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is it possible to download pgn from view.livechesscloud links

DGT broadcasts are hosted on links that start with view.livechesscloud https://view.livechesscloud.com/#0ae3ada0-034b-4144-afc7-89257d74f7da. This shows the boards and times in real time but there is ...
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About the importance of a "check"

Watching chess online on Youtube (Eric Hansen, Daniel Naroditsky, Kevin Bordi ...) playing blitz I noticed that they often try at first to avoid a "check" even if the potential following ...
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Stuck at 1100 elo for some months now

i have been stuck at around 1100 elo for some months now and it's getting so frustrating and kinda demotivating. Iam playing a lot on chess.com but still stuck. Any tips and good resources for me to ...
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For daily games, will the order of resignation affect the rating?

Say a player with a daily rating of 1500 is playing three daily games at chess.com. His opponents' ratings are 1300, 1500 and 1700 respectively. This player has losing positions in all three games but ...
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Why is this the best move?

I was just reviewing my game and was wondering why the AI would think this is the best move. All I see is giving white a free knight.
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Can electronic music really have a positive effect on online chess? [closed]

I ask this question because of the public figures I have seen playing electronic music in the background, among them the runner-up Ian Nepomniachtchi. I cannot rely on my experiences, as they may be ...
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Online platform for chess coaches to discuss syllabus and pedagogy

There are many online platforms for chess players to have discussions. Such platforms include websites that are predominantly made to play chess (such as chess.com, lichess.org, etc.) as well as ...
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where can I find free chess books? [duplicate]

I need a website where I can find free chess ebooks? I would like to see a list of free books to download or read online.
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How to Learn Chess Comprehensively

I'm a pretty new to playing chess - I understand the fundamentals and can implement some of the basic ideas like forks and pins, but have never properly learned how to play. I'm looking for a ...
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Is there a free opening data base that gives information about "this is the old main line, this is the modern mainline, etc."?

I am looking for a free online opening database that gives information not only on the number of games played, but also some history behind them. For example, some information such as "this move ...
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n by n board editor

I was trying to do some animations using a chessboard and it turns out that I need an n-by-n board editor (for some n less than 16). Are there any such editors available online? I would like to have ...
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What are the biggest events in chess by viewership?

I realise chess viewerships have skyrocketed due to organic growth in popularity, and especially due to more people being stuck indoors in the last year. Are there statistics on how many viewers each ...
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Does playing chess with a real board help improvement more than play online?

I read somewhere that playing and making moves otb is better than online for improvement. Is this true?
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How to watch PGN at different speeds?

I am looking for a program for Windows or an online service for viewing PGN at variable speed. I know that lichess has fast and slow speed, but I want more adjustable settings.
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How are ratings determined for training puzzles on lichess.org? [duplicate]

On lichess.org, how are the ratings for the tactical puzzles computed? I am trying to understand how some puzzles I find challenging are as low as the 1400s, while others that seem obvious are at ...
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The best chess websites or apps to play on

I am a beginner. Is there any place where I can play online and improve my game? I know of sites like Chess.com but unfortunately you have to pay for them. My parents won't allow me to spend money on ...
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Resources for annotated or commented games by level of audience

Similar questions have been asked before here or here. Still I think it would be more useful to have these resources listed by level. There is not much point for a beginner to listen to a GM ...
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Online resource for estimating my elo rating using my games?

There are resourses that can estimate your elo rating such as this one. Usually I need to solve some puzzles and the system will give me an estimation of my elo rating. Here I have a different thought:...
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On what basis were players chosen to compete in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2020?

In the Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2020, Magnus Carlsen invited 7 of the world’s best players to compete with him in the first professional online chess tournament. However, I wasn’t able to find an ...
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ChessKid or an adult chess site for a 15-year-old?

Coincidentally, a month, or two, before the COVID-19 started spreading across the United States, and schools closed anyway, I had already started homeschooling my 15-year-old daughter. She had never ...
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Whats the difference between these chess tempo databases

Chesstempo seems to have two pages for database display. This one works at random: https://chesstempo.com/game-database.html Sometimes it shows the moves in sequence of most usage and then the ...
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How are online tactic exercises ratings calculated?

There are several sites that give you a tactics rating changing while you solve or fail the exercises. How do they calculate the problems rating? Do they use engines to calculate the difficulty or ...
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Is online chess learning as effective as using books?

I started playing chess long before the Internet or even computers were tools that could help you learn chess. Trainer GM Arthur Yusupov believes that you should set up every position on a board, and ...
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Online Correspondence Chess Competition

What is a free and easy-to-use website for organizing an online correspondence chess competition for kids?
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Are there any online public chess databases I can upload my own games to?

Does there exist any online public chess database that I can upload my own games to (so that others can look at them)? I know that sites where you can play online will store games (that you played on ...
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Why don't chess tournament organisers use top-down camera angles?

