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  1. ZeoStar
    March 9th, 2022 7:26 PM
    Let's play again next week. Going away this weekend and I should have my charger by then. (yes i'm trying again. stubbornness).

    Unrated is terrifying. Met someone who knew the famous silican opening (his version was called the silican pin) and after the game I checked, he played at 99% accuracy like a grandmaster. There was nothing I could do. Have never played someone so scary.

    I don't know what that means to replace a hard drive. I'm not very technical in all honesty...i just use these magical machines in ignorance. I'll be away from this computer anyways once I get that charger again. It's not a bad computer. It still browses quickly. Just has those unexpected browser shut downs.

    It's bobby fishers birthday today. He was quite something.
  2. Inky
    March 9th, 2022 1:41 PM
    excuse me is this a threat
  3. Inky
    March 9th, 2022 12:14 PM
  4. ZeoStar
    March 9th, 2022 9:48 AM
    Let me ask a question. There's an endgame with two bishops and two rooks. Which would you rather have? I played this recently, and the guy immediately was spamming the draw request. I was thinking "yo chill out your probably going to win". But nope, somehow I won with the bishop pair. Never had such a situation and it makes me think of all the strange end game possibilities. Like 2 knights vs a Queen, or 2 rooks vs 1 Queen.

    I generally don't like asking for things. It's a disc eater virus. It's challenging to even download a jpeg image file. It's chewed through every bit of space. There is nothing left installed on this computer either. I thought the virus might be hiding somewhere, but nope.
  5. ZeoStar
    March 7th, 2022 12:52 PM
    I'm beginning to understand Blitz. There had been points in our game you might have noticed me moving quickly. It's because I had seen those exact positions from playing my opening so much and it felt instinctive. GM's have played 50,000+ games since childhood, they've seen so many board positions already it just comes naturally.

    I have an old Windows but I don't trust it. It randomly likes shutting down. I played a couple games on but it's not fun when I'm constantly waiting for a forced close of my browser. There's some sort of virus, I've tried for years getting this off but no avail. It works well enough to post on pokecommunity.

    I did buy a chess PS4 game out of gamestop. Random impulsive purchase.

    From my short time playing in the 1,000's, it's pretty rough. Less piece dropping, usually comes down to who finds a tactic first. I've been getting knocked out, but I can win in the 900's pretty easily now so I jump back in.
  6. ZeoStar
    March 5th, 2022 3:24 PM
    Might need to put a hold on the next game.

    Another chromebook charger has stopped working.

    I officially give up on this brand.
  7. ZeoStar
    March 5th, 2022 5:45 AM
    We'll see. But yeah i'm already slowing down after hitting 1,000. No goal = no more unlimited drive to play.

    I could do 25 games in one day, but now I'm getting tired after 2 or 3.

    I can calculate a couple steps ahead but sometimes it's pointless because the opponent just does something unexpected.

    When I'm in a corner with no hope I might do the same thing. I'll begin launching pieces as the king side hoping for a checkmate.
  8. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 5:21 PM
    Honestly yeah it confused me when you tossed the knight out for a pawn. Other than that, you played very solid and I didn't spot any positional weaknesses.

    I'm always up for daily chess, so let me know if you ever want a second round in that.
  9. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 7:31 AM

    Uh it should work...hopefully.
  10. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 7:29 AM
    Yep. I'll send an invite. Will make it unrated so it can friendly/stress free as possible.

    We both love our arbitrary numbers.
  11. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 6:51 AM
    I should be. Although getting ready for a birthday party in the evening, so it's not a guarantee.

    We'll see though. Just throw me a message.
  12. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 6:40 AM
    I am available now if your up for it.
  13. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 3:46 AM

    I will link you an invite later. I need a sick new profile picture for this game. Maybe something like Thanos or Crobat. (but that's your style, can't be getting copyright strikes).

    I mean pokecommunity doesn't usually delete things, they just hide them from the listing. Here's the entire forum.

    I felt it benefited more with having a dedicated forum. People really opened up in there. Not that they don't in Off-Topic, but the variety of topics was much greater than you see now with the serious tag.
  14. ZeoStar
    March 3rd, 2022 10:24 PM
    30 will probably work. That's almost the only time control I pick now. That time I fell back to the 700 ELO's was due to me trying to rush my way into the 1,000's with 10 minute games. Harsh lesson, that's not how things work. I'm not Hikaru Nakamura.

    I miss the Serious Discussion forum. I was on the staff board at the time, and remember it being strange. There was a debate on removing it, yet I had the impression a couple of the higher up staff wanted it shut down and it was leaving no matter what. The whole debate just had a pointless air to it. Saw that happen a couple times. There would be a debate but the decision was already final.

    I guess that's one memorable thing, even though it doesn't involve me directly.
  15. ZeoStar
    March 3rd, 2022 10:07 AM
    Well it was quite a journey. I went straight through the 900's this time, almost never lost a single game. Quite a variety of playstyles. Met someone who memorized the entire Evan's Gambit, would have beat me on turn 10, but blundered the checkmate. Another person who just moved the queen back and fourth. Had two games which involved me sacrificing my queen for Mate in 2. After reaching 1,000 I went on unrated and got matched with a 1550. I held my own for about 20 minutes. I didn't win.

    We'll play another game soon. (I need to recover now. I played non stop). Would you prefer daily or actual time controls? Keep in mind a daily game now would probably come out much different. That was my first game back in 8 months, now I've had over 100+ games and could incorporate what I've learned.

    Oh well. Maybe some day I would toss in another application. It doesn't mean I would get it. I have such little interest now. Off Topic caught my eye at the time, but I didn't put one in. Trivia is my favorite section, but the mods already do an excellent job with it. In general the staff here is great, I wouldn't have much to contribute.

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    Filipino freelancer guy in his 20's who just so happens to like Pokemon enough to have an account here and semi-regularly post around~
    Heya~ my name's Roni, but Aaron is my real name. My friends on here stick to calling me Roni though, so as not get confused with a fellow Aaron who's a far more notable member on this site. I would suggest you follow suit :p

    I love just hanging around here and posting casually if I have the time and energy, but those are quite fleeting at this point in my life thanks to executive dysfunction. I truly wish I was more consistent, because PC has probably some of the most awesome people I've ever known.

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