Arun J
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Which late starters have been able to become grandmasters?
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Oscar Shapiro was the oldest player to become a master. He did it at the age of 74. Wilhelm Steinitz was the oldest world chess champion. He won the title from Zuckertort in 1886 at the age of 50 and ...

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Careers in Chess
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My list of answers after much thinking.. Chess careers: Professional players Coaches Preparation and playing partners Arbiters Chess writers Chess photographers Chess officials for federations ...

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Building a repertoire on lichess
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Create a private Lichess study and add your game references there. As you keep adding more of your learnings and research, the study will develop into a full repertoire. You can also export as png, so ...

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Free software for intermediate learner?
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Why not solve more Chess puzzles? That will definitely help you. There are many freemium model chess sites out there.. My favorite is Chessity Others in this list are: Chess.com Chess Tempo [...

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What are the best books on (A) General Theory, (B) Calculation Process/Improvement?
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Chess principles: Aron Nimzowitsch's My System [Essential. Good for beginners as well] School of Chess Excellence series 3 - Strategic Play by Mark Dvoretsky. [Intermediate level] Grandmaster ...

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Best strategy for analyzing chess games played by a kid
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You could ask him to write down his thought process for every move. If you checked books like the "zurich international chess tournament 1953" by david bronstein, you'll realize that analysis doesn't ...

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Software suggestions to make printed chess exercises for kids
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Possible ideas I found when I asked the question on Reddit r/chess Chessbase + Wordprocessing tool Lichess + Evernote clipper (or snagit, etc) + Word (Add +blog if you want the answers to be public) ...

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Standalone chess problem solver for Android
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Did you try Droidfish ? It runs stock Fish engine + you can edit positions.

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When losing in blitz, is it rude to play to win on time?
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NO Everything is fair in love and war

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Is it ever posible to win if the only pieces left are two kings and a knight?
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No, it is not possible to checkmate with a lone knight (K+N vs K). However, Add another Bishop and you'll be able to Checkmate (K+N+B vs K) There is a rule in Chess which goes like this "No Mating ...

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How would you evaluate this king and pawn endgame for white, and what's the best book to study King and pawn endgames?
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My favorite book for studying endgame = Dvoretsky's endgame manual.

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Significance / Plan behind the move
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I think white's plan is to play Ra2-Qa1, followed by 0-0 Rb1, and maybe Rab2 in the future if necessary. The idea, I think is the apply pressure on black's queen side, and preventing the development ...

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Minimum sets of pieces required for checkmate?
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As simple as a Knight or even a pawn, if you consider the fact that your opponent's pieces can block the escape squares too. Example: W: Kf1, Nf2 B: Kh1, h2. The Assume that white played Nf2# ...

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What are some helpful chess tactics training websites?
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chessity.com is fun, and the free membership offers 20 puzzles/day and access to multiplayer games.

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Online Chess Communities
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Chess community on Reddit Chess.com has a huge community Chess India Community TalkChess community Thanks @StudentT Chessgames.com Thanks @BlindKungFuMaster Updating this list with all the ...

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Chess Opening Puzzle App
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I don't know about an app for this, but I think you'll love this book: Modern Chess Self Instructor Book 1 by Victor Pozharsky It's a puzzle book which is based on opening moves.

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How do I seriously analyze my tournament games and become stronger doing so?
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1. Start small, be consistent. Keep analyzing. Imagine analysis like a muscle you can develop. You only have to start, and keep improving it your analysis skill through exercise. Make it a habit to ...

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Where is London Chess Classic Pool B's webpage?
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Here's how you can find the tournament results: Link = Chess Results page Use ctrl + F to locate Tournament selection You'll then notice all the sections: Super Rapidplay FIDE Open Weekend Open ...

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play against a computer, then analyze it software.
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I use Playchess, Stock Fish and Chessbase. However, I would recommend analyzing manually yourself before letting the computer analyze the game. That way you can improve so much!

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Will going to more chess tournaments and playing the Open section make me stronger and more experienced chess player?
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Yes because it will give you exposure to high class competitive chess. No, because playing alone cannot help you get better at Chess. What you learn from a game is more important than the result. ...

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Are contemporary chess players now stronger than players in the 90's or 80's?
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They are more equipped with chess technology and have a bigger circle of experts around to hire/train with. This means that contemporary players have better opportunities than players before their ...

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Positions for visualisations
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See if this link helps. It's a type of chess puzzle designed by GM Maurice Ashley. Here's a Reddit discussion of he same - link

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What is the history of the FICS mutual game history command>
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I'm not a regular FICS user. I just google this up. See if it helps. FAQ Type history to see your last 10 games. The letters l, b, s indicate lightning, blitz, standard and the letters u and r ...

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What's the best chess tactics trainer on the web?
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I use the chess tactics training site Chessity I tried many platforms, and each is good at something, but when it comes to fun, Chessity seems better. Wonder what others think.

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Best ways for improving "tactics"
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Calculation is often improved by practicing more and more, and analyzing your thought process. This helps understand the decision making process you use to come up with a solution. Together with ...

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What is the percentage of players who are women in the sections where both men and women can play in?
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It depends. Also it differs. You can do it by Find the open tournament you want to analyze. You can use chess results website Find out the list of players. Filter out the women players and make two ...

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