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March 6, 2021 01:43:55
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Juicy encounter from the new lichess puzzle set
March 5, 2021 23:10:56
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Learning to play chess undermines the gameUnpopular opinion here from someone who most of the people here would probably beat - because you're all cheating by learning to play chess. I've been playing since I was 4 years old but fairly casually - I never got _into_ it - I first played with my dad as a kid, then with friends (who were interested), then occasionally at a local chess shop or online. I'm ok I guess and can hold my own, but most serious and hobby "players" beat me at least half the time because they learn openings, strategy, study games etc - but they didn't invent those strategies, they're not thinking of them on the spot, or playing through moves and combinations in their head and choosing the best one. They learned protocols, memorized setups, and lost all creativity and originally in the process. I considered studying chess on several occasions but always consciously make the decision to remain ignorant. The whole beauty of the game is the act and challenge of determining the best course of action in a given setup by using your _own_ cognition and tactical intelligence. Call me a purist (though I would not call myself that) but my feeling is that the "ignorant" approach is one of the purest form of computation on human wetware and a truly unsullied exercise in cognitive creativity. I would be hard pressed to deprive myself of being able to play in such an unbias and free-form manner by actually studying the game. That said, I suppose if I wanted to get serious, I can study games themselves and attempt to "invent" my own strategies, which if I'm even marginally competent, I would actually have independently discovered some of the formal strategies studied by serious players. But of course I'll probably never do that since I'm more of a casual player. I choose ignorance! Just wondering if anyone else feels or plays this way? Maybe we can start an "ignorance league" where studying chess amounts to a kind of intellectual doping.
March 5, 2021 12:41:29
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Any words for a long time action video game fan trying to get into chess?As the title says, I really, really want to learn chess. But being able to move only one piece at a time seems pretty limited, and making any kind of strategy seems impossible because my opponent can analyze my move as long as they want and make a counter move with 4 different meanings behind it - of which I only understand half of 1. I've always loved fighting games like Street Fighter and Tekken, and FPS games like Team Fortress 2 and CS:GO. I'm also a huge fan of the DOOM series, especially Doom Eternal. That's just a small piece of what I play, but sums up my tastes in action pretty well. Can I even get into chess at all? Or am I just plain incompatible with its long and winding strategies?
March 3, 2021 01:28:40
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GothamChess fans went out mass reporting Chess.com account of a retired professional chess player after he beat GothamChess live on Twitch
March 3, 2021 01:26:15
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GothamChess fans went out mass reporting Chess.com account of a retired professional chess player after he beat GothamChess live on Twitch
March 2, 2021 13:43:31
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Beginner's improvement in chess**Hello guys :)** I have a theoretical issue to elaborate about and ask for your viewpoint about it. My current platform to play chess is [chess.com](https://chess.com) I am about 1400 ranked in Bullet, Blitz and Rapid chess. For a couple of years I have been watching tons of chess related videos, solving chess puzzles and playing games via internet. But I am seem to be kinda hardstuck at current rank, so I have a couple of things to say about improving and playing at beginner's rank. First thing to mention, I feel that I have much more knowledge about chess strategy and tactical concepts than many players in my range. I have watched hundreds of beginner and intermediate courses so even moderately complicated strategic ideas are not out of my grasp most of the time. Also, I have reached tactics rank of 2300 at [chess.com](https://chess.com) As it comes to opening theory, I may be sometimes even a little behind others in that aspect, but I think the outcome of the game rarely happens to be decided by that, because I have quite of a game sense and strategic intuition to not fall in obvious traps. So, how can it happen that players at this rank may be stuck and don't know how and where to improve? Check this out: **- Time Limit**: At present I play mostly 3-minute games. I have recognized that if I don't play regularly it will take some time for me to adapt to game tempo and adjust which move I should make as fast as possible and when I should think a little bit longer. It often happens that when I find myself in time trouble, my brain freezes and I am much more likely to make a decisive blunder/mistake. At the beginning I am often too carefree and spend a time on moves where I should be just playing them instantly. My solution: I warm up at unranked and I just shout at myself to make a move, it is sometimes better to make a quick mediocre move than to think about the best play for too long **- Opponents comeback A LOT:** I often find myself in a position that I successfully controlled a game and won some material by capitalizing on my opponent's inaccuracies or performing some sneaky tactics. However, even being a pawn or a piece up I seem to be thinking too much about converting my advantage and I sometimes give it away because of time trouble or failing to properly defend from counterattack. My solution: just play default, don't think about how you gonna convert, if you gonna convert, what your opponent thinks of it, don't look much at the clock. Still just play your best chess **- Game is boring:** I want to constantly improve my position, think of clever tactics and win a game with style. However my opponents seem to focus on just steadily countering my ideas and follow default winning strategies. That annoys me a lot, I think that this kind of games doesn't contribute to my progress and I often lose focus while entering a dull endgames or equal positions. My solution: play dull from the start, get excited when opponent makes a serious mistake **- Game level:** When I play my ranked games I face opponents with similar ranks. I am not feeling very motivated to yet again face a player that is supposed to have poor skill level just like me and I have to constantly be aware and focused not to blunder and lose many ranking points when I put so much effort in the game. My solution: play in tournaments sometimes. You will face significantly worse players, you will face significantly better players, you will play players your rank, some of the games you will just win by abandonment. Most of my points came from decently played tournaments. And my motivation is quite bigger, this is the tournament after all. I point out that it may be only my case because I think I deserve better challenges. **- I rage A LOT:** When I ruin my winning advantage which I was building gradually with big brain effort by just one mistake/blunder I really can't stop myself to shout and think that this game is terrible by making me pay the biggest price for one little unaware decision. Games are so painfully inconsistent in lower ranks, one time I win by my superior attack in 18 moves, one time a win by huge blunder by my opponent on 6th move, one time I lose huge advantage at just the end of a game, one time I get crushed by spotless accuracy of my opponent. I just can't think straight because of it, it also makes me to stop playing a lot faster. My solution: I don't have one. I guess I have to rewire my nerves. **- Chess is even more psychological than logical:** That may seem ridiculous, but I have spotted beyond any doubt, that my mindset projects the outcome of the game. It is so natural for me to get a couple of loses in a row, like to win several games with no actual change in my game style. When I lose consecutively I seem to not think about my opponent and focus too much on game details which makes me impatient when equal, fearful when winning or sad when losing. Whereas, when I am on streak I am just calm and win without even realizing how it exactly happened. It seems to be so decisive to the game how each of the players see their position and what is their motivation to play and to win. And I came to a conclusion that this psychological aspect is the answer to a typical hardstuck. You just don't see the rank progress to contribute to your game improvement - you have lots of psychological issues to deal with before your brain will effortlessly apply your knowledge and experience in reality. What do you say?
March 2, 2021 13:35:28
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Why does this lichess puzzle feature a king on a3!? From a real classical game between 1600-1700 players!
March 2, 2021 10:46:36
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What's the point of playing the ruy Lopez openingSo the after the opening lines( e4, e5, Nf3, Nc6, Bb5) after the move a6 the best move (according to engines) is to retreat bishop to a4 and then if opponent plays b5 i am forced to bring my bishop to b3( on the diagonal attacking the f7 diagonal) isn't it better to play the Italian and directly attack the f7 diagonal instead of wasting 2 moves by playing the ruy lopez and reaching on the same diagonal in the end. Pls tell me if I'm missing something.
March 2, 2021 10:46:01
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Is there anything quality wise as Anish Giri-Lifetime Repertoires Najdorf Sicilian, but for 1500 rated players that you recommend?
March 2, 2021 10:45:41
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The starting day of the World Championship Match 2020 will be December 20
March 1, 2021 22:15:46
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Sometimes you SHOULD resignI have been recently hearing this more and more: “you should never resign.” And I don’t understand why this is becoming increasingly the norm. I might get hate for this but I hope others will agree with me. When I learnt to play chess, I was taught that one should never play hope chess. Hope chess is when you play hoping that your opponent makes a certain move or falls to a certain trap. When playing chess one should assume that one’s opponent will always make the best move. In that case, not resigning after, for example, blundering your queen is a form of hope chess, and quite frankly a waste of time for no apparent reason. Which brings me to the second point. What is the reason? For those out there that actually “never resign”. Why do you do it? Is it for the rating? But wouldn’t your rating increase faster if you resign and analyse your mistake instead of getting lucky, winning the game, and forgetting your mistake and not learning from it. When you realise that when you blunder you lose the game, your blunders will matter and you will be pushed to make them less. Sometimes people keep playing even with a king hoping for a stalemate and it just doesn’t make sense to me. I mean most of the time there is nothing at stake except for a non official rating. So why would you take points from a game that you didn’t actually win but that your opponent was the one who lost. Ok boomer comments incoming lol
March 1, 2021 09:29:51
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Chess GUIDoes anyone know a decently good chess GUI that has a user-friendly UI? I've downloaded ArenaChess and installed stockfish 13 on it but frankly, my peabrain melts whenever I consider the possibility of actually figuring out how to use it. I want to up my chess game and I feel like the [chess.com](https://chess.com) engine isn't the best one out there for me to analyze my games, so if anyone has heard of or used a chess GUI that I described above, it would be a great help to link it down below.
