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Are there sites that specialize in engine checking old chess books?

Are there sites that are dedicated to checking these books to find where they go wrong or if they are right at all? No. For a very simple reason. Engine checking all the games and analysis in old ...
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LLMs for chess games

This isn't really possible. The reasons are technical. LLMs are machine learning models, which means they are only as good as the training data you give them. It's why vanilla LLMs are notoriously bad ...
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How can I know the Elo rating of my chess engine?

The best is to use Bayselo. This command line utility, although rustic, allows you to determine, with sufficient data, the Elo ranking of a player, human or engine. Plus it's free. Use requires a ...
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In this position, why is Nb4 better than b4?

Nb4 is the best move, but what is an explanation for why it is the best move and why b4 is not a good move? In the position where you played b4 your knight on c2 is under an x-ray attack from the ...
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An unusual scotch sequence -- why not take a free pawn?

Black's knight is almost trapped - it's got literally nowhere to go after 5. c3. By avoiding the trade, therefore, White forces Black into contortions to avoid losing a piece: 1...a6 2. a4! leaves ...
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Does the Stockfish engine use past matches, or does it not need such a "database"?

While I understand that Stockfish is working with NNUE instead of having a separate database that contains critical positions with their evaluation, this is not very useful for game analysis, and I ...
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Does the Stockfish engine use past matches, or does it not need such a "database"?

NNue is not trained through self play. It is using SF evaluations as target output data vector during some form of supervised learning. It does not use game but many positions with SF single root ...

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