Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Chess and Other Board Games Discussion of chess and other board game strategy.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2019, 12:34 PM   #7051
TimTimSalabim
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
TimTimSalabim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Winning
Posts: 13,634
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Was he ever really gone though?
TimTimSalabim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 03:15 PM   #7052
The Yugoslavian
STTF HUC II Winner
 
The Yugoslavian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 24,539
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugar Nut View Post
Vincent Keymer will put him in his place in the GRENKE Classics coming up.
Lol. Nice, that would be amazing. It's the Iranians and then the Indians who are coming, though.
The Yugoslavian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 04:30 PM   #7053
Sugar Nut
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Sugar Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Du fangst dia glei a Kowatschn!
Posts: 20,094
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

And the German! We only need one!
Sugar Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 08:33 PM   #7054
The Yugoslavian
STTF HUC II Winner
 
The Yugoslavian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 24,539
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

The Indians seem unreal though. They all play infinite chess. Same with Iranians. Keymer lives the good life, going to school, hanging out with Leko talking about chess instead of playing it.
The Yugoslavian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 08:51 PM   #7055
Sugar Nut
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Sugar Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Du fangst dia glei a Kowatschn!
Posts: 20,094
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Yeah, I'm obviously not serious. In all likelihood he's going to get roflstomped, but it will be a great learning experience for him.
Sugar Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 09:46 AM   #7056
lastcardcharlie
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
lastcardcharlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: It's all too beautiful
Posts: 8,240
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

lastcardcharlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 12:40 PM   #7057
Melkerson
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,250
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Here's a silly question that I spent some time thinking about the other day. Let's say you have two equal strength GMs playing a game, but white's first move must be h3. Who is the favorite in this game?

What happens if we change it to two 1600 players?

What happens if we say the first white move must be a3 instead of h3?
Melkerson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 12:43 PM   #7058
All-inMcLovin
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
All-inMcLovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: FLOP SO HARD POPOVICH WANNA SIGN ME
Posts: 27,497
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faustfan View Post
Carlsen wins Shamkir with 7/9 and a near 3000 perfomance. Is he really back or just on a heater?


Mr. Pimp Lotion has backhanded the world *** Chess Low Content Thread ***.
All-inMcLovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 01:06 PM   #7059
jalfrezi
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
jalfrezi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Long gone, long long gone
Posts: 9,445
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melkerson View Post
Here's a silly question that I spent some time thinking about the other day. Let's say you have two equal strength GMs playing a game, but white's first move must be h3. Who is the favorite in this game?

What happens if we change it to two 1600 players?

What happens if we say the first white move must be a3 instead of h3?
I'm not a highly rated player but I'll guess a) draw b) draw c) draw d) draw
jalfrezi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 01:19 PM   #7060
Louis Cyphre
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Louis Cyphre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Porada Ninfu, Lampukistan
Posts: 11,025
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Not highly rated either.

a3/h3 can be useful or a weakness. A GM might be able to stir the opening where it is the former. Between two 1600 players it won't matter much I guess.
Either way black should be slightly favored now as that player is making the actual opening move.
Louis Cyphre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2019, 01:30 PM   #7061
TimM
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
TimM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 9,220
Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melkerson View Post
Here's a silly question that I spent some time thinking about the other day. Let's say you have two equal strength GMs playing a game, but white's first move must be h3. Who is the favorite in this game?

What happens if we change it to two 1600 players?

What happens if we say the first white move must be a3 instead of h3?
Both of these are equivalent to "What if black's h7(a7) pawn started on h6(a6)?"

I prefer to look at it this way, since we are so used to white starting with an advantage in practical play, it's easy to be biased.

I think the pawn on a6 improves black's chances, since it's such a common move in many defenses, and to be given that as a free tempo has to help. Someone once said the Ruy Lopez is so strong black should start with a pawn on a6. But does it swing the advantage to black? I doubt it.

Starting with a pawn on h6 might be worse than having on h7, since many defenses rely on kingside castling, and white may be able to steer into lines where this is a serious weakness.
TimM is online now   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online