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#1 Grifty-Rodriguez

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:01 PM

anybody else play? I've been obsessed with chess for the last few months. If you like apps, get chess with friends and challenge me my username is GRFTY_P
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:26 PM

used to play a lot. It's so non-recreational though I could never keep it up. As in you need to play and study the game everyday otherwise you become a weaker a player. Similar to street fighter and smash brothers haha :P



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:40 PM

I play frequently. Don't have a smartphone though..


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#4 Grifty-Rodriguez

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:08 AM

I've been reading logical chess move by move for the last month. Bought a check book size board to follow along. Been playing like six matches a day and doing puzzles. Don't know why I've just fallen off the deep end into the chess nerd abyss

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:33 AM

I'm pretty good at chess. It has an interesting history. Mikhail Tal only had three fingers on one hand



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:35 AM

I've been reading logical chess move by move for the last month. Bought a check book size board to follow along. Been playing like six matches a day and doing puzzles. Don't know why I've just fallen off the deep end into the chess nerd abyss

get on Jin (I think it's still called that) it's what all the pr0s play online. Match making scales with your elo rank.

Also there's now chess streamers on twitch. Haven't watched any but I'm sure they give out good commentary advice.

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:57 AM

I play on chess.com, haven't been playing a lot recently but I still do the tactics training (5 different puzzles) every day



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:03 AM

get an old copy of Chessmaster 10th edition with annotated lessons from Josh Waitzkin, they're next level! 



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:44 AM

I grew up playing chess, so I still like it, but I am on that new new.

RAD Soldiers for mobile.






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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:41 PM

I once watched a documentary on chess.  I don't recall its name (I watched it on Netlix a while ago) but I know it was a man vs. machine kind of thing and featured some chess-playing computer called 'Deep Blue' . . . something like that.  I find the game and associated culture fascinating but like some who've posted on this topic, I'm more intimidated by the commitment that it would require to perform at a high level than moved by my curiosity.  



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:12 PM

it's not that complicated, you want your pawns to control the center (until hypermodern chess, where guys started to fianchetto bishops and shit to play into guys always attacking the center with pawns).

That said, if you're going to attack the center with pawns, then the move that makes most logical sense is 1. e4 because it opens the white bishop and the Queen, whereas 1. d5 only opens the black bishop. Bobby Fischer only played 1. e4, except I think versus Spassky in the 70s World Championship in Iceland he busted out a 1. d4 because why wouldn't he.

Then black is basically spending 90% of his time preparing for two moves. Playing 1...e5 (king's pawn game) is common and symmetrical. But I'm pretty sure the game with the best winning odds for black is 1...c5 the asymmetrical Sicilian Defense. 



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:55 AM

My deal with chess vs RAD Soliders (it literally is my chess now) is that chess, while great, like it's a fucking genius game that is super rewarding etc, still can be a bit bland. RAD Soldiers, yes, I am hyping a nerdy, geeky video game, is graphically more interesting. Players moves include weapons etc.

Consider it more like the chess the play on the Milenium Falcon.
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:29 AM

I bought a little portable chess board last year. I actually got a lot of my co-workers into playing. That was a lot of fun playing 3 or 4 games during work, legitimate bets, shit talk, people getting pissed off lol.
 
Probably only played a couple games this whole year. I surely have gotten weak.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:35 AM

I grew up playing chess, so I still like it, but I am on that new new.

RAD Soldiers for mobile.






Look me up if you want to get destroyed. Renman3000


Damn android never has any apps worth downloading!
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 10:06 AM

this is my new favorite thread



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:17 AM

Damn android never has any apps worth downloading!


Sheiiiit. I thought it was on Android no?

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 01:36 PM

Nope. just something called "swords and soldiers". witch may be a knock off. cant tell.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 01:39 PM

Nope. just something called "swords and soldiers". witch may be a knock off. cant tell.


Booooo. You can actually play it on your desktop. I play thru chrome but it may be on any browser. Warchest.com maybe?

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 02:25 PM

Breh. I hope you're collecting a paycheck for this shit

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 02:55 PM

Nope. I love that fucking game.

Which iOS chess games are you on Grifty? I can play wok of dat too!

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:49 PM

Lol I'm on Android.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:53 PM

Lol I'm on Android.


NOOOooooooooo.

Actually fuck it. I always forget my phone is Android. Lace it Negroe!

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:56 PM

if you guys want to play actual chess, lichess.org and we'll just set up an oddly specific time limit so we'll know it's an STMB guy



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:03 PM

if you guys want to play actual chess, lichess.org and we'll just set up an oddly specific time limit so we'll know it's an STMB guy

in between voting and the next battle sample upload..? :P
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

I play on zyngas chess with friends app every day. No time limits. GRFTY_P is the usn
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:15 PM

possible ed, but I gotta destroy grifty real fast 



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:24 PM



Knights Gambit be the chess soundtrack doe.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 05:10 PM

if you guys want to play actual chess, lichess.org and we'll just set up an oddly specific time limit so we'll know it's an STMB guy



6371??!
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Posted Today, 10:22 PM

lichess. anyone wanna go?






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