Seth Projnabrata
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Books for chess traps
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There is even more . You can go to chessmaniac.com and there is an option of Mini Games at the left corner where you can see a lot of Tactical miniatures which consists of various Chess openings . ...

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To what move depth should you analyze a chess position
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Sorry to disappoint you but from my Chess experience I can say that when you play real Chess Tournaments or even in the Internet you would find Players of the above category have different way to ...

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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 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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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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How many unique pawn structures are possible?
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For unique pawn structures I would not recommend going by any formula where you will have 10 to the power of n or any indices calculation. The best way to understand pawn structures is to know ...

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Why is the rook worth 5 points while the bishop is only worth 3?
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Rook is a higher piece value due to the Checkmate factor . A Rook & a King can Checkmate the Opponent's King but a Bishop cannot . The Rook occupies more Squares on a Chess Board than a Bishop ...

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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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Why do some openings have Indian in their name?
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Apart from the name Indian we have French defence, Yugoslav attack of Sicilian, the Russian attack of some defence which I do not remember right now but, the names came from the country where they ...

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Can white still win this?
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White is in a precarious position holding onto the pin and has no counter play . As a Prisoner sometimes waits for his punishment and he knows no escape here White has got its centre & Queen side ...

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White fights for equality in French classical?
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You need to first understand what does this +0.20 exactly means . Well true that in majority of cases White stands a slight more advantageous to Black if both play their openings correctly . The ...

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Why are the symbols 0-0 and 0-0-0 used for castling in algebraic notation?
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Kg1/Kg8 or Kc1/Kc8 are Singular moves where the King only moves during the Game . Since before the Algebraic Notation Descriptive Notation was used which was quite cumbersome & lengthy Algebraic ...

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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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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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