Seth Projnabrata
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Why do miniature games happen at the grandmaster level?
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It is true a GM can think of many moves ahead but sometimes only in particular positions. They also have a vast knowledge of the opening theory like some specific lines in Sicilian or Kings Indian ...

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Online chess leavers
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Chess.com has an algorithm which senses whether a user/player is active or not during the game. I am not very sure but they have a time frame of 5 minutes, during which if they find the player is not ...

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Open Sicilian Defense
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The Dragon Variation of Sicilian is complex and difficult to defend sometimes against White's ferocious King side attack. I will recommend Dragon to those Players only who are not timid enough to ...

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How important is castling? How much is it worth?
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Chess has one particular tactic or theme which cannot be ignored and that is king safety. Since the rule is that if the king is lost, or checkmated, the game is lost; so the value of king is the ...

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How can one precisely sacrifice a piece for a winning attack?
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Well I hope you are looking for a kind of algorithm or steps which would justify whether you should sacrifice or not. Irrespective of the above diagram which serves as an example I would like that you ...

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What's the point of early a2-a4 in the Modern Italian?
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a2-a4 does quite a few things. First it makes a Square for the Bishop on a2. Restricts b5 from Black on most occasions. a3 move is quite a timid one which loses a tempo even if White decides to play ...

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Why does the engine suggest Be7 after Qe4+?
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This is a very losing position for Black. I am not evaluating it from a Computer perspective .In this position Be7 is a better move though it loses the Queen because Kd8 allows Rd1+ check . Now it was ...

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What happens if me and my opponent only have kings?
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When you only have Kings then you can take a tour of the entire board till the end of the World without any hesitation . :-) (Just Joking ) . The Game at this point is a DRAW . Since neither Player ...

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Why Black should play Max Lange attack, when its favorable for white only.?
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I hope you are talking about the below line . " 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.0-0 Bc5 6.e5 " The Best response to the above line from Black is 6) ..d5! . 7.exf6 dxc4 8.Re1+ Be6 9.Ng5 Qd5 (...

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One of my games
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OK, I understand what you mean here. You want us to judge you as a player and point out your mistakes. You seek improvement by posting this game and want some expert comments. True, you must try ...

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Does rating increases in bulks or is it a steady increase?
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Rating is definitely more of a steady increase thing but takes jumps initially. Please have a look at the FIDE Calculator. There is a K-Factor which determines it. Please check the both as initial ...

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How to build a simplified Sicilian defence reperoire
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Look I would like to categorize the Sicilian opening and I believe that after reading this you should feel somewhat comfortable. First you must avoid Sicilian Dragon when you are new to the Sicilian....

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Why is chess dominated by relatively young players?
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Chess is dominated by young players because other than your brain no part of the body is really involved. True, you need to have a healthy and fit body to concentrate on the game hard, but technically ...

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Does the Yugoslav Attack refute the Sicilian Dragon?
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The Dragon Opening is an Opening which should not be played below the 2000 ElO level for the Black Player . The main objective of Dragon for the Black is to sacrifice the c8 Rook for the c3 Knight ...

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Losing on time constantly
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If you want to play a 10 min format and you are unable to cope up with time I would suggest first check out in which phase you are taking more time . Are you thinking long in the middle game, trying ...

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Analyzing this opening I played
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I do not believe that Black is somewhat better. There are two viewpoints. From a very technical perspective, an Engine point of view, Black is surely better. From a human point or psychological point ...

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What is the "increment" in chess?
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I second John Moutafis' answer. The increment here is always the time which is basically for a few secs like 3, 5, 10, 15, 30 or may be even longer in some cases. Now, why this increment and how this ...

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London System as White: exchange of the light-squared bishops
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There are many solutions to this problem . The first thing is that I feel that you have a problem without the light square Bishop . You must learn to play with Bd3 and look for games in chessgames....

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Pessimism in chess
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Playing with lower rated Players & Winning against them can be a serious topic. Even I have played with lower rated Players and have been defeated . The lower rated Players have something all have ...

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What can you deduce from my performance in different types of chess tactics?
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Chess tactics frame different positions which we sometimes come across the Board . It may be Double attack , fork , Pin and many others . Just solving the Chess tactics lone is never the measurement ...

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Can you save white from checkmate?
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Looking at the board I can speculate that both players are at almost beginner level. I do not see any reason why White should resign because Black does not have any forced checks. It is the middle ...

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What can I play against 1.d4?
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Honestly I am surprised that after so many users comments that only KID,QGD,Catalan,Dutch and other defences have been mentioned but few have realised the Power of Semi Slav/Slav Defences . Slav/...

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Recover lost passion
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I think you need to change your Openings . There are a lot of Youtube vidoes from different GMs and Players . Do not repeat the same kind of positions , Websites or materials . You must change ...

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How are the scores decided in Chess?
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Ok, Going by your Questions I paste below and answer accordingly . What is the use of the score? The use is to determine whether you have an advantage or you are better playing or winning. For ...

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How could I have extracted an opening advantage in this Owen's defence game?
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I do not believe that you should have agreed to a Draw after move 21)Rad1 since this is too early . If you compare the position of the Pieces White's pieces are ready for a K-side onslaught . The pawn ...

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What are the mistakes committed by players who take many years to become an expert?
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The most common mistake I believe is the "ATTITUDE FACTOR". Now what I mean from this is all Chess aspirants have some great deal of knowledge nowadays either from Books, Internet, Chess Clubs, ...

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Why are there no more exhibition games between top players and computers?
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This is no more a challenge between Human & Computer . Man vs. Machine is over . Earlier this was a curiosity . This was not only related to the field of Chess but People from other professions ...

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Are computers destroying chess?
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Chess is the only game where Computers can show the best performance . I mean they play the real moves . From a learning perspective I believe Computers are not a good tool for strategic perspective ....

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To what move depth should you analyze a chess position
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The depth of a Chess Engine is the Level of Play when you analyse the game . If you are aware of the ELO System of rating I would like to describe below . 100 - 1000 :--> Beginner 1001 - 1200 :--> ...

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How do I respond to 8. g3?! in the 4. e3 Slav?
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There is nothing to worry about when an opponent makes a surprise move in the opening and you are unaware of it. g3 is not a move that you would be blown away by it. Just follow basics to develop ...

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