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In this 2015 article Magnus Carlsen agrees with the interviewer's claim that the best computers surpass human playing ability: Interviewer: Both chess - and more recently the Asian game of Go - are now played better by computers than by humans, even by the very best like you. Does that take away the magic of brain games like chess? Carlsen: Yes, to some ...


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Let's start by debunking some of the false assumptions in your post. Draw offer in worse position The idea that this could be regarded as an "unreasonable draw offer" is nonsensical. Even when there is a material imbalance, which position is worse is often a subjective matter. Certainly at the level of expertise of the average arbiter you don't ...


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In Shad Yantra, which later became Chess. Rules were purely based on Categories. There are Royals: Raaja means King and Deputy of King called Mantri Immortal: Guru or Peace Ambassador. Spies: Chaarak. Army Commandar: General or Queen. 3 level of Officers. Pawns as common solidiers.. Pawns are non autononous and resource. They are also on 0 level, hence pawns ...


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Using this CQL query: cql(input all_wcc.pgn) [Aa][a1-8] == 8 or [Aa][b1-8] == 8 or [Aa][c1-8] == 8 or [Aa][d1-8] == 8 or [Aa][e1-8] == 8 or [Aa][f1-8] == 8 or [Aa][g1-8] == 8 or [Aa][h1-8] == 8 square all Square in . colortype Square == -colortype makesquare (file Square 8 - rank Square + 1) and running it against a PGN that contained all the World ...


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It might be worth noting that so far as the FIDE laws are concerned the full touch move rule is the main rule that dictates that each player may move only his own pieces. In the FIDE rendering the full touch move rule is art. 4.3, stating: 4.3 Except as provided in Article 4.2, if the player having the move touches on the chessboard,with the intention of ...


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Was there a difference? Yes. Botvinnik was a Soviet GM before he became FIDE IGM, for example, and the national title did not go away just because a FIDE title was instituted, especially as the FIDE title initially was honorary (no norms). The original FIDE abbreviation was IGM. A check in the FIDE 2022 title regulations indicates that the current ...


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The king shouldn't rush into battles, but instead, he should go very slowly to beat his enemies. The queen (fers) should guard the king and stay in his side. [1] The bishop (fils) are the elephants the king used to bring. They were moved diagonally to wound the ranks of their enemies. Because no one dared to face them, the fils could leap over intermediate ...


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Chess historian Edward Winter devotes a whole article to "J'Adoube". He notes various early references to a "touch-move" rule before gviving a clue to the answer to Where did this rule come from? As Winter's consideration of the Matulovic affair shows it comes from an attempt to thwart natural tendencies to cheat when there is a lot at ...


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The rule was established in the Middle Ages because many people would play with stakes and people would often touch pieces and then not move the piece for example the. As chess got bigger federations like FIDE and USCF adopted the rule which was created to stop people from confusing the players and to save time.


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The reason it is called is because it is used by a Guatemala Chess Club. According to wikipedia "so-named because the Guatemala Chess Club used the line in a 1949 correspondence game." So the reason is because it is played by a chess club based in Guatemala in a 1949 correspondence game. Click here for the whole reason about the Guatemalan ...


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simply stopping the clock and calling the arbiter does it? No! If this arbiter sees you deliberately using excess force which leads to (further) damage to equipment then a first offence will get you a stern warning and the second ejection from the tournament and a ban. According to the FIDE Laws of Chess: 11.5 It is forbidden to distract or annoy the ...


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According to this translated version of Libro de los Juegos ("Book of Games"), page 7: And of the other pieces which are greater one resembles the king, who is the lord of the army and he should be in one of the two middle squares. And next to him in the other middle square, is another piece which resembles the fers (alfferez) who carries the ...


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