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Where can I play against specific openings?

Is there a website where you can play against real people with an opening already installed by default? For example, I want to play against the English opening, but my opponents rarely play it, so I ...
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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 do you use Sesse?

How can I set up a position on Sesse? I've been trying to find a way to set up a position on the blank chessboard for half an hour unsuccessfully. How do you do it?
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An online dictionary of fairy chess pieces indexed by move

While trying to accurately describe the intended movement of the "doubled knight" in this chess puzzle, I realized that what I really wanted right at that instant was a "dictionary"...
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Alternatives to the paid analysis on chess.com [duplicate]

On chess.com we get only one full depth analysis in a day, which is very little. Is there a way to analyze more chess games and get all the accuracy metrics as well? Are there any other website which ...
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Are there any resources where one can view the popularity of a move by year?

I am currently under the impression that White players are allowing the Nimzo-Indian more and more, whereas before they were dodging it via 3. Nf3. I wanted to check if that is true, but usually ...
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Retrograde problem websites

I am looking for a good chess website about retrograde analysis problems, but after a few searches, I haven't found anything. Are there any websites that you can recommend?
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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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Any website that shows which opening a certain player struggles against?

Just thought it would be an interesting statistic to know which openings players like Carlsen and Fischer lost most against? Any suggestions?
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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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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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Is there a web version of a chess clock for mobile phones without (distracting) advertisements?

I am looking for a very simple Chess Clock (simple design - see picture) to use from the phone browser WITHOUT having to download an app. I already know apps who have this I am looking for a web ...
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Creating program for finding top players with respect to elo and age

I want to create a program for personal use but also maybe for publishing it on the web, in order to detect the top players with respect to elo and age. There will be two cases: A) In this case, ...
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Sites to learn the middlegame from [closed]

I have been going through some websites for practising my middle game so that I can get an advantage right away. What are some good sites for practising the middlegame?
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Which online chess websites allow you to download their games?

I am looking for a list chess websites which allow you to download large numbers of previously played chess games. Currently I have found that lichess allows you to do so. Are there any other sites? ...
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Why is Apronus allowing the White king to castle through an attacked square?

I was using Apronus to make a new chess puzzle for Puzzling Stack Exchange, but then it did something odd. [FEN ""] 1. Nh3 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. d3 exd3 4. Be2 Kf7 5. Qd2 dxe2 6. O-O It's ...
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Custom icons/designs for online with other people?

Somewhat of a peculiar question/request/search. Basically, I'm looking for any software/website/etc. where I can play chess with friends however the only caveat is that the icons/designs/board pieces/...
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Rating system for 5000 players

we belong to a state in India with over 5000 active players. FIDE rating tournaments and FIDE rated players are here but we wish to start a new internal rating system like the USCF or ACF rating ...
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Websites for creating tournaments with different starting positions

I'd like to create tournament for my students where I specify the starting positions. Which websites allows users to create tournaments with different starting positions?
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“A better move” recommended by chess.com but almost never played?

I played a game starting with d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 a6 4. a4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Black's next move is 5... Bg4 and it was considered by chess.com as Inaccuracy (-0.28) A better move was 5... e5 (5... e5 ...
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Daily Strategy Traing

There are many websites (such as chess.com and 365chess.com) which allow even a free account holder to practise a certain number of chess puzzles on a daily basis. However, I feel that most puzzles ...
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Website to practise thematic games [blitz]?

As stated in the title, are there any websites out there to play thematic games in Blitz (or quick time control) ? The idea is to practise a specific opening, starting from a precise position (arising ...
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Why can a chess move improve the chance of winning, according to the computer?

When watching the Sinquefield cup on http://grandchesstour.org/, it is possible to try different moves qnd see how the computer evaluates the position after your suggested move. Most moves will ...
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Is there a site with preparation ideas for opening tabiyas?

