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  1. Tal style, those were the days pavlito83 @tpr Incorrect? Try to claim an advantage with black. It doesn't…
  2. Please: some bigger forwared/b… GoMachteld Also, please a bigger analyze button and a bigger 'Turn board' button.…
  3. +3 seconds at the end? sicknsolo This would defeat the purpose of the clock / time control.
  4. castling in puzzles NeverBeenTimid OK thanks @tpr @KateKidna That was the first time I have seen it…
  5. Transferring a study to anothe… el_rupe How??
  6. Tal style, those were the days tpr Tal was proud of that: "there are two kinds of sacrifices: correct and…
  7. Tal style, those were the days CM Sarg0n Yeah, compared to Tal's ones this was relatively "correct" though, see…
  8. (1632?) VS (2167): (1632?) WIN… yafura *casual*
  9. castling in puzzles KateKidna Ive never had a puzzle where castling was one of the required moves
  10. castling in puzzles tpr You can look through the scoresheet at right to verify. In problems t…
  11. (1632?) VS (2167): (1632?) WIN… tpr Well played by black. Until 19 Be7?? black already had an advantage.
  12. castling in puzzles NeverBeenTimid how are you supposed to know whether you still have castling rights or…
  13. Ever play a game, and think "M… tpr Yes 6 g4! punishes the early queen's sortie. After you let his bishop …
  14. Rating reset Lynnpv #9 I understand it.. It's just that I don't want to play these time co…
  15. Tal style, those were the days tpr A good example of incorrect but successful sacrifice.
  16. Stupid (bearing in mind that t… lurarose Yes yes, I see you won a mountain of material. 17... Qe3# would hav…
  17. Tal style, those were the days CM Sarg0n I contemplated about the 13. and 14. moves one and a half hour altoget…
  18. Stupid (bearing in mind that t… howchessYT And at move 19
  19. Stupid (bearing in mind that t… howchessYT @lurarose mistakes at 10,11,13 gained 3 pieces
  20. Empty board when game starts SuedeStonn I've had this happen and all you have to do is refresh... click on 'le…
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