i love when ILX gets all chessed out (ILX hot chess action is here)

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i'm on redhotpawn.com as blueski if anyone fancies a game

Sven Bastard (blueski), Sunday, 13 March 2005 13:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Does this mean you beat Alix this weekend and are looking for fresh blood?

Grandmaster DC (Matt DC), Sunday, 13 March 2005 14:05 (fourteen years ago) link

i challenge thee

charlton lido (gareth), Sunday, 13 March 2005 14:07 (fourteen years ago) link

i just registered as julesb74. i'm on gameknot.com already with the same name.

JuliaA (j_bdules), Sunday, 13 March 2005 14:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Stevem Bird's Opening! You FANNYDANGLER.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Sunday, 13 March 2005 15:09 (fourteen years ago) link

I will tray and set some kind of ILX clan on it or something, hang on. (I am tiefscharz btw)

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Sunday, 13 March 2005 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Bah, you need to be a subscriber.

Who are the ILX chess ninjas btw? I sorta assume Skidmore is one somehow.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Sunday, 13 March 2005 15:17 (fourteen years ago) link

e4

57 7th (calstars), Sunday, 13 March 2005 15:29 (fourteen years ago) link

gravel aren't you tiefschwarz with the w? i found them but not 'tiefscharz'...

Sven Bastard (blueski), Sunday, 13 March 2005 17:43 (fourteen years ago) link

i'd play

ken c (ken c), Sunday, 13 March 2005 17:46 (fourteen years ago) link

i invented the name redhotpwn.com

ken c (ken c), Sunday, 13 March 2005 17:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Apparently I cannot spell.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Sunday, 13 March 2005 18:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, 'Tiefschwarz'. Teaches me to pick stupid names to impress girls.

Ken pick a username!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Sunday, 13 March 2005 18:21 (fourteen years ago) link

oh i forgot to check my gmail spam box for my confirmation.. it's kenjuggle

ken c (ken c), Sunday, 13 March 2005 21:04 (fourteen years ago) link

knightmoves

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Sunday, 13 March 2005 21:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Ken has the beating of me, I think!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 00:34 (fourteen years ago) link

you'd think i'd be ok at chess: i am useless

or maybe you'd think i'd be useless: well i am

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 00:43 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm useless too, but it's fun. greg is KICKING MY ASS.

JuliaA (j_bdules), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 01:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyone who wants to kick my ass, I am "casuistry".

Casuistry (Chris P), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 01:17 (fourteen years ago) link

greg got red hot pwn3d! anyone else want a game?

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 10:32 (fourteen years ago) link

both Greg and Julia appear to be bashing my bishop - as well as all the other pieces

Sven Bastard (blueski), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 10:34 (fourteen years ago) link

also charltonlido it's been your move for some time now...

Sven Bastard (blueski), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 10:39 (fourteen years ago) link

haha did we challenge each other at the same time steve???

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 10:41 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm not very good at chess, but I've signed up anyway. Username is treefell

Greig (treefell), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 11:09 (fourteen years ago) link

I've just signed up: pawnimo

Onimo (GerryNemo), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 13:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Someone challenge me too! I'm "starryschessclub"!

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 14:10 (fourteen years ago) link

I am too ashamed of my poor chess skills to join in.

alix (alix), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 15:48 (fourteen years ago) link

cozen

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:49 (fourteen years ago) link

someone explain to me how this works...

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 15 March 2005 23:51 (fourteen years ago) link

the horsey moves two along and one across, the dirty vicar moves diagonally, freddy mercury goes as far as and to whatever direction he damn well pleases, whereas elvis is so fat he can only move one square at a time. castles, on the other hand despite being inanimate objects, can move in straight lines, the pwns move forward and then get killed, hence the name

ken c (ken c), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 00:06 (fourteen years ago) link

i was really disappointed that there was no freddy mercury piece....

Dr. Eldon Tyrell (ex machina), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 04:26 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm being pole-axed

Sven Bastard (blueski), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 10:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I am so fucking LAME at Scrabble! Ken has me IN A VICE!!

VICE I TELL YOU!!!

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 10:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Sorry, chess, I mean! I'm not used to playing a new game!

(Anyone fancy an ISC date at lunchtime? SOWPODS, 13 mins void?)

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 10:49 (fourteen years ago) link

this is a really good interface. all it needs is a duel-style face-slap animation to pop up when you challenge someone.

