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Old 10-04-2019, 10:42 AM   #7151
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Congrats to the world's best amateur player - Radjabov!

Belated congrats to Giri who gets to play the Candidates!

Also congrats to MVL since Radjabov says he doesn't want to play the Candidates!

Also congrats to Ding who is the best player not named Magnus right now!

Also congrats to Magnus for doing commentary so much!

It will be interesting to see who goes crazy in the next Candidates. Kramnik was last time, Topalov the time before that. But so far for this one there doesn't really seem to be anyone. Sure some will fold under immense pressure or have a bad tournament, but it's hard to imagine Radjabov going crazy or not preparing if he does decide to play.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:52 AM   #7152
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Ding's dejection at the press conference reminds me of Tim Duncan after losing to the Heat.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:09 PM   #7153
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After just two rounds, the Grand Swiss is down to only five perfect scores. Gonna be real interesting to see how this all shakes out as it progresses.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:08 PM   #7154
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Jerry analyzes Tony Romo playing blitz against a GM

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Old 11-01-2019, 05:28 PM   #7155
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So.....

Apparently Magnus is just second-rate without preparation.
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:55 PM   #7156
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Yeah he went on complete monkey tilt haha
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Old 11-24-2019, 06:22 AM   #7157
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Jen Shadade and Maurice Ashley are complete garbage and ruin everything they touch. Has Mr Ashley ever commentated without the engine??
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Old 11-24-2019, 11:06 PM   #7158
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We've had this discussion before, but yeah, both are polarizing. I'm fine with Ashley. For some reason I just like the dude. But holy ****, when Svidler is eloquently (in his non-native English, mind you) analyzing an interesting line and Shahade interrupts him to comment on the colour of Aronian's shirt (or whatever arbitrary nothingness her brain produces at any given moment), I'm praying for her to get pregnant again or something. Oh, what a joy St. Louis broadcasts were during her first one.

And her voice is giving me cancer.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:01 PM   #7159
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Yeah I can't get enough of Peter - his (and Jan's and Magnus') chess 24 banter blitz is like crack
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:10 AM   #7160
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This is my new Favourite rage message I've recieved from an opponent.

anyone else have a favourite rage message they have recieved?


It says:

"Learn your lesson. I will ALWAYS take your pieces. I don't give a f*ck if I get mated. I will ALWAYS take your pieces.

Do it again, and I will take your pieces again. You understand me f*ckface?

Remember my name you piece of sh*t."

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Old 12-29-2019, 06:15 PM   #7161
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

A bit off topic, but with Magnus using stuff Alphazero discovered to crush žn the current world championships, I started looking into it and found the documentary 'AlphaGo' on Netflix.

It's a really good and interesting documentary (highly recommended to anyone with any interest in AI and games) and it also made me curious about Go which I've never played.

So - does anyone here play go? Do you have any recommendations for sites to play online? (I found https://online-go.com/ but not sure if that's a good one?).

Also - any recommendations for good go-tutorials (youtube or otherwise)?
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:51 PM   #7162
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(Warning: extremely low content ahead)

Finally broke 20 on Puzzle Rush. Look out Magnus, I'm comin' for ya!
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:23 PM   #7163
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:08 AM   #7164
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The commentators are not very impressed with the level of play in the women's world championship
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Old 01-12-2020, 07:13 AM   #7165
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Wijk aan Zee is on since yesterday. Great quality of play. Great quality of commentary (Jan + Peter).
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:17 PM   #7166
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Wijk aan Zee is on since yesterday. Great quality of play. Great quality of commentary (Jan + Peter).
Yep completely agree. These two together are great.
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:06 AM   #7167
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Dumb question: how is Nigel Short, vocal critic of females in chess, commentating the women's world championship?
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:13 AM   #7168
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Hou Yifan has absolutely no time for this idiot
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:14 AM   #7169
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being a vp of fide prob helps
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:33 AM   #7170
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Interesting discussion about stalemate: should it be a draw or a loss? Nigel thinks it should be a loss and is incredulous that it isn't. He likens it to a wrestling match - if you pin your opponent and he can't move whatsoever it's a tie in chess (stalemate), but if he can move only his pinkie it's a win.
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:37 AM   #7171
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Lol now Nigel trying to troll Hou with the "hey what if guys want to change to girls to compete against them to win all their prize money"
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:13 AM   #7172
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I never knew this. Things make a little more sense now...
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:14 AM   #7173
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Yeah, Short is a bellend, that's nothing new. And no, stalemate should not be a loss. That's the most ridiculous rule change suggestion ever. It would instantly make playing out many, many endgames futile, i.e. it would reduce the game's strategic depth. Why the hell would you want to do that?
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:10 AM   #7174
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Having not followed the stalemate win/loss debate - how does one even argue for who should get the win in a stalemate?

Why should the guy delivering a stalemate get the win over the guy getting stalemated or vice versa? Either party could be up on material (unless that's used as a decider?) and I don't see how one can argue that delivering a stalemate requires more skill than avoiding to do so.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:28 PM   #7175
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It wasn't really much of a debate - it was Nigel saying it with no real rationale for it and Hou doing a triple take and being like "ummmm what are you talking about the game would be completely broken".
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