/wsg/ 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>>88978370
Guys, Magnus just won another trophy.Nobody cares about your little shitter tournament.
Oi Simon if yew keep playing without calculating you're gonna get windmilled on the Queen forsureforsure
>>88990849That was one god damn hell of a comeback he pulled. Very impressive even by his standards.
Andreikin ragequitted the last game of the Kazakh tourney today: do you think the other was cheating?https://lichess.org/dNdGhsBL/white#40
>decide to check out the chess club at my uni>it's actually pretty popular>get talking to some qt>she asks me what I usually open with>tell her "Bird's opening">she immediately blushes and smiles>"Wow... my boyfriend only plays E4 as white.">she gets noticably turned on as I tell her about how I force light bishop exchanges early game>her boyfriend gets jealous and comes over>he tells me "anything other than D4 or E4 is suboptimal, Bird's isn't viable these days">his girlfriend proposes we play a game>the guy laughs and says he'll destroy me>15 moves in and I'm already up 10 points in material>a crowd has formed, cheering at every move I play>checkmate is inevitable now>dude rages and flips the board>tells his girlfriend "we're leaving">she looks at me then back at him>"I'm going to stay, babe.">he starts swearing and storms off>I fuck his gf that nightFriday nights are always fun as a 1. f4 player.
>tfw brilliant move
Oh god damnit. I was playing blitz just now, guy threatens mate in 3, it took me 38 seconds to realize I can just take his queen. I found it during blunder check. At least i didn't resign.
>>88991713They even foolishly went Nxb4 and I mated them two moves later. Sometimes being a sub-1000 shitter feels good.
>>88991531Idea is Rd4?
>>88991754>blitzDon't worry anon, it wasn't real chess anyway.
>>88991915If they don't take the bait and blunder mate by taking with the knight, yeah.
>>88991450>>88991850>1.f4 !!>>checkmate is inevitable now
When will the Caro Kan be refuted?
Assuming perfect play, chess is a draw
>>88991531Not that i want to burst your bubble or anything, but chessdotcum "brilliant" moves are a fucking joke. Take a look at this shit for instance. I simply grabbed a free pawn there and the computer goes OMG!!!!!1111!11!11!!!! because somehow it's so le fucking "hard to see" that his knight will be hanging when i capture the outpost pawn and it will be a piece for a piece. But apparently just because the rook can take the bishop without a direct recapture this is a Tal-tier "sacrifice", kek.And even more funny is that this move doesn't even win the pawn. He can throw in an inbetween move by grabing my f-pawn with tempo on the queen and material will be equal (although my opponent didn't find that move).
>>88992208for me, it’s zwischenzug
>>88992191Why the profuse swearing? We’re not on Reddit.
>>88992191What's wrong with Ne6?
>>88992401I mean d3, whoops
>piece rejoins society
>>88992406Blunders the pawn I assume
>>88992383?Afaik in reddit they even say "fricking" instead of "fucking" in order to not piss off their jannies.>>88992401>>88992406Hangs the f-pawn, which is what White did there, lol
>>88990795>vietnamese-basket-weaving-forumwhy can't you chuds get a single titled player?
Pls post optimal study routine.I will try to become the first 4chan GM.
Saw my crush that plays chess today beautiful as always (actually, she looked even better than normal) came home and got inspired thinking about her played 8 games and won seven and all of them were very good wins (defeated some rivals that were like 50 points higher rated than me, and I won in less than 40 moves in all of them).I managed to cross 1700 chesscum blitz again after tilting really hard and losing 200 elo points due to me making the mistake of playing on lichess again
I need to remember this move in accelerated panov. It leads to several tactics and material wins regardless of black's best replies. Black putting queen on that square is common so it'll probably come up again at some point.
>>88992118Speaking of the accelerated panov. Recommended. It's very strong in shitter blitz.
This has been my most dominant chess day in my life. I’m literally seeing everything right now. Just look at how many moves it took me to win, lads.
