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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:21 am

I'm not good at chess at all but I do sometimes like to admire the game from afar.

Recently I came across this video and I enjoyed it so I thought I'd pass it along in case anyone else is interested.



Apparently there's more like that on this channel if you like that one.
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Re: Chess

Post by Doctor X » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:31 pm

All I see is Anti-Semitism. . . .

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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:59 pm

I've never seen anax post such racist drivel here. I'm going to forgive him, but just barely.

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Re: Chess

Post by ed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 pm

I'm triggered.
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Re: Chess

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:33 pm

Can't wait to get home tonight and watch that video -- If they haven't taken it down because Nazis. :)
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Re: Chess

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:22 pm

Well he certainly did turn into a cunt as he got older. It's sad. I think he was mentally ill.
Imagine how life could have been for him if he wasn't his own worst enemy. He could have rested on those laurels for the rest of his life. He could have been a popular celebrity is he wasn't such a racist asshole. Something corrupted his brain. Maybe the same thing that made him a genius, who knows. He said horrible, horrible things, but the harm he caused was primarily to his own self.

But this was before all that, back when he was a young chess prodigy. It's about what he was, not what he became.
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Re: Chess

Post by Doctor X » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:39 pm

Well, it is not as if you cited his own autobiography as evidences that he was not a member of the SS an Anti-Semite then had a temper-tantrum over the shear stupidity of the citation.








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Re: Chess

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:52 am

Back to chess. Same channel, different players.

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Re: Chess

Post by gnome » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:04 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasparov_versus_the_World

I remembered this occurred, but did not know the result was so interesting. I will have to enter the game into my chess program and review.
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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:17 pm

Fucking Anax has got me addicted to watching chess games.
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Re: Chess

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:52 am

It is kind of addicting, isn't it?

Nice channel you found there, btw.

Apparently the world championship of chess is happening right now.
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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:35 pm

How about a nice conundrum.

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Re: Chess

Post by gnome » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:29 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:35 pm
How about a nice conundrum.

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White to move.
I figure I'm walking into a trap, but bxa8?
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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:33 pm

gnome, that's what I would have done.

we would be losers together.

It's a theoretical setup by Wilhelm Steinitz (World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894)
Spoiler:
black replies: g4xh3

white replies however

black: #h2

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Re: Chess

Post by ed » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:41 pm

?

why?
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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:47 pm

ed wrote:
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?

why?
why what?

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Re: Chess

Post by ed » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:50 pm

why is that the solution?
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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:55 pm

ed wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:50 pm
why is that the solution?
it's not. the solution is
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Re: Chess

Post by gnome » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:01 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:33 pm
gnome, that's what I would have done.

we would be losers together.

It's a theoretical setup by Wilhelm Steinitz (World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894)
Spoiler:
black replies: g4xh3

white replies however

black: #h2
I'm out of practice, but I'm kicking myself missing a mate two moves out... geez.
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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:09 pm

gnome wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Rob Lister wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:33 pm
gnome, that's what I would have done.

we would be losers together.

It's a theoretical setup by Wilhelm Steinitz (World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894)
Spoiler:
black replies: g4xh3

white replies however

black: #h2
I'm out of practice, but I'm kicking myself missing a mate two moves out... geez.
Steinitz was discussing the 1862 British Chess Association rule that a pawn does not have to take a promotion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promotion ... ation_rule
I don't really it though.