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17 votes

Why is taking notes that encourage oneself illegal in chess?

15 votes

Should a player be forced to move a piece that he has picked up after a spectator knocked it off the board?

14 votes

What was Arpad Elo's own Elo rating?

14 votes

Why do chess engines cause immediate draws rather than giving the opponent the opportunity to blunder or run out of time?

8 votes
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What is it called when opposite colored pawns up against each other?

6 votes

Where should I start?

5 votes
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How much time you spend on one puzzle?

5 votes

What sets the absolute value of players' Elo rating?

5 votes
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Do FIDE and USCF require Writing Notation in Tournaments with Short Time Controls? When Writing Notation is Optional?

4 votes
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How do rating systems cope with clusters of players who nearly always only play people within their cluster?

4 votes
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What is the Universal Rating System (URS)?

4 votes

Who are the strongest non-professional GMs?

4 votes

What happens if a player suffers a time penalty but doesn't have enough time left?

4 votes

Chess Position Trainer on Linux or Minimax on Linux

4 votes

How is a player rated who has similar results against a wide range of players?

4 votes

If a tournament advertises G/30, can either player demand G/25 d5?

3 votes

Why are there no more adjournments?

3 votes

USCF Ruling - Resignation confusion after reaching results sheet

3 votes

Is it possible to play 1 minute bullet with no increment over the board?

3 votes

Do you accept takebacks?

3 votes

What are some of the most unsportsmanlike conducts witnessed in over-the-board play?

3 votes

Free offline demonstration software with arrows, sidelines and engine

3 votes

Questions about USCF Tournaments Requirements to Get the U.S. Chess Master Title

2 votes

Is there a tournament system that pairs players based on ratings being similar?

2 votes

Looking for free versions of older chess engines

2 votes
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What are these types of OTB events from the USCF?

2 votes

Is there a way to watch blitz championship currently on chess.com on youtube?

2 votes
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1998 USCF Chess Rankings

2 votes

Players who play fast in longer time control games

2 votes

Chess software that enables you to set up a position from scratch?