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50 votes

Was AlphaZero taught castling?

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Why do high level players memorize specific games?

39 votes

Is it too late for me to start professional chess?

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When capturing en passant, is a position possible such that there is a pin over the square of the taken pawn, rather than the taking pawn?

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How to move knights so that black moves first?

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When you check someone, do you have to say "check"?

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Would studying the games of old players hurt my progress?

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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?

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Why are there separate tournaments for men and women?

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Why do some players play bizarre openings?

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Top sources for opening theory

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Why does chess.com's tactics player avoid taking the queen in this problem?

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How is it possible for a player without 2500 ELO to obtain the GM title?

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Biggest Possible Material Advantage But Still Losing

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What should you do when opponent opens with excessive pawn moves?

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Why don't we use this scoring system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 point for a lose?

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Why do players think after they have made a plan?

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Why is castling seen as making the king so safe?

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When is a bishop and knight stronger than the rook?

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Can a knight jump into a square in both an odd and even number of moves?

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Most drawish and least drawish opening

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Is it true that Chess is generally more played by men?

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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?

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What's the problem with 5. Nxe5 in Spanish Exchange?

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Why Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is so popular in the chess world?

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Why do people study openings?

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What does "U2000: ($600 b/25) $250-150-100." mean?

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Reference for good French Defense games?

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Where to download chess master games(pgn format)/databases for android for free?

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What's the difference between a USCF 1600 and 1700