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  1. Amusing position tpr 16...f5? was wrong as it gave away square g5. He should have stayed tr…
  2. ras le bol ! tartopom Je quitte le site si on me rend pas mes points !!
  3. where is my cup? Aks_Oks you must wait for some minutes congrats! Where did you got in TOP-10…
  4. Amusing position Mtal04 https://lichess.org/LsRRkzXo/white#28 7 black pawns on line 6, 6 wh…
  5. drawing arrows in live games OwenKraweki I personally don't like it when streamers/youtubers draw the arrows du…
  6. drawing arrows in live games AREA11 I find it useful, but only for short calculations or exchanges.
  7. KNIGHT DrHack If we are really putting our cards out there.. I prefer the queen.
  8. where is my cup? elpancho31 okok
  9. drawing arrows in live games IM TricksOnlyNL The arrows are terrible when you want to visualize what happens, so I …
  10. We keep the cups if we re not … checkmate-master Nope.
  11. We keep the cups if we re not … elpancho31 in the title thank you
  12. Is it possible to become an ul… Chesstroll_Ingot Well, yeah, chess skill is important, but it seems that people in tour…
  13. Is it possible to become an ul… MecanicaPopular In my humble and sincere opinion, the best thing to have solid results…
  14. KNIGHT MecanicaPopular Both have a value of 3 pawns.*
  15. KNIGHT MecanicaPopular That's right: Bishop -> Opened positions. Knight -> Closed positi…
  16. KNIGHT rajma420 it depends on position
  17. drawing arrows in live games rajma420 What are the cons?
  18. drawing arrows in live games NeverBeenTimid That's true Aquinas. I suppose the pros outweigh the cons.
  19. drawing arrows in live games Aquinas The feature is great for when streamers or youtubers etc are trying to…
  20. Is it possible to become an ul… Aquinas I'm about as good as you are in ultra and hyper, and all the tricks an…
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