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Forum: Media 01-12-2021, 05:47 AM
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Posted By elphenor
it appears you are right

it appears you are right
Forum: Media 01-11-2021, 11:10 PM
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Posted By elphenor
FischerChess is not the same as 960 though, is it?

FischerChess is not the same as 960 though, is it?
Forum: Media 01-11-2021, 06:36 AM
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Posted By elphenor
have you ever seen The BongCloud? there's a...

have you ever seen The BongCloud?

there's a rumor that Bobby Fischer played a set online against a GM using some variation of this suspect opening pictured in the video thumbnail there

idk if...
Forum: Media 01-11-2021, 05:48 AM
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Posted By elphenor
you don't need opening theory, but you do need...

you don't need opening theory, but you do need Endgames

you're flying blind if you don't know which endgames are winning

this is if you want to be really good, otherwise yeah do whatever
Forum: Media 01-11-2021, 05:23 AM
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Posted By elphenor
again, you wouldn't do that with the MiddleGame,...

again, you wouldn't do that with the MiddleGame, there's more Chess games possible than atoms in the universe or something

but you can memorize, I think, all of the endgames that involve one or...
Forum: Media 01-11-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 104
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Posted By elphenor
nah that's why I clarified we were talking about...

nah that's why I clarified we were talking about the End Game

End Games are based on Theory which in Chess means they are like a solved puzzle

memorizing them is a matter of just knowing the...
Forum: Media 01-11-2021, 04:51 AM
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Posted By elphenor
yes but no in the Mid Game, you will almost...

yes but no

in the Mid Game, you will almost always reach an Off the Books position that no other player has ever seen before

that's the beauty of Chess

but you can and people who are good...
Forum: Media 01-11-2021, 04:38 AM
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Posted By elphenor
nah any chess instructor will suggest you...

nah any chess instructor will suggest you memorize a bunch of end games

how to win with King and Pawn
how to win with knight and pawn vs. bishop and pawn
etc

If you know which ones are...
Forum: Media 01-11-2021, 03:31 AM
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Posted By elphenor
you can memorize most every end game, not every...

you can memorize most every end game, not every scenario altogether m8

that's why when Grandmasters play, almost every game is either a draw or a resignation
Forum: Media 01-07-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 104
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Posted By elphenor
I tore this dude a new one with a similar set-up ...

I tore this dude a new one with a similar set-up

sometimes you find the worst possible move like an engine trying to lose
Forum: Media 01-05-2021, 05:40 PM
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Posted By elphenor
even better it's my hardcore "taxation is theft"...

even better it's my hardcore "taxation is theft" libertarian roomate
Forum: Media 01-05-2021, 04:55 PM
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Posted By elphenor
PS I won eleven straight games against my roomate...

PS I won eleven straight games against my roomate yesterday
Forum: Media 01-05-2021, 04:52 PM
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Posted By elphenor
it was a video games coach that said this but I...

it was a video games coach that said this but I think it applies to Chess when it comes to learning end games: "Do you want to get good or do you want to have fun? Because those two things are not...
Forum: Media 01-04-2021, 01:13 PM
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Posted By elphenor
I'm always down to play though

I'm always down to play though
Forum: Media 01-04-2021, 12:16 PM
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Posted By elphenor
against the computer?

against the computer?
Forum: Media 01-04-2021, 12:09 PM
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Posted By elphenor
Chess is a game where you could easily get...

Chess is a game where you could easily get trashed by an eight year old

and that eight year old wouldn't even be good
Forum: Media 01-04-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,509
Posted By elphenor
until you're like twelve hundred rank you're...

until you're like twelve hundred rank you're considered a Novice

so it's not just that you'll never be the best, you'll have to play for years to even be able to win a game at a tournament
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