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366 posts found

General Chess Discussion - What is everyone's opinion on takebacks? #7

During the Roman Empire, "damnatio ad bestias" was a form of capital punishment in which the condemned person was killed by wild animals, such as lions, Caspian tigers or black panthers in amphitheate…

by kifaru
General Chess Discussion - What is the worst poor sport you have ever seen? #5

"The guy is nearly 2000 rated": If you look at his games, asking for take backs seems to be the rule rather than the exception. So we can presume he gained his nearly 2000 "rating" by asking takeba…

by kifaru
General Chess Discussion - How do I improve at the endgame? #14

A good book is "Endgame Strategy" by Mikhail Shereshevsky. I also like "Winning Chess Endgames. Just the Facts" by Alburt and Krogius. And of course Nunn's Understanding Chess Endgames.

by kifaru
General Chess Discussion - Takeback opinions make me quit Lichess #4

During the Middle Ages, chess players asking for takebacks were put in the pillory for public humiliation. People would excitedly gather in the marketplace to taunt, tease and laugh at the offender on…

by kifaru
Off-Topic Discussion - Will scientists find the purpose of existence in future through science ? #16

There is no purpose in the way our universe is functioning. Our universe is part of a multiverse and it is only one among an infinity of other possible universes, each with different laws of physics…

by kifaru
General Chess Discussion - Clock for Tournaments to Buy #6

In my little part of the cosmos, everybody seems to use DGT north american.

by kifaru
Francophone - Paris #8

Dans la liste suivante des clubs sur Paris, on en trouve six ouverts 7 jours sur 7, et deux ouverts 6 jours sur 7 ( il faut regarder la colonne "JO" ) : http://www.echecs.asso.fr/ListeClubs.aspx?Acti…

by kifaru
General Chess Discussion - OH CAPABLANCA #2

Beware of the small bishop.

by kifaru
General Chess Discussion - Getting Rid of Premove #2

But we're humans, Just a bunch of monkeys on a big blue spinning ball . Insanity is not a rare occurrence.

by kifaru
General Chess Discussion - Requesting a take back - what is the common approach? #8

In Inuit culture, Qalupaliks are human-like creatures with long hair, green skin, and long finger nails that live in the sea. They carry away people who break the rules of society in a unforgivable wa…

by kifaru