March 1, 2021 00:27:34
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No-Castle Chess and another variationsThe other day I was discussing with a friend about this, lets say, "new chess" where you can't castle, proposed by Kramnik and his team, but AlphaZero also studied this kind of chess and there are some games of this AI with this variation. We concluded that No-castle chess is a lot of change and It is overly restricting the existing openings and would start a whole new game based on Chess. So we started to think about what other variants could be played that are not so drastic, and we came up with two ideas: The first was that, the pawns can only crown according to the piece that is under them, which is something very simple, if it is a bishop pawn, it can only crown as a bishop, if it is a knight, then as a knight. On the other hand, if the pawn changes direction, that is, if a bishop pawn ends up on a queen square, it would become a queen. This would lead us to think more about our pawn structure and bring them to the center, as well as give more value to certain pawns than others. King pawns also promote into a queen. This change wouldn't be such a drastic change and it wouldn't hurt chess as we know it, and it would give you more to think about on certain occasions. The second idea was that, on their first move, the bishops can move through allied pawns, thus the openings and queen defenses left with a locked bishop would no longer be as problematic. Something similar to pawns and their initial two-square move. We played many games with this variation and this brings a whole fun and new world. What do you all think? Do you have any variation of chess?
February 28, 2021 13:07:32
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Happy birthday to Anna Muzychuk, three times female world champion, three times female european champion, fourth woman to cross the 2600 Elo rating
February 28, 2021 12:58:31
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Happy birthday to Anna Muzychuk, three times female world champion, three times female european champion, fourth woman to cross the 2600 Elo rating
February 28, 2021 12:58:18
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Happy birthday to Anna Muzychuk, three times female world champion, three times female european champion, fourth woman to cross the 2600 Elo rating
February 28, 2021 12:58:04
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Happy birthday to Anna Muzychuk, three times female world champion, three times female european champion, fourth woman to cross the 2600 Elo rating
February 28, 2021 12:27:50
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Mate in 3, white to move. From a lichess puzzle.
February 27, 2021 00:52:46
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Beautiful looking mate in 2. Black to move.
February 26, 2021 23:16:06
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February 26, 2021 19:29:39
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TIL Elite chess players lose 10 to 12 pounds, on average, over the course of a 10-day tournament.
February 24, 2021 21:11:11
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Benefits of rapid vs blitz gamesI’m not even gonna offer a position to attack. Reti if you will. What are your thoughts?
February 24, 2021 21:11:06
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Benefits of rapid vs blitz gamesI’m not even gonna offer a position to attack. Reti if you will. What are your thoughts?
February 24, 2021 10:30:18
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CodeMiko bot bugged? (Chess.com)So I'm a 1700 rates player. Today I speedran the Streamer bots on chess.com until I stumbled on the CodeMiko bot. All of the previous ones were pretty easy, but I got smashed by that bot. Literally. Not once but 3 times. It felt as if I was going against Hikaru bot or something. She played with average 98% accuracy, a total of 0 blunders, 1 inaccuracy. I feel like this is bugged. Anyone else experiencing the same thing? Or is that just something that occurs randomly. Edit: Bots seem to be bugged on Android. Thanks for the help guys
February 24, 2021 09:31:19
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Why I feel that the PogChamps format (Or something similar) is actually very good for the viability for chess to become a more popular spectator sport.IMO, the only people that enjoy the long format OTB chess are the 2 players playing it and titled players or at least people that have time invested 100s to 1000s of hours in rated chess play. A vast majority of potential spectators would be turned off from waiting up to 10+ mins for a single move at times. As a spectator, the FIDE rated games are much more enjoyable to review after the fact at your own pace. I also think bullet is way to fast of a format for a large majority of the audience to actually follow along with the tactics and concepts being played. Also in bullet, flagging your opponent is too viable of a strategy and a decent percentage of people see flagging as lame. Something like 5+2 (a time between 3 and 10 minutes with a small increment to encourage faster play, but also allowing some time for critical decisions) with the 50 turn draw rule added to it seems like the perfect chess format. With computers taking over chess and getting fairly close to solving the game, I think competitive chess should start moving to the players that can make accurate decisions in a quicker time span. In High level competitive chess for spectating, i really do enjoy the Bo3 format where the final game is armageddon. It awards accuracy while still being a fair representation of skill and understanding. It also gives a clear cut winner and loser while giving it more of a sporting event feel where teams switch sides or tennis players swapping serving. If you don't win in "regulation" the tiebreaker allows for a clear cut winner even if some people find flagging lame. Two games should average 15-30 minutes each, with armageddon being a guaranteed 9 minutes. This gives the average match length of 45 minutes. Add in roughly 10 minutes of commercials per match, which is slightly above most TV average to slightly below TV averages depending on game length. This guarantees advertisers get what they signed up to pay for time wise, while still keeping the audience engaged for a proper amount of time. Add in a post match interview of couple minutes followed by closing comments about the match to fill time to make it a full hour per match with everything included. TL;DL: A large majority of potential spectators to Chess are driven off by the slow nature of FIDE rated chess games, paired with the fact that chess is getting closer and closer to being completely solved leads to a culmination of the need to speed up the game. An incremental blitz Bo3 format with armageddon also streamlines the game into a more predictable allotment of time which is good for both spectators and investors/sponsors.
February 22, 2021 11:28:16
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Lichess data Analysis: evolution of the London system popularity since 2013
February 21, 2021 20:54:39
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Seems you tubers that are popular and very good stress time management, but are also terrible at it. Thoughts?
February 20, 2021 23:31:16
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Insights into the World Championship Match Kramnik - Anand 2007 from GM Laurent FressinetI translated some parts of the french coverage of the Opera Rapid Final ([https://www.twitch.tv/videos/913920398?t=02h09m58s](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/913920398?t=02h09m58s)) because I think it could be interesting to some. GM Laurent Fressinet (one of Kramnik's second) gives GM Jules Moussard some insights into the Kramnik - Anand match in 2007. I did word for word for some sentences, but I also left out other sentences, so they are not meant to be subtitles. ​ >"I started working with Kramnik in 2007, when he was World Chess Champion and at the end of our 2 year collaboration he was *not* World Chess Champion anymore and he was roughly the sixth best player in the World. So you see, this cooperation bore its fruit...(laughs)" (Laurent Fressinet) > >"The whole match in Bonn vs. Anand was a disaster, we were ill prepared, Kramnik used all his time studying the Petrov, whereas Anand played d4, we had nothing with white, it was a nightmare. Not only the preparation, but after he started playing, he just played very badly. The seconds also have their share of responsibility, that's obvious, but he blundered every second move." > >"It's a bad experience, because you spend months and you understand after six matches he's minus 3 and you realize it's going to be lost. Especially when it was 3-0 (for Anand) and we started looking at the Slav. I said 'Couldn't we do a thing more aggressive to go back up?' (laughs) And there Kramnik and Leko looked at me as if I was a spy from Anand's team and told me 'What? You want that we lose another game?' I remember like it was yesterday, they looked at me like I was a fool. (...) Then we stopped helping, when it's the third month and he is going to lose his title, you don't help much. He drew the seventh game with the Slav, he drew another one and finally won a point in the tenth game, so he was behind 2 points, but he needed to win the three remaining games, the eleventh game was a tense Najdorf, but he didn't manage to win it. The best hope we had the whole match was the eleventh game, because if he won the eleventh game with black he had white to follow it. And when the first set is drawn, it would go to rapid, you see, it would have been a different atmosphere. It would have sufficed to win with black against Anand, you will say, well, that's not obvious, but nonetheless, it wasn't that far." > >"Kramnik blundered every second move. But he recognized it himself, he showed me one of his games, it was incredible how badly he played, it was not him, because I practiced often with him, it was not him. He explains it in the (chess24 premium) video, when everything goes wrong, you sleep less well (...) and in the end it's a hellish spiral of defeat (\~ vicious circle). That's what happened to Kasparov against Kramnik." > >"That's also why Kramnik offers a draw in the first game, he thinks of all that, he doesn't offer a draw because he specifically thinks that the game is drawn, but mainly to not lose the first game." (Jules Moussard)
February 20, 2021 12:36:23
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At what rating could you viably become a chess coach?I know there’s no direct correlation between playing strength and teaching ability. I mean, just compare Magnus with Silman or Gotham. But what would you consider the minimum strength to be qualified to teach and get money for it?
February 19, 2021 00:23:29
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What do you think is the comparative strength of users on various chess servers?I've played on chess.com, FICS, and more recently set up an account at lichess.org. I found the ratings on lichess to be really over-inflated compared to the other two (though I've only played a few games), and FICS on the other hand definitely seems to have the most suppressed ELO ratings compared to actual level of play of them all. How would you rank the various popular servers in terms of rating inflation?
February 19, 2021 00:20:55
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Have a 2000+ tactics rating yet still lose to people with far lower tactics ratings on chess.comI don't know what is going on. I want this game to give me a good ego, but I can't even fucking win a game.
February 16, 2021 15:41:22
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February 16, 2021 14:15:11
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Anyone else having real problems losing and any tips on how to deal with it?Whatever I do I get so damn upset when losing and just feel like a complete idiot. Especially when I lose many games in a streak. How do you deal with it?
February 16, 2021 14:15:11
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Anyone else having real problems losing and any tips on how to deal with it?Whatever I do I get so damn upset when losing and just feel like a complete idiot. Especially when I lose many games in a streak. How do you deal with it?
February 13, 2021 22:01:05
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What time is pogchamps 3?I know the date but not the time pls put the time zone in so I know what time it actually is
February 13, 2021 21:56:39
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Database of FIDE historic rankings and progressionsI'm looking for a dataset of players' FIDE rankings over time. FIDE only provides the data from 2015 forward. I'm looking for historic data from the previous century as comparison. I found this [paper](https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/205518195.pdf) that describes a database, but it's no longer accessible. Any ideas where I can get data?
February 11, 2021 01:07:06
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What was the craziest classical game a GM ever won?I'm talking weird openings, disregard for conventional principles, psychological intimidation, etc.
February 9, 2021 18:27:51
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Do you guys ever not want to play another game because you just played a great game?Sometimes I play fantastic and I'm nervous I'll message up in another game
February 7, 2021 14:37:17
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Judit Polgar
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February 7, 2021 11:11:22
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My opponent blundered mate in 1 AND made it so my only legal moves led to checkmate.
