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#1 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio
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#2 Edited by killerforhire (7055 posts) - - Show Bio

I do, not very good at it but I play.

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#3 Posted by just_banter (11062 posts) - - Show Bio

M8, I'm a master of the craft.

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#4 Edited by GIliad_ (5171 posts) - - Show Bio

I have played for quite a while, I won a school tournament in Germany but besides that I didn't endulge in the competitive scene much

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#5 Posted by Nerise (753 posts) - - Show Bio

What a dork

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#6 Posted by depinhom (12031 posts) - - Show Bio

I love chess.

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#7 Edited by ClassicRainbow (378 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to love chess. Now i rarely play.

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#8 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

I created this thread so anyone can post anything that is related to chess. I also created this thread, so I can post tips that can help those who wants to improve.

Queen vs pawn near promotion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCwZAw8m85A

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#9 Posted by Deathstroke52 (6996 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to play chess a lot. I recently got back into it but I still need to re-learn more about where you can and can't move with some pieces.

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#10 Posted by Vermillion0831 (6987 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to play chess a lot. Never did it competitively though. It's a fun game.

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#11 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathstroke52 said:

I used to play chess a lot. I recently got back into it but I still need to re-learn more about where you can and can't move with some pieces.

I posted in my first post introduction to chess. Here is a tutorial on how pieces move.

http://www.chesscorner.com/tutorial/learn.htm

https://www.chess.com/learn-how-to-play-chess

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#12 Posted by Deathstroke52 (6996 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathstroke52 said:

I used to play chess a lot. I recently got back into it but I still need to re-learn more about where you can and can't move with some pieces.

I posted in my first post introduction to chess. Here is a tutorial on how pieces move.

http://www.chesscorner.com/tutorial/learn.htm

https://www.chess.com/learn-how-to-play-chess

Thanks

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#13 Posted by Jucaslucasa (7535 posts) - - Show Bio

I once won the third place in a chess competition at school.

There were only 4 people, but still.

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#14 Posted by cpt_nice (9222 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to play competitively. Never got first place or anything, but I am pretty proficient. I still like it, but not as much as I used to. When I started playing complex boardgames and rpg's like dnd, Chess kinda just seemed too 'simple'.

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#15 Posted by NaturallyGifted (808 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

@cpt_nice said:

I used to play competitively. Never got first place or anything, but I am pretty proficient. I still like it, but not as much as I used to. When I started playing complex boardgames and rpg's like dnd, Chess kinda just seemed too 'simple'.

Chess is not a simple game. It is a deep great game that even masters are still trying to improve on it.

There are chess concepts like positional sacrifices, bad bishop,prophylaxis, lucena position, philidor position, principle of two weakness, weak square etc.

There are also various pawn structures in chess. In each structure, there are different kind of plans. There are also many endgame positions, motifs etc. This is just scratching the surface.

@naturallygifted

Jambyvedar is just a nickname. Magnus Carlsen is the current world chess champion.

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#17 Edited by righteous300 (3677 posts) - - Show Bio

Use to do a lot of tournaments in middle and high school. Now I barely even think about chess

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#18 Posted by cpt_nice (9222 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

@cpt_nice said:

@jambyvedar: I know all that.

I doubt that. And knowing and applying/mastering are two different things. What is your FIDE rating? Or do you have an online rating? Even grand masters have not fully mastered some things on chess. Sorry, but joining school tournaments is not enough credential.

I have a nephew who is not really that good wining a school tournament.

Have you read chess books like My System or Dvoretsky books? There are also these complex rook endgames that even grand masters commit mistake on it.

There is also tactical/calculating ability. It is very common to see from starting up players tactical blunders like dropping a piece or missing tactical shots.

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#20 Posted by cpt_nice (9222 posts) - - Show Bio

@jambyvedar:

I never said I am a master, faaaaaar from it actually, and I never implied I cared about credentials. I just said I was proficient and aware of the terms you mentioned. And when I was talking about complexity, if you look very closely, you will see I used air quotes, implying I never said Chess isn't complicated at all. It isn't complicated in the sense that dnd is complicated, or a game like Dominion. Complexity in Chess comes forth out of the seemingly simple rules (with their only being 6 different pieces which have a very specific way of moving), but the complexity lies in the billions upon billions of ways a game can play out.

Anyway, I honestly don't care about your opinion and I can do without the hostility and the general superiority complex you seem to be struggling with. Good day.

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#21 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

@cpt_nice said:

@jambyvedar:

I never said I am a master, faaaaaar from it actually, and I never implied I cared about credentials. I just said I was proficient and aware of the terms you mentioned. And when I was talking about complexity, if you look very closely, you will see I used air quotes, implying I never said Chess isn't complicated at all. It isn't complicated in the sense that dnd is complicated, or a game like Dominion. Complexity in Chess comes forth out of the seemingly simple rules (with their only being 6 different pieces which have a very specific way of moving), but the complexity lies in the billions upon billions of ways a game can play out.

