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Re: Stockfish at lichess (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Praetor Mandrake

Sometimes when we become a grandmaster, like you or me, the opponent looks feeble. The opponent must err in some way. That it looks funny to you is merely that you are used to less ignoble ways of dealing with loss.

Re: Is there a remedy against blundering? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Julian Waldby

Playing versus the computer can help with that. Maybe twenty games later I wasn't leaving the diagonal holes for the bishops and queen. It is predictable in taking advantage of certain faults and it helps make those faults go away.

order

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Julian Waldby

Say you have three moves to make for a decimating move. What order do you choose to make them in? I can usually order the third move so that it is two things happening at once. Like threaten two pawns at the same time or worse.

Stockfish at lichess

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: William Hyde

I was playing stockfish at level four a couple of days ago when it hung a mate in two. I know that level four isn't that high, but this still seems like an implausible error. True, Stockfish will make odd moves when it is hopelessly lost,

Re: The most beautiful and devastating tactical concept (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d So in this game: https://lichess.org/LjgzLvmidVPs the enemy fell victim to a royal fork. Because it was a 5/5 game, the enemy played on, but of course in vain. A handful of moves later he was mate. And even though this was a 15/1

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d In this battle: https://lichess.org/iKr4uDM0Nbdz the Stafford gambit caused havoc in the enemy ranks, as it is supposed to do. The enemy was of the 'never say die!' type, and soldiered on despite being 18 points behind in material,

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d Nice game Herviborous :) Amazing how weak Stockfish is in the endgame. But I think that carnivores are better equipped for chess than herbivores, they have more of a fighting spirit in them. And that is what it is all abo

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 18 Hours ago by: William Hyde

Killers indeed. The day finally came when Stockfish at level six played the Tennison against me. I thought it would be cheating to play my best line against it, so I improvised. The improvisation was not that good. It gave up a pawn, fo

Re: Albert on chess (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d More of Albert on chess: "The enormous psychological tension, without which nobody can be a chess master, was so deeply interwoven with chess that he could never entirely rid himself of the spirit of the game, even when he was occup

Re: The most beautiful and devastating tactical concept (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 8 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d So what is better than a Horse Fork? Exactly! TWO Horse Forks! In this nice game: https://lichess.org/jwaELNDUPWJ4 I had two Horse Forks, back to back. Before the first Fork the enemy was already a piece for two pawns behind in

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 18 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d I gave the wrong link in this post. Here is the right one: (I hope) https://lichess.org/ReC3ryPG#22 https://tinyurl.com/Ponz-Stein

Re: Crazy four horses game (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d And here is the fourth one! A four horses game where I get an extra queen, and the enemy is going to lose his one and only queen, so that it will be me with two queens against him with no queen. Or, I'll be 20 points ahead in

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d Whatever suits your fancy. Just make sure that you keep on enjoying yourself. It would be a shame if you gave up playing because the silicon monster is beating you all the time. So you have a good strategy to beat the engine.

Re: The most beautiful and devastating tactical concept (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d In this game https://lichess.org/tdBawBims84m a low rated but nevertheless irritating opponent was brought in line with a Royal Fork. I forked him om move 25, and after the fork the enemy was 13 points behind in material, but still

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: William Hyde

Not my style. I've moved up a level since then. I still blunder too much, but not quite as often. I was getting a plus score against level six, until yesterday when I went 2.5/7. I played some strange sacrifices which were at best alm

Re: [OT] Re: Miniatures are the best (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d In this Englund gambit https://lichess.org/9h3oJCct52pd the enemy surrendered on move 8. Right before this game I had another Englund gambit, in which the enemy lost a bishop on move 5. Unfortunately, that didn't help me very much,

Re: [OT] Re: Miniatures are the best (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d In this war over the board https://lichess.org/7GjMSPXuOKW3 the enemy fell for the old trap in the Tennison gambit. I couldn't play the simple trap in which you win the enemy queen for a horse and a bishop, because the enemy started

Re: Queen sacrifice followed by smothered mate (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 1 Hour ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d And I got yet another one! https://lichess.org/z7uTUuONQrTR And a while before I almost got another one, but I think the enemy saw it. Almost, but just not all the way :( But this one I played until the bitter end. (for the en

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d In this battle: https://lichess.org/SbfnuUyMFcEv the enemy was not familiar with the fishing pole trap. He surrendered on move 14, mate in a few moves being unavoidable. https://rb.gy/ln1tsa

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d So do I, so you're not the only one. I'm having a particular bad episode at the moment, I think mainly because I'm tired of playing so much chess, and don't want to think anymore. I play incredibly fast, the enemy thinks very lon

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 18 Hours ago by: William Hyde

In the past I disliked online chess, but age, alcohol abuse, senility or your example has made a convert of me and I've been playing a bit on lichess. First thing to note, I blunder incessantly. Against stockfish the question is not wil

Re: Opening traps are killers (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: Eli Kesef

Bs"d In this game: https://lichess.org/mXHFpy8cA6UB I started with the Zukertort, and got a Tennison gambit on the board. I went right away for the jugular and also for the quick and efficient trap in which you give up a horse and a bis

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