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- Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:52:20 EST NRLyHIRc No.26857
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Anyone here play chess? What're some of your favorite strategies?
Beatrice Sittinggold - Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:18:35 EST 9yKa/4Mv No.26858 Reply
Be confident and aggressive while making really safe moves.
Psychology, bitches.
Make them fuck up.
Charlotte Drankinback - Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:28:13 EST yu/FrFiK No.26860 Reply
Exert as much pressure as possible from as far away as possible. Force them to play your game (they move in response to your moves). Dont just defend, counter attack - attack the back of the attack. Always play the most flexible move, and if you are going to be forced to play a move eventually, make it as soon as possible. Tempo, Space, and Pressure are more important than Material imo.
Nicholas Nengerhat - Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:31:09 EST LNfVwgeP No.26861 Reply
i'm horrible at chess.
i just try to fight a battle of attrition and end up getting my ass handed to me.
Phineas Blackhall - Fri, 02 May 2014 18:07:49 EST 9CqCKUSk No.26863 Reply
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Memorize long strings of moves that end with me having a piece advantage, thats what the pros do.
Eliza Pibblepitch - Tue, 06 May 2014 03:52:43 EST OAunsJZK No.26890 Reply
I play chess, I studied it for years. I'm rated around 2000.

The trick to learning chess is to work backwards. Start learning the endgames first, they can be mastered on their own. Then when you study the middle game, you study it in relation to the endgame. Knowing which endings are won or lost will give you tremendous foresight in the middle game.

Far too many players start with the openings and memorize hundreds of variations and as soon as their memorized moves run out they get crushed.
Jack Bunshaw - Tue, 13 May 2014 06:53:49 EST mIVnjl90 No.26902 Reply
I don't memorize shit - I play fairly reactionary chess and while I don't think this technique would work in the pros, amongst friends it definately makes the game more fun. Of course I plan a few moves ahead but there aren't really any set pieces - I prefer to be creative with it.
Fuck Pockbury - Wed, 21 May 2014 22:03:30 EST pEP8fkTJ No.26922 Reply
I was just about to start a chess thread.
I don't play often enough to develop any strategies on my own and I would feel out of place if I learned some that others have come up with as I only play against my girlfriend usually.
I try to think ahead as much as possible, and when she is thinking of her move I usually go through each piece and think of all of the places they could move to - which gives me a pretty good idea of how to trick my opponent into slipping up or at least where the safest place to move would be.
Nicholas Pickbanks - Mon, 26 May 2014 17:25:27 EST wV9iVLAL No.26933 Reply
I usually try to command the center four squares of the board, the rest works itself out from there.
Phoebe Pellersack - Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:22:49 EST 65Iw4QbN No.27035 Reply
Cool advice. I just started getting into chess. I would always play with someone if they asked, but lose so quickly it's clear I'm just no fun to play with. So I;ve decided to rectify that. I've never won a chess game against another person (even going back to gradeschool), but I at least want to be interesting. My biggest problem is missing obvious shit (moving a piece right into the path of another without seeing it).
Alice Clayfoot - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:46:10 EST GS3P0wMH No.27038 Reply
I've played chess since I was probably 8, when I played yahoo chess I oscillated between 1500-1700, but I never really knew any formal strategy or anything I just sort of went with my gut.

I still don't really understand chess, but I can beat any of my friends pretty handily at it.
Jenny Sesslebanks - Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:37:39 EST tZY10F0e No.27142 Reply
Its probably better to learn how to evaluate the board and find good moves, rather than memorize things, because unless you're also playing against someone else who knows a lot of theory, memorization is going to go out the window soon.

Good things to learn:

Teach yourself to see a few moves ahead. You need to come up with a plan and figure out how to do it. You can imagine how you'd improve the position (my pawns should be like this, with my knight here, etc) and then figure out the moves to do it. Also get used to visualizing your opponent's responses to your moves to make sure the plan is practical.

Learn how and when to trade captures, and how to win when the board material is thin. Most players I know get progressively worse and impatient as the game goes on, since with more pieces missing, abstract concepts like distance and position matter more, rather than who-captures-what and who-can-check-who. Pawns in good positions become winning queens, and are often overlooked by novices (just one of a trillion examples).

The only thing you should memorize are the common traps and how to avoid/counter them. Beyond that, finding good moves is more important (and fun) than memorizing scripts.

Think on your opponents time. My friends think I'm a prodigy (I'm merely mediocre) because I move almost instantly. Really, I just correctly predict opponent's move sometimes and have my response ready by the time I do it. If they don't do what you predicted, check to see if it disrupts your plan, and if not, keep rolling.

Try to figure out your opponent's plan.

