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March 7, 2021 15:44:15
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March 7, 2021 14:29:33
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March 7, 2021 13:10:03
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Your post was removed by the moderators: **Low-effort submissions are not allowed.** Removed because we don't allow Memes/jokes (feel free to submit to /r/anarchychess). You can read the full [rules of /r/chess here](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/rules?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=usertext&utm_name=chess&utm_content=t5_2qhr7).
March 7, 2021 12:26:25
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March 7, 2021 12:25:42
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March 7, 2021 12:13:40
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March 7, 2021 10:08:06
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March 7, 2021 10:04:13
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> It is curious, that you and more put more effort to defend the attackers than people who defend Gothamchess. You have no idea what you’re talking about and are just whining because your comment got removed. I have banned around 30 accounts of people brigading from outside groups to attack Levy- which I would do for any brigade, there’s nothing special about Levy. I’ve removed dozens of comments from the same people. And I don’t care much for “ackshually I’m xenophobic, not racist”. If you suggest to witch hunt anyone again you will be banned. End of discussion.
March 7, 2021 08:15:51
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March 7, 2021 05:55:33
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March 7, 2021 05:12:46
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March 7, 2021 02:15:46
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March 6, 2021 23:57:45
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March 6, 2021 23:41:01
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March 6, 2021 23:11:10
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March 6, 2021 22:24:20
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March 6, 2021 22:20:13
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Your question was removed because it concerns one of the basic rules of chess. Please make sure [to review the game rules](https://learn.chessbase.com/en/page/the-rules-of-chess) (scroll down to the section that addresses your specific squestion) and/or visit /r/chessbeginners for further such questions. You can read the full [rules of /r/chess here](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/rules?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=usertext&utm_name=chess&utm_content=t5_2qhr7).
March 6, 2021 21:01:54
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March 6, 2021 20:45:17
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March 6, 2021 20:35:34
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March 6, 2021 20:35:29
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March 6, 2021 20:20:07
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March 6, 2021 20:02:49
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March 6, 2021 18:31:34
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March 6, 2021 18:31:25
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March 6, 2021 18:28:18
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March 6, 2021 17:56:34
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March 6, 2021 17:33:39
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March 6, 2021 14:05:32
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We can probably all agree that Carlsen's height has nothing to do with chess, hence removing. You can ask [Carlsen's PR team](https://company.playmagnus.com/press).
March 6, 2021 13:57:01
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Your post was removed by the moderators: Your post was removed because it is a very common question or post that is addressed in the /r/chess **[FAQ](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/faq)** and/or **[Online Resources](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/resources)** pages. Here is the relevant section: **[What is a stalemate, and why is it not a checkmate?](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/faq#wiki_what_is_a_stalemate.2C_and_why_is_it_not_a_checkmate.3F)** A stalemate happens when your opponent has no legal moves to make on his/her turn, but is also not directly in check. It is **not** considered a checkmate, since the prerequisite for a checkmate is that your opponent must be in check in the first place! In chess, you win when your opponent is in check and has no legal moves to get out of check (checkmate). In stalemate, you've only fulfilled half of that definition. In this case, you do not win -- the game is unconditionally declared a draw! Stalemate is a very important rule that **will not be changed**, no matter how many impassioned letters you write to your local chess federation. It is a pattern that helps define specific endgame drawing techniques, and is critical to learn. To avoid stalemates, try to continually deliver checks until mate, or ensure that your opponent's king has a move until you can set up a mate. There are some lessons on identifying stalemate on [Lichess](https://lichess.org/learn#/16). The official definition of *stalemate*, per the [USCF rulebook](http://www.uschess.org/docs/gov/chessrules/US_Chess_Rule_Book_Chapters_1_2_11_v7.0.pdf): > A game is drawn when the king of the player to move is not in check **and** that player has no legal move. This type of draw is called stalemate. Providing that the opponent’s previous move is legal, this immediately ends the game. You can read the full [rules of /r/chess here](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/rules?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=usertext&utm_name=chess&utm_content=t5_2qhr7).
