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Note: This was answered before the OP edited the question, and specified it was an online competition. According to ICCF (international) rules, yes, it is still a draw. 6.7 Except where one of the Articles 5.1 or 5.2 applies, if a player does not complete the prescribed number of moves in the allotted time, the game is lost by the player. However, the ...


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https://www.365chess.com/opening.php is probably the best free database. Chessgames.com is good but will often stop you from going too deep into lines if you don't have a membership. It does have some useful search features though. Lichess.org has a database but it includes site games and doesn't have as many high level games as some other sites. Still ...


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This fits the bill perfectly, and ChessBase is incredibly reliable: https://database.chessbase.com/ You will have to create a free account, and there are features that are premium, but for winning percentages, it has that for free. I am logged into this with a free account and you can see the percentages in the screenshot. Here is what it looks like with ...


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I recommend Dan Heisman's "The World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book" which has 30 amateur heavily annotated games grouped by useful sections like "Too Fast" and "Too Slow" for time management. If you are often mystified by GM commentary like "...and Black is clearly better." then this book may be for you. Most of these are in the 1400 - 1800 range. ...


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Even at 1700, the vast majority of your mistakes are going to be tactical errors...especially at the faster controls. The only way around that is to start studying and practicing. There may be some people, who can benefit from online tactics, but am of the belief that they lend themselves toward the trainee being shallow, and often the answers are the ...


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