Grand Prix edition>Play online:https://lichess.org>Chess websites, tools, videos and books:https://pastebin.com/f3UUzP2T>Join our team and weekend's tournaments:https://lichess.org/team/vietnamese-basket-weaving-forum>Previous threads:https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/search/text/chess/type/op>>88962177
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>watch some chessable course for my opening>make a lichess study with my losses and study my main weaknesses>study some sharper lines in my opening, or lines which gave me trouble>watch some anime and get ready for the next daywhat does /chess/'s endgame within their study routine look like?
so I made a fresh account on lichess to spam blitz (3+0) super casually and not trash my rating on main account, possibly get lower rating and enjoy easy games like I would do on coolmathgamesjust today I played 3 perfect games with like 1 inaccurate move and 94% accuracy (and not those cases where you would win piece early and no matter that you do it's still winning so it counts as perfect game)suspicioushttps://lichess.org/rhpFhy9Ghttps://lichess.org/YNfcGmlV/black (cute early passed pawn)https://lichess.org/LXFHvzIo
https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/lego-iconic-chess-set-40174what's that orange thing?
Has anybody gone through the entirety of Yusupov's 9 book course? I put the second book on hold for Aagaard's attacking manual but was wondering if my time would be better spent on Yusupov before starting other books.
>>88978624It's a tool to help you remove legos. Especially the smooth flat ones that make up the surface of the board.
>>88978773Where's that really greasy girl and the autistic child?
>>88978898are Pinkamena and Eline the "literally me" characters of /chess/?
What's your go-to thinking pose? For me it's hand over mouth. When I get better I will transition to the Danya-style closed eyes posture.
Days go by and my rating (painfully slowly) climbs, the more I'm leaning towards the MVL repertoire, at least for black. Grunfeld and Najdorf games are never boring. I might lose in under 20 moves because I don't know either of them well yet but it's FUN losing.
>>88978370The top end of wimmins chess desperately needs some better looking girls.
>>88978999I lean back and stare at the ceiling.
>>88979024>I might lose in under 20 moves because I don't know either of them well yet but it's FUN losing.literally me fr. what is your main choice as white?
>>88978624orange transparent chainsaw
>>88978898Kek thank you sirs
>>88978624Banned LEGO tool
>>88979240should have assigned the digits by rating
>>88979240Give me the Russian milf please
>>88979078I still play a shitty english. That might get changed in future too.
>>88978370Any meaningful additions to the pastebin?
>>88978919Eline is the "literally a goddess" of /chess/, yes.
Imma let you in on a little secret.The best defense in chess is...ACTIVE COUNTERPLAY
>f3cringe>f4basedhow can one little square make such a difference?
>>88979801if the link is the same of prev thread nothing changed
>If the queen comes to h4 now, I could go Qh3 trading queens into a better endgame [...]
I have a grievance with Aman Hambleton. Aman to his viewers:>never resign!Aman to people he smurfs in his rating runs:>let's humiliate him so he resigns!It's shitty.
>>88979969I hate rating speed runs. I think it's mean spirited to people that just want to play a game with people in their own skill level. I'm glad that lichess officially bans this.
>>88979969He's just a leaf, they're two-faced people like that.
I have a grievance with Daniel Naroditsky.Daniel to his English-speaking viewers:>never resign!Daniel in Russian-only channels:>The west deserves nothing but nuclear annihilationIt's shitty.
>>88979919Maybe this shows that memorizing openings is much more important that calculation/tactical ability
>>88980199Based. Seems like the friendship with Karjakin is starting to rub off on him.
Do you guys study the games where you won or mostly focus on losses?I ask because I checked a game where I think I won "cleanly", but it still had many missed opportunities.
>>88980461I check both losses and wins. At my level there is very little chance I played a perfect game.
I've noticed that my internal monologue changes accents depending on what's happening on the board.If I'm just subtly improving my position I speak in a Russian accent, or if I go into full trade mode I start speaking like a stereotypical Indian.
today it finally happened, i was woken up mid sleep cycle so i could remember what i was dreaming about - i was solving chess puzzlesthis subconcious training is what is gonna take me to the next level
>>88980613extremely based... we will make it to gm my brother!
>>88980572My internal monologue is always that a cute little anime girl. Is it not the same for you?
>>88979919>Tomic S.>London system I would cringe if the London system was publicly associated with my name.
>>88980572Principled Russian angel vs. the wood pushing jeet devil
>>88978898Kekd and based
>>88979573>make a quiet move>assume this stance, stare opponent in the eye, gauging his reactionThis has to be a good psychological weapon OTB.
>>88978898>>88979844why is there dirt on her arm then?
>>88978898should have put them in front of the troon instead
You've all but secured a hard fought draw. Now it's your move. White to play and draw.