What is your guys’ favorite way to absolutely crush the smith morra?
>>88993008I like the Nf6 declined line but it's certainly not refuting it.
>be me>cheat>don’t get caught because am on licheat>we are so backIt really do be like that though
>>88993064I prefer a refutation, declining is already falsely admitting that the gambit isn’t garbage
Never in doubt.
>>88993080It's arguably the soundest actual gambit in the game.
>>88993077Lichess niggas will tell you that cheating on lichess isn’t a thing
>>88993115Yeah nah we don’t need nah bloody toime‘e can ‘ave itCuz u no whoiy?Check mate ends tha bloody game than dunnit sun
Most suitable openings for a Jewish person?
>>88993008>>88993064>>88993080>>88993122yikes desu ne
Can someone explain what c5 does in the Sicilian. How would you come up with it on your own?
>>88993196Are u a master? No? Then it no matter. Look at lichess player database.
>>88993223You want to trade your c pawn for white's d pawn. That is the most basic foundation reason for c5.
>>88993235Yes, but not yet.
>>88993239Why is it good tho? And what if white simply doesnt want to trade. The pawn will be awkwardly placed?
>>88993235>if you’re not a master it is okay to play blundersbaka desu ka
>>88993188Evil ones where you drink blood I s’ppose
>>88993252It fights for the control of d4 so white can’t get two pawns in the centre
>>88993188The kosher openings which weren’t touched by gentiles.
>>88993274This makes sense, so if white declines the trade he is left with a more cramped position and his d4 pawn is going to suffer?
>>88993289Essentially. White claims the centre with e4, black stakes his claim with c4. White has to fight to get the centre back in some way by playing nf3, d4, or c3, d4, or f4 Grand Prix.You should read logical chess by Chernenko if you want a book he goes into this stuff
>>88993289If white doesn't play d4 the game goes in to the closed variations of Sicilian. This isn't better or worse for white, necessarily, just different. The most fighting chances for white involve pushing d4 and entering the open Sicilian.
>>88993235I play masters and I have to beat or draw them, sweaty.
>>88993389Based. Hope you beat enough GMs anon.
>goatnus bans Hansbros from his tournies>winsHansbros what do?
>>88992594If this general is still around in 10-15 years, I could be a National Master by then. I'd give it a 50/50 chance.It really depends on if I get a gf or if I stay a wizard forever.
>>88993544What's your rating now, senpai?
>>88993389Yeah then you accept gambit and you learn all of the theory.
>>88993544950 lichess blitz
ATTENTION! ATTENTION!THERE WILL BE A 5+3 REMATCH OF THE E4 VS D4 TEAM BATTLE TODAY AT 16:00 GMT.https://lichess.org/tournament/MfTTqIHAHERE'S A POLL WHERE YOU CAN PICK THE THEME OF THE NEXT TEAM BATTLE:https://take.quiz-maker.com/poll4821667xB19f45b6-149PLAYERS OF ALL SKILL LEVEL ARE WELCOME!
>chessbase has a "kibitzer" this a Jewish program isn't it?
>>88992594>who is Nm spencer Finegold
>>88993667>>88993508imagine getting so bootybothered "le ebin jooz" you can't even play chess like a normal fucking person
>mfw someone plays an e6 sicilian
>>88994026fair enough. you won't be missed
>>88994062I'm gonna be 2200 by 2025
>>88994051mfw my opponent plays 1...c5 and I respond with 2.c3
>>88994080Supergm by 2030 ser.
>>88994087Why would you blunder the first move advantage like that tho?
>>88994091Pure aryan descent. There is nothing stopping me now that I've found the game of my breed
>>88994087Tfw studying ~11 moves of preparation into every sideline after 1. e4 c5. The goal is to have close to 100% win rate against this stuff assuming perfect play from white.
>>88994116You'll blunder in the middlegame or fuck up an endgame because you've spent all your time on pointless opening study.
