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How to reach ELO Rating 2000?

I started playing chess a year ago, now my chess ELO rating is 750. How much time it takes for me to reach 2000 ELO rating assuming i play 2 hours of chess everyday? Is working on ELO rating ...
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Chess Report for school?

I have a chess report to do for my school and I was wondering if anyone could describe chess in detail to help me out.
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How come this king and knight + rook pawn vs king endgame not drawn?

Here is a picture of the starting position. White to move. [FEN "8/8/8/3nk1pp/8/3K2PP/5P2/8 w - - 0 1"] 1. f3 h4 2. f4+ gxf4 3.gxf4+ Kxf4 4. Ke2 Kg3 5. Kf1 Kxh3 6. Kg1 Kg3 1. f3 h4 2. f4+ gxf4 ...
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Highly inconsistent playing level

I have a very inconsistent playing level, which is very strange to me. Sometimes I'd make an almost-brilliant move (usually a tactical sacrifice, which once made an IM stare at me with awe) and other ...
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The borg against d4?

Until recently, I played the London System, which served be well and was very solid, but every game I played was very similar and dull. However, I have now started playing "Grob's Attack" as white, ...
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Beginners question: Controlling the center

As a beginner I've been studying openings for center control. I am having a hard time finding the next lessons and steps when I actually have the upper hand in the center. Now I realise I don't ...
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Why almost nobody plays …6…b5 here?

[FEN ""] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 everybody plays 6... e6 and then ...b5. Is 6...b5 right now a mistake? I ...
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Convert between different rating systems

Is there a table somewhere that shows how to convert between all the various rating systems? US Chess seems to indicate that ratings would be converted from others to play in their tournaments.
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Meaning of move stats in opening databases

I naively thought that if I picked the biggest winning move (for example using white) in the database and kept picking moves that white would always win, but at some point the advantage for white ...
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Why did Bobby Fischer quit chess after the match with Spassky?

I am not asking about the 1975 "resignation" to Karpov, but why do you think Bobby Fischer gradually lost interest in competitive chess after becoming World Champion? Jews or not Jews, he did not play ...
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Are there any vegetarian or vegan Masters apart from Anand?

Are there any other vegetarian or vegan chess GM players, apart from Vishy Anand?
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Chess players who committed murder

Apart from Raymond Weinstein, are there any other examples of chess players of at least Master strength who committed murder?
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achieving Master strength

Although even Masters can play very badly at times, especially against other Masters, and apart from ELO ratings, how to you get the feeling that you are definitely of "Master" strength, and no longer ...
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Kasparov trying to poison Kamsky

Did the mature Gata Kamsky ever try to explain the accusations against Kasparov in the early 1990s about Kasparov trying to poison him? I remember at least a couple interviews in New in Chess magazine ...
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Contemporary eccentric chess players [on hold]

Can anyone please mention a few contemporary chess players who are considered to be eccentrinc, or behaving sometimes in strange ways, and why? Everybody names V. Ivanchuk is this regard, but are ...
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Why is the Scheveningen Sicilian almost never seen nowadays at top-level chess?

It seems to me that although we see lots of Sicilians, especially Najdorfs, Tajmanovs, and Kans, the once popular Scheveningen variation (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 -- or 2...e6 ...
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Repertoire book on the Ruy Lopez exchange variation?

[FEN ""] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 Is there a good opening repertoire book for White advocating the Ruy Lopez exchange variation?
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Why is taking the e4 Pawn considered risky here?

[FEN ""] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.f4?! Almost nobody takes the e4 Pawn with 8...b4, and then N or B takes e4. Is there a clear refutation by White, or is it ...
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Why is …e5 dubious here?

[fen ""] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! Why is ...e5 considered dubious for Black here, although it is considered sort of a refutation after the move 5.f3?! e5! What's the ...
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What are some good books on the Italian game, including the Evans Gambit and Two Knights Defense family of openings?

It's been about 10 years since I played tournament chess regularly. My last rating was 1586 USCF, but it had been as high as 1717. I recently decided to get back into playing chess, and am looking ...
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Is it true that at any time only one piece can put king in check

I am writing a simple chess game in which I have to determine the end game conditions. My algorithm requires the piece that is putting the opponent king in check, and checks the following: King ...
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New to SCID, Where should I begin?

I read "SCID database" mentioned many times in different chess forums. As a regular chessbase/pgn user, I wonder what difference it makes and where I should begin. Thanks!
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Is it illegal to write clock time in the score sheet during tournaments?

I have the habit of noting the clock time near my moves in tournament. I've been doing this for years now, but today a friend told me it is illegal according to FIDE. I wonder what is the regulation ...
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What features can I add to this FIDE chess application?

