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Hourly Classical 1h 57m 127
Eastern SuperBlitz 1h 30m 2
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U2000 Classical 57m 3
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Razuvaev 2+0 Anti Rated 2h 14
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  1. Best reply to d4 which equalis… CM Sarg0n You'll find negative points in all openings. They are all ok though. N…
  2. How long did it take to get to… CafeMorphy I read somewhere that we have about 8 years of chess progress IF you s…
  3. Best reply to d4 which equalis… Cardy Benko starts 1e4 nf6 so you should be used to torre, etc. It is not to…
  4. How long did it take to get to… SilentLucidity well, following the lines of OP exactly, I've played chess seriously (…
  5. How long did it take to get to… CM Sarg0n 30 years, very hard work. One doesn't become a good player by watching…
  6. Best reply to d4 which equalis… silenced_echo @Cardy thanks ...I haven't looked at it..but will surely try to gain m…
  7. How long did it take to get to… ClaytonM This could be read as "how long have you been playing?", but it's more…
  8. Best reply to d4 which equalis… silenced_echo @CafeMorphy sure I too play the dutch stonewall sometimes..but it som…
  9. A person is sleeping. Do some… HyperOwl The poster above you is sleeping. Do something to them. Ex: Bob: P…
  10. Best reply to d4 which equalis… CafeMorphy don't be so attached to the bishop pair, experience show black has ple…
  11. Why would someone cheat at onl… SilentLucidity #2 I, too, used to cheat, though I'm not too proud of it. It wasn't be…
  12. Why would someone cheat at onl… CafeMorphy cause these cheating morons have a little $%^# and need to compensate …
  13. As white, how do you generally… SilentLucidity Good answer, #2! Also, this question is far too general to answer, rea…
  14. Best reply to d4 which equalis… silenced_echo Sarg0n many thanks...but in many lines for nimzo the dark squared bish…
  15. Best reply to d4 which equalis… CM Sarg0n Nimzo Indian is perfectly positionally sound and offers counterplay to…
  16. Best reply to d4 which equalis… silenced_echo As black against d4 I usually play the Indian defenses with 1..Nf6 but…
  17. Shocking: Major News Organizat… PinkHelmetBishop2 You can't be racist towards white people. Only white people can be rac…
  18. As white, how do you generally… PinkHelmetBishop2 I Generally use it on the light squares.
  19. Why would someone cheat at onl… ClaytonM Because some people think it's funny/need to appear better than they a…
  20. Why would someone cheat at onl… JDClassical Chess is fun...
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