March 6, 2021 13:12:26
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March 6, 2021 13:03:18
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March 6, 2021 13:02:30
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March 6, 2021 12:53:17
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March 6, 2021 12:45:14
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March 6, 2021 12:44:50
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March 6, 2021 12:44:27
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March 6, 2021 12:44:06
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March 6, 2021 12:43:58
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March 6, 2021 07:30:22
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Please don't just post pictures of random chess players with no chess-related context, newsworthy or otherwise.
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Your post was removed by the moderators: **[I pushed my pawn two spaces forward next to an enemy pawn, and the opponent somehow captured it! Is this a bug?](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/faq#wiki_i_pushed_my_pawn_two_spaces_forward_next_to_an_enemy_pawn.2C_and_the_opponent_somehow_captured_it.21_is_this_a_bug.3F)** *Further Information: [One Weird Pawn Trick](https://www.chess.com/terms/en-passant)* This is not a bug, this is called *en passant* (French for "in passing"). The *en passant* rule allows for a special pawn capture, where a pawn that moves two spots from its starting square [can be captured by a directly adjacent enemy pawn as if it had moved forward only one square](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Ajedrez_animaci%C3%B3n_en_passant.gif). However, it must be done the immediate next turn - if the opponent does not immediately capture *en passant*, they will not get a second chance with that pawn! [Wikipedia has a great entry](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_passant) explaining the nature and purpose of the rule. The official definition of *en passant*, per the [USCF rulebook](http://www.uschess.org/docs/gov/chessrules/US_Chess_Rule_Book_Chapters_1_2_11_v7.0.pdf): > A pawn, attacking a square bypassed by an opponent’s pawn, the latter having advanced two squares in one move from its original square, may capture the opponent’s pawn as though the latter had moved only one square. This capture may only be made in immediate reply to such advance and is called an *en passant* (in passing) capture. Note that only a pawn that has advanced a total of exactly three squares from its original square is in position to make such a capture. You can read the full [rules of /r/chess here](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/rules?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=usertext&utm_name=chess&utm_content=t5_2qhr7).
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I just became a FMI am aware that this sub isn't for posting achievements and other similar stuff, but I can't resist sharing it and if mods decide to remove the post I completely understand. This week a closed OTB standard tournament was organized in my town. There were 10 players invited including me (1 GM, 2 IMs, 5 FMs and 2 untitled players). I started the tournament with 2208 ELO and finished with 2304, thus completing the requirement for the title. I am extremely happy that my work has paid off, and that my town got it's first chess master. Here are the links of the tournament and games: https://chess-results.com/tnr548592.aspx?lan=1 https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2021-it-konjic-open Edit: I have decided to not answer to this thread anymore due to recieving blatant insults and threats. If you felt acomplishment in wishing death to a minor, well done to you. I am saddened by the situation and have decided to leave this sub. Hope you have a nice day, and if you feel any regret I won't hold it against any of you. Just need a break
