Any chess players here?

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Who's your favourite player and opening and game of all time?
I played since i was 4-5 but never watched it. They did a great movie on that kid chess player.

I like using the pawn in front of the king so i can get the queen and bishop in action (possible fools mate if they are bad like @Bartelby )
 

mikeler

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I played since i was 4-5 but never watched it. They did a great movie on that kid chess player.

I like using the pawn in front of the king so i can get the queen and bishop in action (possible fools mate if they are bad like @Bartelby )
Did you actually play him? I've been playing someone I met on here for years who will remain anonymous unless he decides to chime in. He is annoyingly good but I still enjoy it.
 
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Did you actually play him? I've been playing someone I met on here for years who will remain anonymous unless he decides to chime in. He is annoyingly good but I still enjoy it.
Nah, i played my grandpa and dad, i just like to have fun with bart :) I dont play much anymore but still have my board.

Gotta say it helps point construction in tennis. Lets your mind be ready for one of the many things your opponent can do, having your next potential move/shot ready. If he does this, im doing that type thinking. Then tier them in order of your benefit.
 

sanister

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Played when I was much younger. Haven't played a good match in a long while. Growing up I was always keen on playing with dad or my gran. Seems none of my kids share the interest. Even have a nice board with custom hand carved marble pieces. All collecting dust.
 

mxmx

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Can someone describe or elaborate on the rating system? How bad is 800 and how good is 1200 etc?
 

tennytive

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800 is very low, the bottom of the tournament rankings. 1200 is about a D rating. Grandmasters are 2400 and up. My highest rating was 1848 which would be Class A.
 

tennytive

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That should have read Masters are 2200 and up, GMs are 2400 if I remember right.
 
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mxmx

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800 is very low, the bottom of the tournament rankings. 1200 is about a D rating. Grandmasters are 2400 and up. My highest rating was 1848 which would be Class A.
What do you mean by D rating?

1848.... That sounds very high. Is that above something similar to club level?
 

tennytive

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Our club had no masters, but several experts. Most members were in the A B C categories. In 1991 I wrote a small booklet that documented my progress titled "From Class C to Class A in Fourteen Months". At that time I played in tournaments almost every weekend. All the clubs that were around then have disbanded due to online play. Sad really.
 
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Poisoned Slice

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My player on the Sims games has been grandmaster for many years. :p In real life, I'm not smart enough.

Chess does interest me. I hear the top names and look them up then I might watch some youtube clips.
 

movdqa

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What do you mean by D rating?

1848.... That sounds very high. Is that above something similar to club level?
It's a very old ranking/class rating. My rating high was 1,542 which was Class C. This was back in the 1970s. I stopped playing chess tournaments back then because I was coming home with tobacco all over my clothes.
 
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tennytive

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Punch in Carlini Chess on youtube. You'll see pretty high level chess over the board with lots of trash talking during blitz games. Very entertaining if you like chess.
@movdqa Yeah, playing against a smoker is the absolute worst.
 

movdqa

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Grandmaster Master Expert Class A Class B Class C (where I started) Class D Unrated Our club had no masters, but several experts. Most members were in the A B C categories. In 1991 I wrote a small booklet that documented my progress titled "From Class C to Class A in Fourteen Months". At that time I played in tournaments almost every weekend. All the clubs that were around then have disbanded due to online play. Sad really.
I had a friend at the Boyleston Chess Club (Boston) that became an International Master. During tournaments, we used to play table tennis outside the chess hall. I think that Harry Lyman was rated pretty high too. I could have done better but moved on to tennis, going to school fulltime and working fulltime.
 

movdqa

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Punch in Carlini Chess on youtube. You'll see pretty high level chess over the board with lots of trash talking during blitz games. Very entertaining if you like chess.
@movdqa Yeah, playing against a smoker is the absolute worst.
Way back when, most players were smokers.

I recall people with cigars blowing smoke across the board.
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
I used to be into it. 1200 is in my head but it could be wrong.

Been years but I just went to chess.com and beat the computer playing white (which is probably set on easy)

1. Nf3 e6 2. d4 Nc6 3. g3 h5 4. Bg2 Nge7 5. Bg5 b5 6. Nc3 Rb8 7. d5 Na5 8. d6 a6 9. dxe7 Bxe7 10. b4 Nb7 11. Qd2 Kf8 12. O-O d6 13. e4 Bf6 14. Rae1 c6 15. e5 Bd7 16. exf6 Qe8 17. Ne4 h4 18. Nxd6 Nxd6 19. Qxd6+ Kg8 20. Ne5 Bc8 21. Bxc6 hxg3 22. Bxe8 Rxh2 23. Bxf7+ Kh8 24. Qf8+ Kh7 25. Qg8#
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
-I play on my phone only
-I wont touch a game/app unless it has the "UNDO move", feature which I can hit as many times as Ineed until i win, haaaaaa
-bobby fischer (before he went crazy)!!
 

movdqa

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-I play on my phone only
-I wont touch a game/app unless it has the "UNDO move", feature which I can hit as many times as Ineed until i win, haaaaaa
-bobby fischer (before he went crazy)!!
I hate playing on mobile devices. Too easy to blunder on a move as touch is so inexact.
 

