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I am a beginner player and I am studying the game on some classical books: I began with "A primer of chess" by Capablanca. I would like to continue with...

Asked on 01/06/2022 by g3k0

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Comparison of tactics trainers

I've noticed that the nature of the tactics differ from one website to another. For instance, on lichess.org/training (the website which I train tactics the most on),...

Asked on 01/06/2022

1 answer

Why is the French defence not played at the highest level?

I am a French defence player and I enjoy playing almost all the lines (Tarrasch, Winawer, advance variation, ...) because I think the play that follows the opening suits my...

Asked on 12/24/2021

6 answer

What does this paragraph about Stockfish's regression tests mean?

Source Point 5:Elo estimates of single patches (SPRT runs) typically come with large error bars. Take this into account when adding Elo estimates. Furthermore, Elo estimates of...

Asked on 12/22/2021

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Alphazero vs Stockfish

Is the particular ending really a draw? Someone may try will FinalGen , please?[Title "White to move"][fen "8/1B2k3/p7/P6p/1n1p2pP/6P1/4KP2/8 w - - 0 1"]...

Asked on 12/17/2021

2 answer

Unable to confirm theoretical evaluation

Theory claims equality for Black in the below diagram. My engine claims White is better and demolishes the line with convincing moves. Since I have old laptop, with...

Asked on 12/17/2021 by AlwaysLearningNewStuff

2 answer

Can I download early versions of Leela chess zero?

I want to play weaker versions of Leela. It would be good to play some really early versions of the net. Is there a repository available where I can download...

Asked on 12/17/2021

1 answer

Does some GM or notable coach consistently employ "hand and brain" as a teaching tool?

I've seen some streamers do what they call "hand and brain", meaning that one person plays while the other chooses the kind of piece that they must move. All cases...

Asked on 12/07/2021 by Aloizio Macedo

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How to play this endgame without consulting the tablebases

Recently I got this position in a game I played as Black with White to move. [FEN "8/8/8/R6p/4KP1P/6P1/pr6/1k6 w - - 0 1"]Here, White captured with the move 1.Rxa2....

Asked on 12/04/2021 by user24272

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What rearrangent of the starting position's pieces, in any manner, has the fastest stalemate?

It is well known that the fastest stalemate is in 19 ply. But what is the fastest possible if all pieces, not pawns, may be shuffled at will on...

Asked on 12/02/2021

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