Anyway, I honestly don't care about your opinion and I can do without the hostility and the general superiority complex you seem to be struggling with. Good day.

What I stated is not opinion. Perhaps a bit more clarity in your wordings will not lead to this misunderstanding. Yes the rules of chess are simple. Easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master(as one master told).

I am not portraying superiority complex to you . I am just posting clarifications because from your previous post it implies that chess is simple(not true).I have not played chess tournaments for a while now. I just created this thread for the love of the game.

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#22 Posted by RoboShark (2637 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the game. Gonna teach my daughter chess.

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#23 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

@roboshark said:

Love the game. Gonna teach my daughter chess.

Nice. Try to look at these, it might help you teach your daughter.

http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaching-chess-to-kids-yet-again.html

http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2005/09/teaching-chess-to-kids.html

Teach her two rooks mate against a lone king. Show here back rank mates and easy one move mates.

Once she got assimilated to the rules, try to show her some tactical patterns like pin,forks skewer, mate in two etc. Once she understand these tactical motifs, try to give here easy tactics problems. Set it up on a board. If she can't solve the problem after trying for five minutes, show the answer. At least 2 easy puzzles a day will be enough.

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#24 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio
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#27 Edited by crash_ (2502 posts) - - Show Bio

A close friend of mine loved chess, So i used to play because of him, Haven't been in touch with him for a long time tho, So i don't play as much now.

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#28 Posted by Beast_mode999 (2422 posts) - - Show Bio

I somehow beat a proffesional chess play buy just rushing him

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#30 Posted by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

New York will host the Carlsen vs Karjakin world chess championship.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/12/new-york-venue-magnus-carlsen-sergey-karjakin

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#31 Posted by Chimeroid (5808 posts) - - Show Bio

I got my ELO to 1900 before i stopped playing

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#32 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio
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#33 Posted by deactivated-5988def3424a7 (5386 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to play Chess with my little brother, but it's so boring.

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#34 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_panther18 said:

I used to play Chess with my little brother, but it's so boring.

Some people may find it boring. Some people find it addicting and great. I also used to play chess with my brother, but I don't know much about chess back then. We played for a couple of months and I stop playing for many years. Then one day, my brother bought an introductory chess book. I saw the book and tried to read it. After reading the book, I was amazed by chess and appreciated it. That book showed me that chess is not just pushing wood. Chess is an art and has great history(great players). Then I saw the book, Winning Chess Strategy by Seirawan. After reading that book, I appreciated chess more. By the way, the introductory book is Play Winning Chess by Seirawan.

One of the players that i like is former world chess champion Capablanca. He is called the chess machine. There is a period in his career when he only lost once in 10 years. I also like Mikhail Tal. He is great at attacking chess. He is called magician of Riga.

Famous game by chess legend Fischer where he sacrificed his queen. Fischer is only 13 here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M624T3PTggU

Famous game by Capablanca. The V game.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1066825

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#35 Posted by Flumox56 (2296 posts) - - Show Bio

Love chess.

As long as I am playing someone (or the computer) at a similar skill level to myself that is. No fun in getting mascaraed or it being to easy.

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#36 Posted by ArranVid (1752 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to play chess :-)

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#37 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio
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#38 Posted by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

The Power of Double Rooks - FM Alisa Melekhina

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#39 Posted by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

These are essential knowledge that every beginner should know.

Chess Endgame: Opposition & Pawn Promotion

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Chess Endgame: Rook Pawn + Bishop of Wrong Color

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#40 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio
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#42 Posted by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio
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#45 Posted by ArranVid (1752 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to play it. I've got bored of it and I don't have time to play these days! :-)

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#46 Posted by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

Chess Fundamentals #2: Coordination

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#47 Posted by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley plays NYC trash talker - The Tim Ferriss Experiment

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#48 Edited by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

Basic Endgame Lessons That Beginners Must Know.

Chess Endgame- King and Rook

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Chess Endgames- Checkmate with Two Bishops

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Chess Endgames- King and Pawn

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#49 Posted by magnus_carlsen (119 posts) - - Show Bio

Magnus Carlsen wins third world chess title

Magnus Carlsen of Norway has won the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time after defeating challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia.

Carlsen sealed victory following three weeks of play and a series of tiebreakers in New York.

Karjakin tied against Carlsen in 12 regular rounds but was beaten in the final phase of four quickfire games.

Organisers said the event was followed by about six million chess fans around the world.

Hundreds of spectators paid between $100 and $500 to watch the games at a former fish market in Manhattan, separated from the two grandmasters by soundproof glass.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38165491

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#50 Posted by PhantomRant (697 posts) - - Show Bio

@jambyvedar:

magnus, who do you think are the top ten greatest chess players? (by either dominance or playing strength/accuracy)