Seth Projnabrata
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Can you checkmate with rook vs knight?
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When you have a Rook & King vs Knight & King then in most cases the Game would be a draw if played with Best play . Now the Person who has got the Knight he is to make sure that the Knight ...

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Can I capture my own piece?
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Very basic Question : You can never capture your piece. Be it anybody at the start of their Chess Career or even a Professional it may feel sometimes that if I would not have my own Pawn in front of ...

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Is Magnus Carlsen ever going to play against Stockfish in a event?
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I am sure Magnus would not like to compete in an event like that because it is not a new kind of Event anymore which would arouse any innovative interest for the Chess World . As for Strength true the ...

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What are the consequences of an early a6 in the Sicilian?
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a6 serves three purpose . It is a waiting move in Sicilian as like Black waits for White's Plan . It is the start of Q-Side Counter Play from black . As in Sicilian Black generally plays on the ...

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Why is the Sicilian Defense considered hard to play?
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Sicilian is hard to play for the below points . Either the Black Player still an Amateur does not understand Counter-Attacking Chess. Theory is just too long and ultra-sharp lines are difficult to ...

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After 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6, should White play 3. cxd5?
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The Objective of White is to develop the Pieces and attack Black ASAP. Both sides should try to complete Development and then Play in Center/Flanks . When White does a cd5 then it is helping Black to ...

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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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White openings for counter-attacking players
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The Word Counter Attacking suits more for Black . If you read ever a Chess Book or Video the Counter Attacking is in a wrong context for White . The Player who plays White should be the Attacking one ....

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What advice would you give a novice in Chess?
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The above advises are absolutely good in almost all cases . My advice would be first to treat Chess as a Study and just not a game between two Players. Please analyse some Chess games , understand ...

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Are there any grandmasters who always play until checkmate?
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GMs do not wait for themselves to take the effort for total annihilation . They resign long way back when they feel the Position does not have to offer anything . In Classical Chess the above stands ...

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Is the Scandinavian Defense a good opening for beginners?
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The Scandinavian is one of the easiest openings where Black can neutralize the ultra sharp openings of e4 against White . If the White Player is very aggressive , like sharp tactical lines and offers ...

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What is a good, aggressive response against the Sicilian Defense?
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Sicilian Najdorf is the best reply . You would find majority of Wins with Black in Sicilian Najdorf . but when I say Najdorf Sicilian please note that this particular Sicilian Pattern can get ...

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Is the Grand Prix Attack a poor response to the Sicilian?
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In Club level and below 2200 level it is a good weapon but in Top GM Tournaments it is not that frequent . Gawain Jones is a GM who has a video on it . Here is an example of his Play . "Sicilian Grand ...

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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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What are the advantages of the QGD over the Slav?
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QGD had more strategic & Tactical Games in Database compared to Slav . Even it has more to learn and has wider variations. The above technical explanations also hold true .

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Can you objectively determine who was the best chess player of all time?
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This is an endless discussion . The best way to predict the player is based upon whose games you would like to see again & again . The games from whom you learn the most . The style of players ...

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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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