Questions tagged [online-chess]

Questions relating to playing chess on the internet, as opposed to over-the-board chess.

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Does using a less common opening make you a stronger player?

I want to ask about whether using and adopting a rarely used opening makes you a stronger player. I just started playing online chess (Lichess) a year ago, and as a beginner, I used to play the ...
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Minimax algorithm - Play with Black pieces?

Motivation: I am trying to make a basic AI agent that can play chess against an opponent. The goal is to see how good it can become through the use of machine learning later on and also learn the ...
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Cheating On Lichess?

I was playing a game on Lichess the other day and all the sudden the system ended the game, awarded me the victory, and said "Cheating by White detected". How in the world could you cheat on the ...
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Why did Puzzle Rush stop at the second fail?

I was playing the popular Puzzle Rush game on chess.com (3-minute version), and the game stopped when I missed the second puzzle (I had 8 seconds left on the clock). The statement is "Three strikes ...
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Need Help: Chess live data api for wordpress

I am working on a project creating a chess news portal. Can anyone help with Chess live data API for WordPress? That way, I can display live results and updates automatically
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Multiple premoves

I often enjoy being able to play (online) chess with premoves activated. However, I wondered from the beginning why multiple premoves at once weren't allowed. Example: where my opponent's queen is ...
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Are banter blitz players who draw arrows on the board during the game breaking the FIDE Laws of Chess?

According to the FIDE Laws of Chess: 11.3.1 During play the players are forbidden to use any notes, sources of information or advice, or analyse any game on another chessboard. Streamers and ...
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Average centipawn loss

I had no incurracies,blunders or mistakes then also my centipawn loss was 48. What is the problem here or I have misunderstood average centipawn loss. You can have a look at that game at lichess. ...
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Strategies for dealing with chess burnout?

I am wondering if anyone else has faced chess burnout. Do you have advice? I am a novice enthusiast (~1400) but, with a wife, child, and job, do not have the opportunity to dedicate as much time to it ...
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Is it rude to ask my opponent to resign an online game when they have a lost endgame?

I really don't know if I am correct when I ask my opponent to resign when I am at a 1800-1900 ELO level. I have an Asperger disorder. To me ,endgames are more clear to play than middlegames, and the ...
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What is the right path to be followed on Chess.com for learning Chess?

I am a beginner in Chess. I know the basics but I have very very little practice as of now and I've shortlisted Chess.com to learn and improve my game. I am yet to buy a premium subscription there ...
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Online chess with full disclosure of name and FIDE ID

I would like to play online chess via an interface where name and FIDE number are disclosed, mainly because I believe that this discourages engine users. A few questions: I found the FIDE Arena ...
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Why did I get only 5 points even though I won?

I'm learning chess and I practice in the chess.com app. I don't understand how the winning points are calculated in every match.
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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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Which online chess websites allow you to download their games?

I am looking for a list chess websites which allow you to download large numbers of previously played chess games. Currently I have found that lichess allows you to do so. Are there any other sites? ...
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I play better on the board than online. How can I play better online?

I live in a small town. I only play a couple of tournaments a year and about two rapid games a week with my teamates. Therefore, playing online should be my primary source of practice, but I find it ...
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Suggestions to improve and learn better chess [duplicate]

I am an average player of chess with chess rating of 1750 max and average around 1600. in Blitz on chess.com. I haven't read/learned about any specific openings. I just do play-lose-learn strategy. I ...
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Where can I play Quantum Chess online for free?

I saw some videos featuring a chess variant called Quantum Chess on YouTube. It looked very interesting to me, so I decided to try to find it online for free, but I couldn’t. Does anyone know of such ...
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A question on a puzzle on chess.com

I am a beginner in chess. I am playing a puzzle on chess.com and the puzzle is like this: White to move [FEN "r4rk1/p4p2/1p2p2p/2p1P3/3p1q1n/1P1PR1N1/P3QP2/R4K2 w - - 0 2"] 1. Re4 Why is this the ...
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Chess FEN winner

I'm new to Chess FEN notation and I'm making an online chess game, but I have one problem, I need to check after every new move if there is a winner and which one is a winner. Can I extract that ...
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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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In online chess with long time controls, does having a title encourage opponents to cheat against you? [closed]

I was looking through the top classical players list on LiChess, and I'm gradually improving. I noticed I'm catching up with IM Eric Rosen, which I found surprising (I'm nowhere near that strong). ...
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Importing and analysing games played on chess.com [closed]

How to import entire game from chess.com game to stockfish?
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Any online site with limited number of games per day like chess.com or chess24

I have a problem that when I start to play I cannot stop, and I am looking for some good online chess web site that have limited number of rated games per day for, lets say non premium user, or ...
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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 is this checkmate … or does chess.com have a bug? [closed]

Playing as black against the chess.com computer, the following position was reached and chess.com declared checkmate in its favor. However, I don't see that the black king is in check. So is this a ...
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Website that decode chess moves?

I am a complete beginner and have started learning chess one month ago. I play online on lichess.com. I lose a lot of games which is understandable too. Many people advised me that I should analyze ...
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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 ...
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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)

I'm a beginner and right now rated 1850 in on lichess training; so I'm a very novice player. I try to solve some training examples, and though sometimes I do not feel convinced by the solution given ...