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Deflation in the average Chesscom Blitz rating in 2 years

I was recently checking one of my answers about average ratings and found that the average blitz rating on chess.com changed from 816.64(from April 2022) to 632.53 in April 2024. That's almost a ...
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How to add engine evaluation to a pgn file?

I have pgn file of thousands of game, with the clock only, every move have comment like this, this is a pgn file downloaded from lichess: {[%clk 0:10:00]} I need to add engine eval to every move like ...
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How to put some text in bold in a pgn file

AS the title say, I'm trying to put some text in bold in a pgn of a study and Have no solution
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Lichess selection of studies

Is there any way in Lichess to make my own selection of public studies to avoid making bookmarks in the browser
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Which FIDE ratings correspond to the different Stockfish levels at 5+3?

Lichess has a Play With The Computer option on its main site, which offers Stockfish levels 1 through 8. What would their FIDE ELOs be with time control set to 5+3? (Some people on Lichess have FIDE ...
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Difference in Premove Limits: Lichess vs. Chess.com

I've noticed a distinct difference in the premove system between Lichess and Chess.com. Lichess allows only one premove at a time, whereas Chess.com permits multiple premoves. What is the rationale ...
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When playing "Play with a friend" anonymously on Lichess with "Real Time" time control, does minutes per side get carried over?

Does the remaining part of "x minutes per side" get carried over if a side does a move in less than x minutes? i.e. if it's 3 minutes per side & I finish a move in 1 minute, will my ...
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Why local Stockfish Eval is not matching with Chess.com and Lichess.org?

Experimenting with stockfish and stuck on a situation. [Title "The Game of the Century"] [fen ""] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. d4 O-O 5. Bf4 d5 6. Qb3 dxc4 7. Qxc4 c6 8. e4 ...
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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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Where can I play chess online without extra rules?

I tried both chess.com and lichess but both have their own made up rules that are not common and I don't want to play by them, namely the auto-resign. I never want to be auto-resigned when I have time ...
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What is the average strength level (ELO) in Lichess anonymous?

I occasionally play lichess anonymously to just hang out without having to worry about winning and tarnishing my record, however I am bad at guessing players' elo.
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How is this game a draw? [duplicate]

I was watching some YouTube videos, and I stumbled upon this game: [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "?"] [Black "?&...
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Kid struggling with Lichess 7

My kid is able to play Lichess 6 and win most time. I'm looking for ways to help him win with Lichess 7. He tries and fails and Is getting disillusioned. I'm wondering if there is too much jump ...
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Problems importing pgn to Lichess from chess.com and/or chessbase

[I'm writing this question so I can answer it for anyone who faces a similar problem in the future] I am having trouble importing pgn files of my games from chess.com and from chessbase into a Lichess ...
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How to run lichess stockfish analysis locally?

I am working on a research project where we need to run stockfish on hundreds of thousands of pgns we have collected. We need to extract all information generated from stockfish like centipawns, ...
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What are the + (plus) and - (minus) and ? (question mark) in Lichess near elo?

What does the +58 mean here? How does a player with higher elo get +58 for beating me with white?
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Can I use Lichess to store my over-the-board games?

I recently got back into playing long games over the board, and I'd like to have some kind of database of my played games. This database would need to include searchable metadata including game date ...
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What's the theoretical worst average centipawn loss on LiChess?

Since mate is evaluated as a finite centipawn loss, all games have a finite average centipawn loss. I stumbled upon this Reddit r/chess thread where this game has an average centipawn loss of 1971 vs....
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Is there a Correspondence Chess ranking on Lichess.org on 2022?

A similar question was posted in the past (2020): Is there a way on lichess to see the Correspondence chess rankings? However, that solution is not working anymore. In my perspective, things have ...
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How does lichess lessons compare to chess.com's? [closed]

Both Lichess and chess.com have lessons that I have tried out briefly. I have the perception chess.com (paid) lessons (https://www.chess.com/lessons) and even Youtube lessons are much broader and ...
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Issue with connecting engine to lichess bot (uci communication)

My engine is responding correctly to the first inputs from the GUI (as above), but when it receives go movetime 10000 it just crashes and I don't know why. When I test my engine manually in CMD I get ...
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Lichess stats for average centipawn loss

I am not able to understand the meaning of this stats on Lichess. How can I analyze that and work on my weaker points. Does it mean I make bad Queen moves?
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Where Does Lichess Get Its Names for the Openings?

On lichess.org, when you turn the opening book on in an analysis board, you get names for the openings. For example, after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6, lichess says the opening is called "Czech ...
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Lichess Cloud Evaluation Flaw?

In the following position that's in the Traxler Counterattack: https://lichess.org/analysis/r1b1k2N/ppp1q1pp/5n2/3Pp3/2Bn4/8/PPPP1bPP/RNBQ1K1R_w_q_-_1_9 [fen "r1b1k2N/ppp1q1pp/5n2/3Pp3/2Bn4/8/...
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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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Is it possible to connect to the Lichess database remotely from ChessBase?

