Chess

Chris

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Any good starter books?
See attached, these got me to 1200 just reading them once each and not studying.

I also have "The Amateur's Mind" but too large to attach.
 

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Gankak

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The WCC match is starting up again on Friday... it will be interesting to see what the big gap since the last game does to the match if anything.
 

Chris

Karen
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What kind of rules we thinking?

Swiss or knockout?

1 game or best of 3?
 

Furry

Log Wizard
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What kind of rules we thinking?

Swiss or knockout?

1 game or best of 3?
Knockout is probably the best way given we're in a situation where scheduling will probably be an issue. I'd say the games is dependent on how fast it is. Most of the time 1 game is sufficient for casual things. My personal preference is for 1 0 or 0 1 games online, but something in the 10/0 or 30/0 range is probably the most agreeable time to a more casual crowd. Or are we forgoing timekeeping entirely?
 

Gankak

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I would prefer at least 3/0 time controls, but am down for some of the slower ones as well. Knockout seems fine.
 

Captain Suave

Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.
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I was 1600ish as a kid but am probably far below that now. I'd be game if the format is convenient.
 

Izo

Tranny Chaser
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How do knights move?
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reavor

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the "how do knights move" question came up now at the world championship game post game interview a couple of days ago. Apparently it's a troll thing between Magnus Carlsen and the Botez sisters that started back in April