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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/12 19:58:31 (permalink)
Paging Willfunk
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/12 22:00:16 (permalink)
This thread got me to sign up to Lichess.
 
Have beaten the computer at level 3 a few times, but have lost to it more times than I've won. I'm still at the level of 'winning' by just avoiding making stupid mistakes, rather than using any sort of cunning tactics.
 
I can really see that learning to not fuck up the opening moves would be an advantage. Most of my games I'm spending all my time trying to make amends for some early unforced error.
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/13 06:54:44 (permalink)
Just smashed a 1450 guy in about 10 minutes in a furious early morning chess session. Must be pretty sharp today... or maybe he was just shite...
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/13 10:48:29 (permalink)
I’ll be around 9/10 tonight, someone come at me.

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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/13 21:06:13 (permalink)
Got my rating up to around 1550 today... 11 games, w7 d2 l2.... also had a couple of "rapid" games... they're shit tbh.

Had a good ding-dong with bigupyourchess. (Subsurface?)...... quite a formidable opponent...
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/13 22:07:11 (permalink)
Yeah that was me. Dropped a proper clanger when it was neck and neck.
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/14 09:33:07 (permalink)
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Is there like a group or anything to be in so we know when others are online?
 


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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/14 14:46:40 (permalink)
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Is there like a group or anything to be in so we know when others are online?
 


Just search the user names and follow them... then tells you when someone you're following is online...
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/14 19:11:50 (permalink)
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HughbertD
 
Is there like a group or anything to be in so we know when others are online?
 


Not HughBear? Missed a trick there lad
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/15 15:34:36 (permalink)
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HughbertD
 
Is there like a group or anything to be in so we know when others are online?
 


Not HughBear? Missed a trick there lad



Fack.
 
I'm mid game with gutless currently, but he's gone MIA. 
 


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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 16:44:37 (permalink)
whats the stalemate bollocks all about? happened a couple of times now where im manouvering my pieces in for the kill and its stopped the game and called it a draw? wtf?
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 16:49:30 (permalink)
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hugh10364
HughbertD

Is there like a group or anything to be in so we know when others are online?



Not HughBear? Missed a trick there lad



Fack.
 
I'm mid game with gutless currently, but he's gone MIA. 
 


Mind games
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 16:52:42 (permalink)
fonik
whats the stalemate bollocks all about? happened a couple of times now where im manouvering my pieces in for the kill and its stopped the game and called it a draw? wtf?




No legal move for opponent but not in check. You blew it basically. 



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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 16:54:47 (permalink)
fonik
whats the stalemate bollocks all about? happened a couple of times now where im manouvering my pieces in for the kill and its stopped the game and called it a draw? wtf?

 
When the King isn't in check, but can only move into check.
 
You have to be careful when the King is their only active piece. Give it enough space to move until you go in for checkmate.
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 17:02:08 (permalink)
I think its safe to say me & willfunk are the worst players. saying that, im still undefeated m8s.
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 17:21:29 (permalink)
cal2
I think its safe to say me & willfunk are the worst players.


You obviously haven't played me yet
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 17:59:18 (permalink)
gutlessrhyme
cal2
I think its safe to say me & willfunk are the worst players.


You obviously haven't played me yet


+1. I'm fucking terrible. Nearly beat the level 1 cpu the other day but got excited, blew my load and lost

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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 18:36:23 (permalink)
just got another stalemate, thats 3 in the last couple of days. its good that im not losing so obviously improving (slowly but surely), but the fact i still cant win outright with 2 queens in play is fucking pathetic lol
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/17 19:30:10 (permalink)
cal2
I think its safe to say me & willfunk are the worst players


Agreed. I don't have the attention span for it
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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/18 10:48:26 (permalink)
cal2
I think its safe to say me & willfunk are the worst players. saying that, im still undefeated m8s.


A challenger has appeared

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Re: Chess Talk & Speculation 2018/01/18 11:21:29 (permalink)
fonik
just got another stalemate, thats 3 in the last couple of days. its good that im not losing so obviously improving (slowly but surely), but the fact i still cant win outright with 2 queens in play is fucking pathetic lol




 
You need to force them into the corner but still give the king space to move. 
 
Check dis- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3SVorXyxkw



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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/18 13:40:31 (permalink)
Finally won a few games today, although lost to Willy funk
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/19 12:33:29 (permalink)


just got another stalemate again, i really don't understand. its whites turn, how have i not won this? genuine q
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/19 12:36:00 (permalink)
White can't move, but you haven't checkmated either.
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/19 12:38:16 (permalink)
Straight to h2 would have done it in one. 
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/19 12:44:30 (permalink)
Subsurface
White can't move, but you haven't checkmated either.


this is what i don't understand. white can't move but thats not a win?

i need to learn the rules
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/19 12:48:26 (permalink)
You can only win by checkmate or resignation. Your opponent can deliberately force a stalemate which counts as a draw.
 
You got into position correctly, but messed up your last move.
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/19 15:27:43 (permalink)
Anyone fancy a game?
Travs
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/19 21:31:18 (permalink)
Just played a 10 minute each game. Mad game and went down to the final few seconds, they ran out of time and I had 1.4 seconds left. Yet it was given as a draw.

Fuming. Could have played out a draw about 30 moves ago yet knew they were going to be pushed for time.

Any ideas why this wasn't a win for me?

Whoever just "challenged" me, sorry I missed it, I was in a game...
Will Mac
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Re: Chess Talk & Spectulation 2018/01/19 21:33:26 (permalink)
I am up for some xtreme chess tonight lids
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