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Happy birthday to Anna Muzychuk, three times female world champion, three times female european champion, fourth woman to cross the 2600 Elo rating
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Pogonina came very well prepared for the championship, determined to show her best chess at home soil. Previously she had almost exclusively opted for the line with } ( 6...Bb7 { One recent example is from the Olympiad in Tromso: } 7.d3 Be7 8.a3 O-O 9.Nc3 d6 10.Re1 Nb8 $5 11.Ne2 c5 12.Ng3 Nc6 13.Nf5 Bc8 14.Nxe7+ Qxe7 { Gara,T (2321)-Pogonina, N (2479) Tromso 2014 } ) 7.Re1 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Nb8 { The Breyer is a brand new line for both players. } 10.d4 Nbd7 11.a4 { A relatively rare line. Albeit a typical move in the Spanish, here it is not very effective as the black bishop was heading to b7 anyway. } ( 11.Nbd2 { is the most common continuation. } ) 11...Bb7 12.Nbd2 c5 { Pogonina is once again showing good prep and follows the main line. } ( { Also good is } 12...Rb8 13.axb5 axb5 14.d5 c6 15.dxc6 Bxc6 16.Bc2 Qc7 17.Nf1 b4 { Astaneh Lopez,A (2398)-Mamedyarov,S (2729) Istanbul 2012 } ) 13.d5 c4 14.Bc2 Nc5 15.Nf1 Re8 16.Ng3 g6 17.Be3 Qc7 { Both players did the mandatory moves. Black did better though and equalized comfortably. } 18.Nd2 ( { Or: } 18.Nh2 h5 19.Nf3 Reb8 20.Qe2 Bc8 21.Ra2 Bd7 22.axb5 axb5 23.Rea1 Rxa2 24.Rxa2 Qc8 25.Qd1 { 1/2-1/2 (25) Matlakov,M (2487)-Khruschiov, A (2498) St Petersburg 2009 } ) 18...Bf8 19.Qe2 Nfd7 $1 { Pogonina is consistently looking for play on the queenside. } 20.f3 { The actual novelty. All of this has been seen in a total of eleven games and White always continued with } ( 20.Ra3 { with the idea of doubling the rooks before opening the a-file. Black can now force her opponent to make a decision with the move } 20...Nb6 { and after } 21.axb5 axb5 { will be followed by liquidation of the rooks along the a file and possible draw } 22.Rea1 Rxa3 23.Rxa3 Ra8 ( 23...Bc8 { is more fightful } 24.Qd1 Bd7 25.Qa1 Nba4 { Fleischanderl,F (2496)-Mrkvicka,J (2469) corr. 2002 } ) ) 20...Nb6 21.a5 { Muzychuk closes the queenside and wants to concentrate on the other wing where she is stonger by definition. The problem with this approach is that the pawn on a5 might be vulnerable later. } 21...Nbd7 22.Nh1 $1 { White needs the g-pawn for the attack. The other advance fails tactically: } ( 22.f4 $2 exf4 23.Bxf4 Bxd5 ) 22...Be7 23.g4 Qd8 $1 { Good understanding of the position. Pogonina fights for the dark squares. } 24.Qf2 Bh4 $6 { Somewhat too sophisticated to my taste. } ( 24...Bg5 { at once in order to swap off the bishops was very comfortable for Black. After } 25.Ng3 Bf4 { is good followed by Qd8-h4. } ( { or also } 25...Bxe3 26.Rxe3 Qh4 ) ) 25.Ng3 Rc8 26.Kg2 { White's game is easier as she basically has only one plan: to carry out the f3-f4 advance. } 26...Nf8 27.Rf1 Bg5 28.f4 exf4 29.Bxf4 { With the disappearance of the pawn pair some important things happened: 1) The f-file is now opened for the white pieces and White can exert pressure on it. 2) The d4-square is available for the white knights. 3) The e5-square is a wonderful outpost for the black knights. 