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Off-Topic Discussion - Dear kids of "generation z"#31

Whole post looks like spirituality advertisment, which is almost same as religion or flat earthers - they all weak concepts, often auto-spreading because of exploiting our roots or self-catalysing mon…


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General Chess Discussion - Why doesn't Lichess have profile pictures?#8

Because it's sign of low quality site and unprofessinal design. It's actually connected to the fact that face recognition is very low-level function of brain and thus easier to trigger behavioral …


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Off-Topic Discussion - Strange actor choices#8

Anne Hathaway in Interstellar. She was playing herself instead of professional smart astronaut.


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General Chess Discussion - Should chess be considered a compulsory subject in school?#9

Next limitations probably should be applied in kid's chess: 1) know the dark side 2) strictly long 1h+ games (no bullet) 3) no lines/opening learning 1) Remember, second task of school is to …


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Lichess Feedback - Variant Request: Pre-Chess (aka Shuffle-, Placement-, Meta-, Bronstein-, Benko-chess)#6

@nhl1978 exactly, years ago, it was called battle-chess.net pawns fixed pre-placement really removes the gold and diversity from this variant in unlimited version, there also can be spice about…


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Lichess Feedback - Variant Request: Pre-Chess (aka Shuffle-, Placement-, Meta-, Bronstein-, Benko-chess)#3

The variant described here in much more limited and boring part of real ballte / unlimited pre-placement chess which was sometimes discussed here on the forum, and here is example game, played on the …


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Horde World Championship - BHC 2021 Pairings and Results#135

Oh dammit I wish to notice this earlier and to participate too. Anyway it will be interesting to look these 2021 matches and if anyone got closer to understanding to the hell what horde variant is.


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General Chess Discussion - What is your least favorite chess variant?#15

Meh, Crazyhouse! Chess was supposed to be real battle analogy, crazyhouse is broken in these terms. You can't just catapult your horseys to any battle position. If crazyhouse placement was restri…


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Lichess Feedback - Feature request: showing "!" and "!!" for good and brilliant moves at the corner of the pieces.#8

So this is not about auto analysis at all, but about manually placed? First message quite a bit mileading (like it shows blunders). Then this suggestion is ok (or even good), just must be a reason w…


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Lichess Feedback - Feature request: showing "!" and "!!" for good and brilliant moves at the corner of the pieces.#6

@Nel_S >every good/brilliant move must be immediately preceded by a mistake/blunder That's actually definition of NOT good move, in fact, bad move, because most of players arrogantly write opponents…


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