>>88978999i lean back in my gaming chair and imagine myself floating in an endless pool of chess pieces
I once had a situation where my opponent used my own knight to capture my pawn. Was pretty funny. Casual otb games are sovl. What would they do if it happened in a tournament game?
>>88981341too lazy to calculate, i just know you want to get to c1/c2/c3 so black takes the pawn then can't move out of the way to let their pawn promotedoes it matter which direction you go? i'd assume h8 but dunno
>>88981811>>88981341actually maybe you'd be too far away with h8
>>88981341King f8 and then king race.
>>88981811That's the right idea.Kf8 loses. Kh8 draws. The simplest way to think about it is that you want to get to the right of the black king so you can box him in in front of his pawn, so you need to be adjacent to the c2 square when he captures your pawn. You want to chase him down the a1-h8 diagonal. When he gets to c2 (by the most direct path), you'll step to d4. Then ...Kb2, Kd3. Also if 1. Kf8?? Kf5?? 2. Kg7 regains the draw.
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>>88982084Nobody cares about your little circlejerk.
>>88982074that is so counter-intuitive
>>88982127coming from it above the king you'll get blocked off and end up in a position like this when you need to get the king on c2
Today I randomly came across a game where Karjakin beat another gm in a 2 knights vs pawn endgame. I didn't know that was possible.
>>88982348It's one of the earliest openings mentioned in Fundamental Chess Endings, which gives you the quick Troitsky test for knowing when it's winning or not. But when it is winning, the winning procedure involves around 30 pages of analysis from Troitsky for the general case, and English endgame books don't bother including it - at least, none that I've seen. Karjakin probably got to study it in the original Russian sometime.
/our girl/ zefcat did a tournament review today.Tied for 2nd place and won 260 dollars!!Back over 2000.Dabbing on the haters.
>>88982887Good for her!
I played a 2060 FIDE guy with a russian flag in 960. He really wasn't all that impressive in the queenless middlegame, at one point I was straight up winning a piece if I had played the move I originally intended to. Of course I blundered, and then blundered even harder. He converted with brutal precision, didn't even give a hint of counterplay. I know it's just a "meaningless" blitz game, but when I occasionally get to face these big guys, I usually don't get blown off the board. The future is hopeful.
Bobby was right about them
>>88983016>new IP>le bobby fischer was right!!Just shut the fuck up already. Nobody wants to hear it. Either discuss chess or fuck off to >>>/pol/. This is a Semite friendly general and I will not have you disrupt our cozy discussions with remarks intended to divert attention to (You).
>>8898046190% I look over games I won, maybe it’s for ego reasons, but generally don’t look at the ones I lost.If I had a winning position then fumbled it I’ll usually look, but idk I feel like I know how I lost most times. More interested in how I won, and how to do that again.
>>88980461I try to look at all of them unless the game was dumb and I don't need stockfish lording it over me how dumb i am.
>>88982348>>88982719I've never heard of this endgame. It's crazy that 2 knights vs a king is drawn but give your opponent a pawn and suddenly it's winnable.
>>88980461In rapid I spend more time studying the games I lost. If I win a game with like 1 inaccuracy or less, then I feel like there's not much I can get from it.In blitz I mostly just click the analysis on the games I won so I can see the graph and feel good about myself.Maybe I look at the opening if I lost the game because I didn't know what the h*ll to do.
>>88983101That's because of stalemate if i'm not mistaken, your opponent's gotta have a couple of waiting moves before mate
i decline to make a decision first
>>88978999Pressing my index finger and thumb against my forehead
he really resigned when i had 0.5 seconds left
>>88977245My chesscom blitz has now passed 2000, does this mean I can play in the tournaments now?
>>88983613good morning sir
>>88983613Honestly, that's extremely based.
Holy fucking based
>>88983613>jeet savage's first encounter with an honorable white man
Would you let Stjepan fart in your mouth for 500 FIDE rating points?
>>88983772>arroganceUnbased. Debased. Tainted.
>>88983823>Mexican flagNot white racist-tard.
>>88983958>ambition is badMight as well troon out already with that mentality.
>>88983979Spoken like cattle.
>>88983977there are many white latinos
>>88984123There is a 90% statistical change that that Mexican isn’t
defame Moke go broke
This was a casual rapid game against a 2280 rated indianWhy are they like this?
>>88984308This was the game btw
>>88984166whiter than you ranjeet
>>88984308>>88984313hey, blindest_bandit sir, why did you leave the weavers? nice game btw. i love when they play Bh4, allow g5 and give up e5.
