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For questions about algorithms used in computer chess software.
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 English Opening is the chess opening characterized by white's opening move 1. c4.
An endgame where each side has a king, a knight, and possibly some pawns.
a free graphical user interface for chess.
The King's Gambit is the opening that begins with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. f4, an aggressive sacrifice less popular today than in chess' romantic attacking era.
The Slav Defense is the opening characterized by the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6.
Questions about titles of players, for example FIDE Grand Master
Fritz is a commercial chess engine published by the company ChessBase.
OTB = Over-the-board, versus playing online or by mail.
Viswanathan Anand was FIDE world champion 2000-2002 and undisputed world champion 2007-2013.
A chess game that opens with `1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4`. It is among the oldest of openings.
The Sicilian Najdorf is a variation of the Sicilian defense. This defense is characterized by the moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6.
An endgame where each side has a king, a bishop, and possibly some pawns.
An opening variation where the opponent is tempted to play a bad move
The Queen's Gambit Declined, often abbreviated to QGD, is a chess opening characterised by 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6
Endgames where each side has a king, a queen, and possibly some pawns
For questions about claiming a draw, e.g. because of threefold repetition, or your opponent making no effort to win when you have little time left on your clock.
one out of three possible results in a chess game (win, draw and loss are the 3 possible results).
A Queen, Rook or Bishop can be used to pin a pawn or piece to another piece behind it. For example, white has Bg5 and black has Nf6 and Qd8. Here, the white Bishop pins the black Knight to the black Q…
Questions related to aggressive play
Questions concerning the play performance, both of humans and chess engines.
Related to the chess engine Leela, also known as Lc0 or Leela Chess Zero, an open-source adaptation of Deep Mind's AlphaZero.
Online blitz is when you play blitz (chess) online.
The center of the chess board consists of the four central squares (e4, d4, e5 and d5).
For questions about the Swiss Pairing method which is used in some (open) tournaments to determine who plays against whom.
Bughouse is a chess variant played by two teams using multiple boards. The players on a team are assigned alternating colors. Captured pieces are not dead but are instead passed between team-mates.
The Queen's Gambit Accepted is the chess opening that begins with the moves 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4.
The Grünfeld Defense (ECO codes D70–D99) is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5. It is named after the 20th century Austrian grandmaster Ernst Grünfeld.
A transposition is when a series of moves leads a game from one opening into another.
A closed position is one in which the pawn structure on the board is such that there are few open lines for the maneuvering of pieces.
Zugzwang is a German term, literally meaning "compulsion to move," which refers in chess to a situation in which any move by the side whose turn it is leads to ruin, but the player would be saved if o…
To fianchetto is to develop a bishop on one of the long diagonals, at b2/g2 (for white) or b7/g7 (for black).
Simultaneous chess is a form of chess where one player (typically of high rank) plays multiple games at the same time against other players.
For questions about chess-related software running on the Linux operating system.
Scandinavian Defense is the chess opening characterized by the moves 1.e4 d5.