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Your question is a bit paradox: analyzing is the whole point of correspondence chess (and since strong engines exist, it is sort of a zombie). It is very unfortunate (and not your fault) that Lichess called it that way in the first place: e.g. ICCF explicitely allows engines. Better would be calling it "very long time chess". Consequently, you may ...


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In its FAQ, lichess explicitly states their rules for what they call "correspondence chess": Is correspondence different from normal chess? On Lichess, the main difference in rules for correspondence chess is that an opening book is allowed. The use of engines is still prohibited and will result in being flagged for engine assistance. Although ...


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I’m not sure if a correspondence chess thematic tournament is the right place for learning the basics of an opening. For obtaining good results, i recommend: Know your opening. Study all available grandmaster games, try to understand their plans. Get help by an engine, a book and/or a strong player. Be aware that the winning percentage of a line in a ...


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I don't play correspondence chess myself (if I have occasionally it's without engines), but I have written a few opening books. The research aspect of both activities share some similarities. In the tournament, I'm assuming you're allowed to use engines and databases. I'd recommend getting the best engine available (Stockfish 12), downloading the updated ...


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NO, it is NOT legal to analize an ICCF game position with another human. The only exception is in team tournaments where it is allowed to consult with the team captain and members. According to article 2.15.5 of the rules valid from Jan. 2020: 2.15 Code of conduct ... Obtaining advice from another person about an active game: It is expected that players ...


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Try the OTB Chess Community. It was created for exactly this user case. There you can find your city and see if anyone is interested in playing, or you can offer someone to play. If you city doesn't exist yet, then it will get created very quickly.


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Online sites use the rating at the beginning of the game. You can tell that because that's the rating they display even if it's changed.


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Based on answers of itub and D M, I think the spirit of this question is more like What's an alternative to telling opponent what I believe is going to be a mate in X? I mean, who really wants to tell your opponent 'you've lost. you resign now' ? The answer is to use conditional moves. The thing is... OP has the right idea of saving time when the game is ...


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