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Old 01-04-2021, 12:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I’d probably tattoo that **** on my forehead.
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The guy was curious looking enough without that. I drew a cartoon of him once, good times
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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against the computer?
Yeah if you wanna call a tracphone that was prolly made in NK a computer
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It startled me that you thought that even needs to pointed out.
I just thought it was important to emphasize how truly limitless the game's depth is in case someone who knows next to nothing about chess wanders into the thread. I think just about everybody knows some of the absolute barebones basics about the game but many people are unaware of the fact that it is still taken very seriously and played worldwide to this day.

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A friend of the family said their 10 year old daughter was really good at chess. I played her and she was trash. Didn't even know what castling is.
In most cases this probably translates to: my 10 year old daughter can beat me but she's never played anybody else lol
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Old 01-04-2021, 01:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2021, 01:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'd been thinking about getting seriously into chess for a while now but after watching the Queen's Gambit recently, which was obviously a pretty excellent show with lots of interesting chess discussion, I've begun really deeply investing into the hobby. And it's a remarkably cheap hobby to get into considering it yields basically a lifetime of entertainment and its infinite skill ceiling. I could study every day for the rest of my life and still not get even close to being the best. And that kind of thing is what excites me, it's a hobby that's easy to get into and could theoretically never leave me bored.

All you have to do to start playing is make an account at chess.com. You can play infinitely for free against either bots or real players. Personally I've invested the small fee required to gain access to all the analytical tools and lessons. Particularly the lessons have been amazing, I've learned a lot in a short period of time.

Hopefully someone else here is as interested in the game as I am. Currently I am complete garbage at the game but I'm learning more every day. I'll always be looking for more friendly practice partners.
Oh great now there's gonna be a smarmy white guy chess fad that's gonna ruin it for a generation.
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Old 01-04-2021, 01:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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tbf chess has always been a smarmy white guy game

anyone here play go? harder than chess imo.
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I don't play it, but it's a game I'd like to learn. Do you play mahjong (the traditional Chinese way)?
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I'm not sure. I play it as an app on my phone.

The concept is very simple but the game itself is very complex with a lot of options. Basically there are black stones and white stones, and a grid. each intersection on the grid counts as territory. If you surround an intersection or series of contiguous intersections with stones then that is your territory. if you surround a stone or a contiguous series of stones with your own stones then you capture those stones. each intersection of territory is a point and each stone you capture is a point. diagonal doesn't count, you have to surround them vertically and horizontally so you cut off any lines going into that territory.

Here's a decent youtube series to get you started if you're interested.

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I just thought it was important to emphasize how truly limitless the game's depth is in case someone who knows next to nothing about chess wanders into the thread
But you used the word “best”

Sorry for being persnickety but “best”?
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