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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)03:41 UTC+1 No.5018391 Report

What is the literary equivalent of the Sicilian Defense?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)03:42 UTC+1 No.5018394 Report

>>5018391
my dick le
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)03:47 UTC+1 No.5018419 Report

>>5018391

How can I become good at chess?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:43 UTC+1 No.5018596 Report

>>5018419
study tactics and some endgame for several hours a day until you hit 1800 FIDE then read a ton of essentials and gradually shift your focus from tactics to opening study. Also only play tournament time controls and analyze your games after you play them, both without and then with engines
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:47 UTC+1 No.5018606 Report

>>5018596
seems like good advice to me. i've read a book & some random garbage online about general tactics and mating but i was worried that openings were like, the basics and that i was going at it backwards.

>several hours a day
fuck you, each hobby gets an hour a day. no more and no less.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:48 UTC+1 No.5018610 Report

>>5018419
>become
>implying you are already asian
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:48 UTC+1 No.5018611 Report

>>5018419
Practice.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:50 UTC+1 No.5018616 Report

>>5018610

Well, I'm half-asian if that counts :/
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:53 UTC+1 No.5018624 Report

>>5018610
>asian
>you mean russian
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:55 UTC+1 No.5018627 Report

>>5018596
>>5018611
You can be good this way, but you will never be great, greatness takes talent, practice and the right mentality.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:55 UTC+1 No.5018629 Report

>>5018606
10,000 hours to get good at something. So for you, 10,000 days, or about 30 years. If you can wait that long I guess.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:00 UTC+1 No.5018637 Report

>>5018629
That's not how that works at all comic.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:05 UTC+1 No.5018646 Report

>>5018629
lol. the ericsson article also suggests that without a private tutor your study is wasted anyway. i'll just stick to an hour for the things i care about because i can do it every day and apply myself the entire time. in the mean time i'll pass my free time trying not to gag at the comic you posted.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:18 UTC+1 No.5018693 Report

>>5018624
You know exactly what I am going to say.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:21 UTC+1 No.5018701 Report

>>5018606
Opening is more about developing your position, which will be completely lost on you as a beginner if you don't know how to capitalize on your position via tactical play, or make any sense of opening principles. Tactics are more immediately beneficial to your chess as a beginner. Check out chesstempo.com for tactics puzzles and play on chess.com or anywhere else.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:27 UTC+1 No.5018715 Report

I lol'd.

Probably Anna Karenina.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:58 UTC+1 No.5018808 Report

>>5018629
The actual study was
>10,000 hours to get a skill up to gold medal Olympic standards
Getting good at something takes about 1-2 months of focused work.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:58 UTC+1 No.5020809 Report

>>5018391
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:01 UTC+1 No.5020820 Report

>>5018419
You should play a lot of chess. Copy people that beat you. Improve on them.

Play out endgame scenarios. Those are a bit trickier to learn through only playing full games.

Get used to losing a lot. Like a whole bunch.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:10 UTC+1 No.5020860 Report

>>5018391
Shut the fuck up

>>5018419
Study games of the old masters, such as Morphy and Anderssen. Modern play will be way over your head. After a two or three years depending on your dedication and gifts, pick up a copy of My system by Nimzowitsch. That should suffice if you want to get gud. After that, you've hit a level where only you know what's best for improving your game.

Here's a link to a popular game of Morphy's. You can find annotations online and in the comments section.
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1233404
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:17 UTC+1 No.5020886 Report

>all these people telling him to study masters and grand masters

That's like people on /fit/ saying you should start out with the Texas Method and lift a minimum of 4/3/2/1 pl8s your first day.

Just play a lot of chess for 3-6 months. Once you start winning more than half your games delve into strategy. For now, the most "advanced" stuff you should do is to play endgame puzzles.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:25 UTC+1 No.5020923 Report

>>5018808

10,000 hours of deliberate practice. Not just doing something for 10,000 hours. It is believed that after this time you will be a world-class talent in that particular field. In this study, most of the subjects started at a very young age, so it is likely it will take longer for an adult.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:28 UTC+1 No.5020932 Report

>>5020886
Have you any idea of how many FICS//chesscube/chess.com players have thousands of standard time control rated games in their history and are still only rated 1200-1500? Studying tactics is the single best way to improve your rating as a beginner
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