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What rule changes are proposed to minimize the incentive to draw a game?

Many world champion games are drawn, and people in the general public think that is disappointing. Not to debate that opinion here, but the question seems to be out there. So what would a rule change ...
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Do you accept takebacks? [closed]

If somebody playing with you propose a takeback, how often will you accept it? Do you know if takebacks are allowed on tournaments?
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Is castling possible with a pawn promoted to a rook?

I was thinking about some rules and I came up with a really nice question. Is it possible to castle with a pawn promoted to a rook? If the rules are followed-neither the king or the new rook has ...
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What is the “increment” in chess?

I saw this in many online games, but I do not undertood how its working. With every move we can gain time, but what is it dependant on how much we get? Can please somebody explain the system behind it....
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How many times should I let my opponent know they forgot to press their clock?

I've had this question on my mind for a while, and I searched around and found a previous question (Should you let your opponent know if they have forgotten to press their clock?) that touched on the ...
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Does three-fold repetition apply in a rapid game?

I had a winning position in a 10+5 OTB game, but I was low on time. I repeated position to gain some time. My opponent stopped the clock and claimed a draw. The arbiter was called, ans ww agreed that ...
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Is castling a king move or a rook move?

Most computer chess games consider castling to be a king move. You click on the king and it shows an option to castle. What do the FIDE's rules say about this though? Is castling a king move, a rook ...
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Number of moves till draw with a king [closed]

5R2/8/6k1/8/4Q3/p7/P7/8 b - - 0 1 If there is a king (black) and one pawn (black) with one queen (white), one pawn (white) and one rook (white) and the pawn (white) is blocking pawn (black). Can ...
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During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, what was the rule for stalemate in France?

Wikipedia has a stalemate history section, but for France it only says: The forfeiture of Black's turn to move (medieval France) (Murray 1913:464–66) (Davidson 1981:64–65), although other medieval ...
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What should the penalty be for a player leaving the playing venue?

FIDE Laws of Chess article 11.2 says: 11.2 The ‘playing venue’ is defined as the ‘playing area’, rest rooms, toilets, refreshment area, area set aside for smoking and other places as designated ...
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Misplaced King and Queen

Suppose the players misplace the position of King and Queen in a tournament game, what should the arbiter do according to the latest FIDE rules? Does the action depend on the time control/format of ...
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If both players simultaneously resign, what is the result of the game?

Let's say a tournament decides to have special consolation prizes for players who finish in the 20th, 30th, 40th, and 50th positions. It does this to give incentive to players to keep playing all ...
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Does an out of turn draw offer constitute an actionable distraction / time penalty?

I was playing in a sudden death time control last night with less than 5 seconds left and while thinking about my moves with literally 2 or 3 seconds remaining, my opponent blurted out a draw offer. ...
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What happens if you move your king on stalemate?

Let's say the following happens during a blitz match: White makes a move, resulting in stalemate Black doesn't notice the stalemate and moves the king into an illegal position. Usually illegal moves ...
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Formal rules for two-player bughouse without a clock

I would like to know what are the formal rules for two-player bughouse without a clock. I'd like to think of each team as a single player. It seems to me that bughouse chess works primarily because ...
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When did the light-on-the-right convention ascend to dominance?

I came upon the following wonderful painting by Sofonisba Anguissola, ‘The first great woman artist of the renaissance,’ of her sisters playing chess (painted 1555). The painting is truly sublime. ...
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Algebraic notation avoiding ambiguity rank or file preference [duplicate]

In the following example (and similar situations you can make up), both queens can capture the knight. If for instance the queen on f5 takes the knight, this could be written as: Qfxd3 or as Q5xd3. Is ...
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What is the idea behind the touch move rule?

Where did this rule originate? Why does it exist? I just recently learned about it, and in my casual coffeeshop chess games, it has never been mentioned or enforced.
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Can I capture my own piece?

This may seem like a very amateur question, but I was playing chess with my dad, and when my dad won, I realized that I could've captured my own pawn in order to evade checkmate. I tried to do this ...
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Only being able to move and not capture while in check

I was playing chess with my Dad, and he was shocked when I made a capture while check. He said that when he learned to play, that, when you are in check, you cannot capture with the king or any other ...
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Writting of a tournament game

Why is it compulsory to write a game in classic chess tournaments? If the purpose is the validity of the moves, then why not in quick games?
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Swiss pairing parameters

I realize that there are various types of Swiss pairing systems. What would be a minimum set of parameters that needs to be specified in order to avoid ambiguity in pairings? I am thinking of ...
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Intervening with swiss pairing

In connection with the Hou Yifan incident in Gibraltar I read that when doing the pairings they avoided matches between players from Iran and Israel (for whatever reason...). How is this technically ...
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Instead of giving checkmate, I gave stalemate. Why?

