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As noted in the first comment to your question, there are certainly a lot of draws. To narrow it down to reasonable games that were wins, I searched the Mega 2019 Database for games with both players above 2500, and wins with moves between 4-10. It returned 131 games. Of those games, whether due to the remaining moves simply not being transmitted, someone ...


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This is really a question for fairly low-rated players, who tend to play things out to the bitter end. If you are reasonably strong, the only reason your opponent does not resign earlier is that he thought you played such a good game that he allows you to execute the checkmate (I have done this), or thinks that the final position is beautiful, and saw it ...


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Was playing with both hands ever allowed in chess? Yes, before 1997. Hence in 1995 Kasparov was not breaking the rules. The key article in the the FIDE Laws of Chess is: Article 4: The act of moving the pieces 4.1 Each move must be made with one hand only. This first appeared in the 1997 edition of the FIDE Laws of Chess. The previous edition, ...


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Under USCF rule 8F7:, it is acceptable to place a rook upside-down if a spare queen is not available. If the desired piece is not available to replace a promoted pawn, the player may stop both clocks in order to locate that piece and place it on the board. A player who cannot quickly find such a piece may request the assistance of the director. It is common ...


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You pause the clock, call an arbiter and an additional queen will be provided.


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Here is another decisive game where neither queen moved: [FEN ""] [Event "36th Olympiad"] [Site "Calvia ESP"] [Date "2004.10.17"] [EventDate "2004.10.15"] [Round "2"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Alexander Morozevich"] [Black "Viktor Korchnoi"] [ECO "C77"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2601"] [PlyCount "25"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. ...


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No. The relevant part in FIDE's Laws of Chess is Article 4.3 which contains the word deliberately. 4.3 Except as provided in Article 4.2, if the player having the move deliberately touches on the chessboard: a. one or more of his own pieces, he must move the first piece touched which can be moved b. one or more of his opponent’s pieces, ...


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I just happened to be reviewing the 2013 World Championship match a few days ago and asked myself a similar question because in round 9 Carlsen won without moving his queen or bishop. Anand vs Carlsen - Round 9: [FEN ""] [Event "Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match"] [Site "Chennai IND"] [Date "2013.11.21"] [...


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This is a relatively long one (37 moves) with the white queen keeping on d1 during the whole game. [FEN ""] [Event "Belgrade Invest"] [Site "Belgrade"] [Date "1991.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Damljanovic, Branko"] [Black "Kamsky, Gata"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2585"] [BlackElo "2595"] [ECO "A09"] [EventDate "1991.11.??"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventType "tourn"]...


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There's nothing impolite about delivering checkmate in the same fashion that you'd make any other move. If anything, e.g. in formal games and when there's no risk of losing on time, it might be considered bad etiquette by the losing player to continue playing on in a completely hopeless position, instead, players usually resign before the checkmate occurs (...


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I'd like to start with this comment of yours: "I fear that without this abusive online playing my abilities OTB will be damaged." I know where you are coming from, because I've been there, too. I used to be ridiculously addicted to chess - and I wasn't even very good lol. Now it's a hobby, which is much more healthy. I also know that fear you ...


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According to Article 12.2.3 of the FIDE Laws of Chess it is one of the roles of the arbiter to - 12.2.3 ensure that a good playing environment is maintained Your first course of action should be to bring the matter to the attention of the arbiter. It is not a pleasant thing for him or her to deal with but it is part of the (usually unpaid) job of the ...


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Yes. In the past that was not part of the rules. Forcing use of one hand gives an advantage to the person with the clock on the side of their handedness. Otherwise the player has to reach across the board to toggle the clock after having moved. This takes longer and blocks their view which is a big handicap in short time games as well as time ...


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Checkmate ends the game immediately, so there is no need to press the clock after it. Best is to play it as a normal move, look at your opponent and usually they'll shake hands. You can say "checkmate" as you move or if he doesn't immediately realize. Just don't overdo it :-) Sometimes you mistakenly think it's checkmate. I once did (in extreme time ...


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One suggestion I have seen for how to improve learning when studying openings and tactics is to involve the other senses. This involves not just using sight, looking at the position on a computer, but also setting up the position on the board and playing through it (touch) and (for openings) saying the moves out loud (hearing) as you play them. I was a bit ...


