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A chess tournament! Are you excited now? What if I say the winner gets a gift basket with something cool in it, like chocolate, craft beers or cookies and tea, or all of the above?

Yeah, I thought you might like that!

Barring any major rescheduling, the tourney is set to be held on Saturday, the 29th of july, hopefully all in one day, but to be honest that's probably not going to happen!

Planning, discussion, and casual practice games will be done in this thread, or in my discord group, if you wanna do it there. I'm open to that.

Technical formalities:
- Game format is best of 3
- Tournament format is elimination with no second or third place prizes.
- Once your best of 3 (or other number of games, if you drew a couple of times) is concluded, send the results (who won), along with the logs of your games to me.
- the easiest way to get quick logs is to use lichess.org for your games and copy paste the invitation link at me after the game is concluded.
- in order to start a lichess game, go to the main site (preferably create an account) and select the play with friends option on the right hand side of the screen. You'll get a link that you can send to your opponent.
- if you can't show up to play, or don't manage to conclude your games, try to reschedule to a different day. If rescheduling is not possible, you will have to forfeit your spot and will be removed from the tournament bracket post haste!

If it takes many days to finish this tourney so be it. We're in no rush c:

IMPORTANT:: To join the tourney, submit your name and wish to join in this thread or in the appropriately named section of the Discord group. Submissions close on friday 8pm GMT, after which I will compile a tournament bracket and post it in a new thread. Games will then take place whenever players have the time, but preferably as fast as possible. I'll leave it to you guys to set up the games themselves! Hopefully that's not a mistake on my part.

I will also be posting a mirror of this thread on Ponychan, to draw in more players. I think that's all. Let's have some fun with this! Remember, it's a beginners tournament, so even if you suck, you could make it pretty far, and you might learn a few things when Astra eventually crushes you in the semifinals!


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I think I'll pass on this wonderful opportunity to expose me for the idiot I really am.


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Don't fear being exposed! Rather fear never improving!

But hey, if chess isn't your cup of tea, who am I to stop you?


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I wish to join!


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Written down under the name Boat! Thank you for joining up!


>>548128  can we get the logs posted in public?  might be interesting to do a post-tournament review of sorts


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Yeah, definitely! I was thinking I'd do updates at the end of each round with all of the logs attached and ordered neatly.


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I'll know better what my schedule looks like after today.


How do ponies play chess? They'd all have to move like knights.


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I'm in.



Every piece would have to move like a knight because they are all horses!


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sounds fun, i will probably lose


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Count me in


Alright, cool! we've already got a good amount of participants now ^_^ You're both written up


i played chess recently and got horribly beat lol


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I am interested


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Do you also want to be written into the tournament?

Aren't you like a grandmaster at go? You should be able to learn chess easy!


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yes please


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You got it

the rest of you have 36 hours before submissions close


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Bump for visibility

I would LOVE to have a few more players for the tournament


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You can write me in if you'd like, though I've never been particularly good at chess. I know all the rules and whatnot though.


Awesome ^_^

two more and we'll have a really neat looking bracket


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I can probably turn up as cannon fodder.
I won't know for sure until noonish your time tomorrow though.

Is that too late?


I had forgotten when RD got tied up like that. I wonder how that got past the censors.


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Probably because it's not a sex thing.


You lack imagination.


Kink is in the mind of the beholder, or something?


Do you know what a "Sex swing" is?


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That's a bit of a stretch from the stereotypical cartoon tied up pose, isn't it?


No, but I going from the words alone I can make a guess.
But I think we better stop turning the thread into a kinky sex dungeon.


not at all, that will be fine! I'll need you to enter under name, that name can be anon, but I just need a name ^_^

Shhhhh guys

keep the chess thread about chess, capische?

I don't wanna come back here tomorrow to 200+ posts of you guys talking about what kind of rope you'd rather be tied up with


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I'll play chess on your ass!

I haven't played chess in years and I forgot what most of the pieces do.


That's fine, I'll be sure to write when I know how Saturday looks to me.

And I won't mind if I have to give up the spot to make room for someone else if you need that.


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Don't worry, I'll find some way to make it all fit.

Ebon that means you too! You can talk dirty in the other threads. Or sext me on discord, whatever floats your boat really!


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>whatever floats your boat really!
you rang?


