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157 What are examples of very aggressive openings? 2012-05-02T10:24:39.117

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

53 How should I make a 6 year old think more? 2018-06-26T14:56:37.693

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

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

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

45 How fast can checkmate occur by just moving the king? 2017-10-31T12:07:20.340

45 What are pros and cons around banning castling? 2019-11-30T16:52:08.007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41 Is it sportsmanlike to waste opponents' time by giving check at the end of the game? 2019-11-05T12:15:52.930

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

36 What should I do when I have no ideas and no strategies? 2020-01-13T16:48:05.163

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

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

35 How do chess engines "think"? 2013-03-26T05:17:30.063

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

35 Tournaments for adults only? 2020-03-09T00:17:35.277

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

34 How do FIDE rated players perform on lichess? 2015-01-10T05:59:26.447

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

33 When and why was en passant invented? 2012-06-12T01:34:05.283

33 Is Stockfish 11 (level 20) beatable? 2020-02-19T18:45:26.687

33 A mysterious mate in one 2020-11-06T05:02:31.467

33 Can you solve this unique chess problem of white's two queens vs black's six rooks? 2021-02-15T07:51:42.173

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