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I'm surprised no-one mentioned illegal moves or touch-move rules - which are pretty much the biggest difference between OTB (tournament) and online play. Obviously the software won't let you make an illegal move, like moving a piece into the wrong square or ignoring a check. If you make an illegal move in a blitz game OTB you could forfeit the game ...


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Less and less people are playing at Washington Square. Most people are moving to the Union Square (for business and money). Check this article: http://thevillager.com/2013/08/08/chess-moves-most-players-are-now-at-union-square/ And also have a look at this great video. A favorite of mine where GM Maurice Ashley beats a trash talking Washington Square ...


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First, from a pure chess standpoint, you are probably as close to prepared as you will be since there is only so much you can learn between now and Friday. The most important things will be to get a good night's sleep, and the cardinal rule in a team tournament is "don't lose". I know that sounds funny, since it seem obvious, but if you have a four-board ...


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The rules FIDE use in calculating a player's first rating are outlined in the FIDE Rating Regulations effective from 1 July 2017. The relevant sections are: 6.1 If an unrated player scores zero in his first tournament, his score and that of his opponents against him are disregarded. Otherwise if an unrated player has played rated games, then this result is ...


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The Indian theme appeared in a game between Rudolf Spielmann and Siegbert Tarrasch (San Sebastián, 1912): [FEN "..."] [Event "San Sebastian"] [Site "San Sebastian ESP"] [Date "1912.03.12"] [EventDate "1912.02.19"] [Round "17"] [Result "0-1"] [White "Rudolf Spielmann"] [Black "Siegbert Tarrasch"] [ECO "C80"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "82"] 1. ...


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According to the rules it is allowed to first remove the opponent's piece and then move your own piece to that square and then press the clock. Ideally, placing your own piece should be done directly after removing the opponent's piece. It is a bit strange to first remove the opponent piece and then sink down in deep thought. This is not considered as good ...


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"...where would I be able to find some of his annotated games so I can really understand and appreciate the strength of his moves?" Although you can find annotated games of Petrosian all over YouTube and some chess-related websites, I would recommend purchasing these books if you are interested in his style. What other players would you recommend to study ...


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You can get the FIDE rating list here. I used R statistical software to analyse the data for the latest OTB rating list (of 15th Sep. 2014). At the moment there are 383543 active FIDE players. Among them, slightly less than one third (107320 players) are rated. As noted by others, the FIDE rating floor is 1000: "Players whose ratings drop below 1000 are ...


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I agree with itub's comment. You don't neccessarily have to give up on playing online altogether, but ask yourself whether you just play on at times, game after game, like you're possessed. Does chess become an obsession rather than recreation? Does this happen to you for all time controls? In general, obsessive playing is more likely when playing blitz (...


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I'm wondering if there is something of the sort for on the board games The closest thing to this according to the latest FIDE Laws of Chess is article 9.6: 9.6 If one or both of the following occur(s) then the game is drawn: 9.6.1 the same position has appeared, as in 9.2.2 at least five times. 9.6.2 any series of at least 75 moves have been made by each ...


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You always pay attention when moving heavy wooden pieces. Work with PC can be faster but make sure you don't do it too superficially. Sometimes I just wheel the mouse, listen to the music and after checking twenty games of my opponent I don't know what is his first move. I like the old style learning, it isn't that powerful technically but still it can ...


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Shogi also called "Japanese Chess" use the crazyhouse mechanics as well. They have one-colored (flat) pieces that always face in one direction. If you capture a piece and bring it back into play you just let it face towards your opponent.


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Vas's answer is pretty good, so I will just suggest things that are orthogonal to his. I don't really like to talk about chess in abstract ways without having concrete positions to discuss, but here we go: From what I see in your description, you tend to blunder away your advantages, now a blunder can occur at many different levels, if it's about material ...


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Yes, players often tip their king over to indicate that they are resigning.


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here is a link addressing this question exactly i quote: It depends on the way you do it, generally it's not rude, though. Once I was playing a tough game against the late GM Wojo, and got a balanced and complicated position, but also considerable time pressure. After the time pressure was over I realized that I have totally blown up my ...


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