EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Traditional chess games and chess topics in general

Moderators: Dan Honeycutt, Sam Hull, fern

Forum rules
This textbox is used to restore diagrams posted with the [d] tag before the upgrade.
gerold
Posts: 10121
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:57 pm
Location: van buren,missouri

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by gerold » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:55 pm

To many draws in these games. They are afraid to make a wrong move because they are to dump to see far ahead. I watch all the games later when i have time. I do enjoy the games they play serious for a win.

Best,
Gerold.

User avatar
Harvey Williamson
Posts: 1763
Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 9:12 pm
Location: Media City, UK
Contact:

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by Harvey Williamson » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:02 am

Ras wrote: The live commentary was utterly necessary for me to even understand (a bit) what's going on.
I am heading to London to run the VIP commentary room at The London Chess Classic soon. I get to combine Hiarcs with GMs Hodgson, Speelman, Nunn, Short, King etc...

One thing to me is clear that when watching/listening to these commentators you learn a lot more when you switch your engine off and just listen to these guys. Sure they can not beat the current engines but they can all beat you. They can teach you in a few hours what you will never learn from your engines.

gerold
Posts: 10121
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:57 pm
Location: van buren,missouri

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by gerold » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:21 am

gerold wrote:To many draws in these games. They are afraid to make a wrong move because they are to dump to see far ahead. I watch all the games later when i have time. I do enjoy the games they play serious for a win.

Best,
Gerold.
More of the same in game 12, quick safe game. What a bummer these games have been. Not world class chess to me.

User avatar
AdminX
Posts: 5103
Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:34 pm
Location: Acworth, GA
Contact:

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by AdminX » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:30 am

Harvey Williamson wrote:
Ras wrote: The live commentary was utterly necessary for me to even understand (a bit) what's going on.
I am heading to London to run the VIP commentary room at The London Chess Classic soon. I get to combine Hiarcs with GMs Hodgson, Speelman, Nunn, Short, King etc...

One thing to me is clear that when watching/listening to these commentators you learn a lot more when you switch your engine off and just listen to these guys. Sure they can not beat the current engines but they can all beat you. They can teach you in a few hours what you will never learn from your engines.
ImageImage
"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions."
__________________________________________________________________
Ted Summers

Ras
Posts: 1134
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:19 pm
Contact:

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by Ras » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:31 pm

Harvey Williamson wrote:One thing to me is clear that when watching/listening to these commentators you learn a lot more when you switch your engine off and just listen to these guys.
Right - even if they suggest the same moves as the engines, but the engines won't tell you why.

Henk
Posts: 5641
Joined: Mon May 27, 2013 8:31 am

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by Henk » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:11 am

World Championship Draughts starts at 3 december

User avatar
Ponti
Posts: 451
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:13 am
Location: Curitiba - PR - BRAZIL
Contact:

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by Ponti » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:15 pm

You mean Carlsen x Defenceman ? I´m really not as interested as I was in Karpov - Korchnoi. That was really fun !

I think Carlsen - Caruana would be a much more interesting match.
A. Ponti
AMD Ryzen 1800x, Windows 10.
FIDE current ratings: standard 1913, rapid 1931

Sean Evans
Posts: 1777
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:58 pm
Location: Canada

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by Sean Evans » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:31 am

mhull wrote:Everyone now has a better-than-world-champion inside their computer. Nobody is willing to put-up with fallible, petulant super-GMs anymore just to see top-level chess. They can do that looking at tournaments run in some guy's basement.
Well said :)

I notice that people are still interested in watching humans run the 100 metres at the Olympics and watching dragstrip cars race at much faster speeds than humans could ever run.

Do you not think there can be room for both human chess and bot chess?

Cordially,

Sean

User avatar
Luis Babboni
Posts: 422
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:37 pm
Location: Argentina

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by Luis Babboni » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:28 pm

Sean Evans wrote: ...
Wrong! People still watch humans run the 100-metres at the Olympics when they know a motorized vehicle can win.
...
:D

MikeB
Posts: 3183
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:34 am
Location: Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Post by MikeB » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:53 am

Henk wrote:Would be great for stuttering people if Kajarkin wins. Seen Kajarkin stuttering during these press conferences.
Other well known people who stutter:

former basketball player and basketball annoucner Bill Waltom
singer Carly Simon
former US Vice President Joe Biden
actor Bruce Willis
actress Julia Roberts
singer Marc Anthony
golfer Tiger Woods
song writer Gerry Coffin ( former husband of Carole King)
actor James Earl Jones
actress Nicole Kidman
opera singer Robert Merrill
actress Marilyn Monroe
singer Elvis Presley
actor Charlie Sheen
actor Jimmy Stewart
former baseball player Johnny Damon
former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
multi-sport All Star Bo Jackson
and many many others - it's ok to stutter and there is no shame in stuttering

Post Reply