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Questions relating to the first few moves in a game
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Questions related to determining the Truth behind positions. This includes who is winning, what the next move should be, and what happens when a certain move is played.
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Questions related to learning how to play chess
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any machine or computer program that plays chess.
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the erudite study and the philosophy behind the moves in chess.
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Questions relating to strategical play and long term planning in chess
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Questions about chess-related software, but not including chess-playing engines; there's a more specific tag for those questions, the [engines] tag.
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the part of the game when there are only a few pieces left on the board. Usually play revolves around one or both players trying to promote a pawn. Alternatives are the opening an…
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Questions relating to the rules of chess
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Questions relating to the history of chess, whose origins trace to the ancient Indian game of chaturanga.
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A number that approximates a player's skill. The actual meaning of the number depends upon the issuing organization. Common issuers include the USCF and FIDE.
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the concrete maneuvers (e.g. forking two pieces with a knight, pinning a piece to the opponent's king, or unleashing a discovered check) that chess players use and combine in order to achi…
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Questions about variants of normal chess including bughouse, Chess960 (Fischer Random), atomic chess, and antichess.
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A series of chess games between a number of player, who compete for a set of prizes. Chess tournaments are of different formats and categories, and they can be open or by invitation only
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Questions relating to checkmating.
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Questions relating to drawing in chess
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the opening given by the moves 1. e4 c5, and it is one of the most popular replies to white's 1. e4.
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Questions about game statistics, e.g. the winning percentage of a "line," the probability of some event occurring in a game, or player statistics.
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A style of play emphasizing capture of strategic squares and prophylactic moves.
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the most widely-used method for comparing chess player strengths.
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A problem in which a tactical or positional solution is required
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Questions relating to the Pawn
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Questions about FIDE, the international governing body of chess.
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Questions relating to chess training
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Questions concerning chess literature.
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Questions relating to playing chess on the internet
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Questions about the middlegame. The middlegame is the stage of the game after the opening has been completed and most of the pieces have been developed, but before the endgame. In the middlegame…
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For all questions related to the World Chess Championship: its holders, contestants, history, etc.
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PGN stands for Portable Game Notation. This is a file format for storing chess games (both the moves and various header data such as players' names) that is easily read by people while also easy for …
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a strong open-source chess engine.
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Data set of chess games.
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Questions relating to well-known chess players.
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The evaluation of a given position
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Questions relating to the Knight
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Questions of interest to or relating to new players.
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Questions concerning the overall configuration of pawns in a game, e.g. what pawn structure features should be sought or avoided, when to alter the structure, how to work with one's pieces in a given …