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by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Chess book recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 4651

Re: Chess book recommendations?

Does anyone recommend the following books for thinking, planning, and position analysis (mostly middle game)? Reassess your chess 4th edition and My system . If not, then is there any book(s) out there that is arguably better? Also, what chess regimens that is best to use to help a chess player go ...
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chances of survival of individual chess pieces....
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Re: Chances of survival of individual chess pieces...

Great stuff !
Thanks.

At a later time I will try to summarize the data and maybe combine it with the survival data. Now I have to prepare my things though; I have to go to the airport, heading to Boston tomorrow morning...
(If they let me through the Ebola control..)

Best
Axel
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chances of survival of individual chess pieces....
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Re: Chances of survival of individual chess pieces...

Hello Axel: I find this topic very interesting. I coded a clumsy parser more than a year ago (link here ) in a try to search the frequency of promotions and underpromotions by file (a, b, ..., g, h). The results of that thread are a little off since my programming skills are very poor and that pars...
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chances of survival of individual chess pieces....
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Re: Survival of opposing pieces....

The biggest difference is calculated for the c-pawn and then the d-pawn. I bet this is because bazillions of sicilians were played in the database. Guenther This is absolutely likely; at least (naturally) we do not have an equal distribution of openings. As such, as mentioned before, it would be go...
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chances of survival of individual chess pieces....
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

....with opposing colored bishops

The biggest difference is calculated for the c-pawn and then the d-pawn. I bet this is because bazillions of sicilians were played in the database. Guenther This is absolutely likely; at least (naturally) we do not have an equal distribution of openings. As such, as mentioned before, it would be go...
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chances of survival of individual chess pieces....
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Re: Survival of opposing pieces....

The biggest difference is calculated for the c-pawn and then the d-pawn. I bet this is because bazillions of sicilians were played in the database. Guenther This is absolutely likely; at least (naturally) we do not have an equal distribution of openings. As such, as mentioned before, it would be go...
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chances of survival of individual chess pieces....
Replies: 13
Views: 3044

Chances of survival of individual chess pieces....

Hi all, I found this on the web, which I think is quite interesting: http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-chances-of-survival-of-individual-chess-pieces-in-average-games http://i0.wp.com/www.chessluddite.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Chances.jpg This result is based on the Million Base 2.2 (2.2m maste...
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Moron 4.5 Special Edition
Replies: 42
Views: 6832

Re: New Moron 4.5 Special Edition

.....If that court favors you, as so many times is the case when an american citizen is challenged by someone like me, from a tiny country, I have already put in red alert my horde of Serbian servants, people of very bad character, all of them. Fern, you better switch to the Crimea-Russian syndicat...
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Moron 4.5 Special Edition
Replies: 42
Views: 6832

Re: New Moron 4.5 Special Edition

I heard this version is the official trainer for the Chilean football national team, which will play against Germany in ... 2 minutes from now. I find this is an unfair advantage.
by Dr. Axel Schumacher
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What engine is World computer chess champion?
Replies: 52
Views: 7754

Re: Undisputed WCCC-Champion 2014

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