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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen years ago) link

i challenge thee

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

Stevem Bird's Opening! You FANNYDANGLER.

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

e4

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

i'd play

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

i invented the name redhotpwn.com

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

Apparently I cannot spell.

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

knightmoves

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

Ken has the beating of me, I think!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've just signed up: pawnimo

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

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

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

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

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

cozen

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

someone explain to me how this works...

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

i'm being pole-axed

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

i am now making it worse, yaaaaaay

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

excellent

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

*bangs head against desk*

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

I want a rematch with ken!

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

Oh sod off you geek!!

*flounces back to Scrabble*

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

can't they combine Scrabble and Chess somehow?

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

triple check score!!

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

I am enjoying this.

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

castle takes queen, horsey to F7 checkmate

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

How's your chess going lagoon? I mostly do puzzles/tactics at the moment - barely playing any blitz.

cajunsunday, Saturday, 3 October 2020 22:22 (one year ago) link

I have stopped playing after not progressing to an expected extent after two years made evident by being being soundly defeated by a local high school

calstars, Saturday, 3 October 2020 22:31 (one year ago) link

good still playing pretty much every day tho prob fewer games than before, been hovering around 1700 (lichess 5+3) recently xp

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 October 2020 22:51 (one year ago) link

i believe wesley so, wesley is so nice, that other guy who stole tigran petrosians name is obvs a fucker

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 October 2020 22:53 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

four knights endgames are kinda wild

lag∞n, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 00:40 (one year ago) link

wesley so won a thing yesterday, adding substance to his niceness

imago, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 00:44 (one year ago) link

congrats to wesley who is so nice

lag∞n, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 00:54 (one year ago) link

carlsen playing bad in blitz is weird mind, but i guess blitz is blitz

imago, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 00:56 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

obvious fork just sitting there for three moves with neither me nor my opponent noticing it, at what level do chess players become competent enough to calculate one move ahead lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 17:46 (eleven months ago) link

Took a half year off , now time to get back into this shit

calstars, Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:13 (eleven months ago) link

get it

lag∞n, Sunday, 3 January 2021 02:23 (ten months ago) link

is there a way to play this game without fretting excessively about every move, having it take up all your waking hours and threaten your mental health?

ledge, Sunday, 3 January 2021 09:10 (ten months ago) link

(that was my experience a couple of years ago, then I quit)

ledge, Sunday, 3 January 2021 09:11 (ten months ago) link

lol...not really imho. That was the reason I had to take a break from it

calstars, Sunday, 3 January 2021 12:27 (ten months ago) link

gotta be willing to lose, competition is interesting finding the right balance between caring enough about winning and not caring so much that you cant brush yrself off and try again --the sports psychologist

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 15:52 (ten months ago) link

one thing that imo can make losing at chess more fun is if youre down material and have no positional advantage, a lost game more or less, just do some super aggressive shit sacrifice a piece launch a pawn storm etc, sometimes youll get a cool win but mostly its just good practice for attacking seeing lines and so forth

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 15:56 (ten months ago) link

its funny with chess being matched to similarly skilled players no matter how much you improve youre still gonna lose half the time

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 15:57 (ten months ago) link

yeah it's all about being more **zen**, i've never played sports and all my other hobbies are non competitive so i wonder if i just haven't had enough practice at that. also the gamification (when playing through an app) doesn't help, each loss doesn't stand on its own but chips away at your precious rating.

just do some super aggressive shit sacrifice a piece launch a pawn storm etc

will try that if i ever go back.

ledge, Monday, 4 January 2021 16:03 (ten months ago) link

the thing about the rating tho is you can always get those points back, i feel like fwiw i only play at my best or near my best like 20% of the time, and its very streaky, so ill play pretty mediocre or bad 50-100 points below where id be playing good for like a month and then have a short run of good play, and sometimes those runs coincide with a general over all improvement, but often not, feel like you have to enjoy chess and be interested in it not just be totally consumed by the winning and losing otherwise its kinda not that fun

like watch this sick ass game, chess is cool, dubov os cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BgG4bUDHa4

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 16:10 (ten months ago) link

btw its kinda funny that after that somnolent carlsen caruana championship the entire chess world went from considering analyzing speed games being the dumbest thing in the world to it being actually good

