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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    Oh shit. What about this weird game from a 2700+ rated player...

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    edited July 7
    OH SHIT!!!! It's on!!!!
    Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz | Participants

    # Fed Title Name URS Ranking Rating* Age
    1 GM Hikaru Nakamura 2 2822 29
    2 GM Ian Nepomniachtchi 13 2819 26
    3 GM Lenier Dominguez Wildcard 2803 33
    4 GM Levon Aronian 8 2797 36
    5 GM Viswanathan Anand 12 2789 47
    6 GM Sergey Karjakin 10 2765 26
    7 GM Le Quang Liem Wildcard 2761 26
    8 GM David Navara Wildcard 2728 32
    9 GM Fabiano Caruana 7 2700 24
    10 GM Garry Kasparov Wildcard N/A 54
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Big suspense, like <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DeepBlue?src=hash">#DeepBlue</a>; challenge. <a href="https://twitter.com/Kasparov63">@Kasparov63</a>; returns to play the world's top <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/chess?src=hash">#chess</a>; players in US tournament <a href="https://t.co/BeB7LHyueX">https://t.co/BeB7LHyueX</a></p>&mdash; Jan Malinowski (@JMalinowskiR) <a href=" 6, 2017</a></blockquote>
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    Should Magic the Gathering, poker, and chess be classified as esports? I mean people view them as video games essentially...


    Chess could get more mainstream if they broadcast big tournaments like the Sinquefield Cup and such on Twitch
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    This is how much the top chess players make per year. According to the article, it is probably two times as much because of secret envelopes stuffed with cash:

    http://pogonina.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2417
  • Raij1nRaij1n Joined: Posts: 1,194
    She won't fuck you either
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    Live:


  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    Live now!!!!

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    edited August 31
    Insightful


    Judit_und_Sofia_Polgar_1988_Thessaloniki.jpg

    Why don't we have female fighting game players that make top 8 in majors?



    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judit_Polgár

    In the January 1989 Elo rating list, at the age of 12, she was rated 2555, which was number 55 in the world and 35 rating points ahead of the Women's World Champion Maia Chiburdanidze. In the 6 months since the previous list, she had gained a remarkable 190 rating points.[49][50] Judit's quiet and modest demeanour at the board[51] contrasted with the intensity of her playing style. David Norwood, British GM, in recalling Judit beating him when he was an established player and she was just a child, described her as "this cute little auburn-haired monster who crushed you".[52] British journalist Dominic Lawson wrote about 12-year-old Judit's "killer" eyes and how she would stare at her opponent: "The irises are so grey so dark they are almost indistinguishable from the pupils. Set against her long red hair, the effect is striking.

    Judit is like 41 years old now...

  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,837 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Oh shit. What about this weird game from a 2700+ rated player...


    is this some kind of sick joke? qa5???? some kind of gross modern chess opening - does it work????
    Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,426
    fishjie wrote: »
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Oh shit. What about this weird game from a 2700+ rated player...


    is this some kind of sick joke? qa5???? some kind of gross modern chess opening - does it work????

    @fishjie it doesn't look bad. It pins a pawn, develops a piece and can't be chased away. Inferior yes. But not bad.

    Ne2 is some jank shit too by white. They're just trying to introduce complications in the caro-kahn to put a stop to an otherwise drawish game.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    Nice! World Cup starts this weekend!!!
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    edited September 19
    23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    VS

    23px-Flag_of_Armenia.svg.png Levon Aronian
    ________________________________

    23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Wesley So

    VS

    23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.png Ding Liren


    The final 4 of the 2017 World Cup...
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    edited September 25
    The final 2:


    23px-Flag_of_Armenia.svg.png Levon Aronian

    VS

    23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.png Ding Liren

    Match is currently tied...



    Also, I remember playing back from 1999 until 2002 or so in Kuhio Beach Park (Honolulu):

    0810ab4c19.jpg
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,837 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    BullDancer wrote: »
    fishjie wrote: »
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Oh shit. What about this weird game from a 2700+ rated player...


    is this some kind of sick joke? qa5???? some kind of gross modern chess opening - does it work????

    @fishjie it doesn't look bad. It pins a pawn, develops a piece and can't be chased away. Inferior yes. But not bad.

    Ne2 is some jank shit too by white. They're just trying to introduce complications in the caro-kahn to put a stop to an otherwise drawish game.

    i just don't understand the game. ne2????? you block your queen and your own damn bishop

    c6??? sure it supports a strong center with a d5 push, but way to block the square for your knight and then qa5 moving out your queen on the second move.

    all stuff that the books tell you NOT to do. the books will teach you guiding principles in the opening, but its clear that it all gets thrown into the trash bin at the highest level. nasty

    but because these guys have probably memorized whatever gross ugly opening this is to the first 20 lines or so they can get away with it
    Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    high level chess is equivalent to high level Street Fighter games. Half the things you don't supposed to do or "play that way"...
  • sonic_lightningsonic_lightning Joined: Posts: 18
    25 Standard Check Mates

    serverchess.com/checkmate.htm
  • sadboysadboy Joined: Posts: 50
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    high level chess is equivalent to high level Street Fighter games. Half the things you don't supposed to do or "play that way"...

    I have a picture in my head of Kasparov playing a simultaneous Street Fighter exhibition against top pros at Evo.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    Participants so far in the 2018 Candidates Tournament:

    1. 23px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Sergey Karjakin

    2. 23px-Flag_of_Armenia.svg.png Levon Aronian

    3. 23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.png Ding Liren

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  • sonic_lightningsonic_lightning Joined: Posts: 18
    edited October 12
    At beginners level the most important skill that needs to be improve is tactical skill. At below master level, there are abundance of blunders. Solving/studying chess tactics will improve your tactical skills.

    13 checkmates you must know

    https://thechessworld.com/articles/training-techniques/13-checkmates-you-must-know/

    Basic Examples of Pin,Fork and Skewer Tactics


    http://www.usefulchess.com/tactics/forkpin.htm

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