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Eastern Blitz 2h 320
Eastern Classical 2h 30m 131
Hourly Crazyhouse 57m 26
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 95
U2000 Blitz 57m 26
Hourly Bullet 27m 29
U1600 Classical 57m 0
Hourly Blitz 57m 0
Hourly Crazyhouse 57m 0
Harikrishna 1.5+0 Anti Rated 1h 20m 20
Ding 4+2 Atom Rated 2h 10
von Popiel 2+0 Rated 45m 5
Gibaud 0+1 KotH Rated 50m 1
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  2. Third Check=Checkmate acgusta2 In this game I won by both checking the king three times and giving ch…
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  4. My easy answer to the Hallowee… LDog11 Very interesting, thanks. Do you know why it's called that?
  5. Blunders Ruin My Game sneakywalrus Does anybody else have this problem? I'll play a game, usually winning…
  6. Best opening for black??? OneOfTheQ Borrowing a response pattern from many other disciplines (Best diet? T…
  7. Viewing moves from the opponen… chessanalyst Since I started playing seriously the first thing I think about is wha…
  8. Viewing moves from the opponen… kthejoker I feel I'm pretty good at evaluating my own position in a vacuum, what…
  9. Best opening for black??? chessanalyst The French is decent though I don't personally believe in it many peop…
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  11. Best opening for black??? Reifier There really isn't a 'best'. They all have strong points and weaknesse…
  12. My easy answer to the Hallowee… todo_pro Not really playable. The engine gives white a considerable advantage a…
  13. Thematic tourn headlines misl… Toutatis Technically, not just the thematic ones. For example, the "hourly hype…
  14. is a great chess s… NoPatzer123 To Staff of Thank you very much! Your excellent work is…
  15. Do you approve of this game by… chessanalyst Maroczy Bind pawn sacrifice leads t…
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  17. 5.cxd3 (instead of 5.Bxd3) in … Kitty-Meow as a caro-kann player. i've…
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  19. My easy answer to the Hallowee… Toadofsky For a fun casual game, maybe 4... Nxe4 is also playable?
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