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Chess Openings - By Number of Moves

This time, I've classified each of the openings by the first white move only. So, twenty entrants in the race - does the Queen's Pawn opening ever catch up, and if so, in what year?

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Chess Openings - A Deeper Dive

As @byedidia pointed out in the comments of my previous post, the groupings of the openings can be improved upon.

Here is my first attempt at a deeper dive and more specific categorisation.

I would be very interested in further thoughts on how these groupings can be improved, in particular the "miscellaneous" categories are somewhat annoying.

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Most Popular Chess Openings From Grandmaster Games

Thanks to everyone who checked out my little YouTube video on the genetic algorithm.

I enjoyed making that, so I've done something similar, this time looking at the popularity of chess openings over time.

I sourced the information from pgnmentor.com.

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A Genetic Algorithm to Find The Value of Chess Pieces

A Brief History
Almost 30 years ago, @Russ, AKA 1, and I created Rival Chess.

This collaboration mostly involved us sending floppy disks back and forth across the country through the Royal Mail.

Rival for DOS


At university, again with @Russ, we rewrote Rival to make use of this thing called Windows....
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