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Old 01-20-2018, 06:51 AM   #6601
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I also sent a request.
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:33 PM   #6602
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So when I'm playing blitz I like to play interesting openings because I want to be entertained, what's the best move when they play anti fried liver stuff like e4 e5 nf3 nc6 bc4 h6?
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:25 PM   #6603
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Play the Latvian instead: e4 e5 Nf3 f5. It's awful, you'll love it.
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:28 PM   #6604
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Could always go with the bongcloud attack (e4 e5 Ke2)

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Old 01-25-2018, 07:47 PM   #6605
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Probably d4 and punish them for wasting tempos on non-developing moves. I came across this "opening" often enough that I let Komodo take a look at it. Both d4 and 0-0 are evaluated as +0.34 (depth=31). Obviously engine evaluations this early in the game are to be taken with a huge grain of salt. d4 looks natural enough though.
If they take on d4 you might follow up with c3 if you care more about interesting games than the best moves.
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:53 PM   #6606
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So when I'm playing blitz I like to play interesting openings because I want to be entertained, what's the best move when they play anti fried liver stuff like e4 e5 nf3 nc6 bc4 h6?
d4 exd c3 dxc 0-0 is my go to line against 3...h6

Against the other "I am scared of Ng5" line, namely 3...Be7

d4 exd c3 dxc Qd5 is fun.

It's not lost for black, but looks like it is on first glance, and I've had opponents resign in this position more than once. However black's pawn on c3 now kind of saves the day for him. Engine thinks white is better though.

Edit: I might add that when black finds the correct line, I've not always had the best of games, as my queenside pawns are nonexistent and castling kingside will often run into g-file shenanigans. Certainly fun games, though.

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Old 01-29-2018, 09:53 AM   #6607
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it’s so insane what Carlsen is doing in these lichess bullet tourneys lol
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:22 AM   #6608
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Link to tourneys? I wasn't even aware he was playing on lichess.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:24 PM   #6609
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Link to tourneys? I wasn't even aware he was playing on lichess.
some sick, sick games
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:34 PM   #6610
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"DrDrunkenstein" -- reason #4237 why Magnus is awesome
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:56 PM   #6611
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Ahhhhhhh. Damn, son. Yeah.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:38 PM   #6612
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Thanks to Magnus Carlsen, for donating yet again his first place prize to next tournament’s first place prize (The first place prize for the 3rd Lichess Titled Arena will be $1500!)
How good do you have to be to beat that field and win... $1.5k.

No money in chess, everyone's solid

I'd have a better shot at getting paid more in a run of the mill monthly online Starcraft II tournament
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:33 PM   #6613
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Infinitely more than one used to be able to make playing an online chess tournament.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:39 PM   #6614
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgobK_4P9HM

it feels like magnus could have been a pro starcraft player
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