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32 votes
2 answers
97k views

What is the correct pawn promotion procedure?

29 votes
15 answers
11k views

Are there moves in chess that are considered unsporting?

23 votes
6 answers
12k views

Proven ways to improve calculation speed

21 votes
5 answers
6k views

Why do some players consider it rude not to accept a rematch in online blitz? [closed]

19 votes
2 answers
3k views

How do Kramnik and Topalov indicate a resignation when they play together?

19 votes
3 answers
6k views

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

18 votes
12 answers
7k views

When losing in blitz, is it rude to play to win on time?

18 votes
6 answers
7k views

Software for opening repertoire practice

13 votes
3 answers
1k views

Has Carlsen been given a deadline to announce his WC intentions?

11 votes
5 answers
1k views

Is there a name for this common type of blunder?

10 votes
4 answers
569 views

Why do FIDE tournaments have rest days on weekends?

9 votes
3 answers
760 views

In this QGD Exchange variation, how should white deal with 6 ...Bg4?

8 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why do top GM's "retire" from chess? [closed]

8 votes
4 answers
4k views

Queens Gambit Declined vs Slav: Exchange Variations

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

What was the source of randomness in the Alpha Zero vs Stockfish match?

7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why is 14..Qd8 the most popular move in this variation of the Caro Kann?

6 votes
3 answers
2k views

Was Carlsen disadvantaged by the Sonneborn-Berger tiebreak due to his high rating?

5 votes
2 answers
742 views

Did Karpov really only wash his hair when he lost?

5 votes
2 answers
1k views

Productive tactical puzzles: random or themed?

3 votes
2 answers
939 views

In an ECF tournament, how are rapid play rules different from standard play?

3 votes
2 answers
199 views

How is the 2016 Zurich Chess Challenge "new classical" format different from rapid chess?

3 votes
1 answer
3k views

Is there a name for this common online trap in the Modern Defence?