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gutlessrhyme
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2018/01/06 15:40:57 (permalink)

The Chess thread

Before we take the feels thread off on too much of a tangent
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 15:42:42 (permalink)
https://lichess.org
 
bigupyourchess (Subsurface)
gutlessrhyme
willfunk
badrid
rapt85
MDJonesy
JUDGECHESS
HoboSwaggings (Specialized1)
bashedbishop (Bosko Balaban aka Arcadian)
bumbaclart (cal2)
Travs82
chessyourself (shiverman)
spires (fonik)
post edited by gutlessrhyme - 2018/02/01 21:21:31
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 15:43:36 (permalink)
Had to use Badrid on there, Lrrr was taken.

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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 16:20:16 (permalink)
Can you guys all actually play?
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 16:25:31 (permalink)
wakeytom
Can you guys all actually play?




I can.
I learned when I was a kid but haven't played in years. I took up Subsurface's invitation the other day and had a few games against him. He's fucking good - he spanked me every time. It's quite addictive though.
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 16:31:52 (permalink)
rapt85
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 16:38:55 (permalink)
Played a very small amount as a kid but barely remember any tactics - will leave to some of you to play
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 17:20:37 (permalink)
MDJonesy

Started playing again recently. I am still shit though.

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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 17:36:27 (permalink)
Used to spend 3/4 hours a day playing in the shovel rather than work, but I still get spanked by really good players.

More than any game I can think of its obvious who’s beginner, intermediate and an expert and people rarely beat someone in another skill level. A beginner will never ever beat an expert.

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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 19:38:37 (permalink)
Big. Lets get some games rolling.
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 19:44:17 (permalink)
HoboSwaggings



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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 19:47:24 (permalink)
Had a little run out against my cousin at Christmas thinking my school draughts champion credentials might carry me through. Needlessly to say, he obliterated me in minutes and I could barely remember the rules.
 
Did occur to me that I'd like to dip my toe in the water a bit on it as an alternative to 8 balls and brothels. 
 
Keep me posted as to how you lot are getting on.
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 19:49:48 (permalink)
I've not played since I was a kid, but I've recently been watching analysis videos of Alphazero playing chess. It's a bit scary how this programme taught itself to play, and is now doing things that are beyond the understanding of the world's top chess players.
 
Was thinking I'd like to play some games, but tbh, doing a good job looks like really hard work and I already have enough things to think through. Mario bros is more my level of game.
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 20:25:00 (permalink)
I got taken on an all expenses paid trip to London in Year 8 after qualifying the regionals in Cambridge. Baller. Bores the shit out of me nowadays tbfh
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 20:29:08 (permalink)
Someone else play subsurface please 
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 21:22:10 (permalink)
Bros get Ultra Chess on Steam. 10 poonds I think. 



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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 21:26:24 (permalink)
This thread needs more feels
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/06 21:27:31 (permalink)
MellowHype
This thread needs more feels



To go with the chess in the feels thread?
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 21:29:12 (permalink)
MellowHype
This thread needs more feels


and less "spectulation". fix up gutless.
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 21:49:44 (permalink)
I'll get on it tomorrow if I get time. I was 3 times school chess champion, in one of the top chess playing schools in Warwickshire/West Mids, played in an evening team, and similar to Whowhere, I went off across the country to represent the town in some mad national chess thing.

Obviously this was all about 25 years ago though and my brain has certainly taken some abuse in the meantime. Still decent but I guess I'm now more prone to the odd howling error.
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 21:56:13 (permalink)
Travs
I'll get on it tomorrow if I get time. I was 3 times school chess champion, in one of the top chess playing schools in Warwickshire/West Mids, played in an evening team, and similar to Whowhere, I went off across the country to represent the town in some mad national chess thing.

Obviously this was all about 25 years ago though and my brain has certainly taken some abuse in the meantime. Still decent but I guess I'm now more prone to the odd howling error.


I'll put £10 on travs to do subsurface, any takers? ICE?

Can we spec?
post edited by JUDGEDREDD - 2018/01/06 21:59:15
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:08:14 (permalink)
Travs/Whowhere - What was your elo rating back in the day?
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:10:44 (permalink)
JUDGEDREDD
I'll put £10 on travs to do subsurface, any takers? ICE?

Can we spec?



 
I'm in. £10 on subsurface
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:16:13 (permalink)
No idea. Assuming ELO is your "grade"...... was certainly graded and had to declare it in tournaments.

My most memorable chess tournament was at a big school/sports centre in Nuneaton. Each round, after dispatching my opponent as fast as possible I'd spend the next hour playing football with my mates on the AstroTurf. Unfortunately got my foot caught in the goalnet and bought the whole set of goalposts crashing down on me. I was in fucking agony and basically crawled to the board for the final 3 rounds in tears. Needless to say I lost. Turned out I'd chipped my shinbone...
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:16:41 (permalink)
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JUDGEDREDD
I'll put £10 on travs to do subsurface, any takers? ICE?

Can we spec?



 
I'm in. £10 on subsurface


 
Isn't Travs the mountain runner guy? I'm not entirely sure he's human tbh.
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:26:18 (permalink)
Travs
No idea. Assuming ELO is your "grade"...... was certainly graded and had to declare it in tournaments.



If you have a crack at playing the computer on lichess you'll have an idea pretty fast. I've beaten the 1600 (Level 4) computer before, but I usually get my arse handed to me. The Elo rating: 
 
  • 2400 and above: Senior Master
  • 2200–2399: National Master
  • 2000–2199: Expert
  • 1800–1999: Class A
  • 1600–1799: Class B
  • 1400–1599: Class C
  • 1200–1399: Class D
  • 1000–1199: Class E
  • 800–999: Class F
  • 600–799: Class G
  • 400–599: Class H
  • 200–399: Class I
  • 0–199: Class J
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:38:50 (permalink)
Class K for me then
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:42:24 (permalink)
We should set up a tournament when enough people sign up.
 
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:43:17 (permalink)
I am Admiral VG++



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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/06 22:56:07 (permalink)
I'll jump in for a tournament, I am incredibly shit but having bodies is what counts really lol...
 
and yes gutless £10 it is! I hope we can spec, get a dnba discord up
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