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    My daughter and I watched the last 20 or so moves of yesterday's match together on one of the online feeds. Very entertaining for those who like chess.
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    Anyone like to play on chess.com? My rating bounces around in the 1400s but I'm always up for either administering or receiving a butt kicking when playing against lower- or higher-rated players. PM me your chess.com name if you're up for a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    Anyone like to play on chess.com? My rating bounces around in the 1400s but I'm always up for either administering or receiving a butt kicking when playing against lower- or higher-rated players. PM me your chess.com name if you're up for a game.
    I'll PM you. My 30 minute rating is in the 1700s, but I'm not so hot at 10 minutes or less. I'm in your range, I think.
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    Chess Center's coverage of game 12:

    https://www.chess.com/video/player/c...onship-game-12
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    I've somewhat followed this championship. The first 11 games were soooooo long and grueling, I would forget to check back throughout the day to see what was going on. Why is being white considered to be such a big advantage for an attacking player? Does the opening move effect what black is going to do, that significantly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I've somewhat followed this championship. The first 11 games were soooooo long and grueling, I would forget to check back throughout the day to see what was going on. Why is being white considered to be such a big advantage for an attacking player? Does the opening move effect what black is going to do, that significantly?
    Statistically, a player is slightly more likely to win with the white pieces.

    At amateur levels, some prefer the black pieces because it is easier to prepare a response to 1. e4, 1. d4 or the other common first moves for white.
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    Anyone seen Computer Chess? Sort of funny in a geeky way. Carry on.
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    Simon Williams is one of the most entertaining Grandmasters. Watch him play blitz:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    Simon Williams is one of the most entertaining Grandmasters. Watch him play blitz:

    Thank you.
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    Carlsen pulled it out of the fire and won game 3 of the tiebreaker. His queen sacrifice was stellar too:

    https://www.twitch.tv/chess/v/104445942
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    Coverage of the London Chess Classic:

    https://www.chess.com/tv

    I once played GM Ashley, who is doing some of the commentary. He beat me in a simul-blindfold match. He played me and another player at the same time, while unable to see either board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    Coverage of the London Chess Classic:

    https://www.chess.com/tv

    I once played GM Ashley, who is doing some of the commentary. He beat me in a simul-blindfold match. He played me and another player at the same time, while unable to see either board.
    GMs are amazing. The level of understanding is other-worldly. Do you play speed chess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    GMs are amazing. The level of understanding is other-worldly. Do you play speed chess?
    I do play speed chess; I play games in 3 minutes fairly regularly. I prefer longer time controls, though, because I feel the "flow" more strongly.
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    Chess boxing:

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    World Rapid Championships:

    https://www.chess.com/tv
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    Pro Chess League:

    https://www.chess.com/article/view/2...s-league-teams

    The games have rapid time controls and are on Wednesdays. There's a combination of local talent and "free agent" titled players. Five of the top 10 players in the world are participating.

    What a great idea.
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    The Pro Chess League is on right now.

    Take a break from Trump's tweets and enjoy chess on five continents:

    https://www.chess.com/tv
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    The Pro Chess League is on right now.

    Take a break from Trump's tweets and enjoy chess on five continents:

    https://www.chess.com/tv
    Great.
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    The Grand Chess Tour is in Paris, and they are playing blitz today:

    https://www.chess.com/tv
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    Right now, IM Aman Hambleton is taking on all comers in blitz chess and either giving them material odds (losing queen in first 3 moves) or doing things like not being able to move his king at all (a check that he can't block with another piece is a loss), or being required to swap his rooks to their opposite starting positions on the board during the game without losing them. Pretty amazing.

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    That is incredible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    That is incredible.
    Absolutely. On Wednesday they'll be playing in Belgium. Chess and the Tour de France will have to get me through until the Cougars take the field.

    In case anyone wants to catch the Sunday games:

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    Live coverage in Belgium this morning.

    https://www.chess.com/tv
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    Live coverage in Belgium this morning.

    https://www.chess.com/tv
    Great
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    Gary Kasparov is playing in the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz today!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw3rsUIC3RU
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    The best example of how a Grandmaster thinks. This will blow your mind:

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    AI in chess takes a step forward--and backward. The best AI chess engine in the world makes piece sacrifices like Morphy, but then squeezes an opponent into zugzwang like Petrosian.

    Fascinating stuff.

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6...liarity-of-ai/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    AI in chess takes a step forward--and backward. The best AI chess engine in the world makes piece sacrifices like Morphy, but then squeezes an opponent into zugzwang like Petrosian.

    Fascinating stuff.

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6...liarity-of-ai/
    I think after sharing this post you might have to resign from the senate.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I think after sharing this post you might have to resign from the senate.
    umm, wha?
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