Dag Oskar Madsen
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How can a drawish opening be fashionable?
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It's difficult to give a general answer why one opening is more popular than another. I can try to give some reasons in the specific case of Berlin vs Petrov that prompted your question. In the ...

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What are the possible terms for interference in the bishop endgame?
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Dvoretsky in Endgame Manual just calls this technique interferring. Building a bridge in RPvR endgames is slightly different as it is about sheltering your king from checks from the enemy rook, not ...

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XiangQi (Chinese chess) textbook or video tutorial
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The book I learned from is Chinese Chess: An Introduction to China's Ancient Game of Strategy by H. T. Lau. The book is mostly examples and exercises. There could have been more explanatory text.

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Caro-Kann Bronstein-Larsen Variation For Black
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If you read Danish there's Bent Larsen's Solide åbninger (Solid openings) from 1980. It is a repertoire book for beginners (white and black) and suggests the line you inquire about as the defense ...

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Is there any transposition available in between QGA and other openings?
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One transposition white can try is from the French Exchange variation (if you know your opponent plays the French). [FEN ""] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. c4 dxc4 (4... Nf6) 5. Bxc4 It ...

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Can you recommend a closed opening for black against 1.e4?
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Another positional option is to play the Hanham variation of the Philidor Defense. [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O Because of move order issues mentioned in ...

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List of plans or strategic themes
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Perhaps you can use the table of contents from classical works such as Modern Chess Strategy, by Pachman, and The Middlegame, by Euwe and Kramer.

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Joke Annotations
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This might not be to everyone's taste, but the following annotated game (like the novel it's taken from) is hilarious in it's own way: Murphy vs. Mr. Endon

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Has any other grandmaster gone as long undefeated like Capablanca?
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Sergey Tiviakov in the latest number of New in Chess (2017/3): It is a well-known fact that I am the official world record holder, as I played 110 tournament games without a defeat in the period ...

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Rook and minor piece endgames, with pawns
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These kind of endgames often occur in practice, so even if it is difficult to give hard and fast rules about them, it is well worth spending some time studying them. The book Practical Endgame Play - ...

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Chessbase products - difference
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Big Database is a large (6.8 million) collection of unannotated games. Opening Encyclopedia has slightly fewer games (probably games of lower quality are left out), but also contains 6000 opening ...

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Which Book should I choose
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It depends on what you are looking for. Personally I like Attack with Mikhail Tal best because it is really an excellent textbook (or guide, see the introduction) on how to play attacking chess. So ...

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Pawns In The Bishop Endgames
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I mostly agree with the other answers, but want to make one distinction. Yes, for long-term strategic reasons it is generally correct to fix the opponent's pawns on the same colour as their bishop in ...

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Did Aronian make a mistake in the opening against Anand in round 1 of the FIDE Candidates 2014?
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According to Anish Giri in New in Chess 2014/3, 13...Nf6 was a dubious move. Black should have played 13... Nf4! 14. Nf3 Nxg2! 15. Kxg2 a5!! with a dangerous attack. The threats are 16... a4 and 16... ...

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Can anyone give good primary resources on Deep Blue?
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The book Behind Deep Blue, written by Feng-hsiung Hsu, the system architect and principal designer of Deep Blue, has an appendix called further reading, which might be a good place to start.

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