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In Tim Krabbe’s chess records, Krabbe gives a game where the Black player promoted four of their pawns, the most one player has ever gotten, and only game where it has happened. It is also notable for being one of few games with 6 promotions. The game can also be viewed here at ChessDB.com. [Title "Alena Kubikova-Vaclav Novy, 9th Open, Czech Republic, 2003"...


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You don't have grounds to demand the time control you like. In practice I suppose that if your opponent agrees, you could get away with using whatever time control you both want as long as the game finishes on time, which is the main point the organizers care about. One thing that the USCF rules do cover is what to do if the stipulated time control has a ...


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You are close, but not quite right. I just spoke with a friend of mine, who has been a tournament director for over 40 years, USCF Senior TD Henry L. Terrie III (Hal Terrie). He told me that when you post a USCF tournament, you need to specify the delay, or it is assumed to be 5 seconds. So, while you cannot demand G/25 d5, you can demand G/30 d5 since it ...


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From the article: The participants are listed here in the order of registration: The united team of Japan Universities Moscow State University University of Missouri University of New South Wales University College London Harvard University Princeton University University of Toronto Saint Louis University (two teams) University ...


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If the tournament advance publicity specifies G/30 with no delay, then that is the time control. There is nothing in the USCF rulebook that would give you or your opponent either grounds to request a different time control, nor discretion to agree to a different time control. Per USCF rule 5B1c and 5B2, the time control really should appear in the ...


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It's 2019-10 now and 5 years after the original question. Does any such thing exist (webcam/video to pgn converter)? A prototype maybe? Sort of Yes - definitely yes for prototypes. See answer section 2 below. my own hope is also that from such prototypes it is not far to a viable "product" see https://github.com/WolfgangFahl/play-chess-with-a-webcam. Has ...


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First of all, it took Bobby Fischer about 10 years to become a GM. He was one of the greatest geniuses the game has seen. A 1900 on chess.com isn't much. Fischer was probably playing at that level at age 7. So, assuming you're one of the greatest geniuses in human history you're looking at about 8 years to become a GM. But, that's not going to be completely ...


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