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Dag Oskar Madsen
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28 votes

Is there any position where not promoting(illegally) would be the best move?

23 votes

Pawn Promotion Endgame Problem-White to move and mate in 1

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Why does Fritz prefer underpromotion in this position?

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Is it possible for a white piece to deliver check to the black king, but for black's counter move to result in white getting checkmated?

20 votes

Why is the Ruy Lopez such a common opening?

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Why is Nb5 a strong move here? Why is there a guaranteed material gain?

17 votes
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Is "Rdxd2" algebraic chess notation valid?

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Is the first game of World Chess Championship 2013 the shortest game in WCC history?

14 votes

If I accidentally knock over a rook with my elbow while reaching for another piece, do I have to move the rook?

13 votes
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Is castling possible with a pawn promoted to a rook?

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What is wrong with f2-f4 against the French Defense?

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Why Anand and Carlsen insisted on playing the same opening/defense

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Typical Good Bishop vs. Bad Bishop endgame - how to decide if stronger side has a definite win

11 votes

Studies that have been cooked by computers

10 votes

What are the common themes in the Catalan?

9 votes

How can the moves from this pawn endgame study be found without a computer?

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Why is en passant only possible on the first opportunity?

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Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual vs Fundamental Chess Endings

8 votes
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During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, what was the rule for stalemate in France?

8 votes
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How to improve my early endgame / late middlegame?

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R+3P vs B+N+3P ending. Win or draw, and plans for both players

8 votes

Stalemating the opponent in order to not lose

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What chess games have violated commonly accepted principles?

8 votes

What's up with the doubled pawns?

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Parsing PGN files - when can a move be shortened?

8 votes

What is the number of legal positions in a chess game?

7 votes

Can I buy IBM DeepBlue?

7 votes

Which notable players in chess history successfully used dubious openings?

7 votes

How should I play against the Philidor defense?

7 votes

Why would one promote a pawn to a knight?