>>88984352I didn't leave the weavers, I'm zoombam and this is my alt account on which I either play blindfold chess or play new stuff that I'm just learning
>>88984380average mexican man
>>88984372oh, it's you! you're dropping the hyper accel dragon for the najdorf? i gotta say, as a najdorfian, that's based
>>88984478I've been playing the Najdorf on and off for some years, I just think I'm weaker with it, especially on sidelines. But every time I get crushed in the HAD with some meme opening, like some delayed Alapin nonsense, I start reconsidering my life choices and get back to the Najdorf. Chest has done this to me many a time with his Nbd2 stuff
Good lord scandi players just fucking crumble when you play b4 against Qa5
>>88984532>some meme opening, like some delayed Alapin nonsenseyou gotta sit down for a couple hours one evening, turn an engine on (do it locally as in download stockfish.exe -- don't use the online version. give it as much CPU and RAM that you can possibly give it), go through the masters database to find lines against what he plays, collect your analysis in a PGN and put it in a movetrainer (you can use a free slot on chessable). also playing the najdorf against chest won't help because he plays the moscow.
>>88984643Yeah, I have the correct response for that Chest set up, I just don't like playing the positions that arise. The delayed Alapin with Nbd2 that Chest beats me with I just encounter at players above 2300 and almost never below that rating, and since I don't play that many 2300+ in that line, I have very little incentive to go to the good stuff.Also I'm not playing the Najdorf specifically because of Chest lol, it's just something I keep as a secondary weapon
>>88984687>Yeah, I have the correct response for that Chest set up, I just don't like playing the positions that arise.there's gotta be other variations that you like. i refuse to believe that the delayed alapin is so forcing that you can only play a handful of things against it. >Also I'm not playing the Najdorf specifically because of Chest lol, it's just something I keep as a secondary weaponi know, just letting you know. anyway, i would learn something else entirely as a secondary weapon i.e. not another sicilian. you have a lot to choose from: the french, the caro, the alekhine, the pirc, the philidor and e5 (this one is probably too much theory for a secondary weapon).
>>88984756>there's gotta be other variations that you like. i refuse to believe that the delayed alapin is so forcing that you can only play a handful of things against it.probably there are, but they do get somewhat more limited when you want to have a response that consistent with the main repertoire. You don't want a response that's good but allows white to transpose into some other opening you don't know or play>i know, just letting you know. anyway, i would learn something else entirely as a secondary weapon i.eYeah, that's definitely a thing. I did something like that against d4, where my main thing is the Nimzo and now learning the Grunfeld. We'll see I might pick something else up
>>88980722>My internal monologue is always that a cute little anime girl.
my internal monologue is gilbert gottfried yelling racial slurs at my opponent
>>88984794>where my main thing is the Nimzo and now learning the Grunfeld.damn, that's a lot of theory. if i were you, i'd pick a low theory secondary weapon like the dutch stonewall.
>>88984756>the french, the caro, Cringe.>the alekhineBased? >the pirc, the philidor and e5Cringe.
>>88984872pirc is based
>>88984875Discount KID tier.
>>88984871>damn, that's a lot of theory.Yes, I'm not afraid of theory for a secondary/tertiary weapon, what gave it away?
>got to underpromote to knight against a damiano shittertop kek
>>88984914Couldn't you just take the e5 pawn with the knight and win the game on move 3?
>>88985010you have an advantage sure but its still defendable + is more annoying after something like Nxe5 Qe7, i prefer Bc4 first
>>88985021no, it's not defendable. it's literally _the_ refutation of the damiano. what's your rating?
>>88985032higher than yours retard
>>88984908>The Grünfeld? Yes, that's my fourth choice against d4, how could you tell?
>Alapin>delayed AlapinThere is something I just fundamentally hate about it. Ima finna study it in depth and write a book length refutation of it.
>>88978999I fiddle with my moustache. When I'm thinking.There's one asian GM who always rubs his hair in a circular pattern while thinking, can't recall his name though.
>>88984891They're totally different openings, only shitters think they're comparable.
anyone have stats/graph on the # of games played vs rating?curious
>>88985188>anyone have stats/graph on the # of games played vs rating?Yeah.
>>88985021You sound like Stjepan>yeah, this moves wins on the spot, but he weakened his a2-g8 diagonal anyway so I decided to go for a more positional aproach
>>88985032Dunning-Kruger moron. If they don't take the knight you can't just win the rook or mate them as if they played fxe5. If they play Qe7 and you still go for Qh5+ out of stubbornness you will just come out of it down a piece.https://youtu.be/9Bd6oFMi2Jw?t=129This opening is objectively garbage just like the grob, but just like in the grob you gotta be aware of the shit involved because people playing it at anything other than ultra-beginner level WILL be aware that it's shit and WILL be looking to trap you in your overconfidence. Not that guy by the way.
>>88985295chessbase database has Nxe5 as the most played move, followed by Nc3 then d4. stockfish (lichess cloud) gives Nxe5 +2.6 and Bc4 +2.0. Nxe5 is simply the most direct refutation. https://database.chessbase.com/what's your rating?
