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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. Nxe4) instead of moving pieces you can activate blindfold mode in your game display preferences. Enjoy your games! Source


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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 "draw". This is essentially what happens in endgame tablebases.* If computers could do this for every position, every game against a computer would consist of the ...


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I highly doubt that there exist one. If it would exist, it would be full of sandbaggers or engine players. There is no way to verify who exactly plays the game. You, or your Stockfish/Houdini/Rybka/. So even if you are GM, you most probably will lose money.


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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 membership for further advice: If what you are looking for is a site where your daughter can play and get experience, then make an analysis of those games (no ...


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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 make a pawn capture onto the final rank. Therefore it cannot notice that a black chessman controls the f1 square. If you place a black bishop on the a6-f1 diagonal ...


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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 the upper left corner if there is one: It is a link so you can click it to see the mentioned opening. Alternatively you can create your own tournament with a ...


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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 website (e.g. the video library), you do need to pay for a membership. It is relatively inexpensive though—$100 per year, which is equivalent to $8.33 per month. (...


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As others have mentioned, there is no genuine site to make real money because it's so easy to cheat online by using chess engines. The closest thing to "money" would be "ducats" as allowed on the Playchess server. Playchess has strong algorithms that can detect if you are cheating (i.e. using a program), so it is a pretty legitimate way of making "money". ...


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Not only does lichess.org has the option to berserk in 1m bullet-games, but after a recent update you are able to to start a 30sec game. You will learn nothing though.


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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. https://support.chess.com/article/684-how-can-i-play-the-computer-from-a-custom-position Lichess does a similar thing. Create your personal board, and press ...


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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, last played, best win, worst loss, win-loss stats and performance. It also have have fatabases of famous players in it. Checking Anand's games as black, after ...


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Since playing chess is not a job for most of us, it may not make much sense to ask how many games should you play. Some people relish the adrenaline rush of 1 minute chess, some can play for hours, some like to play three games at once... and then some others like to play once a week. The answer depends on who you are, but since it seems that online tourneys ...


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Mobialia Chess Free includes an FICS interface; it supports premove and interfacing directly with the console.


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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 might change. The game tree could be very different. This is just like how we play chess.


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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 evaluation of +0.12 at 16 ply. But at 18 ply, the evaluation dropped to -0.38. Most likely if you had run the analysis at "maximum" (which I realize is locked ...


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Lichess.org is building a decent following of users with a very appealing interface, albeit a web one. It has drawn a number of IMs, FMs, NMs and one or two GMs. Oh yeah, it's free too. TWIC, of course, as mentioned above, especially for it's live PGN files.


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Tim Harding, one of the writers for ChessCafe.com, reports that he hasn't been paid for the last two articles he wrote. The conclusion has to be that it isn't coming back. The internet is free and people are very reluctant to pay for content, even content as good as that which was provided by ChessCafe.com.


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If you play on a tournament in http://lichess.org, you have the option to go into Berserk mode. This effectively halves your time (NOTE: not your opponent's), for the possibility of winning more points. If you're playing a 1 minute tournament, then berserking every game will allow you to effectively be playing 30 second games. That being said, you won't ...


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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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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 checked. Scheming Mind offers free correspondence chess. I admit it has been a while since I last played there. I believe it is still active.


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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 spam it) you will see an option to create a tournament. Once you select that option, you will be able to specify the start position in the tournament (this ...


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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 ksloan.net/chessclock


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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 among it's many, many helpful things.


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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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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 be higher than his height


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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 associated with a false positive ban. Thus it would make sense for chess.com to have a higher threshold of confidence for banning cheaters, but I can't say whether ...


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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 are actually 30x30 sized figurines!) Recognizable, though, without the incessant aliasing: As the German says: As you see, you don't see anything. Figurine ...


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Edit 2014-04-04: Searched for: chess online money Did not find a single serious site. Too many cheaters, too strong engines! Edit 2014-04-04: Earlier, I mentioned finding this site: https://www.chessmoney.com/cm/main but after logging in and trying it out...it was empty / filled with bots.


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This is like asking "what is the ideal number of hours to read each week". The answer is: it depends on the person. The only solution is to experiment with different numbers and see what works best for you.


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Apart from chess.com, here are a few others: http://www.queenalice.com http://www.gameknot.com http://www.redhotpawn.com http://www.chessos.com http://www.chess-mail.com There are many out there...


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