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Fastest way to place pieces in a cheesboard [on hold]

What is the fastest way to place the pieces in the starting position? What is the best trick to do so? Place pawns or pieces first. Put in place whatever you catch? Blacks then whites(Or vice versa) ...
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Number of positions with specifically a number of pieces

Positions in Chess Games This is a question asked earlier on the site. Now I am wondering, what can be the number of positions for a certain number of pieces. Like 8 pieces for example. Is there a ...
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Positions in Chess Games

There have been several questions regarding possible number of chess games. for example - Database of every possible move in chess However Can there be an estimate on the number of "allowable" chess ...
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For best chess players… Help me [closed]

I have one question in my mind that while playing chess game with real person... . I also want to become winner.not only me but all starters. . 1. What do you feel. 2. How do you think. 3. How can you ...
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How to craft a chess set?

I'm thinking to have fun this summer, trying to craft my own wooden chess set. Has anyone tried doing so? How should I proceed? What materials to buy? what guides to follow?
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How to determine the value of a chess set?

I'm buying this set. It looks expensive, yet it's cheap. So how to determine the value of a set? How much does a first class set usually cost? Does it include a timer or any accessories? Are there ...
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Electronic chessboard, what are they used for?

I once saw a GM on youtube using an electronic chessboard, a board that could be plugged to a computer. I liked the idea. What is it used for? When should one consider buying it?
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Are alphanumeric style chessboards becoming less popular?

It seems that most of the chessboards being offered for sale in the House of Staunton or Regency Chess - except for cheap vinyl tournament chess boards - do not have alphanumeric coordinates marked on ...
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Why is a 0x88 chessboard array of size 128 bytes when 0x88 is decimal 136?

I am starting to look at chessboard representation with the 0x88 hex array board rep, but I'm getting confused! Please help me understand it properly! The 0x88 chess board representations I have seen ...
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Chess Pieces like classic 1997 “Pure Mate” ad

I used to have this print up on my locker in highschool, and have had a blown-up, framed version in my living room for the past several years. I've recently started playing chess regularly again and ...
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I blunder too much on wooden sets?

I have played 99% of my games online, I have seen and learn almost everything related to chess with the fonts Alpha or Mérida, either through diagrams or games, etc . However, when I play with actual ...
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What are some good quality magnetic chess sets?

I'm looking for an attractive (probably all-wood external) magnetic chess set that has reasonably strong magnets and pieces of relatively normal size; I've had enough of the chinsy plastic ones with ...