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Hourly Classical 1h 57m 258
U2000 Classical 57m 61
U1700 SuperBlitz 57m 47
Crazyhouse SuperBlitz 57m 20
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 79
Hourly Blitz 57m 51
Hourly Bullet 27m 74
U1500 Blitz 57m 18
Monthly Bullet 3h 5
Monthly Chess960 4h 0
Neumann 7+0 Rated 45m 13
Miśta 7+0 Rated 45m 7
Nedeljković 4+2 Rated 1h 40m 8
Teichmann 5+0 45m 8
Santasiere 7+2 Rated 2h 5
Lewis 1+0 Anti Rated 2h 7
Hort ¾+0 Anti Rated 2h 1
Panno 3+0 30m 1
Cortlever 4+2 Atom 20m 1
Arakhamia 6+0 Rated 20m 1
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  2. Feedback appreciated tpr You were doing all right until the endgame. with 39...Rxf1+? you cede…
  3. Piece Strength Analysis bugsbunnier P = 1 N = 2.8 B = 3 R = 5 Q = 9.5 This is the traditional system …
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  7. Feedback appreciated c-grove Clearly it all fell apart in the end but some advice would be grand. W…
  8. Piece Strength Analysis tpr Practice has shown P = 1 N = 2.8 B = 3 R = 5 Q = 9.5 You arriv…
  9. Piece Strength Analysis bugsbunnier Hey TPR im not talking about the traditional system ...where we give 9…
  10. Piece Strength Analysis bugsbunnier Now what we need to understand is overshadowing where the pieces are n…
  11. Piece Strength Analysis tpr First the King needs no value, as it is always present. A Queen is wo…
  12. Piece Strength Analysis bugsbunnier Getting the exact same outcome with fewer pieces confirms it ...;)
  13. Piece Strength Analysis bugsbunnier So when taking the reductionist point of view for the absolute strengt…
  14. Piece Strength Analysis bugsbunnier Can you elucidate please ?
  15. Piece Strength Analysis tpr I am afraid your theory is not confirmed by practice. If you set up a…
  16. Piece Strength Analysis bugsbunnier So now we have when pieces are centralized > Using this theory we can…
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