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How to win as a beginner who is stuck challenging a top player repeatedly forever?

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Why do some common openings move a pawn in front a bishop prior to moving the king's or queen's pawn?

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Are there any large swiss with good playing standard that are not rated?

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What the max possible USCF rating of a player after playing in an under 1400 tournament?

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Relationship between having a selfmate and having a checkmate?

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How to use stockfish with c++?

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As a beginner, should I concern myself with pawn structure during opening, or just focus on developing my knights and bishops and winning time?

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Why was this recent Chess960 match of mine considered a stalemate?

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is it possible to download pgn from view.livechesscloud links

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Why is an unconvential move cheating?

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Are Arena Tournaments (like Chess.com) type events used for OTB chess?

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Does style change with age? [closed]

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Up to which number of moves has the result of chess been calculated?

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PGN-Extract doesn't work with ELO Ranges

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Variants like hand and brain with 3+ players on each side?

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Does FIDE allow viewing how many IM/GM norms a player has?

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Changing the FEN position color

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Do players keep getting norms even after obtaining their titles?

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For a beginner focused on reducing blunders, should I study positional theory or tactics more?

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Is it ever advantageous to make a trade that loses material for the sake a positional advantage?

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What's the benefit to attacking f7 or f2 during the opening?

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Why is this position so good for Black?

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Where to find chess videos where an expert explains their moves real-time

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How many weaker players as a team can rival a much stronger player?

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What "hacks" does the Australian rating system (ACF) have to cope with fast improving children?

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When is it worth it to sacrifice a knight or bishop in order to force the opponent to move the king down a rank and lose castling rights?

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Piece values derived computationally [duplicate]

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How does the Australian rating system (ACF) make use of information from games played outside of Australian?

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I just made a chess bot. Is there any way for how to calculate the ELO of my bot? [duplicate]

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Is this what I should have done or should do next?

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Can Alireza Firouzja be accused of tournament manipulation in the 2024 FIDE Candidates?

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Are there free chess engines where you can exclude a specific move line from the search tree, or give it a manual evaluation?

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What are some of the books that cover the theme of chess preparation using Artificial Intelligence & chess engines

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What is the "main line"?

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Is the Advance section in Aagard & Ntirlis "Playing the French" outdated?

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How long do US chess ratings remain valid for?

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How is rating calculated for players who haven't played for long time (e.g. decades)?

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A quote about Alekhine and Capablanca

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How do I know what the rating of a game is?

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Chess Variant Idea: Every piece can move on each turn

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Why black plays h6 in Queen's Gambit declined?

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Has chess been Proven to be deterministic?

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Should K be reduced when playing the same person often?

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Is there open source sophisticated FEN validator?

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After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6, why are the Scotch (3.d4) and the Four Knights Scotch (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4) not better for White than they really are?

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Fix Alpha-Beta Pruning in Chess Negamax Algorithm

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extract pgn games containing comments into a separate file from a master database

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Rook vs Bishop on odd-order board


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