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Black to play

S Schweber vs Spassky


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I suck at chess


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I set one monster in defence mode and end my turn.


The Queen is specced terribly. Who the fuck makes a level 8 Queen with a Wisdom of 9??


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I exploit the appearance of such an unholy beast to rally the army of Jerusalem


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You think you're being funny but you're ruining a perfectly good thread. Can you leave the chess threads to the chess players please?



That's the winning move. Remaining scenarios are as follows:

>If white queen captures D1 or moves to E1, then black queen moves to G2 and checkmates the king. The same goes for any irrelevant move like moving a pawn or bishop, since the white queen is now pinned and cannot stop a G2 checkmate.

>If white moves rook to F3 to stall the inevitable, black queen captures rook at F3 and situation is hopeless. White has a turn to move pawn or bishop but none of his possible moves can prevent the G2 checkmate.

>If white moves king to F2 he gets a little breathing space, but black rook captures white queen at F1 and checks the king. King captures rook at F1 because he has to. Black queen moves to B1, placing checking the king again, after which white king can either move to E2 or F2. Black queen moves to B2 and checks the king either way. No matter what white does, black's queen captures the rook at A3 and while the game still goes on for a little while, it's pretty hopeless for white since black has 5 pawns, a queen, and a bishop while white has 3 pawns and 1 bishop. Unless black spontaneously starts misplaying and loses his queen, the game is eventually his.



Kind of a shame, too. More fa/tg/uys should learn how to actually play chess, but even then, stuff like this will go over the heads of novice players, wouldn't it?


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Chess players frequently fight against one another, often simply to indulge their craving for blood or to revel in the sheer pleasure of action and conflict.

Now play me.


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A Anastasian vs L Babujian



I believe the answer is White rook to G3 check. Scenarios are as follows:

>1. Black knight captures G3. White queen moves to G4, check again. (Black queen can move to G5 but will be captured by white queen, continuing the check.) King moves out to F8. Queen moves to G7 checkmate.

>2. Black knight/queen moves to G5, blocking the check. White rook captures black knight/queen at G5, check again. From here, two possibilities emerge.

>>2(a). Black captures the white rook at G5 with his remaining piece, white queen captures black piece at G5, check again. Black king moves to F8, white queen moves to G7 checkmate.

>>2(b). Black moves king to F8 instead of capturing the rook. White moves rook to G8, checking the king. King captures rook because it is the only option. White queen moves to G4, check again. (Remaining black piece can move to G5 to block check but will be captured by white queen, continuing the check.) King moves out to F8. Queen moves to G7 checkmate.

>3. Black king moves to F8 directly. White bishop moves to G7 check. Black king moves to G8 (sole possible option). White Bishop moves to F6, discovered check by rook. Now the queen can no longer threaten G5 because the bishop is in the way. If black knight captures G3, continue as scenario 1. If black knight moves to G5, continue as scenario 2 into 2(b). If king moves to F8 again, move white rook to G8 check. King captures G8 rook by necessity. Move white queen to G4 and it's the same scenario as 1, except white can sacrifice a knight instead of a queen to accomplish nothing.


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Alekhine vs A Munoz



If you want to keep up the serious chain nothing's stopping you


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This move leads to an inevitable and unblockable checkmate. You don't want to mess around with me faggot.


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M Wecker vs A Petursson



Knight to C6 or F5 "wins" the game. In reality it's more like a vicious fork. Black can basically either capture the white knight and lose his queen or receive a checkmate. If the knight lives, black knight to E7 leads to instant checkmate, so that's not an option. If white captured C6 with his knight and black captures C6 with his black queen, then white has enough of a turn advantage over the black queen to just casually start moving the white queen over to H6 before black's king can leave G8 and then move the queen to G7 and checkmate the king without the black queen being able to stop it, so taking white knight with the black queen at C6 is just a losing option. If black captures the white knight (whether it was placed at C6 or F5) with the pawn, black loses his queen to the white queen and the game is actually not yet won, but it's nevertheless treated as a foregone conclusion. Strictly speaking white knight captures C6 is probably the better move so that black loses both a queen and a knight, but either way it's treated as a foregone conclusion that white has an insurmountable advantage over black.


