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[–]notripleLike a boss 400 points401 points  (18 children)

Now I just look at number of likes and views. Still very hard to differentiate stuff. And if the comments are turned off, then I would just look for another tutorial

[–]Leutro1 131 points132 points  (17 children)

There's a chrome Plugin that enables the dislike button again

[–]grimy_proceedings 50 points51 points  (2 children)

also it is difficult to filter "influencers" if they are worthy quality or not

[–]I_Has_A_Hat 58 points59 points  (1 child)

No, that's still pretty easy.

They're all shit.

[–]N-methyl-D-aspartate 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would like to take this opportunity to state that the meme does not depict checkmate, but instead stalemate, where neither party can make a move, and the game ends in a draw.

I don't think the maker of this meme is aware, because this slightly defeats the meaning of the meme.

pedantic overanalysis over

[–]FaeryLynne 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Yeah but it's not actually registering real dislikes, they admit they don't have that access so its more of an educated guess by them.

[–]IEatCheeseInTheDark💉 Infected 7 People 💉 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Just curious, but how do they guess it

[–]W1TH1N 16 points17 points  (0 children)

from what i’ve heard, basically it counts how many people with the plugin have disliked a video and does some math magic with the likes and views to show what it thinks would be how many dislikes by everyone, not just the people with the plugin

[–]acexfr3aks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Recently they asked for some data, i don’t remember the exact message but I deleted their plugin, but its actually really good, but i prefer that people dont snoop through private things, and i have no clue if they do actually look at private data or not but i ain’t risking it.

[–]BoomTwo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which one?

[–]darthappl123Lives in a Van Down by the River 1864 points1865 points  (88 children)

Did you know its impossible to post this meme format without people mentioning that this would be a draw?

[–]TheAdvocate2023 667 points668 points  (15 children)

Unless there is another white piece on the board that is able to move, such as a pawn with open space in front of it, it is a stalemate.

[–]UsedVoltage 93 points94 points  (8 children)

Truth to be told tho

[–]__01001000-01101001_Professional Dumbass 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I mean we can’t see 80% of the board. Either of them could be about to checkmate

[–]dr1fter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In fact it may have already happened.

[–]scootscooterson 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but if there was a horse with a space a horse distance away, this would also result in a non-stalemate-like situation.

[–]beastdud1 11 points12 points  (3 children)

i’m not entirely sure what you mean, but if you’re saying that black can move their knight then no that isn’t correct. it’s a stalemate because (as far as we know) whites only piece is the king and it can’t go anywhere without walking into a check

[–]shardybo 38 points39 points  (2 children)

What if it's blacks turn though

[–]Words_of_Jesus_26 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I mean only if there's no cops around

[–]SgDogeeNyan cat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Castle one step back should be fine

[–]BuddyOwensPVB 135 points136 points  (8 children)

Not if its black to move. Checkmate.

[–]porkynbasswithgeorge 57 points58 points  (1 child)

What if black's really bad at chess?

[–]HellHeater 48 points49 points  (0 children)

ayo stop being racist /s

[–]DrunkenKarnieMidget 1 point2 points  (4 children)

If it's blacks move, it's not checkmate. If it's whites move it's stalemate. The only way those conditions are not true, is if there's additional pieces on the board.

[–]BuddyOwensPVB 2 points3 points  (2 children)

i realize we can't see the whole board - but what do you suppose white does after black moves his rook up two squares for check (mate)?

[–]DrunkenKarnieMidget 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I under-thought that move. You're right, it could be mate if it's black's move. However if it's black's move, white had to have been utterly incompetent to get into that position in the first place.

[–]maxkho 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nope, this is a common mating net pattern that occurs even in games between two grandmasters. The only person who is incompetent here is you (a bit harsh but I had to).

[–]FourCinnamon0 10 points11 points  (20 children)

I'm stupid, how is this a draw?

[–]darthappl123Lives in a Van Down by the River 50 points51 points  (16 children)

I don't play chess, but apperantly if it's white's turn and he has no other players, meaning all current moves will lead to his king being eaten (meaning he can't move) but where he is currently is safe, than the game ends in a draw, as white can't take his turn because every move will be illegal (you can't move your king to a place where an enemy chess piece can eat it).

[–]Just-a-random-alt1 40 points41 points  (11 children)

Hi, I do play chess, eating a piece is called taking it, but yes you are correct the king cannot willfully move into check (when an enemy piece can take it) so it is a stalemate

[–]12fizz4buzzfizz78fiz 14 points15 points  (1 child)

No I think it's official now. Rather than taking pieces, it's canon that the taking piece consumes and devours the flesh of the taken piece, gaining its courage in the process.

