Questions tagged [online-chess]

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

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Lessons to learn from Chess.com [closed]

How much do you know Chess.com website? Chess.com is the most successful website for chess players to use in their chess life. I'm a web developer and I'm going to create a social network for chess ...
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What is the name of chess format in which one player has only pawns, no king?

I remember watching some games on youtube in this weird format but forgot what it's called. One player has only pawns (lots of them. no other pieces, not even king) and has to achieve mate. Other ...
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Moral question about online chess & engine analysis [closed]

This isn't so much a 'hard' knowledge or analysis question, but more of a request for feedback on a moral issue. I cheat in online chess, daily/correspondence that is. I use a strong engine not only ...
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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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In the endgame KQ vs K, can you premove your way to checkmate?

This is a question concerning online blitz chess. I'm sure we all have experienced having a completely winning position, but only having a few seconds left on the clock. After one such game I started ...
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Is there a way to watch blitz championship currently on chess.com on youtube?

Carlsen vs Grischuk: GM Blitz Battle Chess is currently being played on chess.com and being streamed on the chess channel on twitch. My connection is very slow at the moment and I'm super busy and I'...
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Chess.com rating vs FIDE rating [duplicate]

I've been playing on chess.com standard time (not blitz) for a while with a rating of around 1670, but my FIDE rating is still around 1600, still growing. Is there an actual conversion available for ...
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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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What are the sites and links to get a FIDE rating?

I am an active member of Chess.com. Now, I want a FIDE rating. Are there any possibilities that with reference to the Chess.com rating, I can get a FIDE rating? Since I am new to this please provide ...
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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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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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Full games archive in FIDE Arena

On the screenshot below it says that a paying member of the FIDE Arena has unlimited access to a full games archive. Unfortunately, for almost a year I have been unable to locate the place where my ...
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Is it ethical to force a draw via perpetual check? [duplicate]

I was playing this game. I was white. We reached a point where my opponent could checkmate me in one move (by moving Rook to C1) but I forced him to a draw by stating that I would constantly check him ...
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Can a tournament allowed to run if all players are allowed to cheat?

I am interested to know whether money based online chess tournament would succeed if all players are allowed to cheat.
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Looking for website for organising private tournaments with swiss system?

Do you know any website for organising online chess tournaments with swiss pairing method ? I know lichess.org but they don't support it anymore :/
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Facebook Messenger Chess

Have anyone here experimented the Chess of Facebook Messenger? I've heard about this and would like to get the comands/ codes to play.
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Lichess.org rating vs rating in real life

How does a chess rating at Lichess.org compare against a rating in real life, in classic chess (more than 8 min)?
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Play chess online and get an offical Elo rank

I played chess 30 years ago an now I am back in the arena. I have some spare time to train and play online. Could you please recommend me a good place to do so. A web interface without the need of any ...
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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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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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Where do I play online games with a long time control?

I don't have a lot of opportunity to play serious OTB games, so I'd like to play chess online. On chess.com, though, the longest standard time control is 30 min per person, presumably there are not ...
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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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Alright so if you a pawn makes it to the other side can that player grab a castle and say its a queen? [duplicate]

EDIT - Tony adds this interpretation, which hopefully the OP will accept by removing this line. If one of my pawns captures a Rook (which is on the 8th rank) can I promote that pawn to a Queen in the ...
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What happened with the Fide online areana?

About a year ago I stumbled on arena.myfide.net which looked promising , and unique in the ability to get an actual Fide rating. But in that year no progress has been made with the site, and mobile ...
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How to combine Basic Strategies to a winning-system

Suppose one want to have a strategy so one can win over a "normal/average" chess-player. I was thinking that there was a set of strategies which could be combined so that one could memorize it? Say ...
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Is it possible to game my online chess rating?

When playing online chess, it is often possible to influence the order in which games are finished, either by choosing when to resign, or by intentionally playing as slowly as possible. Once the ...
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Does my online chess rating reflect my ELO rating?

I play a fair amount of chess online, on a chess site that updates my chess rating based on my performance using, I believe, the ELO system. I do not play in rated, "real" tournaments that often, and ...
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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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Where to play online Bughouse Chess

As far as I can tell the main sites I use like chess.com, lichess.com, and chess24.com do not support bughouse. Is there a popular place to play online somewhere? It would also like to have the ...
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Share a board in realtime to teach chess

A user of our community with solid experience in the game wants to teach others. There is a video broadcast in our site. I need to attach a shareable chessboard to the broadcast. Where a coach can ...
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My game against AI, please analyze

[Event "4444 vs AI"] [Site "multiplayerchess.com"] [Date "2015.08.12"] [Round "1"] [White "4444"] [Black "AI"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. d3 d5 3. Ne2 g5 4. Nbc3 d4 5. Nb5 c6 6. Na3 Bxa3 7. ...
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How do i prevent blunders?

Playing Online Chess seems to get rid of my bad blunders but after playing with little kids on a real match, I've made a very stupid blunder that decided the game. Can't post the game, not recorded ...
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Resigning (Inevitable Checkmate)

I am a relative beginner to chess but have noticed particularly playing online a lot of players will resign if they lose a strong piece, for example, their queen. Is this sportsman like? I wouldn't ...
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Why was this game drawn?

So, I was having this game with my opponent (and losing), but anyways, here is the final position: I checked the king with my knight on move 47 (i playing black). All of a sudden, the game was drawn ...
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Unknown Knight move

I'm playing as white against a cpu. Black has a knight on A7, which he moved to D4 to capture my queen. How is this possible? I've been playing chess for almost 20 years and I have never seen ir heard ...
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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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When playing chess online, what does 1-1 mean?

When playing chess online, when your opponent says 1-1, what does 1-1 mean?
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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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What are the differences between the major online chess sites that allow to play?

I'm thinking of dedicating some of my free time to learn and play chess in a systematic and serious way and try to participate in a non-Internet tournament in a few months. I will take this activity ...
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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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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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Is it possible to play vs bots on FICS?

I was playing a 15 min game vs some 2300 guy. He doesn't take any time to think about his next move, not even a second, not even against a c4 opening. When i offered him to play, he accepted ...
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How useful is Chess.com Chess Mentor?

So I've used the Chess Mentor feature on Chess.com, and completed all of the free courses, and am now using it at 1 lesson a day(extremely slow). So, I've been considering buying a membership, namely ...
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Is there any bughouse android app?

I want to play bughouse with my friend against other players, is there any android app that lets me team up with my friend and play bughouse? preferably at our own pace, not the the fast bughouse ...
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On-line live analysis board?

Here is the situation. I have a friend with whom I very much like to discuss chess (our games, other games etc.). We are not living in the same country, so we discuss chess on-line. During our on-line ...
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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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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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Why do some players play bizarre openings?

I saw blitz games on the Internet (http://en.chessbase.com) between very high Elo rated players (above 2700) that played bizarre openings like: 1. a4 x 2. h4 xx 3. Ra3(or Rh3) xxx 4. Rae3 xxxx. The ...
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How to save black's position in this Game?

In this game black made some mistakes which leads to the final position. While analyzing this game the engine is not willing to capture the bishop. [Event ""] [Site ""] [Date "2014.07.05"] [Round "-"]...
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Using jin to play on chess.com

I decided to play a few games on FICS, and I really loved jin's interface. Is there any way to tweak it so that I can connect to chess.com's server? (Or using any other interface, for that matter. In ...