FIDE CHESS APPLICATION Other than an interactive chess board itself (which would be a different animal in itself), what can I add to this application to improve upon visualizing and summarizing ...
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What are the best books on (A) General Theory, (B) Calculation Process/Improvement

I will introduce my request by saying that up until fairly recently I was completely oblivious to chess despite practicing as a kid, I have a clear understanding of the FIDE rules but that's about it. ...
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Adventures in the ODCL pt. 2 - How about this Endgame?

Another week, another match, this time as board 2 for the second team instead of bottom board for the firsts. Background: In the review my rating has gone up slightly to 142 ECF (~1765 Elo). My ...
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Online Chess Communities

What are some of the thriving chess community websites online. Let me start with a few examples: Chess community on Reddit Chess.com has a huge community Chess India Community What are the other ...
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Is there a misuse of the word flanking in My System by Nimzowitch?

Has anyone read the new translation of My System by Aaron Nimzowitch published by New in Chess? In it, the word flanking seems to be used to describe both the attack of a piece from the side and from ...
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Queen's Gambit Accepted, how to continue after 3. e3 c6

I was playing Queen's Gambit Accepted. How should I continue after 3. e3 c6? I had no idea what to do after that. [FEN ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 c6
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How to measure my elo with using deep fritz 14?

I think I’ve heard deep fritz estimates elo and shows to user, but I don’t know how.
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Is any chess software specifically for forced mates?

Is any chess software specifically for forced mates? In particular, such software can only prune the search tree when it can prove that the the move doesn't affect the existence of length of a ...
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What's the name of this opening for white?

What's the name of this structure after white castling ?
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What is the name of this pawn structure for black, with doubled c and f pawns?

Is there any name for this pawn structure?
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Is it possible to achieve this goal? Asking strong chess players [closed]

I am 14 years old. Several months ago, I was introduced to chess. I loved the game, and it quickly became all I think about. I only learned the rules of chess at 11/12 and only played it from 8 months ...
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Slav - Theory Heavy Book

I have come to the realization that studying opening theory is far and away my favorite aspect of chess. That being said I am looking for a comprehensive theory heavy book on the Slav. I would like ...
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USCF Ruling - Resignation confusion after reaching results sheet

At a tournament I was participating in last weekend, there was an interesting situation that happened and the TD did not know how to handle the situation. White said something along the lines of "I ...
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Lichess.org rating vs rating in real life

How does a chess rating at Lichess.org compare against a rating in real life, in classic chess (more than 8 min)?
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B+N worth R + how many pawns?

Purely by piece counting, B+N is worth R + 1P. But I've seen lots of time when the exchange favours the side who holds B+N. In one variation of Scotch, white exchanges R+2P for B+N and is still slight ...
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Lichess vs chess.com blitz ratings [duplicate]

On chess.com I have a blitz rating that hovers around 1000, but on lichess my tournament blitz rating is around 1500 and I can go toe-to-toe with 1600 players. Are they using the same rating systems? ...
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Is this a legitimate defence to Ruy Lopez openings?

When I play the Ruy Lopez opening, I usually get my bishop chased all the way down to the second rank by two pawns. I don't know if this is common at higher levels of play but it seems like a ...
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Standalone chess problem solver for Android

Please advise android app to solve chess problems without internet connection as well. It should be possible to manually edit board according to the problem. I need this for a person who is a novice ...
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How do players “see” several moves ahead

How can you predict what your opponent will play in the next 5 turns, 7 turns, ten turns. If the game is like a tree, then the more the turns the more it will branch out. How can a player accurately ...
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What was the last open tournament Anand participated in before this Gibraltar 2016 event?

When and what was the last open tournament that Vishy Anand participated in before this 2016 Gibraltar Open ?
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Average ELO of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016?

Wondering what the average ELO of Average ELO of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016 is? And if it falls to any Rating category that Elite tournaments usually have.
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Could Karpov defend against Kasparov in 1990 championship?

I have watched this video, where Kasparov explains the variations after his knight sacrifice. However, the position he analyses starting from 3:08, I think I am missing something. Kasparov vs Karpov, ...
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E-Ink/Digital Paper for Display

I like to play with my favourite android chess app on a tablet. On the other hand I like the sun in my room. I the sun is too strong, then up to now I go to a dark area in my room. Is there a way ...
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Is Chess a solved game

Chess is a Zero sum game, of limited decisions. The number of possible moves at any given point, and the number of possible states of the board, are all finite. Tic-Tac-Toe, is one of the easiest ...
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Can a player play on more than one team in the USATE?

Can a Chess Player play on more than one team either as a regular player or as an "alternate" in the USATE 2016?
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Adventures from the ODCL - How To Play The Endgame?

Well the league restarted after the Christmas break this week and here's much of my latest effort with a couple of questions afterwards - I haven't shown the whole game for reasons that I hope will ...
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4 Player chess strategies

Are there any nice strategies for 4 player chess? (Bughouse chess) How to open, how to win? I have not found anything good on the web.

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