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Opportunities to Play Online Chess with Grandmasters for a 2000 Elo Player

I'm an avid chess player with an Elo rating of around 2000, and I'm interested in exploring opportunities to play online chess against Grandmasters. Are there any online platforms or tournaments where ...
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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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Why is it better to take with the knight than with the pawn in this position?

[fen "r3k1nr/p2b1ppp/4p3/3pP3/8/1p1B4/2PN1PPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1"] I recently had a chess game in which I played as white and the position was as shown in the picture. I chose the move cxb3, ...
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Ecological footprint of chess

Chess must be a very "green" sport, the resource demand is minimal. But then, lately online chess is in vogue, and servers eat amps. Any estimation how much energy online chess is consuming ...
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Opening name change of one game at Chess.com

Here are the first few moves of a game that I played at chess.com and the name of the openings is shown by the system: c4 (English Opening) c5 (English Opening; Symmetrical Variation) Nc3 Nc6 (...
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What is the World Record for Most Pieces En Prise in a Chess Game?

Does anyone know what the world record is for most pieces en prise in a game of chess is? Edit: I mean in a game that has actually been played, not a constructed game. Edit: by en prise I mean can be ...
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Where can I find past Titled Tuesday data

I'm hoping to create a dataset with Chess.com Titled Tuesday results. I have found this link which has the tournaments https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/titled-tuesdays?&page=7 but for some ...
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Timeout vs Insufficient Material

This is not a new topic but it did happen in my game at chess.com. I was playing white and played the only legal move h7 and was checkmated on the next move. My question is: What will happen if I just ...
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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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What goes wrong with white?

Can you find the mistake(s) that caused white to lose this game? [fen ""] 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 c6 4. Be3 f6 5. Bd3 d5 6. c4 dxe4 7. Bxe4 e5 8. Bc2 Ne7 9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3 exd4 11. Qxd4 ...
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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 to use Stockfish for the review feature on Chess com?

I really like the "Review" feature in Chess com, where there is a "virtual coach" explaining why a particular move is better than the other. But it requires a paid membership for ...
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Looking for a basic assessment

I'm looking for an app that after I play a game of chess (or 3) will tell me if I'm a beginner or intermediate. Not looking for an app to teach me or to assess the game move by move. Does anyone know ...
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What are the normal hourly rates for coaching with a National Master (US)?

As a National Master offering private chess lessons to individuals in the United States, what are the normal hourly rates?
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What are the most popular Russian-language chess community websites?

What are the most popular Russian-language chess community websites for high-level chess discussion?
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I accidentally lost my queen and I resign is that a bad thing to do?

If it's bad what should I do? And I why resigning after I lost my queen is bad? I have no way to win, and I and I have to resign because I am going to lose anyway. So is it bad? [Event "...
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Is there a reason to lose 1,000 chess games

I lost over a 1000 games on chess.com Is it because I make the same mistakes? Here is one recent game I played as White with 30 min for each side. [Title "tetrahedronx7 (OP)- TheCessCan"] [...
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I lost over 1000 games in chess.com rapid? [closed]

Why does this keep happening? Because I win over 800 games. I am making the same mistake?
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How to get rating back for an account at chess.com closed for fair play reasons?

I played a couple of chess games with my friend for money and he won. Today I noticed his account was closed for fair play reasons. When I ask him he admits that he cheated me on that game. He gave me ...
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I have a 400 elo rating and have lost over 900 games in chess.com. Should I give up [closed]

Should I give up chess if I lose 926 games? I joined chess.com in 2022 and I have won 789 games and lost 926 games and I am at 392 elo.
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Farming: Prevent reaching a certain rating without having beaten/drawn someone of that rating (up to a point of course)?

Context: In other online games like csgo and valorant, it's extremely unlikely to reach a certain rank without having beaten (or drawn with) someone of that rank. I guess this is largely because you ...
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Is there a way to get blunders, mistakes and inaccuracies using Stockfish?

Stockfish provides the best moves/lines but is there a command or technique to get inaccuracies, mistakes and blunders? How is this done by lichess or chess.com? They also have the ability to show an ...
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Why can't I move this knight on e2? Why does the engine suggest moving the knight on b1?

Why can't I move the knight on e2? Why does the engine suggest moving the knight on b1?
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Can you make a lucky brilliant move?

Is it possible to make a brilliancy (a brilliant move) with luck? Or is it so rare that it can only be spotted by the best chess players?
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Fide Ratings Commercial Use

Can I use fide ratings data for commercial use? I am specifically asking about the ratings list fide publishes every month. Also wondering if I scrape individual player-opponent statistics from fide ...
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Is this an incorrect draw by chess.com?

