Chess - classic or dud?

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down to 930! I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but hey

calstars, Friday, 8 March 2019 16:20 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Yes, I am aggressive. That’s how you win, right?

calstars, Saturday, 9 March 2019 22:48 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

starcraft > chess

lumen (esby), Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:45 (one year ago) link

Starcraft vaguely like real time chess

calstars, Sunday, 14 April 2019 12:35 (one year ago) link

starcraft is great but not better than chess

Mordy, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:03 (one year ago) link

been playing backgammon lately, a lot, for some reason. Maybe i no longer believe in brains just in FAITH

:P

Ludo, Sunday, 14 April 2019 19:22 (one year 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 were
very helpful. One guy was rated 2400+ and was always top 2 or 3 in Wisconsin. I think I'm back to
over 1300 again, but I'm confident that's going up, although slowly I'm sure. I know now to study more
endgame 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 Louis
Chess 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 tactics
practice is also great.

This could be trouble for my free time.

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:23 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Just won a 10 minute blitz game and am on top of the world

calstars, Saturday, 22 June 2019 02:00 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Recently reached 1k after a long time
You’ve come a long way, baby

calstars, Saturday, 13 July 2019 03:03 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

I beat that Korean entity btw

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 23:30 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

https://youtu.be/zIE3CFNpZ5Y
Cavett v Fischer

calstars, Saturday, 8 February 2020 05:12 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

That Fischer video is so cool.

In other news: The Candidates has started! The Giri Vs Nepo. game is looking pretty interesting - neither player has castled after 18 moves.

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/fide-candidates-2020/1/1/1

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:57 (three months ago) link

Hurrah! Chess has the undivided attention of a sports-obsessed public

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:03 (three months ago) link

Magnus Carlsen commentating too. Awesome

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:07 (three months ago) link

Yes its cool that Magnus is commentating. His company bought the chess24.com website, so he can do what he wants I guess.

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:46 (three months ago) link

Giri having to lose the game to draw it as things stand. Magnificent defence from the zen master

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:08 (three months ago) link

Oof though, wow - Nepo finds it!

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:39 (three months ago) link

Ding is in trouble against MVL. Could lose 2 games in a row!

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 12:19 (three months ago) link

Slight advantage against Caruana for Ding today. He needs the win

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, 19 March 2020 11:16 (three months ago) link

Caruana has just gone for a complicated line that hands Ding a clear advantage if he plays it well. Exciting!

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, 19 March 2020 11:18 (three months ago) link

Not ideal for Caruana to have to move the king to F2 in the first 10 moves!

cajunsunday, Thursday, 19 March 2020 11:41 (three months ago) link

Oh wait. Ding is playing white. I'm confused.

cajunsunday, Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:03 (three months ago) link

Ding now clearly winning!! Defended Caruana's preparation like a beast

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, 19 March 2020 13:26 (three months ago) link

Pretty much over now. Caruana's a Bishop down with no counter-play.

cajunsunday, Thursday, 19 March 2020 14:22 (three months ago) link

bit disrespectful spinning it out that long tbh

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, 19 March 2020 16:07 (three months ago) link

Nepo leading the tournament. Would be a good challenger for Carlsen; he wouldn't win of course but there might be some fun games

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Sunday, 22 March 2020 18:32 (three months ago) link

I think Nepo has a pretty good record against Carlsen so it could be interesting. I still think Caruana will come through in the end - he's got experience winning the big tournaments.

cajunsunday, Sunday, 22 March 2020 20:18 (three months ago) link

6th round, Nepo in a winning position against Ding

willem, Monday, 23 March 2020 13:36 (three months ago) link

FIDE stops #FIDECandidates

Official announcement - Starting March 27, 2020, Russia interrupts air traffic with other countries without indicating any time frames. In this situation FIDE President decided to stop the tournament.https://t.co/bnDDJhFuiG pic.twitter.com/YYo3SMidqj

— International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) March 26, 2020

They're taking everything away from us lads

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 26 March 2020 10:10 (three months ago) link

ffs this has been keeping me going

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, 26 March 2020 10:27 (three months ago) link

Sad times!

cajunsunday, Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:20 (three months ago) link

maybe we can just give it to MVL lol

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:23 (three months ago) link

They're taking everything away from us lads

― Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:10 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

ffs this has been keeping me going

― strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:27 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink


seriously :'(

willem, Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:19 (three months ago) link

Magnus tasted what it was like to have the world's eyes on chess, and liked what he saw

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/magnus-carlsen-launches-online-chess-super-tournament

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 3 April 2020 09:45 (three months ago) link

As a non-expert, I'm curious how they're going to prevent cheating in an online tournament like this. Wouldn't it be extremely easy for someone to use a computer to suggest moves? Or would that be easy to detect?

o. nate, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:13 (three months ago) link

they will probably have to reveal everything in their room and share screens etc. odd behaviour can be easily detected by ppl who play a *lot* i think?

also there's the matter of pride and reputation, these people don't want even a cloud of suspicion over them.

also, if someone went through a tournament playing computer first and second choice moves with the occasional suboptimal that maintains advantage then idk there'd be questions

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:20 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

enjoying hikaru’s rapport with the streamers

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