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2014-08-04 11:05:33 AM  
The Indian team was then promptly crushed by a 15-year old laptop running Linux.
 
2014-08-04 11:47:41 AM  
Chess is a sport?
 
2014-08-04 01:04:22 PM  

bluorangefyre: Chess is a sport?


Just gonna copy my post from the last chess thread I saw back in 2012, wishing that Fark had live chess matches on the sports tab and that they were commented on like other live sports threads:


12:54 pm *silence*

12:55 pm *silence*

12:56 pm

knight_on_the_rail 2012-05-11 12:56:12 pm

OOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!!

SigmaAlpha 2012-05-11 12:56:17 pm

BOO YAAA!


daver98 2012-05-11 12:56:35 pm

What happened? I had to take a phone call


The Muthaship 2012-05-11 12:57:04 pm

Damn! Hello Blackmar-Diemer Gambit! Goodbye Grünfeld Defense!

/So long, bishop...nice knowing you


Krishimahalo7767 2012-05-11 12:57:11 pm

*ViswanathanTrollface.jpg*


Sims Parafor 2012-05-11 12:57:44 pm
daver98: What happened? I had to take a phone call

Gelfand just f*cked his position and gave up his holding bishop. Well, it's four moves from now, but still.


diceroller 2012-05-11 12:58:19 pm

Stop playing like a rookie, Gelfand, you cock!


Castle-bound 2012-05-11 12:58:52 pm

Gelfand has been overrated since Barcelona 2008. Morozevich is way better, especially at avoiding stupid traps like that.

/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break


Nakamura_blows_goats 2012-05-11 12:56:12 pm
Castle-bound /Nakamura deserves to be there //FIDE won't give him a break

Yeah, which is why he's never cracked the top five in the rankings since he lost to Riazantsev eight years ago. Let it go already.
 
2014-08-04 01:35:47 PM  
Someone who posts in poker threads will ironically wonder why this thread is in the sports tab.
 
2014-08-04 01:37:10 PM  
On the Entertainment tab. Huh.
 
2014-08-04 01:38:26 PM  

Crewmannumber6: On the Entertainment tab. Huh.


And WWE is on the Sports tab...

(quizzicaldog.jpeg)
 
2014-08-04 01:40:51 PM  
...once again adding to the stereotype that Asians are smarter than all of us. Chess requires lots of brains.
 
2014-08-04 01:44:50 PM  
Knight jumps queen.

Bishop jumps queen.

Pawn jumps queen.

Gangbang!
 
2014-08-04 01:45:28 PM  
shouldn't chess be in the sports tab with poker
 
2014-08-04 01:46:22 PM  

kdawg7736: ...once again adding to the stereotype that Asians are smarter than all of us. Chess requires lots of brains.


To be fair India did sort of invent the game. Sultan Khan had to be taught the European moves and then promptly defeated established GMs all through the '20s.
 
2014-08-04 01:47:56 PM  
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Howdy people of India, PM Stephen Harper here.  I routinely enjoy dining in your countries many restaurants throughout my home city of Calgary.  Nobody loves a curry or butter chicken more than I.  However I regret to inform you that I must now destroy you.  In fact let's cut to the chase...  Please meet our new ambassador to your country.  Justin Trudeau.
 
2014-08-04 01:51:31 PM  

kdawg7736: ...once again adding to the stereotype that Asians are smarter than all of us. Chess requires lots of brains.


They're also selecting talent from a pool of 1.2 billion people vs. Canada's 0.035 billion.
 
2014-08-04 01:56:47 PM  
It's not a sport unless it's played in an ice surface. I'll rook to king's knight two your ass into the boards, Nancy.
 
2014-08-04 01:57:48 PM  

Ivo Shandor: kdawg7736: ...once again adding to the stereotype that Asians are smarter than all of us. Chess requires lots of brains.

They're also selecting talent from a pool of 1.2 billion people vs. Canada's 0.035 billion.


It's less than that. Without looking I'm going to hazard a guess that the Canadian GMs are of very recent Russian ancestry.
 
2014-08-04 02:03:55 PM  
Who is going to white knight the Canadian team?
 
2014-08-04 02:07:28 PM  

SmackLT: bluorangefyre: Chess is a sport?

Just gonna copy my post from the last chess thread I saw back in 2012, wishing that Fark had live chess matches on the sports tab and that they were commented on like other live sports threads:


12:54 pm *silence*

12:55 pm *silence*

12:56 pm

knight_on_the_rail 2012-05-11 12:56:12 pm

OOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!!

SigmaAlpha 2012-05-11 12:56:17 pm

BOO YAAA!


daver98 2012-05-11 12:56:35 pm

What happened? I had to take a phone call


The Muthaship 2012-05-11 12:57:04 pm

Damn! Hello Blackmar-Diemer Gambit! Goodbye Grünfeld Defense!