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 16:14 (ten months ago) link

also seems like theres just more of it in top tournaments now which is cool as it allows someone with an attacking style like dubov to flourish rather than having to deal with an opponent making 10 perfect defending moves in a row in a classical game

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 16:30 (ten months ago) link

Real chess players know that just because you lost a queen doesn't mean you need to give up on a king 😤 pic.twitter.com/NPR7KB6LSr

— desertscrub🌵 (@_weedman69_) January 4, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 16:47 (ten months ago) link

re: not fretting over every move

Slow chess and fast chess inform each other. Getting better at fast chess will improve your slow game, and getting better at slow chess will improve your fast game. Playing blitz games made me fret less, because it was easier for me to forgive a bad move knowing I was under time pressure. Also, knowing I can immediately queue up another game after a fuck up made me less invested in each individual game.

In all cases, I go back to the game analysis on lichess and use the "Learn From Your Mistakes" tool. Thinking of mistakes as learning opportunities, while cliche, has been useful.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Monday, 4 January 2021 16:52 (ten months ago) link

i try to play longer games sometimes but im so habituated to blitz that i end up just playing at blitz speed lol not great

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 17:12 (ten months ago) link

yeah I had that trouble for a bit too--restraint and slowing down is something to practice, though. slow chess is for practicing thinking about longer lines.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:15 (ten months ago) link

the opening explorer/tablebase tool is good for analysis too, particularly if youre having trouble with a particular opening position, cool to see what other people have done an learn that youre playing the 20th most popular move and it always loses lol

lag∞n, Monday, 4 January 2021 17:25 (ten months ago) link

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

calstars, Sunday, 10 January 2021 21:48 (ten months ago) link

#ENDGAMEDRAMAZ

calstars, Sunday, 10 January 2021 21:48 (ten months ago) link

Aghhhh

calstars, Sunday, 10 January 2021 21:50 (ten months ago) link

looks like white in 3 no

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 January 2021 21:57 (ten months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/ZafGJdX.jpg
Yup

calstars, Sunday, 10 January 2021 23:48 (ten months ago) link

people should keep track of their queens better!! some chess advice its the most important piece

lag∞n, Friday, 15 January 2021 19:55 (ten months ago) link

#midgamemadness

calstars, Friday, 15 January 2021 21:32 (ten months ago) link

Up a queen in the endgame and the Norwegian won’t capitulate

calstars, Monday, 18 January 2021 13:49 (ten months ago) link

I’m fairly certain that my current opponent online is running the game through a computer. He’s ranked 400 points lower than me but seems to be very cunning

calstars, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 20:40 (ten months ago) link

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

Coming 4 u

calstars, Saturday, 6 February 2021 02:32 (nine months ago) link

I'm liking black there.

cajunsunday, Saturday, 6 February 2021 09:40 (nine months ago) link

tfw an aggressive queen meets an untimely demise

calstars, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 23:25 (nine months ago) link

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

This mate snuck up on me. I was too focused on offense.

calstars, Monday, 15 February 2021 22:10 (nine months ago) link

Emotional moves

calstars, Saturday, 27 February 2021 04:07 (nine months ago) link

Crazy end to pogchamps!

🏆 POGCHAMPS3 - RESULTS 🏆

🇫🇷 Sardoche (@Sardoche_Lol) wins the chess tournament PogChamps3

📺https://t.co/rq4EIso45Q#Pogchamps #Chess pic.twitter.com/19guBkpvIJ

— Eirik Holdal #Trackmania (@EirikHoldal) February 28, 2021

cajunsunday, Monday, 1 March 2021 00:18 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://kotaku.com/chess-champion-plays-bongcloud-move-which-is-very-fu-1846490914

bongcloud mode

calstars, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 12:50 (eight months ago) link

Saw the video popping up on chess24's twitter, Hakamura's reaction is priceless

willem, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 14:02 (eight months ago) link

cute

lag∞n, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 14:15 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

there it is lads

https://i.imgur.com/43mZg1q.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 June 2021 18:14 (five months ago) link

baller

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Thursday, 3 June 2021 18:25 (five months ago) link

thanks, feels good

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 June 2021 18:26 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

congrats to this lil guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fjvZqerL4g

lag∞n, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 22:15 (one week ago) link

I like how nobody cares about the actual World Championship as much as about Firouzja

imago, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 23:22 (one week ago) link

firouzja is cooler

lag∞n, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 19:08 (one week ago) link


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