>>88994094Blunder my what now?
>>88994122I’m studying up to the middlegame, from there the power of principles will carry me through, assuming white didn’t already blunder in the opening which he most likely did.
>>88994122There's no need to go deeper than you're getting in games. I do an audit of my openings every couple months to see what the most common replies are, gear study towards that. Slowly build the flow chart over time as rating improves and opponent knowledge increases. For Sicilian I'm usually out of specific prep by move 10-ish. This is deeper than my other openings as open Sicilian proper doesn't start until move 6 anyway. From there just understanding plans. Some new move starts giving me trouble I look it up and add.
>>88994168He has a sexy voice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hnWyn5rptI
>>88994178>I do an audit of my openings every couple months to see what the most common replies areDo you use the lichess study pgns and databases?
>>88993508>he has to ask
>>88994206Just lichess player database to show my own games. Works pretty well. I find fairly important information in there sometimes. For example, in opening B variation 2 after this this and that, if they play THIS I go on to lose most of the time. So I look more closely at that and figure out what the problem is.
Interestingly in the smith morra white always looses the pawn for zero compensation (except to compensate for laziness in learning the better lines). It's literally a blunder.
Here I go playing while sleep deprived again
>>88994026You're a foolish person. Racism is not welcome in Chess. But hey, limit yourself. That's what you do best after all.
>>88995093It's cute you have to imagine a fat Redditor to feel safe, faggot.
>>88995118>>88995133have my gold kind sir
I've just forgot SCID open and it was running for hours to depth 55e4 is best. d4 is an innacuracy. uncontestable
>>88994168I read this in Mato's voice.
tried my hand at bullet this morning
>>88995615how did you lose in 4 moves?just hung a piece or did you actually get scholar mated?
>>88995615Diagnosis: terminal slowbrain and chronic flaglet
>rapid game>2380 rated opponent>he loses a pawn on move 9>proceeds to trade everything off and enter a completely lost endgame>he then loses the gamemfw
>>88995810this picture is photoshopped
>>88995826Is it tho? Are they using buttplugs to alter the pics?
>wing gambit>1. e4 c5 2. b4 ??Is this played nowadays?
>>88995810Was he an Indian?
>>88995866weirdly enough, no
>>88995834What is this face trying to convey
>>88995874ooga booga, chess hard
>>88994221I've been questioning myself after finding out Tony Shalhoub and Jason Biggs aren't Jews.
>>88995834>>88995889>>88995810It’s a reaction to 1. f4
>>88995954The made an opening after Snyder? But his movies suck
>>88995979why does 1. f4 get such a bad reputation?
>>88995688hillbilly attack, lost piece, gave up
>>88995246Very interesting and it explains - optimal play after e4 is a total shitshow with two queens dancing on an empty board by move 6 while you have perfectly normal games with other first moves.
>>88996110Because only the most powerful people in chess can handle it.
I always get to a winning position but the winning moves are extremely complicated to findmeanwhile my opponent's best move is like "just attack the queen lol"
>>88996494Transforming a winning complicated position into a winning one where you got clarity is a skill on its own. That's why you should always consider the endgames and carefuly choose the moment to make exchanges
So at which lirapid rating is one considered a strong amateur player? 2200? 2300+?Asking for a friend
>2+1 bullet>decide to go for Wayward Queen Attack>he actually knows how to defend against it>he blunders on move 11 because muh queen>winConclusion: sometimes, you HAVE to sac your queen.
>>88996494>"just attack the queen lol"Based one-move-threat bros.
>anime song playing in the background>instant +10 boost to calculation speed>instant +10 boost to positional evaluationwhat explains this?
>>88996550sauce on girl?need to know what makes girls gush like thatalso above 2000 i would say it's when you can call yourself a decent playerbelow 2000 is casual
>>88996558>sometimes, you HAVE to sac your queenI get a childish sense of fun whenever I sac a piece.