Is this an incorrect draw by chess.com? I just played a game on chess.com with the final position as below (I am black): [FEN "8/8/2b5/7P/8/2k1N3/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 59"] My opponent's time ...
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Account closed on chess.com? [closed]

My account was closed on chess.com today for reasons that I do not understand. This morning I played nine games and won each. While I was on my tenth game, I found my account closed on Fair Play ...
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Chess.com ELO weirdness

I was rated 1140 in rapid, playing against an 1145. Chess.com said 8 points were at stake, so a win for should put me at 1148 and my opponent at 1137. I won and my ELO did become 1148, but my ...
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Are there people that have played at 2000 OTB to master level by focusing on playing exclusively blitz rated games online?

Are there chess players for example, that have gotten to say, Lichess 2700+ Blitz online without ever playing OTB and then as soon as they started OTB, they were playing at a 2000 to master level?
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What do you think is the best first move in chess? [closed]

I'm new to chess and I want to ask you, what do you think is the best first move in chess? I know there is no fixed answer, I just wanted to ask for an opinion. I will be very grateful for any answers....
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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 there a way to extract the position from a live chess game while it's happening in chess.com?

I would like to make something that has the capability to convert a chess game in chess.com to a text-to-speech output (for example to play blindfolded.) I know this has been made before, but I'm not ...
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Is there a site that pairs up wanna be coaches with students

People who either love teaching for free or that want to build some cliental who will give free lessons for a period of time or to practice there art of dispensing knowledge. Is there such a thing on ...
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Iuri Shkuro is part of the top peak FIDE blitz rating list (2800+) apparently by 'farming'

There's a Sep2020 reddit post by user ChessAddiction entitled 'How the Elo rating system works, and why "farming" lower rated players is not cheating.' I also ask about farming here: When is ...
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Is it possible to put special pieces on a chess.com custom board?

I would really like to create custom positions with custom pieces (and maybe even variants) to play with my friends because we have always enjoyed playing custom variants. So for example a board with ...
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Why are seconds per move time controls unpopular in chess? [closed]

When playing the game of go online, a common time control setting is for players to have X (e.g., 10, 20, or 30) seconds per move, with the clock simply resetting after each move. (There are ...
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How are chess boards updated in real time in Blitz and Rapid tournaments?

In Rapid and Blitz tournaments, there are usually multiple over-the-board chess games going on simultaneously. It seems many websites and live streams have access to the chess boards of many players, ...
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Is there any correlation between average rating and the time of the day?

Crosspost to Stats.SE. I play online bullet, mostly lichess, sometimes chess.com. Once I noticed that my average performance varies depending on the time of the day: e.g. at the morning I can lose 50 ...
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Is it possible to achieve a title in online games?

I am a relatively weak player (~1600 chess.com) who mostly plays online blitz. Recently I've been thinking about shooting for a title (e.g. USCF expert) as a long-term goal. The area where I live has ...
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What is the human influence in modern correspondence chess? [duplicate]

On most websites, such as chess.com and lichess.org, computers aren't allowed, but when playing under ICCF rules engines are allowed. With the increase in strength of engines especially from the ...
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Which online chessboard orientation do professional players prefer?

Do professional online players always prefer to play on a chessboard oriented with the Black pieces on the top or with their own pieces on the bottom? Is there a consensus on this, and has there ever ...
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Chessgames.com board theme and pieces

What lichess and chess.com setups are the most similar to the board theme and pieces of chessgames.com? I love their setup and I'm feeling the most comfortable with it.
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Daily game -- Is my opponent playing honestly? [closed]

At chess.com, my daily rating is 1500+ (my puzzle rating: 2400+; my blitz rating: 1600+ and my rapid rating: 1700+) and I played two games with the same opponent whose daily rating is much lower than ...
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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 does this game not end as a draw by insufficient material?

I played an online game at chess.com and here is the endgame: [fen "8/8/1p2p2k/pP2P1p1/P1K3P1/8/8/8 b - - 0 1"] After white's last move a4, I thought the game ends immediately as a draw by ...
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Are there any online chess tournaments for beginners( or new players)?

I have been playing online chess for a long time on sites like lichess and chess.com. But I have never played in any FIDE or AICF organized tournament. In this pandemic are there any online ...
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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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Why did the Magnus app resign in this game? [closed]

Recently on Play Magnus app, for age 29, I ended up in following position and the Magnus app resigned. [FEN "rn3bnr/1ppk1ppp/p2P4/3p4/1P2P1P1/8/P1PP2P1/RNBQKBNR w KQ - 0 1"] I just wanted ...
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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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