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What to do in an opening trap
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As I see it, at that level they have two options, if they suspect their opponent prepared a trap: They trust their preparation, and their knowledge, go on as usual, and just make the best moves, and ...

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What kind of training should a Class B do for a year, if he or she wants to defeat a 2100 player?
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If you want to defeat specifically one opponent the easiest way would be to check his games, try to find his weaknesses, and try to prepare and then reach positions which he doesn't feel comfortable ...

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Are mind games effective?
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Nigel Davies has a Fritz trainer DVD "chess for scoundrels" which works on this topic exactly. He shows some games and tells some anecdotes about how you can use mind games, to support your game (and ...

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What's the best strategy against the Hippo?
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In my opinion, against these openings, the best strategy is to maintain the tension. Move around your pieces building up threats, and prevent the opponent's pawn breaks. Against these positions ...

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Is there a chess GUI that gives an evaluation of each move?
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In most GUIs you can set up top x moves. The reason why there is no program showing all moves, is that it would be terribly slow if you would make it show a lot of moves because of the engine. All ...

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Bullet rating fluctuations
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Bullet is completely different from OTB game. In bullet what tells is your experience, your ability to spot hanging pieces and combinations very fast to make natural moves and not to blunder. Also ...

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When is the right time to offer a draw according to the FIDE OTB rules
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The rule is, that you can only offer a draw in your own time (you shouldn't do nothing that can disturb your opponent when he thinks, and a draw offer is like that), you should offer a draw, then make ...

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Timer expired suggestions
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It sounds fun, especially for lower time control (like 30 seconds), but it will not really be chess, since this way all the Zugzwang positions lose sense, and in the mutual Zugzwang positions actually ...

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What is the best way to improve visualization?
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In my experience at first you should just work on chess as much as you can, especially on combinations. If you get comfortable with visualizing positions that result from the combinations you will ...

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What are the differences between Chess and Go from the perspective of computers?
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Go: 3 type of piece on a square (black, white, none) huge board (19x19) pieces appearing on board close to 3^400 possible positions Chess 13 type of pieces on a square (6 black, 6 white, none) ...

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Are there any other endgame analysis tool than Wilhelm?
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Finalgen (http://finalgenchess.ovh/home_ing.php) generates database for positions with kings, one piece each, and any number of pawns. It has it's disadvantages, but it's free.

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Is it too late to be a chess grandmaster at age 14?
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Possible: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Jiangchuan It's not easy though. But you still have lot of time, there are people who become GM's in the middle of their 30's (they don't start then of ...

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Ranking systems that take into account the size of the victory
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I think what you should do is, treat every pair of players like they played a match, and arrived at the given result. So for example in the second case: Alice vs Bob 10-4 - 14 games Bob vs Chris 4-3 ...

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Which top engine is strong on what?
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This is just my opinion and I can't really support it scientifically, but from the games played at the last TCEC I had the feeling Komodo plays really great in KID and similiar structure positions. I ...

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