>not posting white rook to C1 instead

Your chess humor needs help.


I think the reason you're not getting much of a response on your chess puzzles is that you need to post easier, noob-friendly chess puzzles. We're talking absolute novice chess puzzles. And then you can gradually increase the difficulty. Right now I reckon a lot of people are lost.

Those chessgames.com difficulty markings are pretty much bullshit. I think they use some shitty algorithm which checks how many moves it takes to win and rate the difficulty of the puzzle based on that number, but a lot of games were conceded so a one move to instant forfeit between professionals might involve 10 more moves to seal the deal for an actual checkmate, and in some cases the forfeit is caused not by an instant win but by obtaining a major advantage.



I'm digging the puzzles, but I lurk most of the time. Keep posting 'em anon!

1 … Bb4+

Then either:

2. Bd2 Qxd2++


3. Qxb4 (or any Queen move leaving d1 undefended)

3. … Qd1++


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M Meinhardt vs Sasikiran


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1. … Rxh3+

2. Kxh3 Rh8+

3. Kg4 f5++


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L van Foreest vs Jinshi Bai


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S Fairbairn vs A Zozulia



>If the knight lives, black knight to E7 leads to instant checkmate

Sorry, I meant that if the C6 white knight lives, white knight to E7 leads to instant checkmate. And if the F5 white knight lives, the knight threatens instant checkmate with H6 instead.


So I've never done chess puzzles before, but how do you decide how Black moves? Do you just play both sides as well as you can? What if you miss something on Black's side and only win with White because you didn't play Black well enough? Would that be considered an incorrect solution?

I tried looking this up, but all I can find is online chess puzzles where a cpu controls Black.



>So I've never done chess puzzles before, but how do you decide how Black moves? Do you just play both sides as well as you can?

Correct. Your goal is to find a way you can force your opponent into a checkmate no matter how well he plays. With some of these game winning moves, it is possible to escape the checkmate but usually at the cost of being screwed over so badly that you might as well forfeit. That's worth keeping in mind because some of these puzzles basically win by giving the enemy a choice of:

A) You're fucked because I took your valuable pieces.

B) You lose.

And then they forfeit. These solutions are different from the ones where you force an enemy into a checkmate because they win by seeking out overwhelming advantage instead.

>What if you miss something on Black's side and only win with White because you didn't play Black well enough? Would that be considered an incorrect solution?

Correct. That would be incorrect. Anyway, the point of these puzzles is to get good, so feel free to give them a try. Don't be afraid of messing up or asking for advice if you're proper stumped.



>"if my opponent moves this piece here, what would I do to counteract"


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Black's move

Alexandra Khudaya vs Yifan Hou


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B Savchenko vs A Kostin


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G Soutar vs G Chandler


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Areshchenko vs A Rustemov


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A Firouzja vs E Ghaem Maghami


You niggers ever considered doing these with Battle Chess?


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Conglomerate pawns into a megachessatron


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I Madl vs D Summermatter


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Mamedyarov vs Lu Shanglei


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N Zwirs vs P V Nandhidhaa


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Oral vs S Brodbeck


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Janowski vs O Chajes


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Janowski vs E Tennenwurzel



for some reason rd1 seems reasonable, if qxd1 then qh1+ kf2 qxd1

other option was qh1 immediately but it doesn't seem as concrete



i'd guess qg4+ if kh8 qg7# if kf8 qg7# if ng5 then it's not so concrete for me atm but qg4+ looks like a good option to start with



actually this is probably right since it eliminates ng5 which really did seem like a thorn in my side, give up the rook to threaten a really strong mating line, that was my first instinct but I decided against it and never reconsidered it


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Normantas vs V Vepkhvishvili



Will someone ban this fag?


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M Trosman vs Salov


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Jiner Zhu vs Fanghui Sun


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L Dek vs Bacrot


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H Rolletschek vs G Lither


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G Lasya vs I Barchuk


YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

New Finegold chess lectures are starting again.


