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Lichess Feedback - Possible bug? Game aborted by server. #1

Here is the position after my game ended: https://lichess.org/f2k97WRmuTQz I was white and my opponent was black. My first move was 1.e4. After my opponent failed to move for 25 seconds the game e…

by WilliamShakespeare
Lichess Feedback - Allow 1 takeback by default (within time limit) #4

@MateMachine By your own admission you say, "I know most guys will disagree". Everyone disagrees with you because in official rated tournaments the rules of chess do not allow take backs. There i…

by WilliamShakespeare
Lichess Feedback - New feature request #7

Maybe I should clarify what features I really want to see. If you click on one of the game stats on the left side of your home page like Blitz Games or Classical Games you will see all of your stats…

by WilliamShakespeare
Lichess Feedback - New feature request #1

I would like to see a top 5 list of my highest rated draws. I have a few draws with players around 2200 to 2300+ . Considering that those opponents are 600 to 700 points or more higher than my ratin…

by WilliamShakespeare
Lichess Feedback - Server would not accept my move with more than 2 minutes left on my clock. #1

Here is my recent game where the server froze and would not allow me to move even though I had more than 2 minutes left on my clock: https://lichess.org/7uqdqjJ0gKeB Can someone please try duplica…

by WilliamShakespeare
Game analysis - Engine can't find the win!! #33

@IM TricksOnlyNL This game clearly reinforces the idea that grabbing material before safeguarding your king can lead to a lost position for the side defending the attack. That is why I said the GM…

by WilliamShakespeare
Game analysis - Engine can't find the win!! #31

I am surprised that no one pointed out that 20. Nxg6? was a serious mistake that leaves white's king vulnerable to attack. It also over complicates the position which can be seen from the analysis o…

by WilliamShakespeare
General Chess Discussion - Does playing chess make you smarter? A look at the evidence #5

As I mentioned above I previously thought that the amount of time that you put into a skill was really important. However, according to the following study: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/artic…

by WilliamShakespeare
General Chess Discussion - Does playing chess make you smarter? A look at the evidence #4

I think you can become smarter by how much time you put into learning a skill. For example, in his popular science book “Outliers” http://gladwell.com/outliers/ Malcolm Gladwell suggests that 10,000 …

by WilliamShakespeare
Game analysis - Most aggressive checkmate ever?! #15

From the above analysis it appears that 21...Qe8 22.Nde4 leads to a draw. However, I think that it might be possible for white to maintain some sort of minimal advantage with 22.f4!? Bf8 23.Qh4.

by WilliamShakespeare