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Topic   Does anyone play chess?

whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Jul(#1)
I thought maybe we could get some invitation links going if anyone is interested in playing.

I'm just starting out and really suck, but it's fun.


bonham2
600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
18-Jul(#2)
I play. I have a few free apps on my phone.
Cevil
Silver Good Trader
* 18-Jul(#3)
Been playing chess since 2008. Was active in chess club and did tournament play for a couple years. Yeah I'm a nerd. So I'm decent. I haven't done either for a couple years but I still play online almost everyday. I'm rated around 1600-1800 depending on which variant we're playing. I mostly play on chessdotcom.

would be happy to play with ya!

Tj96
Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Jul(#4)
Definitely! Been playing on lichess mostly
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
18-Jul(#5)
I'm more of a mahjong person than a chess person. There's just so much memorization involved in chess if you want to get anywhere beyond beginner level. Memorization is definitely a valid gaming skill, just not one I wanted to focus on as much as other skills.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
19-Jul(#6)
About a year ago I suddenly took up an interest in it. I found a YT channel of some grandmaster and he would break down different games and stuff. I found it fascinating, and started to wanted to play myself. I eventually signed up for a site where you could play against other people online, but after just a couple matches I quickly realized I don't enjoy playing it that much.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
19-Jul(#7)
I used to play against my dad and cousin all the time growing up. Haven't played chess in ages now.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
19-Jul(#8)
I've played chess off and on for nearly 30 years. Never really got so into it to try to memorize strategies. I've always enjoyed the end game. Consider myself a very casual player... sometimes years go by before I play a game. Really appreciate the game though.
Tj96
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Jul(#9)
I'm kind of surprised by the comments on memorization. I dont really play any particular strategies and just go with the flow of the game. Maybe it doesnt make me the best player but I don't you need to memorize every detail to play a good game. I'm hovering around 1400 on lichess.
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
20-Jul(#10)
Tj96 wrote:
> I'm kind of surprised by the comments on memorization. I dont really play any particular
> strategies and just go with the flow of the game. Maybe it doesnt make me the best
> player but I don't you need to memorize every detail to play a good game. I'm hovering
> around 1400 on lichess.


Doesn't lichess start you at 1500? If you are at 1400 wouldn't that mean you are probably still considered beginner level?
Tj96
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Jul(#11)
Ok? So what?

Also, you may start at 1500 but as I recall the tolerances of rating drop can be more severe as you start off, compared to several months of play.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 20-Jul(#12)
Sadly a sign of the times. Benstylus is a good dude. Being south of 1500 means you're winning more than you're losing (I assume), so better than average. I don't think anyone is claiming to be a grand champion. Let's be positive, and let's not assume negative.

https://youtu.be/7UWx-uPVcA0

(Will.I.Am butchered it imo)
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 21-Jul(#13)
I don't mean it as a negative when I say beginner, I just mean it as an objective measure of skill. A numerical rating without context of what it means isn't all that helpful.

Chess is a game with an extremely high skill ceiling, so unless you were on a chess team or have studied the game, chances are you would be crushed by someone who had put even a moderate amount of study into it.

I freely admit I'm in the beginner category - I know all the rules and how the pieces move, but I've only ever played casually. I couldn't tell you what the Indian defense is, or the Pirc defense, or any others (i literally googled "popular chess strategies" and those were the names of two of the results). My knowledge ends at pawns capturing en passant. And I know there's a cheesy way to get checkmate in like 4 moves if your opponent isn't paying attention.

I also don't really plan to put the work in to get significantly better, as I prefer Mahjong (specifically Riichi Mahjong), another game with an extremely high skill ceiling, but it happens to have some randomness as well so even a less skilled player still has a chance against a pro.

If you're playing chess against people of a similar skill level, you're likely to have good, close games (barring the occasional game where one person makes a colossal and obvious mistake).
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 21-Jul(#14)
I'm not a strong player, but I'd love to play some people here on Chess.com. I probably enjoy a 10 minute time control the most. Looks like my current rating has dropped below 1000.
whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Jul(#15)
Like, I said. I really suck, so please don't judge me, but this is the best game I've ever played.

https://www.chess.com/game/live/20644810971

Cevil
Silver Good Trader
21-Jul(#16)
@whitefire not a bad win. I will say your second move, Be3, is considered a bad opening move because your blocking your pawn on the e-file from advancing. Controlling the center is something you always hear in chess. Good job though on capitalizing on your opponents mistakes.
whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jul(#17)
Cevil wrote:
> @whitefire not a bad win. I will say your second move, Be3, is considered a bad opening
> move because your blocking your pawn on the e-file from advancing. Controlling the
> center is something you always hear in chess. Good job though on capitalizing on
> your opponents mistakes.

