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In online chess, this is commonly referred to as the 'Lefong' inspired by FM Lefong Hua of Canada. Here is a clip with Magnus referencing it.


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I think Kb2 will be followed by Rd8 which will be dangerous for white. In this position, Black is slightly worse. The only leverage for white here is the pressure on the black king and active Rooks. He should play more active like Rd7 followed by grabbing either the B7 or G7 pawn. Then he can try pushing his passed pawn or try to bring his king into the game(...


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There are plenty of openings you could use in blitz, but I think the slow solid and positional openings need more thinking, thus you could lose. I would suggest playing like Mikhail Tal. That is, make sacrifices without calculating the move too much, and try to complicate the position for your opponent. I have used this in many of my games. Complicating the ...


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One thing you mention is that you use a touchpad, which behaves significantly different from a mouse. And keep in mind that most people in online chess still use a mouse. I recently played a lot on Lichess, where you can use both methods in the same game (no need to configure in advance) and find that personally in most situations I prefer to drag and drop, ...


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You should analyze your results at blitz versus bullet before reaching any conclusions. Here's a notebook you can use for that purpose if you are on chess.com https://github.com/microprediction/microblog/blob/main/HalloweenGambit.ipynb Example: There is no way I'm better than 2100, but when I play the Halloween Gambit as white, my performance rating is ...


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