The Chess Thread

Strange how FIDE is running the Women’s World Championship and the Open World Championship at the same time…

The scores in the semis so far:

China Ju Wenjun (1) VS Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk (0)
Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk(0.5) VS Russia Kateryna Lagno(0.5)

The world championship match:

Magnus Carlsen (2.5) VS Fabiano Caruana (2.5)

man carlsen is a defensive god!!!
also that’s too bad he couldn’t convert to a win in game 1

Justin Wong stuff lol

AlphaZero with the SNK boss syndrome. AlphaZero is black in this game VS Stockfish8:

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 Nc6 8. d5 Ne5 9. Ng3 e6 10. Be2 exd5 11. cxd5 h5


What the hell is Carlsen doing? Losing game 1 on time and blundering away a piece on game 2, both against fairly weak players.

Lost to a 2304 something player while he tries for the Scholar’s Mate opening LMFAOOO…

Like this guy:



that was a sick world championship i disagreed with magnus not trying moar on game 12, but he was playing 3d chess and looking ahead not just the moves in the current game, but the moves to be played in future games and realized he could win it all. feel bad for fabi though it was like a crime scene

Seems like chess openings are equivalent to Magic: The Gathering decks and fighting game characters.

The London System seems top tier…

U.S. Chess Hall of Fame 2019:
Susan Polgar
William Lombardy
Max Judd

World Chess Hall of Fame 2019:

Xie Jun
Akiba Rubinstein
Mark Taimanov

who is xie jun??? never heard of how is he in same league as rubinstein and taimanov which have huge name brand recognition???

Still the GOAT


that just makes caruana, who drew all 12 games, look that much better