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Chessimo app. It's like Duolingo for chess. It keeps track of what you have mastered and have not mastered
11-15-2018 09:52 AM
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(11-15-2018 07:42 AM)Thehustler Wrote:  I know how to play but want to get better.

Can you guys recommend a few books/resources?

Search on Youtube for the Chessnetwork "Beginner to Chess Master" series. Excellent and all free.

Chess.com has a ton of good content also, but I think it requires a subscription.

Also there's some good analysis of the Carlsen vs Caruana World Championship match at the moment which is really informative (e.g. John Bartholomew's youtube channel)
11-15-2018 03:01 PM
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Nice thread.
I don't know if I have much to add here but I would just say how much I prefer playing 2 minutes chess. I think it gets too much of a time waste and boring if it's 20 min, 10 min or even 5 min each. You will often have to wait quite long for the other player to make a move even though there's a bad chance of him winning (and vice versa in rare cases Wink).

I think 1 minute is a bit too short since a lot of players just try to win by time but 2-3 minutes seems like the perfect sweet spot where you need to think chess and also be quick in your thinking.

By the way, maybe I'm not the best person to suggest this with so few posts but it would be nice if there was a tournament here somewhere near Christmas...?
11-15-2018 04:22 PM
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Chess is awesome, my work has a Tuesday lunch chess club and it's a lot of fun even though I'm new and pretty awful at it.
11-15-2018 10:38 PM
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USCF Advanced expert (ELO 2100+). I'm sure we have stronger players on this forum....

Now that last game between Caruana and Carlsen was fun! Saw GM Pepe Cuenca analyze that game. b4 is always the kind of move you want to play if you can get away with it.
11-15-2018 11:17 PM
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Wow, Gun, 2100 that is rarified air.
11-16-2018 06:17 AM
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Golden gun is a liar, we played for money and he fell for scholar's mate. What a joke.

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11-16-2018 09:56 AM
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I'll second Peregrine.

I played Golden gun and he kept asking me the difference between chess and checkers. Kept wanting to move pawns down the diagonals and jump my pieces.

Also tried to palm my queen when I wasn't looking. Sad!

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I agree with Peregrine and polar.

I played against Golden Gun.
With white, he plays the Colle or London System without exception, with black he chooses 1...g6 against everything.

Plus we all know that US ELO ratings are inflated.

After I punished his lazy pre-moves by easily capturing half his pieces 8 games in a row, thereby forcing him to deviate from his cookie-cutter opening systems and play some actual chess, I quickly exposed him as the 1200 patzer he is.

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11-16-2018 11:59 AM
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That would be cool to have a single elimination tournament for everyone who plays here on chess.com
11-25-2018 04:28 PM
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Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion! Fabiano Caruana, here's some tissues!!
11-28-2018 02:18 PM
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Is there a lot of cheating going on online, with players using computers?

Golden gun have you ever played against Nasa Test Pilot? his rating is 2550.

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12-04-2018 07:44 PM
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(11-15-2018 07:42 AM)Thehustler Wrote:  I know how to play but want to get better.

Can you guys recommend a few books/resources?

This is a good site, the Saint Louis Chess Club YT channel. I've recommended it for my nephew, they have some instructional videos along with some lectures on chess, and a social vibe as well.

https://www.youtube.com/user/STLChessClub/playlists

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12-04-2018 07:51 PM
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(11-15-2018 10:38 PM)Robert High Hawk Wrote:  Chess is awesome, my work has a Tuesday lunch chess club and it's a lot of fun even though I'm new and pretty awful at it.

Just keep knocking out reps. You'll settle in at your IQ point haha. That's my take. I have a friend who is a pretty smart guy, couldn't play, but he played a lot on chess.com and now beats my ass 2/3 times.

I used to play him online with a beer in hand surfing the net and beat him down, not anymore.

