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Brazil Bronnen's Chess Club (massive cuckold spotted) Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul  No.14 +5 


https://lichess.org/ → Open source, Ad-free chess server. It features tactics, opening and coordinate trainers. Blitz, atomic, 3-check, horde, chess 960, King of the Hill; standard or antichess, live or correspondence. 100% free, no premium accounts to speak of. It's the best site for playing chess at a club level, the only downside is a smaller player pool. It runs stockfish 8.


https://www.youtube.com/user/STLChessClub → Lectures by titled players

https://www.youtube.com/user/thechesswebsite → Openings, key concepts behind them, some middle game theory

https://www.youtube.com/user/KebuChess → Openings (with a lisp)

https://www.youtube.com/user/kingscrusher → Analysis of master games

https://www.youtube.com/user/chessbrah → Eric Hansen's channel, not very instructive but somewhat entertaining

Required reading (I am not sure I can post links):

-Matanović's Encyclopedia of chess openings
-My system by Aron Nimzowitsch
-Kasparov's Chess Puzzle Book
-Dvoretsky’s Analytical Manual
-Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov
-Chess Strategy in Action by John Watson
-Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation by Sergio Curtacci
-The Sicilian Dragon by Attila Schneider

Games by Top Players:

http://www.chessgames.com/ → The biggest online chess database, nearly every top game ever played in a tournament.

Live Chess:

http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Chess → Want to ask strong players questions as they play chess? Want to watch someone play chess live, with commentary? Twitch.tv is a service typically used by people who stream video games, but chess players have been using it to have "live shows" regarding chess. Use this link to find out who's streaming chess at any given moment.


https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments → Chess.24, while not really worth playing on, is the best site to watch tournaments of top players. Engine analysis of live games, occasional live coverage by a correspondent.


http://en.chessbase.com/--> Coverage of chess events, news, and the like by top players.

United Kingdom bateman Greenford, Ealing  No.39 +1 

xtian: 5 moves in and no clear plan? i resign

India random indian poster Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi  No.60 

add me on chess.com

United Kingdom random british poster Purley, Croydon  No.64 +12 

board games… really?
feel free to come join us adults on the field of justice when you've grown up

Sweden vastra Lund, Skåne  No.113 


me refuting black's opening preperation across the board

Sweden vastra Eslov, Skåne  No.114 

never play the caro-kann

Sweden vastra Billesholm, Skåne  No.119 


computer hated it but i liked it cus of manoeuvring nature of the game also tge strategic ideas

Sweden vastra Billesholm, Skåne  No.126 

Sweden vastra Lund, Skåne  No.138 

xtian opening repetoire:

white: Giuoco Piano

black: slav

United Kingdom bateman New Malden, Royal Kingston upon Thames  No.148 

there is nothing wrong with the guioco piano

Sweden vastra Stockholm, Stockholm  No.150 

it's gay

Sweden vastra (massive cuckold spotted) Stockholm, Stockholm  No.151 

the only fun position that arises from 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. Bc4 is after 3… nf6 then 4. Ng5 d5 5. e4xd5 na5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. d5xc6 b7xc6

Sweden Vastra Lund, Skåne  No.155 


if your ignore the ignominious blunders in the middle game

what i really liked was my end game playing where i for once actually managed to turn my advantage into a victory

the end game from move 30 onwards was almost perfect

Sweden Vastra Lund, Skåne  No.156 

here is a brilliant game i played where i once again manage to play superior to my opponent, but because my opponent is a petulant child, he refuses to give up and i end up blundering my queen out of boredom


Canada leader of the incel-right Toronto, Ontario  No.157 

Sweden Vastra Lund, Skåne  No.159 

United Kingdom bateman New Malden, Royal Kingston upon Thames  No.160 

there is plenty of potential for blowing the centre open and getting very open games where literally every move is tactical

Sweden vastra Stockholm, Stockholm  No.161 

sharpness is bad

uf its not ruy lopez or semislav

i cannot play

Brazil Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul  No.162 


Talk about a cozy e pawn

Sweden Vastra Lund, Skåne  No.163 


pretty good game despite my blunder

Sweden vastra Stockholm, Stockholm  No.165 +2 


Sweden Vastra Lund, Skåne  No.175 


6 centipawn loss

90% of the game was forcing but still

United States the american pleb Portland, Oregon  No.180 

United States the american csgo Paterson, New Jersey  No.184 +1 

Wrong board


<mfw reddit swede loses to cheaters using the computer

Sweden Vastra Lund, Skåne  No.192 +1 


Unremarkable game except for the nice little tactic @ the end where black thinks xhe's winning a pawn but in reality loses his queen after me sarifice and discovered check

Sweden Vastra  No.194 +5 

xtian the type of nigger who plays the philidor defence in response to 1.e4

United States (massive cuckold spotted) Cincinnati, Ohio  No.288 +1 

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lichess is so retarded

if you are good at chess you get banned

find a local chess club

United States the american newfag Parkland, Florida  No.290 +1 

are you good at chess?

United States Hunter S. Torsion Seattle, Washington  No.371 

play me

Sweden vastra Helsingborg, Skane lan  No.373 

fuck club player tier gambits

United Kingdom bateman London, England  No.374 +16 

yes Kroger im sure you were banned by the lichess cheat system that didnt even ban magnus carlsen (the best player in human history) because your superhuman ability to place objects in paper bags has enhanced your spatial reasoning to a point where chess is no longer a challenging excercise for you

United States the american ostrobothnia (massive cuckold spotted) Cincinnati, Ohio  No.376 

of course they r not going to ban someone who is obviously good and has shown his skill irl

Portugal hotshot virgin Carnaxide, Lisboa  No.391 

I want to be like the smartos and play xhess

Sweden Vastra Stockholm, Stockholms lan  No.397 +1 

play me

Sweden vastra Goeteborg, Vastra Gotalands lan  No.430 +1 


pretty good game

computer didn't like that i didn't trade of pieces but i liked the postion enough to manevouer around for a while

Sweden vastra Stockholm, Stockholms lan  No.437 +1 

Sweden Vastra Goeteborg, Vastra Gotalands lan  No.451 +1 

this game was good because the final combination (which i wasn't allowed to execute) included a queen sacrifice and a mate using two knights

pretty nifty imho

Germany the german chadcel Munich, Bayern  No.457 +1 

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Sweden Vastra Goeteborg, Vastra Gotalands lan  No.458 +1 

good morning balcony door locker turk

Germany the german reddit suede Munich, Bayern  No.459 +1 

good morning spreadsheet swede

Turkey Many Rivers to Cross Giresun, Giresun  No.517 

good thread
i won against a player this morning who has %10 higher rating than me. im making progress thanks to the books op recommended

Romania the romanian diaperfur fetishist Bucharest, Bucuresti  No.575 

Guten morgnen

Germany the german nippr daemon Minden, Rheinland-Pfalz  No.584 


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