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Hourly Classical 1h 57m 225
Hourly Bullet 27m 79
Hourly Crazyhouse 57m 0
U2000 Classical 57m 1
Hourly Blitz 57m 0
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 0
del Rio 2+2 Atom Rated 2h 17
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Seirawan 7+2 Rated 25m 6
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  1. Aborting is disgusting RAQIB_AFG aborting is like being rejected, really painful, bad thing...
  2. Aborting is disgusting jonesmh The other side is people who don't move. If they are busy doing somet…
  3. Aborting is disgusting MercyPls the should apply a random matching system according to their stats
  4. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… QBall Qf7 intended instead of Qe7, perhaps?
  5. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… Tangelo777 Give away the queen for free at the K…
  6. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… CafeMorphy @nattramnms I bet your opponent was thinking the same thing :)
  7. Aborting is disgusting CafeMorphy lol @ChessWhiz
  8. Rook ending: The lonely pawn MoistvonLipwig Stockfish at depth 102 can't solve it, neither can finalgen. You sure …
  9. Aborting is disgusting ChessWhiz Aborting is disgusting. I agree. Here's my favorite quote on the subje…
  10. Aborting is disgusting Chessy64 in my last five games 4 out of five people aborted you see who you get…
  11. Chess theme Beeco76 If it's a style, just click the button of your "Stylish" browser plugi…
  12. What are chess teams in Liches… Knt_tnK I was sadden, that a post I recently put out to see if anyone was inte…
  13. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… TheNaphtali If that last example had been Bullet all would have been forgiven. :D
  14. Incorrect time zone, very conf… Sinusoidal36 Nvm, I was foolish. System time was wrong, I should have known better.
  15. Rook ending: The lonely pawn Linnemann yep, the position after 2.Kxd5 is draw, see http://www.shredderchess.c…
  16. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… nattramnms My last game has countless examples. I may have played the worst game …
  17. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… chesslo21 i'll start! 1. Stalemate opponent's king with your queen in king and…
  18. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… chesslo21 List all the dumb ways to lose or draw (foolishly) in chess! (examp…
  19. Does this qualify as fools mat… chesslo21 I've seen a person play fool's mate three times IN A ROW. And of cours…
  20. Does this qualify as fools mat… lurarose Any time you are mated after only 2 moves is a fools mate so yes. It w…
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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