Where do you play? How do you improve? Where do you analyse your games? Any Software/Website that you use? How much do you play/week? Any achievements? What's your rating? Who do you follow?
Come on bros, let's get some chess discussion going
Amateur chess player here looking to improve my game and participate in tournaments. Managed to win president of my chess club and beat the club sponsor several times(have witnessed him win against a FM).
Easily, not sure about his dog tho. Haven't seen him in a while, does he still play these crappy openings a do those silly analyses with Stockfish?
Tourneys, online, with friends and coaches. At lest 6 hours a day, tons of studying and refreshing theory and opening preparation, too.
Stay fit from lifting+rowing machine cardio (most efficient way time wise). When I get really sick of work I read outside my field or do pencil sketch drawing, also shitposting here of course.
The thing about chess is I can't relax when I play it anymore, once you play competitive you can't go back, your mind stays in a competitive state every time you play and it takes a lot of time and effort to maintain your game at a certain level. I don't want my hobbies to consume more time than my work. Especially something like chess which isn't rewarding outside of improving at chess. Yes I could play lower league tournaments, but then I'd go back to being in competitive mode and go full autism spending countless hours improving my game.
Reading outside my field includes other STEM fields and I often gain inspiration from it, but generally it's just enjoyable. When I'm studying chess strategies I feel constant malaise and guilt like I should be doing something more important.
I tried watching anime and couldn't get into it, I don't know what /a/ sees in that shit.
I used to play chess with a guy that played Bobby Fischer in a tournament. Guy lost. I almost always lost against the guy, but I gave the guy trouble because my game was unorthodox and chess is a very deterministic game, especially at higher levels. The nature of the game is why computers are so fucking good at it.
You memorize openings. you memorize scenarios. I did a weird new opening game every time and adjusted from there. I invented an okay opening that spends 6 turns moving pawns into controlling the board and works well against certain openings. It gets you check-mated in 5 turns if you don't pay attention to the other asshole's opening.
>Being a chess prodigy has never been shown to be related to proficiency in math and or science.
To be great at chess you would have to be a massive autist, naturally there will be correlation between chess and math/science ability.
>the chess world champion seems pretty normal to me
Magnus is a huge autismo, I've played soccer with him on many occasions. He tries _very hard_ to be normal but he just isn't, it's painfully obvious if you meet him in person. He also gets super defensive if you ever imply that what he does or can do isn't normal.
>6 Pawn moves in the opening
It has been shown to increase focus, math ability, abstract problem solving and a slight (5-10) IQ increase in children.
He has assburgers at least, read up on his childhood.
Anyways, 2000ish player here. Ask away.
>believing the 2800 guy
I know his pain, to be categorized alongside drooling, hand-flapping retards despite being successful really hurts. I dont fit in with my peers, I got diagnosed with autism and then sent to an aspergers group. I did not fit in with them either because they were all fucking Chris-Chan tier. Was highly embarrasing to be seen with them. And then theres he fact that every katana-wielding school shooter gets confirmed as autistic in the media. I just cringe thinking that when people I know read about guys like Elliot Rodger Im probably the first person they think of.
Why tell people you're autistic then?
I think the high-functioning thing is just misdiagnosis; psychiatrist shills telling people they're autistic when they're really just introverted. Most autists I've met in real life don't seem self aware at all.
>It has been shown to increase focus, math ability, abstract problem solving and a slight (5-10) IQ increase in children.
So does studying math. I see no reason to practice your chess game instead of just working on your actual target.
>In December 2013, Carlsen publicly denied having a form of autism spectrum disorder in an interview with Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang, amid persistent speculation. He went on to clarify his earlier response in 2008 during a Q&A session with Nettavisen, during which he replied, "yes, isn't it obvious?" He went on to say that he considers himself to have "normal social skills and to be functioning normally."
SJW psychiatrist told me to shout it from the rooftops. I quickly realized that this made others look down on me but the damage was done. Had to completely ditch my old social circle, quit university, changed number, moved house. Now nobody outside of family knows I have an autism diagnosis.
i got 1750 elo as a teenager, now I just play casually online from time to time
i hate the common misconceptions like "chess is just calculation" and "you need to memorize shit", it can be a pretty fun game
>Falling for the feminism meme
kek. It works for women because men are attracted weak women. Women and men alike despise any weakness in males. Hide that shit and bury it deep Anon. People will never love or respect you if they know.