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Bullet chess is chess played at extremely fast time controls, typically 1 minute for the entire game (for each side).

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In the endgame KQ vs K, can you premove your way to checkmate?

This is a question concerning online blitz chess. I'm sure we all have experienced having a completely winning position, but only having a few seconds left on the clock. After one such game I started ...
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What are good openings for bullet chess?

It is evident that bullet chess has a different set of strategies from regular chess. It follows, therefore, that certain openings will be better or worse relative to their normal chess counterparts. ...
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Skills required for blitz/bullet vs. correspondence chess?

I've started playing blitz/bullet (fast) games and felt like I was getting moderately good at it (1 - 10mn games), but then I switched to correspondence chess (1 - 5 days/move) and it seems to me that ...
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What are some common chess traps?

What are some of the most common traps to be aware of? I am talking about examples such as The Fishing Pole Trap The Lasker Trap in the Albin Counter Gambit The Rubinstein Trap in the Queen's ...
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How much worse do GMs play in their blitz and bullet games?

How much of a skill drop is there when a GM plays a blitz game or a bullet game versus rapid and classical? What I mean is, imagine if Carlsen was given 1 minute to play in, and he played against ...
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What's the average total time for a game of bullet chess?

Bullet chess gives each player 1 minute to make all their moves - if that minute passes and they haven't checkmated their opponent, they lose (or if insufficient material, a draw). Since chess has 2 ...
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How good can you get at bullet chess without playing standard?

I hate standard chess. Sitting there on your ass for hours on end obsessing over every single little move... it's a nerd's game. It's often talked about as being a game of intelligence, but there's a ...
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Why is Lichess keyboard input opposed?

Several high profile bullet chess players (Andrew Tang, Fritzi_2003) on Lichess state on their profile they will block anyone who plays with keyboard, presumably using an extension such as Lichess-...
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What is the history of online Ultrabullet Chess?

Is the ultrabullet chess format (15 seconds for all your moves), which has been running on lichess for quite some years now, give chance to give good quality games? I would like to know on which ...
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In speed chess (especially bullet), are dirty tactics tolerated more?

In bullet chess, well, it's frantic. And sometimes I find myself making dubious checks just to gain time. Or funny gambits. But it feels unbefitting of the royal game. Is bullet chess bad for the ...
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Is there a site where I can play 30 seconds games?

I only know, from the fastest time controls, which chess sites to play 1+0 and 0+1 on. But is there a possibility to play 30 second games?
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What are the most dangerous counters to 1.e4 .. 2. f4?

I have a bit of a habit of playing 1.e4 with the follow-up 2.f4 in lightning (1 0) games. In response to 1..e5, it becomes the King's Gambit. Apparently, against 1..c5 it's known as the McDonnell ...
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Could this kind of inaccurate sacrifice be countered?

I recently played a Lichess Bullet Game as White. [FEN ""] 1.e4 e5 2.h4 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.g3 Bc5 5.Nc3 d6 6.a3 O-O 7.b4 Bxf2+ 8.Kxf2 Ng4+ 9.Ke1 a6 10.Bh3 Nd4 11.Bxg4 b5 12.Bxc8 Rxc8 13.Nge2 Nxe2 14....
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Mouse vs Touch performance for bullet chess

Though I have played chess for a long time, only picked up bullet chess very recently. And with better results than expected. However, as I play at random times I find myself playing in different ...
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Are there videos of the highly-skilled fast online players (e.g. GM Andrew Tang) showing their mouse skills?

It's impressive watching players like GM Andrew Tang play ultra bullet and puzzle rush at super-fast speeds without it being a complete mess. I'm curious as to how they do it. When I try, I ...
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Is hyperbullet or bullet more common in online gameplay?

On Lichess, the shortest form of bullet is named hyperbullet. It is essentially 30-second chess. Standard bullet is 1 to 3 minutes. It is difficult to assess popularity without invoking opinion. ...
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Are there any "underground" openings or gambits?

Playing a lot of blitz online, from time to time I meet quite strong players who regularly use very dubious lines that can have some shock or practical value in blitz or bullet chess, such as these, ...
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Why do players play this move (bishop to b6) in bullet chess?

I've often seen (on lichess, I play only bullet, at ratings 1800ish) black play the f8 bishop to c5, and then if white challenges it by playing their c1 bishop to e3, black retreats their bishop from ...
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Is There an Official World Championship for Bullet Chess?

I'm curious about the official status of Bullet Chess championships. While we have established world championships for classical, rapid, and blitz chess, I'm wondering if there is a similar official ...
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How to get better at bullet chess

I am a bullet player. I play mostly on lichess and a little on chess.com. My peak rating in bullet is 1869. I have been trying to reach 1900 but I am unable to. I am also good at blitz chess, with a ...
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What is the thought process of a GM playing bullet? [closed]

I have read other posts (e.g. this) with descriptions of the thought process when playing long time controls, but I'm wondering what kind of information a GM processes during games with very short ...
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Is it possible to play 1 minute bullet with no increment over the board?

Playing 1 minute bullet games with no increment on the Internet is hard enough, but what about over the board, in real life with an actual wooden board? Would it be possible, or would 90% of the ...
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I am only good in bullet. Why? [closed]

I am 2100 in lichess bullet (1+0) and 1500-1700 to anything else. Why does it happen?
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Bullet tips and tricks [closed]

Nowadays with speedy Internet and in order to play lots of opponents and to decrease the chance of cheating, people are opting for Bullet or blitz. Generally I prefer to play Larsen opening or ...
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Quick you have 5 seconds on your clock, what’s your move? [closed]

Here is the position: What would you do if you only had 5 seconds on the clock?
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