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  1. Improving Play-- Step Method v… kojiro963 Lichess provides you first quality tools to improve your play. Just t…
  2. Improving Play-- Step Method v… tpr My advice: forget about training plans. Carefully play through all the…
  3. Situation analysis tpr with bxc4 you would have exchanged a wing pawn for a centre pawn, whic…
  4. Italian / Prussian / Traxler -… MoistvonLipwig @PatzerGareBear13 As @srchernik15 correctly pointed out, h6 is the by …
  5. Bug with lobby button Patrickdu95 I have the same bug
  6. Bug with lobby button dstark first there were no games showing in the lobby, after refresh same sto…
  7. all my time was wasted during … kubrat I was just playing with marcoslazaro1982 and had more than a minute …
  8. Italian / Prussian / Traxler -… srchernik15 @PatzerGareBear13 because after Bd3 normally black plays h6 and the kn…
  9. Italian / Prussian / Traxler -… Linnemann For the records, 4...d5 5.exd5 Na5 is the Morphy Variation. Critical l…
  10. Improving Play-- Step Method v… CafeMorphy I think the Yusupov books would be too advanced for you (unless he wro…
  11. Puzzle 64168 Noblunder It doesn't feel like a puzzle after black plays Ne5.
  12. Feature Request: Simpler incre… Linnemann Could we have: When leftclicking on the "Stockfish 8 NATIVE in local …
  13. Improving Play-- Step Method v… NGMankiw I am looking to improve my play with some sort of structured plan. Thr…
  14. Italian / Prussian / Traxler -… srchernik15 I think there is a book that talks about some of those variations. Loo…
  15. Italian / Prussian / Traxler -… PatzerGareBear13 Why Bd3? It blocks the d pawn and makes development and gaining cente…
  16. I'm not a cheater! MINISTEROFMAGIC You haven't been reported as a cheater. Or at least, not that I can se…
  17. Italian / Prussian / Traxler -… ctkpvzm There are some repertoire books for black, of course they go for 4.Ng5…
  18. Puzzle 64168 ctkpvzm I just wrote about this kind of puzzles here https://de.lichess.org…
  19. I'm not a cheater! paulbismuth Hello! I've been building an opening repertoire, and I use "lichess st…
  20. bughouse Irishman964 I think it woul be nice if there could be some sort of team aspect on …
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