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   Oct-04-15 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: Evaluation criteria: 2:3 pawn islands Furthermore a bishop is generally stronger than a knight when the position is open, if the pawns are broken, or play is on both flanks. K+R activity
   Oct-03-15 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-03-15 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: What a dramatic turnaround of events
   Oct-02-15 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: What a dramatic turn of events! Very sad for Karjakin. A draw in the next two games is enough vor Svidler.
   Oct-02-15 Judit Polgar vs Bareev, 2007 (replies)
whiteshark: Yeah, great minds think alike... ;)
   Oct-01-15 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: Job done in 3hr 10min. See you mañana for more!
   Sep-29-15 Anish Giri (replies)
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   Sep-29-15 Bremer
whiteshark: < Bremer Knipp> is a type of sausage made by mixing meat with grains (Grützwurst). Knipp is made from oat groats, pork head, pork belly, pork rind, liver and broth and seasoned with salt, allspice and pepper. Knipp is usually sold in roughly 30 cm long and 10–15 cm thick ...
   Sep-29-15 Karjakin vs Eljanov, 2015 (replies)
whiteshark: The <Dzindzi Indian <1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 f5 >> is an extremely offbeat variation – and that’s exactly what makes it so dangerous!
   Sep-29-15 Don Wedding
whiteshark: The other day in Germany: From Kiss ing to Wedding in 9h15m ...
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Rapture of deep chess

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  whiteshark: <H. Rinck>, Sala Imperio, 1916 - <White to move <wins>>

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  whiteshark: <relative value of chess pieces>
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  parisattack: Interesting...thanks for posting.

I wonder how Berliner arrived at his evaluations?

Some extra for the synergy of 2Bs?

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  whiteshark: <parisattack: I wonder how Berliner arrived at his evaluations?>

In the intro of chapter 1 he wrote:

"This description of [values of /ws] advantages is based on:

a) 30 years of top US over-the­ board chess play;

b) The most outstanding record in world-class correspondence chess ever compiled;

c) Extensive experience in im­plementing these ideas for computer use."

<Some extra for the synergy of 2Bs?> There is no explicit mention of it in the book.

When reading over this chapter you get an idea of how dynamic these (relative) values are, always depending on the specific circumstances.

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  whiteshark: Oh goody, Microsoft is goin all Googly...

More than 14 million devices are already running Microsoft’s Windows 10 after its global launch on Wednesday, but it’s unclear how many of their users read the company’s <Privacy Policy and Service Agreement> before downloading. Tucked away in the 45 pages’ worth of terms and conditions (effective August 1) is a substantial power grab: The company is collecting data on much of what you do while using its new software.

From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers’ basic information—name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics —but it also digs a bit deeper.

Other information Microsoft saves includes Bing search queries and conversations with the new digital personal assistant Cortana; contents of private communications such as email; websites and apps visited (including features accessed and length of time used); <and contents of private folders. Furthermore, “your typed and handwritten words are collected,” the Privacy Statement says, which many online observers liken to a keylogger. Microsoft says they collect the information “to provide you a personalized user dictionary, help you type and write on your device with better character recognition, and provide you with text suggestions as you type or write.”>

<You! have been! warned! <<>>>

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  whiteshark: check Game Collection: Endgame technique
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  whiteshark: check Game Collection: Instructive Endgames
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  whiteshark: Game Collection: Instructive Endgames II
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  whiteshark: Game Collection: Vladimir Kramnik - Immortal masterpieces by Karpova !
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  tpstar: Two interesting major piece endgames from the British Championships (2015)

M E Page vs Flear, 2015

C Ward vs D Gormally, 2015

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  tpstar: Two more:

Harry Grieve vs J Jarmany, 2015

Jonah B Willow vs A Hill, 2015

Here's a nice R&P ending:

Andrew I Paterson vs P J Batchelor, 2015

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  whiteshark: bookmark: Game Collection: The Chess Book Companion (a meta-collection)
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  WinKing: Sinquefield Cup 2015 Tournament starts tomorrow -

The tournament runs from August 23rd - September 2nd, 2015.

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Aug-22-15  jerseybob: Whiteshark: Where do you get the typewriter characters for the eyes? Are those umlauts from a German or Scandanavian typewriter? <(°!°)>
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  whiteshark: <WinKing> Thanks for the reminder

<jerseybob> I've no idea - it's on my keyboard as additional character, probably the 'degree sign'.

There are also similar signs/symbols in unicode (hex) with < 25E6, Alt-C > or < 25CB, Alt-C >

If that doesn't help, please ask <WannaBe> ;)

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  whiteshark: now that you said it I'm not so sure myself anymore (°!°)'j

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  whiteshark: Don't reinvent the wheel - more bookmarks:

♔ O T O V
Game Collection: Think Like A Grandmaster

Game Collection: Think Like a Grandmaster(continuation)

♙ A C H M A ♘
Game Collection: Modern Chess Strategy I by Ludek Pachman

Game Collection: Modern Chess Strategy II by Ludek Pachman

Game Collection: Modern Chess Strategy III by Ludek Pachman

♔ E ♖ E S
Game Collection: The Road to the Top & The Quest for Perfection

Aug-22-15  jerseybob: Thanks
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  lost in space: Wenn alle Stricke reißen, kann man sich mal mehr aufhängen.
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Every single day
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  whiteshark: <lost_in_space> Einfach genial!

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  whiteshark: <Windows 10> summarises it clearly and distinctly.
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  tpstar: <whiteshark> An interesting major piece endgame with a cute finish:

G Schebler vs M Wormuth, 2001

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  tpstar: <whiteshark> Two more major piece endgames:

Bu Xiangzhi vs K Asrian, 2008

A Sokolov vs Antoshin, 1981

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