/So long, bishop...nice knowing you


Krishimahalo7767 2012-05-11 12:57:11 pm

*ViswanathanTrollface.jpg*


Sims Parafor 2012-05-11 12:57:44 pm
daver98: What happened? I had to take a phone call

Gelfand just f*cked his position and gave up his holding bishop. Well, it's four moves from now, but still.


diceroller 2012-05-11 12:58:19 pm

Stop playing like a rookie, Gelfand, you cock!


Castle-bound 2012-05-11 12:58:52 pm

Gelfand has been overrated since Barcelona 2008. Morozevich is way better, especially at avoiding stupid traps like that.

/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break


Nakamura_blows_goats 2012-05-11 12:56:12 pm
Castle-bound /Nakamura deserves to be there //FIDE won't give him a break

Yeah, which is why he's never cracked the top five in the rankings since he lost to Riazantsev eight years ago. Let it go already.


I'm always game for a chess thread. My one green light came from the Anand - Geldand match. The only other one I attempted was Carlsen - Anand but I was sadly denied. Might as well try again with the upcoming match I guess.
 
2014-08-04 02:12:33 PM  

whither_apophis: Ivo Shandor: kdawg7736: ...once again adding to the stereotype that Asians are smarter than all of us. Chess requires lots of brains.

They're also selecting talent from a pool of 1.2 billion people vs. Canada's 0.035 billion.

It's less than that. Without looking I'm going to hazard a guess that the Canadian GMs are of very recent Russian ancestry.


True, it's not like India has a lot of top class talent anyway. Giri seems to be underperforming lately and if Anand loses to Carlsen again then his time is definitely over. I'd guess that not too many kids get a chance to play there and that it's not a part of the culture.

Still, here's hoping for Carlsen - Caruana in 2015 or preferably 2016.
 
2014-08-04 02:14:16 PM  

whither_apophis: It's less than that. Without looking I'm going to hazard a guess that the Canadian GMs are of very recent Russian ancestry.


Canadian GMs.

Kovalyov, Anton     
Hansen, Eric
Spraggett, Kevin 
Sambuev, Bator
Tyomkin, Dimitri 
Roussel-Roozmon, Thomas

Looks like about 50/50 Russian.
 
2014-08-04 02:14:18 PM  

knight_on_the_rail: SmackLT: bluorangefyre: Chess is a sport?

Just gonna copy my post from the last chess thread I saw back in 2012, wishing that Fark had live chess matches on the sports tab and that they were commented on like other live sports threads:


12:54 pm *silence*

12:55 pm *silence*

12:56 pm

knight_on_the_rail 2012-05-11 12:56:12 pm

OOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!!

SigmaAlpha 2012-05-11 12:56:17 pm

BOO YAAA!


daver98 2012-05-11 12:56:35 pm

What happened? I had to take a phone call


The Muthaship 2012-05-11 12:57:04 pm

Damn! Hello Blackmar-Diemer Gambit! Goodbye Grünfeld Defense!

/So long, bishop...nice knowing you


Krishimahalo7767 2012-05-11 12:57:11 pm

*ViswanathanTrollface.jpg*


Sims Parafor 2012-05-11 12:57:44 pm
daver98: What happened? I had to take a phone call

Gelfand just f*cked his position and gave up his holding bishop. Well, it's four moves from now, but still.


diceroller 2012-05-11 12:58:19 pm

Stop playing like a rookie, Gelfand, you cock!


Castle-bound 2012-05-11 12:58:52 pm

Gelfand has been overrated since Barcelona 2008. Morozevich is way better, especially at avoiding stupid traps like that.

/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break


Nakamura_blows_goats 2012-05-11 12:56:12 pm
Castle-bound /Nakamura deserves to be there //FIDE won't give him a break

Yeah, which is why he's never cracked the top five in the rankings since he lost to Riazantsev eight years ago. Let it go already.

I'm always game for a chess thread. My one green light came from the Anand - Geldand match. The only other one I attempted was Carlsen - Anand but I was sadly denied. Might as well try again with the upcoming match I guess.


Gelfand

/correction
//only for the triple post
///triple slashies too
 
2014-08-04 02:22:44 PM  

bluorangefyre: Chess is a sport?


I don't know if I'd say it was a sport but I usually feel more wiped out after chess than I do after playing a lot of actual sports. It's not unusual for me to drop 3-5 pounds after 4 or more hours at the chess board, it'd probably be more taxing if I knew what the hell I was actually doing.

I've never actually puked after chess though so it's not all that bad.
 
2014-08-04 02:24:13 PM  
Myself and a friend of mine had an epic chess war for like 4 months a few years back. Every damn day it was off to the pub to drink and play chess. I finally had to put a stop to it when my girlfriend got sick of being ignored and dumped me.
 
2014-08-04 02:24:47 PM  
Time flies -- doesn't seem a minute
Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it
All change -- don't you know that when you
Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

It's Iceland -- or the Philippines -- or Hastings -- or -- or this place!
 