>>88996606>sauce on girl?Cemre Baysel
>>88995246>1.e4 is best>1...c6 is best responseCaro bros... we won
>>88996606> need to know what makes girls gush like thatIt’s called Vasocongestion
I actually won a game today by sacing my Queen.
I’m here to celebrate, I finally plugged a major hole in my defense a few days ago. I was struggling to defend from hyper aggressive openings. I think I’ve finally figured out all their tricky bullshit and I’ve wound up skyrocketing 100 chesscum points in a single day thanks to it.
Sicilian bros, what's the most common lines you face in the Bowdler attack?
>>88996737so you're just gonna mock someone for their appearance??
>>88996991Yes Eline wash your fucking hair
>>88996991>so you're just gonna mock someone for their appearance??Yes
>>88996811Based! What was the hole anon?
On an ultra tilt. Liblitz rating down from 2300 to 2100. Although half of that rating loss was down to me playing h4/h5 + a4/a5 and then resigning (about 20 games in a row of this). I got warned to stop throwing games (automated message), then I started smashing my mouse.
>>88992503Nd3 doesn't hang the f-pawn.
>his first 15 moves were pawn moves>his username: mohammed13123Wish I was making it up...
What's your favourite opening, /chess/?Please don't offer to play me from this position
>>88997240The Froms is valid for Black but the g5 craziness is busted by force its just a hard knowledgecheck.Coincidentally, the Dutch is my favourite opening.
>>88997201>his favourite drink: water>likes to watch: the office
>>88997240For me it's the Scandanavian
>>88997246>busted by forceWhy are posters here so hyperbolic? Btw, I agree it's not great, the Langheld is a better choice.
>>88997240the danish gambitI stumbled on this video on it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZH1-l_Lbbc&ab_channel=chessbrah) when I was just coming back from a very long chess break and it drastically changed the way I play the game in generalI'm still a turbo shitter but I enjoy the game so much more now
>>88997508love miodrag's videos. his video about the taylor system against the morra helped me a lot. i don't lose to the morra much anymore.
>>88997240For me it is Najdorf, it just looks beautiful on the board.
new club:https://www.chess.com/club/4chan-bughouse-clubplease join; I can organize inner team tournaments or team battles with leddit and discord, but we need at least 5 members besides me; if you want to see how a bughouse tournament works check the official club for the times of the tournaments (one every 3 hours):https://www.chess.com/club/bughouse
>>88993008play the Taylor System.short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb8OGjcKJuIlong video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2cyjkED5HE
>>88997771>che$$comno thanks sweaty
>>88997815Big Bird Chad (BBC) spotted.
>>88997800sO YOU JUST GIVE UP MATERIAL FOR FREE (sorry capslock), for no reason at all?
youre not special for playing a meme opening, gain some skill instead
>>88997859>youre not special for playing a meme openingYes I am.
Compensation for the pawn in the opening.
OK, 2300 to 2100. 2100 to 2000. Just punched and elbowed the wall. My firsts and elbow are hurting. I'm done with chess.
>>88998041mad cause bad
>>88998041Karla, dear, the provisional rating doesn't count, we've been through this before.
Actual IRL image of me scanning the lichess lobby for my optimal opponent (rated 300+ below me, female username)
>>88998077>>88998079>>88998213I'm not Karla and it wasn't provisional. I was 2300 for half a year with 1000 games played on the account. I'll get it back. I'm just dealing with temporary chess blindness. This has happened before after serious chess study sessions, and when it did, I came back stronger than ever.
https://lichess.org/tournament/MfTTqIHAe4 vs d4 rematch is starting in 20 minutes
>>88998265>This has happened before after serious chess study sessions, and when it did, I came back stronger than ever.I'm getting a really bad case of this right now (although I'm about 700 rating points lower than you), I've been trying out tactics puzzles for the first time and whenever I jump into an actual game I feel like I'm not only forgetting everything I'm supposed to be learning, but I'm also losing all of my intuition. I'm not really sure how to overcome this hump of me being a total tard when it comes to forcing unsound and miscalculated tactics in my games but jesus fuck I pray I'll be past it soon because it's costing me so many wins against clearly shit players
>>88998265>I'm not Karla and it wasn't provisionalKarla, I...
