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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

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Is there such a thing as a criterion-based diploma or certification in chess skills?

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How do you nerf Stockfish to analyze the same position multiple times?

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What does it mean when stockfish evaluates a move as an inaccuracy after previously thinking it was the best move?

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Parsing PGN with "recursive" annotations [closed]

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Where can one find a complete chess curriculum?

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Sorting players by FIDE blitz/rapid ratings

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Game in James Bond film "From Russia with love"

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Has anyone done a correlation of castling with winning and losing?

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When and why was the notation changed from descriptive to algebraic?

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Software with tabulated notation

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How can I do batch analysis of games?

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White is up +7 in material, why is white still losing?

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Is there a way to figure out what the average number of moves would be if all games were played to completion?

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Is chess a zero sum game?

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Why is 5. f5 so necessary in the Dzindzi-Indian Opening/Modern Defense: Pterodactyl, Beefeater Variation?

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Number of checkmate positions

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If you play an engine in Arena, how do you send it setoption commands?

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Move order in Samisch King's Indian, Panno Variation

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662 views

Rossolimo 3.Bb5 vs open Sicilian against c5-Nc6 sicilian

7 votes
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What are the origins of Hand & Brain chess?

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Explanation of Hard Puzzle #34

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FIDE 2022 Presidential Elections - Runners and Riders?

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How do you evaluate this position?

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Opening suggestion where my side castles king side and has king side majority

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Most different mate-in-N depending on black's move

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At the Grandmaster level, at what amount of additional time per move do the benefits become negligible?

5 votes
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456 views

Sicilian endgames - favourable for which side and why?

5 votes
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Who was, or is, the oldest WGM?

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What are the openings that are popular among club players, but are (more or less) rejected by modern professional players?

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Human assisted handicapped engine against engine, adjustable parameters

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Losing against lower rated opponents [closed]

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How do I get a FIDE ID?

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Is Beth Harmon behaviour in her game vs Georgi Girev acceptable (then and now)?

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Why does Stockfish miss mate in 5 with only two legal moves?

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Anti-cheating: should there be a limit to a number of toilet breaks per game per player?

23 votes
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Given a legal chess position, is there an algorithm that generates a series of moves that lead to it?

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I don't understand why this scenario is checkmate. The black rook cannot move, as it's protecting black king. Can someone explain? See photo [duplicate]

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Where was Stockfish's fatal mistake in this game against Leela?

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What is the best garden chess set?

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Unique tactic motif? Surely not

2 votes
1 answer
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Finding every longest endgame for each material configuration

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640 views

Is anything known about the chess game at the Vostok station that resulted in murder?

4 votes
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Does this tactic (Bxf7+ KxB, Ng5+...QxB) have a name? [duplicate]

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Is there an Android app that can replace pieces by dots?

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How to play with White against 3...c5 in modern defense after d4 c4 Nc3 from White

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168 views

Imagine your (stronger) opponent plays this Botez Gambit. How to strategise?


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