Questions tagged [online-chess]

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

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How should one take advantage of the “premove” function on chess.com?

Chess.com has a function called "premove". When pre-moves are enabled, while it’s the opponent’s turn you can make a move to automatically be played as soon as they make their move. The ...
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How to avoid blundering in chess? [duplicate]

I realize that there is no point in playing good chess if you end up blundering away a rook or a bishop. I end up blundering atleast once in two games which generally ends up with me resigning due to ...
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Why is it not a checkmate?

I am new to chess. I have tried to learn checkmate from the video lesson in chess24 website. There, in one question, it marked my answer wrong and said that it was not checkmate. Can anyone please ...
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Tournament Management and Conducting Web App [duplicate]

Does anyone know about a web based app to conduct and manage chess tournament all online? I have a web server to host but we need to conduct it for our locality with around 300 people participating to ...
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Do you get rating points if the other player just leaves an online game and loses on time?

Some sites, eg chessbase, seem to have players that won't resign but either just leave for coffee until their clock runs out, or else they wait a minute then start another game so you have to ask the ...
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Eye strain from playing online chess

How do you avoid eye strain while playing online chess? I wear glasses that filters UV light, take a 5-minute break every hour, play on a large screen monitor (23 inch with a refresh rate of 60 Hz), ...
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What is the idea behind this move?

I was watching Nepomniachtchi - Liren match on Chess24 Legends Day 2. After having a pretty significant advantage [+7.1 (Stockfish 11)], White [Nepo] has played g4, and according to the engine, the ...
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How to calculate percentage of accuracy of game-play based on the number of mistakes, blunders and inaccuracies?

For some time now, chess.com analysis suggests the accuracy of the gameplay based on the blunders, mistakes and inaccuracies, one committed during his/her gameplay. Now, my question is, Whether there ...
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How can I move quickly in time? [duplicate]

I am a slow chess player. I have 3 digits rating in blitz. How I can play fast so that I do not loose on time ?
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Can you suggest some good free chess sites to learn about opening, finding checkmates, endgames etc for a beginner in chess? [duplicate]

I wanted to learn chess formally online and want your help finding good websites which teach chess.
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How do I improve my Chess rating [duplicate]

Its been almost three and a half years since I am playing chess online on chess.com. But I never crossed my Chess rating above 1500 on chess.com. And I think that three years is enough for anyone to ...
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Mouse vs Touch performance for bullet chess

Though I have played chess for a long time, only picked up bullet chess very recently. And with better results than expected. However, as I play at random times I find myself playing in different ...
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What was Caruana's plan in playing c6 against Carlsen in Game 10 of the Clutch Chess International?

In Game 10 of the 2020 Clutch Chess International, Caruana played c6 in response to Carlsen's 9. Nd5. [FEN ""] [Event "Clutch Chess International"] [Round "10"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "...
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How are online chess engines' architecture designed?

I recently build a chess engine using javascript (https://github.com/Ram-the-coder/ai-chess-engine-v2). It runs on the browser - because of this when the chess engine is computing the best move, the ...
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By how much does being told what piece to move improve one's Elo?

Here is a (rather humorous) game in which a 900 player is told by a much higher rated player only which kind of piece to move (e.g. along the lines of "bishop", not "light square bishop"). Is it ...
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How do I play 30 second games on chess.com?

My current chess rating is approximately 1400 in 1 minute ,3 minute, and 5 minute game. I have seen some of the other players playing 30 seconds games whose rating is around 1200 but I cannot find an ...
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Why are chess.com opening names and notations seemingly mismatched?

I often see something like the above when playing chess online. When I played Ruy Lopez and my opponent played Classical Variation, but I transposed us to Four Knights Game Spanish Variation, I had ...
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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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ICC - How to Create/Custom Board and Pieces?

I wanted to be able to customize my board and pieces on possible blitzin from the ICC and ICC for Windows. Can anyone show me how?
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How to visualize in chess?

Skip to 2:08:27 in this video https://youtu.be/nK4SNEbMn7s. What exactly is GMHikaru doing that?How can I be able to do that?Does it comes naturally with practice or their are exercises?
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Can anyone please explain why this position isn't a draw?

I was watching this game on lichess. Both of the players have the same resource i.e., the king and only a bishop. The bishops on the board are of the opposite color. But the game was continued and one ...
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How did I overperform in this rapid tournament?

My bullet rating is currently 1400 and it's pretty much the only time format I play as it is quick. I figured that I wanted to think my moves more thoroughly so I played some rapid games in a Lichess ...
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How should I improve my chesstempo tactics rating?

