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The Bongcloud is an opening meant to Give your opponent a chance Show contempt for your opponent(if your opponent is terrible at chance) Create a lasting psychological effect, thus generating winning chances against much better players. No, the Bongcloud is not a real opening, but it has a close cousin called the 'King David's opening'. e4 c5 2. Ke2[...


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There is no measure which distinguishes one winning move from another, other than perhaps number of moves (which is only important if that number could cause a draw). Winning is winning. To define a score which differentiates winning moves, we would need an off-board metric. Consider: if someone is actively trying to practice knight and bishop end games, ...


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Take note that without the 3-fold repetition rule and the 50-move rule, choosing a worst winning move (i.e. one that leads to a losing position for your opponent with the maximum moves under best play) at each turn may lead to an infinite game rather than a win! But anyway, the move you suggest in your question is certainly not the worst winning move, as ...


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In a winning position, the best move is the one with the shortest depth to mate. So, the “worst winning move” would be the one with maximal depth to mate. So it seems reasonable to call it the move with maximal depth to mate. However, there are two important caveats: If you repeatedly play these kinds of moves, then your depth to mate may increase, rather ...


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Least best? It depends what you mean by worst. Is that from your perspective or from the one of the person whose decision was to make that move you consider 'worst'.


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The short answer is no. In 25 years of chess experience I have never heard such a term. There isn't unless there is some definition somewhere in a shady club packed with sadists who love to mate with several knights!


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In Dutch, the two attacking pieces involved in a discovered attack (or the two defending ones in a pin, which is basically the flip side of a discovered attack) are called 'kopstuk' and 'staartstuk', literally translated 'head piece' (the black bishop) and 'tail piece' (the black rook). Preparing a discovered attack like this is called 'staartstuk plaatsen', ...


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