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Off-Topic Discussion - Should I vote for Bernie?#20

From a European perspective, this whole 'Sanders = socialist = worse than Satan' thing is just very silly. The only issue I'd have with him is his age and health (nothing a decent Vice President cou…


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Off-Topic Discussion - I wasn't impeached now revenge will be mine#53

It's a real tragedy of politics that the machiavelian style of rule tends to be more successful economically than a more humane one. And that you can be as much of a clown as you want as long as the e…


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General Chess Discussion - How come you can cheat in Puzzles?#10

There are other ways to cheat at puzzles that are not that much more complicated. If you want to change anything, the puzzle rating does not really need to be public, because as said it's not re…


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Game analysis - Insane double blunder by «Masters»#2

My bet is that it was a prearranged draw and both players just blitzed a couple of alibi moves without really paying attention. 4...Bc5 wasn't really that good either and you would surely expect a 250…


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General Chess Discussion - why do so many people #24

To be honest, I think this whole conflict just mirrors the introvert vs. extrovert scale in real life. On the introvert side, chess is more like meditation that one would rather not have disturbed…


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General Chess Discussion - why do so many people #21

#14 nails it.


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General Chess Discussion - How can my tactical level be 2000+ while my FIDE rating is just 1108?#18

@DarkMatter37331 In noncompetitive environments, most people don't try as hard and often use the opportunity to try out new stuff. If there's chat, that alone will lower everyone's concentration l…


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General Chess Discussion - Am I a cheater?#10

Carlsen knows a lot of openings 15 moves deep, but he's not labeled as a cheater either. What matters more than absolute strength is your relative one, compared to your own past.


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General Chess Discussion - How can my tactical level be 2000+ while my FIDE rating is just 1108?#10

Online ratings are unreliable. Ratings with low sample size are unreliable (how many FIDE rated games do you have?). Online ratings with low sample size are even more unreliable (6 classical gam…


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General Chess Discussion - Opening Chess#6

The Bongcloud, obviously.


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