I want to learn chess (alternate thread title: fuck you to the evil gremlin that decides the moves made by the "computer" in the chess game on my laptop)

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okay mobilise your knights, castle your king(?) why the FUCK is there no Easy option on this mf

plax (ico), Friday, 13 August 2010 22:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

pawn to e4

dyao, Friday, 13 August 2010 22:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

I guess what you want to focus on in the early game is 'developing' your pieces i.e. moving your pieces to square where they can have the maximum range of movement. obviously e4/d4/d5/e5 are the best squares to control. uhm beyond that chess is mostly pattern recognition

dyao, Friday, 13 August 2010 22:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is all some misguided idea that it will make me think about *interesting strategies* for *using space effectively*

in reality it is making me think of *interesting strategies* for *throwing my laptop out a window*

plax (ico), Friday, 13 August 2010 22:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh. I guess in chess using space 'effectively just means putting your pieces on squares where they have the greatest range of movement, like putting your knights in the center or fianchettoing your bishops or w/e

dyao, Friday, 13 August 2010 22:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is all some misguided idea that it will make me think about *interesting strategies* for *using space effectively*

in reality it is making me think of *interesting strategies* for *throwing my laptop out a window*

― plax (ico), Friday, August 13, 2010 6:47 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

you should learn go instead

max, Saturday, 14 August 2010 17:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

who will play go w/ me. also they never have Go problems to solve in the newspaper. this is probably the real reason #if i am honest w/ myself#

plax (ico), Sunday, 15 August 2010 22:51 (eight years ago) Permalink


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