The Chess Thread


#481

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)


#482

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


#483

Justin Wong stuff lol


#486

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

Attack!!!


#487

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


#488

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

Like this guy:

Kyrgios

LOOOL


#489

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


#491

Magnus Carlsen needs to destroy the fighting game world next or something…

Magnus Carlsen rapping @ 6:21


#493

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

The London System seems top tier…


#494