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Watched it the other day. Cool game. When black sacrificed the queen I thought for sure he was done. I thought that right up to when white resigned.
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Follow-up to the news story I posted earlier:

Stavanger, Norway Withdraws 2020 World Champs Bid After Carlsen Pressure
Stavanger, Norway is officially out of the bidding process for the 2020 world chess championship, organizers announced.
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Can I just say that they should change the rules to more greatly discourage draws. I don't know how. I'm just the idea man.
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Hmmm, I'm drawing a blank there.

You could give them less time I suppose. Perhaps a bonus for winning games? So that both players win more if there are fewer draws?
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A bonus for winning. Yea. Doesn't have to be a 'score' bonus that effects your standing. Maybe a cash prize per win. Or a blowjob from Alexandra Botez.

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Her king looks a bit droopy
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Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:54 am Her king looks a bit droopy
You'd think grandmasters would play on better boards. I suppose those are for the novice.

In other news
Chess Grandmaster Busted Cheating in the Bathroom
Igors Rausis says he 'lost my mind'

(Newser) – One could be forgiven for never having heard of Igors Rausis—probably until the 58-year-old chess grandmaster got himself busted cheating in a tournament with his smartphone in a toilet stall. As the Guardian reports, the International Chess Federation says it caught the Latvian-Czech player "red-handed using his phone during a game" on Friday, and has since suspended him. The ICF says that Rausis was long suspected to be a cheat—his ranking has miraculously shot up in recent years—and that the bust is "merely the first shot" in its fight against cheating.
https://www.newser.com/story/277771/che ... -mind.html

I'm expecting agadmator to comment on it.
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I've been watching this Fischer random chess thing on agadmator's channel.

I think I might even like this more than regular chess.



It's Carlson vs Caruana. Wesley So and Ian Nepo are also involved. Top rate players all around.

I actually found the move at 8:20. Kinda surprised myself. I usually pause the video and try to find a good move when he promps it, but I'm pretty hit-or-miss at that. But I found this one.
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Wait. What? Weird. Why?
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Change of pace. It makes for interesting openings. Openings you wouldn't normally see in a game between grandmasters.
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The final match is underway, Carlson vs So, and agadmator has videos of the first 4 matches already up. They are all quite interesting!

Game 1:
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It is too frustrating for me.
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Why? It's not like you're the one playing.

It's just like watching football. You don't have to be good at playing football to watch.
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Want to take a minute to remember Shelby Lyman. I watched this guy for the whole match. He would get excited "Oh Boy, what a move!!!" etc etc.
I was sad to see that he died recently. Actually my bro and I did. God, must have played 100 games during that match. I lost all of them as I recall.

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Shelbourne Richard Lyman (October 22, 1936 – August 11, 2019) was an American chess player and teacher known for hosting a live broadcast of the 1972 World Chess Championship for the PBS television station Channel 13 in Albany, New York, New York. This broadcast became the highest-rated public television program ever at that time, far surpassing viewership expectations. He was also taught sociology at the City College of New York for three and a half years.[1] Shortly after the 1972 World Championship ended, he began writing a syndicated column about chess for Newsday; at its peak, this column was published in 82 newspapers around the world.[2] He later hosted a two-hour broadcast covering the World Chess Championship 1986. This segment was recorded at WNYE-TV in Brooklyn and aired on 120 public television stations.[3]
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Met him but never played against him. He helped make chess come alive for many Americans.
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I will say that agadmator is much better at this than he was a few years ago.

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It's worth noting that he just hit 500,000 subscribers.
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I loved the watch.
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I couldn't see the killer move here, but it's a good one if you can find it
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I finally found it after agadmator showed it to me.
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Probably in retrospect Nakamura's decision to castle queen side when he did, given the position was a big strategic blunder.
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Spoiler:
Carissa Shiwen Yip (born September 10, 2003) is an American chess player. In September 2019, she was the top rated female player in the United States and the youngest female chess player to defeat a grandmaster, which she did at age ten. In October 2019, she became the youngest American woman in history to qualify for the title of International Master.
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And assuming you already watched the video, she just defeated the reigning world's women's champion. With the black pieces. At age 16. Not bad!
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Hikaru Nakamura is a Youtuber now and he's pretty good at it too.

He's also on Twitch, but that's for the kids.



One of the best, maybe even the best at rapid formats like blitz. That's 3 minute time limit. It's chess at lightning speed, but he is able to explain what he's doing. I can't follow his explanation because my brain doesn't work at that speed, but it's still interesting to watch.
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I’ve been watching google deep mind alpha zero obliterate the best chess engines

A self taught AI that seems to have changed how chess will be played from now on
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This is actually a pretty interesting game. The cosmonauts go all out.
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In case anyone prefers the original Japanese Russian

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/karjak ... chess-game
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That was fucking impressive. I suppose Sergey figured it would be an easy win and played a well known opening fools-gambit only to gave it shoved up his ass.

On the other hand, the Cosmonauts have easy access to a few million petaflops of processing power back at Roscosmos on which to run an instance AlphaZero ... if they so chose ... not saying they would ...
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Bizarre. A chess podcast with Agadmator and Hikaru was taken down, apparently by an algorithm, for reasons unknown.

It has been restored apparently, but it's still a mystery.
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https://deepmind.com/blog/article/alpha ... ogi-and-go

This new approach is just the tip of a very very big iceberg. One that is poised to sink a lot of very big ships.
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dec of 18. ok boomer.
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still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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Ooh. Betcha he didn't see that one coming.
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I would have been most worried about the fork
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But in my dotage I pretty much suck at chess
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i suck too, but i've been trying to play.

I got a lucky win here after blundering my queen

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I’m still watching alphazero games

It’s just amazing how that program has changed chess more than any human player

And how it changed machine programming
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He makes this opening look so easy. It's not, but it's a really good one to know if you're a learner. So many clever traps in this opening.
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Nice
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At least skip to 22 minutes in. Unless you want to see the commercials that precede even the commentary.

The actual games begin at around 45 minutes in.
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