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Do you like endgames?

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CyberChecker1
I don't like them. What about you?
Y-Krodovsky

im forced to liked it otherwise i lose

Robbos_Heir
Of course I do. How can someone not love them?!
Soul_Less_Guy

I love endgames

Laskersnephew
The best players find lots of interesting ideas in the endgame
asherahgguh

I love endgames cuz I'm really good at them

Abrahamnilso

endgames require a lot of focus and practice so I can understand one might not find them interesting but imo they are the most important phase of the game

play4fun64

Endgame is challenging. It separate the Men from the Boys.

zishuijing
play4fun64 写道:

Endgame is challenging. It separate the Men from the Boys.

What about girls and women?

Sharp2Axe
I love them. My favorite part, especially since I am a positional player.
(Insert air kiss emoji)
play4fun64
zishuijing wrote:
play4fun64 写道:

Endgame is challenging. It separate the Men from the Boys.

What about girls and women?

No racism intended.

asherahgguh

racism wtf?

ThrillerFan
zishuijing wrote:
play4fun64 写道:

Endgame is challenging. It separate the Men from the Boys.

What about girls and women?

The expression just implies the mature from the immature and is not specific to the male gender. In English, when gender is unknown, the male gender is the default. It does not make the male gender superior in any way, shape, or form. It simply is the default.

For example, if you are in a dark area at night where you know that there is a cliff 1000 feet from where you are standing, and you can make out that there is a human being in the dark walking away from you in a distance, but you have no way of telling if it is a man or a woman, you would say "He is going to fall off that cliff", even though there is an equal chance that it is a woman and not a man walking.

It is simply part of the English language.

asherahgguh
ThrillerFan wrote:
zishuijing wrote:
play4fun64 写道:

Endgame is challenging. It separate the Men from the Boys.

What about girls and women?

The expression just implies the mature from the immature and is not specific to the male gender. In English, when gender is unknown, the male gender is the default. It does not make the male gender superior in any way, shape, or form. It simply is the default.

For example, if you are in a dark area at night where you know that there is a cliff 1000 feet from where you are standing, and you can make out that there is a human being in the dark walking away from you in a distance, but you have no way of telling if it is a man or a woman, you would say "He is going to fall off that cliff", even though there is an equal chance that it is a woman and not a man walking.

It is simply part of the English language.

I agree, but now you can use "they" for more neutral pronouns. I just never call a nonbinary person "they" for some reason...

pauliewoll

Remember Capablanca's tip: "In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else, for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame."

Wise words, but my biggest problem is surviving in a game long enough to reach it grin

But seriously, get a copy of 'Practical Chess Endings' by Paul Keres. It's fascinating from first page to last.

ThrillerFan
asherahgguh wrote:
ThrillerFan wrote:
zishuijing wrote:
play4fun64 写道:

Endgame is challenging. It separate the Men from the Boys.

What about girls and women?

The expression just implies the mature from the immature and is not specific to the male gender. In English, when gender is unknown, the male gender is the default. It does not make the male gender superior in any way, shape, or form. It simply is the default.

For example, if you are in a dark area at night where you know that there is a cliff 1000 feet from where you are standing, and you can make out that there is a human being in the dark walking away from you in a distance, but you have no way of telling if it is a man or a woman, you would say "He is going to fall off that cliff", even though there is an equal chance that it is a woman and not a man walking.

It is simply part of the English language.

I agree, but now you can use "they" for more neutral pronouns. I just never call a nonbinary person "they" for some reason...

Non-binary has nothing to do with gender unknown. We aren't talking about "S" orientation. In literature, news, etc, there are times when the biological gender cannot be identified. You are in a cornfield and you hear a baby wailing loudly. Someone likely abandoned the child. You have no idea if it is a boy or girl and it is likely a good mile from where you are in the wide open corn field. You call 911 to report a baby. Because the gender is unknown, the correct pronoun to use in the English language is "he". If you can tell for certain it is a girl, you use "she".

Has nothing to do with orientation and gender neutral pronouns. In literature, using proper English, unless the book is specifically about a non-binary person, in which case the "gender" is known, when gender is specifically unknown, "he" is used for one and "they" is used for more than one.

sameez1

End games make excellent puzzles.

play4fun64

This is an example players should study endgames. It's a Theoretical Draw despite one pawn.advantage as all pawns are on one side.

one_moon

im too bad at endgames i dont like them lol

ZattirfVuli

The g-pawn made all the difference.