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Ah. THAT QUESTION!! Lol! Asked by many players!! I think there are lines for ones rating. So unless you have the time and want to devote time then sveshnikov, Botvinick semi slav maybe not best allocation but that’s not what you are asking. You have a family and a life, be thankful you have time for chess. The QGA can be “boring” when you play early ...


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Since this is happenning so early in the game, the best idea is probably not to get involved in deep calculations, but rather to get some knowledge about the pawn structures that could arise from those trades (most notably, the isolated central pawn). I see no particular gain from either 4.cxd5 (it'd liberate the c8 bishop) or 4.dxc5 (it'd speed up my ...


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Lichess puzzle theme includes hanging pieces, link below: https://lichess.org/training/hangingPiece One can access other motifs / themes using the following: https://lichess.org/training/themes


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Study as if you were taking a university course. Choose a lecture series. I recommend Naroditsky's (first) speedrun! 1 Apply various learning techniques while watching the "lecture" videos: Watch one lecture video each day. Pause and guess what move the instructor will play (especially in critical sections), and try to explain your reasons for the ...


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Is there any broad-brushed strategy for either side that would gradually but decisively achieve victory? Sounds like what you are really asking here is "Can black survive long enough, without giving back too much material, to take advantage of the extra material to win." That's because white's winning strategy would have to be to checkmate black ...


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This is a quite complicated position. It's not about "following a strategy" but rather about concrete calculation of different lines that could arise. Any "tiny" mistake by either side can lead to a huge change in evaluation (for example, White is threatening checkmate right now). Most players would prefer to have White here, since ...


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I suppose you meant this one: "By positional play a master tries to prove and exploit true values, whereas by combinations he seeks to refute false values". https://www.quotemaster.org/qd83c54f436b2ade86c4d1e5b217b40a4 Most likely published in Lasker's Chess Manual (which is a great book btw).


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I am not very good at puzzle rush, but in principal it can be that 6 months are simply not enough to develop a complex skill. It is also not uncommon, that progress happens "in jumps", this has happened to me and was reported by others. You may try to give you another 6 months and then see what happens. Keep in mind, that puzzle rush was invented ...


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