>>88998309Keep on trucking with the tactics. It'll pass on its own. We WILL make it.>>88998316I'm not fucking Karla. She's gone forever.
>>88998265Please delete this post, put on a dress, and pretend to be Karla.(And I'll delete this post as well, so there's no evidence.)
>>88998306uhm, d4 bros...? it's not looking good for us...
>mfw some idiot gifts me a free pawn he thinks he "gambitted" and not blundered
>>88998306I'm rated 1250 should I join the e4 team to weigh them down?
>>88998429you should join whichever team you want you don't need an excuse to join
>>88998439I'm going to join regardless I just wanna help out my d4 niggas
>>88998306Which team do I join as a 1. f4 player?
>>88998457nicestill, you should probably just stick to your main opening
>>88998457typical of a d4 coward
>>88998476whichever team you join, you need to play the move that the team represents, not f4
1. c4 vs 1. f4 tourneymake it happen
>>88998476You can sit in the corner and masturbate while the real openings get down to business.
>>88998473literally who?>>88998477>>88998484Sorry I'm lichess shadowbanned but anyway I didn't realize it's blitz so I'm out, Based Bobby said never play blitz.
>>88998309Yeah I don’t know why but having a tournament rn which I paid actual money to be in and stockfish is asking me what the shit I’m doing when I plug the games in for review.Playing terribly, 3/3 on suck so far, the one and only redeeming feature is I didn’t enter to take top spot but to improve.And while sucking so bad in classic format, rapid online games between I’m playing better, improving.Forgotten everything I worked on, playing like absolute shit, but the time spent focusing I don’t think it’s cope I think I will be stronger for this.
>Spend 41 minutes playing a end game against a low quality chess bot on lichess>missclick>loseIs chess dot com any better
>>88998616chess dot com is just lichess but every helpful feature is behind a paywall, there's very little (if nothing at all) that chess dot com offers that lichess doesn't
>>88998520I saw you opticschecker
>>88995854Occasionally. It's kinda garbage.
>>88998680“If you aren’t paying, you’re the product”How does lichess make its money?I mean I’d like to believe in altruistic billionaires funding it just because, but that 99% isn’t how rl strat goes.Also, if I need a jannie, I have some faith that they aren’t paid zero dollars to cleanup in aisle 27.
>reach a very complicated position>"your opponent left the game...">comes back 40 seconds later>plays the best moveI'm always getting cold sweat when i see the guy has disconnected
>>88998718lichess is a charity
Bullet Brawl Arena starts in about half an hour:https://www.chess.com/play/arena/2699236
>>88998792There's an important team battle going on, guys.Nobody cares about your shitter boolet tournament.
>>88998685kek you must be chat muted too,I read that only muted players can see eachothers messages
>>88998792Imagine playing this much not chess
GetzImre I screamed so loud as soon as I made the blunder lol gg
gg to everyone in the tournament as always, I'm too tilted to play more I haven't played rated in months would you guys say I'm underated in blitz?Terrible one move blunders aside I felt I played decently against you big guys, maybe I'm ready to play rated again
>>88999374Which one are you?
Maybe instead of playing unrated on chess com I should do make a lichess for my drunkie playing.Could well work ‘cause I’d be matched up with people who’d be a fair test for my impaired state…
>>88999473Oh, you're underrated in blitz for sure. Def not 1600.
>>88999473PASTAera coz you're italian, hahhaaah
>>88999502what should I work on besides time management/speed?