4) The typical knight sacrifice Ng3-f5 gained in strength thanks to the extra space White has. All in all the transformations are favorable for White and Muzychuk's game is much easier. Furthermore, she got an attacking position, her most beloved thing. Did you know that people already name her Miss Tactics in Sochi? } 29...Rc7 { Overprotects f7. } ( { Or } 29...Bxf4 30.Qxf4 Rc7 ( 30...Re7 31.h4 ) 31.Rf2 { followed by Ra1-f1 and Qf4-h6. } ( 31.Qh6 $5 ) ) 30.Bxg5 Qxg5 31.Nf3 Qe7 ( { Perhaps Black should have plunged in with } 31...Qf4 32.Qd4 Nfd7 { as none of the discovered attacks is particularly dangerous. But who can really play with a queen that exposed? } ) 32.Nd4 Qe5 { Pogonina decided to move away from the dangerous Ng3 (d4)-f5 threat. However, the precise calculation of the line } ( 32...Nfd7 $5 { (to bring the knight to e5) } 33.Ngf5 gxf5 34.Nxf5 Qf6 35.Nh6+ { reveals that Black is not forced to get checkmated after } 35...Qxh6 $2 ( { But can choose instead } 35...Kg7 $1 36.Qxf6+ Nxf6 37.Nf5+ Kf8 38.Nxd6 Nfxe4 { and if anyone is better here it is definitely not White! } ) 36.Qxf7+ Kh8 37.Qxe8+ ) ( { On the other hand after } 32...Ncd7 { the sacrifice seem to lead to a very powerful attack after } 33.Ngf5 gxf5 34.Nxf5 Qf6 35.Qd2 $3 Kh8 36.Nh6 Qe7 37.Rxf7 ( 37.Nxf7+ Kg8 38.Nh6+ ) 37...Qd8 { with a nice choice- } 38.Nf5 ( 38.Qf4 ) ( 38.Raf1 ) ) 33.h4 h6 { This weakening might be a bit too much although it is not easy at all to sit and wait while your opponent is improving the position. At this stage of the game both the players had very little time left. } 34.Qd2 Bc8 { Black hardly has any good defense. } ( 34...Kh7 35.h5 $1 { is devastating. } ) ( 34...Kg7 $2 { loses on the spot after } 35.Ngf5+ $1 gxf5 36.Rxf5 $1 Qe7 37.Rh5 ) ( { Perhaps } 34...Qg7 { is the lesser evil which will be similar to the game continuation after } 35.Qf4 ) 35.Nc6 ( { There was nothing wrong with } 35.Qxh6 Bxg4 36.Rf4 Bc8 37.h5 { with a strong attack. } ) 35...Qg7 36.Qf4 Rd7 37.Rf2 Bb7 38.Nd4 Re5 39.Nf3 Re8 40.g5 h5 41.Nd4 { The time trouble is over and Muzychuk continues to mount pressure. } 41...Qe5 42.Qd2 Rc7 43.Raf1 Ree7 44.Rf6 { The queen is in danger, the threat being Nd4-f3 to trap it. } 44...Red7 45.R6f4 b4 { Pogonina decided that the moment for counterplay has come, but Muzychuk's position is rock solid. } 46.Nf3 ( 46.cxb4 Nd3 { was Black's idea, although the complications should nevertheless favor White after } 47.Nge2 Nxf4+ 48.Qxf4 $1 Qxf4 49.Rxf4 Rd8 50.Ba4 $1 { with the intention to shoot the knight on its way to e5. } ) 46...Qg7 ( { Or else Black loses the exchange after } 46...bxc3 47.Nxe5 cxd2 48.Nxd7 Nfxd7 49.Rxf7 ) 47.cxb4 Nd3 48.Rf6 { Muzychuk sacrifices the exchange to keep the situation under control, but there was no need of doing this. } ( { It seems as both players missed that the counterplay can be stopped by the neat } 48.Bxd3 cxd3 49.Ne1 $1 ) 48...Nh7 49.Nd4 Nxf6 50.gxf6 Qf8 51.Ba4 { The culmination of the game. } ( { White is better after } 51.Bxd3 cxd3 52.Qxd3 { although the black rooks will start working now on the c-file. } ) ( { But much stronger was } 51.Nxh5 $1 { with the possible line } 51...gxh5 52.Bxd3 cxd3 53.Rf5 { and wins. } ) 51...Ne5 $2 { Now it is all over. White will have it all: the mating attack and the material advantage. } ( { For good or for bad Pogonina had to keep the exchange and hope for the best after } 51...Rd8 52.Nxh5 $1 Rb8 53.Ng3 { although I doubt that this is survivable. } ) 52.Bxd7 Rxd7 53.Nf3 ( 53.Nxh5 { at once works as well: } 53...gxh5 54.Qg5+ Ng6 55.Qxh5 { followed by Qh5-g4 and h4-h5 but there is no need to sacrifice a piece in this match situation. } ) 53...Ng4 54.Nxh5 $1 { Muzychuk finally made it to her opponent's king. } 54...gxh5 55.Qg5+ Kh8 56.Qxh5+ Nh6 ( 56...Qh6 57.Qxg4 ) 57.Kh2 Qg8 58.Rg1 { Mariya Muzychuk is just a point away from the title! [Annotations by GM Dejan Bojkov] } 1-0[/pgn]
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On the other hand - in the US - you can be born here, become president, and some people will still think you are a foreigner from Kenya.
