Questions tagged [online-chess]

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

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How would you determine that the player is cheating in online chess?

There are a lot of online websites, where players can play chess in real time with each other. Most of the games are 5-10 minutes long. With the availability of chess software one can take an ...
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What site/s has/have different ratings for different time controls for Chess960?

Both lichess and chess.com and have ratings for live chess960, but this is regardless of time control. Please recommend a site that has separate ratings for different time controls for chess960. there'...
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What's the correlation between FIDE rating and online rating?

I'm wondering if there's any way to get an approximation of my FIDE rating by using one of my online ratings, say ICC or chess.com rating? If not, is there, at least, a correlation between how well ...
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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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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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Which chess pro's are in esports organizations?

All I got so far: Alex & Andrea Botez - Envy Hikaru Nakamura - TSM (team solomid) Andrew tang (Penguingm1) - C9 (cloud9) Nemo Zhou Qiyu (akanemsko) - CLG (Counter Logic Gaming) Is there some ...
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Looking for sound files from a VERY old version of Chessmaster Live

I've been searching (for a long time) for some sound files to a chess program from way, way back (early 90's). There was an online version of Chessmaster called Chessmaster Live. I'm sure it is a ...
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Can't seem to get back to winning consistently

I’ve been in a big time slump lately. I play a lot of chess on the chess.com platform. I am sure that you all know the platform. My question is this: How does someone get out of a slump? I am losing ...
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Are there any websites that allow standard correspondence chess time controls?

I noticed that most websites that allow correspondence chess have time controls that are per move. I believe that historically correspondence chess was played with x days per y moves, which allows one ...
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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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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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Which chess website with the most correct online rating?

I recently switched from chess.com to lichess.org. This was because I enjoy live chess more and it seems like can find more live chess on Lichess while it chess.com keeps you waiting. Chess.com ...
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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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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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Why did I lose on time with three pawns versus a knight? Shouldn't it be a draw?

I just lost an online game on time (while playing on lichess.org). I had three pawns and my opponent had just a knight. I don't understand why it's not a draw. Shouldn't it be a draw because my ...
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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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How do I find people to play chess with me through correspondence?

I really would like to play chess, nevertheless, I do not have access to physical chess players. My question is, how do I find people to play chess with me by email? I have not been successful in ...
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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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Is there some online chess board where you can teach a kid how to play?

A family friend wants to teach her grandchild how to play chess. The problem is that, due to the pandemic, they live apart from each other, so she has to do this online. Is there some website where ...
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Is there a site where I can play 30 seconds games?

I only know, from the fastest time controls, which chess sites to play 1+0 and 0+1 on. But is there a possibility to play 30 second games?
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Are there any computer vision chess programs which can be used for online games?

I want to play online chess with a real chess board. I learned that lichess can read the opponent's moves out loud, so I don't have to stare at the screen, which is a good start. Now I need a way to ...
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Can I watch two engines play each other on lichess?

Is there a way for me to watch two chess engine to play each other on lichess? I want to know who will win under time-limit.
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Is there a chess program that can detect if someone has left the game?

I was playing a game with someone and they left because they knew they were going to lose. This is a really annoying thing that has happened to me. I would like to know if there is a chess program ...
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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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Why, in online chess, is it that the shorter the time control, the higher the world leading elo is?

I noticed on lichess.org that the shorter the time control, the higher the world-leading elo is. Is there a simple explanation for that? I also noticed that, in the meantime, the shorter the time ...
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Is Choker balanced? [closed]

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. It's ...
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Is it ethical to tell your opponent how you are going to checkmate them?

I play online chess at 3 days per move. I like to tell my opponents how I'm going to checkmate them if they will never win. That way, that I won't waste time continuing the game. I also like to be ...
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Accidental moves in online chess

If your opponent makes an accidental move, e.g. by slipping the mouse, and it is obvious that is was accidental, how should you continue? Should you just play the best move as if your opponent's last ...
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What are the differences between playing online and OTB?

What are some differences between playing online vs playing OTB (over-the-board)? If you are used to playing online, like myself, would playing OTB have a big impact on your play?
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How do I play 30 second games on chess.com? [closed]

My current chess rating is approximately 1400 in 1 minute, 3 minute, and 5 minute games. 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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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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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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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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Quick you have 5 seconds on your clock, what’s your move? [closed]

Here is the position: What would you do if you only had 5 seconds on the clock?
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How can pawns win a whole game without any strong pieces?

How can a pawn or two or three win a entire chess game on it's own? I am playing as white pawns on the chessboard against my opponent. I tried moving to the end of the other and trading it for a ...
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How is this checkmate ... or does chess.com have a bug?

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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Is there a website that supports blind chess?

Is there an accessible chess website where I can play chess without seeing anything?
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How to organize a chess tournament

I want to organize an amateur chess tournament inside the company I work for. I am looking for a convenient way of creating groups, keeping the scores, and getting some statistics. Is there an online ...
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The Chessboard Editor at Apronus.com --- Is it any good? [closed]

I am the webmaster of the online chessboard editor at http://www.apronus.com/chess/wbeditor.php. I spend about one week each year on maintaining this utility but I never get to work seriously on it. I ...
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Lichess vs Chess.com ELO system and player strength

So I usually play on Lichess now a days while my friend plays on Chess.com. He keeps telling me that Chess.com is harder and has more players and more serious players, therefore the games are harder ...
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FIDE Online Arena: what specifically determines bullet, blitz, rapid, and unmonitored time controls?

I've been trying out the FIDE Online Arena; while I've found a lot of marketing, I find very little useful documentation (possibly because the software is new). FIDE Online Arena has four different ...
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Are there videos of the highly-skilled fast online players (e.g. GM Andrew Tang) showing their mouse skills?

It's impressive watching players like GM Andrew Tang play ultra bullet and puzzle rush at super-fast speeds without it being a complete mess. I'm curious as to how they do it. When I try, I ...
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Are there any websites that I can gamble (with fiat/real money, or cryptocurrencies) in chess?

Where can I play chess online for fiat/real money?
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How would you play this position as White?

[FEN "r1bq1rk1/2p1ppbp/p5p1/1p1n4/3PNB2/1P2PN2/n4PPP/2RQKB1R w K - 0 1"] I'm not sure what move makes the most sense in this scenario. I would love to learn from others.
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What is the history of the FICS mutual game history command>

On FICS, I remember there was a command to see your mutual game history with a given user. But I can't find it now. Can you name it?
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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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Analysis of ng4 vs f4

Why is it that ng4 is the best move here? I played f4
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Mismatch between my puzzle rating and game rating on chess.com

On Chess.com, I recently passed 2000 in the puzzle section. However, in 10 minute games, I can't reach 1600. How do I bridge that gap and increase my game score? Is 10 minutes maybe too short of a ...

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