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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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how they play. The style of the opening is which players are suited best for it.
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A complete set of chess pieces and/or a board. Note that shopping recommendations for chess sets are off-topic, because they tend to attract opinionated answers.
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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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a chess opening characterised by the moves 1.d4 f5.
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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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called the minor pieces, as they are typically weaker than queens and rooks.
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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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the material advantage of a rook against a minor piece (a bishop or a knight).
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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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Questions about having or wanting a chess coach.
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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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can be about why a move is forced, or puzzles/compositions involving forced moves.
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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 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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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. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6.
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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 related to the Candidates tournament to choose the next World Championship contender.
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A strong commercial chess engine.
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the ability to see the whole board and register what is going on.
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the opening characterized by the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4.
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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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themes and ideas that are repeated in many chess games. Strong players recognize patterns very quickly. Indeed, this is one of the reasons that they can evaluate and find good mov…
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one whose mobility is restricted by its own pawns.
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Questions about the World Chess Championship 2014 between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand.
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Related to the chess engine Leela, also known as Lc0 or Leela Chess Zero, an open-source adaptation of Deep Mind's AlphaZero.
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Questions about or involving pieces not used in orthodox chess; such as but not limited to the nightrider, archbishop, chancellor, and or amazon. Such pieces are also often referred to as "fairy piece…
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two pawns of the same colour on the same file.
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The process of activating and coordinating your pieces in the opening of the game
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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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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.