/v/ plays chess continued from earlier this morning,
All right we had a pretty good thread going on earlier today lets try this again
Just go to play with friends and then copy and paste here You can make an account or play anonymously.
Also lets try to only have two games going on at one time
Pillow biter from earlier, take note that I'm at work so I may have moments when I'm dealing with customers.
I'm not good so expect to win if you're any kind of skilled.
Just trying to pass my 14 hour shift along.
I dunno, I think white looks pretty solid with efficient play.
White can move behind the black pawns and use the bishop to cover the queenside pawn - if black goes for the bishop immediately, white is guaranteed a promoted pawn. It seems the same if black instead tries to maneuver behind the queenside pawn.
Well played, black
I'm off to bed, have fun everyone
For example, a white pawn moves two steps from the front line
Now, a black pawn on the same row and adjacent to the white pawn can move in the tile the white pawn jumped over, and in doing so, remove the white pawn. Standard capture move of a diagonal step.
The only capture where the capturing piece doesn't take the position of the captured piece.
Visual if you still don't get it.
It was added in response to another rule change; the one allowing pawns to move 2 spaces on their first move. That was a change intended to speed up games. However, people worried about the change since it messed with certain set ups. Thus en passant was amended on as well.
maybe play against the computer on easy.
getting better at chess by just playing is a bit tricky though. you need to know the basics for that to work. just look up beginner guides
Only 20 games?
Play more, become more familiar with the board and how pieces move. The better you are at being familiar with piece movement, the better you can position your own pieces to deny your opponent from moving into good locations against you. You can also plan where you will be in several moves, not to mention the best (and most likely) moves your opponent will take to plan ahead.
A lot of chess is board control. Controlling a lot of the board means that your opponent cannot do much to respond.
I blundered around a lot myself, and it cost me two games. Openings, especially, messed me up. Don't worry too much about it. It's best to see what traps you fall into so that you can be familiar with them in the next game.
I sometimes force tradeoffs like that that to screw up my opponent's organization, not to mention removing pieces from the board.
The biggest issue for you in the endgame was having that rook stuck in the A-rank between those two pawns. Seriously, you couldn't do anything with that. Between that and losing in most of the tradeoffs, it was just hard for you to build up momentum.
That, and you went to grab my pieces when I was setting you up for much worse at times.
Knights are really tricky to use well and really tricky to pin down. Bishops and pawns are really great at catching them.
My big concern was ending up in a position where both queens were vulnerable to each other and my opponent captured mine. I had that happen twice with recent games, and needing to capture the opponent's queen with my king was a bad position to be in. It meant that I couldn't castle anymore, which is the best way to get a rook out into play and keep the king away from the action.
I just used that against you this time, forcing you to use your king for a queen trade.
Aha, I see. I'd been playing a bit more open but was punished for it very badly earlier today, so I've been playing more conservative and defensive. Well, minus forcing the tradeoffs.
I think White Anon vanished once his rook was taken, though.
Why do people even put times on these? If someone doesn't make a move around here for 5 minutes, then just leave the room. /v/ is the very definition of pick-up-and-leave.
Also, I'm waiting for you apparently.
There's no way that black has the advantage here. The only way black can defend against the promote is to move the rook, at which point, white can snap up the pawns. White has 2 past pawns that will be difficult for black to capture, meanwhile, black's pawns are both stifled. I'd much rather be white in this game. That's with white moving first, however. Houdini has white up 3 points when they have the move but down .2 when it's blacks move. Still much rather be white in either scenario.
Stupid, not thinking, the square was protected earlier so I mentally blanked and still assumed it was protected.
Even when I moved said protection into the square.
I probably wasn't doing BADLY until that point, either, despite being down on pieces.
Oh well, live and supposedly learn to pay closer attention.
These threads are slow as fuck and would be eaten up by the rapid circle jerking in the other generals sadly. Why not /vr/? The game is nearly 1000 years old, and there have been multiple pre-Y2K renditions of chess. We could easily keep a thread up there with maybe a dozen posts a day.
WHITE, YOU IDIOT, YOU SHOULD'VE MOVED YOUR QUEEN TO G6 BEFORE HIS KNIGHT MOVED TO E7. YOU HAD CHECK, YOU FUCK.
Opening positions on the back rows are largely randomized. You can still castle and bishops still alternate.
It is to chess what Dota 2 is to LoL, a scrubbier version with RNG
Still fun though
For starters, try moving the pawn two spaces forward instead of one. Get control of the center. Also try and limit the number of pawn moves/same piece moves you make early on. Get your pieces out and castle early, then don't touch the 3 pawns in front of your king.
Damn did not see that coming gg
I'm going to take another break from the game
I know I got to cocky thinking I could win without trading to many of my Pieces