What 20,000 games of online chess can tell us

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It’s well known among all chess aficionados, from the casual observer to the highest rated grandmasters, that the white pieces have the advantage over the black pieces before the game even starts. Why? Because white has control of the first move.

But white’s initial advantage can easily be ceded to black if the opening moves are inaccurate. This observation led me to pose 3 questions that I was curious to find the answers to:

  1. Do certain chess openings lead to white winning more often than black? …

Rick Bernas

Engineer by day, aspiring data scientist by night

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