SlvrDragon50

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1800+ is fairly competitive. I'd say like top 5%. Maybe better?

A 1000 rated player could fairly easily demolish someone who plays chess once in a blue moon. Chess tournaments unfortunately just require way too much time. Also the cost. I can't believe my mom was willing to pay for me to go to so many open tournaments. I think I can count on one hand the number of prizes I actually won.
 

movdqa

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1800+ is fairly competitive. I'd say like top 5%. Maybe better?

A 1000 rated player could fairly easily demolish someone who plays chess once in a blue moon. Chess tournaments unfortunately just require way too much time. Also the cost. I can't believe my mom was willing to pay for me to go to so many open tournaments. I think I can count on one hand the number of prizes I actually won.
1,800 requires work and maintenance. 600-800 is a beginner.

My highest rating was 1,542 but I drew a Class A player once. I played an oddball closed opening - one of those where you lock up the position with pawn structures. Back then, most players preferred open games. He blundered trying to break open the position and I had a won game. I later blundered and he drew the position.
 

SlvrDragon50

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1,800 requires work and maintenance. 600-800 is a beginner.

My highest rating was 1,542 but I drew a Class A player once. I played an oddball closed opening - one of those where you lock up the position with pawn structures. Back then, most players preferred open games. He blundered trying to break open the position and I had a won game. I later blundered and he drew the position.
The last tournament I ever played I ended up getting 5 draws out of 5 matches lol They were all higher rated than me, but it was still really annoying.
 

jmnk

Hall of Fame
I play 5minutes only on chess.com There's a number next to my username, it hovers around 1850. Is that the ranking?
 

chic

Professional
If people are setting up lichess matches I'm in.

I never had formal training but me and a buddy picked it up after college scotch and scandi!
 

chic

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If people are setting up lichess matches I'm in.

I never had formal training but me and a buddy picked it up after college scotch and scandi!
Lichess is GarbageChic (which is a joke from another game, I'm not too garbage )
 

mikeler

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1800+ is fairly competitive. I'd say like top 5%. Maybe better?

A 1000 rated player could fairly easily demolish someone who plays chess once in a blue moon. Chess tournaments unfortunately just require way too much time. Also the cost. I can't believe my mom was willing to pay for me to go to so many open tournaments. I think I can count on one hand the number of prizes I actually won.
On chess.com, my blitz rating is 1575 (haven't played a rated game in a few years). It says I'm 93.3 percentile. So I'd think 1850 could be a little higher than 95% but that should be pretty close to the mark.
 

mxmx

Hall of Fame
I've played over 2000 games and never have averaged over 1500 rating. Guess I suck then or blunder waay too much.
 

max

Legend
I used to play a good bit in my 20s, and lately, computer chess. I played better then than now. Actually came in second in the county in a tournament we held. Was co-founder 30 years ago of a local chess club that is still afaik in existence!
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I've played over 2000 games and never have averaged over 1500 rating. Guess I suck then or blunder waay too much.
You have to do more than play games to get better. You have to memorize openings, memorize endgame patterns, study middle-game strategy, learn tactics, etc.

You don't get better and better and better in tennis just by playing. Even Federer has had coaches.
 
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max

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You have to do more than play games to get better. You have to memorize openings, memorize endgame patterns, study middle-game strategy, learn tactics, etc.

You don't get better and better and better in tennis just by playing. Even Federer has had coaches.
Right. This commitment is something I didn't feel worth it in the end for me, not that I wanted to go anywhere much in chess.
 

movdqa

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Right. This commitment is something I didn't feel worth it in the end for me, not that I wanted to go anywhere much in chess.
I did a lot of that work when I was younger but coasting doesn't work today.
 
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SystemicAnomaly

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Played quite a bit in my teens and 20s but not played in the past 40 years... except for a few vs computer programs. Chess club in college for a bit.

Played visualization chess (similar to blindfold chess) with a couple of buddies a number of times. That is, chess with no physical board or pieces. We would get more than a dozen moves into game, usaully 13 to 15 moves, before we started disagreeing about where the pieces were on the board.

(I'm certain that chess masters could easily get further than this). Nonetheless, it was a great mental exercise for us. BTW, we were using the old descriptive notion for this exercise rather than the more modern algebraic notation (which became the standard sometime in the 1970's, I believe).
 

movdqa

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SA: I was stuck in an airport with a guy and we tried that and lost places about the same point. It's wild stuff.
Did this routinely in high-school. I was captain of our chess club there and organized meets with other schools.
 
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