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Ojays - Ojays Simul Sunday 10th May 6 pm#1

Hi all, Advance notice that next Sunday 10th May at 6pm I will host a simul here on lichess for Ojays juniors against myself. The time control is likely to be 20 min plus 15 second increment ( or s…


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General Chess Discussion - is a centipawn loss of 9 in bullet (2+1) a indicator of cheating?#15

In terms of the title of the thread: one of the first blitz games my son (rated ~1300) played on this site he had an ACPL of 4 with a 0/0/0 analysis for the game - I wish I could get those figures! …


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General Chess Discussion - Not sure#4

@Owlnight257 It really depends on the sort of game. If one player blunders a queen early on and the position is simple and open, there may be very few inaccuracies listed even if the players are quite…


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Game analysis - Is this a tie?#9

@lurarose - that's the point of my posts on this position. It looks like Black has a fortress but White can actually break it down by playing f5 at the right time. Sending the white king over to s…


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Game analysis - Is this a tie?#6

Looking at this some more - it seems the original depth 20 stockfish evaluation is wrong, and the position is a win for white irrespective of Black's 49th move even if Black does play Ra2+. This is…


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Game analysis - Is this a tie?#5

Really harsh of stockfish to label Black's 49th move (Ke7) a blunder. The winning idea it allows is really pretty and subtle (a pawn sacrifice f5! followed by a second pawn sacrifice e6! if Blacks tak…


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Game analysis - Is it true the stronger you play, the stronger your opponents play?#6

f5 makes sense once you have a pawn on e5 already, you can play a Kings Indian setup against the London successfully. With the pawn still on e7 though it just creates a massive hole on e6 and then you…


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General Chess Discussion - Titled Arena Announcement#16

Any plans to have titled arenas on slightly slower time controls? e.g. 2+1, 3+0, 3+1, 3+2, 5+0


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General Chess Discussion - Scandinavian Opening (Good Or Bad?)#26

Just to bump this thread - if anyone is looking for a masterclass on how to play the modern Scandinavian and the Portuguese variation, look at the games of aqtobe on this site. No idea who they are in…


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General Chess Discussion - Inflation #27

My own datum on this is that over approx 1 year I have gone from 2150 blitz to 2350 blitz. Most of this is definitely improvement as the 2150 rating was at me coming back to chess not having played a …


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