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How to play as adult attacking Chess player against young chess prodigies

If you play what you call "dynamic" chess and are being consistently beaten by young, lower rated players then it is very likely that you are losing to superior tacticians. If you enjoy ...
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ChessKid or an adult chess site for a 15-year-old?

My advice would be to use the adult site. I've had several students but never recommended a kid-friendly site to anyone older than 8 years old. It would be good to know why exactly you want that ...
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High-quality (not bitmap) diagram software

As thb pointed out, you need vectors. I suggest you use a python-chess to generate SVG vector images. Prerequisites: Python 2.6+ or 3.3+ Python-chess: Install form pypi using pip: pip install ...
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Recommended books that explain each move

You're looking for Understanding Chess Move by Move by John Nunn. Every move is explained in detail. I cannot recommend Chernev's book for the reason I put in the comment below Brian Towers' answer.
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What are some good resource to learn chess notation?

You could start just with the wikipedia page here for example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_notation_(chess) Also there were (at least - could be more) two lessons on the notation on chess....
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Recommended books that explain each move

Try Winning Chess Brilliancies by GM Yasser Seirawan. There are some sample pages here. It's of course not going to hold up to modern Stockfish analysis, but it still gives a selection of great games ...
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How to play as adult attacking Chess player against young chess prodigies

Here's a fun article published by Chessbase several years ago, titled "How to lose to a 9-year old at chess". After complaining about the ignominy of losing to an opponent barely tall enough ...
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Recommended books that explain each move

it would be great if there was a book where they explain every move in the game There is such a book. It is called "Logical Chess Move by Move" written by Irving Chernev and published in ...
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What are some resources for someone past beginner but whom is not yet intermediate?

I will go ahead and assume that your playing strength is roughly at ~1100 Elo, since that is what I consider to be the approximate level of an "advanced beginner", so to speak. To a player of your ...
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Recommended books that explain each move

There are a lot of books that follow that format: Chernev-Logical Chess. Weeramantry-Best Lessons of a Chess Coach. Written by Hikaru's trainer/step-dad. Mednis-How To Play Good Opening Moves. ...
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What are some good podcasts to listen to?

The Full English Breakfast by Stephen Gordon, Laurence Trent, and Macauley Peterson was always fun. It was been discontinued 2 years ago but it might still be worth a look.
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What are some good podcasts to listen to?

Ben Johnson produces a weekly chess podcast called "The Perpetual Chess Podcast". The format is roughly an hour long interview with a personality from the chess world. As well as top grandmasters he ...
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Could you recommend me game collection books of attacking players?

I am probably too weak to give advices (I am somewhere between 1700-1800 on chess.com), but since I am on a similar road maybe those books will help: Attacking Chess: Aggressive Strategies and Inside ...
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where can I find free chess books?

I find some resources: Project Gutenberg is a library with over 70,000 free e-books. infobooks has 20 free chess books. You can find four free chess books on this website : 1000exercices. You can ...
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A question about chess literature

You should check out books by GM Jonathan Rowson. As well as being a GM he is a philosopher. After his first degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University he spent a year at ...
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Retrograde problem websites

Do not miss Rund um die Retroanalyse, a blog by Thomas brand, in German language. It features each week a retro problem, with explanations and the problem solution.
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Retrograde problem websites

I would recommmend The Retrograde Analysis Corner It is a top notch and well known site that explains castling and en passant conventions, what exactly it is all about, and how to solve such problems ...
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What are some resources for someone past beginner but whom is not yet intermediate?

The internet is an amazing tool - for good or for ill. All of the following will help people at a wide variety of levels. I'd suggest looking into some sort of tactics training. chess.com has a ...
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What are some of the best free puzzle rush apps?

Check out https://blitztactics.com/ which is pretty much the same thing. It even has a few other modes.
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Tiniest readable board and pieces design

Well, the minimum recognizable size could be 3x3 for each figurine (+1 as field separator if you are spendable) thus you could even fit it in the classical 32x32 icon format. (The pics at the bottom ...
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What are some good resource to learn chess notation?

Which is the best resource to learn chess notation? The best resource which is also free is Appendix C of the FIDE Laws of Chess.
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What are good books on the Panov-Botvinnik Attack and playing with an IQP?

For Isolated Queen Pawn play I would pick up a pawn structure book. They typically start off with IQP. Most of the game examples will be Queen's Gambit, but the beauty of a pawn structure approach ...
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How to play as adult attacking Chess player against young chess prodigies

Attack more, and exchange their pieces for your attack. I assume they're attacking most of the time. If you're on the defense, look how their attacks are weakening their position and go straight for ...
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What are some good endgame books?

I have four endgame books I value: 1. Basic Chess Endings by Reuben Fine (1941, 573 pages) This is the basic endgame encyclopedia which I always referred to in my earlier days after I misplayed an ...
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High-quality (not bitmap) diagram software

A vector format would suit. As you may know, a vector format represents graphic not as a bitmap but geometrically, as a mathematical description which can be rendered at any scale. For web display, ...
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High-quality (not bitmap) diagram software

My solution has been to use a chess font like Chess Merida or Chess Cases. With such a font for example the start position is written like this: 1222222223 4tMvWlVmT5 4OoOoOoOo5 4 + + + +5 4+ + + + 5 ...
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What are some good tactics books?

I think the following books are extremely suited for beginner players seeking to improve tactics. At least two of these are available on Chessable for those seeking digital options. Everyone's First ...
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Winning in a KBBvKN endgame: possible or too hard for humans?

John Nunn discusses this endgame in the last chapter of his book titled Secrets of Minor-Piece Endings. His analysis includes the pre-tablebase history of the ending and philosophical musings about ...
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