>>88999473yeah, you played very well
>>88999526It means Black Death/Black Plague in italian, a bit edgy I know but I've been using it for most games since I was 13
Nicely done by team d4, with this the score is even. The final match will be in around a month from now so that the hype can build up.As per the result of the poll, next week's team battle will be the shitters vs the megashitters or the 2000+ vs the u2000. The time control is 5+1 but the 2000+ players must berserk. T poll autocensored the word, that wasn't me.
>>88999529Be careful to not blunder your queen, despite what the Botez sisters might sayJokes aside, you seem very well prepared, although you use some shady stuff. That long castle in the KID I thought was very risky, don't do that in longer time controls
>>88999627I think this should say that you qualify as a shitter if you have no rating over 2k. Cause there are some here who are low rated in blitz, but are over 2k in other time controls
e4 d4 tournament IIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTeynV85HuY
>>88999627>but the 2000+ players must berserk.Oh wow we're being forced to take the gametheoretically superior option? this will surely be to our detriment
>>88999652>enter the tourney specifically to be featured in the famous BearyPink videos>you switch teams and I never get to play you
>>88999649I think just blitz is fine as long as there's no sandbagging. It might get one-sided if stronger shitters don't join, there are a lot of big guys who are fast and good.>>88999669I didn't know about this. Is this still true for tournaments with lower player counts and fewer games? How would you balance it better?
>>88999629Ok I’m not in the inner here, didn’t play, y’all have a healthy community here but just got to…Long castle on KID? Points to be gained from sheer confusion but just wow, maybe it was brilliant but 90% unexpected/able
>>88999669Lot of rimming in those digits lol
>>88999669Maybe we can be forced to berserk but the time control can be very unfavorable for it, like 3+2.
>>88999629>>88999749I don't know much KID theory and I was afraid of getting rolled over if I went into the mainline against people much stronger, normally I just short castle early
>>88999652its interesting hearing your thoughts on the games, you often were considering moves i hadnt thought of at all
>>88999652Very cool. Bookmarked. I'm going to watch it tomorrow while eating breakfast.
>only 10 people showed upI told you nobody cared about your little shitter tournament.
>>89000449out of the 60 unique IPs ITT, I'd say only 20 are serious chess players/improvers. 10 out of that 20 isn't bad.
>>89000499>I'm a serious chess player because I participate in the weaver tourneysI made it brosWagmiIf the number of participants is in the double digits, that's great. I mean if you consider that some people can't make it because of time zones or because they can't play on the weekend, it's a huge success.
>>89000563yeah 10 is a solid amount, get plenty of games with thatwould be nice if some of the lower rated people came again too but maybe they got bored of losing
>>89000607nothing wrong with losing as long as you analyze afterwards. they would probably learn and improve a lot if they played regularly. to use getz as an example: he was 1900 when he first started playing in the tournaments and now he's 2100+
GP is overLagno and Goryachkina qualified for the next Candidates
>>88998718Lichess is funded by donations. In addition, one of its main gimmicks is the fact it's open source. Open source fags consider what they do to be VERY serious business.>https://github.com/lichess-org
I can feel it coming in the air tonight
>>88999246and he hasn't played a single game of atomic
>>88998719The correct response here is to fire up the 'fish just like he is
>>89001079>open soresis there even another instance online?
>>89001880I usually meme about indians cheating, but aborting out of principle against indians is a very healthy choice. Maybe this general psyoped me into it, but a lot of games against them seem suspicious to me. For example, if I play 2200 rated indians and 2200 rated americans, a lot of the games against indians have moments that feel very sus while the american games always feel natural start to end. I dunno, maybe indians just emulate engines more or something. Same thing with fillipinos.
>>88997240Grunfeld, getting consistently good positions with it honestly feels like magic
>>88999652at 16:20 I thought the classic Rh8 trick was working with a skewer if Rxc7
>>89002483This bullshit again? I thought last time taught you a valuable lesson about not being a racist prejudiced prick. You wanna go for another dance?
>>89003152Yeah, you're correct. I didn't look for it at the time and then it was too late.
