Free online Chess server. Play Chess now in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play Chess with the computer, friends or random opponents.
Play
Create a gameTournamentSimultaneous exhibitions
Learn
Chess basicsPuzzlesPracticeCoordinatesStudyCoaches
Watch
Lichess TVCurrent gamesStreamersBroadcasts (beta)Video library
Community
PlayersTeamsForumQuestions & Answers
Tools
Analysis boardOpening explorerBoard editorImport gameAdvanced search
Sign in
Reconnecting

Search "user:PolarCow"

8 posts found

General Chess Discussion - Blindfold Chess #2

Blindfold chess is quite tricky. I have played it a few times against significantly lower rated players (Including Stockfish level 1). I won, but I found it very difficult and not very fun. So I do…

by PolarCow
General Chess Discussion - Fianchettos are too powerful #6

Don't worry, I think they are going to be nerfed in the DLC.

by PolarCow
General Chess Discussion - How fast can you mate a lonely king with your queen? #11

3.4 Seconds, not very good - but pretty good for being 1600 ultra. https://lichess.org/xvU7P8KD/white

by PolarCow
Lichess Feedback - unable to join any tournaments #2

This is because your account has been flagged for cheating using computer assistance. You are not allow to participate in tournaments because of this.

by PolarCow
General Chess Discussion - I love playing this trap #7

This appears to be a spin-off of the common Légal Trap played from a Philidor defense. Here is an example: https://lichess.org/9KWCYl8a#5

by PolarCow
General Chess Discussion - What is your favourite irregular response to 1.e4? #18

@Darksouls Yes, the 1.e4 f5 is officially called the Duras gambit. This is also called the 'Fred' defense according to some opening books. However, in the Duras gambit, after 2. exf5 generally 2... …

by PolarCow
General Chess Discussion - What is your favourite irregular response to 1.e4? #5

The most critical, and arguably the best response to 1. e4 ?! is known as the 'Southern Fred' defense with 1 ... f5!!. Followed by 2. exf5, Kf7!!. This gambit which refutes e4 causes a slightly …

by PolarCow
General Chess Discussion - Am I becoming a chess prodigy? #4

I don't want to burst your bubble, but probably not. Being a chess prodigy generally is indicated by a much higher skill level at a much younger age. Everybody has good games and bad games. If yo…

by PolarCow