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Are there statistics on the results of armageddon games at the GM level?

I've tried finding statistics on the results of competitive armageddon games played at a high level (say, GM level), but to no avail. Evidently, these statistics must exist, as for example FIDE ...
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What happened with the Fide online arena

About a year ago I stumbled on arena.myfide.net which looked promising , and unique in the ability to get an actual Fide rating. But in that year no progress has been made with the site, and mobile ...
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Alpha Zero vs Stockfish, French Defence, is this move for Black better?

I'm referring to the French Defense (C11 ECO code) game where Alpha Zero played 30. Bxg6 ! , sacrificing a bishop for a better position. After Alpha Zero's move 30. , I couldn't find any good moves ...
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Pawn Structure database

I wonder if there is any existing or a way to create a chess database organised only according to pawn structures, where the notion of a pawn structures is crudely defined by GM Andrew Soltis in his ...
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Why did GM Godena resign in this position?

Being an Italian, I am following my team at the Batumi Olympiad, and I was disappointed in seeing that GM Godena had just lost to a mere Candidate Master rated 500 ELO lower (Italy - Nepal). Then I ...
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Does the chick promotion rule in dobutsu shogi really matter?

In dobutsu shogi, the chick (Japanese pawn) promotes to a chicken (Gold general). In my experience this promotion occurs only rarely and I suspect after much blundering. Does the chick promotion rule ...
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Are there any dicylic graphing programs for chess?

Although chess is frequently thought of as a tree structure, it is not because positions can be arrived at through different move orders and moves can be repeated. Are their graphing programs/...
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Human and computer vs computer alone

How much stronger are human/computer teams vs. computers alone? My understanding is that that advantage is enough to be decisive, especially in correspondence play, but just how large is it?
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Is there a binary of Scid vs Mac which works on macOS Mojave?

I had ScidvsMac 4.19 running on my Mac - ScidvsMac-4.19.dmg from https://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvspc/files/mac/ - but after upgrading to macOS Mojave (10.14.1) it doesn't run - the icon just ...
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Professional Databases and Historical Games

I have tried to look for historical chess games (i.e. 19th century to early 20th century). I usually use Chessbase online database and chessgames.com. I have never paid for a database or database ...
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Fritz Online will not finish game?

Fritz Online will play all the way to the point where there's mate in one move. In other words, if you are white and Fritz is black it will stop playing (moving) at the point any black move will be ...
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how to use ending evaluation in UCI interaction with Stockfish

Playing with the Stockfish 8 UCI from the terminal, I've managed to make it compute move, set the position and load SYZYGY tables. But how can know if an endgame, that corresponds to a kind of ...
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Adjusting parameters in the engine stockfish 6

I downloaded Stockfish 6 (a binary file for Windows). It works, but I miss two things: The depth seems to be rather low. How can I increase the selectivity? How can I achieve that the engine uses the ...
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Collecting principal variations during search and using them in ordering?

In an Alpha Beta search (Negamax framework), how does one collect principal variations to use in move ordering and how does one use them, without using a transposition table? And would it be different ...
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Strategy according to the pawn structure in the Caro-Kann

I have long been playing the Caro-Kann but I have never been able to come up with a plan according to the pawn structure in the games. After playing d5 (and entering the Pawn exchange variation or ...

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