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  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    Ah dammit I missed you but yeah I was.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • NaerasNaeras Terribad Joined: Posts: 3,427
    Yep, that's me.
  • BEWDBEWD 鬼の顔 Joined: Posts: 5,195 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I don't play on Chess.com but I do play Chess with Friends on my phone, any of you guys on there? I'll look into create a chess.com account
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  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    edited August 2016
    Carlsen vs Grischuk

    You can find Nakamura vs MVL but MVL got wrecked. Good matches though.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    I'm on for live blitz battles for the next two hours in anyone is down to play.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • BEWDBEWD 鬼の顔 Joined: Posts: 5,195 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited August 2016
    Got in a cool game earlier and ending up winning though there were a few close calls and I'm still a complete n00b.i'm real next to St Louis and we have this fancy chess center in downtown, I need to make my way there.
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  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    edited August 2016
    @BEWD It's awesome having live competition. There is nothing like that for me.

    Also, today I'll get to publish a tactic problem that I've been working on since yesterday. I should take a snapshot of it after I set it up on my computer.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    @Naeras @forte95 Make your moves lol

    Also I lost my puzzle after I set up my whole board position. :sad: Maybe I have some hope of memorizing it
    "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: 6,136
    Olympics are starting soon...
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
    edited September 2016
    Why can't more girls play fighting games who can actually win or make top 8 like in chess...

    yelizaveta-orlova-kienthuc_COBG.jpg
  • forte95forte95 Buster Cannoneer Joined: Posts: 546
    @BullDancer lol sorry man, I'll get right on it. Job hunt is crazy, and I did other SRK stuff so I overlooked this.
    I'm a physics enthusiast. Let's talk science.
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    @forte95 It is all good man. Congratulations on getting dat Ph. D.

    Once you get your job you'll get to live like a human being. Feel free to play slow. One move a day if you have time.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • forte95forte95 Buster Cannoneer Joined: Posts: 546
    Thanks man but I wasn't working on a PhD lmao, just BS.

    I go online practically every day so I should still be able to keep up with our games somewhat, though most of my online time is funneled into job hunting.
    I'm a physics enthusiast. Let's talk science.
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    Nah no rush you have 14 days to make one move lol.
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    edited September 2016
    @Naeras Because I don't want there to be any salt, I'll warn you that I see a sweet tactic if you move the bishop to the wrong place(not talking about the pawn fork that is blatantly obvious).

    EDIT: I found something to submit for a tactics trainers though! I'll just have it make the wrong move.
    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qe2 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. a4 Qc7 11. Rfd1 Ne5 12. Bb3 Bd7 13. f3 Rfc8 14. Qd2 Nc4 15. Bxc4 Qxc4 16. Nde2 b5 17. axb5 axb5 18. Rxa8 Rxa8 19. b3 Qc7 20. Nd4 b4 21. Nce2 d5 22. exd5 Nxd5 23. Bg5 f6 24. Be3

    I'm not sure how simple or hard this one is. But @forte95 find the proper continuation for black. You can post the answer in a spoiler if you choose.

    Anybody else interested can attempt an answer too.

    DOUBLE EDIT: Damn it's an easy puzzle it's just two moves. The most interesting thing is that with enough greed there is a dangerous queen pin. But it's stoppable sort of.

    Post edited by BullDancer on
    "Rock abandoned Neesa there like you were gonna abandon your son and wife and live alone with your TV"~Akuma-HAX
  • forte95forte95 Buster Cannoneer Joined: Posts: 546
    @BullDancer holy shit man, all your posts are gone...

    I didn't get to check out the puzzle you posted last time. Maybe you have a copy?
    I'm a physics enthusiast. Let's talk science.
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    Ah the puzzle is part of an ongoing game I'll repost it.
    "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: 6,136
    America in 2nd place. Seems like not only did America beat everyone in Rio, but America will beat everyone in this as well...

    http://chess-results.com/tnr232875.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=7&flag=30&wi=821
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
    Final standing here. If only team USA can win in a Street Fighter game...

    http://chess-results.com/tnr232875.aspx?lan=1&art=0&rd=11&flag=30&wi=821
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    No updates but I just wanted to thank @Naeras for helping build my opening repertoire. I've won on black much more often since playing correspondence and having canned responses to 1. e4 is nice. I also have learned how to pilot the Sicilian better because I know common motifs in this opening.

    Also I like 1.d4 on white more. You get more exciting games and they don't tend to be symmetrical at a point. King's Indian is really hard to play and feels weaker than other openings. So does pirc defense and I see why I don't like the opening even though it's the new gm toy.

    Also my chess intuition is stronger than it used to be. In games with long time controls, I just blunder less often.
    "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: 6,136
    Play the Duras against e4 as black
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
    Hijabs, huh?

    The president of FIDE is like a Kevin Dunn or something...
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
    In 11 days the world chess championship begins.

    Also, I vaguely remember this during the 1990s:

    https://worldchess.com/2016/07/25/history-of-the-world-ch-part-ix-a-crown-divided/
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
  • NaerasNaeras Terribad Joined: Posts: 3,427
    Carlsen getting a hugely advantageous endgame without winning?

    Well, there's a first for everything, I guess.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
    edited November 2016
  • NaerasNaeras Terribad Joined: Posts: 3,427
    No.
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,447
    @Naeras Carlsen is taking his opponent too lightly. And throwing away winning game and turning it to a draw. I'm 100% sure that Carlsen is a superior opponent but I hope he doesn't keep drawing him out.
    "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: 6,136
    Maybe Carlsen is tiring Karjakin out...
  • NaerasNaeras Terribad Joined: Posts: 3,427
    This is just Karjakin defending exceptionally well. Not exactly unexpected.

    Still. Norway will win in the end.
    And then Sergej will run crying to papa Putin, and then his BFF Trump will nuke us for insulting his bro.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
    Wesley So as next world title challenger?
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
    Looks like it might go to the full 12 rounds...
  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 17,449
    No draw today.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,136
    Oh shit, I was right when I posted that Karjakin will in in the Presidential Election Thread!!!! Just like how Trump won, Karjakin will also win!!!!


    This is a quote from a website:

    "Karjakin won with Black to take the lead, 4.5–3.5"
  • NightlightttNightlighttt Joined: Posts: 13


    Salty?
  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 17,449
    Time control, man.
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