TIL the former World Chess Champion G. Kasparov described Hungarian female chess player PolgΓ‘r as a "circus puppet" and said that women chess players should stick to having children. Later in September 2002, in the Russia versus the Rest of the World Match, PolgΓ‘r defeated Garry Kasparov. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
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I built a curved wall in my basement to make 3D paintings. I got hooked on chess recently and decided to paint this v.redd.it/h561l69qoe861
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TIL about a chess tournament in which a grandmaster by the name of Jan-Krzysztof Duda lost every single game he played against his opponents, until the very last one: a win against Magnus Carlsen, the current world chess champion, ending Magnus' 2-year, 125-game winning streak. firstpost.com/sports/worl…
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5436890754399064323688D Chess! Top Mind of r/conspiracy proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Dear Leader Trump beat the Antifa communists at the DC rally by...arriving an hour late!!!
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when you reach the maximum level in chess v.redd.it/utv9iw0ylra61
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r/Chess trolls be like: you can't checkmate with king and horsey. Then explain this:
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After Twitter and Facebook, Chess.com banned Donald J. Trump. He said that he will play on lichess.org and Chess.com is the worst website he's ever seen
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I know this isn’t even an achievement but I just hit 1000 from being a 600ish player on everything at chess.com in 31 days! Here’s how:

I finally made it in the 1000s range for all type of play on the website!!!! Fair warning I am on winter break so this is all I do, hence the 31 days. My daily rating is around 1200 but not counting that because there’s practically no time control for moves. 1000 may be the worst rating in the world but it means a lot to me :)

I wanted to help other people in my situation (if there’s anyone rated as low on here lol), so this is basically what happened.

I knew the rules of chess and a bit about playing, as in avoid captures, and that’s all. No opening knowledge, no tactics, nothing. So naturally I was at 600 for the longest time. The most important part though, was that I didn’t really care. I think I enjoyed moving pieces when I got bored and really didn’t enjoy the game. If you’re on this sub though, this hopefully isn’t the case with you. Don’t play if you’re not interested!

Then obviously, like everyone else, I watched the queens gambit. I fully knew that this would cause me to get interested in chess. And sure enough it felt like an epiphany. I don’t know how to explain it but I suddenly figured out how to play. 10 days later I was at 800. Thank you Queen’s Gambit.

I consider myself below average at β€œchess intelligence”. So it’s not about me being any kind of smart. I’m sure y’all will take much less time.

So what I did/ tips!

1.) Figuring out how to play as black. I was dreadful as black. I didn’t know what to do. If you’re much much worse at one side than another, then you need to flip the board and learn it. Many times I’d play a type of game where I’d forget that my queen wasn’t where I thought it would be because the setup is flipped! Learn the coordinates from both sides.

2.) Ideally learn an opening for e4 and d4, white and black both. A few variations of what your opponent could respond. Don’t go crazy though, you simply will not be able to remember every opening. Just develop your pieces well enough in every game, respond logically.

3.) Blunders: oh I still make many. But I have drastically reduced in the past month. I’ve nearly stopped hanging pieces. I’m at the 1 and 2 move blunder stage where I miss a ridiculously easy tactic. BUT ALSO remember that your opponent is making a ton of blunders too! To miss a blunder is also a blunder. If reverse psych works on you, think of your move and simply think that it doesn’t work, and find why. If you can’t think of why, go for it!

4.) Make note of what’s pinned as it happens and try

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Average chess.com user
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Michael Scott claiming to be an expert chess player after watching Queen’s Gambit
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I bought my first magnetic Chess board and book! Has anyone read this book or have any other recommendations?
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My brother has been needing a cutting board for his apartment and recently got into chess so for Christmas I designed this chess board with QR codes and recipes and my sister laser engraved it at school. Kinda jealous cause it turned out pretty sweet.
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Chess legend Garry Kasparov responds to Kyrie Irvingβ€˜s comments about not talking to pawns: "There's nothing wrong with talking to pawns. It's when they start answering that you have a problem!" streamable.com/fnd0qo
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I made a chart of brain activity during a chess game.
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The GUI of the chess mod I have been working on for the past month :) I'm happy to announce that I am very close to releasing it!
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The Chess Thread - Dinner and a Rematch 12/31/20

What's up /r/phish! It's been a while since I've hosted a setlist thread (fuck covid), but since I'm a pretty decent chess player (1850 USCF) I am excited to provide you with a hub for all of tonight's chess shenanigans. If you are out of the loop, click here to learn what's going on and how to join.

