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According to Dr. Ken Regan, no. Players at the same rating even across different eras are approximately equal skill. In other words today's Hikaru Nakamura is stronger than the 1972 Bobby Fischer. This shouldn't be too surprising, given that Nakamura was able to study Fischer's games and learn from Fischer, but not vice versa. The methodology is by matching ...


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The raw data which could be used to extract this information is available on the FIDE website (from 2001) and the Olimpbase website (before 2001). What you will need to do is clean the data (the older the data the more "dirty" it is), construct a relational database and insert the data. Then you will be able to use SQL to search the database for ...


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Not exactly a prize, but answers your question in spirit: Immortal Losing Game Wikipedia's summary of the game is: The Immortal Losing Game is a chess game between the Soviet grandmaster David Bronstein and the Polish International Master Bogdan Śliwa played in 1957 in Gotha. The name is an allusion to the more famous Immortal Game between Adolf Anderssen ...


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Chaturanga is a local variant played by Indian traders. This variant was created only 1400 yrs ago from ShadYantra or ShatRanjan (not Shatranj).. In older version Board Castling happened in real but not like Rook King exchange.. KING possesses scepter or RaajDand, symbolized by cross sign in kings position.. In indian Castling, king had to consult any Royal ...


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This is not true. Ancient name of this game is called ShadYantra which means 6 principles to manage a war. The war is fought as per protocols and dharma.. Till today, the same principals are applicable in today's perspective. #1# Knight: Called Ashwarohi. It represents unit of Horses and horse riders headed by Shoorveer. #2# Bishop: Called Gajarohi or Hastin....


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One detail: the Elo rating, em 1st list (1971) started in 2200. About the people with the lowest rating, you can find this on the FIDE website, on the MegaDatabase, on the website Chess.com, LiChess and other ones. There are some errors in all of them. In MegaDatabase they are mixing BCF and FIDE ratings, so there are several players with 200 Elo and ...


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In reference @Rewan Demontay's answer, I know that Augustus, Duke of Brunswick published Das Schach- oder Königsspiel under the pseudonym Gustavus Selenus in 1616. I can't confirm that this work actually mentions Fool's Mate (I don't speak German, and I can't find the full text in online references) or that there is no earlier reference.


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By a stroke of luck, Tim Krabbe made a mention of an earlier occurrence on his site. It's in his AD Magazine, issue #135 entitled "LOYDS MOOISTE VERGISSING," meaning "LOYDS MOST BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE." The Dutch text says "Wit en Zwart helpen elkaar daarin om tot een mat te komen, zoals in het snelst mogelijke mat vanuit de beginstelling,...


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