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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.
Garry Kasparov was the World Chess Champion from 1985 to 2000. He is often cited as one of the strongest players in the history of the game, if not the strongest.
For questions about the threefold repetition rule, which states a player can claim a draw if it's his/her move and a position has appeared / is about to appear which happened before at least twice.
the opening characterized by the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6.
In blindfold chess, players play without sight of the board. They state their moves verbally while a referee makes them on a board, checking for correctness etc.
Viswanathan Anand was FIDE world champion 2000-2002 and undisputed world champion 2007-2013.
Questions about the fifty-move rule
The Queen's Gambit Declined, often abbreviated to QGD, is a chess opening characterised by 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6
a free graphical user interface for chess.
a commercial chess engine published by the company ChessBase.
Questions about titles of players, for example FIDE Grand Master
An endgame where each side has a king, a bishop, and possibly some pawns.
A chess game that opens with `1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4`. It is among the oldest of openings.
OTB = Over-the-board, versus playing online or by mail.
For questions about chess-related software running on the Linux operating system.
a general purpose and high level programming language. You can use Python for developing desktop GUI applications, websites and web applications.
Related to the chess engine Leela, also known as Lc0 or Leela Chess Zero, an open-source adaptation of Deep Mind's AlphaZero.
Questions concerning the play performance, both of humans and chess engines.
the chess opening that begins with the moves 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4.
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.
Questions related to aggressive play
when a series of moves leads a game from one opening into another.
one out of three possible results in a chess game (win, draw and loss are the 3 possible results).
The center of the chess board consists of the four central squares (e4, d4, e5 and d5).
when you play blitz (chess) online.
a form of chess where one player (typically of high rank) plays multiple games at the same time against other players.
Endgames where each side has a king, a queen, and possibly some pawns
the chess opening characterized by the moves 1.e4 d5.
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.
For question about chess-related apps on the Android platform.
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.
one in which the pawn structure on the board is such that there are few open lines for the maneuvering of pieces.
a chess opening beginning with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4.
to develop a bishop on one of the long diagonals, at b2/g2 (for white) or b7/g7 (for black).
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…
Associations where members play chess.