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If the computer was capable of evaluating every line of play right to the end of the game, the evaluation would never change. Indeed, the evaluation of every move would be either "win", "lose" or "draw". This is essentially what happens in endgame tablebases.* If computers could do this for every position, every game against a computer would consist of the ...


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I highly doubt that there exist one. If it would exist, it would be full of sandbaggers or engine players. There is no way to verify who exactly plays the game. You, or your Stockfish/Houdini/Rybka/. So even if you are GM, you most probably will lose money.


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Not a pay site, but FICS (free internet chess server) is my go-to for online chess. Chesstempo is where I go for tactics and endgame puzzles (I think they have a subscription option, but I haven't subscribed, and so can't say for sure). Playchess is associated with ChessBase and although I haven't tried their online service, ChessBase is an amazing program ...


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As others have mentioned, there is no genuine site to make real money because it's so easy to cheat online by using chess engines. The closest thing to "money" would be "ducats" as allowed on the Playchess server. Playchess has strong algorithms that can detect if you are cheating (i.e. using a program), so it is a pretty legitimate way of making "money". ...


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In no order of priority: http://chess.com is relatively new to the scene, but they have Pogolina on board who will definitely pull in the traffic Chessbase News is really a chess product site masquerading as a news site, but they cannot be disregarded. They have relay services on their playing server (similar to ICC and FICS), but here we will limit ...


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Chess.com offers a free trial for their highest membership (diamond) for a month. I highly, highly recommend trying that out. In addition to outstanding videos updated regularly by titled players on various aspects of the game, you also have a neat tactics trainer that allows you to customize what kind of tactics you want to do/how many at a time/what rating ...


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Not only does lichess.org has the option to berserk in 1m bullet-games, but after a recent update you are able to to start a 30sec game. You will learn nothing though.


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Mobialia Chess Free includes an FICS interface; it supports premove and interfacing directly with the console.


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Since playing chess is not a job for most of us, it may not make much sense to ask how many games should you play. Some people relish the adrenaline rush of 1 minute chess, some can play for hours, some like to play three games at once... and then some others like to play once a week. The answer depends on who you are, but since it seems that online tourneys ...


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Chess.com listed this as an inaccuracy because the engine is running at a limited depth, only looking at each move for a few seconds. When I put the position after 5...Bg4 into Stockfish, it gave an evaluation of +0.12 at 16 ply. But at 18 ply, the evaluation dropped to -0.38. Most likely if you had run the analysis at "maximum" (which I realize is locked ...


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Obviously Chessbase News is another fairly active chess news site. Chess Cafe has been around forever, though I haven't really checked it out recently. The Week in Chess is another good one.


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The easiest way I can think of is to write your own scraper (say) in Python. I'd use beautifulsoup and aim at several sites, including Google Images (within whatever limits they impose) If you are familiar with Python, this SO question is all you really need. Start with Google Images, chessbase.com, and then make a round of the numerous chess websites that ...


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You can do this For free at https://lichess.org. Go to the "Play" tab, and select "Tournaments." Assuming that you have a lichess account, (all they need for that is your e-mail, and they do not spam it) you will see an option to create a tournament. Once you select that option, you will be able to specify the start position in the tournament (this ...


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This is like asking "what is the ideal number of hours to read each week". The answer is: it depends on the person. The only solution is to experiment with different numbers and see what works best for you.


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Apart from chess.com, here are a few others: http://www.queenalice.com http://www.gameknot.com http://www.redhotpawn.com http://www.chessos.com http://www.chess-mail.com There are many out there...


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https://www.chess.com Great place to play Chess, very active Chess forum, you can pay to get rid of advertisements, get unlimited access to videos and use the Tactics Trainer and Chess Mentor features of the site, for free you can still play unlimited games but can only do about 10 tactics a day and no access to Chess Mentor and videos. https://chesstempo....


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ChessLecture.com is amazing I won a free 15 day trial and with the TON of GM lectures on it I learned some new great opening theory that helped me win a few tournament games I havent yet subscribed but I just may. -Update: I just renewed my membership, it is great!


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Edit 2014-04-04: Searched for: chess online money Did not find a single serious site. Too many cheaters, too strong engines! Edit 2014-04-04: Earlier, I mentioned finding this site: https://www.chessmoney.com/cm/main but after logging in and trying it out...it was empty / filled with bots.


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There's also the lichess board editor. It supports all the features you want, and will also let you get a computer analysis or play the position against the engine.


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Tim Harding, one of the writers for ChessCafe.com, reports that he hasn't been paid for the last two articles he wrote. The conclusion has to be that it isn't coming back. The internet is free and people are very reluctant to pay for content, even content as good as that which was provided by ChessCafe.com.


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If you play on a tournament in http://lichess.org, you have the option to go into Berserk mode. This effectively halves your time (NOTE: not your opponent's), for the possibility of winning more points. If you're playing a 1 minute tournament, then berserking every game will allow you to effectively be playing 30 second games. That being said, you won't ...


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chesscube.com allows you to play with any time you want even 10+1sec. A fine bullet game with quality players can be played on chess.com but you have 1min option there.


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There is no inconsistency. When you make a move, the computer no longer has to search the previous position. It can now focuses all processing power into the new position, and thus the evaluation might change. The game tree could be very different. This is just like how we play chess.


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Chess-db allows you to search their database for a player and download all their games. For instance, if you search for Magnus Carlsen you get to his Chess-db profile page where there is a link which allows you to download all his games in their database. This is very useful for finding and studying the games of famous players or just for finding the games ...


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You could try Red Hot Pawn. It's free and really worth it. You can join tournaments, clans, etc.


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My brother once bought a paid membership upgrade on chessgames.com and it was interesting, the non-free features I found most useful were: Guess-the-move, you play some parts of historic games, while keeping score when you find good/best best move(s). Browse games with specific piece sacrifices or specific pieces vs pieces endgames from their databases. One-...


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Since you have yet to receive any answers involving books, perhaps my earlier comment may serve as an actual answer: these days, for those like yourself working through obstacles like severe dyslexia, there is an ever-growing body of video-based chess instruction materials that could be well-suited visual alternatives to typical chess book fare.


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Lichess.org is building a decent following of users with a very appealing interface, albeit a web one. It has drawn a number of IMs, FMs, NMs and one or two GMs. Oh yeah, it's free too. TWIC, of course, as mentioned above, especially for it's live PGN files.


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You may want to try http://www.apronus.com/chess/wbeditor.php. It has (among other nice features) two boards: on the left one, you can do everything you like, and the right one allows only legal moves. After you are done with the analysis, you can easily get the pgn code. Pretty simple and useful site. It is free and no registration is required. Enjoy!


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Apparently, FIDE didn't renew the site, so somebody purchased it. You can check the old contents at http://web.archive.org/web/20100701000000*/http://www.anand-topalov.com


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