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Game analysis - When knighting is better than queening.#1

Not really proud of that game - my attempt to break through with the pawn on the f file was totally unsound and later I missed a mate in one. But a very cute multi-purpose underpromotion to a knigh…


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General Chess Discussion - Rating formula in lichess changed?#20

Not sure about the number of players, but the total number of games played on Lichess has increased dramatically over the last year: https://database.lichess.org/


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General Chess Discussion - Steinitz attack, played by Steinitz himself#9

@TheSecretPatzer What I find spooky about the way Steinitz played this: He often pushes his kingside pawns (f4, g3) - and then castles short. I don't know how he gets away with this. As the patze…


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General Chess Discussion - Steinitz attack, played by Steinitz himself#6

@TheSecretPatzer 2. ... d5 3. exd6 e.p. e.g. https://lichess.org/study/jzLv9rct/syDqVW4w


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General Chess Discussion - Steinitz attack, played by Steinitz himself#4

@TheSecretPatzer And which other opening gives you a chance to capture en passant already on move 3. (;


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General Chess Discussion - Steinitz attack, played by Steinitz himself#1

1. e4 e6 2. e5 !? Wacky, but it worked for Steinitz. (; https://lichess.org/study/jzLv9rct


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General Chess Discussion - Lichess vs real chessboard#4

The 2d versus 3d board view is a minor difference. More important are the mechanics of moving a piece - be aware of the touch-move rule. If you only played online so far, you might be tempted to pick …


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General Chess Discussion - About unethic players#29

@gogoLSFC I agree, there's this competitive aspect to chess. But from that point of view, consider a hypothetical example: Let's say we're in the Olympic final over 100 meters sprint. Unfortunat…


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General Chess Discussion - About unethic players#26

@Onyx_Chess Some time ago I disabled takebacks and my experience of this site has improved a lot after this decision. I get the point that there are occasional, obvious slips that can ruin a gam…


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General Chess Discussion - flood of new strong players?#3

Is there an archive of the "weekly ratings distribution" charts? If something unusual is going on within the player pool, it may show up there.


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