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 10:55 (fourteen years ago) link

God. I am blushing at my desk about how awful I am at chess. I might go to Chess and Bridge at lunchtime to pick up a beginners guide to NOT BEING BLUDDY AWFUL at chess. Aw maaan.

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 10:56 (fourteen years ago) link

i am now making it worse, yaaaaaay

Sven Bastard (blueski), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 11:04 (fourteen years ago) link

oh my god i cant believe i entered this. i was drunk last night. i am appalling at chess!

ambrose (ambrose), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 11:15 (fourteen years ago) link

excellent

Sven Bastard (blueski), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 11:24 (fourteen years ago) link

*bangs head against desk*

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 11:33 (fourteen years ago) link

I want a rematch with ken!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 11:44 (fourteen years ago) link

i challenged you yesterday for it and you didn't reply.. i think i'm full at the moment (but the game with starry will be over soon i think ;))

ken c (ken c), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 12:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh sod off you geek!!

*flounces back to Scrabble*

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 12:41 (fourteen years ago) link

can't they combine Scrabble and Chess somehow?

Sven Bastard (blueski), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 12:45 (fourteen years ago) link

triple check score!!

mark s (mark s), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 12:48 (fourteen years ago) link

I have played the Jamaican chess champion, and received a total pWning(he's a busker in the city streets of Melbourne) It rocks out, I desire a chess clock.

Nellie (nellskies), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 12:52 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm on the ropes against both greg and ken now - thrilling stuff

Sven Bastard (blueski), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 13:02 (fourteen years ago) link

I am enjoying this.

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 13:25 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't get it, can't the castle take the queen here to avoid the resignation?

chess game analysis is abt as dorky as it gets (edit: well, there is go game analysis...)

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 13:34 (fourteen years ago) link

castle takes queen, horsey to F7 checkmate

ken c (ken c), Wednesday, 16 March 2005 13:36 (fourteen years ago) link

lagoon do you ever play bullet? i find it extremely difficult but one thing i struggle w/ in shorter time constraints is that i'll get ahead for most of the game but then run low on time and end up blundering or flagging. so i'm hoping bullet will be like when you're on deck and you swing a few bats so that when you swing one bat at the plate it is much lighter -- that after bullet 10m will feel like a luxury.

Mordy, Friday, 22 November 2019 15:10 (two weeks ago) link

i finally reached > 1600 in blitz on chess.com :D

this was my goal after i started getting into chess in late 2016 when i was ranked ~1000. i feel v accomplished!

Mordy, Friday, 22 November 2019 19:16 (two weeks ago) link

i was close (at 1543) back in June but then had a huge points drop (down to a low of 1296!?!) before bouncing back. during that time i retooled my openings (i stopped playing the roy lopez primarily and switched over to london variations for white, added nimzo-switch for d4 openings), played a lot more tactics (actually got my tactics rating above 2000) and started playing bullet which i really think did help.

Mordy, Friday, 22 November 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

i finally reached > 1600 in blitz on chess.com :D

this was my goal after i started getting into chess in late 2016 when i was ranked ~1000. i feel v accomplished!

― Mordy, Friday, November 22, 2019 2:16 PM (eight hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

nice!

lag∞n, Saturday, 23 November 2019 03:56 (one week ago) link

i do not ever play bullet is too fast

lag∞n, Saturday, 23 November 2019 03:56 (one week ago) link

just did a checkmate w 0.9 seconds on me clock :]

lag∞n, Monday, 25 November 2019 06:55 (one week ago) link

chess is so weird some days u can see the combos and others u cant

lag∞n, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 17:59 (one week ago) link

Crosby and Nash face off
Anyone care to analyze the position?

https://i.imgur.com/ay1ahTp.jpg

calstars, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:00 (one week ago) link

my blitz rating is a provisional 648, I'm not even a little bit good at chess

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:06 (one week ago) link

tried playing a 15+15 ended up offering a draw in a game which the computer later said i was +2, i had 17min left on my clock lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 18:57 (one week ago) link

now its saying +.9 idk man

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:01 (one week ago) link

alright i won one w ~15mins left, think i mightve been playing against another blitz player tho he had 18 lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:15 (one week ago) link

my blitz rating is a provisional 648, I'm not even a little bit good at chess

― Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:06 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

no one is born good at chess evan!

