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Game analysis - How likely is a game with 0 inaccuracies to be played by a U2000 human? #17

Depends on strength of opposition. 11 mistakes isn't exactly a strong opposition...I have a 2 ACPL game myself :p I generally also consider move times; Irwin consider PV, blur and style as well. As fa…

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General Chess Discussion - BULLET CORRESPONDENCE CHESS #4

Bullet is hardly impossible to cheat; iirc thinkabit (former li #1 bullet) was one, for example.

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General Chess Discussion - When a player is clearly losing yet offers a draw... #11

Heh, yeah, I have accepted such draw offers a few times (mainly casual). https://lichess.org/DSH0zcrj/white#14 Bonus: draw with exact same rating.

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General Chess Discussion - 1500 PLAYERS STOPPING ME FROM REACHING 1500!!! #9

https://lichess.org/account/preferences/game-display second from bottom. Doesn't show opponent rating, chat, etc. in distractions.

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General Chess Discussion - 1500 PLAYERS STOPPING ME FROM REACHING 1500!!! #5

You've already beaten over 1500s in classical five times at least. That's not so bad odds, out of 49 games. Maybe you have a case of nerves - perhaps try the zen mode?

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General Chess Discussion - What to do about study re-posts? #18

Ah well. That was more of 'general reasons to clone a study' anyway to me; tbh this feels to me akin to drama over forum quote feature so I'm not the most receptive audience. Checking your last lin…

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Game analysis - Why is e5?? A blunder #3

Because it allows white king at black's 3 queenside pawns - the kingside pawn advantage will force the withdrawal of black king, one way or another. To add insult to the injury, black can no longer fo…

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General Chess Discussion - What to do about study re-posts? #16

Another reason to clone a study (other than sync/backup/bookmark): Computer analysis. You can't use computer analysis on studies you don't control, sometimes even not the local analysis. Hence one …

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General Chess Discussion - Studying openings #30

To add to what others have said, you can use the local analysis to look at lines you think natural or likely, as well as counters to 'questionable' moves (which won't be included in mainline you'd loo…

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General Chess Discussion - Is this poor sportsmanship? Chessmanship? #17

Based on my experiences with tourists, event visitors and the like, I severely doubt pay-to-use site (that thus doesn't follow lichess philosophies) would stop goofing off and causing mayhem for amuse…

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