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I am in a tournament and I ended up with a king vs king + 2 knights. I know that the mate can not be forced in this situation, also if I will cooperate I can lose. So can I claim a draw in this situa …
asked Jul 12 '14 by Salvador Dali
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I am trying to find all possible time control rules that are used in various tournaments (not only regular chess, but also speed chess). For example on one of the website I am using the following … time controls are available: 10sec + 1 sec 1 min 1 min + 1 sec ... 10 min ... 30 min 60 min Is there any list of chess control rules for rated tournaments (normal or blitz)? …
asked Jul 2 '14 by Salvador Dali
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You can incentivize any behavior by providing the appropriate reward function. It is hard to select proper rewards (and even harder to persuade other people to adopt them). One example would be to giv …
answered Aug 4 '17 by Salvador Dali
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familiar. Promotion rules changed to the modern European version. Another factor played an important role in stabilizing chess at this point in time: the printing press! Books were written and … reached the eighth rank could become only a counselor, pawn promotion was a relatively minor factor in the course of a game. But under the new rules the counselor underwent a sex change and gained …
answered Apr 22 '14 by Salvador Dali