Hypothetically: How would you improve your chess given the chance?

  • #21
    SmyslovFan wrote:

    Yeah, there are always cool books and the like. But what I'd need more than anything else would be a human who was rated about two hundred points higher than me (USCF) who was willing to play and talk about chess as much as I do.

    That´s it!

    I had that once, for a whole year, in the early 80s. We were the only two Englishmen stuck in a minute village in southern Germany. No computers in those days, so we played each other, and he was amazingly patient. I was maybe average and he was definitely good (he´d once been the only player out of 30 to manage a draw against Korchnoi in a simultaneous match; he still plays at around 2200 I think). We must have played around 500 games, and I learnt a hell of a lot from him. I beat him once and once only, in a very cold train at 4 am, when he had a bad case of the flu. Tongue Out

  • #22

    I think if you beat someone who had a draw against Korchnoi, then you should be recognized as having had a draw against Korchnoi. If I beat someone who beat Carlsen, then it should be in the record books that I beat Carlsen. 

  • #23

    If you say so trysts, I´m not going to argue ... maybe I´ll get a t-shirt printed ...

  • #24

    Cows don't play chess. But let's say they did. If Carlsen had a glass of milk from that cow, then it should be in the record books that you beat Carlsen.

  • #25

    If that is the same cow you beat, then it should be in the record books that there is film footage of you beating Korchnoi.

  • #26

    That looks like a picture of Carlsen finding out that his rating dropped because someone just beat an orange.

  • #27
    chessteenager wrote:

     How would you train yourself to become better at chess?

    I'd work on my sex appeal to distract opponents.

  • #28
    Let's just post this picture, over and over.
  • #29

    I hope none of this is considered off-topic? I always have problems with that concept.

  • #30
    AdamRinkleff wrote:
    chessteenager wrote:

     How would you train yourself to become better at chess?

    I'd work on my sex appeal to distract opponents.

    lol....always with the best one liners.

  • #31

    Endgames, all the way.

  • #32

    Playing and analysing games with Danny Rensch.

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