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Why does Stockfish evaluate this Lichess puzzle position as so advantageous for Black?
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horrible weakness of the light squares is what has not been listed in the answers yet. I'd probably not evaluate it at -3 though (I don't do it in numbers anyway), but it's pretty hopeless for white.

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How difficult is it to win a winning endgame against an engine?
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I'm not quite sure what is exactly the point of the question, but anyway. First, as it is correctly pointed out in the other answer, top players as GMs (and engine too) are extremely resourceful in ...

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Strategic plans for Black in Fianchetto Variation of KID
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Since you're asking about rather aggressive reply, the a6-Rb8-b5 variation might be of interest. In the other answer it's referred to as Gallagher; I have no clue who this Gallagher is, but the line ...

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Description of rectangular opposition in Silman's Complete Endgame Course
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the rule is to make a square or rectangle in which each color is the same color with the other guy to move. I'm not quite sure how this sentence makes sense other than there is a typo, and it ...

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Would there be more decisive games if we began to see stalemates as checkmates? And hence more "interesting" chess?
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I was unable to locate a question in the main text, so I'll answer the one from the title. Would there be more decisive games? - Absolutely yes, since your proposition effectively turns a lot of ...

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Material vs positional advantage: does Stockfish give good advice?
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Stockfish just tells you that both moves win. The exact evaluation is irrelevant; if you increase the depth, I'm sure the evaluation will go up. There is really no need to overthink this. For example, ...

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Looking to improve my tactics and possibly develop an opening repertoire at the beginner/intermediate level
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books: Nunn is a very good author. Maybe try something by J. Silman too, see if you like it. There are many books for beginners, you might need to spend time to find the one you like the most (always ...

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Lasker (?) on strategy and tactics
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I suppose you meant this one: "By positional play a master tries to prove and exploit true values, whereas by combinations he seeks to refute false values". https://www.quotemaster.org/...

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Why is 1. d4 2. c4 3. b3 so bad for white?
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One should be very careful with the win percentage parameter. Probably here b3 was mostly played by lower-rated players trying to avoid theoretical lines and confuse the higher-rated opponent. Another ...

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An important and interesting Bishop endgame
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I have seen this position in Dvoretsky's endgame manual. According to his analysis, white is winning after Ke7, Kc3 Kd6, a4!, eventually getting the pawns to b5 and f5, king to d4 and breaking through ...

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Development problems for black after f4 in French Defence
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I am pretty sure the first 10 moves are pretty ok, but after Kg2 you are supposed to play either 0-0 or g5 (maybe some other moves are fine too; fxe fxe 0-0 is also not too bad I suppose), but Kf7 ...

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How to realize this +2 evaluation in the Ruy Lopez, Steinitz defense
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Although I in principle agree with other answers, I'd like to double down on one particular idea which did not work in your game. Clearly, after c5 you played Bg5 and Bxf6 to establish a knight on d5. ...

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Precise skills connected with rating value
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What I certainly agree with is that 2700+ vs 2600 is mostly openings, and everything under ~2000 is decided by blundering pieces e.g. simple tactics. Which, in turn, means that if one wants to reach ...

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Knights on c3 & f3, bishops on d3 & e3 - what is this called, and is it sound?
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I don't know a specific name to it, but what concerns the downsides of this setup, I could think of two. Of course, it is very situational, but since in the example black opted for a kings-indian ...

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Franco-Sicilian Defense Theory
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d5 is a very good Benoni for white (if there is such thing as a not-very-good Benoni for white) exactly as Arne mentioned, because white can maneuver his knight to c4. Usually arises from a different ...

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Why does black gain from this "center fork trick"?
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Pirc in considered an inferior opening for black mainly because white gets more space and centre control. After Nxe4 Nxe4 d5 Bd3 dxe4 Bxe4, one pair of knights is exchanged, which negates the space ...

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When to play h5 (or h4 with white) in fianchettoed position for black
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I generally don't like accepting gambits as black on principle, so the position on your diagram feels already rather uncomfortable to me, but in general, there are a few typical ways to deal with h4-...

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A FM needs training help too
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I'm not that old (yet), but I do know how it feels. I even showed a few of my games to GMs asking for feedback, and it turns out that very often I have seen the (good) move recommended by them, ...

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Two Knights of the Caro-Kann: 2.Nc3 vs 2.Nf3
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One thing I can think of is that after 2. Nc3 you still have a chance to transpose to main lines after 2 ... d5 3. d4, so it's a tad more flexible. I know it's a stretch, but if your opponent is (for ...

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A weird way to play the Advance French?
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well, having seen f5 in my game, I would probably reply with h4 and then bring a knight from b1 to f4 and a rook to g3 (if necessary). I remember something like this being discussed in one of the ...

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Reach this position in four moves
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Insufficient material draw on lichess.org
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well, technically you could promote to a knight or a bishop and then help your opponent checkmate you (as in Ka1, Bb1; Ka3, Nb3, or Ka1, Nb1; Kb3, Nc2). So the checkmate positions exist, I guess this ...

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What is White's main plan in Sicilian Keres variation?
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Disclaimer: there might be other ideas too. I used to play this some time ago against sicilian. My idea was that I liked closed sicilian positions (2. Nc3) if black did not play the "main" ...

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Up to which rating is my strategy in the opening is applicable?
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It really depends on whether you're really able to not blunder anything. Surprisingly, it is not so straightforward as it seems. Yet, if you really manage to play like this, I believe 2000 elo is ...

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Does the King's Indian Attack need the e5 pawn push to attack on the kingside?
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First, to address your question, "So if I commit to the KIA with 3.d3 and my opponent plays 3...d6, not allowing any e5 push, I should just open up the position and be left with a slightly worse ...

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Why not 7.Bb4+ before playing Ne7 in the French Defence: Advance, Paulsen Attack?
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Look at the stockfish lines after Nge7, or, Bd7, or a6. In all of them, black play Na5-b3 sooner or later, and for that the knight on b3 needs the queen's support. In that regard, Bb4+ is really not ...

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Why won't elite players like Nakamura play a (fair) game against AlphaZero just to see how it goes?
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If you'd be willing to sponsor such an event, I'm sure Nakamura will do it.

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