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  1. Neat Opening Tree Website TatsumakiRonyk I only just found the website today... my guess is that it uses the fr…
  2. Neat Opening Tree Website dRr0x0rZZ Is there somewhere I can see which databases it's querying for its ope…
  3. Bullet vs Blitz race Vale18349276 Do you prefer bullet or blitz? 0-1
  4. Rook sac in blitz game imakitty Here is a blitz game featuring a rook sac I just played: https://liche…
  5. Neat Opening Tree Website TatsumakiRonyk Most of you probably know about it, but I hadn't heard of it until tod…
  6. Looking for recommendations savagechess2k @d0su I was ABSOLUTELY SERIOUS while writing that. 1.d3 fits your bla…
  7. Looking for recommendations d0su Wow, thank you all for your feedback, this is overwhelming. I have …
  8. Board theme and piece set NeverBeenTimid Most ask you to set the board to purple. When you install a style it s…
  9. Board theme and piece set BlunderGuy Hi everyone. I wanna change my board theme and pieces. I have found lo…
  10. Blocking another user - reques… chhan1983 good request imo
  11. Looking for recommendations savagechess2k 1.d3. if 1...e5, 2.d4 and you have a Scandi. if 1...d5, 2.d4 and pla…
  12. Looking for recommendations A-Cielbleu Since you like open positions, not necessarily chaotic ones, I would r…
  13. My second attempt at a Queen's… TMcSquared Thanks, MajorGiggles. Yeah, 22: Ne4 was my downfall because after t…
  14. Looking for recommendations theoriefritze example correspondence game (the position after white move 8 was reach…
  15. Looking for recommendations theoriefritze 1.Nc3. On e5 (and maybe also c5) you play d4, Scandinavian with revert…
  16. Check > Block Check with Disco… breakreign Well played. I imagine your opponent thought it was pretty cool too. L…
  17. Looking for recommendations DrHack Danish/Smith-Morra against 1... e5, c5. Play 2. Nf3 against the Scand…
  18. Looking for recommendations d0su @Sigrud I definitely agree, but in a tournament setting I want to pl…
  19. My second attempt at a Queen's… MajorGiggles Without really analysing in depth, anyone can see White is well on top…
  20. Looking for recommendations TatsumakiRonyk @d0su I don't play it, but maybe look into learning the King's Gambi…
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