I was stuck on a chesstempo tactics rating of around1482-1509 for about 2 days. I reached my current level within 3 days. I want to improve to an 1800+ rating. How can I improve?
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Getting better at OTB chess

I live in a small town where there had been a total of 2 tournaments during last 5 years and 0 chess clubs, hence I have almost nil experience playing OTB chess. But sometimes I set up a board and ...
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Which steps were blunders and inconsistencies?

This is the pgn of the game. The engine said that white made a blunder and some inconsistencies. But I can't spot them. Can you help me to find them? [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 f5 4. Nc3 f4 5....
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On what basis were players chosen to compete in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2020?

I read several articles regarding the Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2020, where Magnus Carlsen invited 7 of the world's best players to compete with him in the first professional online chess tournament....
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Websites for online all-vs-all tournaments

We have a small chess club with about 15 people, whereof about 6 - 10 people comes every week. We play a blitz tournament where everyone meets everyone. During corona, we do not meet physically, and ...
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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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Play pawn-only chess vs a friend

I am teaching a youngster how to play chess, remotely. I've seen suggestions to start with pawn-only chess, where we start with the initial setup for all 16 pawns, but no other pieces on the board. ...
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Does your rating express the quality of your play regardless of time control?

For instance if I analyze a game played in blitz, move by move, between two 2600s, should I expect the moves to be of the same quality as the moves between two 2600s in classical? Or would worse play ...
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Is there an online chess game or app that allows for custom setup of pieces and printing this setup?

I want to setup positions for my grandsons to show different tactics and print them. Lichess is excellent except that it won't print the pieces on the board. Any suggestions?
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Improving your chess without access to OTB tournaments

Due to the Coronavirus, all chess tournaments and activities have been canceled in my area. At the same time, I've got a lot of time on my hands right now and would like to work on my chess. I have ...
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In a online game, is it considered good etiquette to offer a draw when the opponent obviously misclicked?

For example, instead of capturing (and therefore exchanging) the queen on d8, white moved his queen from d1 to d7, and black can capture this queen for free. This is very likely the result of a ...
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Custom message for an online chess game

I am trying to setup an online chess game that shows a custom message at the end of the match. The game would need to be setup as a human vs. the computer. Does anyone know of an online website that ...
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Why does Hikaru Nakamura avoid Carlsen? [closed]

I like watching Hikaru's youtube videos. His commentary on the games is very descriptive, unlike other players that stay quiet for most of the game. Hikaru's always talking, letting you know what's ...
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What is it like to be a Twitch chess streamer? [closed]

I want to make a Twitch stream channel with my friend, and I want to know what the experience is like. Can explain it better to me or share their knowledge and experience?
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Your time is up on an online correspondence game but your oponnent has only his king; is it a draw?

If your time is up on a timed game, but your opponent has only a king, the game is drawn. Does this rule apply to online correspondence games?
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Why does chess tempo fail at random; what is the biggest free database online that is reliable

Sometimes chess tempo works. Sometimes it does not. Seems random. Is there another database that is completely reliable that is as big as chess tempo? I am looking for a DB that gives the moves ...
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1700 rated games-On mistakes and how to correct them

What are some typical mistakes in 1700 rated games on Lichess, and what ways are there to correct them? I usually play blitz and bullet games. Occasionally I play. OVB and longer formats.
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Angle of view of the board

I noticed that when I play online I play much better than when I play facing a chess board. I suspect this is due to my table being tall so my angle of view isn't the best one. So I was wondering if ...
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Chess.com insufficient material draw

I played a game at chess.com and the endgame was KNN vs KP. When the pawn was captured, the server automatically give a draw due to "insufficient material". I am confused about chess.com's ...
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Is Choker worth playing?

Choker (chess + poker) was released recently as a mobile app. It is a game where players have a round of poker to bet on cards they draw. They then use these cards to play chess and win the bets. My ...
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chess.com Analysis “Accuracy” - What score is computer like for a given rating?

I have a few questions about engine use detection at online games on chess.com: Let's say both players are rated 1800 on chess.com online play and they make n number of moves in a game. White has 90%...
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Losing to low rated players

I’ve been having this problem for a while and every answer on the Internet I see is "Oh just dont be too confident.” But that’s not the issue I have as I try my hardest in all my chess games. I’m ...
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Moving into check for a draw as black, why is it illegal? Comparison to Racing Kings

I am confused why you cannot move into a check when it can force your opponent to capture your king and expose theirs. In such a case why is there no extra move to result in a draw? In the "Racing ...
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Is it inadvisable to analyze or play long chess games on a smartphone?

I play a lot of online chess, but I am a federated player whose objective is to play well over-the-board games with 3D pieces. During my hourly tactics exercises I turn on the computer and do it in ...
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Which chess server is most stable in mainland China?

I had been playing mostly on chess.com. Recently I moved to Shanghai, and chess.com is really unstable here. I had numerous abandoned games due to disconnection, and I can check that my internet is ok ...
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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 ...