― calstars, Saturday, 1 December 2018 23:07 (ten months ago) link
ale for the champion
― imago, Sunday, 2 December 2018 00:54 (ten months ago) link
The Speed chess championship final between Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura is happening now.
― hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Sunday, 2 December 2018 22:09 (ten months ago) link
― Mordy, Monday, 28 January 2019 16:43 (eight months ago) link
I’d like to blame it on my penchant for playing while drinking, but my rating seems to just get worse and worse, now flirting with mid 900s, falling from around 1100 when I started playing daily maybe a year and a half ago. But the game is so real.
― calstars, Sunday, 17 February 2019 23:20 (eight months ago) link
I don’t have any inclination to stop playing though. Maybe I’ll get down to true beginner level soon and can rebuild my foundation from scratch
― calstars, Sunday, 17 February 2019 23:35 (eight months ago) link
down to 930! I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but hey
― calstars, Friday, 8 March 2019 16:20 (seven months ago) link
too much focusing on attack at expense of defense?
― A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 8 March 2019 18:29 (seven months ago) link
i'm somehow getting worse the more i play. maybe i'm more aware of how bad i am
― global tetrahedron, Friday, 8 March 2019 22:06 (seven months ago) link
1 step back 2 steps forward is for sure a thing in chess i find when i'm a losing streak it helps to start being more attentive, think more about whether i'm hanging any pieces, think more about possible checks and captures, and just slow down in general. nb i have lots of clock problems when i play ymmv.
― Mordy, Friday, 8 March 2019 22:07 (seven months ago) link
In the openings - develop your minor pieces, don't do too many pawn moves, don't bring out your queen too early, castle early.
― hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Saturday, 9 March 2019 13:22 (seven months ago) link
streaks are a thing in chess, for sure. I also I tend to lose the first game of the day. It's almost a law.
― Ludo, Saturday, 9 March 2019 13:27 (seven months ago) link
Yes, I am aggressive. That’s how you win, right?
― calstars, Saturday, 9 March 2019 22:48 (seven months ago) link
Attack can be the best form of defence, but from a solid base as per cajunsunday's post
― lefal junglist platton (wtev), Saturday, 13 April 2019 08:10 (six months ago) link
These days I’m just trying to have a bit more fun with it. Like jumping into a multiple move exchange just to see what interesting positions can emerge
― calstars, Saturday, 13 April 2019 11:50 (six months ago) link
Which is also good in that you get more space on the board to play with hopefully
― lefal junglist platton (wtev), Sunday, 14 April 2019 07:37 (six months ago) link
starcraft > chess
― lumen (esby), Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:45 (six months ago) link
Starcraft vaguely like real time chess
― calstars, Sunday, 14 April 2019 12:35 (six months ago) link
starcraft is great but not better than chess
― Mordy, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:03 (six months ago) link
been playing backgammon lately, a lot, for some reason. Maybe i no longer believe in brains just in FAITH
― Ludo, Sunday, 14 April 2019 19:22 (six months ago) link
I'm hooked again I think. I played everyday for a couple of years, 25 years ago in college.I estimate my rating to have been 1400-1450. We had some strong players in the club who werevery helpful. One guy was rated 2400+ and was always top 2 or 3 in Wisconsin. I think I'm back toover 1300 again, but I'm confident that's going up, although slowly I'm sure. I know now to study moreendgame and tactics now. Back then everybody wanted to memorize the opening moves.
OMG the tools that are available now. Just all those videos on youtube alone. I like the St LouisChess Club's channel the best.
Chess.com has to be the greatest website ever. The new interface for going over your games is so cool. You can go back and see all your mistakes and the better moves in about 5 minutes. The puzzle rush for tacticspractice is also great.
This could be trouble for my free time.
― nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:23 (five months ago) link
Just won a 10 minute blitz game and am on top of the world
― calstars, Saturday, 22 June 2019 02:00 (three months ago) link
Recently reached 1k after a long timeYou’ve come a long way, baby
― calstars, Saturday, 13 July 2019 03:03 (three months ago) link