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Where to find chess videos where an expert explains their moves real-time

I am sure this answer only scratches the surface of what you are asking for but here are some video narrations by the player for games of 10 minutes or longer. Rapid Games: Rapid Games by GM Hikaru ...
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How did you get over 2000 FIDE?

my most glaring weaknesses ... 1.) Time management A number of thoughts on this which center on your physical being and consequent state of mind.. I used to have time trouble problems. My clock ...
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Is it possible to get free personal chess coaching?

This site isn't a brokerage for free personal chess coaching. This is a QA site, where you can ask chess-related questions. That means, that if you have a position that you don't understand, are ...
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Fastest from a complete beginner to FIDE 2200?

The first thing to note is that there is no reliable record of when players first learn the moves. The closest we have to this is when they get their first FIDE rating and even with that there are ...
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Which Chess Engine is Most Preferred by Grandmasters for Analysis and Considered the Fastest and Best Currently?

Stockfish is the unchallenged strongest engine right now. It has won the last eight TCEC competitions, often by crushing margins. Its dominance is not seriously challenged; there are some engines that ...
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Strategies specific to bullet chess

Beside what OP already mentioned, here's some other tips: - Playing highly premovable openings is great, but get ready to punish your opponents that do this. Many players tend premove everything in a ...
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Which Chess Engine is Most Preferred by Grandmasters for Analysis and Considered the Fastest and Best Currently?

Not long ago, I attended a public lecture by Jon Edwards, the winner of the 2022 World Correspondence Chess Championship. In modern correspondence chess, unlimited engine use is permitted. To get an ...
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Is there a chess learning roadmap from beginner to the advanced level?

No matter which path you follow it will only work, if you combine it with regular tournament play and analysis of own games, preferably without engine. Prefer longer time controls to shorter. In ...
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Is it possible to get free personal chess coaching?

This is not the place for free personal chess coaching. If you are serious about improving your chess but not serious enough to pay a coach then your best bet is to join a local chess club and play ...
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Different chess improvement strategies depending on age

Are there any resources with explicit guidance how to adapt training for children or adults, taking into account their strengths and weaknesses? Most people learn and do most of their improvement as ...
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Pros and cons of engine-assisted play for training

Engine-assisted training is interesting. The advantages of using an engine for analysis is well known, whilest for study it's limited. One of the reasons I can think of, is that for training openings ...
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Tailored Chess Improvement guidance

my next goal is to attain the FM title The FM title is a FIDE, over-the-board title which requires you to achieve a FIDE rating of at least 2300 at standard time controls. According to the ...
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How to play with my child?

Children (and people in general) learn in different ways. It seems what you want is that both yourself and your daughter will maintain interest. If you distract yourself in order to maintain interest ...
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How to play with my child?

Why don't you just use the old-fashioned device of material odds? At the level she is at, Queen odds should be good. You will have to exert yourself and she will feel great satisfaction in beating you....
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Where to find chess videos where an expert explains their moves real-time

Perhaps a bit dated - but also consider https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP6ry1xoWJL5aiO8LxVabuw or similar
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Where to find chess videos where an expert explains their moves real-time

YouTube search: Eric Rosen Chess. The guy's really good and some of his longer games he takes the time to do this, and some of the times he doesn't. I've seen what this guy can do and how fast he can ...
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As a beginner, should I concern myself with pawn structure during opening, or just focus on developing my knights and bishops and winning time?

The following is a crash-course in - general - opening theory. It is less about the concrete position but about general principles and their application. I hope it will indirectly answer your ...
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Why do some common openings move a pawn in front a bishop prior to moving the king's or queen's pawn?

First off: please use algebraic notation to denote moves. This will not only help whoever is answering you to better understand your question but also yourself because it is the common way to describe ...
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where can I find free chess books?

ChessUtilities Reader has some 1000+ eBooks for free and Project Gutenberg is also not bad for chess books.
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What are the strengths of different Chess Engines?

People use Stockfish because: It's free. It's the strongest engine. See CCRL for rating list and the fact that Stockfish has been crushing every other engine in the Top Chess Engine Championship. ...
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Best Repetoire Building Tools

It depends on what you mean with "best". ChessBase The objectively best tool, and the tool that nearly all professionals use, is ChessBase with the Mega Database (highest-quality and most ...
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Trying to improve

When you are working on your chess you should focus on: improving your strengths improving you weaknesses As you told us tactics is your strength. That is great! Get yourself a copy of any good ...
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Trying to improve

From what I see, you tend to play very aggressive and unsafe openings as white and on the other hand you like playing more solid and positional opening as black. Also you say that you like tactics and ...
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Why is Qe7 a blunder here?

Qe7 is a blunder for a number of reasons: It blocks your f8 bishop When you are already behind in development and having given up the center it does nothing for your development and does not fight ...
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Lucas Chess Issues with Chess Openings

If you know what openings you want to play, you could input it into the free Lichess analysis board. This will allow you to see what the most optimal moves are and also see the common replies from top-...
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Pros and cons of engine-assisted play for training

In theory, training against engines offers several important advantages compared to other training methods such as studying books, or even playing other humans, at least under typical conditions (...
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Using latex for Killer Chess Training homework club?

One option is to use the xskak package which loads and extends the skak package while also loading the chessboard package. Overleaf has a great tutorial with examples, as well as links to examples in ...
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Using latex for Killer Chess Training homework club?

There are multiple latex packages to produce chess boards (diagrams) most comprehensive is chessboard by Ulrike Fischer with numerous options (but it doesn't work with RTL languages). Start from there,...
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What are the Rules of Baroque chess?

Baroque is a very apt name for this variant because the rules are complicated and intricate. Similarities The main similarities with normal chess are that the game is played on the same 8x8 board with ...
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Resources To Learn How To Use Chessbase

The best comprehensive guide for Chessbase that I have found is the two books of Jon Edwards. In 2014 Russel Enterprises published his 350 page "ChessBase Complete" covering Chessbase up to ...
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