>>88985188What openings would she play?
>>88985316Are you too stupid to know how to read? I did NOT say Nxe5 isn't a move there. I said it doesn't outright "win on the spot". Stockfish gives it as the top move indeed, but it's +1.62. That's not the advantage of winning a whole rook because he has the option of declining the knight sac with Qe7. If you still try you lose a piece, and that's the trap. You would know this if you had at least watched the highlighted part of the video i sent instead of running away from the argument.
>>88985228analyze it yourself retard, the engine prefers mine
>>88985371it does outright win on the spot. Qe7 doesn't defend. look at some of the games on chessbase. what is your rating?>>88985384> the engine prefers mineno, see picwhat is your rating?
>>88985408Show me a line where you can grab the rook on h8 after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 Qe7. I'll be waiting.
>>88985444why are you so focused on grabbing a rook? you don't have to tell me your rating. i know you're bad.
>>88985444Show me how Qe7 defends.
>>88985444NTA but Qh5+ g6 Nxg6 hxg6 Qxh8
>>88985488Qxe4+ wins the knight after Nxg6 so ignore me. Best move is just to drop the knight back apparently and be up a pawn with black having a queen in front of their king for some reason
>>88985467>>88985479>>889854883...Qe7 4.Qh5+?? g6 5.Nxg6 Qxe4+! and the knight is lost. Congratulations on unironically losing to what is objectively worst chess opening of all time after e4 e5 Nf3.
>>88985444Why are you so focused on grabbing the rook? if if he declines that with Qe7, you're still significantly better and you give him the extra option to blunder the rook as well. And at shitter level most opponents do blunder the rook
>>88985532Qh5+ isn't forced after Qe7 and I never said it was. I also never claimed that you can win a rook after Qe7. You're so fucking unbelievably bad. I'm citing masters databases, and you're strawmanning me with a fucking Stjepan video. Now show me how Qe7 defends.
>>889853471. Nd5+ Ke6:D
>load into game>opponents flag is Indian >abandon game
Is chess24 down?
>>88985408use a better engine dummy
>>88985538Yes, at the shitter level most opponents do blunder the rook, but at the shitter level most people on the white side here aren't really decisively winning with a +2.x advantage either.>>88985539And that certainly includes your level.
Is it more helpful to manually annotate a game while using an engine? I feel like this way there is less clutter than the full automatic analysis.
>>88985593>And that certainly includes your level.Show me how Qe7 defends here, if you can.Why are you so scared of stating your rating?
>>88985593>Yes, at the shitter level most opponents do blunder the rook, but at the shitter level most people on the white side here aren't really decisively winning with a +2.x advantage either.True, but here you have two options:1. take the pawn, have a +2.5 advantage in best case scenario+you give the opponent the option to blunder away further material2.don't take the pawn and be +2Anyway you put it, shitter level or not, the first option is better
even if the Bc5 line is slightly lower evaluation, it is still clearly winning and is much simpler to play and allows for more mistakes from black
>>88985655seeing as am i at a high elo, one can assume that someone playing the damiano is well prepared for Nxe5 as it is babbiest first response, im not interested in retarded "uhh but maybe hes a shitter" hopechess
>>88985615Defends against what? You think i'm trying to make a point that the fucking damiano defence is good or something? Jfc, just go back to school and learn how to read.>>88985655You do have a point, but i think this anon right here put it quite nicely: >>88985693
>>88985727>Dunning-Kruger moron. If they don't take the knight you can't just win the rook or mate them as if they played fxe5. If they play Qe7 and you still go for Qh5+ out of stubbornness you will just come out of it down a piece.Why did you say ^ this to me then? Where did I say that after Qe7 Qh5+ was forced? YOU need to go back to school and learn how to read. I said Nxe5 is _the_ refutation and I proved it by showing that in the chessbase masters database, there are no Bc4 games, and I showed that Stockfish running on Lichess Cloud shows Nxe5 as being better than Bc4. Masters overwhelmingly choose Nxe5 and Stockfish prefers it too, therefore it is _the_ refutation.
>>88984123There are zero white latinos.>t. has a white latina gf and call her a brown 3rd worlder just to spite her.
>>88985856yes yes anon we're all very impressed that you have a gf
>>88985408>>88985655Comparing evaluation of highly different depth possibly on different versions of stockfish is disingenuous. 15.1 at 42/57 gives +1.8 after 3.Nxe5 Qe7. I do not disagree that Nxe5 is stronger. The point people are making is that although you get a big advantage in both lines there is no straightforward win in either case.
>>88985891I promise she's real this time! I didn't have to pay her or anything either!