February 6, 2021 23:59:25
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Sharp puzzle for advanced players: White to move and find the correct line or bust
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We Want You: Mod Applications OpenHi everyone! Our sub has really grown the past few months - obviously first due to PogChamps, then Queen's Gambit. At 300,000 subs, having seven moderators is a bit lower than we'd like to have. So, we're looking for some applications! **Who, Me?:** Yes, you! We're especially interested if you live in Eastern Asia / Australia, but also could use some additional coverage across time zones, so we're keeping the search pretty open. **What's Required?** We have a Moderator Discord that we are relatively active on - we post any bans on there to also track bans, we discuss any modmail that comes in, and general chat. So, we do require you have Discord and use it with some general frequency. Otherwise, it's general checking the Mod Queue, approving/removing posts, and being open to take feedback. **What Do You Need From Me?**: If you're interested, please click >>[**this link**](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdicF6PDSe5588B7EvlkqST10co13IUHEiK2xsb87SLR17KnQ/viewform?usp=sf_link) << to answer the following questions: * A statement that you are not affiliated with any chess site (Chess.com, Chess24, Lichess). This includes being a moderator, volunteer, coder, or paid staffer. If we find out that you are, we will have to remove you. * What time zone you are and what times are you generally on Reddit. * Why you want to be a moderator. * A link to a post or comment in the last three months you made in /r/chess.
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We Want You: Mod Applications OpenHi everyone! Our sub has really grown the past few months - obviously first due to PogChamps, then Queen's Gambit. At 300,000 subs, having seven moderators is a bit lower than we'd like to have. So, we're looking for some applications! **Who, Me?:** Yes, you! We're especially interested if you live in Eastern Asia / Australia, but also could use some additional coverage across time zones, so we're keeping the search pretty open. **What's Required?** We have a Moderator Discord that we are relatively active on - we post any bans on there to also track bans, we discuss any modmail that comes in, and general chat. So, we do require you have Discord and use it with some general frequency. Otherwise, it's general checking the Mod Queue, approving/removing posts, and being open to take feedback. **What Do You Need From Me?**: If you're interested, please click >>[**this link**](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdicF6PDSe5588B7EvlkqST10co13IUHEiK2xsb87SLR17KnQ/viewform?usp=sf_link) << to answer the following questions: * A statement that you are not affiliated with any chess site (Chess.com, Chess24, Lichess). This includes being a moderator, volunteer, coder, or paid staffer. If we find out that you are, we will have to remove you. * What time zone you are and what times are you generally on Reddit. * Why you want to be a moderator. * A link to a post or comment in the last three months you made in /r/chess.
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I want to thank everyone here for some advice I found. In Classic I'm rate 1000, I beat someone rated 1700 via correspondanceI've been playing on Lichess and I quickly went down to a rating of 1000 in Classic and Classic+20. I do blunders all over the place, basically ruining the game for me and getting really, really discouraged. I read some posts here from I don't know when or where or by whom, but someone commented that the mistakes that the op made were very similar to those made by people playing bullet Chess or Blitz where you barely have any time to think. They said to try playing longer games, much longer games. I took the advice to the extreme and I decided to try correspondence play, and I ended up winning against someone with a 1700 rating. I expected to lose Here's the match: https://lichess.org/YSTpfNW2 One thing I know is that I did everything I could to improve my position even though when it comes to pieces I was definitely losing. I think I'll keep playing long games like this until I improve some more and slowly start playing faster games. I'm not discouraged anymore, I'm now hopeful! Anyway if you have any thoughts/advice, I'm all ears
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What is the deepest gambit you know of?I was thinking today, in all of chess chess theory, what is the deepest line depth at which a gambit can be found? For this challenge, only pawn gambits are to be considered. So no Cochranes or Halloweens. For example, the Queen's Gambit offers a pawn as early as move 2. Same with the King's Gambit. The Marshall attack in the Ruy Lopez has a gambit pawn as deep as move 10. What other examples do you know?
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how to effectively read chess books + computer + PGN filesCheers. While not new to chess (I played chess as a kid, daddy and child level, you get it). I had few books for kids, enjoyed them. Fast forward 30 years later, 21st century, online reasources, stockfishes and things. Wanted to dive deep, I purchased few books to learn effective chess. But, surprise, surprise, chess books are actually textbooks and to use them effectively, one needs to focus and take their time! I downloaded some chess software to manually set up examples, play through them and add annotations from the author. These works but is quite a chore / tedious. What would your suggestions be in terms of combining computer software and chess books (like real paper ones)? * would it be enough just to use the real board, set up a position, play through, reverting to initial setup if required? This could work but would be a chore to set it back if I, for some reason, wanted to review it? * are PGN files good option to store positions and plays from the book? * if so, what software would you recommend to edit, manage and review PGN files? * are there any tips / suggestions you would be willing to share?
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Are 800 rated players better than 1000 rated players?Am I alone in thinking that the 700-800 level players on chess.com are more skilled than 1000 level players? It took me quite a few games to move from 700 to 800 but games seemed to have gotten easier as I moved to 1100. (Chess.com BTW) I wonder if it has to do with people's starting rating?
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Play partners - beginner / intermediate?I'm looking to broaden the circle of people I play with - currently ranked around 1200-1300 on chess.com. Anyone else interested in getting some more diversity in their matches? How do you typically find new people to play outside your immediate circle?
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Find the winning move!
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force mate in 9 from own game!of course i missed it..
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Unpopular Opinion (?): this subreddit would be substantially better if people would just scroll past puzzles and other posts they dislike rather than asking the mods to ban all puzzles and other posts they don’t fancy. This is a bit of a mockery of the top post from yesterday. Puzzles are a big part of learning chess and happen to be the only reason I come to this subreddit. Nobody is forcing you to click on them and if you do want to solve them, nobody is forcing you to click on them and see the solution until you solve it. I think a lot of questions people ask are kind of silly. For example, “I’m not good and thinking about quitting. Is there anything I can do to get better?” I would never ask that mods ban these questions because this is literally a chess subreddit. Scroll past things you don’t care to see. Be an adult. Don’t open the solutions to puzzles if you want to solve it first. We don’t need to ban things than some people don’t like. Puzzles are such a silly thing to complain about and ask mods to start banning. Don’t some of you have bigger things to worry about in life than scrolling past chess puzzles? What some of you consider easy puzzles, someone else might find difficult. You need to remember that there are people ranked significantly lower than you starting out that enjoy easy puzzles. I remember when I started! I was happy to find checkmate in one move with a knight, for instance. Some of you vocal people here would’ve made me feel awful for finding the solution. Edit: It’s kind of silly this needs to be said, but everyone sometimes needs to remember, it’s just a board game at the end of the day. That’s it. It’s fun. Have fun. There’s no right or wrong way to learn to play chess if you’re having fun. To those that say we should moderate puzzles so bad puzzles aren’t posted...you’re asking the moderators to solve every puzzle and then make a determination of whether it’s good or bad. Some people are ranked 100. We get that you might be 2700 and think all puzzles except mate in 13 are easy, but you have to remember there are people with ratings all over the place. Lastly, if you didn’t know, you can filter out puzzles if you don’t want to see them since posts have flairs here. Easy peasy.
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How do you go about improving coordinate memorization?I noticed this is one area that the improvement guide in the wiki doesn't cover. I started playing 2 months ago and I'm really really getting into the game. But one thing that I think holds me back is that I haven't memorized the coordinate squares. When I watch higher level play or even just videos in general people always call out the coordinates and it takes me a good few seconds to find the square. It makes reading and visualizing algebraic notation hard too. So when I'm going through my analysis and see Bb4 I want to be able to imagine it without having to search for b4. I'm trying [chess.com](https://chess.com)'s vision trainer rn but it's a slow process. Anyone have tips for speeding this up?
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Any tips to counter aggressive players that tradeObviously I wouldn’t mind if I had 2 bishops since the opponent immediately traded but in a blitz game when all I have is a rook,which will soon of course be traded I don’t have the skill or time to navigate the endgame, any tips to downright destroy the traders?
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Who do you think will win the tourney?The Tata Steel Chess Tournament, that is. We're only three rounds away from the end of it, and after checking the playing schedule, I think the winner will be either Caruana or Esipenko. What's your guess?
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Help me identify this awesome chess playerHi, So the story starts in chess.com app. (for those who don't know, it's an app where we can play chess online against millions of other users. Even international players like Carlsen, Anish Giri, Nakamura etc play actively in the app.) So I have been recently noticing the highest rated players in chess.com and under the bullet sections (less than 120 seconds) the highest rated player is US champion Hikaru Nakamura (1), then we have Alireza Firouzja (2) and then a US player with name Penguingm1 (3) and then Oleksander Bortnyk (4). The interesting part is now, on the 5th rank we have a player named with the following aliaz "amibanglabolteparina", he has the flag of Bangladesh and in his profile the name is written as Hitesh Agrawal. He is actually rated higher than the world champion Magnus Carlsen. (https://www.chess.com/member/amibanglabolteparina) I did some googling and found a FIDE membership details of a player with same name, (https://ratings.fide.com/profile/25991892) In this profile it's said that he's an Indian. (I'm not sure if this is his profile though) Who is this great player? Since we have a talented chess player who is rated higher than Magnus Carlsen and why is nobody talking about him? Let's work together to make this guy famous and try to find him.
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ChessCom blitz vs rapid ratings, are they comparable or am I just bad at blitz?For context, I'm a very casual chess player who goes through short periods of playing a lot and long periods of playing a little. Right now I'm playing a lot. I mostly play 5|0 and 10|0. My blitz rating is in the 500s, puzzle around 900, rapid 1200s, and I play enough that I know they're pretty stable. Is this spread normal or am I extremely poor at blitz compared to rapid? EDIT: Title should say incomparable
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When a 400 sees a mate in 9 (Seriously!) with suboptimal moves... let me bask in this, okay.
