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  1. Another cool stream John. Thanks for putting the time in to deliver it.

  2. Thanks for another great stream! I would enjoy see a stream where you played variants

  3. 7:00 Looked it up, and 20…Kg8! is indeed correct. Several games have then ended 22.Nf5 Ne6 22.Nh6+ Kg7 23.Nf5+ Kg8 24.Nh6+ with a perpetual. As played, after 20…Kg7?? 21.Nf5+ Kg8, lethal was 22.Ne7+ Kg7 23.Bxg6!, with mate in 7 according to the engine. In the game, after 22.g4 Black had a single chance to safe himself with 22…Ne6!=.

  4. 55:48 Cutest is 55…f2 56.Rg3+!, drawing instantly ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Maybe you could try livesteaming tactics, Irina Krush did it yesterday. You could even livestream a long standard game against stockfish lvl 8, making it all of team scandi vs the AI? Lots of possibilities.

  6. Have you thought about doing analysis of games from candidates tournament

  7. Hey, I know how to play go (well, kind of…)! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. John would it be possible, more specifically legal, to publish pre-existing chess books on Chessable which are now public domain such as Nimzowitsch's My System?

  9. John, can you please talk a bit about your poker experience? Why did u give up? I played poker for a while too, I even had some good results, but I couldn't stand the part you lose with great hands. It seems luck is a major factor.

  10. John, you glossed over it quickly but when is the "viewer challenger" going to happen? As a loyal viewer I would really enjoy a game with you, fully knowing I will lose, I still want to play a game.

    Couple of caveats, Chess.com or Lichess preferred over ICC, personally I would prefer a 3 min. game but if you want to keep it bullet minimum 2/1. And if it does happen please please announce it in one of your videos, I don't use twitter and I don't want to miss it.

  11. Why not organise those events on lichess? Much easier to interact with viewers like that.

  12. Btw in the first game if you're not scared by possible forced draw, you might look into a line after b5 e5 Bb7 Qh3! after which with best defense black will force a perpetual, but in practise it often ends in a crushing attack by white.

  13. John, you mentioned the Chess.com challenge. Do you plan to play for the 8th spot in the tournament?

  14. I kinda of caused a big upset… if you guys watch it lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. As to the last question, Super GMs have a great memory. It's like they are plugged into a computer. Same thing with Poker and all the probabilities. Poker isn't that popular in the USA since online play has been banned. But if you look at the tournaments they show on TV, most of the players are young adults in their 20s.

  16. "Chess Master Plays Go" would be super cool, Danny does some similarly themed things where he plays other somewhat strategic games on gambit.com I believe.

  17. please start some kind of go series!
    I also just recently got into the game and I would love to see another beginner

  18. Make go videos!!! Im a beginner in that as well.

  19. What do you think is the best opening white can use to throw black out of his comfort zone i need an opening i can use AS white

  20. you definitely deserve more views and subscribers. Very entertaining content, big thumbs up!

  21. Great FAQ but can I add a couple things?

    How do you know if things aren't going so good in John's game? He says, "I didn't see that move", "Oh boy", or "Annoying move"

    How do you know if things are going good in John's game" He says, "I saw that move but I can do this….", or "Hence my next move…"

  22. Love this weekly feature John even though I have to watch it the day after in Spain. As long as I don't read the sports page there are no spoilers, lol.

  23. bahadir is afraid you might take his rating

  24. bahadir is afraid you might take his rating

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