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 No.48468

any wizards into chess too?
it's quite interesting with its unlimited options. a way to escape the bitter reality, as well.
what's your elo rating?
your favorite openings with white and black pieces?
how much time do you dedicate for chess usually?

 No.48471

>>48468 (OP)
There's already a chess thread here.
>>>/hob/37393

I haven't played much chess for quite a while. As for opening, I'm mostly comfortable with the Sicilian, and Queen's gambit. I used to do 1.b3 Nimzowitsch Attack and 1.g3 Hungarian Opening, when I was practicing hypermodern and fianchetto, but never been very successful with this style. I also quite like Alekhine Defense and the theory behind, but not very good with it either.

Guess I should study more.

 No.50758

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White to play
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian

 No.50865

If you are interested we can play over lichess

 No.51226

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White to play
K Treybal vs J Engel

 No.51232

>>51226
Ne7, Qg6

 No.52414

>>50758
1.Rh5+, Nxh5
2.g5++

 No.52467

>>50865
Let me check it out.

 No.52468

https://lichess.org/koplczp0

Click this link and let's DUEL

 No.53065

What are some good ways of getting good in chess? Predicting and planning for several moves ahead is supposed to be a must for this game, but I have trouble imagining after a few moves and many times I don't understand the positional importances. Am I just dumb? How to overcome such challenges?

 No.53532

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>humans
Pfft.
I've tied as whites with a couple of AIs ranked in their 2000s. On lichess stockfish level 5 is a walk in the park but I always lose against level 6.
You're a brainlet if you can't make it into the 2000s. I've seen black pastors and Midwest farmers in their 2000s. 2 is either the first number of your elo rating or how many numerals it takes to write your IQ.

 No.54000

>>53532
Chess has nothing to do with iq.

 No.54548

anyone up for a match on lichess?

 No.54549


 No.54551

>>54549
gg bro i enjoyed the match thanks. I've been playing chess for like 4 years self taught via puzzles and books tbh.
if you're into the game there are some amazing chess books around "champion psychology -igor smirnov" is my favorite!
cheers wizbro

 No.54552

>>54551
Yeah gg. I think I'm not ready for rapid 10 minute games yet since I end up rushing and making poor moves. My brain can't work fast enough to strategize and outpace the clock.

 No.57201

Any good way to learn chess rules online?

 No.57583

now that chess has become a normie hobby, I'm dropping it
>>57201
search for "chess rules"

 No.57586

>>57583
>now that chess has become a normie hobby, I'm dropping it
lol wtf.
Can't play against nameless people who might have different worldview than yours?
Don' want the witches to think you're some normalfag when she sees you playing it?
You were only enjoying it because it made you appear unique?
A rise in popularity among any demographic won't change the game at all. It's not like the creators of chess are going to rise from the dead and tack on POZ'd politics and loot crates to the game. Rejoice that you'll have more people to play against, especially those who may be new and bring some out-of-the box tactics to the playing field. As long as you keep track of your ELO score somehow you won't be sludging through scrubs.



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