If you're a beginner I think chess.com is good for getting raw reps in and not over thinking as its timed

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12-04-2018 11:07 PM
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(11-25-2018 04:28 PM)B-Minus Wrote:  That would be cool to have a single elimination tournament for everyone who plays here on chess.com

IN. Lets set a date and time.

How about Sunday Dec 30th at 4pm EST

Anybody know how to manage a tourney ? perhaps we can PM our userIDs to that one guy.

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^ I'm in.
12-05-2018 02:22 AM
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Haven’t played in forever, I have a sick wooden chess set with a slide out drawer for the pieces that I might have to dig out over the holidays.

I think I saw a comment on Roosh’s last webcast that said “the only male space left is chess. Man, that’s dark.” Strange times
12-05-2018 10:11 AM
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I used to play chess professionally as a kid ... ended up 10th in the country when I was 10 years old in my age group. My biggest mistake was lack of patience and defensive nous. Always wanted to go for the jugular, some crazy combination or a high-risk strategy which doesn't always work when you're playing with people around your level or higher.

Sadly didn't follow it through properly, but still play on chess.com once in a while.

Hated analyzing Tigran Petrosian's matches (such a boring, defensive player, chess equivalent of Mourinho) ... loved Fischer and Alekhine and their playing style, both died very young sadly, Alekhine most probably assassinated by the Soviets.
12-05-2018 10:21 AM
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(12-04-2018 11:10 PM)NoMoreTO Wrote:  
(11-25-2018 04:28 PM)B-Minus Wrote:  That would be cool to have a single elimination tournament for everyone who plays here on chess.com

IN. Lets set a date and time.

How about Sunday Dec 30th at 4pm EST

Anybody know how to manage a tourney ? perhaps we can PM our userIDs to that one guy.

Alright I'm gonna host a 2018 Championship Tourney at this time.

Anyone who is keen, reply to this message with your chess.com handle or send it as a PM. I will friend you then invite you to this tourney. I can only create a tourney 5 days ahead.

10 minute rapid chess format, so with 20 guys it'll run a couple hours.

I want to keep with forum rules so consider creating a burner chess handle linked to your burner RVF email. This would also be nice because you can use your RVF handle on the chess board and other guys will know who you are.

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12-05-2018 10:54 AM
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(12-05-2018 10:54 AM)NoMoreTO Wrote:  
(12-04-2018 11:10 PM)NoMoreTO Wrote:  
(11-25-2018 04:28 PM)B-Minus Wrote:  That would be cool to have a single elimination tournament for everyone who plays here on chess.com

IN. Lets set a date and time.

How about Sunday Dec 30th at 4pm EST

Anybody know how to manage a tourney ? perhaps we can PM our userIDs to that one guy.

Alright I'm gonna host a 2018 Championship Tourney at this time.

Anyone who is keen, reply to this message with your chess.com handle or send it as a PM. I will friend you then invite you to this tourney. I can only create a tourney 5 days ahead.

10 minute rapid chess format, so with 20 guys it'll run a couple hours.

I want to keep with forum rules so consider creating a burner chess handle linked to your burner RVF email. This would also be nice because you can use your RVF handle on the chess board and other guys will know who you are.

I'm in as well. User is: b-minus933
12-05-2018 01:32 PM
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I've had a big epiphany in my game lately. I discovered there was actually a term for something I've sort of noticed when I've played extremely good players.
It's Zwischenzug/intermezzo (aka in between move) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwischenzug. They do this all the time.

Since then I've really thought about constantly finding those first and not just do the expected move and I'm hurting my opponents a lot more, people are not used to it.

By the way, if anyone wants a game (my elo is 1700-1900) on chess.com, let me know.
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Not to be confused with zugzwang
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^That's a pretty good rating, I used to be in that zone back when I played a lot against good opponents back in graduate school.

Haven't played online chess in a long time, I used to play on Yahoo Chess which was a very good platform.

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Boys, lets play some chess. We should have a few private games and once we have 4 - 8 I can setup a little RVF tourney.

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I’m not very good but I’d be down to play.

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