>>88985786>why did you say this to me then?>whyJesus fucking christ the guy's actually serious... he thinks i'm defending the damiano opening, that i'm saying it's good. You're a moron of such epic proportions i can't even describe. Learn how to read you fucking baboon.What i am saying is that BOTH of these moves win (if you don't suck) and that there is no point in going on a rant about how it's "le slightly suboptimal!!!" like the autist you have been for this whole thread. Do you also always play the Berlin against the Spanish because stockfish says it's oh so slightly better? THAT's what i am saying. Both of these are top engine moves and there's no point in outright dismissing one of them as "simply bad" just because it isn't SF's first like an idiot engine savant.
>>88985973Why are you strawmanning so hard? The original gif guy said Qe7 is defendable and I said it's not defendable then I said Nxe5 is _the_ refutation, which I've already proven.You lose.
>>88985998its not a forced win thus it is defendable
>>88986005Down a central pawn with a weak king isn't defendable. Masters database shows 100% winrate for white.
>>88986027>appeal to authority
>>88986030Just showing that it has a 100% loss rate. If it were defendable, it wouldn't have a 100% loss rate and it'd be played a lot more. It's objectively awful and undefendable. Maybe things are different at your shitter level, though.
>>88986095if its so bad then why did those masters play it? did they intend to lose?
>>88986105Their intentions don't matter. Chess is objective.
>>88986095>it's objectively awfulThere's the retard again still thinking anyone was defending this opening. Unbelievable. Guy's a goldfish.By "defendable" the gif dude meant you can't do any super heavy punishment after Qe7, Ne7 and the like. You can't force mate, win the exchange, etc. You still have an entire game to win after that move. You cannot just guarantee resignation by move 3 as was clearly implied when you said:>Couldn't you just take the e5 pawn with the knight and win the game on move 3?Probably thinking that fxe5 is forced or something.Also, black can grab your central pawn after you retreat the knight if you didn't notice.>>88986105Probably blitz games or rapid. Even masters play all kinds of dumb shit in those.
>>88986220I didn't say anyone was defending the opening. I said the position isn't defendable. There's a difference.As I said before, check chessbase masters games to see how white punishes Qe7. This:>>Couldn't you just take the e5 pawn with the knight and win the game on move 3?Is not me.>Also, black can grab your central pawn after you retreat the knight if you didn't notice.Check the database games.What's your rating?
>>88986105>the Söycloud>if its so bad then why did those masters play it?
>>88985545followup is nice, chasing that king all the way to a field goal
>>88986269>this is not meYes it is you lying faggot. Not a single person here writes this "_the_" shit with the underscores but you.But alright, even if the guy who says "win the game on move 3" isn't you, here >>88985408 you say it "wins on the spot", which is pretty much the same as the win on move 3 thing in different words. Just admit you're a moron who simply thought fxe5 was forced, felt dumb after being called a moron and just moved the goalposts.
Testing out lc0.What should I put as the value for>blunder check limit (centi-pawn)I like the lichess one but I can't find the exact value.
>>88985347Nd5 first, get that queen off the board because while generally an offensive piece she’s just too mobile and can do defensive duty just as well.M8 in 8 then.
>>88985551>not dabbing on a can’t poo in looDunno what it is about street shitters, but for the elo rating that leads to them being matched with me somehow I always dab.Maybe they learned openings but reasoning skills are shit tier? Regardless they 95% lose against me, fuck em lol.
>>88986464>dabbing on StockfishI'm not at 3000 elo level yet anon...
>>88986476Fish?In an Indian diet?There’s no fish on the plate in the subcontinent, too much shit in the water unironically.
>>88986398>Yes it is you lying faggot. Not a single person here writes this "_the_" shit with the underscores but you.There are no underscores in this post: >>88985010>But alright, even if the guy who says "win the game on move 3" isn't you, here >>88985408 (You) you say it "wins on the spot", which is pretty much the same as the win on move 3 thing in different words. I said that guy wasn't me, not that I don't think it doesn't win on the spot. I'm 2200 liblitz. Play me. Drop your account name and I'll challenge you.
>Queen? It's ferz for me.
You guys need to stop fighting!This is supposed to be a calm place!Don't let Joey get to you!Drop your ego waffles at the door!God bless you both!
>>88986618>grandmama why do daddy and mommy fight so muchOh sweet naive anon, they’re not fighting, they’re fucking.Trying to conceive a new meme, thesis antithesis synthesis, this synthesis is what they’re trying to conceive.‘Course, they’ll only succeed if they aren’t fags.
What has modern chess ultimately learned form engines in terms of strategy?
>>88986673French defence lives up to its title, for one.Completely refuted.
Should I play for team d4 or team e4 in the sh*tter rematch?Not many people have signed up yet, but e4 is always favored I assume.What do you think??
>>88986714why play if you don't have an opinion on the matter?
