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General Chess Discussion - I have just learned the rules of chess and cannot win a game out of the 20 games of 15 minutes that#8

It sounds like he's a complete beginner, and only wants to play people worse than him? This is going to be an issue with any game or e-sport. The only real way around it is to play exclusively with fr…


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General Chess Discussion - Does antichess make you worse at chess?#5

I feel like playing it some helped me be more aware of what squares my opponent was controlling, which can be useful.


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General Chess Discussion - What are inaccuracies, anyway?#6

My understanding, based on how I've heard the word used, is that an "inaccuracy" is a move that's decent, but a much better move is present. Maybe it gives up a larger potential advantage, or loses a …


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General Chess Discussion - Calculating lines in different stages of the game.#2

I find as I've done more tactics, I get better at finding "candidate moves" that make sense based on forks, pins, skewers, and overloaded defenders, and finding ways to set up those moves. I'm still n…


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General Chess Discussion - Anyone here from 1200 ish to 2300+?#17

If you want broadcasting/recording software, check out OBS, short for Open Broadcast software. It's open source and really easy to use.


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Off-Topic Discussion - Future sciences#2

This is absolutely not the best brainstorming community for this.


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General Chess Discussion - So I recently started playing correspondence chess again.#4

I have an opening book I consult, but I don't use engines. I'd read on chess.com that this is what people consider standard. Also, you're not supposed to ask anyone for help.


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General Chess Discussion - Would you rather... a chess forum game#15

I'd rather play without my A pawn. Would you rather play as only Black for the rest of your life, or only play a4 or a5 as your first move?


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General Chess Discussion - Trending Book Ideas #4

If you've already written the books, why are you holding 2 of them hostage? Why not just publish them all? I don't understand the point of this post, except maybe to brag.


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General Chess Discussion - annoyed cheater#3

I don't believe I've encountered cheating at all, but I mostly play Correspondence, and sometimes, classical. Is there a good system for weeding out people who cheat?


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