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Nice smothered mate
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Got this pretty sick tactic where i force queening :)&#x200B; ![img](2y9qqztc3qd61)
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My best play ever. Proud of it.
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12...Qh4 in Esipenko - CarlsenI understand that Magnus at times plays the opening provocatively to create imbalance or raise the board temperature, but I can't understand what he was aiming to achieve with this move. While 16...Nc6 may be the decisive blunder, it seems that 12...Qh4 only to play 14...Qe7 is the critical waste of time that allowed things to fall apart. Does anyone have some insight into what he was trying to achieve with 12...Qh4?
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This subreddits rules are ridiculous and are hurting the sub.Obviously this is my opinion, but not being able post game recaps from this tournament in this sub because of ‘spoilers’ is ridiculous. The round is over. All over the internet the news is already out. Every chess streamer has already talked about the games, chess YouTube channels have already analyzed the games, the players themselves even tweeting about wins/losses. What precious chess souls are we protecting here with these rules? - just for disclosure I had one of my post taken down which is why I’m writing this. I don’t care about the Karma. I just thought I was doing the community a favor. Writing this to gauge wether I’m off base with the rest of the community from what we expect from this sub.
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Gone back to 10 minute games and got a brilliant out the opening&#x200B; ![img](scyd5o2t1ad61) Im quite a slow player, but I started binge playing 3 minute games. I became faster but after a few weeks my rating just kept getting lower and lower. Blundering pieces and mates became fairly common. I decided to revert to 10 minute games and after falling for the Fried Liver attack as black I remembered 7 ... Ke6. The brilliant !! (perhaps someone can explain it because every move looked bad for me) was 9 .. c6 Anyway, all the brainlessness from 3 minute games disappeared as soon as I had more time to think. I woulda been stoked even if I lost this one! game: [https://www.chess.com/game/live/6331141838](https://www.chess.com/game/live/6331141838)
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Was playing a game, then after mate noticed this was a forced mate. This might be a bit too easy, but enjoy this mate in 3!
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Mate in 8!
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Would timeout+sufficient mating material rule changes be healthy for chess?Note: no rule changes here will ever occur. This is entirely theoretical. Edit: Below is regarding online speed chess other formats wouldn't change much. Currently, when a player's clock runs out of time, he/she will automatically lose if there is ANY possible combination of move that would lead to checkmate, regardless of how absurdly badly the losing side would have to play, how brilliantly the winning side would need to play, or how much time the opponent has left. This can naturally lead to dirty flags, a lot of [frustration](https://chess24.com/en/read/news/what-happened-in-carlsen-vs-firouzja), and I would argue is not particularly expressive of chess skill. Do not misunderstand me-- I love speed chess and flagging my opponents in 1|0 games with the bongcloud as much as the next gent. Furthermore, being able to move quickly is definitely a valid chess skill. my argument is that there is perhaps a *healthier* alternative. By healthier I mean something that allows the winner to feel deserving of the win, the loser more accepting of the loss and is overall allows for more expression of skill. Proposed rule change: When a player's time expires, his/her opponent has the remaining time left on his clock to move both their own and their opponent's pieces to obtain a legal checkmate position. If the second player's time also expires before he is able to obtain a checkmate, then the game will be ruled a draw. There would of course be some details to work out, e.g. how/if increment would be included, but the spirit of the change would remain the same. This change would make it such that players would have to "prove" the existence of the mate and to do so in the time remaining clock time. This would discourage if not eliminate dirty flagging and would result in equal games in which both players are in time struggles to more often end in a (reasonable) draw instead of just giving the win to the player who happened to move a fraction of a second faster. What do you think?
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Idea for the sub: a weekly opening discussion thread.I just read the [post](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comments/l23ndd) which complained about the abundance of puzzles on the sub, so I started thinking about what kind of posts would be interesting to both beginners and club players. I think one topic that generally sparks a great deal of discussion is openings, and I thought it'd be nice to have a weekly thread discussing different openings: pros and cons, how fun it is to play, how difficult to learn, interesting sidelines, etc. I'm using this post to gauge if there's interest, and maybe to see if anyone has other ideas. I'd be willing to post a weekly thread including some short information about the opening that'll be discussed if people want to see it. We could even have a poll for which opening to discuss next.
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Seeing how many puzzles are posted here, I wanted to suggest a minor improvement to puzzle/problem posts.I think it would be better if puzzles' titles were only "Black/White to move", other ones kind of ruin the puzzle. In a real game, you don't get to a random position and instantly know that it's mate in 8, or that you are winning opponents queen etc. So by reducing the posts titles would actually improve the results of solving such puzzles, as you would have to first find your solution, and then check whether or not it's the best one, and if you want to find the best move you'd have to try and calculate deeper. It's a really minor thing but imho it would be an improvement to what he have know.
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Queen Sacrifice coming right up
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Missclick/mouseslip detection AI?For online play, missclicking or mouse slipping is a very annoying downside that ruins a fair amount of games, granted some websites allow for players to request takebacks, usually those are met with a no as people like to win. What if these chess sites developed an AI / Algorithm to detect mouseslips? How would this work? Well most mouseslips are easy for a human to recognize for example you move your piece to capture another but stop one tile too short, or you ram your piece one tile too far right infront of the pawns, these are big "blunders" for the engine, and if you were to combine it with logical moves 1 square apart you could have a fairly high certainty that something was a mouseslip. Combine that the algorithm being more or less aggressive dependent on elo and I think you could avoid a lot of mouseslips or missclicks without giving people a shortcut out of an actual blunder. &#x200B; What do you guys think? Surely with a strong algorithm it would not detect actual blunders right? Especially not if the system is calibrated to ones elo? Should we even want to fix missclicks or should the player always be responsible for ones mouse movement?
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What chess rating are people talking about when they don't reference a site or chess union?I see a lot of posts over the years saying 'I'm a 1500 player' or 'I've a rating of 1700' but in loads of posts, the rating system isn't specified! And nobody asks in the comments. Is it chess.com? Lichess? FIDE? ICU? If I'd to guess when people don't specify, I'd say it's chess.com blitz. What say you?!
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Black to move and win material. I missed this in the game, sadly.
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Finally reached 2000+ rapid rating in Chess.comBackground: 27 years old / Male / software engineer by profession. I learnt the rules of the game when I was 8 years old however I learnt basics of openings and started reading chess books at 17. I am a hobby chess player who is trying to improve my chess. I was always stuck at a level of 1700 to 1900 in chess.com for a long time. I was never serious enough to get a proper coach as either I didn't have money to afford one or I was too busy with the job. For the past few months I have been working hard on my openings and tactics with puzzle rush. Today I made it to chess.com 2000 which has been a long time goal. I am very happy right now and just thought I would share it with the community here. Game which made me 2000+ rated. If someone wants to comment on the game feel free. https://www.chess.com/live/game/6264231996. Update: Since lot of people are asking about improvement in the range of 1700-2000, I will mention what I worked on in the below. 1. Learnt Two knights variation against Carokann and Rosolimo against Sicilian from White. 2. Tactics tactics and tactics. ( I love chess.com puzzle rush and CT Art tactics trainer) 3. Played only 10 min each or higher time games. Analyzed it using Lichess analyzer or chess.com game report tool to find out my mistakes. I think chess.com premium membership is worth the money as after games it suggests lessons that you can do to improve your play. Current rating : Lichess Rapid: 2200 Lichess blitz: 2003 Chess.com Rapid: 2006
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Sacked the knight to create a mate in 6. Unfortunately I missed it in game. Can you guys find it?
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Explosive Rook!!