Lichess has a database of over 200 million blitz, rapid and classical games played on the website, that can be accessed via the opening explorer. That is extremely useful for those interested in ...
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How is rating score calculated on Lichess?

I've recently lost to a 1500 player. My rating is about 1200. Ironically, he got 163 points. How is it possible for a 1500 player to gain more points on a lower-rated player? The system that Lichess ...
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Why does rating differences matter more in lower rated games on lichess?

I'm rated 2150 in lichess.org and I have noticed that it is much harder for me to lose against a 2000 than a 1800 to lose against a 1650 despite having the same difference in rating points. Is there a ...
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Connectivity comparison between chess websites?

I wonder if there has been a test to compare connectivity to the major chess websites. Or whether it is easy to run such a test myself if needed. Here is what I mean to test: I am mainly playing on ...
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Multiple day online swiss tournament

I want to organize a 6 round swiss tournament for 100+ players with 3 rounds/day. I know there are websites which allow us to organize swiss tournaments ex :- chess.com,lichess.org. I want to know if ...
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Why do you see peaks on the elo distribution?

I was observing the elo distribution in Lichess and noticed peaks around rounded numbers elos ratings for medium to high rated players. This is consistent in Bullet, Blitz, Rapid games and not so much ...
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Does it makes sense to have a 1315 Blitz rating and a Rapid rating of 1729?

I am rated 1330 for Blitz on Lichess. I was trounced by a clearly better player who had a lower ranking of 1315 for Blitz. Their profile also shows a Rapid rating of 1729. Is it possible for these ...
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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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Atomic Chess - Pawns

I have been playing atomic chess on lichess for some time but I still can't definitively state what pawns captures will look like. I think they have a kill radius of 1 but it doesn't effect other ...
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Why is my rating not increasing on lichess.org?

I played some rated games and don't understand why my score doesn't go up. Usually, my score either goes up or goes down, depending on if I win or not. This time, it didn't even change. It is weird.
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Tools to analyse weaknesses based on Lichess history

Are there any tools that can find weaknesses in your games based on your Lichess history (eg, you often play a particularly bad line in a certain opening, or often fall for a certain trap), and then ...
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If there is two knight that can go to the same square, how does lichess know which knight I moved in the blind mode?

I just thought about something where two knight can go to the same square. Let say if a white knight is at c3 and a black knight is at b2. They both can go to a4 square. My question is that if I am ...
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Why can't I play puzzles on Lichess?

Lichess is a blind-accessible chess site that I like to play. But for some reason, it doesn't support puzzles in an accessible way. I've done everything that I need to do to make them accessible. But ...
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On Lichess, how do you promote to a rook with algebraic notation?

I am a blind chess player on Lichess. I came across a position in which I wanted to promote to a rook. I learned that you can promote by writing like this: a8=n // promote the pawn at a8 to a knight. ...
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Disallow opponent from offering draw on lichess

How can I turn off the ability of the opponent to offer a draw? It has happened a couple of times now. I thought opponent was asking for takeback, in a hugely losing position. But it was actually a ...
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Lichess summary analyzer tool

I'm trying to find an online tool that I had once used to analyze my games. It allowed me to import thousands of my games from Lichess and showed what my most common opening mistakes were. The only ...
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What is black's idea in this puzzle?

This is one of Lichess's puzzles, taken from a real game. Black is on the move. [FEN "1r1q1rk1/5pbp/3pbnp1/1p1Np1B1/1p1nP3/P1N2P2/2P1B1PP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1"] 1... Nxe4 2. Bxd8 The ...
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Why is this position considered to give white a significant advantage?

In this position, black's king is safe, has a secure queenside pawn structure, and has taken out white's left pawns and is up 2 points of material. Despite this, lichess evaluates this position at +3....
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Chess tactics software which can read files

Lichess publishes tactics problems which can be downloaded from database.lichess.org. The file is in csv format. Which software can be used to read and play positions from this csv file?
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Copy/paste games from Chess StackExchange to lichess.org [closed]

When I encounter an interesting question on Chess StackExchange, I would like to import that game to http://lichess.org, to be able to analyze it with Stockfish. When I use the "Copy game" ...
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Building a repertoire on lichess

I have decided I wanted to understand one basic opening against 1. e4 and one against 1. d4 as black. After watching a few videos on multiple openings and systems, I decided I wanted to try and pick ...
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lichess puzzle 61124

I am a beginning chess player, and just had a look at lichess puzzle 61124. The following contains spoilers. The solution to the puzzle is supposedly Rd4, then the follow-up move from white is Nb6, ...
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Does practising Lichess coordinates help with reading chess books chess games faster?

Some strong players are able to read entire chess games from a book, as they are very familiar with the notation of the chessboard and theory. For amateur online players, this can be a difficult task ...
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Downloading Games From Lichess

I'd like to be able to automate downloading specific games that have been played on Lichess. Is there any software available that, if given useful information such as the Lichess usernames, colours, ...
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Why does Stockfish recommend this bishop exchange early on?

When reviewing my games on Lichess, I very often find the Lichess engine recommending to me to sacrifice the bishop early on after checking the enemy king. I have created a sample game where you can ...
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