscum is absolute dogshit compared to lichess. There's a reason the best bullet players in the world only play exclusively on lichess.
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>>87510159
Openings have names and Benoni, Benko and Nimzo some of the different responses to 1. d4.
The Nimzo-Indian defense is named after Aron Nimzowitsch, the Benko gambit is named after Pal Benko and the Benoni defense is named after a book of the same name that dealt among other things with theory in this opening.
Don't worry, you pick this stuff up pretty easily over time.
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>>87510159
This is all very basic stuff. I suggest you drop whatever you're doing and get a book called Modern Chess Openings by Nick de Firmian. Read that cover to cover and make sure you understand everything there before you continue playing any more chess games.
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>>87498284
based grob and unorthodox opening chad
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>>87510254
(This is a joke post btw.)
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>>87510179
>Surely being able to say "top x percentile" on one is roughly equivalent to "top x percentile", or are they really that skewed?
Not even close, chesscom has so many more casuals it really drags down their averages. Take a look at the chesscom rating curve, the average rating is 725 and the vast majority of players are sub-1000, while the lichess average at 1500 is approximately equal to ~1100 on chess.com as others have said which is like 80th percentile.
>Why would they even be that skewed
Newfag shitters who want to check out chess are going to google "chess" and end up on chess.com, lichess skews more towards enthusiasts
>>87510257
hey thanks :>
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>>87510301
The chess.cum percentiles really are meaningless when 99th percentile basically means that you're getting to the point where you're actually playing chess and not just randomly pushing wood.
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>>87500297
Mamedyarov might be my most favourite player whos currently active because he is a tactical genius WHILE playing d4. That is just so chad its unbelievable.
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>>87503745
>shogi lolis
thanks for the recommendation. Does it go into depth about the game? I watched Ayumu and I felt it was a mediocre romance that used shogi as its setting and not as the point of the show...
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>>87509733
My biggest problem with Silman is that he's American which is why everyone shills his books. America is not known for its amazing chess, especially not 25 years ago when Silman was writing his books.
There's also a specific strong argument against his method. He advocates a checklist-based, systematic approach, and there's plenty of evidence that this is the opposite of how strong players actually play. The openly anti-Silman book Move First, Think Later talks about that in detail.
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>>87500945
what go anime?
and why is it so fun to play
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>>87510405
It's for sure a breath of fresh air to watch him play. I still remember that interview from that game against fabiano. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5cRDvVOvVM
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>>87510500
I'm a Slav but I really like how Silman uses example analyses from low elo players to illustrate a point.
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>accidentally checkmated my opponent again
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>>87500945
Chess looks cooler, has international notoriety, and is more romanticized. The way the pieces are carved into the likeness of kings, queens, and medieval castles give the game a timeless sense of drama and aesthetic wonder. People watch chess and they immediately feel compelled to learn it. while Go and Shogi are visually as appealing as checkers.
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>>87510629
shogi is soulless, but go stones are based
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>>87510502
Hikaru no Go is an excellent autistic go anime. Chess players should enjoy it because it conveys the spirit of competition and self-improvement over a board game so well.

>The anime is literally about the game and its real-world competitive scene, not just using it as a backdrop.
>There's no romance. In a couple scenes, a girl appears to be vaguely into the main character, he just completely ignores her because he's fully absorbed by go. That's the extent of it.
>The games make sense and the moves match the action as required. A professional go player was deeply involved with the production.
>Despite the autism, there are some very touching moments that are all somehow related to the game and competition.

It would be amazing to have something like that about chess. Instead we have Queen's Gambit, which is really a show about Beth Harmon's love life.
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>>87510649
also
>ugly crooked teeth weirdo sucks in bed
>handsome cowboy makes her whimper
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>>87510649
man the aesthetic looks like ass
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>>87510629
>The way the pieces are carved into the likeness of kings, queens, and medieval castles give the game a timeless sense of drama and aesthetic wonder. while Go and Shogi are visually as appealing as checkers.
Next you'll be talking about how Warhammer 40k figurines are peak aesthetics.
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>accidentally checkmated myself again
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>>87506887
Brilliant moves depends on the players' elo now. So if you get a brilliant move and you think it's normal, the site is telling you you're a shitter.
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forcing myself to only play rapid on my phone so I can’t draw arrows
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im 1500 on chess.cum im better than 99% of this thread.
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>>87510833
i'm 650 on lichess
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>>87510833
I just hit 1500 blitz chesscum like 2 days ago. 1500 rapid was my goal when I first started playing in 2020, but I have a feeling all the ratings are bloated now cause of the new players. Feels like I've been cheated out of reaching my goal.
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>>87510437
Ryuuou(ToT) no Oshigoto! started as an LN with a lot of accurate descriptions of the pro shogi scene, and some passages based on actual shogi problems and pro games. The anime stayed accurate, actually picturing the same problems, and using actual games! They don't do as much basic shogi education like the cat-animations in 3GnL though; the shogi presented is pretty high-level.

