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Is there a Fairy Chess Piece that Combines the Gnurider and Queen?

ANSWER TO MAIN QUESTION The question can be answered quickly: as far as I can see, there is no flavourful name today for the piece termed "gnurider-queen". UNDERLYING QUESTION So: should ...
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Why don't Hikaru, Fabi & Nepo buy out Liren so the 3 of them have a playoff to face Gukesh?

FIDE has regulations that say what happens if the World Champion declines to play in the match: the #2 of the Candidates plays instead. That is what let Ding play in the previous match, after all. So ...
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Can Winning a Game in a First Rated Tournament Result in a Lower Rating than Not Playing?

(This answer ignores the draw against two fake players with rating of 1800 that was added on March 2024, as the principle is easyer to show without them, see Why do FIDE initial ratings include "...
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Why don't Hikaru, Fabi & Nepo buy out Liren so the 3 of them have a playoff to face Gukesh?

I can see why Ding Liren could want to sell his spot for a million dollars. Avoid having to do endless prep for many weeks etc. Regarding the points above Ethical and legal concerns: While it may be ...
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