Questions tagged [online-chess]

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

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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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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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What are some of the best sites to play chess? [closed]

What are some of the best sites for online chess? Free sites with friendly communities are better.
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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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Is takeback allowed in real chess?

Is takeback allowed in real chess? All chess engines allow take backs, but that's not important, it's just a computer, we make mistakes and correct them. My question is about real chess, is it ...
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What prevents chess engines from being undetectable?

I see accounts of people getting banned from sites like chess.com for using engines like Stockfish and Komodo (I admit I have used these engines before, but never in an actual match). Now, I believe ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are ways of practicing blindfold chess?

Is there a way to practice blindfold chess on the computer? For example, are there any programs online which give only a transcript of the moves played, and allow you to type in your next move, ...
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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 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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Mate Prevails - Chess Rule

Is "Mate Prevails" not an FIDE rule? I couldn't see it in the FIDE website but I heard about it from many players. UPDATE: "Mate Prevails" is a claim some players make that they win the game after '...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...