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Old 09-14-2018, 10:51 PM   #6951
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Saw and noted his jump prior to the World Juniors. This is nuts though. Absurd heater.


Heater in a predominantly skill game.

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Old 09-16-2018, 06:03 PM   #6952
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fixt.

Also, "effective draw odds" is the craziest exaggeration I've heard in a while.
Not far from it. IIRC, Carlsen's never lost a tiebreaker match in his life
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:47 PM   #6953
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Not far from it. IIRC, Carlsen's never lost a tiebreaker match in his life


Here's where I normally say:

There's a first time for everything.

But we're talking about Magnus ****ing Carlsen here. So yeah, not gonna happen.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:05 AM   #6954
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Do people really think Magnus Carlsen has draw odds? Im a bit confused. Even if Caruana wins the tiebreaker 20% of the time that can easily be enough to be the difference between having a -EV bet a + EV bet.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:07 PM   #6955
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Not sure where to post this, so hopefully this is ok.

I am currently playing a live game on a board with a guy at work (probably averaging 2-3 moves a day). The board has been altered more than once. We have caught this each time based on memory, but I have also created a few snapshots to keep track of the position intermittently.

https://lichess.org/editor/r5k1/5pp1...1/2R1R1K1_w_Q_

I don't want to take notation by hand like I did as a kid.

Is there a site online that allows you to notate and save games as you progress through them, and comes with a board? Basically creating a database of games. Obviously free would be preferred.

I have been outside of the competitive chess world since Junior High (late '90s), so if this is an lol-worthy question, please bare with me.

Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:28 PM   #6956
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chess.com will do that - set up a game vs computer but choose human for both sides. There's an app so you can update it on your mobile as well.

Of course, if you both became members (it's free at the lowest tier), you can just play chess through chess.com instead. You can set up games however you like with several days for each move.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:53 PM   #6957
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Thanks, I'll use it to notate.

I knew we could play on chess.com, but it is fun having a few other people walk by the board and comment on it. Might also get a few other people to play against one another so I can be a spectator.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:35 PM   #6958
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imo lichess.org does this better, plus they have the better philosophy (free and open source, no ads using your bandwidth/hardware etc).

If you register on lichess, you will already be a "member on the highest tier" (because the highest tier is their only tier) and you'll have all features for free. Forever. (Feel free to donate to the site, but that's not required to have 100% of features).

Below is what lichess's founder had to say a few months back to someone asking how they can maintain such a service while being free. Of course they maintain it via donations. But their underlying philosophy is not to use you as a means to an end. Lichess also has a mobile app that adheres to the same philosophy.

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Thank you sir. We always have been free, and always will be.

More important, to my eyes, is that we never show any ads, we don't sell your data, and we don't track you.

Today I visited a famous chess server, and noticed their home page loads 900 kilobytes of ads and tracking.

That's data you load with your connection, code you execute on your computer, images you display on your screen. They use your hardware for their profit, to serve ads that influence you, and tracking that spies on you.

As a comparison the entire lichess homepage is 300 kilobytes. Including 0 bytes of ads and tracking.

So by visiting their homepage, you load three times lichess worth of code that works against you, not for you.

And to me that's more important than being free. We don't use you. You use lichess.

Cheers <3
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:39 PM   #6959
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Not sure where to post this, so hopefully this is ok.

I am currently playing a live game on a board with a guy at work (probably averaging 2-3 moves a day). The board has been altered more than once. We have caught this each time based on memory, but I have also created a few snapshots to keep track of the position intermittently.

Ask your boss to buy of these to hang on the wall:



https://www.houseofstaunton.com/blac...caAq5DEALw_wcB
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:42 PM   #6960
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That looks neat! My company is very cheap and would never go for that! If the chess playing caught on, I was thinking of getting one of these:


But if a board stashed away in the corner of an unused cubicle is getting messed with, I can't imagine what that would get.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:50 PM   #6961
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^^^That looks like the one that the Backyard Professor uses (who btw is back on YouTube after a long absence).

Seems like the ideal would be some kind of electronic board that can be reset to a stored position, though I have no idea if anyone makes something like that.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:58 PM   #6962
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Ah man, just got a huge nostalgia blast from that red and black hanging board. So many hours going over games, openings, etc. after school at chess club on one of those.
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:06 AM   #6963
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I'm a full time chess Coach in Australia. I use those many times on a daily basis
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:51 AM   #6964
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I'm a full time chess Coach in Australia. I use those many times on a daily basis
What would you estimate Alpha Zero's ELO at on the evidence we have so far?
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:34 PM   #6965
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I'd estimate about 3600
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:24 PM   #6966
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That's known. I mean I don't have the exact figure, but it's slightly stronger than Stockfish, so about 3500-3600.

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Old 12-12-2018, 06:23 PM   #6967
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Slightly stronger? Didn't it win a match like 155:6. It was a 1000 game match, so.. maybe that figures out to be closer than I thought, but...
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:04 PM   #6968
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That is slightly stronger. Its 58% performance. That translates to 60ish more elo points.
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:53 AM   #6969
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How are we getting Stockfish's rating?
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:55 PM   #6970
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Magnus rapping: https://youtu.be/ahtbecpKtOg?t=382

Actually pretty, pretty good.
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:04 PM   #6971
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Nice
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:54 PM   #6972
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Nice
You realize your own comment ruined that, right? It's a quantum-like situation where observing something alters it.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:56 PM   #6973
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Magnus rapping: https://youtu.be/ahtbecpKtOg?t=382

Actually pretty, pretty good.
Scientists have yet to discover something Magnus isn't good at.
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:09 PM   #6974
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Magnus rapping: https://youtu.be/ahtbecpKtOg?t=382

Actually pretty, pretty good.
This is such an amazing song. Unfortunately it's so Norwegian it can't really be translated well because almost every line has a reference that would need to be explained to anyone who haven't grown up in Norway.

However - the title "Who stole the Spenol?" is asking the question of who stole a bottle of Spenol. Spenol is a Norwegian skin cream - while it was first used by the girls who would take care of cows to moisten their udders before milking, it was since discovered that such frequent use made the hands of those girls very soft and moisturized so it's now sold as a cheap (and actually very good) skin moisturizer.

Since it's so cheap, available and something you can keep in your house without raising suspicion, it's also well know (though we obv don't talk about it), that it's used as lotion when boys and men need some lotion for certain other activities.

So the song is about finding the guy who stole someone's bottle of Spenol (which is about as low as you can go, really). Luckily Magnus comes in at the end and solves the mystery so there's a happy ending.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:19 PM   #6975
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"Associated Performer, Vocals: Ice Lube"
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