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Actually that was technically a chess post ^_^

So idk why I went all sassy on you there. If you wanna learn I could provide some good beginner's resources?

This youtube channel:
Has some good tips. I reccomend checking it out once you know how all the pieces move if you want to learn tactics and strategy.

Nono! I'm going to B E D! It's way too late for me to get my ass kicked tonight!


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>>549775  you almost won the last one!  had me "on the ropes" #topical the entire game
well in that case, have a good night!


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okay that was a bit funny



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I think the three of us are in the neighborhood of each other. It will be neat having that formalized!


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>>549787  I wonder what our standard ratings are.  mine tends to jump around a lot when I play on sites.


I really only play with you two these days, and I've never registered with anything that measured me.


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Sorry… How do you register?


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>tackle hugs and kajis <3


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Oh gosh! It seems I got more than I bargained for.


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heavy! where have you been? it feels like it's been ages since i've seen you last!


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Oh you know, I drift in and out. I think I'm living in a different part of the country than the last time we talked…

You have absorbed many souls, I see.


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really? where did you move to?

and have you leveled up enough for your weapons and spells?


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I'm living near New Orleans. I have come here in search of some weapons and spells but progress is slow.


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you should be able to find a lot of voodoo magic out there! maybe you aren't looking in the right spots!

still, how do you like N'Orleans?


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It's okay, but I don't know anyone down here. There are some subtle cultural differences which make it hard for a New Englander to acclimate.


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ah, so the yankee is having trouble in the creole south eh? well i hope you find friends and things to do there! i bet you will!

what's your fav thing so far?


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Oddly I like the community spirit which is much stronger here than it generally is in the north. It almost feels like everyone is on a big sports team; though I'm not particularly sociable in that way, there is something comforting about the feeling of solidarity and that people aren't always thinking in terms of "show me the money". There's a downside to this as well which I won't go into. I also like the city and its unique history and character.


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well southern hospitality is a thing! and i'm happy you get to experience such strong community there! and there is much more to life than money fo sho!

and that's okay, you don't have to share if you don't want to. i am curious though, to be honest

and i would love to visit n'oleans! it has so much that i love!


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Do you love crawfish?


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i absolutely love crawdads <3

>hugs and kajis <3

i need to go to bed. so cya later heavy!

please come back sooner rather than later! i miss you!


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Rest well. Thanks for derailing with me! (I still don't know if I'm registered.)


You're registered under the name heavy mole ^_^

You just have to mention that you wish to register.


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Okay, I should be free.
So I would like to sign up as Anon if possible.

Be warned though, my knowledge of chess is limited to how the pieces move (roughly).


You're a hero and a gentleanon ^_^

Thanks for signing up with us. I hope we get to play together.


Did I actually formalize wanting to join? I think I just heavily implied it.

I would like to play.


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you got it

submission deadline is in one hour!


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Alright, deadline is up! Here's the bracket. Remember, best of three, seek out your opponent as soon as possible and report back to me with scores and logs ^_^

It's good to remember that Lichess does not record logs of games before rematch games! So do individual links, not rematches, that would be nice c:

I can be reached on discord if anyone has any questions.

I'll be playing anon (>>549650) in the first round. They should let me know when they're ready to do a game! Right now I'm headed to bed but I'll be available again in about 11 hours.

The rest of you, except for boat, can seek out your opponents!  Let us know if you can't play for whatever reason.




Ready whenever you are, Rose.
I'll keep an eye on this thread for a link so we can send you on to play against boat!

I just wanted to help make the bracket pretty (now I did the opposite, but hey /shrug)


Ready ^_^ Hope you're still awake.


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ok so i will wait for sweet then


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My games with anon are finished now

for someone who has NEVER played before they put up a splendid fight.

game 1:https://lichess.org/Fqv5OPf3
game 2:https://lichess.org/syZ21J2X

let me know when you're ready to play, Boat ^_^ I've been practicing some strategies against you.


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That was the best game of Uckers I have had in a while!

Thank you for playing!


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Eeee, you're so adorable. Send puppey picks sometime!


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oh hey. we should be a decent match. any idea how to set up a game?


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- the easiest way to get quick logs is to use lichess.org for your games and copy paste the invitation link at me after the game is concluded.
- in order to start a lichess game, go to the main site (preferably create an account) and select the play with friends option on the right hand side of the screen. You'll get a link that you can send to your opponent.



