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Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:49 am

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JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Cut him some slack. He's down a pawn in the end game.


It's a close game lol.

Draw offer and resignation 5 moves later?

:nono:


Worth a shot at least. I didn't want to extend the game for no reason.

Btw, the chess app has a chat feature. I seriously doubt anyone cares about the events of our games...
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:55 am

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It's a close game lol.

Draw offer and resignation 5 moves later?

:nono:


Worth a shot at least. I didn't want to extend the game for no reason.

Btw, the chess app has a chat feature. I seriously doubt anyone cares about the events of our games...

I saw you were messaging me, but when I tried to read what you said, it took me to an ad for a profit University, and I still can't find the chats. (This app is trash) Apart from your third move, you definitely punched above your weight class that game. I'm not bad at this chess thingy.
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Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Rob » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:01 am

What chess app are you guys using? I usually play through lichess.
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Postby Regular Show » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:01 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
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JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Draw offer and resignation 5 moves later?

:nono:


Worth a shot at least. I didn't want to extend the game for no reason.

Btw, the chess app has a chat feature. I seriously doubt anyone cares about the events of our games...

I saw you were messaging me, but when I tried to read what you said, it took me to an ad for a profit University, and I still can't find the chats. (This app is trash) Apart from your third move, you definitely punched above your weight class that game. I'm not bad at this chess thingy.


Well, I'm a little rusty... Made a bad move early on, but recovered.

GG

Take it to PMs from here though. Again, no one cares about Chess here lol.
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Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:04 am

Rob wrote:What chess app are you guys using? I usually play through lichess.


Chess Time
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:04 am

Rob wrote:What chess app are you guys using? I usually play through lichess.

We're using Chess Time, which I'd never heard of before. I play on chess.com and lichess, most of the time. Limehouse on lichess and Limehouse2 on chess.com.
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Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Rob » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:35 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Rob wrote:What chess app are you guys using? I usually play through lichess.

We're using Chess Time, which I'd never heard of before. I play on chess.com and lichess, most of the time. Limehouse on lichess and Limehouse2 on chess.com.


Cubbieblue66 on lichess.

I just pulled your profile and holy hell are you better than me. I just started learning last year.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:48 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Heading to the other side of the sports spectrum:

https://www.newyorker.com/sports/sporting-scene/the-chess-world-finally-pauses-for-the-coronavirus


You can't take serious competitive chess online because they'll all cheat. Every last one of them will cheat. There's not a dude over 2700 who wouldn't be running Stockfish on three phones at once. Nakamura would probably forget to deny it.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:50 am

Chess is kind of a miserable social game because small different skills makes the game completely lopsided. I'm going to absolutely mop the floor with 99% of people, get horsewhipped by 0.5%, and have a good fun time with the other .5%.
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Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Rob » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:04 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Chess is kind of a miserable social game because small different skills makes the game completely lopsided. I'm going to absolutely mop the floor with 99% of people, get horsewhipped by 0.5%, and have a good fun time with the other .5%.


Try getting drunk with a friend and playing. Winner has to chug. It equalizes skill levels pretty quickly.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:06 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Chess is kind of a miserable social game because small different skills makes the game completely lopsided. I'm going to absolutely mop the floor with 99% of people, get horsewhipped by 0.5%, and have a good fun time with the other .5%.

There's a decent chance I'm in one of those .5%. We should play. Regular show is at least a good 500 points below me, but it was a good game. I had a big advantage after 3 moves...but I might have been losing at one point toward the end of the middle game.

And as far as doing online chess at the top level...just live stream it over a board with spectators at both locations. No easier or harder to cheat like that than it is in person. Die hards will b1tch about not being face to face but they can cry in their stale beers.
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Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:10 am

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Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Chess is kind of a miserable social game because small different skills makes the game completely lopsided. I'm going to absolutely mop the floor with 99% of people, get horsewhipped by 0.5%, and have a good fun time with the other .5%.


Try getting drunk with a friend and playing. Winner has to chug. It equalizes skill levels pretty quickly.

One of my coworker's husband is a national master, and we play whenever we hang out together. Peer pressure and wine bottles have definitely tilted the overall results closer to even than they would be otherwise. He tries to get my daughters to distract me, but having them move the pieces for me is actually a pretty good "last check" mechanism.
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Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:16 am

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Rob wrote:What chess app are you guys using? I usually play through lichess.

We're using Chess Time, which I'd never heard of before. I play on chess.com and lichess, most of the time. Limehouse on lichess and Limehouse2 on chess.com.


Cubbieblue66 on lichess.

I just pulled your profile and holy hell are you better than me. I just started learning last year.

Lessons are always free. I'm a bit of a speed chess slob and I play bullsh1t openings to drag actually good players into murky waters. If you are wanting to get into it, "My System" by Nimzowitch is the nuts. Get it.
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Postby weis21 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:05 am

i thought i really missed sports. i've never wanted sports back more than now. to simply derail this thread.

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weis21 wrote:i thought i really missed sports. i've never wanted sports back more than now. to simply derail this thread.

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Seriously, what are you talking about lol? You do know you don't have to post in threads if you don't care about whatever is being discussed in said thread...
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:18 am

weis21 wrote:i thought i really missed sports. i've never wanted sports back more than now. to simply derail this thread.

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Waiting 4 days after any posts and wishing for a "derailment."

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:18 pm

weis21 wrote:i thought i really missed sports. i've never wanted sports back more than now. to simply derail this thread.

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Postby weis21 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:58 am

Jesus God it was a horsefeathering joke calm down people
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:49 pm

I'm just happy I got to bust out a sweet Chess reference.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:40 pm

weis21 wrote:Jesus God it was a horsefeathering joke calm down people

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Postby Regular Show » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:06 pm

We don't need to pile on weis21.

He's a good dude. It was a bad joke and a bad post... and then a bad response lol.

Some posters do legit "derail threads" here with stupid banter -- they're the ones that deserve our collective scorn and ridicule.
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Re: General Other Sports Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:49 am

Ok, so back to chess, since we had talked about how awesome/horrible a high profile online chess tournament would be.

i give you, the Magnus Carlsen Invitation!

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/magnus-carlsen-invitational-line-up-revealed
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Tyson vs. Douglas is on ESPN right now. I still marvel at how the hell that fight went down the way it did
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