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140 Very Aggressive Openings 2012-05-02T10:24:39.117

76 Why is it illegal to castle with both hands? 2018-08-21T08:16:56.960

68 When is castling possible? 2012-05-02T12:36:39.390

61 Can I improve my chess? Or am I too old? 2014-09-16T05:48:20.280

59 How do I analyze my game after playing? 2012-05-03T13:40:11.420

46 A purely self-trained chess AI 2012-07-07T02:38:04.860

45 What is the earliest possible age to start teaching children how to play chess? 2012-05-15T18:35:58.860

45 Why is stalemate a draw? 2012-10-11T11:53:46.153

44 When (if ever) was it a rule that pawn promotion was optional? 2018-03-26T00:09:27.123

41 Strategy in middlegame from boring positions 2012-09-05T18:58:32.497

41 Is it too late for me to start professional chess? 2014-11-30T18:08:57.207

41 Win the game by just moving king? 2017-10-31T12:07:20.340

40 How would you determine that the player is cheating in online chess? 2012-11-18T01:44:02.510

40 How to make a 6 year old think more? 2018-06-26T14:56:37.693

38 How do I learn to understand the middlegame? 2012-07-23T15:11:33.810

38 How is this position possible in a normal game of chess? 2017-08-30T14:20:26.443

38 Arbiter ignored cheating, and I signed the scoresheet. Did I lose my right to object? 2017-11-15T19:22:46.790

37 What are the actions one can do against players who stop moving when they are in an objectively losing position and refuse to resign? 2018-03-29T03:58:44.973

37 How do you keep chess fun when your opponent constantly beats you? 2019-04-11T20:00:56.110

36 The path of learning chess 2013-02-14T18:30:00.557

36 Is this endgame (sort-of Q vs K) a draw? 2018-02-13T00:00:50.557

35 When does the middlegame end and the endgame begin? 2012-05-02T16:23:32.347

35 How is Alpha Zero "more human"? 2017-12-08T02:22:59.183

33 What are the consequences of an early a6 in the Sicilian? 2012-05-01T18:20:27.167

33 Is taking the opponent's king an illegal move? 2012-05-15T18:15:34.427

33 Suggestion for a good chess engine on Linux 2012-08-21T09:18:13.363

33 How many points is each chess piece worth? 2013-05-28T09:05:03.657

33 Can playing blindfold chess be learned or is it a natural skill? 2014-03-15T02:52:48.897

32 Can a piece pinned to my king put the opponent's king in check? 2013-05-04T18:49:45.367

32 Why is Carlsen criticized for poor preparation at World Chess Championship 2018? 2018-11-24T19:07:56.487

32 Do you say "good game" after a game in which your opponent played poorly? 2019-10-04T21:03:06.903

31 Is there any free software to automatically analyze and annotate games? 2012-05-01T20:32:34.343

31 Why is the Ruy Lopez such a common opening? 2012-05-04T04:36:53.973

31 What is the most effective way of reducing blunders? 2013-07-21T09:48:52.603

31 Is there a good online opening training software? 2014-08-02T14:03:49.357

30 What are some of the best sites to play chess? 2012-05-01T21:04:50.357

30 What openings are good for the repertoire of a tactical player? 2012-06-07T11:40:35.333

30 How do I get a well-rounded understanding of chess openings? 2012-08-21T19:47:57.833

30 Good openings for a beginner (for white) 2013-02-04T18:52:40.703

30 Why is there a 50-move rule and a 75-move rule? 2018-10-31T13:04:51.260

30 Are there any gambits involving sacrificing a piece? 2018-12-09T03:23:36.773

30 Endgame puzzle: How to avoid stalemate and win? 2019-05-03T12:46:16.263

30 Is it rude to ask my opponent to resign an online game when they have a lost endgame? 2019-09-01T19:44:43.020

29 What are some of the checkmates with very few moves? 2012-05-24T04:48:37.307

29 Are there mobile chess tutoring/training apps for Android or iPhone? 2012-05-31T23:34:55.877

29 What is the average length of a game of chess? 2013-06-26T19:40:59.657

29 Understanding AlphaZero 2017-12-07T13:03:08.407

29 If given infinite processing power, is there an algorithm that would play chess perfectly? 2017-12-19T17:06:17.533

28 What is the worst opening move, and why? 2012-05-02T20:25:56.973

28 I made an illegal move. What happens? 2012-05-03T11:50:51.453


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