I don't watch chess tournaments because it is such a poor experience. The live stream of the players showcases the board at an angle and I struggle to see what is going on. Meanwhile, the digital ...
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Which is the most popular and crowded chess server?

Which is the most popular and crowded chess server? I'm new at computer chess, and want to start playing at servers, but I do not understand where I have to play. I am hearing about freechess, ...
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Chess GUI recommendation for linux [closed]

Which chess GUI will be good for Linux. I have tried a lot of GUI's, but as I am new at computer chess, I have no idea about pros and cons of chess GUI's. Which is chess GUI will you recommend? Is ...
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Websites for creating tournaments with different starting positions

I'd like to create tournament for my students where I specify the starting positions. Which websites allows users to create tournaments with different starting positions?
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Daily chess self-training plan? [duplicate]

Here I am asking suggestions on plans to systematically improve one's chess skills. I am aware of questions such as this one, but I am seeking advice based on the following criteria: I am willing to ...
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What's the benefit of using books during correspondence games?

I'm playing daily games on chess.com and read that it's officially allowed to use books or databases during the game. My question is: How does it help me getting better (if it's the purpose of this ...
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How to check mistakes, blunders and missed wins on Chess.com?

On Chess.com, when you play live chess, when the match is done, on your right hand, above the view analysis button, it says something like this How to check my mistake and can I do that without ...
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How accurate is Chess Maniac's online rating estimator?

After decades away from tournament play, I decided to play in an open tourney my child entered. Trying to gauge how my game might have changed during my time away, I found an online rating estimator ...
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Best method of remote tutoring?

My tutor and I are exploring ways of doing lessons over the internet, and to our surprise, there isn't an immediately obvious way to do this on lichess or chess.com. What we were looking for is an ...
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Why increment isn't popular online blitz? [closed]

I find it strange that the dominant time controls for online blitz is 3 min and 5 min instead of something with delay like 3 increment 2. Fide blitz tournaments have increment too. Any insight on this ...
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Where can I find a good chess database? [closed]

What is the best chess database out there (quality vs. price). Do you recommend online or offline chess database. Any experience with chessbase, chessok, chesstempo or openingmaster?
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Where to find links to live PGNs from major tournaments?

This is follow up to my previous question about live broadcast format. I was looking at TWICs Live Games, but there is usually only Live redirecting me to some higher level solution like Chess24 or ...
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Standard for receiving live chess broadcast

I was making live broadcast recent days and I'm quite surprised how it technically worked. We were downloading whole new PGN file every 5 seconds with format shown it the code below. Is this how ...
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What are some of the chess sites that allow Round Robin or Swiss Tournament to be organized? [closed]

I have been experimenting with the Team feature and tournament features in Lichess, but I just learned that it's not possible to have swiss, round robin or manual pairing in Lichess. A couple of ...
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Sites which provide annotated openings (preferably interactive)

I'm looking for a site that provides well-annotated openings, giving at least the first 15-20 moves of major openings and allowing me to explore their main variations and lines (by clicking on the ...
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Windows application to view online broadcast games [closed]

Are there some windows applications that can view online games? Ideally they should allow custom moves and analysis. Something similar to Chess24 or FollowChess app on android? Only no web browser ...
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Online chess lectures for kids

What are sites to learn for kids. Especially, video lectures. The lectures should be simpler to understand.
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Does it make sense to use an online ELO-rating-test for a beginner as a monthly test tool in order to see my progress?

I'm almost a beginner in the chess world who at the moment only plays online and watch various chess lectures on youtube. I'm thinking about using http://www.elometer.net/ on a monthly basis in ...
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Is there a way to watch blitz championship currently on chess.com on youtube?

Carlsen vs Grischuk: GM Blitz Battle Chess is currently being played on chess.com and being streamed on the chess channel on twitch. My connection is very slow at the moment and I'm super busy and I'...
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What to do with no stronger players around?

I hear that a good way to improve is by playing against much stronger opponents. The problem here is that there are hardly any stronger opponents where I live and that makes it not only not as ...
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Is there an online chess evaluation engine with a REST API?

Is there an online chess evaluation engine with a REST API? I'd like to be able to send a game or position (with castling ability presumably) to a simple REST API and get back the positional ...
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Live viewers for top chess events

What is the average number of live viewers (online and TV) for top chess events like the world championship match and the candidates tournament? Are there some statistics publicly available?
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Online program for FEN recalculation

I am looking for any online tools that can recalculate the the FEN values based on the current FEN and a given step. Are there any such tools or should I write one on my own.
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Where can I watch live commentary and live matches between Grandmasters?

I want to watch live matches between GMs. In India here are no TV channels that provide me these matches.
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Share a board in realtime to teach chess

A user of our community with solid experience in the game wants to teach others. There is a video broadcast in our site. I need to attach a shareable chessboard to the broadcast. Where a coach can ...
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