>>88986718My opinion is e4 because that's what I exclusively play but the team e4 might already be too overpowered.
>>88986714D4Then do a London continuation L O N D O NONDON
>>88986308wow, more viable than the damiano
>>88986603based shatranj grandee(check out "Al-Suli's Diamond", an endgame problem that went unproven for a thousand years!)
>>88986714pick which one you like to play anon
>>88986714You should probably just play what you normally play. If the e4 players of /chess/ are better, so be it. In the previous one the strongest d4 playing regular went with team e4 too though, so there's a chance for you to balance it out.
>B-but the engine says...>I don't care.
>dominate positionally so bad my opponent just resigns in a closed positionthey call me karpov
>it's another London gameI've got nothing left to lose. Nothing can hurt me anymore. My life is nothing but comedy.
https://lichess.org/0OZe5shXfite me onegai
>Adventurer piece setThis is so based. Any way to use it on lichess?
I've been thinking of playing out every slow game from memory right after they end. Is that a helpful excercise? I did it once and it wasn't too difficult. Endgame was a bit tricky, but still.
>>88987396no sounds pretty pointlessjust go through the game and analyze it without engine
Anybody else playing only classic time control of 30 mins with or without increment? Correspondence is also cool since I don't like playing chess on the go, like looking for a blitz/bullet match when I have a break because I think it's counterproductive.
>>88987223I mean, it looks cool if your country considers a bishop being a hunter/ranger. In my shithole, we call the bishop a madman/crazy guy.
>>88987487no i only play 5+3
>>88987074What was the point of re8 in that last game? Isn't the idea in king's indian to push f5 and so it's better to leave the rook on f8?
Just bought ChessBase 17. What am I in for?
>>88987500In italian he's called flagbearer which makes the most sense to me, makes him sound like an elite pawn which is pretty much the case
>>88987555i dont go for the f5 push that oftenthe idea behind it was preventing the forced bishop trade, with rook off f8 you can avoid Bh3 with Bh1 i dont know if engine agrees though and i already closed it
>>88987500We call it either an elephant or an officer.
>>88987500In my country we call it a bishop.
>>88987566hot steaming homosexual sex
>>88987500that's what's it's called in france also
>>88987555>>88987578f5 may be good i just have an aversion to playing it for some reason, im always afraid of it making my king too exposed
>>88987649>play the KID>afraid of f5breh
I have a tournament coming up in a few weeks.Time to start looking at openings again. Maybe I'll play a few rapid games before too. Don't want to be too out of practice.Thanks for reading my blog. :-)
>>88987659redpill me on f5, its leaving my king wide in the open, i'd rather attack on the queenside and subvert via c5 in benoni type structures or that one i forgot the name of which is like c5 d4 e3 dxe3 Bxe3
>>88987649Don't play KID then. f5 is literally a key move in mainline KID.
>>88987744i will play the KID like the pirc and you cant stop me
Hello everyone, I started playing chess at the end of January, it was love at first sight. I really like this game and I'm eager to grow up and get better. I don't want to become world champion or GM or stuff like that, I just wanna feel I'm decent/good at the game.I watched a lot of videos and content in general and I reached 1200 on Lichess quite fast but then I got stucked (even losing some points). I always played 1. e4 with the italian game and the italian gambit as white and 1. ...e5 2. ...Kf6 as black most of the time and I feel like I'm not good anymore at playing them or idk... Just bad feeling playing it, feeling like I'm playing them as an habit and not using the brain.Watching a lot of videos I understood a lot of things but never understood well the differences between a positional player, attacking player, solid player... And I'd love to know where I can put myself (of course I'm bad but maybe recognising my category I could improve something). I'd put myself in the attacking player category but probably I just move the pieces careless trying some desperate attacks... also sacrificing something when it's not needed.I think I need to try different opening and different lines also to see the game froma different prospective, also to not play the same stuff two games in a row but variating a bit to be more all rounded. So my question is, how can I know which opening fit me better and can you suggest me something I could play?is there any tool that can tell me which type of player am I and which openings suite me better?
Hi everyone. I started playing chess during my online classes and now like the game very much. I have played around 800 games and now my rating is stuck at 700 . How can I increase it ( like how can I add on more skills in chess)?
>>88987903your player style is bad player, just focus on learning the game
>>88987728That's the positional way of playing it aka the pussy way. The classical plan in the KID is to move the knight from f6 to e8 o e7, push f5, maybe get a knight on g7, maybe get a rook on the g file, add the queen into the mix and break through against whites king ignoring whatever it tries to do on the queen side. look at Kasparov games, he was crushing everybody until Kramnik came with the bayonet attack
I'm scared I'm going to lose to my chess.com gf, bros...
