Zvonimir
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How do Kramnik and Topalov indicate a resignation when they play together?
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If I remember correctly, they either just sign the scoresheet or stop the clock first and then sign the scoresheet to indicate that they resigned. There is no handshake, and they do not speak to each ...

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Can you capture a pawn en passant with a king?
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An en passant capture is a move that involves pawns, exclusively. In particular, the king is not allowed to capture en passant. From Wikipedia (link): It is a special pawn capture, that can only ...

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What are good YouTube channels for improving chess?
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From one of my previous answers: (1) Majnu. Especially check out the "Chess middlegame training" and "Practical chess endgames" playlists. I like Majnu's videos because, not only is he a good player, ...

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Are there any (free) games databases out there?
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In addition to very good suggestions in the previous answers, you might also be interested in Pgnmentor's site (free). There you already have free databases sorted according to players and openings, ...

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Bishop vs Knight
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Kasparov once said something like: "The number of positions in which a bishop is better a than knight is greater than the number of positions in which a knight is better than a bishop. That's why ...

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Where can I see the recorded chess matches?
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I would recommend chessgames.com. For example, if you want to find out more about the Zurich 1959 tournament, just go to the mentioned site, find a link to Collections and search for Zurich 1959. ...

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On-line live analysis board?
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After trying out several options, I have to say that I find the study tool on lichess by far and away the best. It is intuitive, very easy to use, and the features are fantastic. For me, the most ...

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Web Interface for training by dragging and dropping pieces
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You may want to try http://www.apronus.com/chess/wbeditor.php. It has (among other nice features) two boards: on the left one, you can do everything you like, and the right one allows only legal ...

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What are the best chess blogs?
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I would recommend Tim Krabbé's CHESS CURIOSITIES. It contains all sorts of interesting facts and stories related to chess. There are also many puzzles and interesting games, with comments, historical ...

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How to limit lines in scid vs pc in annotate mode?
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In Scid vs PC, after you turn on an engine, a window with analysis opens. In that window you can see icons like Stop Engine, Add Move, Add Variation etc. (see picture below). Among them, there is a ...

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Is the number of possible chess games infinite?
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One simple argument that the number of chess games is finite could be as follows. Due to the 50-move rule, any 50-move subsequence of a given chess game will contain at least one capture or a pawn ...

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A Really Good Site
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It's hard to make a suggestion without knowing your rating of approx. level, but here's a try. My suggestions would be the following YouTube channels: (1) Majnu. Especially check out the "Chess ...

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What books and videos would you recommend to an absolute beginner of Chess?
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Regarding videos, there are some very instructive channels on YouTube. For an absolute beginner I would highly recommend Majnu2006. In particular, the playlists "Practical chess endgames" and "Chess ...

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How do I find people to play chess with me through correspondence?
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Try It's Your Turn. There you can play correspondence chess, as well as many different chess-variants (including Hex) and other games (like Go, for example). Basic usage is free, upgrading your ...

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