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Tom Au
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  • New York, New York
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Is it possible to checkmate with knight and king against king?

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When is castling possible?

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How can one become a very good chess player without studying chess or openings?

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With only the King left, how can you get a draw?

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

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Does this opening have a name? 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4

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

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When does the middlegame end and the endgame begin?

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How should one continue development against an unorthodox move by an opponent?

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Can a piece pinned to my king put the opponent's king in check?

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What is the theory behind center control?

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How do you win with a queen against a rook?

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

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Why is castling kingside more encouraged than queenside?

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What should I do about the dilemma of castling early?

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I lost a game without making tactical mistakes; how can I avoid this happening in the future?

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Why can't I place the rook in front of the queen?

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Is it beneficial to play chess against yourself?

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Skills required for blitz/bullet vs. correspondence chess?

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Learning the hypermodern style

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How should rooks be developed in the opening?

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How do I get a well-rounded understanding of chess openings?

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Sicilian defense : what's the best answer to 2.Qh5?

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Why would a player throw a game?

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Can almost anyone become a grandmaster if they devoted their life from age 6?

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Why is the Sicilian Defense considered hard to play?

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To what extent should you prevent your opponent from castling?

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When is it the right time to resign?

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Opening with knight

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Relative value of chess pieces on queenside vs kingside

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