>>88987903Okay, first of all: sneed.Secondly, assuming this is a genuine post and not a topic copy-pasted from reddit r/chess or its subsidiaries:Pick a player you like and then copy that guy's openings. At your level, your "style" is whatever you enjoy playing. If you feel bad playing an opening, then play something else.Play the king's gambit and the Sicilian, why not?PS: in chess notation the K means king not knight. N means knight.PPS: chuck
>5 3 slow blitz>white play grob>abortI'm sorry grob bros I was not in the mood for that yesterday. I was already starting to tilt and losing to grob bro would have made me throw things.
>>88987903>reddit spacingDo you really thing people fall for that in current year? Moron.
>>88986714Why don't you ask your fucking discord friends? Here's a hint, if no one but your little circle signed up, it's because nobody gives a shit about your elitist circlejerk. Oh by the way, I was going to sign up but no sub-2000 subhumans allowed right?
>>88988559I already told you: I don't have a discord. And I certainly don't have the people from this general on my nonexistent discord.
>800 rated opponent plays nearly perfect game
>>88988625And I already told you to create one, that's what it's designed for, so you can share your asinine thoughts the moment they pop up, think of it like a more personal twitter. Should I sign for e4 or d4 guys??? This is such a fascinating topic to discuss and you NEED to let me know!!!
>>88988653Which do you think I should sign up for?
>>88988669I don't give a shit. Nobody in this thread does. I must interpret insistence to pretend otherwise as a deliberate act of shitting up the thread. And if that's how it's going to be, I'm not going to let you get away with it, faggot.
>>88988704What are you going to do?
What openings does she play?
>>88988653ngl i would join a /chess/ discordprobably better to keep it in the thread though and keep this place alive
>>88988788looks like a 1.a4 kinda girl
>>88988788wish i had a CC gf
>>88988790>When the entire thread starts hating youJoey honey you need to stop speaking for others. When you say 'the thread' you mean you. (you) are the one who is buttblasted and booty bothered. (you) are the one who causes lengthy autistic arguments, some of which appears to be (you) replying to (you).
wish i had a joey gf
>pin it and win itWorks every time. What's your favourite tactic, anon?
>>88988893For a good long time my special magic trick was just making a passed pawn and pushing it straight up the board because everybody at my rating would ignore it until it was too late. That doesn't work anymore. :(
>>88988866No, you still don't get it. This thread we all share is a communal space. Whenever you persistently and stubbornly decide to shit it up with your retard questions, I'm not the only bad guy at the end of the day taking all the blame. And everyone suffers for it. So the question is, can you put your attention whoring aside or will you persist on this meaningless back and forth? Because I'm all up for it either way.
>>88988893the rosen "oh no my queen"it feels nice to leave pieces hanging because you have a better tactic if they take it
>>88988958I'm not sleeping under the same roof as you, faggot.
>>88988788What openings does she play?
>>88988893When I was lower rated, my favorite "tricky" move was the dicovered queen trade offer where only my q is protected. Worked pretty often. Came up against the Sicilian a couple times.
Why do people give (you)s to that retarded whiner? The tourneys have been a thing since the beginning pretty much.
>>88988982How the fuck should any non-weeb know? Take your anime spam back to /a/.
>>88988982Probably one with cheeky rook lift possibilities, like some Rapport prep. Or the freak attack against the Najdorf.
>>88988982something simple and aggressive like the evans gambit or scotch gambit
>D4, E4 teams>no F4 teamsAm I the only person powerful enough to handle the Bird?
>>88989043I'm eternally grateful there isn't a huge overlap between the chess and anime communities.
>>88989192Yes you are super duper special and mommy's good boy. I'd post a gigachad holding a mirror picture if I had one saved.
>>88989203Your POV facing me, moments before I open with 1. f4
>>88988893Instead of making a 1 move threat right away, wait until my piece is being attacked and then do it. Like aligning my queen with my bishop for a checkmate on h7. Lower rated players think it's just a retreating move and don't see the attack.
>>88989222How would you react if I took your f pawn and chucked it across the room?
caro khan very goodbeginner here improving a lotsicilian too harde5 too common and opponent knows itcaro khan is simpler like ruy lopez and opponets don't know itso i am doing well with carothanks caro khan
>>88989249>*catches your wrist as you swipe for my pawn*>*smirks at you*>"That's not in the spirit of good competition.">*throws you across the room instead*>*calmly plays 1. f4*
>>88989282You have never been in a physical confrontation in your life. I'd snap you like a twig.
>>88989260I do wonder why people play the French.
>>88988982>>88988788what gachashit are these from
>>88989345It's great sub 1500. Versatile, don't have to think much, Qxb2 and Qxc3 possible against other shitters if you attack their queen side (assuming it's advanced variation)Only risk is exchange variation makes for some boring as fuck games.
>>88989360Mahjong Soul, they did a collab with Code Geass where they released these. I just found out about them and I'm pretty sure the collab is over.