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R Zysk vs A Huss


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R Jumabayev vs F Vallejo Pons


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S Smagin vs J Banas



Hahaha that was awesome


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M Muresan vs M Porubszky-Angyalosine


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Hector vs Barbero


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N Ninov vs C Adrian


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Judit Polgar vs L J Kerkhoff


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M Bosiocic vs I Kowalski


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W So vs Nakamura


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Damljanovic vs Geller


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McShane vs Anand


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Short vs E Blomqvist


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D Shapiro vs Silman


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Taimanov vs M Beilin



1. ♖1xf4 ♜d8 {-7,66/10}

2. ♖g4+ ♛xg4 {-8,33/12}

3. ♗xg4

then evade one rook check, block another, exchange rooks and proceed to bully pawns?



(Don't mind junk, it's from XBoard.)


1. ♖1xf4 ♜d8

2. ♖g4+ ♛xg4

3. ♙xg4 ♜h6+

4. ♔g1 ♜d1+

5. ♔f2 ♜d2+

6. ♔e3 ♜xg2

7. ♖g7+ ♚h8

8. ♗xe5 ♜h3+

9. ♔f4 ♜f2+

10. ♔g5 ♟h6+

11. ♔g6 ♜f6+

12. ♗xf6 ♜e3

13. ♖h7+ ♚g8

14. ♕f7#


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Ivanchuk vs N Legky


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A W Fox vs A Clerc



♙h4+ ♚xh4



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==White== to play

Vidmar vs Euwe


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Joel Benjamin vs Mephisto


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Blackburne vs NN


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A Kovchan vs A Volokitin



>Blackburne vs NN

1. Rxb6+ axb6

2. Qxb6#


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L Deelman vs B Bleykmans


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A Rychagov vs A Lanin



I know there has to be something better, but that knight threatens queen just keeps calling to me. So tempting, but that makes it feel like a trap.



… Qe4+

Ka1 Qe1+

NxQ RxN#


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Carlsen vs K Holm



I don't play chess, and don't know the correct lingo, but if the queen moves to F1, black would either have to move the king to a5, or move the pawn from b7 to 7 to prevent checkmate. if pawn move, pawn swap from a4, if king to a5, then move the bishop from e3 to d2 putting black in checkmate.



ignore this, I'm a shitter.

pawn in a4 to a5, then queen to e1

sage since I'm a faggot


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White queen to g6, black knight to g6, white knight to h5. Checkmate.


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White to play

Grischuk vs Ponomariov



qG8+ rxG8



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Black to play

E Dizdarevic vs Kramnik


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White to play

S Sjugirov vs A Kveinys



. rxF2+

Then either

kxF2 rD2+

kg1 qE1+

rF1 qxG3+

qG2 qxG2++


kH3 qH7+

kG4 rD4+

gG5 qG6++


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White to play

Kramnik vs NN


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White to play

J Littlewood vs G Abrahams


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White to play

D Sadzikowski vs A Mista



Queen to f8

King takes queen

Rook to c8



Queen to f8

King to h7

Queen to g7



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Black to play

Caruana vs T Petrik


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Black to play

T Goutali vs L Pan Zhang


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White to play

M Bartel vs A Belezky


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Black to play

R Vidruska vs O Badelka


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White to play

S Maroroa vs J Wilson


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White to play

E Safarli vs A Donchenko


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White to play

F Beltz vs A Guerrero Rodriguez



Rxg6, I think. After Kxg6, Qg4, mate looks inevitable.


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White to play

M Rodshtein vs T L Petrosian


Nice solution.


