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Is there a website that supports blind chess?

Lichess has an option to play blindfolded if you have an account registered. You have to activate the Speech Sound effect, in the upper right corner → Sound → Speech. To enable writing coordinates(e.g....
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Where can you play against AlphaZero?

As already explained by other answers, AlphaZero itself is not publicly available. The community has created Leela Chess Zero, a chess engine that started by using the same basic concepts as AlphaZero,...
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Why can a chess move improve the chance of winning, according to the computer?

If the computer was capable of evaluating every line of play right to the end of the game, the evaluation would never change. Indeed, the evaluation of every move would be either "win", "lose" or "...
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ChessKid or an adult chess site for a 15-year-old?

My advice would be to use the adult site. I've had several students but never recommended a kid-friendly site to anyone older than 8 years old. It would be good to know why exactly you want that ...
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App which transforms chess moves into chess positions

What you're looking for is software/website that allows you to load or import PGN files. The Lichess Analysis board, for example, supports exactly what you want: https://lichess.org/analysis -- below ...
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Why is Apronus allowing the White king to castle through an attacked square?

I happen to be the author of the chessboard editor under discussion. Let me clarify the issue. This editor is supposed to enforce legal moves but it has a bug which prevents it from being able to ...
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Where can you play against AlphaZero?

No, you can't play against AlphaZero, unless you get a special access from DeepMind.
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Play online live game against a friend with time odds

On Lichess there is a button that allows you to give 15 seconds to your opponent. You could use it to just give a bunch of extra minutes to your friend at the start of a game.
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The best chess websites or apps to play on

The best completely free website I know of is Lichess. Personally, I use Chess.com. It's free to play on, and many of the features it has can be used by anyone. However, to gain full access to the ...
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Where can I play against specific openings?

Lichess also has several thematic tournaments throughout the week. As an example take a look at this thematic Italian game arena tournament: When you open the tournament, the opening is mentioned in ...
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Where can I play against specific openings?

If you want, Chess.com allows you to play from a custom opening position against a computer, which you can choose your level. If you need help with it, go here. You can also send a game to a friend. ...
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Is there any website that shows which opening a certain player struggles against?

Opening tree happens to be the website you are looking for. Using this, you can use a database of games or someone's Lichess or chess.com username to get detail about their games. It shows frequency, ...
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Do people cheat at a 1500 level on chess.com while lichess is clean?

Chess.com is a for-profit business, so they have more incentive to be sure that a player is cheating before banning a potentially paying customer. Since lichess is fully free, there's less cost ...
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"A better move" recommended by chess.com but almost never played?

Chess.com listed this as an inaccuracy because the engine is running at a limited depth, only looking at each move for a few seconds. When I put the position after 5...Bg4 into Stockfish, it gave an ...
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Why can a chess move improve the chance of winning, according to the computer?

There is no inconsistency. When you make a move, the computer no longer has to search the previous position. It can now focuses all processing power into the new position, and thus the evaluation ...
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Sorting players by FIDE blitz/rapid ratings

You can visit https://2700chess.com/. It lets you sort the rating. But it seems the display is limited. I took the April 2022 FIDE rating file and created a list sorted on blitz in descending order. I ...
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Sorting players by FIDE blitz/rapid ratings

The FIDE site only allows you to sort by what you see, so no rapid or blitz option. However you can download the raw data from the FIDE download site. Then it is a straightforward programming task to ...
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where can I find free chess books?

I find some resources: Project Gutenberg is a library with over 70,000 free e-books. infobooks has 20 free chess books. You can find four free chess books on this website : 1000exercices. You can ...
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Are there any websites that allow standard correspondence chess time controls?

ICCF is a non-free site that offers 'standard' correspondence chess. I believe they have free 'friendly' (non-rated) matches. Typical fees for 7 player tournaments are around $11USD last time I ...
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Are there any websites that allow standard correspondence chess time controls?

http://ChessTempo.com offers a wide choice of correspondence time controls including a fixed number of days per game, or increment after a move. Just check it out.
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Play online live game against a friend with time odds

On the ICC, you can specify a match request to include two pairs of time controls when you request a match with a specific opponent. For example, you can enter the command: match FIZZBANG 30 10 45 20 ...
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Websites for creating tournaments with different starting positions

You can do this For free at https://lichess.org. Go to the "Play" tab, and select "Tournaments." Assuming that you have a lichess account, (all they need for that is your e-mail, and they do not ...
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Is there a web version of a chess clock for mobile phones without (distracting) advertisements?

Best Solution: chessclock.org - add the website to the home screen on your phone and tilt the phone to the side Added in the comments: chessclock.iphonemarks.com Original suggestions: skakur.dk ...
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Retrograde problem websites

I would recommmend The Retrograde Analysis Corner It is a top notch and well known site that explains castling and en passant conventions, what exactly it is all about, and how to solve such problems ...
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Retrograde problem websites

Do not miss Rund um die Retroanalyse, a blog by Thomas brand, in German language. It features each week a retro problem, with explanations and the problem solution.
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Do people cheat at a 1500 level on chess.com while lichess is clean?

Different sites have different rating systems and player pools. They're not directly comparable. Lichess ratings tend to be higher than chess.com ratings for the same reaosn a person's weight tends to ...
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Tiniest readable board and pieces design

Well, the minimum recognizable size could be 3x3 for each figurine (+1 as field separator if you are spendable) thus you could even fit it in the classical 32x32 icon format. (The pics at the bottom ...
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Rating system for 5000 players

It seems that rankade, our ranking system for sports, games, and more, fits your needs. It's free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small ...
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Why is Apronus allowing the White king to castle through an attacked square?

Do you have any idea why this is happening? Because it is a chessboard editor, not an engine. Here is what the Apronus site says: PGN Viewer and Editor with Chess Puzzle Editor online ...
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