>>89003022I'm going to learn the broad strokes of the grunfeld this week and give it a try. Nimzo is a little too positional for my style. What usually happens is I get everything I want out of the Nimzo and then I like at my pretty pawn structure and center control and get confused how to proceed. Positional squeeze isn't something I do with any other opening so Nimzo doesn't really suit me.
So I think I see what I’ve been doing wrong in classic chess, I’ve been trying to win it in the mid game.Which works fine for rapid, but people (other than me) aren’t going to blunder and give the game away when have an hour on the clock.New plan, aim for position in the end game, maybe will cease with the sucking… For now.
>>89003362>The endgame... is important?
>Buy a copy of Art of the Checkmate>It uses descriptive notation.
>>89003458Just force yourself through and you can probably become fluent with descriptive notation in a few minutes
>>89003463>you can probably become fluent with descriptive notation in a few minutesImpossible
>>89003575As a High IQ Chess Player you should be able to learn new skills quickly
>>89001641It's amazing how much ugly boys will tolerate when it comes to gamer girls
I dreamed about her and chess again
>>89003463I'm hardly fluent in algebraic.
>>89003458How would you feel if your light-squared bishop was off the board?
>>89003802Girl (with real vagina) who shares autistic interest is extremely attractive to men. +2 to the ten scale easy. That's true across the board.
I'm 650 on chess.com let's go https://play.chess.com/4AZpb
>>890039983 min no increments
>>89003996odd thing a girl who likes chess is dysgenic. The woman can't be playing chess while she has to watch the kids because the man is busy playing chess
>>89003187There's more than one person that thinks this buddy.
>>89002433thanks for the tip, I just destroyed some kid's evening over there
>>89002483I'm usually playing a range from 550s to 800s in blitz and what I find with the Indians is that it seems like they've learned every hyper aggressive and highly risky opening. If you know how to parlay like 5 or so aggressive openings then they fall apart.
>>89004074General tip that worked well for me down at that rating range:Have a basic default development plan in case the other side plays weird. Meaning if not prevented, I want pawns here, knights here, bishops here. This is much more effective than trying to react to what they are specifically doing (obviously keep control of f7/f2). It will serve you well against most very aggressive early attacks and against the push all the pawns approach.
>>88991450Just waiting for you to become another victim of the reverse morra mirrored. Mock incoming.
>>88990795... Furball xb3 *hits timer*
Why do I get super good at blitz chess only just before I really really have to go to sleep?
Feeling pretty tired. Time to play chess and tilt.
http://live.shogi.or.jp/eiou/kifu/8/eiou202305280102.htmlhttps://abema.tv/now-on-air/shogiThe fourth game of the 8th Eiou tournament is being played between Sota Fujii (sente, the Eiou title holder) and Tatsuya Sugai. The time control is normally four hours per player, but since this game had to be replayed due to initially ending in a repetition draw (http://live.shogi.or.jp/eiou/kifu/8/eiou202305280101.html), both players started with a little over three hours. The match is a best of five, and Fujii currently leads 2 wins to 1.The opening of this game was, like every other game in the match, static rook vs third file rook.
This is the first time I've played the From's Gambit in my life. Your response, Birdsisters?
maybe next week i'll actually show up to the tournament this time
>>89005582>18,366 shitters have played h3 with an average rating of 1859Perhaps even more surprisingly, Black only plays Bg3# 73% of the time.
>>89005644every week I think the same thing and then when the day actually rolls around I will without fail find myself in the middle of something only to remember the tournament when there’s 10 minutes left and it probably won’t even give me a pairing if I join
>278 worthless posts ITT
This is perhaps the worst /chess/ thread all week
>>89006247the worst /chess/ thread all week so far ;)
>>89005710>Perhaps even more surprisingly, Black only plays Bg3# 73% of the time.That doesn't surprise me. It's easy to get caught in opening mode where you're barely paying attention.