2014-08-04 02:30:54 PM  

knight_on_the_rail: bluorangefyre: Chess is a sport?

I don't know if I'd say it was a sport but I usually feel more wiped out after chess than I do after playing a lot of actual sports. It's not unusual for me to drop 3-5 pounds after 4 or more hours at the chess board, it'd probably be more taxing if I knew what the hell I was actually doing.

I've never actually puked after chess though so it's not all that bad.


True dat. 10 hours of absolute focus on a Saturday is really taxing.

/I wasn't getting laid anyway, might as well crush a patzer in a rook - pawn ending.
 
2014-08-04 02:30:56 PM  
At least the Canadians know how to properly use sanitation facilities
 
2014-08-04 02:32:32 PM  

because Fark never has enough competitive chess news


Never more fitting:

www.titaniumteddybear.net
 
2014-08-04 02:32:45 PM  

Talondel: whither_apophis: It's less than that. Without looking I'm going to hazard a guess that the Canadian GMs are of very recent Russian ancestry.

Canadian GMs.

Kovalyov, Anton     
Hansen, Eric
Spraggett, Kevin 
Sambuev, Bator
Tyomkin, Dimitri 
Roussel-Roozmon, Thomas

Looks like about 50/50 Russian.


Not too shabby.
 
2014-08-04 02:33:28 PM  

Wolfmanjames: Who is going to white knight the Canadian team?


golfclap
 
2014-08-04 02:39:13 PM  

bluorangefyre: Chess is a sport?


It's a fun sport when played with shotguns.
 
2014-08-04 02:41:06 PM  

whither_apophis: True dat. 10 hours of absolute focus on a Saturday is really taxing.


How much bishop polishing were you doing?
 
2014-08-04 02:49:56 PM  

mainstreet62: whither_apophis: True dat. 10 hours of absolute focus on a Saturday is really taxing.

How much bishop polishing were you doing?


Hey man, Judit Polgar can put me into a Maróczy Bind anytime she wants.
 
2014-08-04 03:10:45 PM  
Why is this in entertainment? Chess is many things, but entertaining is not one of them.

/Likes chess
 
2014-08-04 03:22:00 PM  

whither_apophis: Judit Polgar


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Minnie Driver's sister?
 
2014-08-04 03:24:13 PM  
Apart from Hockey, pretty much any game or sport would result in Team Canada being crushed.


/black belt in chess. 4th Dan
 
2014-08-04 03:24:27 PM  
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Knight to pawn 4! KNIGHT TO PAWN 4!

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
 
2014-08-04 04:02:33 PM  

bluorangefyre: Chess is a sport?


More then poker is
 
2014-08-04 04:15:22 PM  
Chess is the most racist game in the world because white goes first.
 
2014-08-04 04:18:20 PM  

Mantour: Chess is the most racist game in the world because white goes first.


I see you have never played pool.
 
2014-08-04 04:19:00 PM  
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No Wizard's Chess?
 
GBB
2014-08-04 04:21:31 PM  

Mantour: Chess is the most racist game in the world because white goes first.


I think bowling more than makes up for it.
 
2014-08-04 04:21:36 PM  
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Will India let the Wookie win?
 
2014-08-04 04:38:07 PM  

busy chillin': Mantour: Chess is the most racist game in the world because white goes first.

I see you have never played pool.


Touche!
 
2014-08-04 04:45:05 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Someone who posts in poker threads will ironically wonder why this thread is in the sports tab.


Neither is a sport and I've played both.

/Sucks at chess
 
2014-08-04 04:48:35 PM  
A Canadian chess thread... holy crap I have now seen everything. India takes chess seriously and has many massive tournaments with huge prizes sponsored by corporations like in Russia and China and certain parts of the USA. A big Canadian chess tournament consists of about 20-40 people with a prize pool of maybe 1000$ to the winner if they are lucky.

/One of Canada's top rated here.
//Probably would have lost too
 
2014-08-04 05:00:50 PM  
Wake me up when Canada can field a competitive Go team on the international scene.
 
2014-08-04 05:34:23 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: It's not a sport unless it's played in an ice surface. I'll rook to king's knight two your ass into the boards, Nancy.


ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2014-08-04 06:04:38 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Time flies -- doesn't seem a minute
Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it
All change -- don't you know that when you
Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

It's Iceland -- or the Philippines -- or Hastings -- or -- or this place!


One town's very like another when your head's down over your pieces, Brother.
 
2014-08-04 06:17:08 PM  
It must be a sport, else why do I have this letter for my high school jacket for chess?
 
2014-08-04 06:55:22 PM  
Rook to queen bishop 4, check:

www.thestar.com
 
2014-08-05 03:18:48 AM  

bluorangefyre: Chess is a sport?


Yes. It's a sport in the same way that competitive running is a sport. Have you never seen the documentary The World's Fastest Indian?
 
2014-08-05 09:01:03 AM  
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