Questions tagged [online-blitz]

Online blitz is when you play blitz (chess) online.

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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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Another chess puzzle

I was playing white here, and after Rd6+, Kb5, Rd5+, Ka4, is there any winning move for white?
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Is there a name for this common online trap in the Modern Defence?

In online blitz and bullet, I often encounter Black trying to get an edge on the clock by premoving 1 .. g6 and 2 .. Bg7. A devious way to deal with this as White is to play 2. Bh6??, winning at least ...
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How to improve blitz chess rating?(Time management)

I have a blitz rating of 1900 on Lichess and I can't seem to improve from there. My road to 1900 was fairly quick, but I have been stuck in 1900. My Classical rating is higher than this, so I know ...
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Is it valid according the FIDE chess rule? [duplicate]

From FIDE Law of Chess, article 3.8, it is stated as: Now, coming to My game vs killin_pieces on lichess.org : After move 9, situation was something like this: b1 was threatened by my opponent's ...
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Is this a smart draw offer?

[Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2018.12.27"] [White "SergioRamos2"] [Black "SmojLee"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B57"] [WhiteElo "1640"] [BlackElo "2175"] [TimeControl "600"] [EndTime "10:...
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Premove techniques

When playing online, you have the option to premove (enter the next move, before it is your turn). I am wondering whether there are (generally useful, not contrived) situations where say you have 20 ...
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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 some players consider it rude not to accept a rematch in online blitz? [closed]

I play a lot of online blitz, and frequently my opponent would offer a rematch after a game. Although I sometimes accept, I usually am more interested in analyzing the game to see if I can learn from ...
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What is the best chess site for strong players? [closed]

A decade ago, it was clear that if you wanted to play against titled players, ICC was the best way to go. With the rising popularity of free chess servers such as lichess.org and chess.com, is ICC ...
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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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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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Why is drag and drop more popular than click-click in online blitz?

There are two ways to move the pieces in interactive interfaces, to drag and drop or to click-click. Drag and drop is by far the more common choice. Why is that given the two advantages of click-click?...
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Full games archive in FIDE Arena

On the screenshot below it says that a paying member of the FIDE Arena has unlimited access to a full games archive. Unfortunately, for almost a year I have been unable to locate the place where my ...
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Losing against lower rated opponents [closed]

I play many blitz games on Lichess per day, 5 + 5 and up. When I play my A game, I can beat any 2000+ player with ease, like today. Sometimes 2200, but I don't play them much. Anyway sometimes like ...
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What are the standard time controls for live chess (non-OTB and non-correspondence) on every chess websites?

I'm trying to establish what are the most common time controls for live chess (non-OTB and non-correspondence chess) on every chess websites. And so I need to know what are the standard time controls ...
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FICS rating vs FIDE Elo

I know that is hard to establish an exact equivalent, but I was wondering what is the factor P in this equation: FICS_BLITZ_ELO * P = FIDE_ELO following personal experience. I mean, if you use to play ...
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Guidelines for preparation for a Blitz tournament

I have been playing chess for many years now in with my friends and online. But I will be participating in first ever chess tournament of my life in few days. It is a FIDE rated Blitz tournament. ...
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How to improve my blitz skills?

As far as casual chess goes, I'm a fairly average player. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, but I'm generally able to avoid obvious blunders, think a move or a couple forward, etc. However, since I'...
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Why do titled players always play online (blitz) speed chess?

If you have been to an online chess server, you will notice that almost all titled players always play quick games (3 0) at a max. On the other hand, if you go to tournaments, it needs cool thinking ...
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Is it possible to improve by playing mostly blitz?

Can you improve significantly in chess by playing mostly blitz (say, 3 0) games? Or will you eventually reach a wall where the only way to advance is by sitting down for lengthy periods analyzing ...
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What are good openings for White during a blitz game?

It seems as though White can easily dominate the tempo in a blitz game through a strong, aggressive opening. Is this the case? What openings are strong for White when there is a short time limit (e.g.,...
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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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