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Old 04-19-2020, 05:10 PM   #7276
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Chess24 is such a garbage platform holy ****
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Old 04-19-2020, 07:09 PM   #7277
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Chess24 is such a garbage platform holy ****

My thoughts exactly. They should’ve took 100k of the 250k prizepool to improve it.

Also all their hoodies look stupid af. Yeah let me order a hoodie that says “Alireza is the Future” so 99% of people who see me think I’m some Islam extremist.
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Old 04-20-2020, 08:06 PM   #7278
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My thoughts exactly. They should’ve took 100k of the 250k prizepool to improve it.

Also all their hoodies look stupid af. Yeah let me order a hoodie that says “Alireza is the Future” so 99% of people who see me think I’m some Islam extremist.
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:00 AM   #7279
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Old 04-26-2020, 07:21 AM   #7280
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Anish Giri is literally being sacrificed to the gods today.
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Old 05-01-2020, 02:52 PM   #7281
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Do physical chess boards exist which can be used to play online? I'm having difficulty finding anything on Google through the morass of advertising and spam for online-only services and offline-only chess board retailers.
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:33 PM   #7282
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Naka proving he is really the world's elite at this fast chess stuff.
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:01 PM   #7283
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^ I thought we already knew that.
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Old 05-01-2020, 07:39 PM   #7284
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I haven't found a board to play online with that I'd trust enough to spend a few hundo on. There was one brand that recently started advertising but there were several inconsistencies with who they were and whether the product worked
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Old 05-02-2020, 12:46 PM   #7285
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but there were several inconsistencies with who they were and whether the product worked
That's putting it mildly.

There's a high probability it was an outright attempt at a crowdfunding scam.
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Old 05-03-2020, 03:00 PM   #7286
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The square off chess boards (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...obotics-and-ai) seems to be legit. Although no idea when they will actually start shipping since the development of these boards was based in China.
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:18 PM   #7287
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We need to have a tournament where there are 3 events to determine who the real champion is. The 3 events will be:

1. Classical chess (FIDE rules of tournament chess)

2. Magic: The Gathering standard format (WotC sanctioned tournament rules for Standard)

3. No limit Texas Hold 'Em (same rules as the Main Event at WSOP)

All of those 3 tournaments listed above at the same event!!!
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Old 05-13-2020, 12:13 AM   #7288
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We need to have a tournament where there are 3 events to determine who the real champion is. The 3 events will be:

1. Classical chess (FIDE rules of tournament chess)

2. Magic: The Gathering standard format (WotC sanctioned tournament rules for Standard)

3. No limit Texas Hold 'Em (same rules as the Main Event at WSOP)

All of those 3 tournaments listed above at the same event!!!
1. What time control?
2. Haven't played standard since Theros - origins
3. Fair
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:24 PM   #7289
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Carlsen Chess Tour is much better than the GCT. I like the consistency of the schedule.
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Old 06-11-2020, 12:06 PM   #7290
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I also don't want to get into a big discussion but there certainly is luck and variance in chess.
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There is luck in chess. If you moved a piece 12 moves ago and it so happens to be supporting a rank which you didn't intend it to. You got lucky. It's insane to think every single move you come up with, is deliberately going to effect every path of the tree of all moves in a chess board.
But the human brain can't do that. Professionals do it on a much, much smaller scale. And sometimes they get lucky, one of their pawns is blocking a bishop 20 moves in advance.

By your logic, Bo7s will be useless, as it's entirely skill and the next 6 games will be obsolete.
Anyone have thoughts on this subject? Curious....
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:56 AM   #7291
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Anyone have thoughts on this subject? Curious....
Here's my reply to you in that thread:

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Since you asked nicely:

First off if both players evaluate a position as "unclear" then basically anything can happen within reason (win/loss/draw are all more or less equally valid) and there is an element of chance with the result. I've heard top players talk about this in videos on chess.com / youtube.

There is also something called "trends" in chess, that GM Jonathan Rowson talked briefly about in his book 7 Deadly Chess Sins. That one side could have the initiative and be making progress and then suddenly for no apparent reason he runs out of good moves / moves that make tangible progress and then it's a sharp turn for the other side and he/she makes progress. The other side now has the advantage and it's a peculiar thing that has been described as "getting lucky" by strong players that again I've heard on chess.com / youtube videos.

Also there are things like you study the Sicilian (A very popular and counter-attacking defense to 1. e4) for XX hours in preparation for your upcoming chess events and in the next 5 tournaments no one plays 1. e4 vs you.
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Old 06-12-2020, 04:26 AM   #7292
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There is no winning in chess. Perfect chess between to players is always a draw.

You don't win in chess. Your opponent loses in chess. Chess is a long waiting game. Whoever makes the 1st mistake, loses.
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:52 AM   #7293
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Whoever makes the 1st mistake, loses.
This is wrong.
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:21 PM   #7294
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The saying is "whoever makes the second-to-last mistake wins".
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Old 06-13-2020, 02:33 AM   #7295
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The saying is "whoever makes the second-to-last mistake wins".
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:27 PM   #7296
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I rather be the one who makes the last mistake than the first one (!). The Sveshnikov got busted (!) and he still continued to play it (though it did well with white !?); a miracle (!) he won this match, what a luckbox (!!), as he so often is (!), making me to wonder if there is some cheating going on (?).
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:38 AM   #7297
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Do physical chess boards exist which can be used to play online? I'm having difficulty finding anything on Google through the morass of advertising and spam for online-only services and offline-only chess board retailers.
Yes, it connects to chess.com - I have no other leads for you I saw it in a sharper image type store at the mall back when people were allowed to go places
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:51 AM   #7298
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I saw an ad for a board that moves pieces automatically and connects to chess . com.
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:32 AM   #7299
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Wolfy pop-in to record Giri winning a match by making seven draws.
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:43 PM   #7300
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