Crushing it

In an earlier post I talked about how I was playing a lot of online chess during the lockdown but that I still wasn’t getting any better. I’m a terrible chess player, and remain so. But every now and then I do have a good game. Here’s the brilliant checkmate I scored against Sven, the 1100 ELO avatar on Chess.com.

A great game by me? No. I have to be honest, Sven played very poorly this time out. Sometimes he does that. But I had no blunders or mistakes and totally dominated. I may have to move up to Nelson someday. But he’s a bully and usually beats me very quickly. I need to get better first.

8 thoughts on “Crushing it

    • Nah, they’re just avatars for AIs. But they have different styles to go with their skill levels. Sven (fictional character) is from Slovakia. I like playing against him. Nelson is from South Africa and he has a thing for bringing his queen out right away which is really annoying. There are YouTube videos, lots of them, that are just tutorials on how to beat him but I haven’t been able to put together a good consistent strategy yet. I’m really so bad at chess.

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