Seth Projnabrata
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Do chess coaches ever get disappointed with their students?
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I am not a Chess Coach though but surely a coach will get disappointed if the student commits the same mistake over a period of time, and does not show discipline enough to improve his weaknesses. A ...

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What is the best chess site for strong players?
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Honestly I believe that Chess.com is the best site for strong players and to gently and steadily climb up the ladder according to your rating. What I have witnessed in Chess.com is that there is a ...

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How can I control my nerves during chess tournaments?
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OK, so here is an environment-related situation. What happens is your nerves crumble in the tournament hall. It is a respective scenario people face in public speaking or when children are trying to ...

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Why chess styles?
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The sole purpose of coining the term "chess style" is to categorize the way top players think. It is also used for adapting and making it so lower-level players can copy the way they feel like doing ...

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How does the chess24 rating compare to other server ratings?
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Chess24 ratings are quite overstated compared to other server ratings. You would always have a +100-200 Elo higher compared to other websites.

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How to bring tactics skills into the actual play?
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There can be a few reasons behind this. Maybe you are solving the tactics based on a theme which does not reflect in your style of play. Nowadays, tactics can be categorized based upon the openings, ...

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After analyzing games with a coach should we play them again on the board?
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It is always a good habit of moving pieces over the board. The best players in the world practice it, and they also recommend it. Sometimes, I can understand that in a busy world you may not have the ...

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What should a beginner focus on to improve his level?
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A beginner should focus on simple yet powerful techniques which is a life-long algorithm for chess from novices to Professionals . Focus on the entire board after every move. This sounds easy, but on ...

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Checklist before you make a move
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The best & shortest checklist before making a move is Find out which opponent's move is most aggressive and coming in my territory or crossing half of the board. Sometimes when you miss the ...

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Is it beneficial to play chess against yourself?
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The best part of playing chess against yourself is when you are trying to learn a specific opening line where you are learn the moves of black and white from both sides. Secondly, if you are able to ...

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Is it disrespectful to pay attention to other things while playing?
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Definitely be in any profession it is not advisable to pay attention to other details, but sometimes in chess it is important that you look here and there and take your eyes from the board during a ...

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How defend against rooks in 7th rank?
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You need to prevent rooks coming into 7th rank by exchanging them with your own rooks. When your opponent's rook is eyeing towards 7th rank you need to restrict its mobility by continuously moving ...

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In Nakamura v. Friedel in 2009, (22. Bc1) why did Friedel resign?
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Rd2 (giggling) is just a move like a computer which will not lose until it has been programmed to resign. There is nothing Black can do except run like a mouse here & there. White is in an extreme ...

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How is Kasparov vs Shirov 1992 a victory?
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Of course, Shirov resigned in this position. Black has got three connected pawns on the K-side to which white has only one and it will fall soon. The black knight makes it more difficult to stop those ...

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Indian game pawn push variation
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Playing d4 and then d5 does not seem to be a great idea from White as it is only a pawn push and not develop any Piece . You can take ideas from Modern Benoni/Benko Gambit which have similar Pawn ...

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Stockfish ELO vs search depth
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Deep Blue will have a higher rating as it was a supercomputer. Do note that all chess engines have a higher rating of 3000+, which no human has been able to achieve so far. I give Deep Blue as an ...

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Knight sacrifice performed by Deep Blue against Garry Kasparov
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Honestly the Sacrifice of the Knight compensates with one pawn and a check of Bg6+ which forces the King to an unhealthy square of e7 . There is definitely an initiative which White has in the rest of ...

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Elimination of the knight: Direct or Indirect?
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I think Na2 is the best though it takes the Knight away from the Centre of the board hindering basic Chess Principles but if you take a note then Black is ok on Centre and K-side and his weakness ...

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Why was Nd2 played? instead of f4!
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I believe the f4! move for White is definitely a good idea instead of Nd2 . After f4 from White it is like catching 2 birds with one arrow . f4 from White deprives the Black Light Squared Bishop &...

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Any chess software with "force move" facility?
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StockFish / Small fish / Fritz / Chess master GM version all have this functionality .

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Chess software to evaluate move and give marks
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I understand what are you thinking at this point. Even I would also like to have software which would tell me the move is between two category levels. Let's say, software which says after you play a ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do you find websites like chesstempo useful for improving tactical skills?
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The Question is not about how many Tactical Puzzles you were able to solve on ChessTempo but in your real games whether you were you able to bring out same kind of Positions . There are a lot of ...

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