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General Chess Discussion - Rating ladder observations#1

I have been thinking about aspects of my chess as I have moved up the rating ladder and wanted to write them down. While these were/are true about me, they could also apply to many players. Tell me if…


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Game analysis - My greatest game ever. #4

Good game. I like 25. Kg2 better than Qf6


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Game analysis - I got insanely lucky#4

21. ...g5 doesn't look so bad either


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General Chess Discussion - Help with positions with doubled pawns#5

Doubled pawns aren't so bad if they are still connected to a larger mass of pawns. If pawns are doubled on their own, they can be easy pickings in an endgame.


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Game analysis - Position analysis#2

I think because 23...Nh4 forces you to lose a pawn (or worse). Ng3 helps protect the e2 pawn advance in addition to safeguarding the knight.


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Game analysis - When to allow greek gift?#2

9. h3 Bxh3 isn't technically a "greek gift" sacrifice. A "greek gift" sacrifice is when the bishop takes a pawn with check, then a knight follows with another check (typically on g5). If 9. ...Bxh…


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Game analysis - Impossible winning move#2

Qxb2 leaps out at me with the idea of taking the knight with the queen or subsequently taking the knight with the bishop.


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Off-Topic Discussion - Change picture on streamer page#1

I was wondering if anyone knows how to change their picture on their streamer page. I haven't found an answer in lichess' FAQ's.


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Game analysis - Please analysis my games and tell me the disadvantage about my opening. Thank you.#3

Some quick thoughts: Game 1: Move 8...Qd7 loses a pawn after Bf6 (which your opponent didn't do). Maybe Be7 instead and castle kingside. Your development to castle Q-side is too slow and that's why…


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Game analysis - Why is this move so bad?#6

Perhaps it's bad in the context of your previous move: b3. b3 seems like it's aimed at putting pressure on the c4 square. b4 could have been played in one move if that was your ultimate intent. Maybe …


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