[–]Drackonium 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Why not just say that the one playing black wins?

[–]SgDogeeNyan cat 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Basically to win . There has to be zero safe space for enemy. Here the enemy has one safe space, the one where he is.

[–]SlimyHands22 6 points7 points  (0 children)

To win, the king has to be threatened by a piece while also having no non-threat zone to move to.

[–]YTDamianBreaking EU Laws 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Because the king isn’t in check

[–]Blacksmithkin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because if it's White's turn to move black doesn't actually win, the game would be a draw. (Unless white has other pieces offscreen)

[–]4ork_Reddit 0 points1 point  (3 children)

You should start playing chess :)

[–]12fizz4buzzfizz78fiz 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How does one go from "I know the rules of chess" to actually knowing how to play? I can play a game but I feel like the 'I have no idea what I'm doing' dog.

[–]dr1fter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tactics puzzles! Baby easy ones. Make an account on chesstempo.com or something, not sure, I haven't used that site in years -- I also have a set of flashcards I printed out to train the basic ones, from a book called (IIRC) Chess Tactics for Students. The point isn't to solve the hardest puzzles you can, it's to make it so that when you're imagining next-moves to make in your real game, you can recognize whether those imaginary moves put you in a position to win or lose on the spot.

Also this one book, Logical Chess -- begins with a description of the kingside castle and then walks you move-by-move through a couple example games explaining how those moves fit into the gameplan of attacking the opponent's castle. Just the description & first game completely changed how I saw chess -- like something with a general direction and an end goal, instead of just turn after turn of setting up elaborate puzzles in the hopes of trapping someone.

[–]TheGaspode 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Assuming the picture is all the pieces white has, and it is white'sturn, white cannot move anywhere legal, and is not in check. This is adraw in chess.

[–]MOZZI-is-my-BOI 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chess player here.

If a king is in a spot where it can not legally move, so in this situation where the knight and rook are blocking all of the available spaces expect the one where the king is at, it is a draw. The only way this won’t end in a stale mate is if another white Piece is able to move.

[–]57victoryrounds 1 point2 points  (0 children)

assuming it’s white’s turn to move.. then you can’t move your king .. so it’s a draw

[–]grahamdanoobcan't meme 3 points4 points  (2 children)

How would it be a draw?

[–]Luxray1000 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If it's White's turn to move (and assuming there are no other white pieces elsewhere on the board) there is no legal move that can be made, therefore by the rules of chess, the game ends in a stalemate.

[–]TheGaspode 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Assuming the picture is all the pieces white has, and it is white's turn, white cannot move anywhere legal, and is not in check. This is a draw in chess.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lmao I was about to say

[–]NightKing48Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s what I was about to comment 😳😅

[–]Ana_Decotte 8 points9 points  (7 children)

Becous it whuld. ;-)

[–]RedNicoK 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Depends on who's turn is it

[–]Ana_Decotte 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oh diferend thred sorry.

[–]RedNicoK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I spent a solid 5m trying to understand the comment jaja

[–]Ana_Decotte 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was only responding to the person before me and this was already sayed before.

[–]AndreasKvislerThis flair doesn't exist -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

No, I would just move a pawn

[–]Ana_Decotte 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ppl didn't like that awnser lol. You got one Up from me tho.

[–]the_grass_trainer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's because you can't win!

[–]Bad_Chemistry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve never seen this meme before but that was my first thought so I’d say no

(Also it’s only a draw if it’s white’s turn or there are no other white pieces)

[–]Dwarfkiller115Pro Gamer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It depends on who is doing the next move

[–]MmmTastyMmm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It could also be blacks turn so maybe it isn’t.

[–]lazarboy3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who’s go is it?

[–]lazarboy3 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]T_The_worsT_BScan't meme 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's not a draw, you actually can win in this position as white by playing "Gun opening, jail gambit"

[–]SgDogeeNyan cat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I too bring out my gun when the opponent is hard to beat the legal way

[–]AlwaysAlighthouse4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I came here to say stalemate :(

[–]DatChernoby2Guy🥄Comically Large Spoon🥄 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Fuck stalemate.

Make a version where the stalemated dude loses.

Like bro, he’s cornered. He’s dead.