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**2. Don’t engage in abusive, discriminatory, or bigoted behavior.** Chess is a game played by people all around the world of many different cultures and backgrounds. Be respectful of this fact and do not engage in racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory behavior.
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Trying to consolidate threads on this topic. Please shift to the original discussion: https://redd.it/lstj90
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Trying to consolidate threads on this topic. Please shift to the original discussion: https://redd.it/lstj90
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This is a very common repost: https://redd.it/humtd3
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**[I pushed my pawn two spaces forward next to an enemy pawn, and the opponent somehow captured it! Is this a bug?](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/faq#wiki_i_pushed_my_pawn_two_spaces_forward_next_to_an_enemy_pawn.2C_and_the_opponent_somehow_captured_it.21_is_this_a_bug.3F)** *Further Information: [One Weird Pawn Trick](https://www.chess.com/terms/en-passant)* This is not a bug, this is called *en passant* (French for "in passing"). The *en passant* rule allows for a special pawn capture, where a pawn that moves two spots from its starting square [can be captured by a directly adjacent enemy pawn as if it had moved forward only one square](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Ajedrez_animaci%C3%B3n_en_passant.gif). However, it must be done the immediate next turn - if the opponent does not immediately capture *en passant*, they will not get a second chance with that pawn! [Wikipedia has a great entry](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_passant) explaining the nature and purpose of the rule. The official definition of *en passant*, per the [USCF rulebook](http://www.uschess.org/docs/gov/chessrules/US_Chess_Rule_Book_Chapters_1_2_11_v7.0.pdf): > A pawn, attacking a square bypassed by an opponent’s pawn, the latter having advanced two squares in one move from its original square, may capture the opponent’s pawn as though the latter had moved only one square. This capture may only be made in immediate reply to such advance and is called an *en passant* (in passing) capture. Note that only a pawn that has advanced a total of exactly three squares from its original square is in position to make such a capture.
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Why do people say that 800-1000 elo is shit?I am a 985 elo player and I am in the 65% . A 890 elo player is about in the 50th percentile. However, these are only players who MAKE a [chess.com](https://chess.com) account, play enough games to get ranked, don't delete their account or stop playing- these are not any ordinary players. ​ I would say that you are a *pretty* good player if you are in the 50th percentile of players in [chess.com](https://chess.com). Yet everyone on reddit believes that its a bad score and you should be in the 1,000 range if you play for a long time. ​ Why is this?
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There has already been a post on this topic, [please shift to the discussion there](https://redd.it/lpaokf).
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Your post was removed because it is a very common question or post that is addressed in the /r/chess **[FAQ](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/faq)** and/or **[Online Resources](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/resources)** pages. Here is the relevant section: *** In any given position, the engine evaluation of a move is based on a continuation, which is displayed alongside the move. To figure out why your move is classified the way it is, play through the provided line and see where it leads! You may find that your move was inaccurate because you missed a killer tactic, or that your blunder allowed your opponent to trap you in a mating net. Conversely, your move may have been good because it created an imbalance (attacking an under-defended piece) or improved your position. Remember, what your opponent actually did end up playing in the game is inconsequential - a chess engine will always assume perfect play from both sides. Part of getting better at chess is analyzing your own moves, and figuring out for yourself why they were good or bad. Don't lean on engine evaluations or /r/chess users as a crutch! Keep in mind that inaccuracies are only significant when they cause a significant jump in the engine evaluation. An inaccuracy that lowers the evaluation from 3,9 to 3,2 is meaningless - you had a winning advantage before the move, and you still have one after. You don't need to hold yourself to a computer's ideal of perfection. If you have more questions about a particular move, or inaccuracies/blunders in general, you are more than welcome to make text posts about them. However, screenshots of such moves with no analysis, or posts that just ask why a particular move is a good or bad move with no attempt made to suss out the reason, will continue to be removed.
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Hello! If you're looking to get better at chess, we have lots of resources for improvement in the /r/chess **[FAQ](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/faq)** and/or **[Online Resources](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/resources)** pages. Here is the relevant section you may be interested in: *** **[How do I get better at chess?](https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/wiki/improve)**
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