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Configure the colors of the chessboard: (optional)
If you want to customize the color of the board, you can do that here.
use custom RGB values above
- Black & White
- Candy Apple
- Mellow Yellow
- Purple Haze
- Shades of Grey
- Shades of Grey II
- Sunny Day
- The Blues
- The Blues II
- Tournament Brown
- Tournament Green
- Wood I (default)
- Wood II
- Wood III
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Use this area to tell other users a little bit
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Who's your favorite player? If you don't want to do this, skip to
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Chess Viewer Deluxe
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Olga Viewer (default)
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Configure website behavior: (optional)
You can activate/deactivate various site features below.
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Show computer annotations when available.
Disable mobile features (even on mobile devices)
Do not send me emails, newsletters, etc.
Display 100 games per page (instead of 25)
Don't show me on the homepage 'recent visitors'
Don't show random tips on game pages
Side-by-side layout in Olga Viewer
Low bandwidth mode (hide avatars, photos, etc.)
Hide menu at the top of the screen
Child-safe mode (aka "Quiet Mode")
Don't display openings in search results
Longer list of players on homepage
Display newest kibitzes on top
Don't show game result (on search results, etc.)
Show small photos of players with search results
Use figurine notation (♔ ♖ ♘ etc.) where possible
Games open in new browser windows