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chamo says he's gonna go to bed just fyi everyone


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if worst comes to worst you can always play one move every morning and he can play one every evening

You'll be done by september



good time to test my new stall strat


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Stalling the competition until everybody forgets so you can claim the prize?



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Alright, on to the third round with him!

Good games, guys.


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We've still got a few games we need to play, guys. Find your opponents. Think of it as a hide and seek minigame but were both players are trying to find each other (unless one of them thinks they're going to loose if they find the other)


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kinda hard with chamo's timezone but i will try to either stay up late or wake up early to catch him


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I spent the first four hours of my morning yesterday waiting for you to respond that you were ready (and typing a new chapter while I waited). I'm into my work week now, though. I think we should set a time and just meet up. I'm UTC+9, so how does 0900 UTC July 31st sound?



so that would be 9PM for me today in -5 EST, ok i can do that


If EST is UTC-5, 0900 UTC would be 0400 that time. 4am. Do you need me to push it back?



i dont really know how utc works, what are you in gmt?


From what I understand it is technically the same thing as GMT, but GMT is a regional timezone while UTC is a universally accepted standard time that just happens to equal GMT.



are you sure? this website is telling me you're 14 hours ahead of me. So actually i was wrong it would be 7PM today for me



I'm not giving you my local time. I'm UTC+9, so 0900 UTC would be 1800 JST, or 6pm my time.  If you're 14 hours behind that, or UTC-5, it would be 0400, or 4am your time.

Does that make sense?


UTC is a universally consistent time zone, based on the prime meridian, which just happens to be the same as GMT. Knowing your UTC offset is important for coordinating across time zones. My UTC offset is +9, meaning I am 9 hours ahead of UTC. it will be the same for GMT.



Uh, 4AM is a bit too late for me, when would be your next available time after that?


During the week I'm only available 0900-1300 UTC. On weekends I'm more available.


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Well, if Zeke gives me a time I can probably work around that. I think I've got more free time than he does.



Uh, alright, well, I'll see if I can stay up to 4 one of these days. Do you usually keep discord open?


Yeah I pretty much always have it open


I can try to get up early instead if that would work for you. I wouldn't want you to do poorly because you're tired.



if anything i think ill end up doing it today because i have to install a new motherboard and stuff, so lets do that


So… In an hour?


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Aye, I'm ready whenever you are



just message me on discord, i'm gonna be watching the new rick and morty


Shiiiet I look forward to seeing this!



How do we upload the record of the game?



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Alas, I made too many thoughtless mistakes. It was an exciting battle, but I was twice forced to concede victory.

Well played, friend. I can see the practice paid off.


I can't figure out how to find the first game, but here's the second. It was definitely the more interesting of the two.


Nice play, guys! It was a very erratic and unusual set of games, with agiri playing a crazy opener both times. Pretty neat play.


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second one was definitely awesome, we both took a long time to think on a lot of those turns.

leeroy jenkins rook


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lol yeah. That was pretty funny. I really hope I beat boat so we can get to play an all out game.


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Don't wooooorry. You'll be fiiiiine.


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come on

does this look like the face of imminent destruction?



in this chess replay thing, if you do a really stupid or unexpected move it puts a "?!" next to it in the move list xD


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it's been trained on the top of mount fuji by 3 VERY salty koreans in the fine art of trashtalking


I'll let him know on discord!


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Oh fuck, I'm sorry I spaced out.


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That's okay, you've still got time. If you tell chrome when you have an opportunity to play. Me and boat still have one game left as well, so you're not the only one that hasn't finished yet.


I haven't actually started. I'm going to be leaving in half an hour and I'll be gone for around 4-5 hours.


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It's fine, whenever works for you.


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Me and Boat just finished our series! A very intense couple of games. It was close for a while, but I think it's clear that boat is miles ahead of me in terms of play.

Good job, man! I really respect your tactical sense.

game 1: https://lichess.org/WlW4ILfG
game 2: https://lichess.org/Hsic65BM
game 3: https://lichess.org/VGWzZRX8


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>>554149  good games!  I look forward to playing some more 'experimental' games in the future

just for reference, Rose won game 1


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So I ended up being gone for longer than I had anticipated.


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Still up for the game or should we try tomorrow?


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Sure, I think I'm available. When would it start? I'm sorry for holding you guys up.