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Dumb beginner struggling to learn beyond the utter basics (rank 650), also dealing with confidence and emotional issues (warning, long)**PART ONE - THE SITUATION** Here's where I'm at. I've never read any books on the subject or had professional coaching. I used to play chess with a friend after school pretty regularly, and just about everything I know I learned from playing against him. For the longest time he'd totally wipe the board with me, and I fell into a purely defensive mindset. Every single move I made was planned around trying to keep him from checkmating me. Spoiler alert: That doesn't work. Then one day I decided to actually try going on the offensive instead, and suddenly my game turned around. After a while I was the one winning most of time. Now I'm 40 years old but haven't played with any real frequency since my high school days, so you could say it's been a while. I decided to download the [Chess.com](https://Chess.com) app and give it a whirl. I figured I'd practice on the free bots before trying to play against real people. I made a lot of stupid mistakes at first because of how rusty I was and lost a lot of games. But once my brain started to adjust to playing again, I beat the first few bots without too much trouble. I spent a lot of time banging my head against the wall against the intermediate bots, though. In particular, the Nelson bot (1300) was absolutely taking me to the cleaners consistently. After a long while I was finally able to beat it unassisted. That's as far as I've gotten so far. So I started playing against actual people about a week ago. The app decided I was rated 1300, since I beat a bot at that rank? I honestly have no concept of how the rankings work. I get paired with people around the world in the 1300 range, and I suddenly I'm getting absolutely demolished by these people. It's so one sided it's not even funny. Just complete overkill, like dropping a nuke on an anthill. Round after round of nothing but defeat, and my rank plummets to an utterly abysmal 650, where it currently stands. The app is now pairing me up with people around the same rank, and my win/lose ratio is maybe 2 out of 5. It's pathetic. Out of the games I win, about a third of the time I feel relatively confident in my abilities compared to the other player. This happens if I see them making obvious mistakes that are easy to exploit for a win. The other two thirds of the time, it's a definite struggle to win, where it might come down to a single crucial move that decides the game. With the games I lose, half the time I put up what I think is a good fight. The other half of the time I lose in an embarrassing fashion. Sometimes I'm moving too fast when it's my turn, when I get tunnel vision and I press ahead with a plan without accounting for what the opponent is actually doing. I've lost at least a dozen games because I fat-fingered my phone screen and moved a piece to the wrong square. (I should definitely turn on the "are you sure?" option for my moves.) Other times I'll take the time to study the board, consider the possibilities, and then move. But immediately after I move the piece I realize that I just made an absolutely boneheaded mistake, and it kills me that I can see it in hindsight but not when it mattered and I could've done something about it. I know that sucking at something is the first step to being good at something. Coming from an artistic background, playing two instruments, drawing, painting, woodworking, I'm used to skill progression and how it works. But I'm also hitting that pitfall that plagues people that were told they were "gifted" as kids, when you try something and you're not immediately good at it, you just abandon it because you'd rather just forget about it altogether than acknowledge that you might not be as special and smart as you thought you were. So yeah, that's a hurdle to learning that I need to get past somehow. I'm not hyper competitive, like I feel that I constantly have something to prove. I'm not trying to be the smartest smarty pants to have ever lived, I just don't want to feel like a complete putz. I have no goals to win any tournaments, make a name for myself, or whatever. I don't want to be making the sort of mistakes that are so stupid that they make me actually question my self worth. I've been diagnosed as being prone to depression and anxiety anyway, along with all the occasional despair and angst that come along for the ride. But as level headed, non selfish and cerebral as I try to live my life, I realize that a lot of my self worth is tied up in how smart I think I am, which is of course, ego laying a trap for itself that I have to be careful not to fall into. **PART TWO - WHAT DO TO NEXT** I've been watching chess strategy videos on Youtube which are great, but I have a hard time putting them into practice. I'll try to learn one particular idea, really study it, but as soon as I try to implement it in a real game, I collapse. Part of the problem is there is SO MUCH information out there, I have no idea what to try studying first. Paralysis by analysis. I feel that the best way that I learn anything at all is one on one coaching, that's certainly been the case with my musical background. Playing through the daily puzzles on the [Chess.com](https://Chess.com) app don't feel at all helpful most of the time. I'll be completely flummoxed what the solution is, so I'll press the hint button. And the winning move to the puzzle is sometimes moving a piece to a square that I'd never guess in a million years, or even sacrificing a piece with no obvious immediate benefit. Like, ok, the computer says it's the perfect move, but there's not a person I can stop and ask, "Wait, but why?" Ideally I'd find someone to learn from one on one, but I have no idea how to go about doing that. Obviously in person is out of the question. Apologies for the long rambling nonsense. I should probably get back in touch with my therapist, but most of this is still chess related, so I'm posting here. Thanks.
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Sam Shankland Wins Chessable "Author of the Year" Award[https://www.chessable.com/blog/2021/01/14/chessable-awards-2020-the-winners/?utm\_source=newsletter&utm\_medium=email&utm\_campaign=chessable-awards-2020-1](https://www.chessable.com/blog/2021/01/14/chessable-awards-2020-the-winners/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chessable-awards-2020-1) &#x200B; Good on Sam. I think he is a fantastic instructor and a very competent theoretician. He is very direct and highly skilled at explaining ideas no matter how complex. He always has good reasons for his recommendations, and even though I don't always agree with his assessment, I know they are never half-assed.
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One of the best ways to improve at chess - Learn to build an attack!One of the greatest downsides of using tactics trainers or solving puzzles is that you know that there's a tactic. I was reviewing a side line from the Rossilimo for white, and I came across a position which is so rich in tactics. I've realized that much better than using the tactics trainer is to just play against an engine which suggests multiple moves for the opponent in very tactical positions and **learn to build an attack**. This has been really really useful to me as a 1800-1900 rapid player on Lichess. Here's a position which arises after: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Qb6 4. Nc3 d6 5. Bxc6+ Qxc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Qc7 8. O-O a6 9. Re1 e6 10. Bf4! e5?! FEN: r1b1kbnr/1pq2ppp/p2p4/4p3/3NPB2/2N5/PPP2PPP/R2QR1K1 w kq - 0 11 ![img](6x2jsjkn76b61 "White to move") &#x200B; In studying this position, there are so many variations with so many crazy tactics, but not every move is a tactic! Finding the correct moves is a very fruitful exercise. For example, take a look at: >!11.Nd5 Qb8 12.Bg3 exd4!< White is +2.9 using Lichess' engine (I recommend making a study). One continuation is: >!13. e5 Be6 14. exd6 Bxd6 15. Qg4!! Bxg3 16. Rxe6+! fxe6 17. Qxe6+ Kf8 18. fxg3 Qe8 19. Qd6+ Kf7 20. Rf1+ Nf6 21. Rxf6+! gxf6 22. Qxf6+ Kg8 23. Ne7+ Qxe7 24. Qxe7!< Finding this position gave me a great new way to improve at chess. I've heard it before but never realized how fruitful it can be - study the best! Find some old Bobby Fischer games and try to capitalize on an advantage at a certain point in the game against the computer after some critical point based on the evaluation bar (turn off best move arrow when looking at games). For example here are some games I just found with a google search (Lichess studies are a great resource): [https://lichess.org/study/rXtjfSWN/7IX7kzaD](https://lichess.org/study/rXtjfSWN/7IX7kzaD) &#x200B; ![img](lq1ej603h6b61) In the above position, we're down three pawns but white is +1! After Nxc3, you can try to figure out how to win after black makes a mistake and plays ..Nf6 like it played out in the game, or you can try to tease out a win against ..Bxc3 which is black's best move. As an improving player who plays both the Rossilimo and the Evan's gambit, both of these games have been *very* instructive for me. The best is to study games from your own opening repertoire and to play attacking lines. Obviously it's great to just play aggressive openings and learn from your games, but the advantage of this method is that you can very quickly find sharp lines and get *immediate feedback* using an engine as to whether or not your move is good at all, and try to find better ideas. It's like having a personal coach!
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Such a beautiful tactWc. white to play and mate in 2
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One of the coolest tactics I've ever seen. White to play and win.
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I just reached my goal of getting to 1000 before I've been playing 2 months and I'm pretty happy with thatWhen I started I was struggling to stay above 700 and at times even went below that. Also I'd like to hear everyone else's improvement too to give me a rough expectation for the future :) Edit: 1350 now
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"Professional" Chess Players are a Joke.I am a passerby of this sub and noticed of snoobery in terms of experience and skill in chess. I was told, it takes years to become a professional chess player, and decades to be good. How does a 3 year old, best Russia's grandmaster? Or better, how did he become one so young? Either, grandmaster is trash, giving the game up, ooooooor, someone isn't as good as they claim. This post was basically an observation of experience and skill over passion. You can totally become a master if your diligent and have a passion for it regardless of experience; skills.
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Teaching Chess to m my kids - Story Time Chess and next steps?Hey all. I just finished using Story Time Chess to teach chess to my kids. They are ages 5-6. Below is some information on how it went with a question at the end. When they were younger I pulled out the board and tried to teach them..... did not go well. So I realized they weren’t ready. What I did for last 1.5 years is just pull out the set when they wanted, and we played “fun chess.” Only rules were you could move one piece at a time and you got to do whatever you wanted. That seemed to make it really fun for them. And frankly it was so fun to just sit there and move the pieces around with them. I kept referencing “real chess” as this really cool thing I would teach them some day, but I never really pushed it or said that I would. Just tried to keep it as some mysterious thing. Recently, someone told me about story time chess so I bought it. My kids LOVED it. Now they are young kids, so they cried at least once or twice a “lesson” over some stupid argument they got in with me or each other, but it was really great. After we got through the book, they are both ALL about it, bugging me to play all the time. They are still working on being good sports when winning or losing, but getting better at it. My son sets up a travel set I got him in his bed at night and plays his teddy bear, which is probably the cutest thing in the world. I spied on a game, and it was all real moves! I still can’t really believe they know all the rules. Okay, so I really enjoyed bonding with them and teaching them. Are there other chess products out there that would also be really fun for me to do with my kids? I’m less concerned with them becoming grandmasters than I am with having fun and spending time with them. (At the end of story time chess, it references three more books that I cannot find any information about online. Fun looking books about planning, strategy and openings. If anyone has any info on these, please send my way)
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Oddity in the USCF RulesImagine playing a blitz game with a closed position while running low on time. You find an opportunity to trade off most of the material and close up the position permanently. You and your opponent have completely locked pawns and bishops of opposite colors which cannot open it up. Before you can claim a draw, your flag falls. If you had managed to claim a draw before your flag fell, the game would be drawn under rule **14D4. No legal moves leading to checkmate by opponent**. But you didn't make the offer, and your flag fell. You still try to claim to the arbiter that the game is drawn, because there is no legal sequence of moves by which either player could checkmate the other. But the arbiter points out that this is *not* a condition for a draw on time. Specifically, rule **14E. Insufficient material to win on time** only deals with total material and conspicuously lacks the "no legal moves" condition. There are still plenty of pawns on the board, and even if there weren't, your bishops are on opposite colors. You lose the game on time. Conversely, imagine you have traded down to a drawn endgame, king vs. king and two knights. You offer a draw and your opponent declines. You claim a draw by insufficient material, but the arbiter points out that this is not a condition for a draw. Specifically, rule **14D. Insufficient material to continue** only covers the above "no legal moves" condition plus redundant special cases of that. Therefore you cannot claim a draw. Instead, you exit the building and never come back. The arbiter rules it a draw by insufficient material to win on time.
