SecretAgentMan
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Why did I fail this puzzle?
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As pointed out by Michael West, 1...Nf2 provides White the opportunity to exploit White's overwhelming advantage whereas 1...Ng3 is a forced checkmate in three (i.e., Black has a guaranteed win). ...

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In Hand and Brain chess, is the stronger player generally preferred to be the hand or the brain?
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Not a definitive answer, but I'm posting my comment based on the upvotes it received. It depends. GMs have different opinions. GM Hikaru Nakamura has said it really depends on the situation. ...

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What was the longest World Championship game?
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The longest World Chess Championship game is now Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi (Dubai, 2021), held on 3 December 2021. In their 6th game, Magnus Carlsen continued to press in a theoretically drawn endgame ...

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Before Qe6 in game 6 of the 2021 World Chess Championship, was it really a draw?
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There is no question. It is a theoretical draw (see tablebase).[1] Obviously to mere mortals, playing on may hold practical chances for one side. GM Nakamura repeatedly said that Game 6 of WCC ...

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Is there a free online chess repertoire tool?
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In addition to the other answers, there are a few sites to consider. These include annotation and comment features as mentioned by the OP. Listudy.org Upload a PGN and then you play the computer ...

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Is there any website where I can play simultaneous chess against many opponents?
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As of 29 April 2020, Chess.com supports playing online simuls (simultaneous exhibitions) against human opponents. To enable, users must select the setting "Play Multiple Games at a Time" at ...

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Erenburg vs Nakamura 2004
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TL;DR Stockfish 14+ NNUE (depth = 47, 4143k nodes/s) evaluates this position as +1.1 due to 1. gxh5 and the follow-on perfect play (the 2nd best variation starting with 1. cxb7 evaluates at -1.7). See ...

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Is this endgame a draw?
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In addition to the other answer, you can see the results from Stockfish 13+ NNUE at depth = 78 (half moves, so 39 moves). All lines are evaluated at 0.0 (Position on Lichess). This is a draw (with ...

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A deceptively simple eight piece endgame
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Stockfish 14+ NNUE evaluates this position as +0.5 (depth = 62, 22036k nodes/s). The principal variation (see below) leads to a theoretical draw according to the 7-piece tablebases. [FEN "8/1k6/...

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Alternative to ChessBase Replay training feature
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Listudy.org Upload a PGN and then you play the computer interactively. You play moves from your repertoire and the computer plays the opponent moves. This is also open source. ChessTempo.com Similar ...

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What's the idea behind delaying capturing the rook (25...Rd2) in Hug–Spassky (1973)?
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I am not a strong enough player to be sure, but if White takes the rook with 26. Qxd2 then Black has 26...Nxf3+ with a triple attack on White's king, queen, and rook. Hug would have seen this ...

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