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Well, I think I got a game started. I'll send the link to you on Skype.


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Actually, can you give me ~20 minutes? I mean it this time.


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I'm not really in a hurry, the link will be waiting.


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Alright, I've been at the lake all day and I need to take a shower.


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See you in a bit then.


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It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum!
And by that, I of course mean get my ass kicked.


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Don't sell yourself short, I've not played in years and I was never an expert.


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Close enough.

First game's a stalemate. I couldn't figure out how to get a record of the game.


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Nah, you won, only because of that dumb pawn -> queen rule. Is the tourney run by the website or is Rose handling it manually?


The link clicked to play doesn't give a record of the game when followed?


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Rose is running it I think.

So… since it's a best of three we've got another couple of games to play at least.

Is it just the actual game's link that I sent to Zeke? I've got that.


Right now?


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If it's a bit late I understand, I wasn't expecting the one game to go for an entire hour tbh. If you need to sleep we can try to play the other games tomorrow or something.


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I didn't realize it actually took that long.


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So if you're out of time that's fine, if you've got time I have to stay up for a while yet anyway.


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I'm not really doing anything, but I ate a pot cookie before I realized we were going to continue, so my gameplay might be a little erratic.
lez do dis!


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Ah, yeah that would do it.

I sent you another link in Skype, this time I think I set it up right so we won't have to keep giving each other time.



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Dammit, stupid queens…


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Well, we've still got a couple more.


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How about tomorrow morning?


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For anyone interested in how it's gone so far,

Game 1:
Chrome (White)
Zeke (Black)

Game 2:
Now with Chrome named!


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And I'm not even high yet. I should have started earlier, so at least I'd have that as an excuse.


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I mean if it makes you feel better, that first game was mine to lose, and basically lose it I did. Between us I'm the one who had a brain fart.


You guys are cute c:

Good luck and have fun in the final game to both of you!


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What exactly is happening with this?


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I know I need to have a decider game with Zeke yet.


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Actually you guys might need two matches.


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This is true.


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I've been trying to message Zeke on skype and discord, was just about to send another one. If the worst happens and I can't get a hold of him I'll count his best of three with Chrome as a loss.


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Alright, Zeke and I are done after playing five games. Two Stalemates, second of which I forgot to save. End result is 2-1 in my favor.

Game 4: (Zeke Wins)

Game 5: (Chrome Wins)

Though I'm… curious about your last move there, Zeke.


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Very good. Will you be available tomorrow?


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Wait, I'm confused. Did you guys play a best of five? You know the tournament format was best of 3 right :p. Anyway, good games, Chrome you were really crushing it in a few of these! Thanks for playing with us, Zeke, it was nice to have you over ^_^

I'm sorry for not checking up on the thread earlier, btw, work has been a KNIGHTmare. Idk, that's not a good joke, lol.

Anyway, for the rest of you here's the updated bracket for round 2 (and I'm not in it ;__;) Good luck have fun, guys.


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So me vs Chrome now? Too bad I'm going to sleep now, but i will catch him soon

Not sure if i have you on Discord Chrome but just in case it's Supernova141#8124


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No, you're playing boat, actually!

Good luck!


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A bit later on today I will be, yes.

We played five games because we stalemated twice. There were a total of three games played that had a winner.


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Ohhhh, I see. I had assumed checkmate because stalemating from a queen king ending is really unusual. I'll update the brackets


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That was really unprofessional of me. I make stupid mistakes like this a lot, sadly ;__;


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Yeah… we uh, we both kinda goofed in each of the stalemates.


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You should just take your time to think about your moves in the next round! Imagine a position in your head, and try to know every one of your opponents moves. If you can do that, you'll find it very hard to get stalemated in a winning position.


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Yeah, I'm doing that again now. The first stalemate was the first chess game I'd played in… probably over ten years.

The second stalemate was me deliberately trying to do it again to force the draw instead of a loss.


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Not too bad, tbh

Wait, you didn't post the third game, did you?


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No, I forgot to grab the url at the time before the rematch.

About an hour after finishing I remembered I could have just gone into my browser history for it.

But, yeah, since it was the second stalemate in what is supposed to be a set of best of three, I figured it wasn't as important as the games with an actual winner.


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Kinda wanna watch it now c:

but yeah, for our purposes, it doesn't really matter that much

It's funny how you guys are the only ones drawing so far, and then you do it twice


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Well, I noticed that in a few of the other matches that were played, one player would resign to defeat before it actually came. I'm a bit too stubborn for that.