Link to chess (Vote in chat): https://www.chess.com/live#g=6111172763

OP's Move Recommendation: 40... I'm gonna let this one go as it goes. We in deep doo doo

The Game:

  1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 e6 5. d4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Nc6 7. Bxb4 Nxb4 8.Qa4+ Nc6 9. 0-0 0-0 10. Nc3 Bd7 11. Qc2 Nb4 12. Qb3 a5. 13. a3 Nc6 14. Rac1 b6 15. d5 exd5 16. Nxd5 a5 17. Qc2 Ra5 18.Rd1 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 Rc5 20. Qxa4 Ne7 21. Qb3 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Nxd5 23. Qxd5 c6 24. Qd6 Bg4 25. Qxc6 Bxf3 26. gxf3 Qg5+ 27. Kf1 Qh5 28. Kd2 Qxh2 29. Qxb6 h5 30. a4 Rb8 31. Qd4 h4 32. a5 h3 33. a6 Ra8 34. a7 Qg2 35. Qe4 36. a8=Q Rxa8 37. Qxa8+ Kh7 38. Qe4+ g6 39. Qh4+ kg7 40.

Alright, chess.com got the reddit hug of death. Here are some possible paths the game could take next:

If d4 then Nf6, If c4 then d4, If g3 then Nf6

The way Reddit does numbered lists can mess with chess notation, sorry if I'm writing things weirdly.

Rules:

  • We get 90 seconds to vote on each move. I know we all thought 5 minutes, but they dropped this change on us at the last minute. THE BAND IS SCARED OF US.
  • Do not use a chess engine/computer. Do not use an opening database. Play from your brain. Obviously we could beat them if enough people were voting based on computer evaluations, but that would ruin the game.

Analysis:

  • The band is not terrible at chess. They are also not particularly strong players. I have checked that none of them has a USCF rating, for example. If you want to get a feel for how they play, check out the 1995 game where they played white and lost. This study shows the moves up until 10/18, when the game was not yet over but the audience had achieved a winning position.
  • Their main advantage is that there are only 4 of them playing, and they can easily communicate. They also don't appear to be bound to a 90 second time limit even though we are, which seems a tad strange.
  • Our main advantage is that since there are so many Phans from so many walks of life, some of us are quite good chess players. If we can get organized enough to get lots
... keep reading on reddit ➑

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AITA for purposely thrashing an 8 year old in chess?

So my dad’s cousin has been visiting to catch up for Christmas, and this time she brought her new partner and his eight year old son. She's really lovely so normally I like when this cousin comes over, but her partner’s kid is driving me up the fucking wall.

A small sampler list – he went around checking empty Christmas stockings, was eyeing remaining presents under the tree and kept asking who they were for, threw a high-pitched squealing tantrum when they weren’t going home after 30 minutes, tried harassing and chasing my rescue dog after I kept telling him not to (poor baby is hiding under my bed atm), and more general rude and annoying kid stuff. Well, this kid saw a chess board and wanted to play, and my parents offered me up for tribute after he kept asking my dad.

I agreed, and my cousin’s partner said his kid was familiar with chess. Tried to help him relearn it and coach him, but he kept trying to lick the pieces and tell me I was moving them wrong. It's really petty of me and I'm kinda ashamed, but I cracked the shits and stopped going easy. Now he’s sulking and my mum is annoyed at me.

So Reddit, AITA?

Update: My cousin's partner let us know later that he has ADHD, so I'm definitely more of an arsehole than I was before.

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