>>89006334I find it surprising since those kinds of fool's mates are usually among the first that are taught
E4 bros, we got totally cucked in yesterdays tournament by the d4 chads. How do we cope with this?
>>89006577you win the finaleveryone should play their main openings this time desu
I'm on holiday and during the weekdays I get my asw pounded playing chess and in the weekends I'm sitting now on a 7 win streak. What's up with that? Do shitters play more during weekends?
>>89006693people are hangover
>>89006693You are profoundly stupid if you view a 7-win streak as anything statistically unlikely
I can't find any resources/puzzles that could help understand how to defend my kingI always win pieces in exchanges but then they just throw all their shit at my castled king and I get checkmated
>>89006693I've noticed that the lichess pool gets stronger in the evenings in Europe. It's quite weak in the morning. If you're in Europe and want to gain easy rating: play in the mornings.
>>89006773Interestingly, I thought the exact opposite. I always feel like people are weaker in the evening
Well been getting my blunders under control, was set for a win in this 4 hr game, 15 min left on the clock for both of us, that’s my excuse for getting greedy and chasing the queen here.So many ways this is oof, it surprised both of us the natural next move.So blunders not wholly under control, at least they aren’t in the opening tho.Almost not even mad throwing away a tourney win to the logic here.
>>89006788Strong European and Russian players come back from school/work in the evenings and play. During the mornings in Europe, you only get weak third worlders and some NEET Europeans.
>brainlets who think they can hold on to the gambit pawn in the scandikek
>>89006850I dunno why Indians are so bad for their rating, they just are tho.Maybe they’ve earned it by playing other poo in loos? They’re ok I guess but just lacking sharpness, there isn’t much imaginative about their play.Third world, basically only note Indians. Nigerians seem to do ok, assorted others never really noted.
>>89006741Did I say anything about it being unlikely? I just questioned the quality of the players during different times of the day or during weekdays and weekends. I do play mostly in the morning, and compared to weekdays, my opponents are a lot weaker.
>>89006850For me, my nemesis are Balkan players, especially Serbs or Romanians. Turkey (if we include them) also has pretty strong players.
>>89005447Incredibly, the rematch has also ended in a draw by repetition (this time at 116 moves). A third game will be played at 7:15 pm JST, with sides reversed.
>>89006869>hunt king across board to your own back rank and checkmate thereThat's good stuff.
>>89006878>I dunno why Indians are so bad for their rating, they just are thoThey are primarily butchers with little patience. There is rarely any nuance to their strategy: relentless attack and mate OR relentless defense and try to get you in to a losing endgame. An Indian player who does anything else is a rarity below 2000. It's like they are oblivious to the Russian school of chess entirely.
>>89006894Same. Balkans and sometimes northern Europe. US/Canada and western Europe are more of a mixed bag.
>>89006894I just played against a turk that blundered a knight on move 6
>>89006940Is it atypical for shogi games to end in a draw?
>>89006940http://live.shogi.or.jp/eiou/kifu/8/eiou202305280103.htmlthe third game started. Sugai has 1 hr 6 minutes, Fujii has 1 hour (normally, both players have whatever time they finished the last game with, but if one player has less than an hour, both players start the time with however many minutes needed for that player to start with an hour added to their time. In this case, Fujii had two minutes at the end of the last game, so both players gained 58 minutes)>>89007069Yeah, they're really rare. iirc it's like less than 2% or something like that.
>>89007008Well no, that’s the strange thing.If they were just shitters with no clue I’d never be matched up with them, they’d be 300 elo below me.Somehow, they’re flawed in a way that a firstie can just dismantle them, but the ratings system hasn’t picked up on that.It’s weird.
>>89006693I've only noticed that playing Bughouse is more difficult during the weekend; I suspect that friends meet irl and play side by side, or they have more time to set up audio chats, using discord and such
>>89000919Oi stop freaking me out with your double jointed fingers, ADJUDICATOR