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Questions relating to the first few moves in a game
Questions related to determining the Truth behind positions. This includes who is winning, what the next move should be, and what happens when a certain move is played.
the part of the game when there are only a few pieces left on the board. Usually play revolves around one or both players trying to promote a pawn. Alternatives are the opening an…
Questions related to learning how to play chess and improving your chess skills. This can also be used for questions concerning "learning" chess engines.
Questions relating to strategical play and long term planning in chess
Questions about chess-related software, but not including chess-playing engines; there's a more specific tag for those questions, the [engines] tag.
Theory commonly refers to the erudite study and the philosophy behind the moves in chess (like opening or endgame theory) but this tag can also be used for questions about the game theoretic study of …
the concrete maneuvers (e.g. forking two pieces with a knight, pinning a piece to the opponent's king, or unleashing a discovered check) that chess players use and combine in order to achi…
A series of chess games between a number of player, who compete for a set of prizes. Chess tournaments are of different formats and categories, and they can be open or by invitation only
A number that approximates a player's skill. The actual meaning of the number depends upon the issuing organization. Common issuers include the USCF and FIDE.
Questions about variants of normal chess including bughouse, Chess960 (Fischer Random), atomic chess, and antichess.
for questions relating to the history of chess and chess organizations, whose origins trace to the ancient Indian game of Chaturanga.
the opening given by the moves 1. e4 c5, and it is one of the most popular replies to white's 1. e4.
Questions related to all aspects of writing software related to chess.
A style of play emphasizing capture of strategic squares and prophylactic moves.
A problem in which a tactical or positional solution is required, like 'White move and gives mate in two'.
A set of chess games, distributed as a stand-alone product or as part of a bundle of chess software. For endgame databases, use the [tablebases] tag instead.
Questions about game statistics, e.g. the winning percentage of a "line," the probability of some event occurring in a game, or player statistics.
Questions related to cognitive, motivational and other psychological aspects of chess, both during and before/after games.
PGN stands for Portable Game Notation. This is a file format for storing chess games (both the moves and various header data such as players' names) that is easily read by people while also easy for …
refers to chess games played by computers. If you want to ask a question about those games, use this tag. Otherwise, use the tag [engines].
For all questions related to the World Chess Championship: its holders, contestants, history, etc.
Questions about the middlegame. The middlegame is the stage of the game after the opening has been completed and most of the pieces have been developed, but before the endgame. In the middlegame…