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

i play all the openings in a sort of improvised fever dream. it is no good for my rating

imago, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 22:38 (ten months ago) link

ruy lopez white / scandi black

Mordy, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 22:52 (ten months ago) link

i play all the openings in a sort of improvised fever dream. it is no good for my rating

― imago, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 6:38 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

p awesome tho ive moved the wrong pawn a few times and just gone w it and it was cool, done p well iirc

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:03 (ten months ago) link

scandinavian is wild xp i like when ppl play that v me its usually a p fun game, i always take

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:05 (ten months ago) link

Taking is the best move for white iirc I always do it when someone plays scandi against me and anecdotally I’ve found ppl that don’t take don’t do great

Mordy, Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:19 (ten months ago) link

yeah i think its generally agreed that its best

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:22 (ten months ago) link

i'm addicted to ben finegold videos

Mordy, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:30 (ten months ago) link

i cant deal w his presentation/jokes, i like jerry (aka chess network)

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:25 (ten months ago) link

both of them are good but as a proud european i am far more commonly seen with the holy trinity of agad/mato/suren

imago, Thursday, 4 October 2018 06:07 (ten months ago) link

agadmator def my most watched

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 October 2018 06:13 (ten months ago) link

I need to mix up my opening repertoire. I play Italian or Queens Gambit with white. Then just copy what white does for black (eg. 1. e4 2. e5 1. d4 2. d5) I always lose really badly when I try Sicilian.

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:02 (ten months ago) link

For streamers its all about John Bartholomew for me. How can you resist that winning smile?

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:08 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

friends, theyre playing for all the marbles https://deadspin.com/magnus-carlsen-and-fabiano-caruanas-fight-for-the-world-183020884

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 20:39 (nine months ago) link

will this be the best WC of modern times? imo....maybe

imago, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 20:41 (nine months ago) link

cld be

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:00 (nine months ago) link

https://www.twitch.tv/gmbenjaminfinegold

game 1 looks drawish but who knows

imago, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:36 (nine months ago) link

apparently carlsen has thrown away a winning position

imago, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:42 (nine months ago) link

taking a nap waiting for fab

calstars, Friday, 9 November 2018 20:04 (nine months ago) link

Go Fabi!

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Friday, 9 November 2018 21:27 (nine months ago) link

whatre they even doin here lol

lag∞n, Friday, 9 November 2018 21:42 (nine months ago) link

Clearly Magnus is trying to torture the commentators.

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Friday, 9 November 2018 21:49 (nine months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Drl9AETU0AA-__v.jpg

lag∞n, Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:20 (nine months ago) link

Who’s that that doofus with the big teeth?

calstars, Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:23 (nine months ago) link

nakamura

lag∞n, Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:24 (nine months ago) link

Somehow I think a random game in a park somewhere would provide more entertainment than this game

calstars, Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:26 (nine months ago) link

there was a lot of moving the pieces around

lag∞n, Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:29 (nine months ago) link

gwan magnus, sac on f7

imago, Saturday, 10 November 2018 16:17 (nine months ago) link

looks like another draw lads

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Saturday, 10 November 2018 18:09 (nine months ago) link

carlsen played the sicilian both games with black which no one expected and they both were pretty boring draws anyway lol

lag∞n, Monday, 12 November 2018 22:15 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

will this be the best WC of modern times? imo....maybe

― imago, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 20:41 (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

imago, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:39 (eight months ago) link

hard not to lol a little now remembering all the "here's why professional chess is actually really exciting" pieces from the past month

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:51 (eight months ago) link

So is chess gonna be all done forever soon or what

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:53 (eight months ago) link

no

this match was notable for pathological avoidance of risk. we just need players who don't mind losing so much

imago, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:55 (eight months ago) link

Ahhh.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:32 (eight months ago) link

feel they didnt play totally conservatively, like caruana played a gambit one game carlsen played the sicilian every time, imo it was more a combo of playing pretty conservatively being insanely prepared and just being too good? like in the computer analysis at the end of the game itd be all 1 inaccuracy 0 mistakes 0 blunders 6 centipawn loss every time except some games there were zero inaccuracies

lag∞n, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:06 (eight months ago) link

there were a bunch of times in a post game breakdown where the commentator wld be all caruana must find the absolutely best move here and then he just wld, idk these guys are machines

lag∞n, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:08 (eight months ago) link

tho carlsen has prob lost half a step

lag∞n, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:08 (eight months ago) link

that is also fair. to avoid risk against players this strong you have to be so good

imago, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:11 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

HIGHEST RATING: 1603
Mar 24, 2019, 9:39 AM

:)

lag∞n, Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:40 (four months ago) link

Damn bro

calstars, Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:45 (four months ago) link

Member since 28-Jan-2018

Time spent playing: 18 days, 21 hours and 30 minutes

eek

lag∞n, Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:44 (four months ago) link

just noticed this oddity

https://i.imgur.com/ydSavu2.png

lag∞n, Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:47 (four months ago) link

LOWEST RATING: 1018
Jan 30, 2018, 8:50 PM

lag∞n, Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:48 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

I'm liking the Smith-Morra Gambit opening for white at the moment. It gets you some quick attacking opportunities and you can beat weaker opponents pretty quickly imo.

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Saturday, 27 July 2019 18:57 (three weeks ago) link

Playing everyday, one game going all the time. Slowly getting better

calstars, Saturday, 27 July 2019 21:03 (three weeks ago) link

i was getting bored playing the roy lopez so often so i started playing the london system and they've generally turned into really exciting games w/ lots of possible sacrifices and sharp positions - i highly recommend if you're looking for something new as white

Mordy, Friday, 9 August 2019 04:18 (one week ago) link

“Game drawn by insufficient material”

calstars, Saturday, 10 August 2019 16:14 (one week ago) link

such sweet words!

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Saturday, 10 August 2019 16:55 (one week ago) link

i didn't know there was a chess thread at ilm.

my fave opening to get some nice open positions with attacking potential is the king's gambit. especially from's gambit with tactical chances on both sides is a treat.

with black i like to play french after e2-e4 or the wolga gambit when d2-d4 is the first move. that is more of a positional gambit that pays off in the long term.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 13:43 (five days ago) link

ile not ilm, of course.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 13:44 (five days ago) link


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