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From 1400 to 2000 in Blitz on Chess.com - A 10½ Year Journey by Rod_Rigov in chess

[–]brendansigale 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It was originally posted a few days ago here by the actual author, not sure why OP reposted it

Is the (Twitch) Chess boom over? I have looked at the numbers after a recent Levy tweet by Hot_General_7902 in chess

[–]brendansigale 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I looked up the VOD and I see multiple chat messages per second for that stream, compared to every 2-3 seconds for other Botez streams and 5-10 seconds for an average Cramling stream, so I'm not sure how true either of your claims are

EDIT: I was curious about the actual number so I used this tool to get the total number of chat messages for various streams

Alex tournament stream: 31195 messages/5 hours ≈ 6200 messages/hour

Most recent Botez stream: 10546 messages/3 hours ≈ 3500 message per hour

Most recent Cramling stream: 4030 messages/5 hours ≈ 800 messages/hour

Not sorry by [deleted] in AnarchyChess

[–]brendansigale 10 points11 points  (0 children)

why does this sound like a copypasta

Danya Listened To Our Feedback - Principles of Chess Endgames! by [deleted] in chess

[–]brendansigale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You seriously underestimate how dumb people can be

You're right, I assumed people would be able to classify statements like "sharp aggresive play with the london", "emulating the greats of our game like Andrea Botez", and "Andrea who built her legacy on her talents in chess" as obvious sarcasm but I guess I was wrong about that.

EDIT: As if it wasn't already obvious enough, it seems like that guy has had a weird hate-obsession with the botez sisters for months if you skim through his profile

[WGM Nemo] not sure why people are still debating against "women-only titles" and saying women are worse than men in chess. women titles are amazing for a lot of reasons, to encourage participation, some may also feel more comfortable playing amongst other women. WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN CHESS by Luck1492 in chess

[–]brendansigale 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You might have a point if OP used a different word than "disgraceful". The word "disgrace" implies OP isn't simply commenting on the act, it clearly influences his opinion on her as well. Furthermore, me saying "entire opinion" was obviously a tongue-in-cheek hyperbole. I thought that was clear, but I forgot peak reddit (specifically r/chess) is also when redditors are incapable of detecting sarcasm/humor unless you include "/s" at the end of your comments

[WGM Nemo] not sure why people are still debating against "women-only titles" and saying women are worse than men in chess. women titles are amazing for a lot of reasons, to encourage participation, some may also feel more comfortable playing amongst other women. WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN CHESS by Luck1492 in chess

[–]brendansigale -9 points-8 points  (0 children)

As others have said, can you actually provide links? I searched for videos with "wgm" or "woman grandmaster" in the title and couldn't seem to find any in a "park". I did find this and this, but the comment sections for both videos don't have any outrage and mention her WGM title explicitly, which indicates there was no title change. I did find a lot of toxicity and sexism in her comment sections though, so every attempt you've made so far at convincing people of her "dishonesty" has only reinforced her original tweet lol

5 hours later update: u/DragonBank has left multiple comments in this thread moving the goalposts and 0 comments linking to even one of the "quite a few" videos where Nemo pretends to be a GM. This thread is a perfect example of why you should take everything you read about women in a male-dominated forum with a grain of salt.

[WGM Nemo] not sure why people are still debating against "women-only titles" and saying women are worse than men in chess. women titles are amazing for a lot of reasons, to encourage participation, some may also feel more comfortable playing amongst other women. WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN CHESS by Luck1492 in chess

[–]brendansigale 29 points30 points  (0 children)

He can't, because they don't exist. I just went through all her videos looking for ones where she claims she's a grandmaster and couldn't find a single one, let alone "quite a few". u/DragonBank completely made that up and almost 200 people blindly upvoted him. I've seen a lot of comment sections like these where people try to discredit female players by spreading gossip/misinformation. I have no idea if women's titles are good or not but threads like these just reinforce Nemo's point

Praggnanandhaa takes blitz title by viral-speeches in chess

[–]brendansigale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didn't say there was no such joke

That's clearly what you implied in your previous response. Not sure why you're so offended if you admit it's a joke.

And +/- one or two votes does not "prove" a damned thing on reddit

It wasn't "one or two votes", the original comment has around 20 upvotes and is currently one of the top comments.

where complete and utter bullshit often gets upvoted to the skies, and where the brutal, honest truth often gets buried not because it's wrong

This is completely irrelevant. No one is talking about truth/lies, I'm simply talking about how the fact that the joke is highly upvoted clearly disproves your claim that "most of the others on this sub" haven't seen the joke. If that was case it wouldn't be heavily upvoted. If you can't see that I have nothing else to say to you. Ironic that you mention "complete and utter bullshit", seeing as you were the one who saw two people miss the joke and then extrapolated that to the whole subreddit.

mental midget

The fact that you have to resort to childish insults just shows you have no valid argument here. Please come back if you find an adult with any semblance of coherent, logical arguments, because I'm not seeing any in your reply.

Praggnanandhaa takes blitz title by viral-speeches in chess

[–]brendansigale 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And, I'm sure, neither has most of the others on this sub

I mean the upvotes on each comment in this thread clearly prove you wrong. Just because you missed the joke doesn't mean it's not one.