bucketman
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Why was move 26 in Carlsen-Anand 2014 WC Game 6 a blunder by both players?
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Carlsen's move(26.Kd2) was a blunder because of Anand's practically winning move(26...Nxe5!) which had a discovered attack on the rook on G4(and potential to take on C4). The double blunder occurred ...

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Can K + N vs K force black into any corner?
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5 votes

I am not aware of being able to use an engine to calculate the possibility of such moves and no it is not possible to do this with one knight. The easiest way to figure this out is by backtracking ...

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Inconsistent timings of world championships
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4 votes

The world chess championship has been notorious for having inconsistencies in the years it is played in. Allegedly the world champion had been able to refuse challenges in the past for a plethora of ...

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What should my plan be in this middlegame?
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Your game plan and actual moves don't really align. You place a bishop on b7 but never make any effort to activate that bishop by opening the a8-h1 diagonal. You also spend a significant amount of ...

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Current state of Polugayevsky/Najdorf
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With this particular continuation xf6 ...Qe5+ Be2 ...Qxg5 0-0 should provide white with good play, I've compared some databases which generally favor white in this position. Instead of B5 many ...

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How do I improve my checkmate skills?
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I'll try my best to answer this rather ambiguous question however I'd like to note that if you want help in chess your best bet is to familiarize yourself with terms like "tactics", "strategy" and so ...

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Can the outcome of the submitted position be clearly determined?
1 votes

This is what I like to use Lichess for http://en.lichess.org/analysis/standard/1r3rk1/1q1nbpp1/p1n1p2p/P1p1P2P/2Pp1BN1/5BP1/1P2QP2/R3R1K1 It's not nearly as powerful as stockfish or the likes but ...

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Does checkmate over ride 50-move rule?
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You are allowed to make 50 moves to achieve mate. If you make 51 moves, your opponent can claim a draw. You do not make a move to create the move violation, if you have not mated or otherwise ended ...

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Illegal move or forfeit on time - who wins this 5-minute match?
1 votes

When an illegal move is completed once the opponent’s clock has been started. The opponent is entitled to claim a win before he has made his own move. However, if the opponent cannot checkmate the ...

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Is Anand possibly cheating (the metal detector)?
1 votes

It's just a watch. Obviously it'd be a different story if the watch was a smartwatch, had some type of detailed display(digital) or did anything else but tell the time in an analog fashion. These ...

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What are some common statistical analyses we can run on many games (~20k games)?
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Some other interesting statistics may be: Player tendencies to preserve knights or bishops correlation between preserving certain pieces and wins/losses game length compared to loss of certain pieces ...

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