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General Chess Discussion - 1000 signs that you are a chess player#10

#9 You best friend is named "StockFish," and your girlfriend is named "Leela."


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General Chess Discussion - romantic chess, Is it good#6

@jonesmh, the problem with swashbuckling chess is when you swash and the other guy doesn't buckle.


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General Chess Discussion - Can everyone play chess?#12

@MathematicChess A lot of newer/less-experienced players spend way too much time learning openings; I'll plead guilty to that as well. At lower levels, it's best to learn general opening practices…


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General Chess Discussion - Can everyone play chess?#5

My question would be: Do you study, too? I golf, and I know that I can't just take my clubs out of the trunk and play. I have to practice, too. Spend your study time on endgames, middlegames and tac…


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General Chess Discussion - Phildor Defense. Aka The Black Lion#7

Your last game isn't a Lion. That's defined as 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nbd7. Weakening your kingside that quickly doesn't seem right. Main lines are 4. Nf3 e5 and 4. f4 e5, though you'll also see…


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General Chess Discussion - Phildor Defense. Aka The Black Lion#2

Dude, I can attest to it being a good practical opening below master level. As a class A played it online in blitz for years, and in OTB (G/25 vs. A and B players) for the past six months with good re…


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Game analysis - The PIG#3

sxpg is correct. I would know....


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General Chess Discussion - Why am I not improving?#20

I play golf passably. When I practice, I try to hit all my clubs a few times and spend time on and around the putting green. Meanwhile, I'm surrounded by players who pound the driver and can outhit me…


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General Chess Discussion - Would you recommend From's Gambit against 1.f4 ?#13

Over the board Black gets a sharp position after 5...g4 6. Nh4 Ne7 7. d4 Ng6 8. Nxg6 hxg6 9. Qd3.


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