Questions tagged [online-chess]

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

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chess training to get to 2000 rating [closed]

I have been playing chess (sometimes a lot, sometimes none) for a very long time. I want to become an international master in 4 years, or have a rating of 2000. I am 15 right now and have a rating of ...
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Does FIDE have rules governing online chess?

FIDE has its Laws of Chess which have governed over-the-board chess for almost 100 years. During the Covid pandemic OTB chess has almost stopped in many countries and more and more chess is being ...
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Sites to understand errors

There are several sites where one can analyse his/her game. I often use lichess at the end of a game to see where I made mistakes. What I miss, though, is some kind of explanation of why a certain ...
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Is there a chess.com Python api?

I want to program a bot and implement it on chess.com, but are there any types of chess.com Python api which will make the bot use the chess.com interface?
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What are the most characteristic signatures if an opponent cheats in online game by using an engine? [duplicate]

Sometimes I feel that a human, particularly a human of about my elo rating, would not ever play so. I never used an engine in my life for cheating, but I think it is not so hard. I think, most of the ...
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What is the best way to research openings and endgames in a browser?

Basically, I just want to know if there’s any easy way to use websites to practice endgames and openings by just opening my browser. I keep finding downloads to Windows programs, which is a problem ...
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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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The chess.com vs computer games celebrity category

I came upon chess.com playing against computer mode. I found a resemblance of two professional chess players over there. Do they really resemble their gameplay, though? Does the AI mimic their past ...
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Why didn't the Black rook capture the White bishop?

I am a total newbie in chess. I was playing with an ~intermidiate computer~ as White and made a pretty stupid mistake by playing Bf4. I waved the bishop goodbye, yet Black's rook did not capture it. ...
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How rankings or ratings of the players are determined before the next tournament?

My question is and I would like to know, Chess grandmasters Bobby Fischer[AMERICA}, Boris Spassky[RUSSIA], Anatoly Karpov[RUSSIA], and Garry Kasparov[Russia]played against one another in many ...
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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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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? [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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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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