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70 votes
2 answers
17k views

When (if ever) was it a rule that pawn promotion was optional?

31 votes
6 answers
8k views

Is there a name for a chess variant where you are allowed to capture your own pieces?

25 votes
2 answers
4k views

What was Arpad Elo's own Elo rating?

11 votes
3 answers
754 views

Who was the quickest from "unrated" to GM?

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

How many times should I let my opponent know they forgot to press their clock?

6 votes
1 answer
300 views

Why did the USCF stop using a "grandmaster" title in 1961?

5 votes
2 answers
2k views

Are there any lines in the Lopez Opening / MacLeod Attack that are actually good for White?

5 votes
3 answers
346 views

Is there a description of the files used by USCF ratings reports?

4 votes
3 answers
812 views

Are there any online public chess databases I can upload my own games to?

4 votes
1 answer
273 views

Is this a kind of training software that actually exists?

3 votes
2 answers
624 views

Does anyone know who currently owns Novag's intellectual property?

2 votes
1 answer
213 views

Where can I find a description of the "old" USCF rating system (that was in use through the 1990's)?

-1 votes
1 answer
173 views

Is the person in this video any relation to Ian Nepomniachtchi? [closed]