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Questions about the fifty-move rule
An opening variation where the opponent is tempted to play a bad move
The English Opening is the chess opening characterized by white's opening move 1. c4.
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.
a free graphical user interface for chess.
For questions about recommendations for chess books, software, etc. **NOT** for move recommendations, use the [analysis] tag instead. Note that recommendation questions can easily be closed for being …
Questions concerning endgames that feature knight(s) (and kings) and possibly pawns but nothing else.
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…
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.
OTB = Over-the-board, versus playing online or by mail.
For questions about algorithms used in computer chess software.
The Slav Defense is the opening characterized by the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6.
Questions concerning endgames that feature bishop(s) (and kings) and possibly pawns but nothing else.
The Queen's Gambit Declined, often abbreviated to QGD, is a chess opening characterised by 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6
Fritz is a commercial chess engine published by the company ChessBase.
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.
Viswanathan Anand was FIDE world champion 2000-2002 and undisputed world champion 2007-2013.
For questions about female chess players.
Opening system that begins with the moves 1.d4 and 2.Bf4 (white) or 2.Nf3 & 3.Bf4 (black).
one out of three possible results in a chess game (win, draw and loss are the 3 possible results).
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 questions regarding the chess site chess.com
For questions about bitboards and using bitboards
can be about why a move is forced, or puzzles/compositions involving forced moves.
The center of the chess board consists of the four central squares (e4, d4, e5 and d5).
Questions concerning endgames that feature queen(s) (and kings) and possibly pawns but nothing else.
Questions related to aggressive play
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.
Related to the chess engine Leela, also known as Lc0 or Leela Chess Zero, an open-source adaptation of Deep Mind's AlphaZero.
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…
For questions about the Swiss Pairing method which is used in some (open) tournaments to determine who plays against whom.
The style of players is how they play. The style of the opening is which players are suited best for it.
Questions concerning the play performance, both of humans and chess engines.
Relating to an advantage in chess