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Len Molden

Canada
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Questions about specific chess openings and advice about which opening repertoire is suited to a particular style. For example, the Sicilian Defense is suited to aggressive players, while the Caro Kann Defense appeals to defensive players.

Tony D'Aloisio

U.S.
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I've read a good deal on the subject and I can answer a lot of chess history questions (or at least I'll know where to look them up). Also questions regarding analyzing specific positions (although with the advent of powerful chess software, this isn't likely to have the importance it once did).

Chuck Kinzie

U.S.
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I can answer basic chess questions regarding opening, middlegame and endgame strategy and tactics. I cannot answer questions about positions with subtle nuances that require Grandmaster or computer analysis.

Steven Minsky

U.S.
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I can answer most chess questions and can give recommendations from your games so that you can improve and strengthen your thought process and understanding.

Howard S Sample

U.S.
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First, I can't answer analytical questions on chess because my United States Chess Federation (USCF) rating is definitely below average. However, I am very knowledgeable about chess history and general chess trivia. I've been a chess trivia buff for 35 years! Furthermore, my research and writing skills are far above average! I've been researching chess questions on the Internet for over 10 years and pretty much know where to look for answers to them. My strong devotion to chess will show in many of the questions I can answer for your website. In other words, I can give specific, detailed answers if the need may be.

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2016-09-19 Bishop - Knight Combinations.:

Sir, that question is almost literally impossible to answer !    It depends tremendously on the position, not to mention personal preferences (and/or  playing styles of the players.  Some players, in other

2016-09-19 Bishop - Knight Combinations.:

Hi Prashant,    This all depends on the type of positions you reach in a middle game and what the objectives are.    There are positions where each of the three combinations you give could be better.

2016-09-12 Checkmate with Bishop and Knight.:

Hi Prashant.    White can force a checkmate with only a king, bishop and a knight.  It is a very long and difficult process though.  Against the best defense, it takes over 30 moves to accomplish.  The

2016-09-12 Checkmate with Bishop and Knight.:

Hi Prashant,    This is a good checkmate to know to see how the Bishop and knight can work together, though in 44 years of tournament chess - I've only had in occur once.  Therefore, it's extremely rare

2016-09-12 Checkmate with Bishop and Knight.:

Yes, it is certainly possible to checkmate with a bishop and knight, against a lone king, but the process is not easy.  It definitely takes practice.      And, yes, either piece can give the check(mate)

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