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General Chess Discussion - A question on chess like hobby#18

Ultimately you'll have to ask yourself what is your goal in life? What is and what is not a waste of time? Is it a waste of time to work a job you hate just to keep the bills paid and uphold a certai…


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Lichess Feedback - White/Black - ratio in Atomic#8

Thank you all for your comments! As I said, I totally understand that it is impossible to keep the number of white/black games completely even at all times. And I used to think that the pairing sys…


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Lichess Feedback - White/Black - ratio in Atomic#1

I think their may be something wrong with the pairings for Atomic. In 148 games I have played in this variant I had the white pieces only 63 times and the black pieces 85 times. Despite having a…


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General Chess Discussion - What opening scares you the most?#42

@iBishop Ah, an interesting line indeed! I have not faced this one so far out of the Latvian, but it reminds me a lot of the Wasp Attack in the Elephant Gambit which is a close relative of the Latvian…


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Off-Topic Discussion - 1000 places to see before you die#10

For the railroad enthusiasts I can recommend taking a ride on the Semmering railway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAGgVzGRwoE (start at 38;15 if you don't have much patience/time). Location:…


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General Chess Discussion - What opening scares you the most?#36

@HydroMask Against the Latvian Gambit, there is a relatively simple line which does not seem to require much theory or memorization and gives White a good game in my opinion: 3.Bc4. See for instanc…


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General Chess Discussion - Is it Possible to Lose a Title?#8

And Igor Rausis is another, even more recent example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igors_Rausis https://www.fide.com/docs/decisions-resolutions/Ethics%20case%208_2019%20Decision.pdf See 9.4 …


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General Chess Discussion - Is it Possible to Lose a Title?#5

Gaioz Nigalidze is a relatively recent example that comes to my mind of a GM title being revoked by FIDE (for cheating in a tournament). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaioz_Nigalidze Titles can …


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General Chess Discussion - What opening scares you the most?#16

@pawnmulch The Stonewall is a not so much an opening but a certain type of pawn formation, a system that you can play with either white or black from a number of different move orders. Black often rea…


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General Chess Discussion - What opening scares you the most?#8

I absolutely hate to play against Stonewall formations, white or black. People who play this stuff usually play it almost exclusively and know it really well. So far I have not found a completely sati…


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