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  1. How I lost Ruy Lopez with Nxe5 CM Sarg0n Actually 4.Ne5 is a "secret insider's tip". I use it reguarly with qui…
  2. [Feat. req.] In tactics traine… lovsovs When doing tactics, you can see which game the position was taken from…
  3. Hatred against who push e4 bre… Toadofsky You're lucky White didn't play 12. O-O or 12. Bf4!
  4. Is Blindfold chess an indicato… a_pleasant_illusion Yes, yes, and slmost certainly yes (I don't know all strong GMs, so I …
  5. About chess books DrHack At the risk of being unpopular on this thead, I have to agree with CMS…
  6. Dank Chess Toadofsky There's a reason not to fianchetto in Fog-of-War Chess: http://twitch.…
  7. About chess books lucila-solis @Miracles I think @Sarg0n #2 says "reading a book" meaning "to read" …
  8. About chess books Miracles Eja, he is only right if you twist his words and force sanity into it.…
  9. Is Blindfold chess an indicato… blackzombie Is the ability to play blindfold in some way correlated to your genera…
  10. About chess books blackzombie #2 I don't agree completely. For exmple rook endings, Lucena and Phili…
  11. About chess books EJAChess He's right. He means simply passively absorbing the information is use…
  12. About chess books Miracles Sargon's advice is bad advice, as even grandmasters read books to impr…
  13. WHAT HAPPENED TODAY EJAChess Happy birthday, Karpov!
  14. Hatred against who push e4 bre… EJAChess What's wrong with the e4 break?
  16. Chess terminology displayed vi… Toscani Another longer way of doing it, is using an existing chess glossary an…
  17. Can Lichess' AI be a good way … Toscani Mid level is about 1500. Take the top rated player in the world and d…
  18. FIDE rating: 2984 Vale18349276 Because the rating is multiplied by 3. Albert0o has 995, Albert0oo has…
  19. FIDE rating: 2984 buyukany Explain how Albert0ooo can have such a rating -FIDE rating: 2984?
  20. Hatred against who push e4 bre… Kitty-Meow e4 break? then fight fire with fire with e5 break of my own! https:/…
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