Questions tagged [winning]

one out of three possible results in a chess game (win, draw and loss are the 3 possible results).

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Chess FEN winner

I'm new to Chess FEN notation and I'm making an online chess game, but I have one problem, I need to check after every new move if there is a winner and which one is a winner. Can I extract that ...
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How is a game of chess won?

My understanding is that there are basically two ways in which a game of chess is won. (1) One side gives (or forces) checkmate, regardless of material situation on the board. He may be in material ...
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How many moves is it possible to win in?

I was wondering what is the minimum number of moves it takes to win (checkmate) as I would like to accomplish this in a game of chess.
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Discovered check when winning [duplicate]

Is it ok to put your own king in discovered check as you take the other king? (Does the taking of the other king even count as a move, or is the checkmate the last move?) Edit: When thinking about it,...
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What happens if a player mistakenly thinks they have been checkmated?

A quote from Wikipedia: The objective is to 'checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. Suppose two players (A and B) play the game using the old ...
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Is this a chess variant? Chess without taking pieces!

I just noticed a special style of playing chess in some of the top games in chess.com; A chess without taking pieces: The whole game here: [FEN ""] [Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "...
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Is there a forced mate/ winning advantage?

Recently I played a game in a High School league match as the top board. I played f4 followed by d5 (very standard). I played passively and waited out his attack and soon gained the momentum. At ...
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Why did the computer win?

I just played chess on my mac and the computer (black) won. Here's the final board: Why couldn't I, white, use my king (D4) to take the black queen (C5)?
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What chess *scoring* alternatives exist?

Chess (often being classified as a sport) stands almost alone among sports in that its results are of a strictly ternary nature that is not quantified any further: The only possible outcomes are a win,...
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When you're up in material [closed]

In some games, I was up on material, but then lost due to either time pressure or blunders. How should I avoid these type of pitfalls?