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Questions relating to the Knight
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Questions relating to castling
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The evaluation of a given position
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the highest title awarded by FIDE. It is obtained by both acquiring a 2500 Elo rating, and achieving three "grandmaster norms," tournament performances of a sufficiently …
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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 …
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Notation refers to any formalized method of recording chess games so they can be replayed and shared later. Common notations include algebraic, figurine algebraic, descriptive, and the digital PGN fo…
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Questions about the particular terminology used in chess
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an opening where one player sacrifices material - usually a pawn, but sometimes multiple pawns or even a piece - in order to gain some positional advantage, e.g. a lead in development or m…
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databases that contain complete, exhaustively calculated moves and variations for a given collection of chess positions. E.g. the Nalimov tablebases contain full solutions for all endga…
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The French Defense begins with 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5. Black plans to play a solid setup and contest white's center with moves like c5 and Nc6. The biggest drawback to the French Defense is that black's …
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For questions about various time controls. See also the tag time-management.
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the interface protocol used by most of the major chess engines.
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Questions regarding the written rules, or the unwritten customs, that concern proper behavior in the world of chess.
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Questions relating to well-known chess players.
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Questions related to techniques for promoting pawns, or the promotion itself.
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A semi-open defense with a well-earned reputation for producing solid positions that are sometimes a bit stodgy. The usual move order is 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5.
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the chess opening which begins with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5.
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Questions relating to the Queen
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White's most common first move (except at the top grandmaster level). It tends to produce open games.
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said to end in stalemate when the player to move has no legal move and his king is not in check.
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a move that is a mistake that leads to losing material (e.g. a pawn or a piece) more or less without any compensation.
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the opening given by the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4. White offers a pawn in order to gain more central control.
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Questions relating to the Bishop.
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one of White's two most common first moves. It tends to produce closed games.
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a popular chess software for saving games, searching game databases and analysing games using a chess engine.
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Question relating to sacrificing material in chess
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chess played with very short time controls, typically 5 minutes per side or less.
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Questions relating to check
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present on the internet
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Questions relating to the Rook.
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Acronym for "Shane's Chess Information Database", an open-source application to view, edit, and manage collections of chess games.
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Questions relating to learning about chess or analyzing positions on the chessboard. Not to be confused with the concept of an "endgame study", a kind of chess puzzle which doesn't have it's own tag y…
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Questions relating to the King
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a semi-closed opening starting with 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d6. Black develops with Bg7 and O-O and then either e5 or c5 depending on white's setup. The KID…
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Questions related to the Norwegian Grandmaster and current World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
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Endgames where each side has a king, a rook, and possibly some pawns