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Expertise

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.

Experience in the area

I have been playing in chess tournaments for over thirty years.

Organizations

United States Chess Federation

Publications

I have a chess blog: http://www.chuckychess.blogspot.org

Education/Credentials

I earned a United States Chess Federation Expert rating in 1987.

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Prashant S Akerkar09/16/16101010Dear Chuck Thanks. Prashant
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Prashant S Akerkar 08/24/16101010Dear Chuck Thanks. Prashant
Prashant S Akerkar10/01/15101010Dear Chuck Thanks. Thanks & Regards, Prashant .....
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Recent Answers from Chuck Kinzie

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

2016-09-03 Chess moves automated recording machine.:

Hi Prashant.  Hope you are enjoying your chess.    There are specially designed boards and pieces that automatically record the moves as each piece is moved.  I don't know how expensive they are.  I think

2016-08-19 Checkmate with Two knights.:

Hello, Prashant.    Sorry it took so long to respond.  I got a new email address and hadn't told All Experts about it.    Anyway, it is POSSIBLE to mate with just two knights, but it isn't FORCED.  In

2016-02-16 tournament preparedness:

Hi Al.  Thank you for your question.    Prepare as much for your tournaments as your time and interests allow.  The more prepared that you are the more likely you are to perform well in the tournaments

2015-10-01 Magnetic chess boards.:

Hello, Prashant.    As far as I know, it is not legal for a participant in a tournament or match game to analyze a position on a board other than either the board that the game is being played on or the

 

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