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Post Post #0 (ISO) » Mon May 16, 2022 7:18 am

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we started playing chess a few months ago

a couple days ago we started using lichess instead of chess.com and it's way better 0_0

also somehow we're beating some 10-1100's? even though we're only 800 on chess.com? so that's cool

anyway this game is fun
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Post Post #1 (ISO) » Tue May 17, 2022 11:53 am

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Post Post #2 (ISO) » Tue May 24, 2022 9:49 am

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i play the pirc and sometimes my opponents play 3. e5 against it and i know the line and it makes me feel smart
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Post Post #3 (ISO) » Wed May 25, 2022 3:47 am

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my opponent played the englund gambit against me in daily chess. i rarely see the englund gambit and it's strange to me that someone would play it in daily chess of all places
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Post Post #4 (ISO) » Wed May 25, 2022 5:16 am

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In post 0, Infinity 324 wrote:also somehow we're beating some 10-1100's? even though we're only 800 on chess.com? so that's cool
Lichess and Chess.com use different rating systems, so most people have higher ratings on Lichess than on Chess.com and vice versa!
I approve of the switch though, Lichess is better in every way :D
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Post Post #5 (ISO) » Wed May 25, 2022 5:29 am

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ah got it
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Post Post #6 (ISO) » Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:58 pm

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I've been watching a lot of chess vids on YT and kinda wanna get into playing more
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Post Post #7 (ISO) » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:25 am

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I would be interested on occasion. Feel free to find me sometimes.

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Post Post #8 (ISO) » Sun Jun 12, 2022 12:44 pm

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i was forever stuck in the 200-700 (cc) rating hellhole for the 9(?) or so years i've played chess. I've usually had interest in chess for 2 months, grind, get demotivated, quit for 6 months, try again. I mostly do puzzles now.
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Post Post #9 (ISO) » Sun Jun 12, 2022 12:46 pm

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In post 7, Silverclaw wrote:I would be interested on occasion. Feel free to find me sometimes.

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Post Post #10 (ISO) » Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:22 am

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the analysis board in correspondence/daily chess is really helpful

can anyone tell me how to win bishop and pawns vs. pawns, idk what to do when op puts all their pawns on the opposite color of my bishop
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Post Post #11 (ISO) » Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:31 am

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Do you have an example position? If I understand the question right, the strat is to attack their furthest-back pawn with your king, and then cut off their king so they're forced to move it away and leave the pawn undefended.
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Post Post #12 (ISO) » Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:03 am

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In post 10, Infinity 324 wrote:the analysis board in correspondence/daily chess is really helpful

can anyone tell me how to win bishop and pawns vs. pawns, idk what to do when op puts all their pawns on the opposite color of my bishop
Set up to attack the next line I’d guess
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Post Post #13 (ISO) » Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:13 am

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In post 11, Something_Smart wrote:Do you have an example position? If I understand the question right, the strat is to attack their furthest-back pawn with your king, and then cut off their king so they're forced to move it away and leave the pawn undefended.
this is helpful
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Post Post #14 (ISO) » Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:49 am

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when stockfish says you made 2 blunders but they're both the same 6-move tactic where your opponent can sac their bishop and knight and win your queen
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Post Post #15 (ISO) » Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:25 pm

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In post 4, Meuh wrote:
In post 0, Infinity 324 wrote:also somehow we're beating some 10-1100's? even though we're only 800 on chess.com? so that's cool
Lichess and Chess.com use different rating systems, so most people have higher ratings on Lichess than on Chess.com and vice versa!
I approve of the switch though, Lichess is better in every way :D
As someone who mostly dabbles in puzzles and plays the AI on chess.com what makes lichess better?
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Post Post #16 (ISO) » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:52 am

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mostly you don't have to pay for infinite puzzles and game reviews
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Post Post #17 (ISO) » Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:02 am

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who said the london is boring i just mated someone in 10 moves*

*simulation carried out against an 800 rated player, your mileage may vary
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Post Post #18 (ISO) » Thu Dec 14, 2023 1:38 pm

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the lichess openings explorer ruined correspondence chess for me. I should just stop using it ig
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Post Post #19 (ISO) » Thu Dec 14, 2023 1:39 pm

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I should play chess more
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Post Post #20 (ISO) » Sun Dec 24, 2023 6:00 pm

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My brother-in-law has several of the courses offered by GothamChess which is neat because I watch GothamChess’ videos on YouTube
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Post Post #21 (ISO) » Sat May 25, 2024 5:05 pm

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Post Post #22 (ISO) » Sat May 25, 2024 5:41 pm

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