Finally got my chess game above 1500

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Re: Finally got my chess game above 1500

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:30 pm

Meno_ wrote:Back about 30 years ago, yikes, 40, saw Bobby Fisher play in Santa Monica.

Then followed his career. Remember when he was homeless in Los Angeles
then when he got a million bucks for defying the president by going to Belgrade to play a championship, then to the Phillippines and married there for a while, then to Budapest staying with a woman national champion, then finally to Iceland dying there, Iceland being the only country that have him asylum.

He was near the most highly rated player, his mom or was a Hungarian immigrant.

He was not a happy human being, his life excluded anything but the game.

An interesting bio, it appears.l to be, of a troubled grand master.

Saw earlier that you said you were a junior master. Don't find it hard to believe.
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Re: Finally got my chess game above 1500

Postby Tab » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:02 am

Fixed Cross wrote:Tab just watched you crush a 1900 player and had him run off from the table. Nice!
I did see that last king-pin coming.


Yeah, that was close to a perfect game :D , everything just popped, mind you the guy did throw away his queen for a rook for no real reason I could see.
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Re: Finally got my chess game above 1500

Postby Fixed Cross » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:38 pm

By the way, you and Carleas have sort of dulled the lustre of Chess in my mind by comparing it to tic tac toe, and Tetris. Unfortunately there is some truth to it.
Which is, also, why probably super-masters at it become rather limited personalities. Its not really a terrifically important exercise of the mind.

Hmm.

Not sure how to feel about that.
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Re: Finally got my chess game above 1500

Postby Tab » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:50 pm

Once you get into the habit of 'seeing' what's going on most players are transparant. You have to try and break their game. After that they start screwing up.

I'm very good at a certain type of chess game, and bad at others. Being able to take a breath, and see a weird move to make is golden. :D

It's worth becoming decent at it tbh. It's just not as hard as the media tropes pretend it is. I always laugh when I watch a film where the protagonists play chess against each other. The deep thought... the wrinkled brows... the epiphanies... Aha!!! Mr Bond etc. Lol.
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Re: Finally got my chess game above 1500

Postby Meno_ » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:10 pm

Tab wrote:Once you get into the habit of 'seeing' what's going on most players are transparant. You have to try and break their game. After that they start screwing up.

I'm very good at a certain type of chess game, and bad at others. Being able to take a breath, and see a weird move to make is golden. :D

It's worth becoming decent at it tbh. It's just not as hard as the media tropes pretend it is. I always laugh when I watch a film where the protagonists play chess against each other. The deep thought... the wrinkled brows... the epiphanies... Aha!!! Mr Bond etc. Lol.



Sounds a lot like poker, maybe. Players should adopt wearing shades to become less transparent.
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Re: Finally got my chess game above 1500

Postby Fixed Cross » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:49 pm

Tab wrote:Once you get into the habit of 'seeing' what's going on most players are transparant. You have to try and break their game. After that they start screwing up.

I'm very good at a certain type of chess game, and bad at others. Being able to take a breath, and see a weird move to make is golden. :D

Ive recognized that, too.
The most absurdly brilliant destabilizing moves Ive seen came from a man claiming to be Fischer.
https://youtu.be/8T3WRf-yOs8?t=40

It's worth becoming decent at it tbh. It's just not as hard as the media tropes pretend it is. I always laugh when I watch a film where the protagonists play chess against each other. The deep thought... the wrinkled brows... the epiphanies... Aha!!! Mr Bond etc. Lol.

Yes. And in such movies, the genius eureka move is always something like queen takes rook with mate. AH!
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Re: Finally got my chess game above 1500

Postby Fixed Cross » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:50 pm

Meno_ wrote:
Tab wrote:Once you get into the habit of 'seeing' what's going on most players are transparant. You have to try and break their game. After that they start screwing up.

I'm very good at a certain type of chess game, and bad at others. Being able to take a breath, and see a weird move to make is golden. :D

It's worth becoming decent at it tbh. It's just not as hard as the media tropes pretend it is. I always laugh when I watch a film where the protagonists play chess against each other. The deep thought... the wrinkled brows... the epiphanies... Aha!!! Mr Bond etc. Lol.



Sounds a lot like poker, maybe. Players should adopt wearing shades to become less transparent.

Arent we all, online, wearing shades?
Why not make an account.
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