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  1. Is there any way to look up ho […] bighat Thanks very much Horse_Badorties
  2. Is there any way to look up ho […] Horse_Badorties this is called a kingside fianchetto by black and the classical attack […]
  3. Is there any way to look up ho […] bighat I am a new player, and I have trouble attacking when the king has been […]
  4. PGN with move times Solal35
  5. PGN with move times Unihedron If you add time values into the generated PGN then it's not PGN anymore.
  6. PGN with move times xXDaveXx can lichess please implement a feature (in the near future, perhaps? ) […]
  7. opening #3386 Dionysus_god Is there a way to play a puzzle based on its number? I'm having a hard […]
  8. opening #3386 Isaiah4031 What's the 4th move??????? There are 3 bishop moves that are obvious....
  9. Game with a much stronger player okgo i) Inaccuracy? After you failed to play 12... h5 you are simply lost. […]
  10. where are the played games? calmar Is there no library of the own played games? I can't find it. and a […]
  11. anyone else falling in love? Dionysus_god No but I am partial to the bright blue one :)
  12. anyone else falling in love? Bourbon53 falling in love with the new "jeans" chess board?
  13. let's play the "connection" game susruthi music. songs.
  14. let's play the "connection" game kkinley You have to say one word then someone else has do say a word that has […]
  15. Game with a much stronger player awesomer In the sicilian Dragon white, if he plays it, plays Bc4 to prevent d5. […]
  16. Stockfish Engines Ratings? Toadofsky #1 I'm working on calculating more accurate/intuitive ratings for Stoc […]
  17. Stockfish Engines Ratings? yappyfloater Stockfish is really strong but the Lichess servers seem overloaded as […]
  18. [Suggestion] Win rate % by opening ChessSystem Would be great to see statistics on different openings played.
  19. best chess related movies Isaiah4031 There is a well done B movie called "Knight Moves" --- a cautionary ta […]
  20. pairing system in arena tournaments heptagon Please anyone explain how does the pairing system exactly work. The co […]
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