Halvard
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Why do players attack one apparently unimportant square?
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I can't answer your question in general, but I can explain the main ideas of the game. Here is the game (actually the game lasted a few more moves, but at the end position here it is lost for Short): ...

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Why would a player throw a game?
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Certainly some of the suggestions listed above are possible, but I believe he played below his best and just lost. I will explain why I think so. First, I believe you played one of those games ...

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Is there still any top grandmaster who still regularly plays Queen's Gambit Accepted?
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Of players who have been inside top ten it is Ponomariov who uses this opening the most often. Ivanchuk plays it too, but then again he plays most anything. And Nakamura played it a few times last ...

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The earliest possible knight fork
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This question led me to spend two hours of my life looking at a line that I most likely never will get to play. I went into it being quite confident that Nd5 was a bad move simply because White would ...

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Is it possible to expect different results from computer vs same computer on the same machine?
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First a clarification: You write: in other words, when you explicitly tell deep blue to play vs deep blue, the engine starts making blunders so you can see one side winning, but if you do what i ...

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Judit Polgar Vs Nigel Short. YouTube video
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5 votes

It is probably part of this collection, which has the footage available from the 1994-1995 season. It costs money though...

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The London System: Can it be broken?
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The London system is a system for White where the dark squared bishop is brought out early to f4 after d2-d4. There are several ways in which it can appear: [fen ""] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 and ...

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Is there software or a device that allows bookmarking positions to allow variation analysis?
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Chessbase is a commercial product that solves your problem. Any position in Chessbase is in essence a bookmark. You can just click on the move/position you want to go back to (all the moves are ...

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What are the best scoring openings in Chess960?
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First, as others have already pointed out, there are 960 different starting positions in chess 960. Normally when you play a 960 tournament on chess.com it will be the same opening in the entire ...

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playing C00 French:KIA `2. d3 d5`
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I'm answering without an engine to back me up, but I do have some knowledge of French positions and can answer on that account: The move b5-b4 is not necessarily a bad move. What Black always should ...

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Best White Move
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I will try to give you a simple mathematical answer. It is clearly oversimplified, but might be a way to think that helps you program your engine. Assuming that your chess engine can calculate ...

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Chessbase 13 How to install UCI Engine when menu item is missing?
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It is the size of the window that matters. Make it smaller and they will become available (I assume the same is tru for making it larger, but I can't verify as this was my max screen size).

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