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36 votes
1 answer
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When was it possible for a player's king to be attacked by 3 of the opponent's pieces?

32 votes
7 answers
5k views

How should an arbiter handle copying moves from another game?

27 votes
2 answers
936 views

How do age and initial rating correlate to decline in playing strength with age?

20 votes
1 answer
4k views

Has the 75 move draw rule ever been invoked in a FIDE rated standard game involving a GM?

20 votes
5 answers
4k views

How can you castle legally in Chess960 when the castling rook is on the king's destination square?

19 votes
2 answers
3k views

What should a player do in blitz if he knocks a piece on to the floor after pressing the clock?

19 votes
5 answers
6k views

What stops me from pumping up my rating by playing a 200 game match against a much weaker (>400 point difference) player?

15 votes
1 answer
4k views

Who makes the rules of chess?

15 votes
3 answers
5k views

When is it legal to castle moving the rook first?

12 votes
1 answer
5k views

Are banter blitz players who draw arrows on the board during the game breaking the FIDE Laws of Chess?

11 votes
4 answers
6k views

Can you castle with a "ghost" rook?

11 votes
2 answers
496 views

When has the FIDE rule against bringing the game into disrepute been invoked (if ever)?

10 votes
2 answers
3k views

History of physical fitness in the world championships

10 votes
2 answers
2k views

Which titled players (IM or GM) have also been successful politicians?

9 votes
3 answers
1k views

If on my turn I adjust a piece on its square without saying "J'adoube" or equivalent do I have to move it?

9 votes
1 answer
1k views

What should the penalty be for a player leaving the playing venue?

9 votes
0 answers
184 views

2 GM Norms in 24 hours - first time ever?

9 votes
1 answer
846 views

Does FIDE have rules governing online chess?

9 votes
2 answers
1k views

What previous results match/compare to Alireza Firouzja's 3000+ performance in the European Team Championships?

8 votes
1 answer
280 views

What significant changes are there in the new FIDE rating regulations which come into effect from 1st January 2022?

8 votes
2 answers
379 views

Historic time controls for World Championships

8 votes
1 answer
167 views

For what percent of the time has the official World Champion not been the world number 1?

8 votes
11 answers
8k views

Is chess a zero sum game?

7 votes
1 answer
260 views

Full "reverse checkers" position in GM game with 12 or more pieces per player?

7 votes
1 answer
673 views

Does 1) d4 Nc6 have a name?

7 votes
1 answer
316 views

When was the FIDE title of Candidate Master first awarded?

7 votes
0 answers
163 views

When did FIDE's attitude towards boycotts change?

7 votes
1 answer
191 views

Is today's World Championship game the first with a symmetrical position and one file completely occupied?

6 votes
3 answers
176 views

Have any previous world champions dithered about defending their title?

6 votes
2 answers
810 views

FIDE rules regarding use of foreign languages in algebraic notation