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Weekly Crazyhouse 3h 117
Daily Classical 2h 30m 483
Daily HyperBullet 1h 209
U2000 SuperBlitz 57m 124
U1700 Blitz 57m 107
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 187
U1500 Classical 57m 37
Hourly Blitz 57m 124
Daily UltraBullet 1h 1
Daily Chess960 1h 0
Grünfeld Defence Bullet 27m 1
U2000 Blitz 57m 0
U1700 Classical 57m 1
U1500 SuperBlitz 57m 1
Rosselli 3+2 Rated 1h 30m 2
Chen 3+2 Rated 1h 30m 37
Romanovsky 4+0 Anti Rated 45m 18
Sokolov 7+0 50m 5
Matanović 7+2 Rated 1h 30m 7
Felgaer 3+0 Rated 1h 12
Fuderer 2+1 Atom 45m 1
Chiburdanidze 1+0 Rated 20m 1
Levitina 7+2 Rated 1h 30m 1
Sultan Khan 7+0 Rated 1h 30m 2
Karpov 5+2 2h 1
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  1. Rating gap between blitz and c… nautical True! but i do care if people think i cheat. I better play som blitz!
  2. Rating gap between blitz and c… nattramnms Just do what you want. If you are guilty of nothing you should not wor…
  3. Rating gap between blitz and c… nautical Hello! Whats your thoughts about big rating gap between blitz and c…
  4. Why isn't the player's rating,… unhandyandy I find it a bit irritating that the rating displayed in correspondence…
  5. [feature request] weekly/month… q-_-_-_-STINKY_cr3zy Hello lichess developers! I am interested with the idea of making week…
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  7. Music you like most Linnemann And now for something completely different (inspired by @thistletoe). …
  8. Suggestions for weak 2100 play… bobMormon When in doubt, always, ALWAYS: ALWAYS GO Bk22+ After the forced …
  9. Suggestions for weak 2100 play… NoLuckOnlySkill Well, since 2114 is your highest rating ever so far. I would say stop …
  10. Have you ever won money playin… thistletoe When I was young I had a continuous match with a friend of mine and we…
  11. Why does my max weekly rating … Straider last sentence: should = shouldn't
  12. Why does my max weekly rating … Straider I'm no 1700 Player. I got lucky one time and got 1730 but that's not m…
  13. Have you ever won money playin… Irishman964 Yes, actually. I won $122 at the New York State Open tournament last w…
  14. Have you ever won money playin… NoLuckOnlySkill 100€ from winning the A group of a 5 round 1h + 1h time control tourna…
  15. Have you ever won money playin… FredtheCrusher 200€ in a long-weekend-tournament 100€ in a 1-day-rapid-tournament, i…
  16. Bullet games appear while open… lego00 Nobody seems to be interested in this rather annoying issue?
  17. "Promote variation" only avail… MessyAnswer This seems like it must be the easiest bug to fix in the history of li…
  18. Pawn Pushers in Blitz Games GoMentalGoBloody @chesspawn123 Chess is good for your development, don't lose hope. …
  19. Suggestions for weak 2100 play… jonesmh #6 I was speaking in general about the ratings. I choose that game be…
  20. Have you ever won money playin… chessanalyst I won 480 dollars in my last tournament I went to. The local tournamen…
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