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I agree with you, more than your coach. Just analyzing a GM game, even with a computer, is not helpful just by itself if you have no idea what is going on. For example, just earlier today, I answered a question here, where the person gave a computer line that made no sense as far as the plans for the position were concerned, so the computer was really no ...


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After doing some checking, it seems that this is a relatively new phenomenon. Before the advent of technology, and strong chess-playing programs on smart phones, it does not appear that any GMs had ever been stripped of their titles until GM Gaioz Nigalidze, at least that I could find. Gaioz Nigalidze was stripped of his GM title after being caught with a ...


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Eduard Gufeld was a Ukrainian Grandmaster, who died in 2002. He was a noted expert on the King’s Indian Defense, and wrote two books on it. He won many brilliant games with the KID, and the “Gufeld Bishop” was when the Bg7 came alive, and got great scope, on the a1-h8 diagonal to become a “monster” piece (one that dominated the board, and was hard to oppose)…...


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