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How do I analyze my game after playing?

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What are some checkmates with very few moves from the starting position?

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What are the consequences of an early a6 in the Sicilian?

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I made an illegal move. What happens?

35 votes
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Why is the Ruy Lopez such a common opening?

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What openings are good for the repertoire of a tactical player?

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Can a rook win against a knight in the endgame?

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Is there a "perfect" game?

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Why is castling kingside more encouraged than queenside?

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What is the worst opening move, and why?

27 votes

Is there a way to use handicaps in chess to bridge the gap between players of different skill levels?

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What is a good French-like defense against 1. d4?

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How to recover from a blunder?

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In Chess, are there simple "mechanics" that amateurs can learn to improve their game?

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Is Colle-Zukertort a good way to improve beginner play?

24 votes

Is it possible to force checkmate with King, Knight, and Bishop vs. King?

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How should rooks be developed in the opening?

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What openings typify 21st century chess?

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Has there been any blunders in resignation?

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What is a pawn break?

19 votes

What is the correct definition of a bad bishop?

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What are the reasons why I should not try to take a Knight with my Bishop if it'll result in doubled pawns?

18 votes

Why would one promote a pawn to a knight?

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What are the average Elo and USCF ratings?

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What is a tabiya and what is their importance?

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Analysis of positional play by a very aggressive player

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Can this exchange-down endgame be explained succinctly?

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Is it a draw by insufficient material if the board is K vs K, N & N?

15 votes

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

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Bird's Opening and the Dutch Defense