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

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

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Where can one find a complete chess curriculum?

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

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Parsing PGN with "recursive" annotations [closed]

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Game in James Bond film "From Russia with love"

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

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Number of checkmate positions

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Sicilian endgames - favourable for which side and why?

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FIDE 2022 Presidential Elections - Runners and Riders?

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

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How do I get a FIDE ID?

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

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

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Was there a chess piece—elephant, knight or rook—rendered as a being looking into two directions?

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Software with tabulated notation

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

16 votes
13 answers
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Is there an equivalent to “a knight on the rim is dim” in other languages?

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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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Why are capturing key moves "frowned upon"?

0 votes
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What is the best garden chess set?

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

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

0 votes
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Unique tactic motif? Surely not

5 votes
1 answer
107 views

Why not e3 instead of e4 in Grunfeld Russian system?

4 votes
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151 views

Why does f3 weaken white's position here?

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

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Sorting players by FIDE blitz/rapid ratings

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WCM titleholder without reaching 1800 elo

9 votes
1 answer
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A helpmate in 15 moves

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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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212 views

"Highest" level of illegal move

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3 answers
438 views

How to deal with Black's dark-squared bishop on d6 in the London system

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Are there any books you'd recommend for understanding how to play the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation as White? [duplicate]

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1 answer
113 views

Did white make an illegal move here?

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Swiss bye in PGN

0 votes
1 answer
134 views

What is the longest possible sequence of consecutive checks without captures?

3 votes
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191 views

Stuck on a mate in 3

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Was taking the King ever legal and when did it become illegal? [duplicate]

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142 views

Least amount of "points" to mate a berserk king

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94 views

Are there any books on the Reti-Spielmann attack (1. e4 e6 2. g3)?

3 votes
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201 views

Are engines impaired by the 50-move rule?

2 votes
2 answers
192 views

Shortest game to "elegant" mate

5 votes
4 answers
255 views

Explanation of Hard Puzzle #34

9 votes
3 answers
258 views

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


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