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Software Engineer, interests in Machine Learning and Computational Statistics


Nov
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
26
awarded  Teacher
Jan
13
comment Chess (and variations) Endgame Complexity
+1 nice analysis
Jan
13
comment Can a single player have all nine potential queens in one game?
That thread is insane ... people have too much time!!
Jan
13
awarded  Promoter
Jan
10
answered New idea in Sicilian for white?
Jan
2
awarded  Scholar
Jan
2
accepted Opening strategies in Chess 960 (Fisher Random Chess)
Dec
20
asked Opening strategies in Chess 960 (Fisher Random Chess)
Dec
16
comment Solid openings for Blitz Chess
@Beoffett Ok maybe tactical traps is a difficult one. If there were a database of blitz games that could be analysed then one could chose a set of rare openings, but I guess also that openings tend to be rare for a reason!
Dec
15
comment Solid openings for Blitz Chess
Also I'd quite like to compile a specific list of openings that fall under the criteria (if that's possible) - it would give some focus to which ones to learn. Also, if anyone knows of a Blitz database (GM or otherwise) it might be an interesting place to look
Dec
15
awarded  Editor
Dec
15
comment Solid openings for Blitz Chess
Actually I think @ire_and_curses may have a point. Often the gambit requires careful refutation (unless it's accepted), which may cause the opponent to think. I've added "quickly reach positions that make your opponent think" to the list of primary factors in the question
Dec
15
revised Solid openings for Blitz Chess
added another primary factor
Dec
15
awarded  Supporter
Dec
15
awarded  Student
Dec
15
asked Solid openings for Blitz Chess
Dec
15
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
15
awarded  Analytical