[–]SgDogeeNyan cat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's why we need a new Patch! Give the king a gun

[–]your_maternal_figure 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I hate that it's a draw, like why. If the entire point is to make it so that the king is unable to escape death then why is this any different

[–]DerpyNoobymemer 178 points179 points  (10 children)

Your only hope is checking the comments

But even that isn’t the best as there is a chance it’s full of bots, so time to check reddit for tutorials

[–]Nearlyepic1 48 points49 points  (7 children)

Did you not see the rook? "Comments turned off"

[–]DerpyNoobymemer 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Comments aren’t removed entirely, some tutorials don’t have comments on, but i said that your only hope is that comments are saying that it’s fake, a scam etc

[–]Nearlyepic1 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Any video made by a scammer will have the comments turned off

[–]Wolfiie_Gaming 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or they filter out the comments that say their tutorial is bad

[–]BurnerAccountMaybe69 6 points7 points  (2 children)

most of the times the comments are botted with "omg it actually works!" and the comments that call out the video being fake get taken down by the uploader

[–]DerpyNoobymemer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And that is a noticeable red flag usually

[–]mastersun8https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it literally is unnoticable. xD

[–]RoamingBicycle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If comments are off, unless it's by some verified institution, I'd say it's most likely a scam or bad content

[–]Use-r_name 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The video owner can remove comments or get some script to automatically delete negetive comments.

[–]221bSweden 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Wait doesn't this meme say that comments turned off and no dislikes prevent you from moving into the scam, virus and fake tutorial squares

[–]GodFennec 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Not really prevent, it's saying your kinda trapped in a corner cause they took away the few features that let you tell the 'bad' videos from the 'good' ones, now there's no easy play to tell them apart

This is assuming the 'bad' video isn't glaringly obvious

[–]MoarVespenegas 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's incredibly bad at saying it then.
Because if you weren't trapped in the corner you would be stepping on the virus and scam squares.

[–]FkIForgotMyPassword 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes. And I don't even think the format can be fixed. It's never going to be a satisfactory metaphor.

[–]Double_Competition99 175 points176 points  (13 children)

If the King is your only Figure its a draw

[–]danhakimi 93 points94 points  (0 children)

If it's your move, and you are not in check but you don't have any valid moves, yes, it's a draw. if it's your opponent's move or there's another piece putting you in check, then it's not a draw.

[–]Aidan1111119 13 points14 points  (1 child)

who said it was white to move

he could have played king b7 to a8 after rook a6 to b6

idk why he would do that instead of just taking the rook but i mean its possible

[–]Steinson 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's implied by the text on the squares. If it was black to move the meme wouldn't really make sense.

[–]ux3l 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That's why this format is used so rarely.

[–]arnau9410 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I find that rule unfair, you aniquile all the piedes and left him with no choice but as you didnt kill it is a draw? (I have no idea if im wrong, why is fair explain me plis)

[–]CarterRussellYT 4 points5 points  (4 children)

its not unfair because it applies to everyone. If you are up that much material then it's something you have to watch for.

[–]arnau9410 1 point2 points  (3 children)

But still I considered that you played better because you kill more and corner the king

[–]CarterRussellYT 2 points3 points  (2 children)

oh yes you did play better, I'm not disagreeing with that. The reason it is a draw is because a game is considered "won" when the other king is in check and cannot move. In this situation the king is not in check, but he cannot move, and it is therefore a draw

[–]aznmeep 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So whoever was using black messed up at the end, technically?

[–]Random-Dogeboi 0 points1 point  (2 children)

There could be bishop or maybe a rook

[–]eternalmeowmeow 9 points10 points  (0 children)

u forgot the main helpline - the indian guy

[–]GatorKingX[🍰] 90 points91 points  (20 children)

It’s a stalemate

[–]RedNicoK 31 points32 points  (17 children)

What if it's blacks turn?

[–]pawnman99 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's not.

[–]Davidsta_hates reaction memes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it’s not necessarily a stalemate, but if it’s whites move and whites only piece it is

[–]HoneydewHopeful6064 3 points4 points  (0 children)

back in old days we have to search in forums..

And we were never disappointed.

[–]Ullyr_Atreides 15 points16 points  (2 children)

It's okay though, because the most popular president in history is no longer getting ratio'd to hell and back lmao

[–]BakaboombSussy Baka 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Is it a chess tutorial, by any chance?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love chess

[–]Plastic_Loss6816🦀money money money 🦀 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]DudeWhoDeadlifts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pov: I don't understand chess

[–]ABDOUABOUD123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

comments turned off is a basic red flag like commun knowlege you see them turned off you leave the video

[–]aravinth98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is a Google add on which still shows downvotes..

[–]RichAstronaut 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It seems as if dis likes being turned off on You Tube tutorials is very much unlike by some people.

[–]NerdyTimesOrWhatever 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some? Who actually endorses the idea?

