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Devin Camenares
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A brief review of Pawn Sacrifice
I was fortunate enough to see an advanced screening of the new movie " Pawn Sacrifice ", based upon Bobby Fischer's life and the 1972 World Championship . (The advanced screening is one of the benefits of being an AMC Stubs Member ) Overall, both me and my ...

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Making Random Moves
Most human players and chess computer engines alike select their moves through a combination of two processes: searching through the consequences of possible moves, and evaluating current and future positions. Each of us have our own talents and capabilitie...

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Complete Datasets for Fischer and Carlsen as White
If you read this blog regularly or saw my work featured at ChessBase, you will be familiar with the tools I have developed to analyze square utilization and occupancy , and represent these as heatmaps . In response to a reader comment, I am providing availa...

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Finding Difference Makers
Using JavaScript tools I recently created, you can determine the square utilization or occupancy for any particular piece, for any given square, across all moves and all games in a PGN database. One potentially useful application is to apply these tools sep...

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As featured on ChessBase
I'm very happy to say that the editors at ChessBase have published an article I wrote that describes the chess tools I have recently posted about. For those who haven't seen it, I encourage you to give it a look. Some of you may be viewing this blog for the...

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Chessboard Heatmap and Updates
In a previous post, I introduced a suite of Javascript tools that can be used to reformat PGN files and determine square utilization (traffic) and square occupancy (parking) for different pieces. Since that post, I have rewritten the code and improved the f...

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Tools for Statistics of the Squares
Ever wonder which squares see the most traffic? Or which squares have pieces 'parked' on them for the longest periods of a game? Now, you can answer these questions easily using a series of JavaScript powered tools I have developed. These are based upon the...

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Chess Channels on Youtube: A Brief Review
There is a wealth of chess information available now on the internet, and arguably the fastest and most useful repository for chess is now found on YouTube. There are many different channels and videos on YouTube devoted to chess, ranging from coverage of t...

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Practical Chances and a Romantic Opening Shootout
In keeping with the new focus of this blog, I decided to carry out a small experiment regarding opening theory. As a way of judging the merits of several romantic opening lines, such as the Pierce Gambit , Frankenstein-Dracula variation , and Halloween Gamb...

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