Want a tutor? Get Chessmaster 10/Grandmaster/Whatever and do the Waitzkin tutorial courses. Better than any book or YouTube video I ever saw. He teaches you to analyze, make judgements, and how to win games with few pieces on the board.
Samuel Picklock - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:15:54 EST pmWff1YU No.27143 Reply
Fool's gambit is best gambit. It's the chess equivalent of ganking a level 20 with your level 90 in wow.
Hamilton Winderlat - Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:19:15 EST IutB2tKc No.27289 Reply
My favorite strategy is to like, trick em, and capture their pieces, and get their king.
Nigel Poffingham - Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:12:43 EST TIyfnoRO No.27298 Reply
sit on your hands. seriously. do it. itll give you a second to revaluate what you are about about to do.
Archie Blocklespear - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:37:49 EST PJhbWqF4 No.27530 Reply
i do this when my plan doesnt work out. they just took the peice you were gonna use to put them in check?
>fuck it
>center 4 squares will be mine
and then by the time i gain control of them i usually have something figured out.
Jonny - Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:23:00 EST qynY9Tfs No.27534 Reply
Having stayed at many mental institutions I have played hundreds of chess games over the last six months of my life against hoboes, schizophrenics, truckers, gangsters, crazy bitches, and computers.
I wouldn't say I'm an expert but I have decided to devote pretty much a good portion of the rest of my life to getting better at it.
Jonny - Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:23:00 EST VNrIKmOK No.27535 Reply
Having stayed at many mental institutions I have played hundreds of chess games over the last six months of my life against hoboes, schizophrenics, truckers, gangsters, crazy bitches, and computers.
I wouldn't say I'm an expert but I have decided to devote pretty much a good portion of the rest of my life to getting better at it.
Volcanic Beach - Sat, 14 May 2016 01:50:20 EST OpTadZ0A No.28105 Reply
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Fanny Sacklenot - Sat, 28 May 2016 03:03:52 EST VvOngk5d No.28134 Reply
When I was little, I had this theory that if I could set up all my pawns in a staggered line, then I would have an impregnable defence.
That never actually worked.
I did beat a much better player once by suddenly switching to Zerg Rush tactics and kamekazeing him.
Volcanic Beach - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:28:29 EST OpTadZ0A No.28174 Reply
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Sometimes charging right in works.
09er - Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:42:53 EST OpTadZ0A No.28263 Reply
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Chess..chess never changes Ω
Phoebe Wettinghall - Sat, 10 Sep 2016 03:19:58 EST 4erWz9Nt No.28268 Reply

Oh my sweet fuck, Chess promotion allows you to actually have nine queens at once. The fuck.

I was always under the impression you could only pick from pieces that had already been captured. Chess is very different from how I thought it was.
Basil Govingkit - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:50:30 EST EvFj0+LI No.28279 Reply
how are you supposed to be able to tell your pieces from your opponent's pieces in that chess set? just the direction they're facing? kinda impossible to tell the board state. very poor design.
Edwin Crollybadging - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:36:47 EST am+Tq3lx No.28377 Reply
thy are, they just set it up like retards for the picture. the kennys got both blue and red bases, but standing on the same side
Phineas Pitthood - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:28:41 EST KtxZgAIK No.28387 Reply
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Is it possible to reach grandmaster level while not being a talented genius? I really like chess, but I'm kind of really dumb. Can you reach grandmaster level by just reading chess books all day?
Reuben Crunkinshaw - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:54:05 EST ShHunpkK No.28395 Reply
I like the English (if white) Sicilian (if black)
Eliza Blattingman - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:03:45 EST Likh7VkN No.28512 Reply
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Win with the White Queen
Wesley Middlemane - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:59:30 EST 2hro5g49 No.28514 Reply
I think pretty much anything that actually has an ability curve where good and bad is meaningful, the best players have a mix of talent, effort and research with the true masters who understand everything else able to create because they know how their new styles will work with existing ones. If you try hard though and do your research that will usually put you above middle third. You'll be almost out the bump. Without practice and effort you won't even reach that section. Whether you're at the edge of the bulge or past the hump in the normal curve entirely is what talent decides. If you love chess why not just be the best you can?
Fucking Darryfoot - Wed, 10 May 2017 13:48:57 EST xv+zRq7F No.28539 Reply
You know, I've always wondered about the idea of a collectible-card-game/deck-building-type model of Chess where you can build your "army" via point-buy and buy extra pieces ala the classic Fairy Chess pieces like the Grasshopper or the Threeleaper to expand your deck.

Anyone else ever thought of that?
Reuben Dartshaw - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 22:51:08 EST 2LQ8VyTR No.28554 Reply
Table top games do this, LOTR and warhammer fantasy/40k come to mind
Sophie Dangerdig - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:29:13 EST ieoVJwwm No.28555 Reply
Yeah though they're much more open and unbalanced and money grabby, especially GW.
Alice Bodgeman - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:08:33 EST /o/Vu7DL No.28559 Reply
Agreed, but I do think there are some work arounds. I mean, you don't technically need the fancy $40 model of a hover tank to say its a hover tank, it just looks cool. Then one can probably pirate the rule set and go to the races.

I do think that the 'indy' boardgame scene is in good shape right now, the model of 'building' something given a restriction then battling it out could work. There is a deck building game called dominion which has melded that mechanic pretty well but it doesn't have what you were talking about (a point bank which you use to purchase an 'army').

If you are good at graphic design and using software, I think it would be sweet to design a game like that and see if kick starter will help you to market. Plenty of games have started out that way

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