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Black to play

S Maroroa vs A Diamant


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White to play

D Bojovic vs M Zarkovic


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White to play

M Elgohary vs K Elfelo


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White to play

W Jacobusse vs S Potter


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White to play

N Lopes vs Una O'Boyle


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Black to play

D Perez vs J Jackova


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Black to play

S Petrenko vs Chiburdanidze


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Black to play

M Efroimski vs T Munkhchuluun


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White to play

V Laznicka vs Movsesian


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Black to play

J Salomon vs M Vachier-Lagrave


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Black to play

S Platzack vs J van Baarle


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Black to play

Gleizerov vs Krasenkow


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Black to play

N Arora vs B Samhouri


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White to play

Nakamura vs E Iturrizaga


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White to play

Hector vs A Gupta


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Black to play

Topalov vs Anand


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White to play

Naiditsch vs C Jeitz


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White to play

A Y Rotstein vs Y Gonzalez Vidal


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White to move. hint: Q sac


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White to play

S Volkov vs D Anikonov


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Black to play

Averbakh vs Kotov


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White to play

K Rohonyan vs A L'Ami


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Black to play

Taimanov vs Psakhis


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Black to play

Topalov vs W So


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White to play

T Oyunbaatar vs I Chahrani



>T Oyunbaatar vs I Chahrani

I had to look that one up, because I couldn't figure out what I was missing. But turns out I wasn't missing anything. Black just resigned. Sacrificing a rook for a pawn, bishop, and (eventually) queen isn't exactly a hard to figure out move.


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Radjabov vs Morozevich


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Black to play

F Patuzzo vs K Raisanen





>... bxc6


>... Ka5


>... Ka7

> Nb5+ Ka8

>Qc8+ Bb8


Holy fuck I got one



... Rf1


>Kxg4 Rxe2

>Black wins material


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White to play

L Dominguez vs Aronian


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Where are the chess variations? Chess: Sun & Moon?



Most are long gone. Kind of like cards the western world more or less adopted the French variant as the preferred variety.

If you're looking for a modern 'chess' with many variants go to shogi, which has many extant.



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>More fa/tg/uys should learn how to actually play chess




Library. Plenty of "learn chess" books. Will cover basics, different level of puzzles, and explain what to expect over the course of a game. My roughest looking book is one I picked up when I literally was part of a chess club in school.

After that, you can practice either playing against a computer with varying skill, or online, or in person if you find the right place, crowd.


>Chess has a dedicated thread that has almost an entire year of reasonable activity

>I can't get a Go thread to survive past 12 posts

Go is fun! Really! I swear! It's the least weeby of the weeb strategy games!



Queen takes pawn on f7?


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I perform a successful role to deep strike in a Legion of the Damned Squad as reinforcements.

Now we begin the psychic phase.


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Chessboard is set up like so. Remember that a1 must be black and that the queen always takes her color. White goes first.


There are six types of pieces on the board. To take an opponents piece, you must move one of your pieces on theirs in accordance with their movement. The only exception is the pawn.

Pawns' can only move forward one space at a time and are only able to capture pieces that are forwardly diagonal to them. On their first turn, they can be moved two pieces. Once they reach the other side, they are turned into a piece of your choosing as long as it's not a king. There are eight pieces.

Rooks move any number of spaces horizontally and vertically. There are two of them and occupy the corners of the board.

Knights have this octagon ring around it, and they can jump to any point on that octagon. The key is to remember that the square a knight moves to is always opposite in color to the square they currently occupy. They are the only piece that can jump over others. There are two of them. I feel that this warrants an image, because fuck those people who say "L-shaped."

Bishops move any number of spaces diagonally. There are two of them, one occupying a black square and the other a white square.

Queens can move any number of spaces diagonally, horizontally, and vertically, making them effectively the most powerful piece on the board. There is one of them.

Kings can also move diagonally, horizontally, and vertically, but only one space at a time. These are the most valuable pieces, as the game is lost if you are unable to protect it. Check is when the king is being threatened by an opposing piece but you still have legal moves. You must get yourself out of check on your turn by moving the king to safety, taking the piece threatening the king, or defending the king with another piece in front of it. You cannot do the latter if the attacking piece is a pawn or a knight because of how their movement and capturing works. Checkmate is when the king is being threatened and there are no legal moves you can make to get out of it. Stalemate is when there are no legal moves to make, but you are not in check. The game ends in a draw.

There are only two Situational Moves. The first commonly used special move is castling, Castling is done with an unmoved king and and unmoved rook when there are no pieces between them and when the king is not in check. The king is moved in the direction of the rook two spaces and the rook is moved inward three spaces if it is the left side, or two spaces if it is the right side. The second, and rather rare special move is the en passant. If a pawn is moved up ahead there is an opposing pawn next to it, then that opposing pawn may capture by moving diagonally behind it. The last two images will give you a better understanding as I fear my description is lacking.


