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Chess games similar to Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard
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It's hard to beat Morphy when it comes to a dominance over contemporaries that leads to short, memorable games that culminate in utterly violent punishment of the failure to develop one's pieces. And ...

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What is black's best sixth move in the Sicilian Grand Prix?
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Things don't look too difficult for White after the natural 7.Bc4 (in your 6...a6 line); not that I think White has some great position, but I at least don't see why you write "it seems White has some ...

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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess - Visual Teaching of Chess
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Since you have yet to receive any answers involving books, perhaps my earlier comment may serve as an actual answer: these days, for those like yourself working through obstacles like severe dyslexia, ...

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Is there a common list of steps to analyse/annotate one's game?
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As Andrew points out in a comment, the subject of your post overlaps substantially with an earlier one, whose answers address the general mechanics of analyzing one's own games, and would probably be ...

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Rivals to the FIDE
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One body which isn't exactly an alternative to FIDE now, but could perhaps become so down the road depending on how the future plays out, is the Association of Chess Professionals (not to be confused ...

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Formulating a Precise Definition of "Space" in Chess
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Considerations such as yours for a definition of "space" have long been a part of computer chess, and I suggest looking to that literature for ways to approach a precise, quantitative definition. The ...

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SCID not recognising transpositions
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Chess Position Trainer recognizes transpositions in exactly the way that you're after, as it stores its opening books in a way that's designed to address this issue. Whenever two variations (like your ...

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Wording of Troitsky line rule
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I believe that GloriaVictis' answer addresses your first position very well, in that the pawn is not actually securely blockaded in that case; Black can force the further advance of the pawn. Your ...

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Mac computer chess
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Are there situations where pawns can't take knights or Kings can't take queens or rooks? Yes, all the situations described in your post could happen, consistent with the rules of chess. For instance, ...

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Are modern chess programs tactically perfect?
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In objective terms, the game of chess is nothing but tactics. So the question of tactically perfect play is just the question of optimal play. Given sufficient time for any given position, then yes, ...

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How do you calculate your Tournament Performance Rating?
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This answer spells out the actual calculation of performance rating for USCF tournaments, as in the June 2017 Rating Estimator that Fred Knight's answer points to. If you view the page source at that ...

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What is the result of this pawn-endgame with perfect play by both sides?
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Analysis of this general endgame appears in Staunton's Handbook, in the section "King and Three Passed Pawns against King and Three Passed Pawns." In the preceding section of the book, "King against ...

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Normal draw positions in the endgame KQPKQ with a bishop-pawn?
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The weaker side cannot win the pawn, nor has a perpetual check nor can play on stalemate. Is there any drawing position left with all these conditions? I will answer this with a no, and for a ...

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