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I don’t even know the rules of chess. While the rest of the world is trying to look smart playing chess, I’m smoking the board with checkers and getting kinged.

Anyway, this came up on Facebook and I figured you chess people might find it funny, or at least get it, because I sure don’t.

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@LogGrad98 and I are playing a correspondence/daily move game right now. He's highly rated and I'm an average bum, but If I find a way to show our game before he beats me in 12 moves, I'll try and post it.
 
1. e4 1.. c5
2. f3 2.. g6
3.c3 3.. d5

Chess annotation. His moves then my replies.
He can correct my explanation, but I believe this is a sideline of a Sicilian defense.
 
1. e4 1.. c5
2. f3 2.. g6
3.c3 3.. d5

Chess annotation. His moves then my replies.
He can correct my explanation, but I believe this is a sideline of a Sicilian defense.
If anybody cares I'll update this, but as of now I'll just play a friendly game and probably get whooped.
 
If anybody wants to check out the game @LogGrad98 and I played here is how it played out.

We each did well early on, I gained a small advantage then blew it by getting greedy for his trapped knight. GG @LogGrad98 I'll send over an invite for a rematch.



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Would not call it whooping lol. You played good game until you missed that knight. Then it was tough to recover.
I started to flail when you kept pushing your pawn. The computer says it's bad, but I started to get too defensive and you controlled the game from there.
 
I was a good chess player till I read books about how to play chess
Now I stink :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
Books helped me gain 200+points in my rating and win some tournaments when I was younger. Not sure how much all that became ingrained and is evident now but I play pretty well for the most part, I think. Not as well as when I was in my late teens and early 20's. There's a reason why the best chess players become evident in their teenage years. It's when the mind is most flexible and capable of extreme abstract thought that lends itself very well to playing chess. That's also why for some people books don't help as reading books can stifle creativity somewhat. Even though generally if you push through that initial slump your game can improve dramatically. The book that helped me the most was fisher's book of his favorite games with his commentary and original notation. Gave great insight into the full potential of chess less as an exercise in mathematics and more as an art form. Highly recommended.
 
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