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That would probably be me

resigning is the only move that avoids checkmate every single time


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I'm very much an it's not over until it's over sort.


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that attitude is as respectable as your rarity folder


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Kinda comes from my time with multiplayer games in general. I tend to notice that a prevailing attitude of defeatism people seem to have going into games. Or rather, the moment things start to not go their way they just give up and throw. Whereas my thought process is that if I'm going to lose no matter what I do, I'm still going to make a fight out of it.


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>Though I'm… curious about your last move there, Zeke.
What do you mean?


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When you moved your king in further and away from its escape route. I had my rook there so to put your king in check, then you'd have to move it up a space, exposing your queen, then I'd queen my pawn… basically I was positioning to take your queen, not checkmate. Just a brain fart?


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Yeah, I was a bit distracted by private IRL stuff


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Well, either way they were good games.


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That they were, considering I haven't played in years and years and years.


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Same, I think we were both getting back into the groove of it though.


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Does your attitude make the game more fun for you, or just make you more likely to win?


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Oh, far more fun and sometimes I can pull off a win from it too.


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Sounds like it serves you well then


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Okay. I'm not sure what your time zone is–what about after 9 PM, US Central Time?


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Same timezone, and that will work. I'll send the Discord friend invite when we're a bit closer to that time.


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Nevermind, that was Agiri's discord.

Either way, I'm around now, it's cutting it a bit close but I'm ready whenever.


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All right. Let's make this a dance.

Do you know how to create the link?


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Yep, do you want it here or somewhere else?


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Let's do it right here.


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Er, I went to the analysis, so I couldn't send the rematch anymore. I sent another game invite through the site.


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Well, Mole wins both games and moves forward.

Game 1:
Game 2:


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Thanks for playing with me, Chrome. I especially enjoyed the first match.


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Yeah, on the second I was getting a bit ahead of myself.

Also didn't mean to castle, but since you didn't redo I didn't either.


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It's funny. I was thinking about how when you play someone in person they sometimes groan or blurt something out when they make a mistake, drawing attention to the fact that they made an error in calculation, and how one of the great benefits of playing online is that you don't have to worry about such slip-ups. Well, today I have proven myself wrong!


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Who knows Boat's Discord info


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That you have.

Anyway, good luck in the final.


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Great games!

Both of you played really impressively. And it was fun seeing a game were both players are aiming just for checkmate instead of for taking each other's pieces.

sent it to you on discord


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Good Games Agiri!

In game 1, Agiri accidentally gave up his rook.  He was unable to recover and eventually resigned.  He asked for the replay to not be posted.

Game 2 was pretty even until a miscalculated trade, which left Agiri -4 and he resigned: https://lichess.org/s6jqtMyn


nice game ^_^

I've noted the results down


You and me, babe… Gettin' it on~


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I've been on vacation off the grid. I'm back now. I should have mentioned I was going but I didn't know it'd be so removed and that I'd be so busy. Only one game left before we can determine a winner and get them the prize ^_^


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>>563621  good games!


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I'm not personally satisfied with my own play, but that's okay. Maybe I'll learn from it.


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>>563633  I know that feeling.  I'm just looking through the analyzer now.  


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How about that Ke7? I have to admit I was scratching my head a little with that one…


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>>563637  I just went back and looked.  I'm not sure I see the problem you're wondering about.  I wanted to open the back row and have an extra option against your d pawn.  Also there wasn't any danger of being put in check aside from the pawn that I was moving to block.


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Okay. At the time it just seemed like losing a tempo.


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>>563644  I was also waiting/hoping you'd move your knight like you did so I could sneak my queen up.  But maybe I should have done things differently.


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Well, it worked.


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>>563652  actually I think the bigger mistake was Qc3.  I've been replaying it from there against 1600 level AI and I lose more often than I win.  or maybe I'm just too tired and rushed against AI.


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thank GOD!

then I don't look silly for loosing to him :p

Really great games guys. Boat really seeing those knight forks every time.

Boat is oficially the winner of the chess tournament and I'll be contacting him in order to figure out what kind of prize he would like.


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Hooray boat!

A talent like this is sail-dom seen

You did rudder well

There was some tough competition, yacht you pulled through.

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