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General Chess Discussion - Is it wrong to block those who have low game completion rates?#18

@GyrythII I don't think that's the only reason to play, but for competitive players, it is often the most important reason. All I am saying is you can't force players or people in general to follow y…


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General Chess Discussion - Rating stability?#3

Okay, thanks.


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General Chess Discussion - Is it wrong to block those who have low game completion rates?#12

Ummm...I thought your goal was to win the game. If "they finally made their last stupid move, and then they left the game," why should that matter? You will win the game. It costs you nothing if someo…


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General Chess Discussion - Rating stability?#1

How many games do you need to play of a certain style (classic, blitz, bullet, etc.) before your rating at that form is considered stable?


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General Chess Discussion - How chess pieces prepare themself for the game ;-)#2

LOL. Very nice. Especially the rook.


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General Chess Discussion - who teached you chess?#6

Was taught the game as a high school sophomore by our new math teacher. We began a chess club. Probably only three or four of us took it seriously enough to continue play over the years. I love the ga…


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General Chess Discussion - The most evil thing about chess#11

I think it's like any other sport or endeavor, though. If the only goal is to be the best player in the world, 99.99999999% of all players will fall short. That doesn't mean they're not good. Good is …


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General Chess Discussion - algebraic notation fluency#6

I began and grew up using descriptive notation. It seems like the default for me, even though I recognize algebraic makes perfect sense and is cleaner, neater, and less crowded. I would just say one t…


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General Chess Discussion - rating stability#4

How many games do you need to play of a certain style before your rating at that style is considered stable?


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General Chess Discussion - rating stability#3

Online I mostly play 3+0 speed, with an occasional 1+0 bullet. I was actually asking with more regard to something more standard like 30+0.


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