Fernando Gonzalez Sanchez
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How well does Elo rating estimate a player's strength?
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The Elo rating is a statistical prediction of your results against players with known rating when they play each other in the long term. Some examples: Two players with the same rating will score the ...

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What's with ChessBase and WB engines?
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ChessBase products only support two protocols: 1) Their own proprietary (used by the .eng engines) 2) The UCI (used by by many commercial / open source engines) You must see a "Create UCI Engine" ...

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King's Gambit, Fischer's Defence 6. Ng1. Wait, what?
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I recommend you check the book "Winning with the King's Gambit", from Joe Gallagher (the book is a bit old, from early 90s, but is still a nice collection of games) he examines this line in the first ...

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Top sources for opening theory
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There is a paid journal at http://www.chesspublishing.com/content/ with different specialists monitoring different openings (this is sometimes referred in bibliography of chess books). Chess ...

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How do you castle in one smooth motion?
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I think this is plain illegal, according to FIDE rules, all moves must be made with one hand (in castling by picking the king first). As side note, it is also illegal to move with one hand and press ...

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What are the hardest pawnless endgames that go over the 50-move rule?
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According to wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawnless_chess_endgame, section "Endgames requiring more than 100 moves to win", the longest is R+N vs N+N = 243 moves with 78% of winning chances. ...

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Could you show me the code(s) of one or more simple chess program(s) written in C#?
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There is http://sharpchess.com/ And http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/36112/Chess-Program-in-C But since chess engines are very cpu intensive and carefully tweaked for performance, if you want ...

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Playing solely against chess engine?
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Since you don't mention your elo rating, I would limit for entry level options: For Chess engines, I suggest the Chessmaster for PC, has many personalities and can play with different styles/openings,...

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Where can I find databases of tactical problems, categorized and ranked by difficulty?
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This is one, http://dejascacchi.altervista.org/exercises.htm Thus are from real games. Also the online chess site, chesstempo.com, has problems with an elo rating (calculated as an accumulated result ...

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Youngest and oldest active player
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A good candidate for the oldest GM is Yuri Averbakh, (but not sure he is active anymore) see Wikipedia. As for the youngest, I would say this guy. As for Korchnoi, yes, he is still alive, see this ...

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Where can I find a list of tournaments to participate in?
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For online, redhotpawn.com has tournaments (although you need to pay a yearly subscription (around 50 USD) to be able to participate on them, otherwise you can just play informal games). These are ...

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Best ways for improving "tactics"
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Bondarevsky, in the good old classic "Combinations in the middle game" recommends building a catalog of combinations classifying them for topic, resultant attack, motives, etc. He also recommends ...

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How do I find people to play chess with me through correspondence?
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redhotpawn.com, You can play for free or access tournaments thru a subscription (50 USD p/yr). Has the usual facilities (keep an archive of all your games, get notification by email when an opponent ...

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How can I train myself to become more observant of all my pieces?
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Another useful is to always, before committing a move, check briefly what would be the best opponent's reply.

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