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  1. Stockfish8 challenge! Regis74 37 with the whites.
  2. About chess books tpr No I would not recommend that particular book. Books by strong player…
  3. Gallery section? lego00 Some positions and puzzles are extremely beautiful. In fact, I would c…
  4. About chess books CM Sarg0n About any book: always remember that chess is a practical skill and no…
  5. Practice Section - kudos! frauber Lichess just keeps getting better. Loved the practice section. Waiting…
  6. About chess books despe12ado Would you recommend that book if you read
  7. Stockfish8 challenge! jujugaga I'm with you OP-we are a similar level so we'll see how far we can tak…
  8. Chess terminology displayed vi… Toscani Using our study links, lets create a visual glossary of chess terms. …
  9. Describe A Chess Player! EJAChess Thought you were titling the video :P
  10. Requesting analysis of my games Dawny @c-grove I would love to look at the game as this would help you to i…
  11. Describe A Chess Player! despe12ado I described a famous chess player in a single word
  12. Describe A Chess Player! EJAChess What do you mean?
  13. Describe A Chess Player! despe12ado Magnus Carlsen blitz for example
  14. Positional KOTH Dino960 I was getting my butt kicked in…
  15. Describe A Chess Player! CM Sarg0n #4 It's clearly Topalov because he made the move (and GK) immortal by …
  16. Describe A Chess Player! Acs1 crazy!
  17. Rhyming story 2 garbarek ( "I just listened to t…
  18. Describe A Chess Player! EJAChess The answer to #2 is Fischer, and #4 is Kramnik.
  19. Rhyming story 2 chesslo21 Make a sentence no less than 15 words and submit! Next person has to m…
  20. Stockfish8 challenge! Regis74 I didn't know that! well, maybe this challenge is more for people lik…
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