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1. d4 is one of White's two most common first moves. It tends to produce closed games.
1. e4 is White's most common first move (except at the top grandmaster level). It tends to produce open games.
Questions about the World Chess Championship 1972 between the defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union and the American challenger Bobby Fischer. The 21 games of the match were played in R…
Questions about the fifty-move rule
Questions about the seventy-five-move rule
Questions about the Russian-born chess master Aron Nimzowitsch or Aron Niemzowitsch (1886 – 1935), one of the leading figures of hypermodern chess. His 1925 book 'Mein System' ('My System') was very i…
Questions about the Accelerated Dragon (ECO: B34–B39), a variation of the Sicilian Defence that begins with the moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6.
Relating to an advantage in chess
Questions related to aggressive play
Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1880–1961) was a Polish chess player and is considered to have been one of the strongest players never to have become World Chess Champion. Rubinstein was scheduled to pla…
Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the 4th World Champion of chess. He first won his title by defeating Jose Raul Capablanca in a 1927 title match.
a chess opening characterized by the moves 1.e4 Nf6.
For questions about the Alpha Zero chess engine, currently the strongest chess engine there is, using artificial intelligence rather than minimax algorithms.
Questions relating to the objective assessment of a position. The assessment may entail which side has the advantage, or what the best move might be.
Viswanathan Anand was FIDE world champion 2000-2002 and undisputed world champion 2007-2013.
For question about chess-related apps on the Android platform.
For questions about annotated chess games and the symbols used when annotating chess games.
For questions about arbiters, the authority figures in chess tournaments.
a free graphical user interface for chess.
Levon Aronian (born 1982) is a chess Grandmaster from Armenia. Since November 2010 he has been ranked among the best players in the world.
Atomic chess is one of the [chess-variants]. In addition to standard [rules], all [captures] causes an "explosion" of which all surrounding pieces (Not pawns!) and the capturing piece is removed from …
A concept in chess that involves targeting one of the opponent's pieces or a construct of them. For example, one can attack the opponent's king or pawn structure.
BabasChess is an Internet Chess Client for Windows. It has advanced and customizable features such as online playing, PGN viewer/editor, chess engines support for analyzing positions and chat features…
A bad bishop is one whose mobility is restricted by its own pawns.
Questions of interest to or relating to new players.
The Benko gambit, also called Volga gambit, is an opening characterized by the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5.
Questions relating to the Benoni Defence (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5)
The Berlin (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6) is a variation of the Ruy Lopez with a solid reputation.
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.