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How to play computer from a particular position on chess.com app

You can also do this on chess.com. Go to the "Learn" Tab Click on "Analysis" Setup your position via FEN or just by placing pieces Click "Finish vs Computer"
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Mismatch between my puzzle rating and game rating on chess.com

Rating method. On chess.com, my puzzle rating is 700 points higher than my game rating, but my chesstempo puzzle rating is only about 100 points higher than my chess.com game rating. In other words, ...
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How to play computer from a particular position on chess.com app

You can do this via Lichess: Visit lichess and optionally create an account if you haven't done so. Click Play with the computer. Select "From Position" in the Variant field. Insert the ...
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How is this checkmate ... or does chess.com have a bug?

Obviously, this is not a checkmate. Something else must have happened. Here is what I could imagine: Maybe you have lost on time, and not by checkmate Maybe this is the position before White's last ...
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Chess.com daily puzzle question (Gruenfeld's endgame magic)

If you play out the moves you will see that axb5 leads to a draw because white can never drive the black king away from the pawn with just the queen and using the king leads to stalemate or black also ...
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Starting elo rating at chess.com

You can select your starting rating on the register page by changing the skill level options. For example, if you select "expert" your starting ratings will be 1800 (at least when I tried it). So, ...
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Which chess website with the most correct online rating?

My Lichess blitz rating is very close to my FIDE classical rating. But is that correct? The FIDE rating is based on slow (six hour), over the board games, in my case usually in team matches, one per ...
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In chess.com analysis, why is a rook promotion better than a queen promotion?

There's no reason why the rook promotion is better. Don't listen to engines in positions where there's such a big imbalance
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Is an accuracy of 100 possible?

Yes, 100% is possible. But having it happen doesn't mean much. [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 If you run this game through ...
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Why is Bf8 a blunder in this position?

Bf8, while a nice positional move, an excellent idea for a 1200 rated player, is a mistake as Nxe4 wins an important central pawn for no compensation. The Queen can't recapture due to the coming ...
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Why is this the wrong move?

White can play Ne2 and block the check. Instead, you can play Rd2 which is mate in one.
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Is wearing headphones during chess games against the rules in FIDE and Chess.com?

According to https://handbook.fide.com/files/handbook/OnlineChessRegulations.pdf Rule 9.7 states that "Players are not allowed to have headphones in or over their ears during play." I think ...
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Which chess website with the most correct online rating?

Well, assuming that you define a 'correct rating' by a FIDE rating, I'd say that chess.com is up there, although not necessarily for the bullet pool. However, for the slow time control pool, chess.com ...
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Mismatch between my puzzle rating and game rating on chess.com

The first thing to know is that players in your rating range do make tactical mistakes, so you do get chances to show your tactical ability. Look at your games and be honest, how many mistakes do you ...
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Mismatch between my puzzle rating and game rating on chess.com

Is 10 mins maybe too short of a game to find/apply tactics? Absolutely not. Tactics can be found and applied in all time controls. Its more about your ability to locate them and execute it. How do I ...
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Why local Stockfish Eval is not matching with Chess.com and Lichess.org?

The eval command returns a static evaluation, so just the position without any search. Therefore, the local command and the online tools return different results.
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Mismatch between my puzzle rating and game rating on chess.com

It seems that about 400 point gap is normal, it is for me on Lichess However, being disciplined about what moves you consider can improve your rating. Do you consider all checks and captures on every ...
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Pawn went forward, capturing pawn that stayed parallel. Chess.com bug?

This is a legal capture using the "en passant" rule. According to the FIDE Laws of Chess: 3.7.4.1 A pawn occupying a square on the same rank as and on an adjacent file to an opponent’s ...
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Is there a Correspondence Chess ranking on Lichess.org on 2022?

Although it's from six years ago, the lack of leaderboards for correspondence chess in lichess was explained by its creator in this reddit post. Quoting from reddit's user ornicar2 (who is labeled as ...
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Export all of my played games from chess.com

OpeningTree.com allows you to export all games played as White or Black by username. Python wrapper for chess.com API by Artur Saradzhyan (I have not tested this.) Manually export games from the ...
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Why is this puzzle solved

After 2. Rxf6+ Black is fighting to survive and 2...Kxf6 is Black's only way to delay the final result (assuming best play). White must respond with 3. Rxg6! which is the only move to maintain the ...
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Why is this the wrong move?

I just realized, the knight cannot take the bishop, but it can block it!
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Where can I play chess online without extra rules?

The rule you refer to appears to be the forfeit resulting from when a game is ‘abandoned’ for a period of 60 seconds or more. This is necessary for the smooth running of an online site with ...
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Difference in Premove Limits: Lichess vs. Chess.com

The difference is somewhat significant (chaining premoves can be useful in certain situations, such as promoting an unopposed passed pawn in the endgame), but even more significant is that chess.com ...
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Josh Waitzkin on trading pieces ('the art of the trade')

Since you explicitely requested an answer... I don't own that Waitzkin book, but merely judging from your excerpts his pedagogical talents are as doubtful as White's position here :P First of all, ...
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Analysis all games by a chess.com user?

https://www.openingtree.com/ This is a very good website that has been featured by IM Eric Rosen, and many others. It is easy to use and is fully customizable. All you put in is a username, website ...
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Why does the computer give me a high accuracy score?

Without seeing the game it is difficult to say exactly why you obtained such moderately high score. But I can give some general you comments based on how accuracy is calculated by chess.com. Chess.com ...
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Which chess website with the most correct online rating?

You should understand what your rating really is: A rough approximation of your recent performance against other players in the same rating pool. What's good on one server might stink on another, and ...
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Multiple day online swiss tournament

Yes, Lichess Swiss tournaments allow a tournament to last several days. But to achieve your goal of three rounds per day you will need to set the value of Interval between rounds to "Manually ...
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