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the opening characterized by the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4.
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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…
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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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called the minor pieces, as they are typically weaker than queens and rooks.
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An endgame where each side has a king, a knight, and possibly some pawns.
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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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Opening system that begins with the moves 1.d4 and 2.Bf4 (white) or 2.Nf3 & 3.Bf4 (black).
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Questions about playing chess as a team.
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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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one out of three possible results in a chess game (win, draw and loss are the 3 possible results).
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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.
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For questions about the lichess.org website. Please note that we are NOT Lichess support; some questions are simply not answerable by us.
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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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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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For questions related to the Candidates tournament to choose the next World Championship contender.
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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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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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chess played at extremely fast time controls, typically 1 minute for the entire game (for each side).
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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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Questions about the World Chess Championship 2014 between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand.
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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 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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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 opening characterized by the move 1.f4
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two pawns of the same colour on the same file.
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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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Questions related to handicapping a player in chess
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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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the ability to see the whole board and register what is going on.
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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 material advantage of a rook against a minor piece (a bishop or a knight).
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Questions related to the Russian Grand Master and former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik.
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A chess opening gambit characterized by the moves 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3
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Mikhail Tal (1936-1992) defeated Mikhail Botvinnik in 1960 to become the eighth World Chess Champion. Arguably regarded as the strongest attacking player the game has ever seen, 'The Magician from Ri…