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

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Has anyone attempted to characterize chess mathematically?

21 votes

Why do players in the past play much longer tournaments than today's top players?

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Is there a recourse when a player does not resign in a clearly lost position?

19 votes
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Why do chess puzzles need a unique solution?

17 votes

I was playing a tournament and some kids were talking about the game in a foreign language

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What is the maximum number of passed pawns in a position?

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Maximum number of pieces on board in dead position

13 votes

Can a king be checked with another king when checking square is protected by the side which gives the check?

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Official rules for castling in Chess960? (Is there a loophole?)

13 votes

The 50 moves game

10 votes
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Square Free Position

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50-move rule: FIDE wording seems weird

10 votes

Is this selfmate solvable or fixable?

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How likely is it that a non-orthodox promotion is optimal?

9 votes

Is it possible to have a double self-smothered stalemate?

9 votes

Problem: reconstruct the game

9 votes

Is a Finite State Machine a good way to model chess?

9 votes
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What are "monochromatic" retrograde analysis problems?

8 votes

Is Beth Harmon behaviour in her game vs Georgi Girev acceptable (then and now)?

8 votes

Is the position in this trick question reachable?

8 votes
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FIDE threefold repetition and possible moves

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Mutual Stalemate

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What ambiguities remain in the laws of chess?

7 votes

E.Umnov's chess problem, 1944. Checkmate in two moves

7 votes

Fastest possible checkmate by en passant

7 votes

How to play for a draw

7 votes

Arrange 5 non-attacking knights on a 5x5 toroidal board

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How many different ways are there to checkmate in the early game?

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Why is it acceptable to resign?

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