Seth Projnabrata
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how much time is a pawn worth
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It entirely depends upon the Position that you are playing . Let's assume that it is an end game and your Pawn is on the 7th Rank and about to Queen next move & you have 1 min of time left in the ...

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After Bc4, is it better to play e6 to stop the bishop?
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Conceptual Question and almost answered correctly by KMartin . This variation is a favourite of Bobby Fischer and is named as Sozin Variation of Sicilian . The main point in playing e6 is Black ...

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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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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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Black's 6 move in open Sicilian
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a6 is the Najdorf which is most commonly played and Nc6 is the Richter Rauzer which is not as popular like the Najdorf . With experience I have seen Players below 2000 ELo level do not play the ...

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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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Significant and efficient advice for amateurs
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The best advice for Amateurs would be the most Basic rules of Chess. Develop your pieces first . Even though you may not be aware of any Opening knowledge or the importance of e4,d4 you should have ...

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Sicilian defense - beginner
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When you are a beginner it is good and important that you concentrate a good deal of Chess games of Fischer , Kasparov , Anand and many others . Sicilian is a huge subject and mastery takes a ...

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Attack Opening For White
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You can find similar Chess Openings . The Evans gambit . (Play it if you love Tempos and initiative) The Scotch Max Lange Attack Morphy Attack . Philidor Central Attack There are many more but you ...

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Why does the computer want to undermine this pawn chain at the tip instead of at its root?
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Ok so you have two Questions with the Diagram and the above answers are all correct . 1) When you see a difference of -0.16 please ignore this score . This is just too small for a Human or GMs to ...

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Psychology in Chess
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The problem here is that you are just concentrating more on other factors than just Chess . As our great genius Robert James Bobby Fischer said " Play the Board and not the man " , it is important ...

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How many steps can a grandmaster foresee?
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Grandmasters follow many Chess principles which sometimes reduce the amount of Calculations in the game. When the Position is Tactical and lot of forcing moves are compelled they can calculate up to ...

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What is a chess database used for?
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Good question! Actually, a chess database is profoundly used for different openings and along with corresponding game. It is also used for any particular position whether it has arisen before. It is ...

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Openings vs 1. d4
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I second Grunfeld & I can understand when you have an aficionado for the Dragon then you love fianchettoes but my suggestion would be that you can try Slav & Semi Slav as Black . If you see ...

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How does one apply the Principle of Two Weaknesses into their own game?
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When you say you want to apply " the Principle of two Weaknesses into your own game " then I will surely assuming that your rating should be at least 2200 Elo . Now why I say this because there are ...

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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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Does white have an advantage?
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In Chess White has an advantage or not depends upon who is playing and what opening is played on board . Man or Machine.There are statistics to prove and both disapprove . Playing white for Humans is ...

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What is a more efficient thinking process?
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The more efficient thinking process is definitely not to take too much time on the chess board during a Tournament Game . Openings you need to choose by yourself and there are lines till 20th moves ...

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Is it always a good idea to trade a bishop for a knight if the enemy has castled and is forced to disrupt his castle's pawn structure?
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There are a lot of factors which gets counted in situations like this . If you see that there can be a Kingside attack after you break the castle and you have a lot of initiative with the pieces ...

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How do people use chess software to improve their practical skills?
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Honestly a Chess Software does not let you to learn the depth of the Game . It never helps you to learn strategy or think in terms of a human mode , for an example majority of gambits are coined into ...

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Najdorf poisoned pawn with or without 7..h6 8 Bh4
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Originally the Q that you have asked would cover a book with both Variations pros & cons with Games from Top level being annotated . There are no two very different significant ideas stemming from ...

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The genders of the pieces and pawns
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" Men are from Mars . Women are from Venus " . Quite an abstract Quote related to this Q . Isn't it ? Ok why I say the above is because Chess originated as a game of war where there are two Kingdoms ...

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Why is pawn to c4 opening advantageous?
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The Key Centre Squares of Chess are e4,e5.d4,d5 . Usually any of your Piece resides in these Squares it provides more Centre Control and best possible activity . Now coming to your Q c4 tries to ...

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Is chess a sport? If yes, then why?
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Chess is a Sport or not depends upon the Person's perspective . I second to all the above view points and agree to everyone . Truly it does not go by the blind definition of Sport as " an activity ...

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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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When is a good time to double rooks?
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Doubling of the Rooks in Chess means that you want to capture an Open file . You do doubling because you feel that controlling any open file leads you to a better & faster attack . It exactly ...

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What is the disadvantage of the move 3. ..h6 in the Queen's Gambit Declined?
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In Chess there is a saying " A Weakness is not a weakness unless it is exploited or it can be exploited." Well the move h6 does not look a good move at all because it just deprives the White Black ...

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Why ...g6 before ...Bxa6 in the Benko Gambit?
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There is technically as such not such a great difference but it implies a Basic Chess principle . Development of the Dark Square Bishop on Long diagonal ASAP . Black knows that the Pawn on a6 is not ...

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Moving the queen early in the game - beginner
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When you move the Queen early in the Game it is subjected to attacks by minor pieces Bishops & Knights which occupies central squares and important diagonals . Bringing the Queen out early is an ...

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