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:16 (one week ago) link

i think maybe short formats makes u more of a positional player

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:17 (one week ago) link

I’m disgruntled by everything I’m not immediately good at with no effort >:(

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:23 (one week ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:31 (one week ago) link

i bet if u play 10 games youll improve

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:31 (one week ago) link

played another 15+15, those games are def soft on lichess, similarly rated players play worse despite having way more time

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:33 (one week ago) link

i almost offered a draw at the beginning of a game i crushed cause i was a closed position and i didnt know if i cld stand a half an hour of this shit lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:34 (one week ago) link

i bet if u play 10 games youll improve

― lag∞n, Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:31 PM (five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

ill even give u a lil tip, if youre going to castle king side dont move the f pawn, the f stands for dont fucking touch it

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:39 (one week ago) link

the most basic chess advice i guess is to get all yr pieces out and yr kings castled (aka developed, when your rooks have nothing between them [aka connected]) as quickly as possible with as few pawn moves as possible, dont move any piece more than once if you can help it until youre developed

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:43 (one week ago) link

the second most basic piece of advice is to not leave pieces unprotected (aka guarded by other pieces or pawns), and likewise to target your opponents unprotected pieces

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:44 (one week ago) link

the third most basic piece of advice is to keep yr pawns chained together

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:45 (one week ago) link

if u do those things u cn prob get up to ~1000 pretty easy

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:45 (one week ago) link

(if u play a lot of games)

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:46 (one week ago) link

also the middle of the board is the best part try to capture it

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:50 (one week ago) link

an example of a position where both sides are fully developed

https://www.payetteforward.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/realistic-fantasy-1083x1080.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:01 (one week ago) link

its also totally symmetrical for some reason

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:02 (one week ago) link

here white is developed but black is not

https://i.imgur.com/RhK3QbK.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:04 (one week ago) link

tho some wld prob argue that black is effectively developed there

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:07 (one week ago) link

lagoon thank u for this tutorial

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:12 (one week ago) link

enjoy yr march to GM

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:14 (one week ago) link

Crosby and Nash face off
Anyone care to analyze the position?

https://i.imgur.com/ay1ahTp.jpg

― calstars, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:00 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

https://i.imgur.com/4cHhEuo.png

not sure whos turn to move it is but based on the body language looks like nash, if so hes in position to take the c pawn and equalize material, crosbys position is better considering the two advanced pawns but its a close game

if its crosbys turn hes up a pawn and has a better position so is clearly ahead, still playable for nash but crosby shd be able to convert

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:29 (one week ago) link

p boring position tbqh

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:31 (one week ago) link

anyway happy thanksgiving chess club gonna go honor the fallen pilgrims now

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:32 (one week ago) link

considering the game is being played on both sides of the board nashs bishop is prob a lil more valuable than crosbys knight...

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:37 (one week ago) link

I did better! The computer sez I lost a forced checkmate sequence uwu https://lichess.org/RciiZoIr/white

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:43 (one week ago) link

several times in fact

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, 28 November 2019 20:43 (one week ago) link

I’m disgruntled by everything I’m not immediately good at with no effort >:(

― Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:23 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

hello evan, evan here (also) and i agree with this message

gbx, Thursday, 28 November 2019 21:56 (one week ago) link

the cool thing about chess is you can stay frustrated and feeling like you suck at it no matter how good you get

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 22:03 (one week ago) link

i saw a super gm leave his queen just straight up hanging on a livestream once lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 22:07 (one week ago) link

Lagoon is right the better you get the worse you realize you are (just like gaining skills in any other field) happy thanksgiving all!

Mordy, Thursday, 28 November 2019 22:14 (one week ago) link

chess is so weird some days u can see the combos and others u cant

― lag∞n, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

you wont even really understand why youre good or bad!

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 November 2019 22:16 (one week ago) link

its really is the best game (except for maybe poker)

lag∞n, Friday, 29 November 2019 00:48 (one week ago) link

hey I won one

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Friday, 29 November 2019 03:14 (one week ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 November 2019 02:03 (six days ago) link

Both of these albums are garbage

calstars, Saturday, 30 November 2019 13:39 (six days ago) link

I'd completely forgotten about this thread and the fact that I wasted so much of 2005 playing internet chess against long-since-vanished ILXors.

the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 30 November 2019 22:03 (six days ago) link

is it ok if i dump chess videos i like here also if u guys can post some i always need more to watch i'm getting tired of eric rosen (he's great tho)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg4X8983_5Q

Mordy, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:01 (three days ago) link

plz feel free

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 04:20 (three days ago) link


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