James Martin
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What is the shortest 1:16 mutual stalemate with the White king at home?
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Nice question. Here's a slight variant of your construction that saves two moves. [Title "Proof Game In 46.0 Moves"] [FEN ""] 1. a3 Nc6 2. Ra2 Na5 3. Ra1 Nb3 4. Ra2 Na1 5. Nh3 Nf6 ...

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How to proceed after declined Queen's Gambit?
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Matthew Sadler's book Queen's Gambit Declined has received very high and widespread praise. Again it depends what you mean by "intermediate", but the book contains a ton of instructive games,...

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Am I allowed to call the arbiter on my opponent's turn?
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There is no rule saying that you can call the arbiter only on your turn, or that the opponent is allowed to distract you during their own turn. If you want a more specific answer, you may need to give ...

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Why would you want to trade pieces?
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There are a few classic reasons which tend to make exchanging pieces favourable. None of these are absolute; in any given position, short-term tactical considerations may dominate. But you might like ...

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Engine Evaluation Confused
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As for "both positions seem fine for White": well, Black has a significant material advantage after 5...gxf3, so White has to find some compensation. If you don't have a concrete ...

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Three way fork-Why take the rook instead of the queen?
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21 votes

Both moves lead to crushingly won positions for White, so all things considered it doesn't matter which one you choose. For me, Stockfish shows +14 for Nxg8+ and +9 for Nxd7. The difference between +9 ...

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