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Brian Towers
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Is it sportsmanlike to waste opponents' time by giving check at the end of the game?

67 votes

How should I make a 6 year old think more?

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Why do children move so quickly?

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Is it rude to ask my opponent to resign an online game when they have a lost endgame?

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Why struggle for a single pawn?

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Why is coffee provided during big chess events when it contains a banned substance?

48 votes
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Anti-cheating: should there be a limit to a number of toilet breaks per game per player?

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Why do GMs repeat moves instead of offering a draw?

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Is there a balanced chess system where players of unknown skill can have an equal chance of winning?

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How to learn chess if you're still a 3-digit rating after a few years

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What is a good strategy for blocking your opponent from checkmating you even though they always win?

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When you are winning, is it ethical to not go for a checkmate right away?

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Running out of time before playing a forced move that would draw the game

34 votes

Why do people even play chess?

34 votes

Was Wolfgang Unzicker the last Amateur GM?

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Why did Garry Kasparov not play under the flag of Azerbaijan in his comeback tournament in the summer of 2017?

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Is there a trick to help kids know which direction pawns are going?

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In terms of rating points, how much stronger should a coach be than their student?

29 votes

How is "fianchetto" really pronounced?

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Is there a "touch-promote" rule?

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The illegal moves in Carlsen-Inarkiev

28 votes

Why is Carlsen criticized for poor preparation at World Chess Championship 2018?

28 votes
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FIDE Laws: what exactly does 'colours reversed' in 7.3 mean?

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How many pawns make up for a missing queen in the endgame?

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Am I allowed to call the arbiter on my opponent's turn?

27 votes

Is it legal to take a piece to the bathroom during a tournament?

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How do you register a FIDE rating?

26 votes
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As a beginner, how do I learn to win in "won" positions?

26 votes

Why is there no rule allowing a player to claim a draw in lonely king endgames?

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Is it legal to play a move without hitting the clock?

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