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

https://www.twitch.tv/gmbenjaminfinegold

game 1 looks drawish but who knows

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

apparently carlsen has thrown away a winning position

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

taking a nap waiting for fab

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

Go Fabi!

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

whatre they even doin here lol

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

Clearly Magnus is trying to torture the commentators.

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

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

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

Who’s that that doofus with the big teeth?

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

nakamura

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

there was a lot of moving the pieces around

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

gwan magnus, sac on f7

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

looks like another draw lads

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

Ahhh.

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

tho carlsen has prob lost half a step

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

three months pass...

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

:)

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

Damn bro

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

just noticed this oddity

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

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

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

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

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

calstars, Saturday, 27 July 2019 21:03 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

“Game drawn by insufficient material”

calstars, Saturday, 10 August 2019 16:14 (two months ago) link

such sweet words!

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

Playin' the Italian game

calstars, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 01:05 (two months ago) link

I need to learn my openings :( I know first two moves and that's it, none of these terms

Also my late-game is garbage

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:43 (two months ago) link

I’m kind of stumbling into learning the openings just by playing a lot. I knew the IG position had to have a name and the chess.com interface told me, pretty convenient.

calstars, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:13 (two months ago) link

feel like u learn openings just by playing them over and over and fucking up, i mean u cn watch videos/read but thats secondary to getting the reps

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:29 (two months ago) link

think the end game is a lot abt calculation and some principles like infiltration and active pieces, putting yr king in the middle of the board, bishops being better than knights especially when the game is being played on both sides of the board

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:33 (two months ago) link

but yeah calculation so often games are won by a king being one square closer to something than the other king

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:35 (two months ago) link

also knowing when yr position is favorable to entering the end game which is often p tricky

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:35 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

got bored decided to try to attack more is more fun am worse at chess but feel like itll make me better in the long run

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:33 (one month ago) link

Couldn’t agree more. Have to remind myself to have fun while playing (or else why play) and sometimes that means willfully exploring interesting positions

calstars, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:30 (one month ago) link

getting some cool checkmates also getting cool checkmated

lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:54 (one month ago) link

have any of you had any luck joining real-world chess clubs or anything like that? i enjoy playing online but sometimes i miss playing w/ the actual board and pieces. also feel like i need more reasons to leave the house besides work.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:22 (one month ago) link

I played at a volunteer event at a local junior high school, it was great. And the real board and pieces threw my off my game completely, ended up getting bested at least twice. I might join a local club but I have so little time. Another idea I had was to have one of the local bars promote a chess night but haven’t done this yet

calstars, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 22:48 (one month ago) link

joining a club seems fun, i live in the middle of nowhere but maybe if i move back to the big city

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 September 2019 02:44 (one month ago) link

i have played in clubs in my teens in the 70s and later on i founded a club in the 90s. i stopped playing "serious" games in clubs after my youth as it took too much time and i didn't have fun anymore playing those long games for hours and hours. when we founded the club in luxembourg for a while we played in pubs and brought our own games and clocks. we played either blitz or 30 min per game per player games. i loved it. for a year or so i played with a member of the scottish olympic team and lost almost every game. one reason being that i always played king's gambit with white which makes very open games with attacking chances on both sides. i haven't played chess for almost 20 years. what i also loved about our little club, we drank and played. we just played for the company and not to win. it was great.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 12 September 2019 19:33 (one month ago) link


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