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    Is This The Prettiest Chess Player You've Ever Seen?



    Def helps shatter the nerd stereotype chess gets

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    Thank you for judging women on their appearance. From your statement can we also assume that you think if they are attractive, they probably can't ride a bike, let alone race. Can't be doctors, lawyers, or engineers. Maybe if they just stuck to podium girls you'd be happy.
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    Exactly why I don't follow "fishing with Luiza" on Instagram she's horrible to look at, but thankfully the fish are beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    Thank you for judging women on their appearance. From your statement can we also assume that you think if they are attractive, they probably can't ride a bike, let alone race. Can't be doctors, lawyers, or engineers. Maybe if they just stuck to podium girls you'd be happy.
    I know this is the age of the chronically offended but I don't see anything wrong with that question. He didn't say "Isn't that cute? The pretty girl thinks she can play chess! Hey sweet cheeks, why don't you go make us some coffee and let the men have the board." He asked if we thought she was a pretty. Nothing about that excludes her from being a great chess player or belittles her skill at chess. I can name a whole bunch of women who are very good at what they do that I think are very pretty. My opinion of their physical appearance doesn't lessen my opinion of their skill at what they do and doesn't mean I don't think they can or should be doing those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Exactly why I don't follow "fishing with Luiza" on Instagram she's horrible to look at, but thankfully the fish are beautiful.
    Dang, should have known better than to google that at work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by majbuzz View Post
    Dang, should have known better than to google that at work...
    I warned ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    I know this is the age of the chronically offended but I don't see anything wrong with that question.
    I agree.
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    She's cute, but she's not all that great of a chess player - the lead up to checkmate was pretty obvious. I think her opponent was just distracted by her decolletage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanE View Post
    She's cute, but she's not all that great of a chess player -
    Need to see someone put up better resistance before making that conclusion. For those keeping score:
    1) d4 d5
    2) c4 e6
    3) Nf3 cxd5 [o.k., so far]
    4) Nc3... then Black thinks... pauses... and comes up with:
    4) ......... f5??

    Lost already. There were ten pawn-moves that don't leave an errant peasant en prise outright. Of those ten choices, this one was the worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanE View Post
    She's cute, but she's not all that great of a chess player - the lead up to checkmate was pretty obvious.
    Her FIDE standard rating is 2033. She's a bit higher in blitz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Van Cycle View Post
    Need to see someone put up better resistance before making that conclusion. For those keeping score:
    1) d4 d5
    2) c4 e6
    3) Nf3 cxd5 [o.k., so far]
    4) Nc3... then Black thinks... pauses... and comes up with:
    4) ......... f5??

    Lost already. There were ten pawn-moves that don't leave an errant peasant en prise outright. Of those ten choices, this one was the worst.
    I don't understand a thing you wrote but I love that this is where the thread has gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    Her FIDE standard rating is 2033. She's a bit higher in blitz.

    What's yours?
    Her rating is not the issue, it's his. He's the one who blundered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    I don't understand a thing you wrote but I love that this is where the thread has gone.
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanE View Post
    Her rating is not the issue....
    The issue I was speaking to was your judgement about the quality of her as a chess player. That last word is important.

    If you had said the guy was terrible and so we really can't judge her quality by that match, fine with me. But you went quite a bit further, didn't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    I don't understand a thing you wrote but I love that this is where the thread has gone.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebr...tation_(chess)

    Basically, the letternumber shows moves. Eight letters and 8 numbers form the chess grid. Pieces are identified only when multiple pieces could move to a spot. So d4 d5 is a queen pawn opening (white then black).

    Question marks are for bad moves, more ?? indicates worse moves. ! indicates a good move.

    As a side note, playing a queen pawn opening (really the queens gambit which is the only QP opening worth playing, which she does play) as white, or the Sicilian defense as black, is a good way to throw casual players for a loop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Van Cycle View Post
    Need to see someone put up better resistance before making that conclusion. For those keeping score:
    1) d4 d5
    2) c4 e6
    3) Nf3 cxd5 [o.k., so far]
    Accepting the gambit is not a good idea. I would say this is where the guy got totally lost. Obviously no plan. And if you accept a gambit of any kind, especially the Queen's gambit, you better know what comes next. He gives up the center, and should have looked to mount a queen side attack... eventually.

    But really, he should not have accepted the gambit. I prefer to decline, look for a closed position entering the midgame, and then work from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebr...tation_(chess)

    Basically, the letternumber shows moves. Eight letters and 8 numbers form the chess grid. Pieces are identified only when multiple pieces could move to a spot. So d4 d5 is a queen pawn opening (white then black).

    Question marks are for bad moves, more ?? indicates worse moves. ! indicates a good move.

    As a side note, playing a queen pawn opening (really the queens gambit which is the only QP opening worth playing, which she does play) as white, or the Sicilian defense as black, is a good way to throw casual players for a loop.



    Accepting the gambit is not a good idea. I would say this is where the guy got totally lost. Obviously no plan. And if you accept a gambit of any kind, especially the Queen's gambit, you better know what comes next. He gives up the center, and should have looked to mount a queen side attack... eventually.

    But really, he should not have accepted the gambit. I prefer to decline, look for a closed position entering the midgame, and then work from there.
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    My niece and I played chess during our last visit- I haven't played in decades, so there was no need to let her win. Took over an hour, but I won the first game of chess in my life!!

    She's in the chess club, though, and we hardly ever see each other, so I know next time I'll be clobbered. I really need to practice.........

    If there's a way we can play each other over the internet, I'd enjoy that. Plus she seems to have fun and I want to encourage her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    I warned ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Luiza must spend a fortune on sun screen.
    That was my very first thought!! Such a gorgeous woman, but she's headed straight for wrinkle city at this rate

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