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Has anyone done a correlation of castling with winning and losing?

Your question will by its definition generate useless data, whilest your intent is very useful. As @AbhyudayVaish pointed out, there are a lot of paid/free tools available that give you insights in ...
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White is up +7 in material, why is white still losing?

Some thoughts: the only thing preventing white being checkmated is the queen guarding h1. Which dramatically reduces the queen's value. white's knight is in the corner, a terrible place in general ...
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Has anyone done a correlation of castling with winning and losing?

Just as you pointed out castling vs no castling win-loss rate depends on some factors like time control, playing style, etc. It is different for different players and would be better if you take a ...
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Has anyone done a correlation of castling with winning and losing?

Here is a sample game between stockfish 15 and Stockfish 15 setup with white that cannot castle and black that can castle through the use of a starting position where white castle flag is none. White ...
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White is up +7 in material, why is white still losing?

White's king is dangerously exposed. 1...Bxf4 2. gxf4 g3 and how is White going to avoid checkmate? 3. Qg2 Nh3+ 4. Kh1 Nxf4+ wins the Queen, while 3. Kg2 Qh2+ 4. Kf3 g2 threatening Qxf4+ is almost ...
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Where was Stockfish's fatal mistake in this game against Leela?

It would be impossible for an average player like the ones on here to answer this. There are types of positions where engines are weak but even so I would rely on an engine to analyze it and who's to ...
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Where was Stockfish's fatal mistake in this game against Leela?

UPDATE: After viewing graffe's comment, I analyzed the alternative option that Stockfish could play, 18...Be7 instead of 18...Nxc4. It turns out that 18...Be7 is also losing for black, meaning that ...
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Why does f3 weaken white's position here?

White's troubles started with 5. Nh4, which is an insufficient answer to 4... Nb4. The evaluation that you quote, -2, stems from this. 7... Bxb1 is likewise bad, allowing white to consolidate to a ...
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Why does f3 weaken white's position here?

f3 is not weakening, it just takes away a square from the h4-knight (which in turn forces the g3-bishop to remain in place to defend it). Still, it was kind of forced - Black currently threatens ......
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Why does f3 weaken white's position here?

f3 is actually sort of forced due to black's annoying and powerful bishop on e4. After that was taken care of, white now had a knight that cannot go anywhere! The f3 and g2 squares are covered! Plus ...
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Is there a single best move in every position?

Aside from obvious mistakes, most chess moves lead to a draw. So, the question is how can move A (which leads to a draw) be better than move B (which also leads to a draw)? Objectively, they lead to ...
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