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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
    Oh shit. What about this weird game from a 2700+ rated player...

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
    edited July 2017
    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: 6,380
    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: 6,380
    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: 1,210
    She won't fuck you either
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
    Live:


  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
    Live now!!!!

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
    edited August 2017
    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: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ 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: 9,551
    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: 6,380
    Nice! World Cup starts this weekend!!!
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
    edited September 2017
    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: 6,380
    edited September 2017
    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: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ 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: 6,380
    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: 34
    25 Standard Check Mates

    serverchess.com/checkmate.htm
  • sadboysadboy Joined: Posts: 67
    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: 6,380
    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

    4.

    5.

    6.

    7.

    8.
  • sonic_lightningsonic_lightning Joined: Posts: 34
    edited October 2017
    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

  • sonic_lightningsonic_lightning Joined: Posts: 34
    The Fundamental Chess Series by Bartholomew are instructive

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
    There was an event where Justin Wong and Magnus Carlsen were attending at the same time. Carlsen let people play against him in his booth at chess, while a few booths down, Wong let people play against him in Street Fighter...
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,380
    Oh shit!!!!!! Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    http://www.pcgamer.com/twitch-partners-with-chesscom-to-grow-chess-as-an-online-spectator-sport/


    Street Fighter 5 and Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite, take a seat, take a hike!!!
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Anyone here play on chess.com? Add me jieyangh, I like the 3 day or 7 day games, BUT NO CHEATING!!!!!!!!!
    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: 6,380
    maybe 1 day games on chess.com or I usually play 1|0 or 3|0 games
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited November 2017
    ok add me. 1 day per turn still feels like a lotta pressure cause sometimes shit comes up and i'm playing multiple at the same time. w/ 7 day its more relaxing

    edit: also i tried doing 1 minute but its impossible. i have a 900 rating on bullet lol by the time i figure out what moves i wanna make i've already lost on time. my blitz and daily chess ratings are hundreds of points higher than bullet lawl
    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: 6,380
    trick to playing 1|0 games is to play them on an iPad where you use your fingers on the touch screen to move a piece during your opponent's time and only release the piece on the square when it's your time to move. Makes it seem like you moved your pieces almost instantly like the CPU...
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    nah bullet is too rough. i can play you blitz or daily chess cmon add me plsssssssss i started getting into chess again
    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: 9,551
    @fishjie I usually only troll around in tactics and lessons but add me. Same screen name as up here on chess.com

    I prefer 10 min blitz or 15 min w/ 10 sec increments. If I'm playing seriously I like to break out my computer for a better board view so if you want me to play seriously you gotta set a time. Otherwise you kinda just get what you get depending on the day. But in the evening I'm at least logged into the app on mobile. Message me on the app and I probably will answer back
    "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: 6,380
    My name used to be Jion_Wansu on chess.com but now it's JuergenWerner
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    ok i added you guys, i dont like playing the live chess because then we have to schedule a time in advance, whereas daily chess can be played whenever.
    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: 9,551
    @fishjie I didn't see your invite. Username?
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited November 2017
    wtf i added both you mofos as friends, username jieyangh

    https://www.chess.com/member/jieyangh

    STOP GHOSTING ME
    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
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited November 2017
    jion wansu profile has hilarious comments on it people are mad at him

    edit: also my 1700 rapid rating is a lie, i beat some friends which inflated my rating, then in a real match i beat one 1500 who was actually winning but blundered at the end, and it bumped my rating up way too high
    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: 6,380
    @fishjie lol.

    People get salty in chess too...

    Also,

    Looks like Carlsen will get 3,000 FIDE blitz rating soon...


    https://www.chess.com/news/view/carlsen-demolishes-ding-wins-with-day-to-spare
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    jion wansu you added me yaaaay!! i am excite

    but holy shit at your 1600 bullet rating thats gdlk. our blitz rating is about the same tho. lemme know if u wanna do a bro date bullet, you'd crush me tho, or blitz
    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: 6,380
    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

    4.

    5.

    6. 23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Fabiano Caruana

    7. 23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Wesley So

    8. 23px-Flag_of_Russia.svg.png Vladimir Kramnik




    DAMN! OG Kramnik is in this too? Would be funny if he wins this...

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