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Questions related to determining the Truth behind positions. This includes who is winning, what the next move should be, and what happens when a certain move is played.

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Qxa8 wins a rook and is almost certainly a won game for white. Bd3 threatens mate but is easily countered. Always assume your opponent makes the best reply. Making a move and hoping your opponent …
answered Oct 21 '19 by Savage47
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In this case it's tactical. d4 looks like a really strong move but the problem is after 12...d4 13. Bxf6 black has to play 13...gxf6 because 13...Qxf6 drops a piece to 14.Ne4. However, if you play 1 …
answered Aug 17 '19 by Savage47
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After 13...c5 white had a pretty big advantage. After that there are wide swings between both sides for the rest of the game with the advantage changing 6 times. That means the opening had zero effect …
answered Nov 14 '19 by Savage47
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The engine has three moves at .8 and a fourth at .9. It isn't saying Bf5 is good. it's saying that it doesn't see that Bf5 is better or worse than the alternatives. The depth is pretty low though so I …
answered Dec 21 '19 by Savage47
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Stockfish is very strong and free. Lichess.org makes it available under the analysis section. For my phone I use the droidfish app and with that you can download any engine you want. There are …
answered Aug 19 '19 by Savage47
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Piece values are largely based on the mobility of the pieces. ie a queen is more valuable than a rook because a queen can move to more squares. In fact, you could almost break it down to a mathematica …
answered Nov 6 '19 by Savage47
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claims this is winning for white has no idea what they're talking about. If I'm wrong show me the analysis. …
answered Oct 22 '19 by Savage47
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It would be interesting to see the game itself. I'm guessing you moved the f pawn and didn't defend against Qh4+ which is a common beginner mistake. From here I'd probably play Be3 because it stops …
answered Dec 21 '19 by Savage47
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Sometimes there's some practical value in taking a line others feel is unplayable and making it somewhat playable. At best, you should be aiming for a line that gives the opponent lots of chances to g …
answered Nov 10 '19 by Savage47