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Questions tagged [online-chess]

Questions relating to playing chess on the internet

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Who is winning?

I was white FEN 4rrk1/1ppq1pp1/p1n4p/7P/P2PP3/P4Q2/4N3/R1B1K2R b Q - 0 1
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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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Which chess rules cover Internet play?

From FIDE Laws of Chess: FIDE Laws of Chess cover over-the-board play. So, which rules cover Internet chess play?
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Who is better here? [hard]

Who is better in this position? White or black? Hard one!
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What are the letters and numbers next to an opening's name on online services?

Here, it shows "C22": [Name of opening]. This is from an online service, and I was confused what this is. At first, I thought it was for the specific sites database, but I have seen the letters and ...
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Is there any etiquette about how to proceed when a technical problem leads to a misplay in an online game? [duplicate]

Recently I was playing an online game when I moved my king with the intent of castling. However, I apparently didn't get it far enough over, and when I "let it go", the king was placed in a square ...
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How to force the computer to play another move on Chess.com?

I am playing a game against the computer on chess.com. The computer made a move that looks absurd, so I would like to make it do another move instead and analyse the game. How to do it? I tried to ...
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Can't capture queen?

I'm new to chess. Just played a game, my king was on d2, opponents queen was on e1, and my rook was on h1. But the program did not allowed me to capture the enemy queen with my rook, it only allowed ...
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Strange reply after winning game [closed]

So I was playing chess at ICC where I am a member. I lost the game and I usually like to offer congratulations and a handshake to the winner. So on this occasion I said handshake and she, the other ...
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How do I determine whether a game is a draw or not in case of timeout?

So I played many games online where I am winning but then lose on time. Sometimes the game is drawn (when there is no sequence of legal moves that would produce checkmate) and sometimes I lose (when ...
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Why Qd1 is the best move?

As per subject, why Qd1 is the best move and all other moves for queen like Qd2 and Qd3 are not? I understand that it’s important to cover d column but why 1 and not 2 or 3? Also why Rd1 is not a ...
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Site for Multitable Chess? [duplicate]

Do you know of any site where multitable game is available? I just want to play to +3 table. In lichess.org, this is not available.
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Is capturing on empty square with a pawn legal? [duplicate]

How is it possible to move c4 to b3?
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Who is winning is this game of chess?

What do you think are the chances for the black to win?
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How do top players move so fast?

I've seen 3 minute and 1 minute matches on Chess.com where the players move at insane speeds during the last few remaining seconds of the match. I'm talking in milliseconds, I'd at least take that ...
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What are the actions one can do against Chess.com players who stop moving when they are in an objectively losing position and refuse to resign?

One of my opponents at Chess.com just stopped moving after falling into objectively losing position, refused to resign and made me wait for 20 minutes to claim a win by time. I've recently resumed my ...
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How to teach (intermediary) chess to small groups with little time

I'm a chess teacher/coach for a couple of children (age 14-18) at my local (not very big) chess club (we're all member of this club). Due to various constraints on my and their part, all the time I ...
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Suggestions for Newb in search of improving mid and end game strategy

Fairly new to chess, but have fallen in love and want to increase my strategies and techniques. All the reading and videos I’ve read and watched tend to overcomplicate to the point I get lost in the ...
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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 online USCF tournaments worth playing?

I play a lot on ICC, and I notice they offer a few days of rated blitz and other time controls. I'd like to play more rated games, however I'm afraid of how easy it is to cheat online. It seems like ...
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Chess apps that provide a 3D view of the board and allow export of PGN

I'm looking for an Android chess app that satisfies the following criteria: Provides a 3D view of the board and the pieces (required) Allows one to have an account, and invite friends to play ...
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Correctness of the lichess training solution(Puzzle:63063)

Hi im a beginner and right now in 1850 rating in my lichess training so im a very novice player. I try to solve some training examples and though sometimes i donot feel conviced by the solution given ...
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Which is better for an improving amateur to play even better: correspondence chess or faster time controls[both online]?

