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King's Gambit Variation
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1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 is known as the Falkbeer Countergambit. However, 3.fxe5?? is not a variation but a blunder. As Wikipedia explains, you will either lose material after 3...Qh4+, 4.g3 Qxe4+ (due to ...

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At what playing strength level should one be able to mate with King Bishop and Knight vs King?
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In 2007, Jeremy Silman published Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master. In this book, endgames aren't organised by theme but according to the level at which they would be most ...

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Chess study methods / memorisation techniques from before the computer-based SRS era
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I went through a number of chess books where advice on memorisation techniques might be expected, but I did not find anything that resembles Bouwmeester's proposed technique. Below is what I found; ...

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Are chess grand masters automatically checkers grandmasters?
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No. Chess grand master titles are awarded by the FIDE; see the FIDE Title Regulations effective from 1 July 2014. FIDE only awards titles in chess. Checkers titles are awarded by the FMJD (World ...

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Can I download early versions of Leela chess zero?
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For early versions, the lczero project's download page refers you to the lc0 releases available on GitHub. For versions from 2018, you can go the lczero repository on GitHub. Note that while the ...

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Fritztrainer on Linux
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Over the years, this question has been asked several times on other forums, but I am not aware of a purely native solution. According to this discussion on chess.com from 2013, some people have ...

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Chess Logic - Tigran Petrosian's doctoral dissertation
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According to WorldCat.org, Tigran Petrosian's PhD thesis is available in three libraries: the Koninklijke Bibliotheek ("royal library") in The Hague (Netherlands), the Danish Union Catalogue and ...

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Checklist before you make a move
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There are not so many books that talk about the thought process of selecting a move. There is a section about this in Michael de la Maza's book Rapic Chess Improvement: A Study Plan for Adult ...

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How can I concentrate during training?
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If you have a demanding job, studying in the evenings can be difficult. You can even have the feeling that your brain simply says, "No". Personal Productivity Stack Exchange has many questions ...

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Reference for good French Defense games?
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It is a good idea to play games by grandmasters who used the French Defence. Notable players of the French Defence include Mikhail Botvinnik, Viktor Korchnoi, Aron Nimzowitsch, Tigran Petrosian, Lev ...

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Full Footage From 1972 Championship
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The Holy Grail of chess match footage! This question has been asked before on Reddit, on Chess.com and probably on many other websites and no one has come up with an answer. There are many sources ...

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What happens when someone quits in the middle of a swiss tournament?
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The General handling rules for Swiss Tournaments published on the FIDE website merely say: Players who withdraw from the tournament will no longer be paired. The rules don't say that he/she ...

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Old FIDE Title Regulations
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The previous version, for "competitions starting before 1 July 2014" are still available on the FIDE website. If you are looking for older versions, it may be good to know that some of them were ...

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