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« on: January 26, 2013, 06:01:20 am »
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Any players? I am on Chess.com (username=Morgrim7), and am nowhere near being a master, but I'm striving hard to become one. Don't have an official FIDE rating, (never been to any official tournaments) but I love the game almost as much as Dominion.
Bet there's lots of chess players here; this place being so analytical and all.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 12:35:27 pm »
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I'm on chess.com (semanticVacancy). I have also never been to any official tournaments, but I do love the game. I just sent you a game invite :)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 02:06:11 pm »
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I play a lot irl, but never online.  I'm somewhat good, nowhere as good as a master, but I'll usually beat most people I play.  I played someone using two card decks recently, he got my queen early (I was still getting used to what all the cards were and I moved my queen right in front of one of his pieces) but I managed to win in the end.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 02:08:18 pm »
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What is this chess with cards? Just using normal cards instead of actual chess pieces or something? (if it's that, what's the board?)
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Re: Chess
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 02:11:57 pm »
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What is this chess with cards? Just using normal cards instead of actual chess pieces or something? (if it's that, what's the board?)

That's what it is.  Upside down cards are blank spaces, Kings and Queens are obvious, Jacks are Bishops, 10s are Knights, Aces are Rooks, and any other number is a pawn.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 04:57:39 pm »
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That's really confusing... I play chess! :D I'm rated 1655 USCF
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Re: Chess
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 08:17:38 pm »
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WW is a serious player.  Jack Rudd is a Master?  International Master?  Something like that.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 09:37:38 pm »
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WW is a serious player.  Jack Rudd is a Master?  International Master?  Something like that.
Yeah, WW is on chess.com
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Re: Chess
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 07:06:38 pm »
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Chess is good
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Re: Chess
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 11:16:56 am »
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I'm an International Master, yes. My FIDE rating is 2297 as of tomorrow.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 11:19:23 am »
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Okay, we play a game, Jack Rudd versus everyone else.

I call Queen's Knight!
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Re: Chess
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 11:21:11 am »
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Okay, we play a game, Jack Rudd versus everyone else.

I call Queen's Knight!

Im in, I'll be the little pawn in front of the Queen

CHAAAARGGGGEEEEE!
Wait, what do you mean 'En Passant', what does that mean?
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Re: Chess
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 11:22:28 am »
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I've recently been re-listening to Waitzkin's Chessmaster commentaries.  If you want to learn chess, this is a pretty good way of doing so.  Sad that Waitzkin ended up quitting chess before reaching his maximum potential.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 01:53:27 pm »
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I'm currently on a chess.com break.  I'll get back there eventually.  I'm really not all that good, but I enjoy chess.

I'll play if anyone send me an invite: noodlehead710
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Re: Chess
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 02:51:13 pm »
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i used to play a lot in high school and during my first couple years of college (im now a senior), but once i found isotropic about a year ago ive played chess a lot less :P

anyhow, my username on chess.com is zporiri, anyone and everyone cal feel free to friend me/challenge me to a game! i usually only do live, but i will happily accept any online (i think that's the other option) challenges as well.

my live chess rating peaked at 1300 year ago, and my current isotropic level is 30 and peaked at 37 in november
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Re: Chess
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 05:26:38 pm »
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Re: Chess
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2013, 05:34:24 pm »
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good move!
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Re: Chess
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2013, 05:42:09 pm »
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Should get double exclamation marks really.  That's a masterful move to which there is no known sure counter.

If you don't mind Jack Rudd, I have some questions about high-level chess I've never really understood.  What role does opening theory play at the IM/GM/super-GM level?  Can you really just force draws by your choice of opening, if that's your goal?  I ask because I see analysis that says something like "17...Be6 and here a draw was agreed in view of 2004 Kasparov-Morozevich which continued blahblahblah 1/2 - 1/2."  Those such games must be dreadfully dull.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2013, 05:49:41 pm »
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I'm not at that really high level, but I'm pretty sure that there is no opening theory so far that even the best players in the world can easily force a draw from. I've always thought that openings can give you at best a sight positional advantage if you play it right and the other player misplays it. Because of this I don't think they should be intensely studied until one is at least a Class A player... which I'm not.

1. Nh3 doesn't have a known sure counter either I don't think. :P
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Re: Chess
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2013, 06:06:13 pm »
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I usually go for the Caro Kann: 1. c6, suporting an advance of the pawn on the D file. The Sicilian is nice too.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2013, 06:11:55 pm »
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I've recently been playing Caro Kann; enjoyable.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2013, 06:12:03 pm »
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Some good chess reading, even if you are not super into chess:

The Diagram of the Century
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Re: Chess
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2013, 06:17:26 pm »
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I've recently been playing Caro Kann; enjoyable.
When its played against you go for the fantasy variation.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2013, 06:24:20 pm »
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I've recently been playing Caro Kann; enjoyable.
When its played against you go for the fantasy variation.
I'm rather boring, and always play 3.e5 as white.
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Re: Chess
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2013, 11:13:40 pm »
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I've recently been playing Caro Kann; enjoyable.
When its played against you go for the fantasy variation.
I'm rather boring, and always play 3.e5 as white.
??? Another pawn move? You need to develop pieces, dude
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I sit here, lost amongst the cloud, that which is the brain of the Morgrim Mod. Perhaps I will learn the inner workings of that storied mind. Perhaps I will simply go mad.

Mad, I tell you.

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