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What does “Precision: White = nn%, Black = nn%” mean in a game broadcast by chessbase.com?

The game "Salgado L, Iván - Arroyo R, Jesús, 83rd ESP-ch 1-0", shows this annotation after the last move: "Precision: White = 93%, Black = 18%." What does that phrase mean? ref: https://es.chessbase....
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Sites which provide annotated openings (preferably interactive)

I'm looking for a site that provides well-annotated openings, giving at least the first 15-20 moves of major openings and allowing me to explore their main variations and lines (by clicking on the ...
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Comment/variation with different starting position

When annotating games, I sometimes want to add a comment which starts from a position that is different from the current position. Like: 1. d4 d5 2.c4 { Our previous game went 1.e4 c5 ...} Or: ...
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Unfamiliar with this move notation

I'm not even sure what to call this one. I'm reading Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation and Gambit System by Anatoly Karpov. In the first chapter karpov mentions a move order: e4 c6 d4 d5 f3 So ...
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Automated annotation of good moves

It is easy enough to use a chess engine to "annotate" a game to the extent of pointing out mistakes and blunders: when the evaluation function drops by greater than a certain amount, the move is ...
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How are chess variations meant to be read

This is a sample position from a book (no further details are given to avoid copyright issues). I can read the first line and follow it in my mind, departing from the figure. But the continuation in ...
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What does the annotation symbol “TR” mean?

I've seen commentators use this symbol at the end of their analysis but I don't know what it means. Does anyone know?
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Enter non-game moves in Chessbase

One problem I have with Chessbase is that often I need to enter moves that are non sequential in a comment. For example, I might have a comment like "with the idea of g5 followed by Bb7". There is no ...
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Delete annotations in pgn games

Using ChessBase 13, I saved a bunch of games in PGN format. Is there a simple way to suppress the comments of all annotated games? I would like to avoid doing it one by one.
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What is the purpose of editorial comments in Informants?

I was browsing an old Informant today and came across an editorial comment, marked with RR. I've seen several of them at the beginning of a game that reference another game, involving a completely ...
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Calculate the first N unknown moves of a chess game

Greetings fellow chess friends, Here is a quick idea that came to my mind. I am interested in writing a software that is able to calculate and/or guess the first n unknown moves of a given chess ...
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Using Tarrasch Chess GUI to annotate

I just started using Tarrasch so I am learning how it works. I usually play on chess.com and after the game I ask for the computer analysis which usually when an annotation is added it first adds the ...
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Java Library for PGN parser

I would like to find a Java library that will allow me to read a PGN file that could contain several chess games, probably with comments inserted also. But, it won't be used to generate moves or play ...
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Understand some of my positional mistakes

Would somebody mind taking a look at my game that I annotated below. I am having difficulty understanding a few of my mistakes. (Namely on moves 5,7,12,17). Thanks. [FEN ""] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 ...
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What does D and +— mean in chess annotation

When using stockfish to annotate some of my games, I will often get the symbols D and +-- which I can't find definitions for. I was thinking that sings +- means decisive advantage for white that maybe ...
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Commented games for beginners

I'm looking for a website where we can find annotated games for beginners. I mean games with basic comments and lenght of the game is short. The best would be that we can see the pieces moving but ...
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Good resource for annotated games

I'm finding annotated chess games very handy to increase my level of chess knowledge. Are there any recommendations on good online resources for annotated games? I've found a few, but the annotations ...
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FIDE rules regarding use of foreign languages in algebraic notation

Article 8.1a states that: In the course of play each player is required to record his own moves and those of his opponent in the correct manner, move after move, as clearly and legibly as ...
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What does “+-” mean in algebraic notation?

I'm familiar with chess notation, but this has left me scratching my head. Looking at this answer, I see two games ending with moves marked as "+-" or "-+" (plus-minus or minus-plus). What does this ...
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What does it mean to win “by force”?

I occasionally see annotations/commentary where a move / line is said to make (for example) white win "by force". I am unsure if it has the general sense of "this move initiates a forcing sequence ...
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Automatically annotating the beginning of my games

I play chess online and use an engine to review the game afterwards. This works well when I get out of the opening, but under my current configuration (Raptor GUI running StockFish) I don't get great ...
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Online personalized database resource

I'm searching for the possibility of having my personal database of annotated games in the cloud, my games included. I already read this post: 1) http://chessmicrobase.com/ looks nice, although basic, ...
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I would like an iPad app for annotating my games

I would like an app for annotating my games and/or replay others' games. Do you have any suggestions?