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Can a win be claimed on the second illegal move if the first wasn't raised?

Black attempts to claim a win under 7.5.5. Does this stand? No. According to 7.5.5 - After the action taken under Article 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3 or 7.5.4 for the first completed illegal move by a ...
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What to do in an opening trap

As I see it, at that level they have two options, if they suspect their opponent prepared a trap: They trust their preparation, and their knowledge, go on as usual, and just make the best moves, and ...
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How can a >2000 player stop making basic errors?

From the way the question is written it seems like these flaws in your chess are uncharacteristic, and that you recently noticed that they've suddenly become way more apparent than before. The first ...
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How can a >2000 player stop making basic errors?

I have a FIDE 1996 rating and I had the same problem you have now. What fixed for me was to play many slow games G/30 minimum and G/60 ideal, and then have Shredder do a quick blunder check on these ...
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How can a >2000 player stop making basic errors?

I would take quite seriously the possibility of taking medical advice. Our chess ability, measured objectively by rating, is a very sensitive measure of our mental health is several ways. Some years ...
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Studying Lost Positions

Yes, these positions can be very rewarding. Sometimes, in endgames, there are stalemate possibilities. In middlegames and even endgames there can be tactical possibilities. If you are far enough ...
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How can a >2000 player stop making basic errors?

General Play Building habits is a good way to get out of the rut. Depending on the the time it could be fundamental to analyze the board and the opponents move to gain a general sense of the ...
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Can't seem to get back to winning consistently

Slumps such as this happen to me often. It's extremely frustrating isn't it? It is very similar to tilting in say poker. When this happens to me in chess, I realise I have started playing for rating, ...
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Can't seem to get back to winning consistently

How's it going? Any improvement yet? A slump could be as a result of a lack of concentration amongst other things. Maybe this post can help you out - http://www.chessfiles.com/chessfiles-blog/oh-man-...
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I lose more than I won? And I can't stand it

Your last post was from February 6th with 1000 games lost. This is not even a month. Lets assume, you lose around 50 % of the games, this means, in this 24 days you played 1400 games, which averages ...
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Studying Lost Positions

Don't forget how how psychologically demoralizing it can be when your opponent doesn't resign when they're "supposed" to. It can be worth studying how the quality of one's game changes after one has ...
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Studying Lost Positions

A useful piece of advice is to use those types of positions to practice your technique. Swaps sides, and play against a strong engine. Try a different plan than your opponent used. For example, if ...
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How can a >2000 player stop making basic errors?

Rated 2050 where? Is that FIDE OTB?; or some online site with inflated ratings? One old GM said to sit on your hands. That was to keep you from moving impulsively until you really thought about ...
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Always losing to the same opponent?

These things typically happen because you get into a type of game that represent's A's strength and your weakness. That's true, even if you do better than A against random players, "B," who don't fall ...
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