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Questions relating to the King
Acronym for "Shane's Chess Information Database", an open-source application to view, edit, and manage collections of chess games.
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…
Questions relating to the chess pieces in a general, abstract sense; questions about physical pieces (e.g. identification questions) should be tagged [chess-set] instead.
Robert J. Fischer (1943-2008) was an American grandmaster and world chess champion. At the height of his skills (1972) he was peerless. He was known for his meticulous preparation, deep understanding…
Correspondence chess was traditionally played using postal mail, nowadays it's more common to use dedicated servers. Time limits are usually measured in days.
A move that doesn't respect the rules of chess.
a rule allowing a pawn to make a special-case capture.
Endgames where each side has a king, a rook, and possibly some pawns
For questions about the Alpha Zero chess engine, currently the strongest chess engine there is, using artificial intelligence rather than minimax algorithms.
Questions relating to developing a strategy while in a game
Questions dealing with how to defend against attack, and how to choose moves that are defensive in nature. Note 'defensive' does not mean passive.
Sets of webpages linked to each other in web domains.
Questions related to capturing in chess.
a timing device used to keep games moving. When a player's time runs out, she faces some penalty, frequently the loss of the game. For questions about time controls or time management…
the method of deducing information by working backwards from a given position or outcome. This information can be about past positions of the same game, or may contain forward c…
the ability of a chess player to calculate variations in a given position.
For questions about the boards used for playing chess.
The practice of putting something together before a chess game or tournament into a state where it is ready for action. Preparation is usually used in reference to openings, as one can "prepare an ope…
Questions about the United States Chess Federation. The non-profit governing organization for US over-the-board chess.
The chess pieces have been assigned point values to serve as a general guide as to their relative worth.
a standard notation for recording a particular chess position, including the location of pieces, which side is to move, what castling rights are available, etc.
Questions about time management during a chess game.
The pawn endgame arrives at the end of the game when there are only pawns and kings on board. The play focuses on trying to promote a pawn or preventing an opponent from promoting a pawn.
For questions about the lichess.org website. Please note that we are NOT Lichess support; some questions are simply not answerable by us.
Questions about teaching chess, chess strategies etc.
For questions about annotated chess games and the symbols used when annotating chess games.
famous and well known among chess players, e.g. the Immortal game.
Questions related to resigning a game of chess
Questions concerning cheating in various forms, for example using a chess computer in tournaments or throwing a game.
An endgame where each side has a king, a knight, and possibly some pawns.
Best practice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_practice) is the best way of doing something or the recommended way of doing something in a high-quality manner.
the chess opening characterized by white's opening move 1. c4.
For questions about algorithms used in computer chess software.
the opening that begins with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. f4, an aggressive sacrifice less popular today than in chess' romantic attacking era.
a chess variant in which the positions of the pieces are decided by lot. The point of Chess960 is to stress understanding and calculation, not memorization.