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Masked Man
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Is it permitted to stare at a blank chessboard during a tournament game?
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FIDE rules 12.3a and 6.14 are relevant to this situation. The former rule is vague, but the latter strongly suggests it is allowed. Let's take a look. Rule 12.3a 12.3a During play the players ...

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What are some examples of promoting a pawn to a rook or bishop?
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There are a number of examples from international level games on this page: Practical Underpromotion Here I have copied some of the more interesting ones. Vasuikov - Tukmakov, Erevan 1976 [FEN "8/...

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What to consider before making a move?
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I usually consider the following things before making a move: Which squares is this piece controlling now and which squares would it control from its new position? Which pieces is it defending now ...

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