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How effective are theory tables?

Against the advice given up to now, Opening Theory Tables, are a good reference work. But you have to use your criteria. A database tree of moves, does not substitute a Theory Table. A theory table ...
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How effective are theory tables?

Don't learn openings using theory tables. It's painful and ineffective. Also, it is very helpful to read the analysis and explanations of strong chess players. This will help to understand the ...
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How effective are theory tables?

Opening theory tables are an outdated, more cumbersome way to find the information you can get on an opening explorer. Don't use them except maybe for historical purposes. Learning a new opening ...
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How to learn to play blind

Here is a website that helps you learning blind chess: https://chessninja.org Several similar sites exsist. They offer exercises to practise board visualization.
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Is Whale Variation a successful opening?

I really like it and have used it for a while. The biggest problem for me though is the complete lack of white bishop movement. I played like this https://www.chess.com/game/live/68154946291
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How can one easily learn chess board coordinates?

I feel you. I always struggled with the notation, and never bothered with memorization exercises or drills. There are a lot of great answers here. But I learned by watching a lot of chess content, ...
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Does a reinforcement learning style model actually need to be combined with a search algo to produce the best moves?

Pure reinforcement learning with current neural network architectures for chess will, if done well, produce an opponent that is surprisingly strong; I can certainly see such a program beat master ...
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Does a reinforcement learning style model actually need to be combined with a search algo to produce the best moves?

Are you talking about static evaluations? No it’s not sufficient to play a good game. In chess, even a single pawn push might change the evaluation of the position. There are too many possibilities, ...
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