Thanks. I try to mix it up to see if I can win with different tries. I'm not good though. I heard like 1500 and up is good.

whitefire
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22-Jul(#18)
This was kind of a funny one. I'm black. I realized how much I sucked. My rating is really low on this account. I'm total garbage, but I thought this was funny.

https://www.chess.com/live/game/20674795857

lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 22-Jul(#19)
Not super proud of this one, but I'll start posting games. I played one this morning.

https://www.chess.com/analysis/game/live/207071791...

I'm terrible at opening theory and as soon as the gambit was offered I was in trouble. I'm sure there is a better way to answer then bringing my queen out, but I did like pinning his knight. I was happy to see 12... Bxb4, with the pin on his pawn. It got super sloppy after that, when I realized I was down a minute on time. Despite the last move being a blunder it probably won me the game as it prevented a free move. We both were under a second.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Jul(#20)
I just played another game at the 10 minute time control. I'm over 1300 there, but assume that's because I'm on my way down. I hung my queen and almost resigned, but my opponent didn't see it and then I won his queen. It was a great terrible game.
Admiral
650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
23-Jul(#21)
I dabble in some Chess. I'd consider myself above average for people who don't know "real" strategies.

Is there a way for us to play each other, kind of like a "words with friends" where we take turns whenever we can, and it notifies us when it's our turn?
Roboliciousness
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Jul(#22)
Admiral wrote:
> I dabble in some Chess. I'd consider myself above average for people who don't know
> "real" strategies.
>
> Is there a way for us to play each other, kind of like a "words with friends" where
> we take turns whenever we can, and it notifies us when it's our turn?

This is what I want as well. Just played a few Chess.com games because of this thread, but they don't feel as fun to me as games where you actually know your opponent, such as in over the board chess. I'm also definitely not very good and playing a time control game would probably not work too well unless you are of similar skill level to be honest.

Also as these would be very casual I imagine that we could talk about some of the moves since I don't know much and just play something if I think it will be good. I tend to play some decent moves and then a series of blunders because of this haha.
whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Jul(#23)
There are notifications on chess.com. I'm getting them now.

New play invitation (for those who haven't already added me).

https://play.chess.com/Mt7zp

I'm whitefire12 if you want to add me.



lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
23-Jul(#24)
My account on chess.com is lpeters82.
Roboliciousness
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Jul(#25)
whitefire wrote:
> There are notifications on chess.com. I'm getting them now.
>
> New play invitation (for those who haven't already added me).
>
>
> I'm whitefire12 if you want to add me.
>
>
>
>

Sweet just created an account and clicked the link. I am Robocalypse, have been using this username more recently.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
23-Jul(#26)
I added Robocalypse and whitefire12.
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader
23-Jul(#27)
Chess.com has 4way chess which is pretty cool. I ayed a few times with my students this past school year.
Roboliciousness
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Jul(#28)
lpeters82 wrote:
> I added Robocalypse and whitefire12.

Can't type in the chat for some reason. Didn't realize that if you clicked you kept the piece in your hand and literally blundered the queen lmao. Only played 2 games on chess.com, but that was pretty interesting at the beginning.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
23-Jul(#29)
Roboliciousness wrote:
> lpeters82 wrote:
>> I added Robocalypse and whitefire12.
>
> Can't type in the chat for some reason. Didn't realize that if you clicked you kept
> the piece in your hand and literally blundered the queen lmao. Only played 2 games
> on chess.com, but that was pretty interesting at the beginning.

Yeah, I just thought you were forcing the trades.
whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Jul(#30)
Man, I suck. I still love playing with you all though. Lol.

Roboliciousness
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Jul(#31)
whitefire wrote:
> Man, I suck. I still love playing with you all though. Lol.
>
>

Haha, I like playing really strange stuff since it makes it interesting. While I doubt it's practical, hope it's fun and just makes you think.
whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Jul(#32)
Roboliciousness wrote:
> whitefire wrote:
>> Man, I suck. I still love playing with you all though. Lol.
>>
>>
>
> Haha, I like playing really strange stuff since it makes it interesting. While I
> doubt it's practical, hope it's fun and just makes you think.

Chess never makes me think. That's why I suck. I don't improve because it's just not how I think.

I just enjoy playing.

flamingtoastjpn
Bronze Good Trader
24-Jul(#33)
It's ok whitefire, I've played 6k games on chess.com over many years and I still get my butt kicked regularly. Having fun is what matters. I'm glad more people are getting into chess ♟
Roboliciousness
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
26-Jul(#34)
Here is my challenge link for a 3 day daily challenge for anyone interested: https://play.chess.com/bk9dq. Found out that you can have a ton of these daily challenges out and have been playing through quite a few. I've also been getting my butt kicked in live 10 minute matches haha. Love that this thread got me back into playing a bit.

Topic   Does anyone play chess?