Head over to lichess.org. Pretty much everything you could ever learn is there. Work on visualizing techniques to help you figure out how your opponent can move and how your opponent is vulnerable.


Which is better, Go or Shogi?



I like Go better, but Shogi is more like chess. I feel like a Chess player would take to Shogi faster because of that if they can get past the moonrune pieces. But Go has extremely simple rules that can be completely learned in their entirety within 3 minutes, but after you learn the rules it leaves you feeling cold and alone since the board is so big and the principles that guide strategy are so vague. It's kind of hard to even get to the point where you can even think about where to move since you're left wondering what any move does.

They're kind of opposites in that way: Shogi turns people off from the beginning since the pieces are tiles with moonrunes on them, but if you get past that you find a familiar setting that a chess player could take to like a fish to water. Go is completely abstract and has universal appeal because of that, but once you've learned the rules and gotten interested, you're left wondering how anyone has any idea of what to do.




Rc6+ | bxc6




Go is nice, but I never played it all that seriously so I have little to say about it. I never got good enough to even figure out what my Kyu, or however that works. Anyone that cares enough about Go to consider it a hobby of theirs is likely already hunkered down on the few Go community sites that exist.



That's the thing about Go. You can't really play it and enjoy it at all unless you approach it seriously and try to learn some strategy. With Chess, two people who've never played it before can read the rules and immediately start having fun. Go isn't like that, Go for beginners is confusing. But if you delve into it a bit, you'll find a very interesting game.


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Go Rules!

Board looks like this, the game starts with an empty board. Board sizes can vary, but the most common is 19x19, but 13x13 and 9x9 are played too. 9x9 is good for beginners since 19x19 is pretty huge.

There are two players, black and white. There is only 1 type of piece: a stone.

The game begins with an empty board and both players take turns placing 1 stone on the board which is the only type of move.

Turn order is backwards from chess, Black moves first.

Pieces are played on the cross points on the lines instead of on spaces.

The point of the game is to enclose as many empty points on the board as possible. This is referred to as Territory. If you surround an enemy stone completely it is captured and removed from the game. Captures are worth 1 point, and a point of territory is worth 1 point.

If you place a stone adjacent to another stone, your opponent has to capture all of them at once. You can make long chains that are hard to capture because of this.

Pic 3 depicts a scenario where both players can trade a piece back and forth forever. To prevent this there is a rule called "Ko" which states that the board can never be in the same state twice. So if black captures White's stone by playing at A, then on White's turn, playing at B is an illegal move until he plays somewhere else. After he plays somewhere else and black plays again, playing at B is legal again.

That's it.



Oh yeah, and White gets 6.5 points for free in compensation for going 2nd. The .5 ensures that a tie is impossible unless the compensation is removed. This compensation is called "komi"


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Have you guys checked out the puzzle blitz on chess.com? You solve puzzles, one after another, and compete against others. It's free, and fun, desu. I wouldn't shill for the site if the game wasn't unique to that place.


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Pic 1 is a good example of how to score. The left side is fully surrounded by white stones (the edges of the board count as borders for territory), while the right side is fully surrounded by black stones. This means the left side is white's territory and the right side is black's.

You'll see there are a couple of opposite coloured stones in each player's territory. Don't worry too much about them for now, we consider these stones dead - they are treated as a captured stone for opposing player (so white has 1 prisoner and black has two).

White has a box of size 5x13, so he would have 65 points of territory. However, the white stone within said territory is not a valid point of territory - territory must be unoccupied. Dead stones, such as the black stone do count as an unoccupied point, so white has 64 points of territory. Plus 1 point for the captured black stone, plus 5.5 points of komi (Komi is usually set at 6.5 for 19x19 boards, 5.5 for 13x13 and 4.5 for 9x9) = 70.5 points for white

Black has a box size of 6x13, so he would have 78 points of territory. Subtract the three black stones makes 75 points of territory, plus the two white prisoners makes 77 points.

Black wins by 6.5 points.

See if you can score Pics 2 and 3

Go players here, how strong are you? Where do you play normally? How long have you been playing for?


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>Go players here, how strong are you? Where do you play normally? How long have you been playing for?

