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30 votes

Why is Jovanka Houska introduced as a WGM when she holds the more prestigious IM title?

27 votes

Why is stalemate a draw?

16 votes

Why is castling through and out of check prohibited?

12 votes
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Is chess a sport? If yes, then why?

11 votes

Can I improve my chess? Or am I too old?

10 votes
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How to deal with people getting help on board

9 votes

What is the proper etiquette in Team Chess Championships?

8 votes

Why can't a piece (that isn't a pawn) capture en passant?

8 votes

Tournaments for adults only?

7 votes

Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual vs Fundamental Chess Endings

6 votes
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What sort of job opportunities fits well with a good chess player?

6 votes

Why doesn't FIDE recalculate ratings match after match?

6 votes

Why did Bobby Fischer make his demands in the 1975 World Chess Championship?

6 votes

Has the success of computers reduced the stature of chess as an 'intellectual' sport/game?

5 votes

Is using a 2D magnetic board in tournament play legal?

5 votes

Why has Carlsen's Elo not changed?

5 votes
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The beauty of chess

5 votes

Suggestions for endgame training

5 votes
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Learning my favorite grandmaster games by heart

5 votes

Acknowledging a check mate

5 votes

What do 2600 level grandmasters do to earn a living?

4 votes
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Is this a kind of training software that actually exists?

4 votes
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Chess software to evaluate move and give marks

4 votes

What chess *scoring* alternatives exist?

4 votes

Is there a good method to come up with a plan during a game?

4 votes
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Books that help improve your chess without a chessboard

4 votes

Looking for a chess program that evaluates my playing and adapts its level to it

3 votes

What is the significance of openings?

3 votes

Is this really limitation of absolute ELO?

3 votes

Need some helps with the tactics in the middle game