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  1. Congratulations to Ultimate_SH… JiangoFett lol this is funny, can almost guarantee that this player is penguin. i…
  2. Crazyhouse puzzles and Crazyho… IM opperwezen awesome!! i would love to play 960zh my name is mopperwezen on your si…
  3. hi there nckqefhm I'm on cough medicine and I cant get out of lichess Im stuck here and …
  4. ATTENTION! nckqefhm my favourite is 247 checkers http://www.247checkers.com/ why is it n…
  5. Reporting Someone Greasyjohn How would I report someone to the moderators? Would I do it in this L…
  6. Congratulations to Ultimate_SH… nckqefhm no he is fake no one is has 3100. mangus carleson only has 2832. :P
  7. Online Chess rating inflation? nckqefhm does this mean the my rating will go up over time. what is the inflati…
  8. Ratings Inflation nckqefhm does this mean the my rating will go up over time. what is the inflati…
  9. Chess puzzle 65110 TaylorJ3 These are from played games and may not always be best move.
  10. Requesting analysis of my games c-grove Im aware you can use analysis but I can't always figure out why it was…
  11. Requesting analysis of my games tpr It would be easier if you pick one of your games yourself and post it …
  12. Requesting analysis of my games c-grove If any high rated players have some spare time and would be kind enoug…
  13. Is this opening winnable for b… tpr 2 e3 is passive. You can play many good moves then e.g. 2...Nf6, 2...e…
  14. Is this opening winnable for b… kiwiheretic I had this opening played against me. I played black. https://en.l…
  15. Chess puzzle 65110 MrGM And this puzzle is just stupid-https://en.lichess.org/training/65119
  16. Chess puzzle 65110 MrGM https://en.lichess.org/training/65110 In this puzzle the best move is…
  17. New moves in studies not saving DunnoItAll A lot of times when I enter a bunch of moves in my studies devoted to …
  18. need advice on how to play aga… ColostomyBag Castle queenside & push king side pawns.
  19. tournament bug risky-chess It can be some type of bug.
  20. Congratulations to Ultimate_SH… XYU_BAM Who is the Ultimate Gamer? Is he a titled player or a legit player or …
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