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General Chess Discussion - new opening (for black)#13

#11 Pick one and stick to it. Play it in all time controls and against all opponents. "All main openings are sound" - Kasparov Just pick a defence for black against 1 e4, a defence for black again…


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General Chess Discussion - new opening (for black)#10

#1 Do not change openings. Stick to your guns so as to accumulate experience. "I find the sicilian dragon a bit hard to play" -- All chess openings are hard to play. "I like I want to change op…


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General Chess Discussion - I have significantly noticed in increase of low-quality/non-sense posts in this forum...#15

#14 There are good subjects, but indeed they are rare and indeed they are often buried. That is why I propose a system of keywords. For example a thread "good game" may not interest me if there i…


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Lichess Feedback - Mistakes with Unplayed Games in Sonneborn-Berger Calculation#4

#3 That is right, but it is the deviation from the recommendations that causes your problem. Sonneborn-Berger is unsuitable for handling byes. Even regular Buchholz is unsuitable for handling byes, …


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Lichess Feedback - Calculation of Performance Rating#4

#3 That is right, but it is the deviation from the recommendations that causes your problem. Performance rating at the start? performance rating at the end? Performance rating with or without correc…


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Game analysis - 9. ... f5 in the old/modern CK ain’t stupid#36

#35 You cannot pass a verdict on a single game. Otherwise here is a game with 4...Nd7 https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1070917


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Off-Topic Discussion - Is quantum-physics a religion?#2

#1 Quantum physics has been proven right. It predicts so many things that have been confirmed by experiments. So many things of everyday life like LEDs, computers, cameras are all based on quantum ph…


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Game analysis - Cool game with the Evans Gambit; did I play the opening right?#2

12 Qa4+ wins the knight.


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Lichess Feedback - Mistakes with Unplayed Games in Sonneborn-Berger Calculation#2

#1 Per FIDE handbook Sonneborn-Berger should not be used at all a tiebreaker for swiss: it should be modified buchholz.


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Lichess Feedback - Calculation of Performance Rating#2

#1 "Lichess's two tie-breaks for Swisses are Sonneborn-Berger and Performance Rating. " That is correct, but it is wrong. Sonneborn-Berger is a good tie breaker for round robin, not for swiss. Per …


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