The climactic game towards the end is based on rules-lawyering though, pointing out two conflicting rules in a constructed position; see HIDETCHI's video "Final Judgement" for details on that exact position.
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>>87510649
completely agree. It's one of the few manga series I wanted to own and reread. (Same artist as Death Note, right?)
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>>87510649
i generally don't watch anime but i just saw the first episode and holy shit it's real good. thanks for the recommendation anon
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>>87493601
hey guys, retard here. currently rated around 480 rapid on chess.com and i started a week ago.

i'm not very smart, but how long do you guys think it will take me to hit around 1000? i know i'm not intelligent enough to become a chess master, i just want to learn to play a decent game of chess and hold my own against an opponent
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>>87511137
1-3 months depending on how autistic do you want to get about improoving.
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There's no way in heaven or hell this guy is not cheating in rapid. I reported him over a week ago, but still unbanned. It's absurdly blatant.

https://lichess.org/@/kissofchessx
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>>87511137
>>87511187
But of course if you put in little to no work, you could also be hardstuck at 800 forever. Really depends on your work ethic.
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>>87511137
Anywhere from a month to never. If you just play the game, it all depends on talent; you might get there you might not. If you actually study the game mindfully along with playing, it shouldn't take even a retard more than a few months.

Talent dictates how far you can get without studying. Hard work dictates the rest up to FM level.
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>>87501088
>>87498548
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>>87495000
he looks like a 4channer
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>>87511207
nta, how would you relate elo to talent?
like how much talent for each elo range without study
also what about above FM level?
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>>87510833
I only play the meme bots
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>>87507388
Yes but I'm getting mated
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>>87510833
I'm hardstuck at 1700 on chess.com and I challenge shittalkers in this general to games because I'm always 90% sure I'll win.
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>>87511237
No clue. I got 2000 lichess rapid before hitting a wall; others I know got stuck at 1600 or 1200. Probably based on IQ.

Higher than FM you have to have been playing seriously since childhood, as a rule
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>>87511031
I guess I will watch 3GnL before this then. Thank you for the recommendations anon. Glad to meet other people in this general who share the love for anime and chess.
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>>87511187
1-3 months is very fast if anon is a full time student or works. It took me the better part of a year to hit 1000.
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>>87511191
lmao, 2400 rapid and 1700 bullet. sure bud!
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>>87511439
Also has never lost a single rapid game except once, to a banned cheater.
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Tfw just beat the a guy three times in a row and twice from completely lost positions. One swindle, one flag and one KG ass whooping. All the no increment fags are missing out.
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>>87511137
Don't blunder a full piece in the first 15 moves and you'll do fine. Play principled chess and learn to calculate 3 moves deep.
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just drew a game because on time pressure i cant win with a rook and king
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>>87510500
Thanks for articulating that criticism. I've read other people say similar things. I'm treating the book as a source to learn a lot of things about endgames (e.g., what the Lucena position is and how to win it) and not as everything I ever need to learn about how to play endgames. Hopefully it won't cripple me and make me a terrible endgame player for life.

Thanks also for mentioning Move First, Think Later. I've been listening to Perpetual Chess podcasts while driving recently and heard that recommended. I just checked that out online.
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>>87511507
Just stop playing 10+5. Everyone cheats there.
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>>87511630
learn the braindead technique for that one. it's not the most efficient but you don't have to think.
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>>87503745
3 gatsu no lion.
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>>87511630
no increment?
with atleast 10 secs you can blitz the simplest way
>make them move into opposition
>check with the rook
>repeat until on the edge of the boarf and mate
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>>87511740
Oh wait nevermind I didn't see the 3gnL in the parentheses, it's the closest to a tournament anime I think though.
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>>87511729
what's the efficient way?
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>>87511763
The most efficient rook mates require some calculation as it depends on position. You select your rook and king moves such that you box the king towards a corner instead of just getting it to the side of the board. The braindead way is just push it to the side, do the king shuffle and waiting move routine, mate. This will take a few extra moves than the very fastest possible.
pic related is fish doing the fastest version
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>>87511763
and the easier slow method you don't need to think during
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>>87511536
Accepting the rematches and continuing to shit on them is such a good feeling, but anytime they beat me in a rematch I think they cheated.
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ZERO points for a draw would save top gm chess. No win no points
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>>87511630
This is the easiest mate and should be learned before you play a single game more.
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>>87512546
actually ladder mate is probably easiest conceptually
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>>87512657
They are comparable and both Level 1 mates. Once you've done it once, you'll never forget it.
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>>87510748
Warhammer 20k figures are too specific. Chess's aesthetic is clearly feudal, but it's abstract enough that it becomes universal and easy to project your own imagination onto. Everybody all over the world intuitively understands the majesty of chess.
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>>87510649
>Instead we have Queen's Gambit, which is really a show about Beth Harmon's love life.
Filtered. It's about Beth Harmon's lack of a love life, and her subsitution of basic human needs with chess.
One of the main messages is that her relationships all fail because she cannot place human social interaction above her fixation with competitive chess.
The biggest relationship the show focused on was with Harry Beltik, who leaves her almost immediately, and compares her to obsession and career to that of Paul Morphy.
Later, when she's asked about any man she's ever fancied, she mentions Townes, a guy whose first name she doesn't even know who was never even interested in her, proving she has no idea how romance works and can only idealize it.



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