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achja-chess - Which king is less safe?#1

I just played a blitz game where every one of my pawns, except for the a-pawn, left the second rank. The result was a kingside pawn storm and a strong attack. White's king will struggle to find shelte…


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achja-chess - An Interesting Swindle#1

My king was under immense pressure in a tough middlegame. I thought I was in a lot of trouble, but with a little trick at the end of the game, I was able to "sac" the queen. Fortunately for me, my opp…


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General Chess Discussion - Can you win a queen vs rook endgame?#27

Took me a couple of tries and a few takebacks, but here it is: https://lichess.org/nEFiLraCDPvC


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General Chess Discussion - Good [white] openings for 1700#4

Play 1. d4, play 2. c4 against just about anything. I used to play the London (similarly, I would aim for a kingside attack while castling queenside), and I've since switched to the Queen's Gambit. Th…


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Lichess Feedback - No queen for black#2

Links to the games? I looked at your profile and couldn't find any games where black started without a queen.


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achja-chess - Tournament game from yesterday#1

Yesterday, I played in an OTB tournament. In the end, I scored 2.5/3, taking second place (it was a single day event, with a time control of G/60 with a 5 second delay). In the first round, I played w…


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achja-chess - Queen trapped on e4#1

https://lichess.org/xbGkZfnHN8la When I played Nc3, I just saw that I was kicking the queen and taking the outpost on c3 at the same time. It wasn't until a second or two later that I realized that t…


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achja-chess - "The defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary." - Aaron Nimzowitsch#1

https://lichess.org/study/KqBue8pk/WmGe213F In this position, white is clearly better. With better piece activity, the bishop pair, and the loose position of the black king, white holds the initiativ…


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General Chess Discussion - What's going on with this site?#2

Actually, I think you miscounted. It should have been 10 out of 10. They like to pair you against each other.


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achja-chess - Share your mini goals (part 2 - from June 2019 onwards)#27

My goal right now (not really a mini goal, but a goal nonetheless) is to see my chesstempo mixed tactics rating increase (hopefully rapidly) as I read the new book that I will be getting on Wednesday.…


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