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  1. Simul problems Harutsedo Three issues: 1) There was recently a post in the Q&A concerning a …
  2. Midnight Simul Salsablanca Welcome ! https://es.lichess.org/simul/CCgnxcXR
  3. Midnight Simul Salsablanca 20 boards simul --> Simult´áneas de media noche --> https://es.lic…
  4. [feature request] weekly/month… Toadofsky Let me try to understand this: * User-created 2-hour tournaments fr…
  5. ECF Gradings (UK) NM jposthuma I also found it quite hard to find the answer to your question, but I …
  6. Rating gap between blitz and c… NM jposthuma Having a rating gap between your blitz and classical is totally normal…
  7. hi there KingsCrusher-fanboy how are u all ?
  8. Rating gap between blitz and c… bobajem I remember seeing special message (done by lichess) when engine usage …
  9. How can I learn to break pawn … MarkDiaz Agree 9...Qf6 was a mistake, ...f5 better, and it got worse after that…
  10. How can I learn to break pawn … MarkDiaz I would suggest that thinking about pawn structures is a good thing, r…
  11. Rating gap between blitz and c… MarkDiaz Don't worry about it. I play CC with all the deep thought I can give i…
  12. Rating gap between blitz and c… hash11011 play 3+7 blitz ;) , the time control is long enough, unlike 3+2
  13. Rating gap between blitz and c… grapejam I would be surprised if people ever suspected you of engine use if you…
  14. How can I learn to break pawn … bat_of_doom @tpr Okay, maybe positions can not be opened that easily. But, do look…
  15. Rating gap between blitz and c… MightyRobot Yeah, I also have a huge range of different variants. My wifi is reall…
  16. ECF Gradings (UK) EJAChess How often are ECF (English Chess Federation) grades published? Bizarre…
  17. Rating gap between blitz and c… nautical I hope you guys represent the general lichess user :)
  18. Rating gap between blitz and c… MiseryDivision Don't worry about having a wide spread in your ratings for different v…
  19. Rating gap between blitz and c… nautical True! but i do care if people think i cheat. I better play som blitz!
  20. Rating gap between blitz and c… nattramnms Just do what you want. If you are guilty of nothing you should not wor…
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