Tournament points: 288,276
Team leader: JiangoFett
For players who want to play classical chess for improvement, organize and play sparring games against elite players with the peace of mind that they will most likely not be computers (I check profiles beforehand). A place for analysis, chess discussion, and advice. The goal is to create a community of players who are dedicated to improving their chess, not their rating. Will generally be restricted to more elite players (classical > 2000) .
Location: Magnus Carlsen's Basement
I play the hedgehog with white, so I can be your sparring partner.
I'm trying to learn the hedgehog against the english and would like to play some sparring matches before a tournament in 2 weeks. Any english defense players up for a match?
Anybody know a line for white that doesn't draw "by force" (essentially any line that has <60% draw rate I suppose) after 4. Qc2 d5? I know Mamedyarov did this at Tata, but most of the lines I'm seein
Lol, well this is late, but can anyone play a game with me either this Thursday evening or Friday evening? Preparing for a tournament. If so pls message thx.
Is anyone interested in playing some classical games with me on Saturday, 09/23? We can maybe work a time out.
Hi, I can play with you after the weekend. I've also been playing/studying Sicilian lately, Najdorf and Sveshnikov mostly.
Hello, I have recently been learning the Sicillian Defense and would like a partner to practice with for both the white and black side. If you are interested please message me. Thanks!
Yea, I really need a legit sparring partner for long time controls. Lichess is starting to become like chess.com with the ridiculous amount of cheaters in the classical category =(
I was referring to 4...b6 after 4. Qc2, which is far more surprising than after Nf3, but nonetheless, a great game by Carlsen. I'll add you!
The opening received some recognition when it was used by Carlsen to defeat Yu Yangyi in 16 moves at the Qatar Masters (blitz). http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1812472 As a Nimzo pl