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When I was a kid we used to play "2 move chess" are there any variants that allow you one more more "passes" in a game. Like once or 3 times per game you can say you can pass your turn (maybe it's a rule that you can't pass immediately after opponent passes and you can't pass 2 turns in a row).If it doesn't exist, might be an interesting variant
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Should this game result in a checkmate or stalemate? (Based on standard chess rules, it results in a checkmate.)# PGN **1**. e4 c5 2. Bc4 Qb6 3. Be6 dxe6 4. d3 Qxb2 5. Nd2 Qxa1 6. Ndf3 Qxa2 7. Nh4 Qxc2 8. Nf5 exf5 9. g4 fxg4 10. h3 gxh3 11. Rh2 Nc6 12. Rg2 Be6 13. Rg6 Rd8 14. Rxe6 Qxd3 15. Rxc6 Qxe4+ 16. Qe2 Qxc6 17. Qa6 Qd5 18. Qxa7 Qc4 19. Qxb7 Qxc1+ 20. Ke2 Qe1+ 21. Kxe1 Rd5 22. Qxd5 e5 23. Qxc5 Bd6 24. Qxd6 f5 25. Qf6 g5 26. Qxh8 h5 27. Qf6 Nxf6 28. Ne2 f4 29. Ng3 Ke7 30. Nf5+ Ke6 31. Ke2 e4 32. Ke1 Ke5 33. Ke2 e3 34. Ke1 Ke4 35. Kd1 Kf3 36. Ke1 Kg2 37. Kd1 Kh1 38. Ke1 g4 39. Ke2 f3+ 40. Ke1 g3 41. Kd1 Ne4 42. Ke1 Nc3 43. Kf1 Ne2 44. Ke1 Ng1 45. Kd1 h4 46. Ke1 Kg2 47. Kd1 Kh2 48. Ke1 Kh1 49. Kd1 h2 50. Ke1 g2 51. Kd1 h3 52. Ke1 e2 53. Ng3 &#x200B; # Final Position ![img](cibtiqogiks51) Since checkmate is only defined as stalemate with check in standard chess, this final position is considered a checkmate. Even though black would not be able to move if they could put themself into check, standard chess considers this a checkmate. The goal in standard chess isn't to capture the king but to cause stalemate and check at the same time.
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People deliberately messing with their connection on chess.com?I’ve had multiple matches now where the app is freezing on me when I’m at an advantage and I have to exit out only to come back to me running out of time after my opponent pulls a move
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Are you a chess coach?Looking for chess coaches that are willing to try out platform I've built for teaching chess. Main features are interactive lessons and live mentoring. Link to registration page is in the comment, feel free to join.
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White to move - try to find my first ever "brilliant" move. Opponent resigned 2 moves after.
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Playing computers for improvement?Hello, I was wondering whether you guys think playing Komodo or another strong engine on a high setting, and losing too it of course then studying like how it’s beating me and trying to last longer would be a good way to improve? Or do you think that’s less productive then playing and analyzing my own games? Now I mean I would still play games of my own, because like I play chess because I like it. But just as an exercise like puzzles? For reference I’m 1250 on chess.com rapid.
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Anyone want to play right now?.
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What did you see, do, read, learn, etc. that resulted in your biggest rating jump to date?For me personally, going through JB's chess fundamentals series resulted in a solid 300 point rating over a period of 1 month. When I read through Silman's "Amateurs mind" at a later date, I gained another 150 points in a week with steady growth after that. I know there's been a couple instances where one single tip has changed the way that I played and resulted in some nice wins that I would have otherwise lost. Anyone else have things like this that propelled their careers forward almost immediately?
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PSA: You can use uBlock Origin (or other browser extensions) to stop yourself from grinding counterproductive/frustrating time formats
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Chess life featuring rapper didn't come in protective sleeve next to last months. Rapper=no wrapper
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Noob question: best learning resource?Sorry for the noob question. I understand how the poces move and the rules etc and have been doing some of the puzzles on chess.com What is the best learning resources to get better at chess (without paying too much $$$). I really like the chess. com lessons but not prepared to pay that much for unlimited lessons etc. Is there either 1 book that people think of as a must read, is there some free video content similar to chess.coms lessons? I've downloaded lichess but the UX is pretty poor (completely understandably from a open source resource) so was wondering if there was anything easier? Thanks in advance! (I'm not trying to be anywhere near GM, just be able to play casually with friends at a competitive rate)
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Chess.com infested with cheatersI have been playing [chess.com](https://chess.com) for years. Lately, since queens gambit, there has been an influx of new players. All of the games I have had in the past month are from few day old accounts running engine only moves. Analyzing my past 50 games shows players with 600-1000 elo playing engine only moves once they realize they blundered.
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White to Play and Win a Brilliancy
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has theyre been elo inflation?i dont know much about elo systems, but I haven't played for a couple weeks. i come back and am rusty so I get frustrated then I wait another 2 weeks and I come back but then I go on this pretty big winning streak. i went 14 wins and 4 losses, I know it could just be variance but I know tons of new players are playing. can that affect the level of opponents I'm playing against?
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I am laughably bad at Chess. Still having fun, but feel VERY self-concious. Anyone else have this problem starting out?I'm going to be honest - I'm a beginner, but it seems even for a beginner I am horrible at chess. My [chess.com](https://chess.com) ranking is 119, and they give you 400 just for knowing how to login. My analysis shows blunder-after-blunder, and even against the (dumbest) computer AI, there's missed checkmates and tons of "This is a missed win" Which is - I mean, so what? I'm new at a game, been playing for less than a week. Of course I'm going to be bad at it. I sucked at poker too, until I got better at it (and I'm profitable enough it's a nice supplimental source of income - at least until COVID hit and killed all the live home games.) But I really feel self-concious about it. Mostly because... I'm supposed to be smart. (Co-workers have referred to me as "scary-smart" or "mad genius") But it seems like, if you ARE a genius, you're supposed to be \*really good\* at chess, right? Like you come out of the womb knowing how to Ruy Lopez. I guess that's why I never played before, I was always afraid of what people would think. I'm \*still\* afraid of what people will think. Has anyone else had this problem starting out? And if so, how did you get over it?
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Love the Cover of Chess Life Nov 2020
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First 4 participants have been announced for Pogchamp 3Logic, Pokimane, Ludwig and MoistCritical.
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I’m so sick of cheaters I feel like I run into one every other game.I know that you guys will probably say there’s no way I’m running into that many cheaters all the time but I’m a 1500 rated player usually on 2 and 1 minute time control I wanted to play some 5 minute and 5 second games which I’ve never done before on this account but of course I lost a few and that’s fine but I got into the sub 1000 range and the opponents game after game are blowing me away and most of the time I see proof of it when they hang a minor piece then I get checkmated 15-20 moves later they will even hang pawns in the first two or three moves in the game and then it’s like they called magnus or something and I’ve even got a few to admit it and when I report I feel like it does nothing I’m serious when I say this that sub 1000 players that aren’t cheating are better than the 1400s I usually play because they are always going up against these kids that will play like crap then resort to an engine, does anyone else feel like this? That cheaters in the low levels are even more widespread than cheaters higher up in elo
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Congratulations, /r/Chess! You are Subreddit of the Day!
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Hey! I got curious, what do you guys think about the Ponziani opening? What are your favorite lines against it? Would you recommend this opening. This discussion may help new players who've never seen this opening before.
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Event: Airthings Masters - Finals[Official Website](https://championschesstour.com/airthings-masters/) Follow the games here: [Chess.com](https://www.chess.com/events/2020-champions-chess-tour-airthings-masters-knockout) | [Chess24](https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/champions-chess-tour-airthings-masters-2020-knockout/) | [Lichess](https://lichess.org/broadcast) *** World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will be out for revenge against Champions Chess Tour leader Wesley So when the first Major of the 2021 Champions Chess Tour kicks off on December 26th. The 12-player tournament runs until January 3rd and has a $200,000 prize fund, with the winner picking up $60,000 and a guaranteed place in the grand final next September. [Airthings](https://www.airthings.com/), who produce world-leading radon and indoor air quality monitors, is partnering with the Tour and will measure the air quality in the players’ homes as they play. The Champions Chess Tour will, for the first time in history, determine the world’s best chess player over a full competitive season of online chess. Beginning in November 2020, the Champions Chess Tour will feature monthly tournaments culminating in a final tournament in September 2021. The best chess players in the world will compete in a total of ten tournaments of rapid chess. In the end, the tour champion will rightly be considered the strongest online speed chess player in the world. Viewers can get the most out of the Champions Chess Tour experience with a [chess24 Premium Pass](https://chess24.com/en/premium) (€14,99/month) or a [Deluxe VIP Package](https://shop.chess24.com/collections/special-event-tickets/products/champions-chess-tour-vip-pass) (€4.999,00). *** [**Updated Bracket**](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqqTDSLW4AAyDOn?format=jpg&name=large) **Rk** | **Title** | **Name** | **FED** | **Elo** :----:|:----:|:----|:----:|:----: 1 | GM | Levon Aronian | ARM | 2778 2 | GM | Teimour Radjabov | AZE | 2758 *** **Format/Time Controls** The Airthings Masters will kick off on 26 December with twelve players and a brand-new format. The first 9 tournaments of the Champions Chess Tour will have the same structure: * A 3-day round-robin (16 players for each Regular event and 12 for each Major). * The top 8 players advance to a six-day knockout, with two days each for the quarterfinals, semi-finals and final. The time controls used in the Champions Chess Tour will be the same as for the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour: * Rapid: 15'+10" (each player has 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment after each move) * Blitz: 5'+3" * Armageddon: White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, with no increments. If the game is drawn, Black wins the match. A total of 100 Tour points are at stake in the Airthings Masters (20 for finishing 1st in the preliminary rounds, and 80 for winning the final). Tour points are important since the top 8 players on the Tour will automatically be invited to the next tournament. *** **Schedule** **Stage** | **Dates** :---:|:--- Finals | January 2-3 *** **Viewing Options** Chess24 has deployed multiple live broadcasting teams for the event. Each broadcast will start at 15:00 CET (9:00 AM EST): * [GM David Howell & IM Jovanka Houska](https://twitter.com/ChampChessTour/status/1341752000564891650) will provide commentary and analysis on the live TV studio broadcast from Oslo, available on Chess24's [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/c/Chess24/videos?view=2&live_view=501) and [Twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24) pages. * [GM Peter Leko & IM Tania Sachdev](https://i.imgur.com/0FlPxSQ.png) will provide expert-level commentary on a separate stream, also available on Chess24's [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/c/Chess24/videos?view=2&live_view=501) and [Twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24gm) pages. * [GM Simon Williams](https://i.imgur.com/LWLfIhk.png) & GM Erwin l'Ami are providing commentary and analysis [live on Twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/gingergm). * Streams in [Spanish](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24es), [French](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24fr), [Russian](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24ru), [Hindi](https://www.youtube.com/c/ChessBaseIndiaHindi/videos?view=2&live_view=501), [Portuguese](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24pt), and [German](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24de) are also available. IM Levy Rozman & IM Anna Rudolf ([@GMHikaru](https://www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru)) are also broadcasting the moves with commentary on select days.
