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Old 04-28-2016, 06:59 PM   #5951
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Played a really nice game tonight vs a 2100ish dude that trashed me earlier this season:

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game....php?id=106743

He plays the Colle System usually with the Zukertort b3-Bb2 business but I managed to trick him with my move order and ended up playing the Black Lion Philidor that GingerGM Simon Williams made a recent video about.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:54 PM   #5952
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Nice tactics going trough it rapidly.
But not taking your knight on e6 with Bc4 and playing g3 instead seem bad and bishop takes bishop see bad as well ( at first glance f5 seem much safer) without much thinking tho only if you do not see kng4.

Nice game
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:29 PM   #5953
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What is with Saint Louis always insisting on using this delay bull****? Increment is the standard everywhere in the world. I don't get it.
Gotta be honest but I actually preferred delay. Made it much more dramatic when you got low on time, but still gave you enough time to win a hopelessly won position.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:11 PM   #5954
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The general idea of the following cute easy puzzle has come to me today in my sleep

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Old 05-04-2016, 02:37 AM   #5955
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I wrote a bot that chooses from legal moves at random. The first time I had it play itself, black delivered checkmate in 57 moves. Stepping through the game was fun.

It randomly chose to open with:

1. Nf3 d6
2. c3 Nc6
3. h3 Bf5

Those are some pretty reasonable, human-like moves! I was really excited at this point. But, of course, it immediately descended into farce of both sides hanging pieces but deciding not to capture anything until black eventually just sort of accidentally checkmated white.

But it's comforting that I now have an engine I can absolutely crush every time.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:16 PM   #5956
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I wrote a bot that chooses from legal moves at random. The first time I had it play itself, black delivered checkmate in 57 moves. Stepping through the game was fun.

It randomly chose to open with:

1. Nf3 d6
2. c3 Nc6
3. h3 Bf5

Those are some pretty reasonable, human-like moves! I was really excited at this point. But, of course, it immediately descended into farce of both sides hanging pieces but deciding not to capture anything until black eventually just sort of accidentally checkmated white.

But it's comforting that I now have an engine I can absolutely crush every time.
I can't believe you didn't add the fourth moves Na3, Nf6. Na3 is okay yo.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:20 PM   #5957
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If the probability of each of the legal moves is made equal, then the bot moves the queen way too often.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:09 PM   #5958
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If the probability of each of the legal moves is made equal, then the bot moves the queen way too often.
That's the only problem you see with the computers strategy?

I feel like just going through that game actually has a negative impact on my chess
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:25 PM   #5959
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hey guys me and some friends have started a restaurant with some of our tournament winnings. since I like you guys, if you use the code 2+2chess you can get 50% off your first meal and 20% off any meals after that. bon appetit!
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:17 PM   #5960
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hey guys me and some friends have started a restaurant with some of our tournament winnings. since I like you guys, if you use the code 2+2chess you can get 50% off your first meal and 20% off any meals after that. bon appetit!
What kinds of kibble do you serve?
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:43 AM   #5961
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Maurice Ashley: "The engine says!" "Recommended by the engine!" "The engine thinks this is crushing!" "Engine engine engine engine engine!"
https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comme..._stop_maurice/
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:34 PM   #5962
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MVL played Caruana on chess.com for 3 hours of blitz. pretty close until bullet which MVL destroyed him in.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:06 PM   #5963
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What kinds of kibble do you serve?
we serve five-star cuisine, not kibble, but we do keep pizza bites and chicken nuggets around for the well-behaved humans
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:16 AM   #5964
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More like Ernesto Carlsen
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:07 PM   #5965
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I've never even heard of that guy and/or don't know who that is.

That run is pretty ridiculous, though!
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:43 PM   #5966
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http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1801260

Wrong side of this one from the last World Cup, but fun game to replay.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:51 PM   #5967
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Aaaand he beat Kovalenko, too.

He has been hovering around 2700 for a while, but this is of course a massive breakthrough, if he can keep it at that level. Been following him more closely since Moscow Open which he completely demolished while also playing great, attractive chess. Scored something like 8.5/9 with a ridiculous field, but this one is even more sick. I am trying to find a super crazy game which I am FAIRLY sure was played by him recently, will share if I do.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:54 PM   #5968
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I've never even heard of that guy and/or don't know who that is.
Rei named him the best looking male top-100 player in 2015. I'm indifferent to Ernesto's appearance but he has a decent group of supporters
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:02 PM   #5969
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Lol. Oh he's that guy! I thought he was just a pretty face. Looks like he may be the total package.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:08 PM   #5970
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Eh, my memory deceived me - the game was indeed from Moscow Open, but played between Timofeev and Eliseev, not Inarkiev.

Still, worth going over if you want to feel like you have no idea about what's happening in a chess game for about 40 moves:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1821867
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:05 PM   #5971
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Rei named him the best looking male top-100 player in 2015. I'm indifferent to Ernesto's appearance but he has a decent group of supporters
#7-10 on the previous lists were just table fillers, so here are some updated rankings for the women's side, including a few who weren't top-100 at the time of the last list:

#PlayerRatingCountry
1Anna Muzychuk2555Ukraine
2Tania Sachdev2398India
3Sopiko Guramishvili2376Georgia
4Kateryna Lagno2529Russia
5Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska2411Poland
6Alexandra Kosteniuk2556Russia
7Yuliya Shvayger2415Israel
8Mariya Muzychuk2561Ukraine
9Elisabeth Pähtz2489Germany
10Nazi Paikidze2366USA

Tiers: #1-#3, small drop, #4-7, big drop, #8-10.

Alexandra Kosteniuk has fallen many spots because ultra-polished photoshoot pics aren't worth considering, I've decided. Yuliya Shvayger could be #4 or even higher, but it's hard to say because she has almost no pics publicly available. I'm not sure how to rank Nazi Paikidze -- half of her pics are quite solid, the others not so much -- but #10 isn't a very important slot. That slot's previous occupant Hou Yifan isn't #1 even in China alone; Shen Yang tops her but didn't make this latest list because of a limited and inconsistent sample of adult-age pics.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:12 PM   #5972
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Oh yeah: Sopiko rose three spots exclusively due to wedding dubstep. GOAT.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:34 PM   #5973
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Still, worth going over if you want to feel like you have no idea about what's happening in a chess game for about 40 moves:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1821867
wtf
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:53 AM   #5974
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Just noticed that the Gashimov Memorial started.



Will be interesting to see if Harikrishna and Eljanov can become stable members of the supertournament circuit. Both participated in last month's Norway Chess, where Harikrishna had a solid showing and Eljanov got wrecked. Hou Yifan hasn't had her own breakthrough yet, but here is another opportunity. This is Karjakin's first major event since ducking Magnus winning the Candidates -- will be interesting to see what he brings out.
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:58 PM   #5975
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I'm eager to see if Caruana takes the candidate loss personally and goes after Karjakin. From what it seems, I doubt he will. But it'd be nice to see him really want this one simply to show up Karjakin.

Maybe even throw some shade on him at some point in the post game talking about how he isn't a duck.
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