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21 votes
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Is there a "touch-promote" rule?

10 votes
1 answer
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Why is ...a6 played in the Exchange Slav?

9 votes
1 answer
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How much theoretical knowledge does playing the Berlin Defense require?

7 votes
2 answers
625 views

Why do some strong players play 5... Be4 in Caro Kann, Tal Variation?

7 votes
2 answers
442 views

Why is the Budapest Defense considered not fully sound or even dubious? What theoretical difficulties arise for Black?

7 votes
1 answer
367 views

Why is the immediate ...d5 in the 4. d3 Italian not played?

6 votes
2 answers
322 views

What is the idea behind the Sicilian Flohr Variation?

6 votes
2 answers
505 views

What is White's compensation in the Smith-Morra Gambit, Paulsen Formation (a6, e6, Nc6) after an early ...Na5?

6 votes
4 answers
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Can Black punish a provocative h-pawn push against fianchetto setups?

6 votes
3 answers
234 views

Is memorizing tactics a sign of improvement?

5 votes
1 answer
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Idea behind e-pawn sacrifice in Open Sicilian: Najdorf, Freak Attack (6. Rg1)?

5 votes
1 answer
435 views

Why is 5. Nc3 preferred over 5. f3 in the Open Sicilian?

5 votes
1 answer
532 views

Resources on Italian Game, Two Knights Defense with 4. d3 h6 and quick ...g5

5 votes
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What is the point of delaying the exchange in the Rossolimo?

4 votes
2 answers
386 views

Looking for resources on a sideline of the Caro Kann, 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Qe2

4 votes
1 answer
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Are there any resources where one can view the popularity of a move by year?

3 votes
1 answer
294 views

Pirc Defence, Kholmov System literature

3 votes
2 answers
264 views

How does one analyse openings judged dubious by engines?

3 votes
1 answer
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Where can Botvinnik's analysis of Botvinnik - Gligoric, Tel Aviv 1964 be found?

2 votes
1 answer
541 views

Why does Stockfish lose against this piece sacrifice in the Berlin Defense?

2 votes
1 answer
241 views

Did the 2018 World Chess Championship feature any theoretical novelties in the Sveshnikov Sicilian?

1 vote
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Is there any engine that is capable of evaluating the worth of a single piece in a given position?

0 votes
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Is it possible to manually alter initial values in a chess engine?