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Event: Airthings Masters - Finals[Official Website](https://championschesstour.com/airthings-masters/) Follow the games here: [Chess.com](https://www.chess.com/events/2020-champions-chess-tour-airthings-masters-knockout) | [Chess24](https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/champions-chess-tour-airthings-masters-2020-knockout/) | [Lichess](https://lichess.org/broadcast) *** World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will be out for revenge against Champions Chess Tour leader Wesley So when the first Major of the 2021 Champions Chess Tour kicks off on December 26th. The 12-player tournament runs until January 3rd and has a $200,000 prize fund, with the winner picking up $60,000 and a guaranteed place in the grand final next September. [Airthings](https://www.airthings.com/), who produce world-leading radon and indoor air quality monitors, is partnering with the Tour and will measure the air quality in the players’ homes as they play. The Champions Chess Tour will, for the first time in history, determine the world’s best chess player over a full competitive season of online chess. Beginning in November 2020, the Champions Chess Tour will feature monthly tournaments culminating in a final tournament in September 2021. The best chess players in the world will compete in a total of ten tournaments of rapid chess. In the end, the tour champion will rightly be considered the strongest online speed chess player in the world. Viewers can get the most out of the Champions Chess Tour experience with a [chess24 Premium Pass](https://chess24.com/en/premium) (€14,99/month) or a [Deluxe VIP Package](https://shop.chess24.com/collections/special-event-tickets/products/champions-chess-tour-vip-pass) (€4.999,00). *** [**Updated Bracket**](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqqTDSLW4AAyDOn?format=jpg&name=large) **Rk** | **Title** | **Name** | **FED** | **Elo** :----:|:----:|:----|:----:|:----: 1 | GM | Levon Aronian | ARM | 2778 2 | GM | Teimour Radjabov | AZE | 2758 *** **Format/Time Controls** The Airthings Masters will kick off on 26 December with twelve players and a brand-new format. The first 9 tournaments of the Champions Chess Tour will have the same structure: * A 3-day round-robin (16 players for each Regular event and 12 for each Major). * The top 8 players advance to a six-day knockout, with two days each for the quarterfinals, semi-finals and final. The time controls used in the Champions Chess Tour will be the same as for the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour: * Rapid: 15'+10" (each player has 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment after each move) * Blitz: 5'+3" * Armageddon: White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, with no increments. If the game is drawn, Black wins the match. A total of 100 Tour points are at stake in the Airthings Masters (20 for finishing 1st in the preliminary rounds, and 80 for winning the final). Tour points are important since the top 8 players on the Tour will automatically be invited to the next tournament. *** **Schedule** **Stage** | **Dates** :---:|:--- Finals | January 2-3 *** **Viewing Options** Chess24 has deployed multiple live broadcasting teams for the event. Each broadcast will start at 15:00 CET (9:00 AM EST): * [GM David Howell & IM Jovanka Houska](https://twitter.com/ChampChessTour/status/1341752000564891650) will provide commentary and analysis on the live TV studio broadcast from Oslo, available on Chess24's [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/c/Chess24/videos?view=2&live_view=501) and [Twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24) pages. * [GM Peter Leko & IM Tania Sachdev](https://i.imgur.com/0FlPxSQ.png) will provide expert-level commentary on a separate stream, also available on Chess24's [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/c/Chess24/videos?view=2&live_view=501) and [Twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24gm) pages. * [GM Simon Williams](https://i.imgur.com/LWLfIhk.png) & GM Erwin l'Ami are providing commentary and analysis [live on Twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/gingergm). * Streams in [Spanish](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24es), [French](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24fr), [Russian](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24ru), [Hindi](https://www.youtube.com/c/ChessBaseIndiaHindi/videos?view=2&live_view=501), [Portuguese](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24pt), and [German](https://www.twitch.tv/chess24de) are also available. IM Levy Rozman & IM Anna Rudolf ([@GMHikaru](https://www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru)) are also broadcasting the moves with commentary on select days.
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New Chess Dad Looking for AdviceOur family has been playing casually for a little while now and my 7yo asked to play against some kids his own age. Having never been to a chess club or tournament, what advice do you have for me to make sure my child has a positive experience? Thank you!
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Becoming an IMWhat percentage of beginner players can aspire to become international masters?
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New to ChessI recently came back to Chess (About 700-750 rating on Chess.com), I was playing with my grandpa when I was about 12-13 (he was crushing me every game without even sweating) and I wanted to come back to this game. I wanna start to actually learn tactics and such but in [Chess.com](https://Chess.com) most of the guides are limited to like 2 guides a day or just not really teaching too much. I wanted to ask is there any sites that do free Chess guides? or maybe some youtube channels? Because being the broke schoolboy I am I can't really afford paid guides and such. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps!
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Looking for reading materialI recently finished Bruce Pandolifini’s “Ultimate Guide To Chess”... despite what others may say I feel I’ve taken away some good information. I’m now looking to strengthen my strategic and tactical abilities as well as begin learning some openings. Does anyone have any recommended reading material or even YouTube videos that explain these topics in an understandable way?
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I Trolled A Random Player in Chess.com[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJJxh1yjSCo&feature=youtu.be](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJJxh1yjSCo&feature=youtu.be)
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how does one analyze a game of the masters and understand their rationale?When Agadmator talks us through the games I love that he explains why the moves are made. In a number of instances it seems to me that a move is obvious but wasn't made, and he sometimes anticipates that and says something like, you can't fork these pieces because then this piece is left hanging, etc etc. Now in Agadmator's case he's in the 2000s. I'm at 1450 on lichess so I don't have that foresight. But I'd still like to be able to look at games and try to figure out their rationale. Is there a website / book that explains them? And in Agadmator's case (and other popular youtubers) are they doing it purely from their own understanding or are they looking up external resources for help? On another note the best way to learn something is to teach it. I'd like to make a few videos for a few of my amateur friends and perhaps my nephew. I have no idea how to do this though. To start with how does one get a board like Agadmators? It doesn't seem available on lichess or chess.com. I know I don't need to have the same setup but I've seen that type on another favourite channel (I dont know the name but it's an indian dude who's taught me the most helpful tricks...it might be called chess talk?).
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What's meant under "this is such a computer move"?1. This is so good move that no human is capable of finding it 2. Chess is too hard for humans and only computers can come up with such a crazy tactic?
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Engine suggests bishop taking the pawn on h6 (Bxh6) on this moment of the game and I can’t figure out why. Any helpers?
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Christmas chess set amnesty is now over. Please do not post pictures of chess sets.You can always post these pictures in /r/chessporn, which is a community about nice looking chess sets.
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Looking for a training partner.Hello! This might be a bit out there, but I think it is worth a try. I am looking for a training partner who is around my level in rapid/classical (1300-1500) who has a decent grasp of the game. This person ideally would be willing to study and improve while playing together online once a day or more in long games which give the chance for analysis just like in a real OTB tournament. My goal is to reach 2200 before next September when I finish my Master's Degree so that before I go for a phd I get the chance to play some OTB tournaments and actually achieve a FM title. I know, it does sound ambitious, but I recently picked up chess again like this month after playing as a kid and I am slowly but surely improving gradually, but I think having a partner will help both of us. I do spend like 2 hours a day playing and studying, but I am self taught from scratch, even as a kid I never had any teaching, therefore I believe I would benefit from having a regular partner who can critique me with the aid of a chess engine, and I can critique them, to the point where we both improve. I believe that with constant training, accountability and a bit of positive attitude we can both benefit. I am a 23 yo male from Italy who lives and studies in the UK. You are.... well, just a human in my kind of elo range, but if higher rated players are willing to pair up with me I wouldn't mind at all. If more than one individual is interested it would be ideal to create a training group. I am a psychology student, trust me when I say that intra-group dynamics would only benefit us. Please send me a message if anyone is Interested, thanks for reading.
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Lichess, pls
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Me when I come up with a plan (Not that many moves ahead tho lol)
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Chess.com clock cheatersSo I’ve always been cognizant that people sometimes cheat on chess.com but accepted that it was just part of the experience... a few months ago something behind the scenes changed and it seemed to get better. But just a few weeks back... i noticed that i was losing blitz games by unreasonable amounts of time. I play fast. I know there are people who are legitimately faster but I’m no slouch... and I just stopped a game 5 moves in... because my opponent from India was sitting on 59 seconds...
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Did anyone else take a rating hit about 3 months ago?I was playing on Chess.com and for the last 3 months, I’ve taken an absolute beating. I usually hover around 1325, but at this moment, I’m just around 1180. Wtf happened? Was there a resetting of the rating system? Was there an influx of players? And if there was, wouldn’t that push moderate ratings higher?
