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  1. Best game in a while. chessanalyst Miniature and had 0-0-0. https://lichess.org/study/nZwI4tkF/0eCiUW3…
  2. Great study about Grob openning HotCat https://en.lichess.org/study/3R4pm49I very sharp game
  3. How to save? kifaru Go to your game Click analysis board At the bottom you see: Comput…
  4. What are chess teams in Liches… QBall "Baby boomer" refers to the generation born between 1946 and 1964, cur…
  5. Rook ending: The lonely pawn Linnemann The position after 7.g5: Its only draw when the black king is on a- or…
  6. What are chess teams in Liches… Stephenson What is a Baby Boomer. I have never heard a Baby go Boom
  7. Local Lichess TV on languages … tisme Like BBC in Gaelic =) I think it would be both educational and enterta…
  8. Rook ending: The lonely pawn JamesPeirce I believe Lichess assesses the position based on material until it rea…
  9. Cached Eval Suggestion a_pleasant_illusion Bumping this suggestion. After the report of the meeting in Paris, …
  10. Simul now on Larissbug This ones on now instead https://en.lichess.org/simul/Rr88iKUV
  11. Simul now on Larissbug https://en.lichess.org/simul/Rr88iKUV this ones on now instead, tim…
  12. Playing slowly and suffer the … HowDoIChess96 At move 11 I think Black should exchange the bishop and castle right a…
  13. People playing with queen HowDoIChess96 Generally the queen shouldn't find anything in your backline unless yo…
  14. Simul now on Larissbug lichess.org/simul/FazPZxPR 10/30 random colours, and its better tha…
  15. Simul now on Larissbug https://en.lichess.org/simul/FazPZxPR 10/30 random colours, and its…
  16. People playing with queen Alev293 I used to play with my Queen in the first moves of the game when I was…
  17. Puzzle 64168 rcostheta I think that if black doesn't lose the knight, they will have to move …
  18. Puzzle 64168 sureshtanneru hello , some one explain in this puzzle https://en.lichess.org/trainin…
  19. People playing with queen DKolaf So lately I have been playing more and more against people that open t…
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