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Old 06-02-2019, 04:11 PM   #7076
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Everything is the same, just mirrored horizontally as you expected. Only complication is that your brain might not recognize the patterns as efficiently!
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:21 PM   #7077
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Yeah I think everything is basically the same but reversed.

It would tilt me no end though.
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:02 PM   #7078
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Could you label the starting spaces with a letter (R/K/B/K/Q) so that they set up the pieces correctly?

Think of it as good graffiti.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:39 PM   #7079
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

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It would tilt me no end though.
I feel like this could be an upside in a sense. Like a fun braintwister. Also I'll probably be better than most random people I might play against (if I ever find someone I'm not better than, they'll probably want to reset the board correctly first anyway) so I can kind of think of it as a handicap maybe?
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:22 PM   #7080
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If you play anyone where this will matter (e.g. you won't just stomp them right away and confusion over your repertoire might actually matter) then you'll both want to set them up correctly.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:11 PM   #7081
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2900 watch back on? Carlsen has been GOATING since the world championship match lol
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:29 PM   #7082
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2900 watch back on? Carlsen has been GOATING since the world championship match lol


Itís all due to his scraggly scruffy man beard *** Chess Low Content Thread ***.
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:41 AM   #7083
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:25 PM   #7084
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2900 watch back on? Carlsen has been GOATING since the world championship match lol
I'm certainly watching, but those last 20 points are the hardest. Look at this current tournament. He's scored +4 through 10 rounds, against as tough of a field as he can realistically expect to face, and only gained 6 rating points. I'd bet against him hitting 2900 (published *or* live rating) in the next year. It will be a lot of fun to see if he can prove me wrong though and I'm certainly paying attention to every game he plays.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:15 PM   #7085
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low content question not worth a thread , do you guys ever find it difficult to go from playing chess to playing poker.

i use chess purely for fun usually when i know im not in a condition to play poker . im currently seeing how high i can climb without any study or input. i was a 300 lol now im at 1600 ( still dont know the names of all the pieces) over the course of like two years solely playing for fun.

ive been playing allot more chess but ive noticed when i go to play poker immediately after im playing super agro and almost feel the need to go tit for tat like i would in chess. for my self i think its really bad to play chess before a poker session. wonder if anyone experiences the same.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:40 AM   #7086
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I assume you're playing blitz or bullet? Well, even after a 3+ hour game I'm super wired. I didn't play chess when I used to play poker but I can imagine I'd need a break between them. How about trying a 10 minute meditation after a chess session and then starting the poker session?
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Old 07-19-2019, 01:36 AM   #7087
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yeah blitz and bullet , ive been getting into yoga and trying out meditation. running helps for sure. ill have to give meditation a shot.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:53 AM   #7088
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The main thing I'd recommend is a nice calm break in between no matter what you do. Or just play poker and then chess afterwards.
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:41 PM   #7089
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:42 AM   #7090
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Firouzja just crossed 2700 in the live rating list, age 16. Wei Yi is 4 years older and 2727, so I guess its time to discard the old superprodigy for the new one
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:24 PM   #7091
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I remember when Yi used to be good.

Played 10m blitz on chess.com, destroyed a Dragon and had a mate in 12 and missed it, [who am I, Kasparov?] what's worse missed the simple follow-up check after the wrong Knight check and still had a won game before throwing it away.

I hate blitz.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:47 AM   #7092
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10 minutes is pretty much correspondence chess
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:07 AM   #7093
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Sinquefield cup starts tomorrow.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:28 AM   #7094
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11 of 12 draws heading into round 3. maybe another 5 today? aronian vs anand seems decisive.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:29 AM   #7095
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Lots of draws so far, but cannot really say that it has been dull. A decent amount of enterprising and good quality chess, so the decisive results should start sooner or later
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:41 PM   #7096
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Magnus +290 feels right
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:35 AM   #7097
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If betting on Magnus is wrong.

Then well I donít wanna be right.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:48 PM   #7098
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Hi low content friends. I'm looking for a line to play in some sort of Indian defence, or maybe the Grunfeld.

Against London system-esque openings I play a setup with g6, d6 and a Nf6-d7 manoeuvre with the aim of playing e5 and maybe f5, which I like. I've been playing the Budapest against 2. c4 but I kind of hate it. Looking for something else.

I generally find symmetrical pawn structures about as interesting as watching paint dry and while I don't mind positional play, I also find cramped positions annoying. Also prefer not to trade down into endgames on like move 10. I've never seriously played any Indians or the Grunfeld and I never open d4 myself so I'm pretty unfamiliar with that whole world.

I don't mind learning some theory but only if it's going to do me some good, like I don't want to have to be remembering mountains of theory while my opponent can play whatever they like and get an easy game.

On lichess blitz (which is more or less all I play) my rating is currently 1840. Any recommendations?

Edit: Other things I play - with White 1. e4 and the Smith-Morra vs c5, the Vienna Game/Vienna Gambit vs e5, Advance Caro-Kann, 3. c4 and gambiting f3 vs the French. With Black the Qa5 Scandinavian against 1. e4, which I also don't love but don't have anything better. Occasionally throw the Latvian in when I'm feeling suicidal.

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Old 08-22-2019, 12:47 PM   #7099
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The Grunfeld might be a good choice if you're into those sharp openings. There can be a lot of theory but there are also ways to cut down on it. The main problem is the sheer number of different lines white can play against it. And some Grunfelds do lead to quick endgames, but that probably depends on Black's choices as well.

I still don't have a good answer to the London myself. If White wants to try to bore you to death there's not a lot you can do about it.

Some books/videos I liked:

https://www.amazon.com/Understanding.../dp/1901983099

^ check out this one first if nothing else, since it covers all the main ideas very well. Then if you like the opening you can refine and update the repertoire as needed.

https://www.amazon.com/Safest-Grunfe.../dp/9548782812

This video has a lower theory approach, I don't like every variation he chooses but I use some of it:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/foxy26
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:40 PM   #7100
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That Ding-Giri game was pretty nice. At least to a patzer like me. Gonna see if I can find a youtube somewhere that breaks it down.
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