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Hourly Classical 1h 57m 398
Hourly Crazyhouse 57m 40
U2000 Blitz 57m 72
Hourly Blitz 57m 120
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 213
Hourly Bullet 27m 40
Hourly Crazyhouse 57m 0
U1600 Classical 57m 0
Monthly Bullet 3h 1
Monthly Chess960 4h 0
Vasiukov 2+2 Atom Rated 2h 24
Browne 7+2 Rated 2h 9
Ståhlberg 3+0 Rated 1h 12
Adams 2+0 Rated 40m 17
Nimzo-Indian Defence 7+2 30m 10
Kieseritzky 2+1 Anti Rated 1h 30m 11
Sutovsky ½+0 2h 4
Evans 1+0 Anti Rated 1h 10m 8
Albin ½+0 Rated 2h 6
Diamant ½+0 Rated 2h 1
Suhle 7+2 Rated 1h 10m 1
Lasker 5+2 Rated 2h 1
Alexander 7+2 crazy Rated 2h 1
Penrose 3+2 Rated 1h 30m 4
Salvio 7+2 Rated 2h 1
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  1. con someone tell me how I woul… Justice_Roberts @MorningCoffee Should I use e4 or the usual Knight opening? Also I …
  2. help me analyse my game please onedaygmtherevenge I played b3 because i wanted to put the bishop on b2, after rook g8 ho…
  3. Someone's salty about getting … SeniorRoachy It refers to the salty salty tears that stream from the eyes of the pe…
  4. help me analyse my game please tpr Your 8 Nh2 plays a well developed piece for the second time, while you…
  5. Correspondence bug on the app? Notjana Well, it's not only in the correspondence games. I have it occasionall…
  6. Request: constant vertical axi… Karpfenkopf I agree. Also some small statistics like the best rating, worst ra…
  7. help me analyse my game please onedaygmtherevenge I did not know the theory,…
  8. Is there anyway to know if any… kreedz 1. Look at all puzzles manually. 2. Write a script that will do that …
  9. Someone's salty about getting … CafeMorphy I think it's a manly way to say sassy
  10. Someone's salty about getting … KateKidna Fun fact: I only read this thread to find out what it means to be 'sal…
  11. Someone's salty about getting … chessanalyst Note: Before this I have never played such a terrible opening. https:…
  12. New Feature: Practice chessanalyst I have a couple suggestions for /practice I am posting them to github …
  13. New Feature: Practice arex You can find it under the "LEARN" menu, or by going to https://en.lich…
  14. Add to chess basics page chessanalyst Add /Practice to /learn (chess basics page)
  15. Is there anyway to know if any… Narz Just curious. Thanks!
  16. Don't play the bird okgo I used to play this variation with Black, it seems there is no enough …
  17. Edit The Title Of A Forum Post? AyrtonTwigg You can edit the contents of a forum post, but why not the title?
  18. How to blow a 53 point advanta… chessanalyst I did the same thing in 4 moves the other day. Each move being progres…
  19. API Rate Limiting theino I've been told if I get a 429 I can wait 60s and even getting multiple…
  20. Correspondence bug on the app? PatzerGareBear13 When I click on my correspondence games in play I see the board but n…
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Lichess meetup and hackathon report

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Tata Steel Chess: Week 1

Everything about the first week of the Tata Steel Chess tournament, live from Wijk aan Zee