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Old 12-12-2022, 08:36 PM   #81
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#ChessBoxing is trending on Twitter.
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Old 12-12-2022, 10:20 PM   #82
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There was a big event yesterday that Ludwig put on with streamers doing Chess boxing. I watched some of it. Crazy concept.
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Old 12-12-2022, 11:16 PM   #83
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I was watching it too. What a crazy concept. A bunch of youtubers playing chess and boxing in between rounds.

It kinda reminded me of those "So You Wanna Fight" videos back in the 90's on PPV where average Joes got into the ring and fought one another. Its usually two dudes just wildly swinging at each other, similar to if you had a fist fight with a sibling or something lol.
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Old 01-18-2023, 11:55 AM   #84
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This thread needs a bump and in case anyone doubts that chess.com is where you should be, here's an article on the Chess worlds new villain: Mittens

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chess-m...hare_permalink
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Old 01-21-2023, 09:58 AM   #85
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If anyone is interested in a casual and small online rapid tournament today, Iím a member of a discord group that has organized one on lichess. All levels welcome.

You can just click to join. Usually we only have about 4 players so itís a super casual way to get a few games in.

https://lichess.org/tournament/WHIKTueQ
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Old 01-21-2023, 12:04 PM   #86
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I should have mentioned that it’s at 1 PM.
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Old 01-21-2023, 12:46 PM   #87
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Sounds better than the Flames game!
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Nodirbek Abdusattorov is taking the TataSteel by storm. At 18 no less.
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Old 01-25-2023, 02:27 PM   #89
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Nodirbek Abdusattorov is taking the TataSteel by storm. At 18 no less.
Itís crazy. Heís on 7/10Ėheís a monster. Heís beaten some very good players to get there.

Anish Giri is also having a very strong event, and is right behind him at 6.5Ėand is also Abdusattorovís next opponent on Friday.
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Old 01-25-2023, 02:29 PM   #90
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In other news I think we are nearing the end of our first CalgaryPuck correspondence tournament. Some very solid chess—we have a few very good players on this board!

Let me know if there is any interest in doing another, or if people might want to do rapid or blitz instead maybe?
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Howell and Svidlers commentary on Chess24 has been very enjoyable.
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Old 01-25-2023, 03:26 PM   #92
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In other news I think we are nearing the end of our first CalgaryPuck correspondence tournament. Some very solid chessówe have a few very good players on this board!

Let me know if there is any interest in doing another, or if people might want to do rapid or blitz instead maybe?
Congrats on your pending win! One game still to finish, but you've already clinched the top spot.

Tournament was a lot of fun, thanks for organizing. I would for sure be interested in doing another. I do think 3 days turned out to be too long for a time control. Daily is nice because you don't need everyone to be available at the same time, but I would for sure be open to something faster if the timing works out.
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Old 01-25-2023, 03:46 PM   #93
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Yeah, I think a rapid or blitz tournament would be really fun. Difficulty is finding the right time—I’ll give that some thought.
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Congrats on your pending win! One game still to finish, but you've already clinched the top spot.

Tournament was a lot of fun, thanks for organizing. I would for sure be interested in doing another. I do think 3 days turned out to be too long for a time control. Daily is nice because you don't need everyone to be available at the same time, but I would for sure be open to something faster if the timing works out.
Funny thing about the tournament is that you were actually the number 1 player in the tournament by record. You went 9-2-1 over two rounds, and I was 7-1-2. Very close.

Either way, fun event.

While we are pondering a CP tournament, I can also tell you that there is a casual blitz (5+5) tournament happening this evening at 7 PM on lichess.

Itís very friendly and casual and the people organizing it are relaxed and fun. No ringers or secret GM-bloggers allowed (though there are 1 or 2 pretty strong players depending on the week). Anyone can join.

Link to the tournament is here:
https://lichess.org/tournament/mHySlITq

Hope to see some of you there!
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Funny thing about the tournament is that you were actually the number 1 player in the tournament by record. You went 9-2-1 over two rounds, and I was 7-1-2. Very close.

Either way, fun event.

While we are pondering a CP tournament, I can also tell you that there is a casual blitz (5+5) tournament happening this evening at 7 PM on lichess.

Itís very friendly and casual and the people organizing it are relaxed and fun. No ringers or secret GM-bloggers allowed (though there are 1 or 2 pretty strong players depending on the week). Anyone can join.

Link to the tournament is here:
https://lichess.org/tournament/mHySlITq

Hope to see some of you there!
You beat me in the head-to-head. It's a clean win.
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I'm assuming this is all because of us....
https://www.chess.com/blog/CHESScom/...are-struggling
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I'm assuming this is all because of us....
https://www.chess.com/blog/CHESScom/...are-struggling
Iím not saying itís our fault that chess.com has been crashing lately. Iím just not NOT saying that.
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lichess.org throwing some shade at the chess site that keeps crashing.



https://twitter.com/user/status/1617245085535539200


Also found this tweet hilarious:


https://twitter.com/user/status/1618340403090182144
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I'd like to do a rapid tournament, I've done a few Daily's on chess.com and invariably a few chuckle####s turn on vacation mode and make it take an actual fricken lifetime to finish the first round
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Gotta love the Iggy jersey in the background as Magnus visits Eric Hansen.



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