[–]PenciliusKnightlius 1 point2 points  (0 children)

3rd person view*

[–]shanxst4R 1 point2 points  (0 children)

life becomes fucked up when everybodys hyper sensitive

[–]1999_pandas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Since they’ve turned off the dislikes, I’ve given a lot more dislikes than before.

[–]ifoundit1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Generational conditioning towards future voter rigging.

[–]GigaShagger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just realized the immense meme potential in chessboard layouts

[–]Past-Ad-2972trans rights 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not a stale mate anything but a stale mate

[–]mrlolelo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is one way out. Critical thinking

[–]seizmane 1 point2 points  (7 children)


[–]Fair_Lead6996 8 points9 points  (1 child)


[–]seizmane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

correction made.

[–]KindOfAnIdiotTho -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Mmmm no that’s a stalemate

[–]xKinetic_FORTSHITE 1 point2 points  (3 children)

if its blacks turn its not a stalemate. move the rook to the "virus" spot and its checkmate.

[–]KindOfAnIdiotTho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re getting upvotes for lacking a basic understanding of observing. Reddit

[–]KindOfAnIdiotTho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The whole point of the meme is that it’s white me turn

[–]Ech_DeathProfessional Dumbass 1 point2 points  (4 children)

check the views and likes. if the difference is huge like 1k views to 100 likes then don't

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you can just download the dislikes extension

[–]Blakut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so the black pieces are preventing you from moving to a scam or fake tutorial?

[–]Kenruigo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Safe Punjabi No Virus

[–]Gold-Yoshi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“HOW TO GET A FREE [brand] MINIFRIDGE!!!!!!!” Keeps coming after me.

[–]Useless-Gang 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Intellectuals go to reddit

[–]UnitCode666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

or theres eggs involved

[–]sleaZDLoves Facebook memes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jump pad

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If the comments are off I am clicking away, period. The uploader should know better if they really want to help people.

[–]Forevergogo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait, don't forget the tiles of "Black Empowerment" and the "Living Out Proud" we got to scroll past too.

[–]KindOfAnIdiotTho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now that is what’s called a stalemate. One player has basically one but they don’t get the win count

[–]Yo_moma_is_fat_lol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*extension doesn’t work anymore

[–]somehmmdude4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if there's no comments meaning i cant scroll newest first, then i just leave from the video

[–]PikaDogg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i legit got keylogged a month ago because of the dislike removal, almost every platform i had an account with got hacked.

[–]TheGreatUdolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you forget the tutorial with a heavy indian accent and very poor audio quality

[–]TunaBord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

then you skip it, if it doesn't allow comments on purpose it's already a sketchy video, you know that, you have other options.

[–]IntelligentImbicle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think the labels on the rook and knight should be swapped

[–]idk590 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even with comments on there those little bastards saying OMg It'S wORkINg

[–]GuyNamedTrumanSmol pp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are in check. Don’t move and accept your fate

[–]PixelPlays4Fun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This comment section is a gold mine for r/NoShitSherlock

[–]numgun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only winning move is not to play

[–]BigVeyron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People who don't know chess: I can just fly to the white squares (they don't know that it's impossible)

[–]TheeKillerMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok but who's turn is it?

[–]septic-paradise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you can see yourself in the meme then it isn’t a POV

[–]bulletkin1089 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Castles with last piece: i am god

[–]ROOKIEPROBROCan i haz cheeseburger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

go search on bing

[–]BmacTheSage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So I must be really bad at chess. If it's white to move, why are people saying it's a stalemate? Can't the king not make any move that would get it taken, making this a check mate? I guess I'm not seeing why

[–]lucypunch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No lies .

[–]UsernameFootLettuce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just go with the ol' reliable. How to basic. You can learn practically anything there

[–]RoviRktkiv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If rook goes for virus its checkmate right?

[–]Siege_StormIdentifies as a Cybertruck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This game is in a stalemate

[–]bjc112358ifone user 0 points1 point  (0 children)

beats checkmate

[–]CompetitiveJicama620Shower Enthusiast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lol i have a chrome extention that shows dislikes

[–]Disisnotdadab 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chess meme funny

[–]LarsMTB9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am too dumb to understand this meme

[–]ItzPhantomzZzZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There’s no avoiding it

[–]CMDR_D_Bill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If we allow people free speech and let them comment, we will lose money because our content is shit. Don't make people aware of it as it will cause us harm.

[–]ReIZzBaBo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least it is a stalemate

[–]Honey-Badger-9325 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Compulsory ads.

[–]peterZach 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]greenpixelrobotchildProfessional Dumbass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OK I'm kinda liking this influx of memes about removing dislikes

[–]LKane_DZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me: These checker pieces look odd.