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one of White's two most common first moves. It tends to produce closed games.
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 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.
Questions related to aggressive play
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 related to determining the Truth behind positions. This includes who is winning, what the next move should be, and what happens when a certain move is played.
Viswanathan Anand was FIDE world champion 2000-2002 and undisputed world champion 2007-2013.
For questions about annotated chess games and the symbols used when annotating chess games.
a chess Grandmaster from Armenia. Since November 2010 he has been ranked among the best players in the world.
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.
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…
The Benko gambit, also called Volga gambit, is an opening characterized by the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5.
a variation of the Ruy Lopez with a solid reputation.