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"Highest" level of illegal move

Examples of illegal castling are fairly common. See for example: https://www.chess.com/article/view/do-grandmasters-know-the-rules-of-chess
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"Highest" level of illegal move

Another illegal move was made by in a game Zagrebelny Sergey vs Kayumov Dmitry [Title "Zagrebelny Sergey vs Kayumov Dmitry (1992)"] [fen ""] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 ...
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"Highest" level of illegal move

Garry Kasparov (who else?) pushed a pawn to the 8th rank in time trouble against Karpov and pressed the clock without replacing the pawn with a queen. Karpov eventually lost on time in a losing ...
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Can I become a GM by playing 100 games per day without studying books, strategy, etc?

It seems impossible in my view. Books, videos and other learning material contain methods and conclusions that have taken hundreds of years to discover, understand and present. It seems highly ...
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Can I become a GM by playing 100 games per day without studying books, strategy, etc?

By spending that much time on something per day, you will inevitably become very good at what you practice! Unfortunately, what you'll be practicing is moving pieces around on a chess board, based on ...
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Can I become a GM by playing 100 games per day without studying books, strategy, etc?

Anecdotally I know a few people who have reached 1800-2000 level without serious dedicated study, just by being smart people who already have strong talent in logical thinking in other areas like math,...
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