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Colin McNab

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Dr Colin Anderson McNab (born 3 February 1961) is a Scottish chess player. [1]

25 relations: Chess, Chess endgame, Chess Olympiad, Chess problem, Commonwealth Chess Championship, Correspondence chess, Doctor of Philosophy, Dundee, Elo rating system, Fianchetto, FIDE, Grandmaster (chess), International Correspondence Chess Federation, John Nunn, King's Indian Defence, Mathematics, Norm (chess), Paul Motwani, Peter M. Neumann, Pirc Defence, Scotland, Scottish Chess Championship, The Scotsman, University of Oxford, World Federation for Chess Composition.


Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

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Chess endgame

In chess and chess-like games, the endgame (or end game or ending) is the stage of the game when few pieces are left on the board.

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Chess Olympiad

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.

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Chess problem

A chess problem, also called a chess composition, is a puzzle set by somebody using chess pieces on a chess board, that presents the solver with a particular task to be achieved.

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Commonwealth Chess Championship

The Commonwealth Chess Championship is a gathering of chess players from Commonwealth countries.

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Correspondence chess

Correspondence chess is chess or variant chess played by various forms of long-distance correspondence, often through a correspondence chess server, a public internet chess forum, email, or the postal system.

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Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.

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Dundee (Dùn Dè) is Scotland's fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom.

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Elo rating system

The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess.

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In chess, the fianchetto ("little flank") is a pattern of development wherein a bishop is developed to the second rank of the adjacent knight file, the knight pawn having been moved one or two squares forward.

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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.

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Grandmaster (chess)

The title Grandmaster (GM) is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE.

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International Correspondence Chess Federation

International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) was founded in 1951 as a new appearance of the International Correspondence Chess Association (ICCA), which was founded in 1945, as successor of the Internationaler Fernschachbund (IFSB), founded in 1928.

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John Nunn

John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.

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King's Indian Defence

The King's Indian Defence is a common chess opening.

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Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

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Norm (chess)

A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament.

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Paul Motwani

Paul Motwani (born 13 June 1962) is a Scottish chess grandmaster.

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Peter M. Neumann

Peter Michael Neumann OBE (born 28 December 1940) is a British mathematician.

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Pirc Defence

The Pirc Defence (correctly pronounced "peerts", but often mispronounced "perk"), sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a chess opening characterised by Black responding to 1.e4 with 1...d6 and 2...Nf6, followed by...g6 and...Bg7, while allowing White to establish an impressive-looking centre with pawns on d4 and e4.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scottish Chess Championship

The Scottish Chess Championship is organised by Chess Scotland, formerly the Scottish Chess Association.

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The Scotsman

The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper and daily news website headquartered in Edinburgh.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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World Federation for Chess Composition

The World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC) is the highest body governing the official activities in the chess composition.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_McNab

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