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(Unbalanced) Double-Move chess - can white force a win?

I'm not talking about Marseillais chess (which is similar, but rules are added to reduce the advantage of the white), which is sometimes also called "balanced double-move chess". In a Double-...
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16 roses, 16x16 board; maximum double-attacked squares while all 256 squares are attacked at least once?

The rose is a piece that is best described as a "circular nightrider", able to reach up to 32 other squares from the center of a 13x13 area by making consecutive knight jumps in a rotating fashion in ...
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Full “reverse checkers” position in GM game with 12 or more pieces per player?

In yesterday's Tata Steel tournament in this game between Dubov and Artemiev this position was reached: [title "Dubov - Artemiev Tata Steel 2020"] [fen "r1r5/1p1q1pk1/2n1p1p1/2RpP2p/p2P3P/P1Q3P1/...
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Infinite sequence of consecutive checks allowing more pieces (say 9+ queens)

This is a task related to this question: Theoretical limit for the number of consecutive checks?. By a sequence of consecutive check, what we mean is white giving check, black replying with a check, ...
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Software for reading out moves of a chess games aloud

I just downloaded the Arena and SCID vs PC GUI clients;both seem wonderful and work seamlessly with most of the Chess Engines like Rybka and Stockfish. I can't wait to get started by analysing the ...
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CNN autoencoder for feature extraction for a chess position

I'm currently building a chess engine in my free time while entering my second year of my master's studies in computer science. For a class we need to perform a litterature survey of a topic and ...
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Best move arrow in Scid vs PC

Is there a way to display the best move found by the engine on the main board? Lichess has arrows showing the best move (and even for the second, third, etc best lines). Is this possible in Scid vs PC?...
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Probability of given position/piece configuration

I'm currently working on an image based FEN generator. I found a paper doing the same and they have used Stockfish to calculate the most probable piece configurations. Now I wonder if Stockfish has ...
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Human assisted handicapped engine against engine, adjustable parameters

I am looking for software preferably local interface on windows, to play human+engine against engine with access to search parameters such as depth and "greed" or dismissal factor (controlling ...
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Wrong perft result?

I'm writing a chess engine for fun. Currently I'm finishing writing the move generator. During the research I leaned about PERFT for debugging my software. Indeed, I found many bugs, some of them was "...
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Chess GUI for analysing Chaturanga?

I found chaturanga playing online at chess.com, and I love playing it, but I would also like to play my games on a GUI and analyze it with an engine, there is some GUI out there for chaturanga (or at ...
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Where are the non captured Black pieces?

[FEN "8/8/8/8/8/PP4PP/2PPPP2/NNBQKBRR w - - 0 1"] Here is a problem from my blog once more. This is the position after White's 14th move. Seven Black pieces were captured during the game ...
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Where to find cross table for 1956 Thanksgiving weekend Eastern Open?

Berliner won this tournament. Chess life/review reported it. Newspapers reported it. The Eastern Open in 1956 was Thanksgiving weekend in the YMCA in DC. Berliner won it. Rossolimo, Lombardy, ...
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How to turn off Contempt in engine analysis?

I'm trying to analyze a game with the python-chess package, and for that I want to turn off the "Analysis Contempt" option in Stockfish. However, it seems it doesn't work, and I don't know ...
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Shortest game controlling a single square 16 times?

Does someone know the shortest orthodox chess game such that a single square is directly controlled 16 times? After 1. Nf3 for instance, the square d2 is controlled 5 times. And 2. ... Qa5 pushes the ...
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Scid vs PC Score Graph

Is it possible to modify the source code to change the display of the score graph so that you are always at the bottom? Currently, the player playing White is always at the bottom.
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Will FIDE extend time limits on certain qualifications given the suspension of chess during Covid-19?

We already know that there has been very little FIDE rated chess played in April. There are a number of areas where FIDE has time limits. For example: Unrated players have 26 months to get results ...
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Where to find a list of the computer stored in the FICS Games Database?

According to the FICS Games Database there are currently 1,525 "computers stored". Such accounts are indicated by a "(C)" after the username. However, this suffix does not seem to be recorded in the ...
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FIDE Rules On Reading DURING Game

Are you allowed to read a book unrelated to chess, during a FIDE rated classical tournament game. I myself have done this a few times whilst studying for exams, but was never sure if it was allowed or ...
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running stockfish with docker and docker-compose

I have access to a powerful computer at work so naturally I want to run a chess engine on it (stockfish for now and later leela). I am trying to use docker-compose to link a stockfish image and a ...
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Xboard and a remote engine

I want to analyse chess games with xboard and stockfish. Locally this is no problem. But my PC is slow, so I have rented a faster linux server, and I want let stockfish run on it. How can I use xboard ...
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Most recent “best in world” player who would be defeated by a CM

Of the chess players who could reasonably be considered the best in the world in at least one year in history, how far back would you have to go before one of them would lose to a 2020 Candidate ...
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ICC - How to Create/Custom Board and Pieces?

I wanted to be able to customize my board and pieces on possible blitzin from the ICC and ICC for Windows. Can anyone show me how?
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CCRL games in Chessbase's reference search : not enough grand master games

I downloaded a PGN of CCRL 40/15 games from http://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/4040/CCRL-4040-commented.[1138203].pgn.7z and opened it in ChessBase, and converted it into a cbh. (I can even put ...
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SCID vs. PC: Multi-Engine Analysis

Is it possible to configure SCID to output the annotating engine in the variation itself? For example; Ne5 (Stockfish: -0.01 / +0.32 25. Bc4 ...) (Engine2: +0.20 / +0.48 25. 0-0 ...) (Engine3:...
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Using Arena (Linux version) with unequal time limits

I use Arena with different engines to study different positions. One thing I haven't figured out is whether it's possible to use Arena to play against an engine where, for instance, I give the engine ...
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Extracting “D” in Scid vs PC Analysis

Adding to this question, Scid PGN analysis using Stockfish, I ran a batch analysis using Scid. Now, I want to extract only the "D" diagrams. How can I do this?
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How to search for exact position (FEN) in CQL 5?

I am using CQL 5 port in SCIDvsPC 4.19, my basic working query in CQL search window currently looks like this: cql () initial {player white "Anand" result 1-0} How would one include FEN string ...
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Which engine is better at Chess960-Stockfish or Leela?

It seems that TCEC has seen Stockfish and Leela go back and forth. It is probable that these days Stockfish is a little bit better than Leela. I was wondering, since it is different in Chess960, which ...
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Are there any others sponsoring postal chess after FIDE USCF ICCF CCLA?

Is there a list of all the people sponsoring 'postal' chess? USCF and ICCF seem to be the two main ones. Does FIDE do it? Does CCLA still exist? I would guess that some web sites could be doing it ...
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New Fritz 17 User

I have just moved from Fritz 13 to Fritz 17 and have set up a new database with all my club games. I can easily retrieve the game, however, when I press analysis and replay a new box appears with full ...
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Did Leela missed a draw in Game 94?

Did Leela missed a draw in Game 94? Stockfish was ahead , but Leela could have reached the following position WHITE King in g2 Rook in h5 Bishop in f2 pawns in a5 h2 BLACK King in h7 Rook in a4 Bishop ...