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I have thought (maybe too much, lol) a lot about this. "Average centipawn loss (cpl) is the difference of your move to the best computer move averaged over all moves." Yes. Like all averages this is pretty meaningless without some measure of variance. Very long games will tend to have a smaller cpl because of so many moves and there are not a lot of ...


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Generally speaking, the faster the time control, the worse the play will be, but the relative strength of the players will be the same and reflected in the rating. It could be said the the more tactical player will have a lower variance between the different time controls. My personal example has my quick OTB rating being over 2300, but my classical OTB ...


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if I analyze a game played in blitz, move by move, between two 2600s, should I expect the moves to be of the same quality as the moves between two 2600s in classical? Of course, I am sure that you mean relative to the speed at which they are required to think for each time control. Faster moves are certainly going to be weaker. As others mentioned, ...


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1600 in classical, 1400 in rapid, and 1200 in blitz Blitz is a little different to classical. Fast mouse clicking is an important skills in blitz, so people are not used to spamming pre-moves won't do good in blitz. No point up by a piece with only a few seconds left on the clock. Yes, your rating reflect how well you perform in that particular time ...


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The way ratings are mathematically defined, they don't express the absolute strength of players, but only the strength of players in a pool relative to each other. So there is no meaning in trying to compare blitz rating and standard rating, the way you are trying to suggest. For the same reason you cannot compare computer ratings with human ratings, ...


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My diagram editor allows you to set up a position and save it as an image file, which can be printed separately: https://www.apronus.com/chess/diagram/editor/


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If you are using Windows, the easiest way may just to set up the position you want on lichess.org, and use the Windows "Snipping Tool" to grab, and print, whatever part of the screen that you want. This is not a tactic, but that is what I just did here:


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I like to enjoy my Chess. Equally so, I like my opponent to enjoy their Chess too. If I feel like a miss-click has spoiled the fun or if I'm winning because of a miss-click, then I'll offer the draw. There's a simple test for this: after that miss-click, will you feel bad about winning the game? Check-in with yourself about it. Your conscience is perfectly ...


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What do you think is the best time control to play online to improve? Whichever time control is enough such that you'll be happy to spend at least 15 minutes analyzing the game afterwards. For most of us, that rules out blitz because such games begin to feel "disposable." I find 2+30 or 15+15 to be good enough here. Have you tried improving mainly via ...


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An alternative if you want to be nice when your opponent misclicks is to make a waiting move. You might still benefit a bit from the tempo, but certainly not as much as if you had taken advantage of the blunder. For example, if White played Qd7 when the intent was clearly Qxd8, Black might play a relatively innocent move such as ...a6, so White can then play ...


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Overall, I like your plan. Addressing them, not in order though, and adding some thoughts along the way: How much training per day do you recommend? I plan on working between 1-2h every day on chess and playing long games regularly. Let's face it, the more time, the better in terms of really getting better. Spending two hours per day is a lot for a non-...


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First of all, if an opponent misclicks, you should also misclick to draw up the score... second, if the game is very impoortant, then you should win.


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It is perfectly good etiquette. Something similar happened in an Amber blindfold Gelfand - Kramnik: [FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Qxf3 e6 7. Nc3 Nbd7 8. Bd2 Bb4 9. Bd3 O-O 10. a3 Ba5 11. O-O Re8 12. b4 Bc7 13. cxd5 exd5 14. b5 Nf8 15. bxc6 bxc6 16. Qd1 Ne6 17. Qa4 c5 18. Nb5 Bb6 19. dxc5 Nxc5 20. Qc2 Nfe4 21. Bb4 Nxd3 22. ...


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I consider that managing your mouse is one of the skills of online chess. I'll take the win.


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Just to offer a different answer: No. No takebacks, no draw offers. In short time controls this is part of the game. It's the same as a blunder under pressure. I pressured the opponent on either time or position, and the person cracked and made a mistake. Or your other example, of moving the king instead of castling in the beginning: That's what one get ...


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The most common term for that is actually a "mouse-slip". Mouse-slips are dealt with differently by different players. There is no right or wrong answer since it is a personal decision. Some players on the Internet Chess Club used to put in their notes "no takebacks", meaning that if you had a mouse-slip, it was too bad for you. For me, when I played blitz ...


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I just checked three of the major sites: Chess.com, Chess24.com, and Lichess.com, and none of them seem to support this. This is close, but not just online, but The Internet Chess Club, aka ICC, lets you do this, but only using the newest client, "ICC for Windows". Here are the instructions. And here is a screenshot.


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To be clear, Hikaru is not actively avoiding Carlsen. It's just that their affiliations make them play on different sites. Hikaru has a partnership/sponsorship deal with chess.com whereby one of the stipulations is that he plays exclusively on chess.com. Magnus Carlsen has invested in Chess24 (among other chess-related sites), and he will default to that ...


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There was there match in the 2017 chess.com speed chess championship final, but I think that it has to do with Carlsen mainly playing on chess24 and lichess while Hikaru plays on chess.com(mainly). This is not to say that Hikaru tries to avoid playing Carlsen in general as they both had huge fighting games together. An example I can give is their game from ...


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