Currently, I do the following in order to improve my chess: Play several (currently 9) correspondence chess games simultaneously on Chess.com. Do tactics and puzzles regularly on Lichess.com and ...
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Can a game be conducted with 30 second per move. And if the player finishes 30 seconds the move goes to the other player

I am currently participating in a chess competition and they have kept the timer as 30 seconds per move. If you cannot move within 30 seconds, the move gets passed on to the other player. Is this ...
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Will my rating increase? [closed]

I just play 3 to 4 games in day(sometimes online) I am average chess player with rating 1400(rating is not fide rating. It is rating given by chess.com). Will my rating increase with time? Or I need ...
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online blindfolded

Anyone knows a site where I can type the moves with keyboard, hide the board and only see the score sheet? I want to play blindfolded. I used to play a lot but I want to play online.
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Are there any options for learning chess from people on the Internet?

I'm not sure if I remember correctly, but I think there used to be an option on Chess.com for learning chess from people on the Net (I'm not referring to the Lessons or Tactics or Drills options). I ...
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Which chess site has the most rapid players?

It is common advise that a chess player trying to improve should limit their blitz chess. Online chess is filled with people playing blitz and bullet and I often have trouble finding players to play ...
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Why do some players consider it rude not to accept a rematch in online blitz?

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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Multi-Period Time Controls Online

All online services for playing chess that I am aware of allow the user to specify a time control with a single base time and an increment. I would like to find one that supports a multi-period ...
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Is castling a king move or a rook move?

Most computer chess games consider castling to be a king move. You click on the king and it shows an option to castle. What do the FIDE's rules say about this though? Is castling a king move, a rook ...
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Checkmate with King and Knight vs King and Knight

I just have a quick question. I was playing on chess.com and got into the following position: [FEN "8/4n/6k1/8/K2/3N1/8/8 b - - 0 1"] Now, I assumed that once we traded off the last pawns, the game ...
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Where to play with friend online with no need to register?

Is there some site where you can play with your friend with no need to either of players having account there? Just searching for way how to make online training sessions with various people, ...
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What website is this?

Someone sent me a screenshot of a chess website with detailed analysis. What is this website? Where does it come from? It doesn't look like lichess to me, I have no idea.
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Way to make a standard tell at beginning of game in Babas Chess?

I use Babas Chess as a client for FICS. I would like to have a standard tell be issued to my opponent when a game starts like "Hello from Chicago!" or whatever, but I cannot find out how to do this ...
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Is it ethical to spar against an engine when playing correspondence?

I started playing correspondence on chess.com purely for the fun of it and to gain some deep learning (i.e. there's no prize involved). We are about 10 moves in and coming close to me being out of ...
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What is the line here?

A game I just played at chess.com, in the analysis, it was a missed win at a point. My mind is saturated right now, and I can't think of the line. Can you help me out?
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Shortcomings of Chess.com [closed]

How much do you know Chess.com website? In my opinion, Chess.com is the best website that chess players use in their chess life. I'm a web developer and I'm going to create a social network for chess ...
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What is the name of chess format in which one player has only pawns, no king?

I remember watching some games on youtube in this weird format but forgot what it's called. One player has only pawns (lots of them. no other pieces, not even king) and has to achieve mate. Other ...
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Moral question about online chess & engine analysis [closed]

This isn't so much a 'hard' knowledge or analysis question, but more of a request for feedback on a moral issue. I cheat in online chess, daily/correspondence that is. I use a strong engine not only ...
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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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Chess.com rating vs FIDE rating [duplicate]

I've been playing on chess.com standard time (not blitz) for a while with a rating of around 1670, but my FIDE rating is still around 1600, still growing. Is there an actual conversion available for ...
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Can I play on Lichess with my own “client”?

I love Lichess. It's web based client, but I want to use a program like Scid, scid vs Pc, or babaschess, or any of this clients programs used in FICS: see bottom links this page. Those programs offer ...
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What are the sites and links to get a FIDE rating?

I am an active member of Chess.com. Now, I want a FIDE rating. Are there any possibilities that with reference to the Chess.com rating, I can get a FIDE rating? Since I am new to this please provide ...
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Play online live game against a friend with time odds?

Is there an online chess site or app that would allow me and a friend to play live games against each other with time odds? I am somewhere around a low Class D player, and my friend is somewhere ...
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Why does a touched piece not have to move in online play?

There is a rule of playing the game of chess that a touched piece of one's own should be the one to move. I have always been taught by professional trainers from early childhood that this is the ...
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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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Is it ethical to force a draw via perpetual check? [duplicate]

I was playing this game. I was white. We reached a point where my opponent could checkmate me in one move (by moving Rook to C1) but I forced him to a draw by stating that I would constantly check him ...