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17 votes
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Does GM Larry Kaufman's "principle of the redundancy of major pieces" truly exists? Or could this effect be caused by the number of Pawns instead?

15 votes
2 answers
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Can a King and a Knight force stalemate against a lone King?

14 votes
1 answer
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How to download Stockfish and install it on the Fritz/ChessBase GUI?

12 votes
1 answer
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In the USA, if you achieve a USCF rating of 2200 and gain the National Master title, what happens if your rating then goes below 2200?

11 votes
4 answers
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For White, which variation of the King's Indian Defence tends to lead to the most solid, positional, slow, strategic, quiet and closed positions?

10 votes
2 answers
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In the Slav, after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6, what are all the differences between 4. Qc2 and 4. Qb3?

9 votes
7 answers
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For Black, against the Caro-Kann Advance Shirov variation 4. Nc3 which move tends to lead to the most positional, slow, solid and strategic positions?

9 votes
3 answers
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Is FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov a good chess player? What's his Elo rating?

8 votes
3 answers
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Could you show me some very easy mate in 20?

8 votes
2 answers
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In the books Wojo's Weapons, why was Wojo occasionally known to say "I'm too lazy!" when asked why he didn't play 1. d4 instead of 1. Nf3?

8 votes
5 answers
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What relative point values of pieces do engines use?

8 votes
4 answers
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If I like both the Caro-Kann and the Slav, is it a good idea to answer 1. d4 with 1... c6?

8 votes
3 answers
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What are some good books on the Caro-Kann which propose a Black repertoire based on positional, strategic, solid, boring and quiet variations?

8 votes
5 answers
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In an opening tree on ChessBase, how can we fix the statistics so that transpositions are not taken into account in the total number of games?

7 votes
1 answer
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Is it true that women's style of play tend on average to be slightly more aggressive than men's style of play?

7 votes
2 answers
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Against the Slow Slav, after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3, is the 4... a6 Chebanenko still good for Black?

7 votes
2 answers
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Is there a space between the move number and the move algebraic notation?

7 votes
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The Knight is stronger in Rapid/Blitz than it is in classical time controls. How many centipawns does the Knight gain in Rapid and in Blitz?

7 votes
2 answers
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Since each engine has its own style of play… which engines are more positional/strategic and which engines are more sharp/tactical?

6 votes
2 answers
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In the Delayed Open Catalan, after 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Ne5 c5 8. dxc5 Bxc5, which move should I play?

6 votes
2 answers
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Is 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 b6 a QID even though White hasn't played d4 yet? What would you recommend me against it?

6 votes
2 answers
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For White, which variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined tends to lead to the most solid, positional, slow, closed, quiet and strategic positions?

6 votes
4 answers
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What are all the possible combinations of openings which work well together? (like the Slav+Caro-Kann combo)

6 votes
1 answer
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What are all the most common transpositions between the Caro-Kann Panov–Botvinnik Attack with 5...e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 and the Nimzo-Indian Defence?

6 votes
1 answer
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Should I be afraid of the Slav Tolush-Geller Gambit?

6 votes
4 answers
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In the Classical Variation of the Caro-Kann, what is the most positional, strategic, quiet, slow, closed, boring, dry and solid variation for Black?

5 votes
2 answers
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In what cases is it good to play the Maroczy Bind in the Symmetrical English?

5 votes
2 answers
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What is the percent of players in the top X that are women for different values of X?

5 votes
2 answers
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Is the Reversed Sicilian / King's English 1. c4 e5 more of a positional and quiet opening or a wild and tactical opening?

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In ChessBase 12, when viewing an Opening Tree, why do all the games always stop near move 26?