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Old 05-24-2018, 07:06 PM   #6801
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Yes, outside things can introduce chance to the game, but the game itself doesn't introduce any. That's the key imo.


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Old 05-25-2018, 02:48 AM   #6802
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Obviously if one introduces stuff like "you could have a heart attack and be unable to continue" then everything is luck/chance.

That's not what's meant when one measures luck/chance in games though - it's a theoretical debate based on perfect play. That we can't play a game perfectly does not mean it's a game of chance.
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:07 AM   #6803
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Amen!

Why is this even a discussion?
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:15 AM   #6804
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Does anybody still play on FICS?

I have not played since 2011 and looking to start again. I used to play with Winboard, however the latest version (4.9) does not seem to connect to the server. I also tried Jin, but it does not seem to have premove and is overall rather slow.

I most play 1 0 and am a roughly 2300 player, so the interface being fast is a primary consideration. Does anyone have a link for a version of Winboard or some other software that would work in that respect?

Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:17 AM   #6805
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Any reason you want to play on FICS in particular? Lichess is better in every respect. Not sure if you have a reason to want to play FICS or simply don't know about lichess.
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:56 PM   #6806
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Any reason you want to play on FICS in particular? Lichess is better in every respect. Not sure if you have a reason to want to play FICS or simply don't know about lichess.
I enjoy playing using Poker Interfaces rather than via a browser. For example, ICC with Blitzin or FICS when I used to play with Winboard.

Plus, I know some of the players who I used to play on FICS with back in the day (2200+ lightning player pool is pretty small there) and would enjoy playing some more 20+ game series with them. Plus, I do wanna win the Lightning Championship for ****s and giggles :-) http://freechess.wixsite.com/championships/lightning

In other words no real reason, I just feel like it lol

So, could someone who still plays there help me out with an interface?
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:42 AM   #6807
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Try this one for FICS

http://www.babaschess.net/
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Old 06-04-2018, 03:58 AM   #6808
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That's why you don't play in an open tournament right after a grueling Wch match:

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Old 06-04-2018, 12:42 PM   #6809
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I will make a note note to do that!
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:16 AM   #6810
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I will make a note note to do that!
Well, you missed it this year, but can make plans for the next year

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Old 06-05-2018, 07:50 AM   #6811
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Ooo, we can all make plans!
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:51 AM   #6812
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A couple more tournaments and I shall join you in the U-2300 section :]

Starting with this one:

http://chess-results.com/tnr341386.aspx?lan=1

So far completely no time to prepare, just solving tactics every second I can, and hope that my thirst for tournament chess will somehow yield at least a non-shameful performance.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:50 PM   #6813
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So your rating is still at an all-time high but you are expecting a -30 rating drop? Sounds like a great plan!
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:18 AM   #6814
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Actually all time high was 2420, already donked some off
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:11 AM   #6815
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Ooo, that is a pretty nice high, though.

And you need, what, 1 more IM norm to seal the deal?
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:40 PM   #6816
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Yep, one more norm needed. That's the only reason I am playing, we don't have tournaments of such caliber in Lithuania often where it is possible to score a norm. Well, except that I am under prepared and can only dream of the the norm, but hey, until the tournament is over one can hope right
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:49 PM   #6817
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Well, it will be quite fun to sweat!
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:08 AM   #6818
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After a year and a half out of tournaments, I found a small one day event this weekend to play (G/55+5sec, 4 rounds in one day). Elected to register and discovered I'm the top seed. Massive rating punt seems likely.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:01 PM   #6819
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You guys need to play near me so I can be the recipient of some of that.
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:44 PM   #6820
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

how should i feel about Mamed admitting to pre-arranging games?
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:00 PM   #6821
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how should i feel about Mamed admitting to pre-arranging games?


I could've swore a Karjakin vs Mamed game in the Candidates was a pre-arranged draw.

You should feel outraged.

This is a chess professional at the highest level who is doing this BS.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:38 PM   #6822
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We should all feel better about Kramnik! The only elite Eastern Europe/Russian player who doesn't do it. Although maybe he did a long time ago. My guess is that it's an artifact from USSR that still hasn't quite died out. Maybe the next generation will be more or less completely free from it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:07 AM   #6823
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After a year and a half out of tournaments, I found a small one day event this weekend to play (G/55+5sec, 4 rounds in one day). Elected to register and discovered I'm the top seed. Massive rating punt seems likely.
Beat a 1650, beat an 1850, lost to a 2000, decided I'd rather enjoy the summer sun and dropped out.

Also had a rather embarrassing moment in the game vs the 1850, where I began as white with:

1.e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. f4 Qa5, and somehow failed to notice the threat, playing 5. Nf3 only to be shocked by 5...Nxe4. Still won, but my lord.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:48 PM   #6824
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Beat 2526 GM in Round 1 of the zonal. Let's go boys!
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:56 PM   #6825
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Beat 2526 GM in Round 1 of the zonal. Let's go boys!
[ ] jettisoning rating points
[X] killing it
[X] gogogo
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