Joe
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Is there an Android viewer that understands international language comments in PGN?
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PGN files need to be converted to UTF-8 as pointed out by @Artem Mostyaev, then most apps would support this.

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Is the Ulvestad variation playable for black?
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Yes, it is playable in my opinion. The starting position on the diagram may not be reflective of Black's best chances in the Ulvestad because it assumes that 6...Nd4 it best, while it scores much ...

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Is there any free software to automatically analyze and annotate games?
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Lichess allows you to import a game in PGN and automatically generates computer analysis for it.

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Is there an archived video with commentary of Norway 2015 blitz tournament available on the official or other websites?
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Blitz video now seems available at http://livestream.com/chess24/norwaychess2015

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How to convert ChessBase format files to .pgn?
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There is now a CBH to PGN app for Android (only handles CBH files, not cbv) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.chess.cb&hl=en I personally would like to see this available as a ...

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High quality resource for Exchanged Slav defense?
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If you are into ebooks, there are a couple of books related to this on the Kindle store, one of them seems specifically dedicated to Exchange Slav: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/189-5866976-...

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Is there a text editor with syntax highlighting for PGN files?
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Notepad ++ with option Language->Pascal highlights headers, move numbers, actual moves and comments with different colors. Works exactly as I would expect.

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"Pawn Power in Chess" by Hans Kmoch vs "Pawn Structure Chess" by Andrew Soltis
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“Pawn Structure Chess” by Andrew Soltis is reasonably clearly written and should be not too hard to understand. I enjoyed it when I was rated about 1900-2000.

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Can 'Favorites' tagged with "Scid on the Go" be searched for in Scid on PC?
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Found the answer - 'Favorites' in "Scid on the Go" show up as a "User" Flag in SCIDvsPC, and can be searched for that way as well.

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Going from Expert to Master
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I once wrote a blog post about becoming a master; several themes seemed crucial: Playing regularly in tournaments Doing it while you are young Keeping in mind that the effort required per 100 points ...

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What is the shortest known GM level OTB game to end with checkmate?
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Keres-Arlamowski 1950, comes very close [FEN ""] [Event "Szczawno Zdroj"] [Date "1950"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Paul Keres"] [Black "Edward Arlamowski"] 1. e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Qe2 ...

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Why did Black resign this game?
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Black is down 2 pawns, pieces completely passive, the pawn on e6 is impossible to get rid of, pawn on h6 is also important, creating potential outpost on g7 for rook. White also has two bishops and ...

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In game 1 of the 2012 WCC between Anand and Gelfand, black ignored his passed pawn advantage. Why?
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Why? Probably because of subjective pressure of the first game of World Championship match. From what I recall when watching this game - the commentators were also surprised that Gelfand offered/...

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Does swapping the colors of the squares affect the gameplay?
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Yes, it should have some impact, especially on players who learn strategic patterns of typical middlegame positions via visualizing themes like "play on dark squares in King's Indian Defense". Even ...

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