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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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the erudite study and the philosophy behind the moves in chess.
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any machine or computer program that plays 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 programs; there's a more specific tag for those questions, the [chess-computers] tag.
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Questions relating to the rules of chess
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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 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 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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Questions about variants of normal chess including bughouse, Chess960 (Fischer Random), atomic chess, and antichess.
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Questions relating to drawing in chess
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A style of play emphasizing capture of strategic squares and prophylactic moves.
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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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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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A problem in which a tactical or positional solution is required
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the most widely-used method for comparing chess player strengths.
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Questions relating to the Pawn
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Questions relating to checkmating.
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Questions concerning chess literature.
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Questions relating to chess training
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For all questions related to the World Chess Championship: its holders, contestants, history, etc.
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Questions relating to playing chess on the internet
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Questions about FIDE, the international governing body of chess.
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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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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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Questions relating to the Knight
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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 …
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Notation refers to any formalized method of recording chess games so they can be replayed and shared later. Common notations include algebraic, figurine algebraic, descriptive, and the digital PGN fo…
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Questions regarding the written rules, or the unwritten customs, that concern proper behavior in the world of chess.
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The evaluation of a given position
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the opening given by the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4. White offers a pawn in order to gain more central control.
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Questions relating to castling