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42 votes

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

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Is it ethical to tell your opponent how you are going to checkmate them?

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Was there ever a time when the goal in chess was to capture the king?

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Do the official rules of chess forbid promoting a pawn to a piece of the opposite color?

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What is the correct placement for the King and Queen on the chessboard?

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Why is it illegal to move into check?

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Which notable players in chess history successfully used dubious openings?

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Moving the queen early in the game - beginner

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How do strong players think during a game?

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Why did Magnus Carlsen drop out of World Championship in 2011?

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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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Do you get an extra turn when you promote your pawn?

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The best reply to 4. Nxe4 in the C46 Four Knights, Italian Variation

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Fianchetto bishop vs. normal bishop?

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Can I get by without a book for learning my opening repertoire (aside from the Sicilian Najdorf and KID)?

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What are some good books for chess openings?

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Draws, en passant, and the FIDE's 2014 rulebook revision

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Why do Chess GMs need coaches?

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Has the 50 move rule been used in serious games?

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How do you judge a sacrifice?

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What are good YouTube channels for improving chess?

13 votes

What is the most queens that have been on the board in a grandmaster game?

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How does one respond to 3.d4 after playing the Sicilian?

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What is the proper way to ask for a draw?

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How to represent chess state with a bitboard

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A cool problem by Godfrey Heathcote

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What are the things that a 2000 player knows that a 1800 player doesn't know?

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Underpromoting a pawn

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Can the king capture his attacker?

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Why is Kh8 the best move in this position for black?

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