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Questions relating to the initial moves of the game and their aims
Questions relating to chess engines: any computer program that is able to play/analyze chess positions.
Questions relating to the objective assessment of a position. The assessment may entail which side has the advantage, or what the best move might be.
Questions relating to the rules of chess
Questions relating to reasoning behind a move, plan, or idea
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 the final stages of a game of chess, when only few pieces are left on the board.
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 …
Questions relating to maneuvers that take advantage of short-term opportunities, such as forks, discovered attacks, skewers, etc.
Questions relating to checkmating.
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
Chess problems consist of board position and a task. Most ask for a line of play that mates black in a set amount of moves, or a combination that results in a winning position. Many other types exist…
A number that approximates a player's skill. The actual meaning of the number depends upon the issuing organization. FIDE ratings are used as the international standard for over the board chess
a strong open-source chess engine.
Questions about variants of normal chess including bughouse, Chess960 (Fischer Random), atomic chess, racing kings, crazyhouse, antichess, etc.
for questions relating to the history of chess and chess organizations, whose origins trace to the ancient Indian game of Chaturanga.
Questions relating to playing chess on the internet, as opposed to over-the-board chess.
Questions related to all aspects of writing software related to chess.
Questions about FIDE, the international governing body of chess.
A style of play emphasizing capture of strategic squares and prophylactic moves.
Questions relating to drawing in chess
Questions concerning chess literature.
the opening given by the moves 1. e4 c5, and it is one of the most popular replies to white's 1. e4.
Questions relating to chess training
Questions of interest to or relating to new players.
Questions relating to pawns in chess
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.
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].
ABOUT the Elo rating system not when it mentions Elo
Questions related to cognitive, motivational and other psychological aspects of chess, both during and before/after games.
Questions about game statistics, e.g. the winning percentage of a "line," the probability of some event occurring in a game, or player statistics.
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 …
Questions relating to castling
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…
Questions concerning the overall configuration of pawns in a game, e.g. what pawn structure features should be sought or avoided, when to alter the structure, how to work with one's pieces in a given …