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Today we learn Sicilian Defense.
August 8, 2007 11:31 PM   Subscribe

Learn Chess with Igor and Gleb.
posted by basicchannel (17 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
wonderful!
posted by growabrain at 11:41 PM on August 8, 2007


I will be studying this in the hopes of finally winning an internet chess game without enduring the astounding humiliation from my opponent (you know who you are). Thanks!
posted by amyms at 12:23 AM on August 9, 2007


chess rules
posted by jimjam at 1:11 AM on August 9, 2007


Oh man. I find their accents hilarious, even though I know that I have a hilarious New Zealand accent in any language. And this makes me feel small and ungenerous, since Igor and Gleb are kindly teaching me chess. I am giggling, hating myself and learning chess all at once.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:36 AM on August 9, 2007


Learn Chumash With Rashi.
posted by bunnytricks at 3:36 AM on August 9, 2007


For a 1 minute game, I have never seen people playing so slowly.
posted by MtDewd at 5:45 AM on August 9, 2007


I love them narrating the game. Chess is usually so silent.
posted by fungible at 6:26 AM on August 9, 2007


I have always regretted not learning how to play this game.

And now I shall walk around all day weirding people out by saying, "I take you! I do not wish to take you!" in a slavic accent. Good times.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:19 AM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


These guys are great. I've been slogging through the wikibook on chess openings every time I see something new—this is no replacement, but waaaay better anyhow.

Some MeFites are playing over at Red Hot Pawn. If anyone's up for an ego boost, I usually lose in <30 moves.
posted by carsonb at 7:45 AM on August 9, 2007


Some MeFites are playing over at Red Hot Pawn. If anyone's up for an ego boost, I usually lose in <3 0 moves./i>

I'll take you up on that. :) And I have room for one more challenge if anyone else wants.

posted by evilangela at 11:57 AM on August 9, 2007


I play a ton of one minute chess over at FICS under the name DietDew if anyone's interested. I'm generally rated about 1650. I recommend the BabasChess interface for those who want to play blitz or lightning.
posted by callmejay at 1:14 PM on August 9, 2007


Holy crap, I just looked into it and I have played over 13,000 lightning games at FICS since the late 90s.
posted by callmejay at 1:15 PM on August 9, 2007


Awesome. That actually made chess fun to watch.
posted by C.Batt at 1:41 PM on August 9, 2007


the 2nd or 3rd check with the white queen... couldn't the black pawn have taken the queen ?
posted by dawdle at 7:29 PM on August 9, 2007


In the Learn link? After 16. Qxg6+ (when White has about 22 seconds left) Black can't take f7xg6 because of the Bishop on d5- Black's King would be in check.
posted by MtDewd at 7:08 AM on August 10, 2007


Is it too late to say that I really enjoyed this?

Oh.
posted by Shinkicker at 3:15 PM on August 14, 2007


Susan Polgar elected Chairman of USCF. [adversaria]
posted by tellurian at 8:31 PM on August 14, 2007


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