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79 votes
12 answers
25k views

How do I analyze my game after playing?

30 votes
2 answers
42k views

Why is castling kingside more encouraged than queenside?

25 votes
8 answers
3k views

What should I do about the dilemma of castling early?

25 votes
4 answers
21k views

What is a pawn break?

25 votes
19 answers
7k views

Psychological tricks in chess?

24 votes
4 answers
6k views

How to get out of "Hope" chess into "Real" chess

23 votes
7 answers
3k views

How to recover from a blunder?

22 votes
3 answers
3k views

Are there still wins by an actual checkmate?

22 votes
9 answers
3k views

What are some activities besides chess which help improve chess play?

21 votes
8 answers
3k views

When is it the right time to resign?

20 votes
8 answers
15k views

Dr. John Nunn vs Irving Chernev's "Logical Chess Move by Move"

19 votes
10 answers
10k views

What is the correct definition of a bad bishop?

19 votes
9 answers
22k views

Why is the light-squared bishop considered White's best bishop?

18 votes
6 answers
4k views

What thought process should one use to find candidate moves?

15 votes
3 answers
5k views

What color squares should pawns be on with one bishop left?

14 votes
3 answers
733 views

How do chess openings officially get recognized?

13 votes
9 answers
19k views

What are the differences between playing online and OTB?

13 votes
6 answers
15k views

What are the differences between tactical and positional chess?

13 votes
3 answers
3k views

What is it about Magnus Carlsen? [closed]

13 votes
3 answers
740 views

Should I recapture the queen with my king or knight in the Scotch Game?

13 votes
3 answers
7k views

What types or kinds of chess players are there?

13 votes
13 answers
15k views

What chess websites are worth subscribing to? [closed]

12 votes
2 answers
899 views

Can doping increase/decrease a player's level of play?

12 votes
3 answers
3k views

What is the main purpose of the Evans gambit?

12 votes
4 answers
2k views

Has a highly-rated GM ever lost to a low-rated opponent who didn't go on to become a GM?

12 votes
6 answers
1k views

What are some helpful chess tactics training websites? [closed]

12 votes
6 answers
1k views

Should a beginner move from fundamentals to opening theory?

11 votes
3 answers
847 views

Can playing blindfold improve playing non-blindfold?

11 votes
1 answer
2k views

How should white continue after 5...Qf6 in the Scotch Game?

10 votes
4 answers
380 views

What length of time should one spend looking for a combination, and what factors should one consider?