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How to build a simplified Sicilian defence reperoire

I have been playing chess practically all of my life but during phases, I would play a lot for a couple of months and then spend a whole year without playing. Right now I am in one of those phases ...
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How to compose retrograde analysis problems?

Are there any books or articles devoted to composing retrograde analysis problems? It seems that you would need some techniques beyond ones for standard problems.
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Good books to learn Sveshnikov Sicilian

I'm a club player around 2100 FIDE rating trying to learn the Sicilian Sveshnikov, with the black pieces, for long time controls (2 hours/game). What books do I need to read in order to learn this ...
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Trying to locate an old puzzle

A friend of mine showed me a great white-to-mate-in-three puzzle back in the late '50s or early '60s. Unfortunately he doesn't recall it. I can remember a few things: It was composed by someone from ...
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Around 00-01 Fide had a great online arena. What happened to that?

I remember this from the days entering high school ;) Fide.com has this very well made online game room, much like yahoo's in terms of functionality, but much cleaner and with some funky rating system ...
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Chess Position Trainer

I just started playing with Chess Position Trainer and I really enjoy the experience of playing through the "Closed Sicilian” repetoir that comes pre-loaded. The manual mentions that you can build ...
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The Knight is stronger in Rapid/Blitz than it is in classical time controls. How many centipawns does the Knight gain in Rapid and in Blitz?

In blitz, the knight is stronger than the bishop. - Vlastmil Hort I am using this point value system for classical time controls (at least one hour per player): Pawn = 1 Knight = 3.25 Bishop = ...
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In ChessBase 12, when viewing an Opening Tree, why do all the games always stop near move 26?

I have ChessBase 12 64Bit. To create an Opening Tree I do the following steps: I click on "Mega Database 2014". I filter all the 5.8 millions games like I want (for example, taking only the games ...
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Website for playing Cylinder Chess

Does anybody know a website where I can play Cylinder Chess? I'm looking for something similar to Chess.com but for Cylinder.
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Material for knowing more about Cylinder Chess

I love the usual way of playing chess, but I also like a lot Cylinder chess. Does anybody know a book, website or other way of learning more about it? Like maybe a strategy book about cylinder chess ...
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Has the Soviet movie “Grandmaster” ever been translated into English?

I am looking for audio or subtitle English translation of this movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382724/ - does anyone know if that is available anywhere?
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Chess Research Analysis Setup

For research purposes, I would like to have a chess engine hooked up to a tablebase where I can be guaranteed that the chess engine is looking at ALL moves and calls the tablebase in real time in ...
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Why is it rare to see unusual “special” opening preparation by trailing player late in a match?

Taking the recent Anand-Carlsen match as an example, I know that grandmasters spend incredible amounts of time in opening preparation, and Anand's play to refute certain lines of the Berlin defense ...
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Open Ruy Lopez for Black

Why there are no good videos on Open Ruy Lopez for Black? Is the variation too bad for Black? There are lots of videos from the White side, but I did not find any good videos from the black side; why ...
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What are some methods that tournaments use to limit draws?

There has been a rising faction of chess players who believe that professional chess is too drawish. What are some ways that tournaments fight against the prevalence of draws?

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