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  1. Setting a Vacation Postponemen… SoChessGoes Is there still no feature to set a vacation flag for correspondence ga…
  2. How to save? MoistvonLipwig I would guess Tools -> Import game PGN stands for Portable Game Notat…
  3. Chess theme Yanir Ohh ok fixed, thank you :)
  4. Top 10 Biggest Cheating in Che… MoistvonLipwig @BestSiteEver Have you heard some of the things that Fisher said? In t…
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  6. Rook ending: The lonely pawn MoistvonLipwig Lomonosov confirms that the positions is draw... EDIT: @Cat63 Maybe y…
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  10. Access to Study on iPhone PatzerGareBear13 I think you have to access the studies off the website. The app doesn…
  11. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… PatzerGareBear13 Accidentally moving your queen to the wrong square and hanging it (LOL…
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  13. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… Tangelo777 @QBall That's why I uploaded the game into this thread. Watch and lear…
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  15. Rook ending: The lonely pawn Linnemann @MoistvonLipwig thx, i wasnt aware of that.
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  17. about chat as "anonymous" Hellontoast They removed it. . . the worst of humanity is revealed when we're allo…
  18. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… Mondayhater Winning my opponent's queen and stupidly being checkmated the next tur…
  19. about chat as "anonymous" nick_1 How one can chat in "anonymous" mode ?
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Everything about the first week of the Tata Steel Chess tournament, live from Wijk aan Zee