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Hourly Bullet 27m 82
Crazyhouse Bullet 27m 15
U2000 Classical 57m 9
U1700 SuperBlitz 57m 0
Hourly Blitz 57m 1
U1500 Blitz 57m 0
Crazyhouse SuperBlitz 57m 2
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 0
Hourly Classical 1h 57m 4
Harika 1+0 Anti Rated 2h 32
Ivanchuk 3+2 horde Rated 1h 10m 20
Lisitsin 5+0 45m 7
Petrosian 5+0 45m 9
Lundin 3+0 Rated 1h 30m 61
Stefanova 3+2 Racing Rated 40m 3
Tarjan 2+0 crazy Rated 45m 3
Liren 2+2 Rated 1h 10m 1
Miles 5+0 Anti Rated 2h 3
Wolff 0+1 Atom Rated 45m 3
Biyiasas 1+2 Rated 1h 10m 1
van den Berg 1+2 Rated 40m 2
Marco 3+0 3check Rated 1h 1
Queen's Gambit Declined 7+0 Rated 45m 2
Boleslavsky 3+0 Rated 2h 1
McShane ½+0 Anti Rated 2h 1
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  1. Decreases rating Linnemann yes, im also not a friend of such restrictions. Use (nearly) undeletab…
  2. Simul with strong opponent FM Tilicheev_Viacheslav Hello! Want to inform you about possibility to play a serious trainin…
  3. Good At Bullet, Awful at Blitz Linnemann my classical rating is 2300+ and my ultrabullet rating is 1142. but it…
  4. Good At Bullet, Awful at Blitz EJAChess A month ago, I was around 1250 bullet, having never played so fast bef…
  5. My last Zwischenzug TheNaphtali Have you ever Zwisched a Zug? I've heard if done properly it reeeally …
  6. My last Zwischenzug CM Sarg0n I remember a topic "My first Zwischenzug". Actually here's my last one…
  7. It's all about compemsation TheNaphtali Bro, I think you misspelled "compeNsation". Yw.
  8. Decreases rating TheNaphtali Thou shall not join FIDE without proper intergalactic identification b…
  9. Decreases rating tpr We all started with 0 rated games. It is doable to get to 100 rated ga…
  10. Decreases rating Crazy_Mama I looked at every player in this tournament -…
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  12. Couldn't move but didn't lose … Checkers-Network I was just playing a hyper game, and I was in a winning position. I wa…
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  16. Am I a bullet genius? lucila-solis @TheBlitzosoze A simple explanation: when you have time to think the…
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  19. Trophies in the profile ya_boy_Agent Only the big events give trophies, otherwise the trophies are meaningl…
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