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What sort of tournament would you like?

  • Longer games where you play all games over a week or longer

    Votes: 7 30.4%
  • Shorter games where all games are played in one day/evening

    Votes: 8 34.8%
  • Ladder, where you can challenge people above you to move up the ladder

    Votes: 8 34.8%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .

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Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
19,691
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Yep, should i post in that thread?

Nah, this is enough. I’ll tag you in that thread. Same for you Buckemenico.

Now we have two new members, it’s good too get a game in:
Buckemenico , could you find member 0ryanfrancis, press the chess board and set up a challenge? Then when that gets accepted you’re off and running!
 

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Jade

Smug lives here.
Jul 8, 2008
34,410
52,673
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Essendon
Keen to see if there's still any activity here - I'm not particularly good, but I do play most days.
 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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Good game mate. Thanks for the invite.

We'll have a new chess ladder up next year - would be great to see you involved in that. We also hold our "chess AFL" which will coincide with the AFL season.

Also, we will hold a match against another club at the start of next year and you'd be welcome on the team. We are currently unbeaten!

Any questions, reach out to anyone in the club - and hope you enjoy it!
 

Jade

Smug lives here.
Jul 8, 2008
34,410
52,673
AFL Club
Essendon
We'll have a new chess ladder up next year - would be great to see you involved in that. We also hold our "chess AFL" which will coincide with the AFL season.

Also, we will hold a match against another club at the start of next year and you'd be welcome on the team. We are currently unbeaten!

Any questions, reach out to anyone in the club - and hope you enjoy it!

I’d be happy to get involved.
 

AngryRanga

Yo Yeah
Sep 6, 2013
5,606
8,453
AFL Club
St Kilda
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Toby Greene, Man City, Timberwolves
Trying to learn to play after watching Queen's Gambit. Joined club under name ANimbleSauce. Hopefully my sub 100 elo doesn't ruin the feng shui
 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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We have another club match! This time we're playing Orbis Centre Club. Sign up before 20 February:

 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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AngryRanga

Yo Yeah
Sep 6, 2013
5,606
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Toby Greene, Man City, Timberwolves
Hello, I'm going to treat this as a general chess discussion thread since I can't find one.

What's an acceptable/normal win% disparity between white and black pieces? I go 59/35/6 with white and 50/44/6 with black (W%/L%/D%).

Is that gap worth changing my strategy with black? I try to play Kings Indian/Pirc Defence, but feel like I suck at it.
 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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Hello, I'm going to treat this as a general chess discussion thread since I can't find one.

What's an acceptable/normal win% disparity between white and black pieces? I go 59/35/6 with white and 50/44/6 with black (W%/L%/D%).

Is that gap worth changing my strategy with black? I try to play Kings Indian/Pirc Defence, but feel like I suck at it.

I think at our level that’s fine. The bigger point is whether you enjoy the games you play as black (I play similar but have had my fair share of games where I think I’m behind quite early on!). If you’d rather be more open it’s worth changing and seeing if you enjoy it more.
 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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We have a new club match - signups close 31 August!
 

Aristotle Pickett

Premium Platinum
Oct 19, 2020
8,078
14,632
AFL Club
Richmond
If anyone wants a game on chess.com let me know! I'm free every day at the moment . Seems to be a mutant virus keeping everyone at home.

Kasparov Vs 13yo Carlsen for anyone who hasn't seen it.

 

Glek

Senior List
Mar 26, 2020
277
175
AFL Club
Melbourne
Some nice wins there! I’ll PM you.

Super rusty not played in 20 years, still trying to figure out quickly where the best squares for the pieces are. If we cant win an AFL premiership hope we can win a Bigfooty Chess premiership, show our boys some leadership and encourage them to stay mentally fit in these testing times.