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General Chess Discussion - Cheater 101#3

If I think someone might be cheating, I play until checkmate. Just because someone quickly plays good moves you've missed doesn't make them a cheater, they could just be good (or lucky in their choice…


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General Chess Discussion - High ranked players 1900+ who's average opponent is say 1300 or lower!#21

It works the other way around too - there are some 1800/1900 players who set their seek options so that they only ever get paired against 2300+ opponents, and duly have losing streaks of 20 games.


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General Chess Discussion - When Opponent Moves But Doesn't Press Clock#48

At a professional level it is fair to make claims if you think they are within the rules. If you make an illegal move in blitz, and the opponent doesn't notice, they lose the chance to claim and if…


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General Chess Discussion - Scandinavian Opening (Good Or Bad?)#10

@Subomega if White takes the pawn after c6 then it is strong for Black and easy to play. But after c6 there is a straight transformation to the Panov-Botvinnik Caro-Kann after d4. @Hausierer agreed…


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General Chess Discussion - Scandinavian Opening (Good Or Bad?)#7

I play this consistently - if you play it as Black, the big choice is on the second move. 2. ... Qxd5 tends towards a solid but slightly passive position for Black, many similarities with a Caro-Kann.…


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General Chess Discussion - Rule of touched piece#30

@petri999 Not under FIDE rules: "9.2.1 The game is drawn, upon a correct claim by a player having the move, when the same position for at least the third time (not necessarily by a repetition of mo…


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General Chess Discussion - Rule of touched piece#27

@Onyx_Chess The rules are the rules, they have to provide a definite resolution but may sometimes appear slightly arbitrary. Another 'inconsistency' is in three-fold repetition/50 move rule. Genera…


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General Chess Discussion - Rule of touched piece#21

@Onyx_Chess The way I would see it is like @Sarg0n says above - the game comes first, and then the clock is a secondary element that was introduced to ensure the game doesn't take forever. And the obj…


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General Chess Discussion - Rule of touched piece#19

@Onyx_Chess It would be a defensible and reasonable position for the rules to state that regardless of position (including checkmate), you need to press the clock for the move to count. However the…


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General Chess Discussion - Rule of touched piece#13

That was the general opinion from the arbiters' discussion that I read. The argument against being that once the pawn has been touched, the only allowed move is one that turns the position into K+Q…


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