Make a Go thread, dude. Don't do this to our few chessfags.


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>tfw you got a fancy set of Hnefatafl for your birthday, but no one wants to play with you



>Go players here, how strong are you? Where do you play normally? How long have you been playing for?


My uni has a go group

About 2 to 3 years

Glad to see this game gaining traction.



Here's a Go thread





Actually kind of cool. Closest I got to that is a Thud! Set on anniversery of Pratchetts death.


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White to play

D Harika vs S Cua



How do you do these puzzles? Are you just making the best move you see in this situation? Is there actually a checkmate opportunity in these that I don't see? Do I only have a few moves to just get into the most favorable position I can?


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Black to play;

O Dolgova vs R Aloma Vidal


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The easy chess puzzles like most of the ones here has a definite good next move.

This usually leads to a checkmate or material advantage.



1... Ne3 2. fxe3 Qxe3+ 3. Kf1 Qxd3+ 4. Ke1 Bxb2 5. Qf3 Qc2 6. Nb1 Rxd1+ 7. Qxd1 Qe4+ 8. Kf1 Bd4 9. Nd2 Qe3 10. Qe1 Qg1+ 11. Ke2 Qxg2+ 12. Kd1 Qxh3 13. Qe4 Qc3 14. a4 Be3 15. Nf3 Qc1+ 16. Ke2 Bc5 17. Nd2 Qb2 18. Kf1 b5 19. Qf4 bxa4 20. Nc4 Qb1+ 21. Ke2 Qc2+ 22. Nd2 a3 23. Qb8+ Bf8 24. Qb3 Qxb3 25. Nxb3 a2 26. Na1 Bg7 27. Nc2 g5 28. Ke3 h5 29. Kf2 f5 30. Ke2 h4 31. Kf2 g4 32. Kg2 h3+ 33. Kf1 Be5 34. Kf2 g3+ 35. Ke1 g2 36. Kf2 a1=Q 37. Nxa1 Bxa1 38. Ke1 g1=Q+ 39. Kd2 h2 40. Kd3 Qd1+ 41. Ke3 Bd4+ 42. Kf4 Qg4#


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Black to play

H Brechin vs A Druckenthaner


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White to play

K Mekhitarian vs W Arencibia



Found it after 5 seconds. Bb6 Cool puzzle, though.


Rb1 Nxb1 Rb1 looks crushing



Rc5 Qc5 Qh6 Rg8 only move to cover the immediate mate Qf6 Rg7 Qf7 mate



Err... I messed up my notation. Rxc5 Qxc5 Qh6 Rg8 Qxf6 Rg7 Qxf7


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White to play

G O'Toole vs R Haria


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White to play

Wang Hao vs M Kravtsiv



e7 just wins. Black can't handle all the threats: Re6, e8 that gets another queen, taking on f8. After Rf6, which stops Re6 and protects the rook, e8 wins. After Re8, Re6 wins due to the rook hitting both the bishop and queen.



Qf4 and mate can't be stopped. After gxh5 Qh6, the position is hopeless. Qf4 Qe8 Qh6 Qf8 Qh8#, and the black queen is too slow for the defense.



The king can't run and live, either. Qf4 Kf8 Qh6+ Ke8 Qh8#.




Qxf7 Qxf7 Re8+, making use of the pinned black queen on f7, Kg7 Bxf7. Is this the line you thought about? That's winning.


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This is a very nice one. Rxd7+! is the move. Rxd7+! Kxd7 Nc5+ Many options for black here. Kd8 and Kc7 loses the queen to a knight fork on e6. Ke7 Qe6+ Kd8 Qd7# Ke7 Qe6+ Kf8 Nd7# Ke7 loses. Nc5+ Kd6 Qe6+!, the king's only legal move is to take the knight, Kxc5 b4+ Kd4 The king's too exposed on d4, especially with white queen on e6. Bg2 with the idea to get the h rook to d1 should finish black off. So, Kd6 dies to a pawn. That leaves Kc8. Kc8 Qe6+ Kd8 Qd7# Kc8 Qe6+ Kb8 Qb6+ Kc8 Qc6+ and mate next move with the black king on either d8 or b8. Knight and Queen are so deadly together. Kc8 Qe6+ Kc7 Qd7+ Kb6 Qb7+ Ka5 b4# Qb7+ Kxc5 b4+ Kd4 This position is identical to the earlier one with the black king on d4, except the white queen's now on b7. Again, I think Bg2 breaks black, with the threats of Rd1 and Qd5.