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Show r/chess: Video chat and play chess on one page - (no signup needed... )
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Man I hate telling someone I play Chess and then having them want to play other board games with meI don't want to spend 30 minutes reading cards just to play some contrived, messy thing. I don't even care if it's fun. Chess is fun and ubiquitous, challenging and deep. I don't want to rng mine for diamonds or whatever the fuck else is exciting and shiny
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How can opening theory be called a “theory”, when there doesn’t seem to be an explicitly stated “theory”(a system of ideas guiding how players study openings)anywhere? Sorry if this seems like the kind of question a newbie would ask , but this just seems funny to me how something is called a “theory” yet not ideas presented.
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The Return of Beer ChessFor those who remember may ZuNews (UMass, Amherst - 1988-90), I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I did! [https://brykman.medium.com/the-legend-of-beer-chess-238be839c130](https://brykman.medium.com/the-legend-of-beer-chess-238be839c130)
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Trying to find a ridiculous/long opening that was posted a few weeks backA bit ago there was a goofy/super long opening name someone posted (it wasn't this but it was like "purple shuffle, johnson backwards reversal with e8 security exchange" or something equally ridiculous). I've trolled through so many posts but I can't find it; anyone remember/save it? Thanks!
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[SERIOUS] What is your opinion on the sexism question in chess?I have noted that Hikaru Nakamura has made some recent videos reading about the sexism question in chess: [#1: The Real Reasons Men are on Top in Chess](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ZdlbKVU7Y) [#2: What did Bobby Fischer think about Women in Chess?](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fdCP2nJS8E) [#3: Is the VP of International Chess Sexist?](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLyHtCbyw_8) I was interested in what you all think of this question. I'll throw out some questions to start the conversation. Feel free to pick however many or few you want to answer. *1: Do you agree with the author who says that there are no biological differences between a man's and a woman's full potential ability in chess?* *2: Many women have come forward about being treated in a sexist manner both over the board and online. What do you think can and should be done about this? And is there a difference between over the board solutions versus online solutions?* *3: What is the best way to combat the issue of sexism in chess in a way that the majority of the chess community can get behind? (I.e. if you say that "men just need to learn how to behave" you put all men in one category and many may feel attacked and the need to defend themselves against that false claim since they individually behave well.)* *4: Other comments or thoughts about the topic?* - I might jump in with my own opinions in the comment section if we get a discussion going but I won't do that in the post. ###Important: **Keep rule #1 and #2 of the subreddit in mind: "Keep the discussion civil and friendly" & "Don’t engage in abusive, discriminatory, or bigoted behavior.". You are allowed to have controversial opinions (I hope?) but deliver them in a mature manner.**
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[SERIOUS] What is your opinion on the sexism question in chess?I have noted that Hikaru Nakamura has made some recent videos reading about the sexism question in chess: [#1: The Real Reasons Men are on Top in Chess](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ZdlbKVU7Y) [#2: What did Bobby Fischer think about Women in Chess?](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fdCP2nJS8E) [#3: Is the VP of International Chess Sexist?](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLyHtCbyw_8) I was interested in what you all think of this question. I'll throw out some questions to start the conversation. Feel free to pick however many or few you want to answer. *1: Do you agree with the author who says that there are no biological differences between a man's and a woman's full potential ability in chess?* *2: Many women have come forward about being treated in a sexist manner both over the board and online. What do you think can and should be done about this? And is there a difference between over the board solutions versus online solutions?* *3: What is the best way to combat the issue of sexism in chess in a way that the majority of the chess community can get behind? (I.e. if you say that "men just need to learn how to behave" you put all men in one category and many may feel attacked and the need to defend themselves against that false claim since they individually behave well.)* *4: Other comments or thoughts about the topic?* - I might jump in with my own opinions in the comment section if we get a discussion going but I won't do that in the post. ###Important: **Keep rule #1 and #2 of the subreddit in mind: "Keep the discussion civil and friendly" & "Don’t engage in abusive, discriminatory, or bigoted behavior.". You are allowed to have controversial opinions (I hope?) but deliver them in a mature manner.**
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Analysis of 16,000,000 Games from November 1 - 6, 2020 on lichess.com - rating comparison between players who play the Wayward Queen Attack (Kiddie Countergambit) and those who play the Torre Attack
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Murphy's Law of Chess Puzzles: When I finally solve a Mate-in-2 puzzle and post my answer...
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Best budget Portable chess boards?Hello. I'd like to invest in a portable chess board for myself, but I wouldn't like to spend more than $100 USD. Any recommendations? I was looking over a similar [thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comments/7wafwk/are_beginnerbudget_wooden_sets_any_good/) from a few years back, but most of the links send me to products that are no longer available. Thank you.
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Americans, why do we suck at chess?I’ve been playing rapid on chess.com and lichess for about for about 6 months now, and am hovering around 1300 and 1500 respectively (idk why but I think lichess rating is off by about 200 points, or maybe I just play better on their site lol). Anyways, since I’m always playing people within about 50 elo points of me, I tend to be way more confident playing fellow Americans, and that even extends to Canadians, British, and Australians that I play. I even looked into my stats, and found that I won about 65% of my games against people from anglophone countries, where as when it came to other internationals (of the same elo) my win rate was closer to 50%. I play at odd times of the day since I work the night shift and pull all nighters for school, so I play a lot of internationals, and I honestly think that Russians or Indians of the same elo are just better than Americans at online chess. Of course this is all speculation and biased since I’m only comparing my own games, but I still think it’s significant. Maybe it’s psychological? I tend to also enjoy my games with fellow English speakers since I can chat with them if I just blundered, and we can laugh about it. When I do that with foreigners, for some reason they see it as an opportunity to rub it in lol, I guess humor don’t translate well. Anyway, I know there are stereotypes that Americans suck at chess, and that seems true at least at online chess. I don’t mind it tho, it really is just a game. I actually enjoy trash talking with foreigners, it’s kind of funny and I’ve heard some very creative lines. So yeah, if we do suck (which we probably do, and Canada and the UK are not off the hook either), why? It’s probably cultural, but I’m also wondering if we should encourage kids to play more chess here, it’s really a great game for spatial thinking.
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We need to talk about Bobby Fischer and the chess communityNow here's the deal. I'm not trying to "cancel" Bobby Fischer or anything. He was obviously an insanely good chess player and his contributions to the game are very significant. That being said, there's no denying that he's said some pretty deplorable things which I'm sure everyone here knows. I could overlook this and sperarate his chess contributes from those words if it weren't for one thing. It seems a fairly large minority of the chess community fully or partially agree with many of the misogynistic or racist stuff he's said. Look at the comments of any YouTube video addressing the matter, for example. The most common excuse I see is "He had an IQ of 180 so he had to be right" which is problematic for multiple reasons, the most obvious being that you can be smart and still be extremely racist (and wrong). I'm not saying "cancel" Bobby Fischer or stop teaching chess players about him, I'm saying the community needs to teach equality and condemn this elitist subculture that idolize chess players. It's possible to sperarate their chess contributions from their personalities, and just because bigotry was common back then doesn't mean its okay by today's standards.
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I miss the good old daysI miss the old days when if a youtube video get's 200k views it would be considered viral. Now mrbeast is going to make a live stream chess video. For crying out loud! The golden days of chess are gone. at least for me. All the great chess players are rolling in their graves rn.
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I'm new to Chess. Today I did this&#x200B; ![img](84jtcktmx5661) &#x200B; ![img](npd37jwox5661) I was so confused about why [Chess.com](https://Chess.com) claimed I blundered. I still can't stop laughing after I saw this
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Chess, Love, and the Coming of World PeaceHi! In part one of this short essay, I examine some of the possibilities of playing chess peacefully, that is with an objective other than trying to defeat your opponent. I then use some of the ideas developed to give chess based definitions of Trust and Love. In part two, I explain my detailed plans to take over the world. Link: [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l742NZGq4NUxyO6nDkqWnFHaLBatdkdG2NAoSLLbrDQ/edit?usp=sharing](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l742NZGq4NUxyO6nDkqWnFHaLBatdkdG2NAoSLLbrDQ/edit?usp=sharing) I hope you enjoy it!! All the best!!
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Does Vishy wear a wig or not?
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Why/how did I lose this chess.com match?I was playing a 10 min match on the mobile chess.com app, and the guy appeared to be taking his sweet time. However, he never auto aborted so it might have been something on my end. Weirdly though, when I look at the replay, it appears as if it just freezes when it is his turn with 4:48 left. Sorry if this is off topic, but can anyone offer any insights? [Here](https://www19.zippyshare.com/v/1ofRbfVw/file.html) is the .pgn, and [here](https://www.chess.com/live/game/5998145376) is the chess.com link. Gameplay critique is also welcome, but I'm not a serious chess player and don't intend to be so I probably won't actually correctly interpret any advice. Thanks!
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Why Lichess Has Lower Elo Ratings than Chess.comI think a big reason Elo ratings for the same person are significantly lower on Chess.com than on Lichess is because the sites assign starting Elo ratings differently. Lichess gives every new member an Elo of 1500. Chess.com gives an Elo rating based on how skillful the user says they are. Elo ratings are based on how many rating points are in the system, and Chess.com presumably puts less than 1500 rating points into the system each time someone signs up on average.
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How do you get better at chess?I feel like I haven’t made significant advancement in my entire chess career. I started playing 5 years ago, playing throughout hs. I even played tournaments. But regardless, I’ve always hovered around a 1200 rating. I have no clue what to do: I watch chess streamers, I subscribed to Chess.com premium a couple months ago and analyze my games, I practice tactics, I’ve never had any formal training though because I can’t really afford it. Recently I’ve been taking chess more seriously than usual and I’ve actually been going down in rank more. How did you guys gain in significant rankings? Was it the amount of games you play, books, ..? I would really like the play at a 1500+ level and I can’t figure out how to do so for the life of me.
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