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Questions concerning the play performance, both of humans and chess engines.
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one in which the pawn structure on the board is such that there are few open lines for the maneuvering of pieces.
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a chess opening characterised by the moves 1.d4 f5.
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A strong commercial chess engine.
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called the minor pieces, as they are typically weaker than queens and rooks.
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Questions about the Two Knights Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6) and games featuring the Two Knights Defense. ECO codes C55-C59
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the opening characterized by the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4.
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a series of moves that accomplish a well-defined goal and provide a tangible benefit. Generally speaking, a combination will win material or provide a significant positional advantag…
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when a series of moves leads a game from one opening into another.
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one out of three possible results in a chess game (win, draw and loss are the 3 possible results).
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Questions about playing chess as a team.
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one out of three possible results in a chess game (win, draw and loss are the 3 possible results).
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Questions related to chess compositions or chess problems, a type of puzzles using chess pieces on a chess board.
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An endgame where each side has a king, a knight, and possibly some pawns.
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For questions about the Swiss Pairing method which is used in some (open) tournaments to determine who plays against whom.
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the Japanese version of chess. Its main distinguishing feature is that captured pieces can later be brought back into play by the capturing player.
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For questions related to the Candidates tournament to choose the next World Championship contender.
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For questions about material (im)balances, which happen when each player has different pieces on the board, e.g. a Bishop vs. a Knight or an exchange (Rook vs. minor piece). Use this tag only if it's …
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the chess opening characterized by the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6.
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the material advantage of a rook against a minor piece (a bishop or a knight).
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chess played at extremely fast time controls, typically 1 minute for the entire game (for each side).
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A reference to consigning information to memory. One can memorize specific strategies, opening moves, or even endgame techniques.
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the ability to see the whole board and register what is going on.
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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…
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the chess opening characterized by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6. Also known as the Russian Defense in many countries.
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can be about why a move is forced, or puzzles/compositions involving forced moves.
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Questions about the World Chess Championship 2014 between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand.
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For questions related to (world) records in chess, e.g. the longest game (in moves or in duration), highest obtained rating, longest mate in n puzzle, etc.
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For questions related to perpetual check, especially as a way of drawing a game.
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Questions on whether behaviour or actions should be considered "in the spirit of the game".
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two pawns of the same colour on the same file.
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Boris Spassky (born 1937) was the tenth World Champion in chess. He won the title after defeating Tigran Petrosian in 1969, and lost the title to Bobby Fischer in the famous 1972 Reykjavik match.
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the opening characterized by the move 1.f4
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one whose mobility is restricted by its own pawns.
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a development scheme for white involving a c3-d4-e3 pawn triangle, and aiming for an e4 push with moves such as Nf3, Bd3, O-O, Re1 and Nbd2.
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Questions related to handicapping a player in chess