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Defensive strategy relying on a wall of pawns
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After searching my game base, I located 190 out of 6,168,985 games, with the pawns at: wPa4, b3, c4, d3, e4, f3, g4, h3. I discarded those games that one or both of the opponents lacked a rating, ...

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How do I spend time on chess in boring meetings?
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One posibility is to concentrate in problems. Write on paper the posicion description, using a notation like the following: This fen: r1bqk2r/pppp2pp/2n1pn2/5p2/2PP4/5NP1/PP1NPPBP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 0 7 ...

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How do you read this opening table presented in Modern Openings?
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The columns represent the main variants which continues the movements at the head of the table. White's moves are followed by Black's in the same column. The numbers to the left of the table are the ...

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How do I keep my bishop pair in this Ruy Lopez line?
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In that position, you can't keep your bishop pair if Black wishes to take your Bishop. Acording to Modern Chess Openings, with this variant Black throws away the White Bishop by ceding the initiative ...

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How can a Stonewall Attack player respond to 1. ... f5?
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The game 1/2‒1/2(40) Dietze, Sebastian (2129) – Lorenz, Mark (2250) / Regionalliga NW 0506 (7.1), Bayern 2006, gave me a hint on how to proceed: [FEN ""] 1. d4 f5 2. f4 Nf6 3. e3 b6 4. Nf3 Bb7 5. ...

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Do people cheat at a 1500 level on chess.com while lichess is clean?
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The dynamics of postal chess allows more in-depth analysis of the games. This makes mistakes rare. Some sites prefer to maintain the rule that in correspondence chess you should not use assistance of ...

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How many unique pawn structures are possible?
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To classify pawn formations, a good source is chess master books that explore that topic. The book by Boris Persits comes to mind, for example. I add that it seems impractical as you have been told, ...

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How to use dice to determine starting position in Fischer Random?
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In the year 2005 or earlier, an Edward D. Collins, wrote the following procedure "How to Create a Fischer Random Opening Position". The pawns go on their original squares. The pieces will be placed ...

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What is the origin of the Merida chess font?
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Unfortunately I can't comment. Perhaps a moderator can transform this answer as a comment, to give it a proper place. I found the following information from: Archivo con figuras basadas en el tipo ...

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Why is 1.g3 so much less common than the main opening moves?
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The answer to your question may come from game statistics or knowledge of openings. With regard to statistics, the "universe" of games can generate different responses if they are ...

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How much do you actually learn from the book Modern Chess Openings by Nick de Firmian?
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MCO is an excellent source of information. In fact, opening encyclopedias actuality are not related to the existence of chess engines or to the latest that has been played. Rather, the variants ...

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Looking for special chess freeware
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Seems like you are interested in a program like Arena. It does what you specified, can open pgn files with one or several games; a copied pgn game can be pasted; can generate diagrams; connect with ...

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Is there a way (or tool) to convert games in PGN to notations like the one in the description?
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Just to complete the answer, you can use Fen2Ascii, a little program that converts pasted FEN lines into ASCII formatted text. From its website: r1bqk2r/pppp2pp/2n1pn2/5p2/2PP4/5NP1/PP1NPPBP/R2QK2R ...

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Replacement for pgnscid
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pgnscid does not have a replacement. Instead, it is expected that you import the pgn file within a SCID database.

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Giuoco Piano / Two Knights Defense / Fried Liver Attack
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[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "?"] [Round "?"] [White "?"] [Black "?"] [Result "?"] [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. Qf3+ Ke6 8. Nc3 Ncb4 9. O-O c6 10. d4 ...

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Good format for library of chess positions w/tags?
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I suggest to read about Extended Position Description(EPD), a format based on Forsite Edward Notation (FEN) with specifications to store additional information. In chessprogramming, there is a EPD ...

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Alternative to ChessBase Replay training feature
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SCID allows what you want. Look at "Play" menu and any of the submenus "Opening training" or "Tactics" or "Review game" or "Calculation of variations.

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Does SCID have a function that allows to print a single game with variations as ECO table?
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With pgn-extract, you could "Output each variation as a separate game (--splitvariants)" The --splitvariants flag will output each variation of a game as a separate game. The headers of the ...

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Formulating a Precise Definition of "Space" in Chess
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I believe that we can "visualize" the space, as the area of the board that is available to each player to safely maneuver their pieces because it is the area they control. In my opinion, an ...

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32 pieces protected once: How many moves?
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I think four moves will suffice: 1 b3 ... 2 Bb2 3 g3 ... 4 Bg2. This way, the rooks will also be protected. The need to protect bishops will happen deeper in the game.

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Material score in analysis report
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Check the program pgn-extract (https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/~djb/pgn-extract). It has what you probably need. Here I copy a fragment of its help: Include a position evaluation after each move (--...

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How can I migrate my openings from Chess Position Trainer to another database when the pgn too large to import?
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You can export subsets of your tree of moves or export each variation as an individual game within the same file. Acording to the manual: "You can export an opening or topic as PGN file which then can ...

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A first book for a chess beginner
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Consider the following classic: Capablanca, "Chess fundamentals", 1921. Look for the algebraic edition, to not lose time learning two different notation systems. But if you wish, the effort pay, ...

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Programmatic method to determine if a move is passive or aggressive
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Rather than using the engine evaluation, I suggest you to review how the engine evaluate threats and how you could capture such data. For instance, a possible activity or aggresive order from more ...

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A script that can create a chess tree from an EPD file
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I have seen two softwares that does what you wish. Chess Position Trainer is one of them. The other is bookup. Those softwares reads games in pgn and files containing epd positions with its ...

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Tools specifically for training at finding loose pieces?
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Years ago in correspondence chess games, I used to write down with a negative value the pieces that attack mine and with a positive value, that of the pieces that defended it. Two open source programs ...

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How does an engine choose between two moves of equal evalulation?
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Some engines uses three decimals in its evaluation. That's how can introduce a difference. I have read that its in use a technique to add a really small but ramdom number, to make them different. Don'...

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Moving a game up or down the SCID database list
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SCID orders the items in the order that imported them. You can modify the sort order in the list of games. Click in the column names to change the sort order or to reset the sort. But you can't change ...

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Is there a good program to play chess online in ubuntu?
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With Winboard or Arena, you could play also in chess servers, like FICS --free-- or ICC or several others that are listed in this article on chess servers on Wikipedia.

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Is any tool which allow analyse EPD file and add evaluation score per I want specify depth/multi PVL?
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With GradualTest, you can use it to control an engine to analyze a set of positions. The only version available through web.archive is 2.4 (a compiled version and program source) but exists version 2....

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