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63 votes
15 answers
19k views

A purely self-trained chess AI

23 votes
5 answers
12k views

Why do masters open 1.d4 more often than 1.c4?

20 votes
5 answers
8k views

Bird's Opening and the Dutch Defense

17 votes
2 answers
7k views

The theory of pawn breaks

31 votes
6 answers
4k views

Rules: en passant and draw by triple repetition

7 votes
5 answers
3k views

Against Alekhine's defense, can White avoid 2. e5?

22 votes
2 answers
3k views

The history of the 175-move draw rule

8 votes
3 answers
2k views

Pieces, pawns and chessmen

6 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is a candidate master considered a master?

7 votes
3 answers
2k views

Do chess AIs still use old-style opening books?

6 votes
5 answers
2k views

Do the new chess AIs play gambits?

15 votes
2 answers
2k views

Understanding the Tarrasch defence to the Queen's gambit

8 votes
7 answers
2k views

Quintuple repetition and the FIDE's 2014 rulebook revision

21 votes
8 answers
2k views

A new AI wins at go. Can a similar AI win at chess? Can it achieve pure self-training?

2 votes
3 answers
1k views

Karpov's Queen's Gambit beats Kasparov. What is Karpov thinking?

7 votes
6 answers
1k views

What ambiguities remain in the laws of chess?

9 votes
1 answer
1k views

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

13 votes
1 answer
1k views

Draws, castling rights, and the FIDE's 2014 rulebook revision

7 votes
3 answers
1k views

How can an Elo 1300 player improve his or her endgame?

7 votes
3 answers
995 views

Chess strategy versus positional chess

8 votes
4 answers
821 views

Threefold repetition in view of castling rights

6 votes
3 answers
803 views

Simltaneous checkmate and draw claim on the 50th move [duplicate]

11 votes
1 answer
787 views

Because of the distortion of the computer era, is it preferable to study mainly old opening lines?

15 votes
2 answers
648 views

Wrong lines of play to illuminate right lines

4 votes
1 answer
503 views

Rivals to the FIDE

1 vote
1 answer
432 views

How can Elo be unofficially estimated?

6 votes
1 answer
395 views

Why does Caruana kick Aronian's bishop?

2 votes
1 answer
267 views

Steely, grim perseverance in the face of certain destruction

-2 votes
4 answers
202 views

In the middlegame, can one avoid compromising the balance one's opening has achieved? [closed]