>>88989459kekthats alright i hate mahjong
>>88989192I agree it should be e4 vs everything else
>>88988788>>88988982>hasn't lost to Lelouch onceWhat openings does he play?
>>88988788The Ruy Lopez, but the medieval lines without modern theory.
Is tactical chess like a DLC you unlock after becoming good at positional chess? I use sacrifices and tactics but they seem to give me little to no compensations.
>>88989746Strikes me as a man who plays the Rossolimo.
>>88990134Gotta learn both gotta get good at both. Good positional decisions set up tactics later.
>>88989222With other non-e4/d4/Nf3 openings I abort out of disrespect, but with 1. f4 I abort out of fear.
>>88990187So it is more of a well designed skill tree for a hero, where the supporting skills greatly benefit the main attacking skills.
>>88990134Many years ago I was like you, I didn't know when and how to sacrfice.Then I read one of my dad's old books called "The Modern Chess Sacrifice". And I immediately incorporated the ideas into my online games. It was an epiphany-sparking book for me. Maybe it would be for you too.
>>88990203Thank you for enriching the thread with your insightful video games analogies. Don't you have some ASSFAGGOTS to play?
>>88990222>pic relatedWhat opening is being depicted here?
Woo first time over 1500
>>88990278Congrats fellow gamer!
is it cheating to look up the first couple moves of an opening I don't know during a game
>>88990311Yes. Who cares though?
>>88990311Only if you use an engine.
>>88990278Congratulations anon! Only 500 more to go to 2000! We will make it to GM!
>>88990278Internet fist bump! Atta boy!
>>88990134positional and strategic principles give you the "why", "where", and "when"tactics gives you the "how"
>>88990355Memorization gives you the brrrbrrr. Intuition gives you the vroom.
>“If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .” Is the Art of War unironically applicable to chess strategy? Did Ding study it to become the world champion?
>I'll play sidelines to avoid theory and get the opponent out of prep!But Sun Tzu refuted this.>“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”
>>88990395If chess is a simulation of war, why can't pawns move backwards?
>“Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.” Seems like hypermodernism ideas.
>>88990430They are too loyal to the king and won't retreat from the battlefield.
>>88990456How can a pawn promote to a queen? Did Sun Tzu foresee gender transition as a tool of war?
>“If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.”Looks like a good strategy against many gambiteers or overly aggressive players.
>>88990395>>88990405>>88990444dangerously yasserpilled hours
>>88990476In Chinese it's an advisor, queen is the uncultured westerner term.
>“It is the unemotional, reserved, calm, detached warrior who wins, not the hothead seeking vengeance and not the ambitious seeker of fortune.” Unsound gambits and playing for tricks refuted.
>>88990278Nice. That was of a hell of a slide you went on earlier this year.
>>88990541>>88990395>>88990405whats sun tzus elo?
>>88990541You will never be a GM.
>>88990553He would definitely be a solid GM, maybe even super GM if he was also very talented.
>>88990311Yes. I hate opening book cheats. They never get caught either. Just yesterday some guy deftly veered our game over in to a rare Sicilian sideline that had g4, do NOT respond to what black does about it, followed by long castle. Check after game, it's still theory. I was upset. I can even tell you the moment in the game he took a pause to look up his notes. Blitz game, 45 second pause, then bam bambabam blitzes out rare theory.
>“If we wish to wrest an advantage from the enemy, we must not fix our minds on that alone, but allow for the possibility of the enemy also doing some harm to us, and let this enter as a factor into our calculations.” So based. Give back material if you need to.
>>88990430Running from the battlefield will result in dishonorable discharge via execution.
>>88990631That's stupid. There are many situations where you can imagine a pawn moving backwards to attack and defend his king.
>>88985539>Now show me how Qe7 defends.he did show youor if you feel he didn't, write "show me how qe7 defends against _______________"
>>88985615>Show me how Qe7 defends here, if you can.defends against WHAT, you fucking indian engrish faggot? your brain is mush, and you keep ignoring him when he asks you to elaborateblack can regain the pawn with the queen if he chooses, similarly to how he regains the pawn with the queen after noobs think they're winning a pawn in the exchange ruy
>>88990599>Get into unfamiliar position.>Calculate a couple of moves to make sure it's okay.
>>88988893Sac on f7, check again with a knight or the queen, win my piece back with an exposed enemy king.
>>88990552Yeah… Hadn’t thought about it but do remember thinking at that peak the openings had were about as good as they were going to get and I needed to expand the repertoire. Knew then it was going to cost.Bishops opening, or ones that transpose, starting to be current favourite.
>>88990222>the modern chess sacrificeThanks for the rec, man. Will be reading that
>>88990646No they're too stupid for that. A pawn moving backwards is a pawn going AWOL.