I am a beginner, and I have just discovered this annoying stalemate. I got the definition but while playing, I ended up with a stalemate and I don't know why, could you help me and explain it to me? ...
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Chess team tournament regulation query

I have a doubt ... wat if in a 5 member team during tournaments 3 of the team members fail to turn up , can no 4 and 5 promote themselves to board 1 and 2?
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Can there be two bishops on white tiles? If not, can my queen be capture and then promoted so I can win the game?

. Can there be two bishops on white squares? If not, can my queen be captured and then bepromoted so I can win the game? I don't know what to really do, because I ...
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Elo loss for resign vs checkmate

Is there a difference in the amount of ELO a player loses from resigning versus being checkmated? If so - What is the difference in the calculation?
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Monte Carlo Chess

I am trying to develop a Monte Carlo Chess game, to get rid of draw death in higher ranked matches, and give humans a chance against engines. I want it to still be a strategic game, just with ...
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Stretching the tournament rules re: capturing pieces

Building on this question about tournament etiquette: What is the etiquette (or tournament rule) for the act of capturing a piece? Suppose I want to capture a piece but am not sure which of my pieces ...
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How do I determine who has white or black?

I have used e.g. the game of paper, stone and scissors. Is there another method which determines who has white or black? If so, what is the method?
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Position of pieces in square

Is there a rule on how accurately pieces have to be positioned within a square? Can they touch the border for instance?
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How is this position a draw?

I played against a bot as a White and had this position. The computer claimed that it's a draw. [FEN "2Q/k/3QP/8/3K/8/8/1N - - - 0 1"] I thought it would be a checkmate because wherever the Black ...
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48 pieces on one board

I saw this picture on the Internet. I am wondering if there is any way to play on this board. Does anyone know what the rules are for this type of chess?
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Threefold repetition: Am I getting it right?

I was wondering if this is the right way of how the threefold repetition works. Thanks. (The image is in gif format, it should play automatically.)
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Pinned Vs. Checkmate

So say my queen is pinned in front of my king by the opponents rook. However if I move my queen to check their king it is certain checkmate, is that legal? I'm not sure because I'm intentionally ...
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Agreeing a draw after checkmate

In a club game this week, checkmate was reached legally on the board, however the players thought it was stalemate, shook hands and signed the scoresheet as a draw. The "winner" was a young junior, ...
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Old FIDE Title Regulations

I have seen on the FIDE website https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=10&view=category that only the regulations governing the award of FIDE titles effective from 1st July 2014 are available. ...
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Tiebreaks in the Baku Chess Olympiad

How are tiebreaks calculated in the Baku Chess Olympiad? For example, the US team took gold over Ukraine having scored 413.5 on tiebreaks vs 404.5. My gut instinct was to guess the Sonneborn-Berger ...
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Moving into check?

I will try to be specific. I was playing a game, and the only piece my opponent could move was their king. It was taking forever for me to checkmate the king. I had a queen, two rooks, and a few pawns,...
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Board order in chess olympiads

What's stopping teams in chess olympiads from mixing up their board order to gain an advantage? All I could find was the rules (http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/chess_olympiad_regulations.pdf) that ...
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Promotion transition

What is the point at which promotion occurs? Does the pawn as it enters the 8th rank become a promoted piece as it enters or does it have to occupy as a pawn then be promoted? If promotion occurs as ...
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Promoting a pawn

When a pawn reaches the opposing side it can be promoted. Given that the most advantageous choice of promotion is to a Queen I have 3 questions. Does this mean that the newly promoted piece (e.g. ...
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Do you get an extra turn when you promote your pawn?

If you promote a pawn do you get a second move to move it out of danger? Or do you still only get the promotion as your move and it becomes the opponents move?
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Valid claim for a draw in a blitz game?

Following situation occurred in my last tournament: It was a 5 min blitz game without time increment. My opponent didn't have any material left. I touched my rook and wanted to place it on the ...
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Was this considered a stalemate?

I'm new at chess and still learning the rules. The other day I was playing a friend of mine, and it got to the point where I had only my king and queen and he had only his king and bishop. I forgot ...
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Touch a piece and then claim opponent's previous move was illegal

In a last round tie between 2 players fighting for top seed in a competition, here is what happened. White had 18 seconds on his clock and black had 26 seconds. Black was winning. At move 56, black ...
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Why does a touched piece not have to move in online play?

There is a rule of playing the game of chess that a touched piece of one's own should be the one to move. I have always been taught by professional trainers from early childhood that this is the ...
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What are the rules for pawn wars?

I ask about the exact rules for the chess variant known as pawn wars. The starting position contains only pawns which move exactly like in chess and the first to promote wins. [FEN "8/pppppppp/8/8/8/...
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En Passant - Usage after one or more move(s)

I was playing chess on an app against a computer, and I could make an en passant after a move from me and the computer. [FEN ""] 1.e4 h5 2.e5 f5 3.a4 a5 4.exf6 exf5 {Ignore the weird Bishop ...
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Moving two pieces together

Can one open by moving two pawns at a time, one square forward for each? (I hope you don't think I'm being funny-I was taught this when playing at school and have always played with this option).