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  1. That's not what I'm doing. Im simply Not valuing the painting. How can I destroy the truth? As a connesoir of beauty, to you, my lies are more like poor paintings with no beauty.

  2. That's where the analogy isn't 100% accurate. I've been trying to work around the fact that you haven't been able to recognize categorical differences throughout this conversation, but it's really difficult.

  3. So only smart people value truth? I don't find that true at all. More failures.

  4. By the way, I'm sorry I called you a liar. I did think you were consciously lying at the time, but looking back at it, you probably really misunderstood what I was saying and genuinely didn't understand my points. That was my fault as well, I shouldn't have let my emotions get the better of me.

  5. Anytime there is a burst of interest in chess there are a bunch of new users who come on to the sites and unfortunately many of them cheat. Eventually they get caught and banned. Then things return to the usual level of cheating.

  6. No one is memorizing moves 35 deep, people prep certain openings maybe to at most 15 or 18 but for the remaining 90% of the game we will get positions we have never seen before. Also you’re just referring to super GMs in classical, rapid and blitz is mostly not “perfect” chess and often has the same excitement as lower levels

  7. Almost definitely a cheater. It's often not that hard to get 90+% accuracy if your opponent blunders a piece early, but to do it 8 times in 10 games at 800 blitz is ridiculous.

  8. Also playing like a very strong player and yet spending 5 seconds per move on theory when he plays theory every game until his opponent leaves it. Either you know the theory or you don't. No reason to be 40 seconds into a blitz game on move 10 when you play 80% of the best moves.

  9. Yeah I didn't even check his games before but I looked them over and this guy is 100% cheating.

  10. As a person who plays Online multiplayer games daily on Indian servers, i can confirm this is a chess thing

  11. Online gaming is toxic in general, lol. I've also had my fair share of Indians talking shit in the chat because I have disabled takebacks, but there's so many Indians playing online chess that it's bound to happen.

  12. Percentiles on lichess and chesscom are not comparable. Chesscom computes percentiles on the entire player base, every single account that has ever played is included.

  13. I believe you but I don't see how this can account for a 30 point difference in percentiles.

  14. A part of it is that the 14-90 day quitters probably trend toward the lower end of the rating ladder, the other part is probably that chess.com has more beginners due to the fact that it has better marketing and a more attractive domain name.

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  16. I am not crazy! I know he stole my prep. I knew it was a g3 Nimzo. Kolkata 2019, Wesley So. As if I could ever make such a mistake. Never. Never! I just - I just couldn't prove it. He covered his tracks, he got some idiot to leak my prep to him. You think this is something? You think this is bad? This? This chicanery? He's done worse. FTX Miami! Are you telling me that a GM just happens to score 0 points? No! He orchestrated it! Hans! He made Anna Cramling cringe on stream! And I saved him! And I shouldn't have. I took him into my own game! What was I thinking? He'll never change. He'll never change! Ever since he was 9, always the same! Couldn't dodge a ban on chesscom! But not our Hans! Couldn't be precious Hans! Stealing them blind! And HE gets to be a super GM? What a sick joke! I should've stopped him when I had the chance! And you, you have to stop him

  17. The word doesn't even make any sense. The position is named after a guy named Vančura (pronounced Vanchura), not Van Cura.

  18. The point is that you do not need any deep understanding of the game, just good memory. There is no grand strategy, there is no strategy at all. It's just memorizing board states, and that's it. That's the entire depth of chess.

  19. There is a chess variant called chess960 where the pieces on the back row are randomly shuffled every game so you can't memorize openings. Guess what?

  20. You don't understand that they don't just prepare for like 10 moves, they try to prepare for as many moves as possible. Trying to prep for something that Magnus played once in 2018 is dumb in that regards. Why bother spending your limited resource (time) preparing for something extremely unlikely to happen? (let's say less than 1%). Also his post-game interview was weird and he couldn't explain some of his moves properly. Just very sketchy.

  21. Hans's argument was that against a shitter like him, Magnus would likely play some obscure sideline (as he often does). He's saying that's why he looked at weird catalan lines and one of them just happened to be a transpo of the nimzo line that they got on the board.

  22. My man, with all due respect, unless we find a radical new way to solve the task, nothing will happen.

  23. Doesn't stockfish 15 nnue pretty much shit on alpha zero even when running on mediocre hardware?

  24. The fried liver only occurs specifically after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 if you follow up with 6. Nxf7. If black plays 5...Na5 instead of 5...Nxd5, you're in the mainline two knights defense, which is a dangerous opening that you need to study if you don't want to get blown off the board. Another option is transposing into the mainline Italian (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3). It's a calmer option that won't require you to know much specific theory at your level, but it's helpful to know some general plans that you can go for there.