Took me awhile to see how to mate after Kc7, so I looked into Nxa6+. It's close. Easy ones first. Qe6+ Kc7 Nxa6+ Rxa6 Qxa6 is enough material. Nxa6+ Kb7 Bg2+ picks up the rook. Nxa6+ Kd8 Qd5+. Kc8 or Ke8 loses the rook in the corner with check. Ke7 Qb7+. Again, the black king can't go to the 8th rank without losing the rook on a8. And, like in all the variations, the black queen is useless. Kd6 Qc7+ picks up the unprotected, awkward queen. Ke6 may save black.





Savage one. Qxh7+ Nxh7 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3#




>wins material Wrong, man. After Rf1+ Kxg4 Black has mate: Rf4+ Kg5 Rh5#.



Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3#


Rxf3+ If whites back with the pawn, black takes the now unprotected white queen. And Qxf3 Qa4# isn't any better.


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Feeling lonely here. All the posts from the last few days have been from me. Where are you, chessbros?


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White to play

A Escobar Forero vs F La Rota


Join a chess club or play online with others?


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Find your White Queen and you life will be fulfilled.


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slightly higher res picture.


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Black to play

Seirawan vs E Lobron



Queen takes pawn?


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Vladimir Bagirov vs Ratmir Kholmov

USSR Championship 1961b (1961), Baku URS, rd 12, Dec-04

Black to play


Queen sac (Qxf2) to a achieve checkmate or considerable advantage.



Pawn to D4.


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Wait, I'm a fucking moron.


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This wasn't an easy level puzzle. O_o Someone messed up the difficulty setting.

Anyhow ..Re2 to threaten black queen and get a rook for free.


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Re2 is pretty. I like the puzzle for that reason. Tbh, it's not that hard. There's not much going on in the position. You just need to find how to exploit the unprotected queen.



The Qxf2 resource after Qa1 is also really nice. If white tries to save his queen, he gets checkmated.


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Black to play

Dennis Posocco vs Ezra Terryn

Chinese New Year of the Pig.


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Black to play

R Edouard vs T Casper


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White to play

Ganguly vs A Filippov


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White to play

K H Podzielny vs L Cako



Cute one. Qxg7 Kxg7 e7 After black recaptures with the king, there's no stopping the pawn, since the knight controls e4 and f7.


Rxe5 fxe5 Bxe5+ The dark-square bishop's so strong on the diagonal. Kh7 Qe4+ Kh6 Bf4+ Kg7 Qe7+ Kg6 Qf7#



>noone has posted a solution to this one yet





Qxf3 Qh2# // gxf3 Qh2# // Kh1 Qh2#

Happy, faggot?



>Join a chess club

Yeah, been thinking about it.

Qb8+! Ke7 loses to Qf8#. So black only has Rc8 left. Qb8+! Rc8 Rxd7+ Kxd7 Qxe5



>tfw you will never get to eat a chesscake in this life



Rxf8+ Kxf8 Rd8#



Rook takes knight.

Then either pawn takes rook and a4-a3 blocking in white rook followed by king takes white pawn and c5 pawn promoting to queen followed by checkmate. Or rook takes bishop, rook takes rook, a4 promotes to queen. Etc.


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Anyone here a fan of chess variants? Trying to get into spartan chess myself. Very counter intuitive and it seems like black has more of an advantage than white.


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Added a quick and brief description of piece moves/rules. Apologies for double posting.


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White to play

Dautov vs M Schoene


Nice idea. But I want to get my normal chess to a decent level before trying the variants.... That said, spartan chess sounds more fun than elf chess or star trek 3d chess.



Thanks for all these nice puzzles, anime-poster.Rh4 Qd3 Rf4+ Ke5 Qg5+ Qf5 Re1+ Re2 Rxe2#


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Black to play

N Bijlsma vs D Brandenburg

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