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General Chess Discussion - italian game V.S Ruy Lopez what is better?#10

I believe there is no such thing as "the italian" or "the ruy lopez": both contain masses of possible variations to choose from, suiting any style you can think of! E.g. italian with 4. d3 is compl…


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Game analysis - A funny way to beat stockfish 8 with only a king and nothing else#6

Damn! Now i know for sure i'm clueless in chess: i don't beat stockfish with all material available! And a bare king should be enough :))


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General Chess Discussion - 2 roads for improvements: what is the best?#7

I'd say 2 (definitely)! Several book authors claim: - best training is solving problems (ideal: slightly above your level). - learning from your losses/mistakes is crucial. ... which happens whe…


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General Chess Discussion - Caro-Kann Panov Attack#7

Checked some resulting lines from my database. 1) deviating earlier with 4. .. dxc4 Bxc4 Qc7 seems to give a reasonable "queens gambit accepted". 2) after 6.Bg5 these look playable: ... dxc4, Be…


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General Chess Discussion - Im confused, is 1800~1950 players better 1950~2050?#17

Quickly browsed some of your games...against 2000-2100 opponent lichess shows ~90 games where you made ~35 points: this is statistically more or less exactly the expected result according to your rati…


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General Chess Discussion - Im confused, is 1800~1950 players better 1950~2050?#16

Two ideas for explanation; both boil down to an unbalanced style. 1) Your skills are unbalanced in general and fit better against stronger opponents. E.g. if you are good at defending, but comp…


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