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Hourly Classical 1h 57m 202
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  1. A 0-0-0 game excluding my rath… okgo My 2 cents... 5... Nxd5 is ok. But 6... Nxc3 is incoherent with 3..…
  2. A 0-0-0 game excluding my rath… SelfmateMan until 5...Nxd5?! your opp played this well. Then you played it well.
  3. Team option for 'Create Tourna… emm1366 I prefer a way to invite on line people of the same rating.
  4. Icon for chess software users SelfmateMan not a bad idea, icon could be red instead of green. Edit: no, that …
  5. Thanks for the awesome new fea… DrHack I'm a big fan of the table base feature too ;)
  6. Thanks for the awesome new fea… KingDeathGR Fantastic work !! Thank you lichess team.
  7. Icon for chess software users pesetero I suggest : I need to know (before to start a game) if my opponent…
  8. Philidor Defense: Lion Variati… kettwiesel 'Black Lion' sounds nice opening system. GM Simon Williams made a ente…
  9. My worst game ever. achja @chessanalyst #8 You like pawn grabbing ? Then studying the games of …
  10. A 0-0-0 game excluding my rath… chessanalyst OTB game played against a 1400. The ending blunder XD. https://en.lic…
  11. Team option for 'Create Tourna… jadube The 'Create Tournament' feature is great. And, I can use the Private o…
  12. Limit to forced checkmate dete… FM NobodyReally All peanuts. Look at this. http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess/perfe…
  13. Feature Request: FOCUS from ch… Oscar_Varela There's a new feature when playing online on chess.com and it's called…
  14. Limit to forced checkmate dete… TheUnknownGuy I've seen a mate in 43 once. (King vs King, Bishop & Knight)
  15. Limit to forced checkmate dete… mCoombes314 I think I saw a "Mate in 58" once, but that was probably read off a ta…
  16. Thanks for the awesome new fea… IsolatedPun-Youtube OMG this is awesome, now with the new threat function I can see why gr…
  17. Thanks for the awesome new fea… ScaccoLento i hope lichess add it on the Android App too :)
  18. Kool game Yi_Chaoxiang I destroy my opponent with singel night! https://en.lichess.org/Orb…
  19. Thanks for the awesome new fea… SoulPeace thank you so much thibault for giving so much attention to your awsome…
  20. Thanks for the awesome new fea… seanysean @thibault Thanks for the great tip and the feature!!
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