  25. I mean 5...na5 really isn't that complicated in the two knights. after Bb3 you're just up a pawn

  26. Black has great compensation. There's a reason why GMs don't tend to go for the Ng5 lines very often.

  27. Is that really true? After 40 games on lichess rapid I am 1850 and on chess.com I'm 1150

  28. You must be terribly underrated on chess.com. I'm 1900 lichess 1700 chess.com.

  29. Idk maybe I'm much worse when playing on a real board, but those players really do seem to have a much deeper understanding of the game than me.

  30. yeah it happens sometimes you don't play as good otb as you would online, maybe you could ask someone in the club what his rating is online

  31. They're mostly boomers who don't play online, lol. What I can say is that the 1700-1800s feel so strong that I don't know if I'll ever catch up, it's like they're playing an entirely different game.

  32. Really not comfortable with Kan/Taimanov positions as white. Hard to get a kindside attack going (unlike the Najdorf/Dragon), your central control is also a bit more dubious (because black pushes d5 relatively easily in many positions) and black's dark-squared bishop is just a beast in those openings. To be fair though I haven't carefully studied the theory for the openings.

  33. Same. I play the open sicilian because I enjoy playing the english/yugoslav attack, but I suck at playing against e6 sicilians.

  34. I don't think your true strength can be reflected by one simple number, especially when you're a beginner. We all have our highs and lows - I recently dropped from 1900 to 1750, took a break and when I came back to chess, I quickly shot up to 1950. Does that mean that my "true rating" is 1750, 1900 or 1950? Probably none of those, my strength varies based on if I'm sleeping well, stressed, calm, happy, sad, focused, distracted, tilted or just having fun.

  35. I think they do which is why instead of “Magnus very rarely loses” the phrase was “Magnus very rarely loses with white.” Meaning he is known to struggle as black with the advantage that white has to go first. He ends playing the entire game reactive if the opponent is good enough.

  36. Yeah, and "if the opponent is good enough" is an important distinction. Magnus once had a streak of 125 classical games without a single loss.

  37. It’s not even just GM’s. Take an IM today and they would crush almost anyone from just 20 years ago. Hell, even just above average hobbyists today know far more theory than someone would have known then. It cannot be understated how dramatically the game has changed at all competitive levels in such a short amount of time thanks almost entirely to computer analysis and online play being so readily available.

  38. Lol what? I can't imagine how anyone could seriously claim that any living IM could crush prime Kasparov. Prep only goes so far and you'd have to go back more than a hundred years before todays IMs stop getting completely destroyed by the top players of ye olden days.

  39. You are assuming that elves, a fictional race, has the same reaction to the rays of the sun as humans do.

  40. Idk, it feels kind of weird to assume any sort of evolutionary adaptation in Tolkien's elves.

  41. Same with their skin colour.

  42. Not really. We know that the elven tribes were internally quite homogenous and we also know representatives from all of them except for the Avari. So for instance, if a Sinda like Legolas is white, then the other Sindar also ought to be white unless they were mixed with some black elven tribe (could be some faction of the Avari, I guess).

  43. Consult a dermatologist to determine if you're actually losing hair and if the cause is male pattern baldness.

  44. I've only seen my family doctor so far, she's going to refer me to a dermatologist and hair loss place since she's unsure of what's causing it, given there haven't been any significant changes or events in my life.

  45. Chess is supposed to be gentlemen's sport yet when you at look top players, it seems more like a kindergarten.

  46. Look at the top 20. Which of those players are drama queens? Magnus, Hikaru, Anish, K*rjakin... And that's about it. Not a bad score for some of the most autistically single minded board game players.

  47. He also introduced an entire generation to LoTR. Many read the books after seeing the movie. It wasn't going to be a pop culture phenomenon without Peter Jackson.

  48. That's exactly the issue from the Tolkien estate PoV. The movies were extremely popular and any changes they made became a part of the cultural phenomenon of LotR, effectively overwriting Tolkien's own narrative.

  49. Responding to accusations of racism, the sons of Fëanor pointed out that their blood oath binds them to murder anyone who stands between them and the Silmarils, regardless of race, sex, creed, allegiance or divinity status. #turningpointbeleriand

  50. Tbh I don't really care about black elves, but if one wanted to get really autistic about it, it would be strange that an elf of Silvan descent is black given the tribes are quite homogenous in appearance in the source material (iirc the only visual trait which deviates from the homogenity within tribes is the red hair of Maedhros and his mom, but I might be wrong).

  51. That's 1mg per 1ml, so 1ml daily matches the most common recommended dose.

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