I deal with this problem every time. I have some 'default' repertoire and when preparing against concrete opponent, I find that it is highly probable we will reach some concrete well known position ...
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Associating myself with my FIDE chess profile

I have a USCF rating, but never had a FIDE rating. Two of the recent tournaments I played in were USCF/FIDE events. As a result, I now have a FIDE ID, and a "FIDE Chess Profile" page on the FIDE ...
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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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Do users of chess-db get informed when you play against their computer simulation of themselves?

If I were to play against the computer simulations of chess players that have an account on chess-db (titled or none titled I know), will they get informed that I trained or prepared against them by ...
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Online Chess Communities

What are some of the thriving chess community websites online. Let me start with a few examples: Chess community on Reddit Chess.com has a huge community Chess India Community What are the other ...
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Where can I find the live standings of the Grand Chess Tour?

The final stage of the Grand Chess Tour is being held these days at London and I was wondering who's going to win the general prize of the series. In the official website I could just find the ...
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What are some puzzle apps for android?

I'm a big fan of lichess's tactics training, because puzzles include both winning material and checkmate sequences, and the puzzles are taken from actual games. Unfortunately this feature isn't ...
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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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What happened to the official website for the World Chess Championship 2010?

The official website for the WCC2010 is supposed to be (and previously was) located at (please do not visit the page until you read the whole post): http://www.anand-topalov.com/. Now, unless I am ...
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ChessCafe.com RIP?

The latest ChessCafe.com article - https://chesscafe.com/the-skittles-room/on-hiatus/ - has this to say: We would like to thank those who have supported ChessCafe with a purchase of product and ...
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Web Interface for training by dragging and dropping pieces

Is there any web chess interface that lets me handle chess pieces as I like ? I mean it will allow me to drag and drop pieces wherever I want them to be on the chessboard and add as many pieces as I ...
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Does anyone know what happened to nowinchess.com?

I used to go to the http://www.nowinchess.com/ website to see what are the new tournaments, and grab PGN files of past tournaments. It was simple, and excellent. Suddenly, two weeks ago another ...
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A Really Good Site

Do you guys know some site that is really good, well organised, with video lectures for learning general concepts of chess like openings, middle-game, end-games, tactics, and, furthermore, for free? ...
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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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What are the standard time controls for live chess (non-OTB and non-correspondence) on every chess websites?

I'm trying to establish what are the most common time controls for live chess (non-OTB and non-correspondence chess) on every chess websites. And so I need to know what are the standard time controls ...
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Phone application for classical games

I am looking for mobile phone website where I can download and replay games of Tal, Smyslov, Alekhine, Lasker etc. Could anyone with help me with info?
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Online Sites For Earning Money Through Chess

Does anyone know if there are any sites by which I could play chess professionally and earn money similar to gambling sites or online poker sites ??
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Is there a FICS android app?

I tried using this app but when I try to play online it keeps saying game over, draw something like that, the message will be on the screen forever unless I restart my phone. and it doesn't let me ...
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Best websites for correspondence chess? [closed]

I've had some bad experiences with Chess.com recently. What are some good alternative websites for correspondence chess? I'm particularly looking for: No time limit Email notifications when it is ...
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How many games should one play online per day or week?

I participated in a tournament on chess.com and I have to play like 12 games, 3 days per move, although it's plenty of time, I can't concentrate, I noticed that when I play many games, I lose because ...
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What chess websites are worth subscribing to? [closed]

I am a member of ICC and I find it useful although it may be a bit pricey. In a recent question about "What types or kinds of chess players are there?", chubbycantorset pointed out a video on www....
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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess - Visual Teaching of Chess

I have severe dyslexia which means that for the majority of chess books I find it very difficult to accurately read games (although having a board does help). My favorite chess book when I was younger ...
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Where can I find a large collection of random chess positions?

Does anyone know where it is possible to find a large number of chess positions in PNG, JPEG or any other image format? Quality, colour, size does not matter. The only thing that matters is that I'd ...
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What are the most popular chess community websites?

I am building a chess website (www.uscfstats.com) and would like to get input from the chess community and raise awareness. I've been out of the loop for a few years, ever since I stopped playing ...
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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.