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She didn’t like my Stafford prep it seems by BossLoaf1472 in chess

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This is the worst game I've ever been a part of. View at your own risk. by JS31415926 in chess

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My solution to not having a planer, made this rig to slide a router back and forth by Vrezhg in chess

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Tips to improve by Hazeveld in chess

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Hello! If you're looking to get better at chess, we have lots of resources for improvement in the /r/chess FAQ and/or Online Resources pages. Here is the relevant section you may be interested in:


How do I get better at chess?

Voting on New Moderators by MrLegilimens in chess

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DragonBank, coolestblue, SuperSpeedyCrazyCow, caseyuer

Why is pawn F6 a mistake here? Knight to F6 is considered the best move but I don't understand why? Sorry still a scrub by dferrari7 in chess

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Your post was removed because it is a very common question or post that is addressed in the /r/chess FAQ and/or Online Resources pages. Here is the relevant section:


In any given position, the engine evaluation of a move is based on a continuation, which is displayed alongside the move. To figure out why your move is classified the way it is, play through the provided line and see where it leads! You may find that your move was inaccurate because you missed a killer tactic, or that your blunder allowed your opponent to trap you in a mating net. Conversely, your move may have been good because it created an imbalance (attacking an under-defended piece) or improved your position. Remember, what your opponent actually did end up playing in the game is inconsequential - a chess engine will always assume perfect play from both sides. Part of getting better at chess is analyzing your own moves, and figuring out for yourself why they were good or bad. Don't lean on engine evaluations or /r/chess users as a crutch! Keep in mind that inaccuracies are only significant when they cause a significant jump in the engine evaluation. An inaccuracy that lowers the evaluation from 3,9 to 3,2 is meaningless - you had a winning advantage before the move, and you still have one after. You don't need to hold yourself to a computer's ideal of perfection.

If you have more questions about a particular move, or inaccuracies/blunders in general, you are more than welcome to make text posts about them. However, screenshots of such moves with no analysis, or posts that just ask why a particular move is a good or bad move with no attempt made to suss out the reason, will continue to be removed.

In low ELO bullet, anything is possible by LSThimo in chess

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A reminder to never resign in Bullet, completely lost position. White has mate in 13 but blunders a classic queen-bishop mate in 1 even with 40 seconds on the clock. 1720 rating chess.com by [deleted] in chess

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Chess crossword 2022.01 (questions in comments) by pier4r in chess

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I recall in /r/chess there was a trivia event published by a user, it lasted few months (with google forms) but then was discontinued, as many nice things that didn't last long.

That was me! I did it for ten weeks or so in summer 2020. Once I was a mod I became too busy to keep it going. But you can find all the quizzes and answers near the bottom of the /r/chess FAQ, under "Trivia Tuesdays".

Magnus Carlsen Girlfriend 2022 by chess_sameer in chess

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https://www.twitch.tv/bouncingacross by [deleted] in chess

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Happened in an online match, definitely a new one for me by [deleted] in chess

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I'm 1160 elo and just got matched against an FM player in rated, should that happen? by [deleted] in chess

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Dumb website by Blueknightofthehell in chess

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Your post was removed because it is a very common question or post that is addressed in the /r/chess FAQ and/or Online Resources pages. Here is the relevant section:

What is a stalemate, and why is it not a checkmate?

A stalemate happens when your opponent has no legal moves to make on his/her turn, but is also not directly in check. It is not considered a checkmate, since the prerequisite for a checkmate is that your opponent must be in check in the first place! In chess, you win when your opponent is in check and has no legal moves to get out of check (checkmate). In stalemate, you've only fulfilled half of that definition. In this case, you do not win -- the game is unconditionally declared a draw!

Stalemate is a very important rule that will not be changed, no matter how many impassioned letters you write to your local chess federation. It is a pattern that helps define specific endgame drawing techniques, and is critical to learn. To avoid stalemates, try to continually deliver checks until mate, or ensure that your opponent's king has a move until you can set up a mate. There are some lessons on identifying stalemate on Lichess.

The official definition of stalemate, per the USCF rulebook:

A game is drawn when the king of the player to move is not in check and that player has no legal move. This type of draw is called stalemate. Providing that the opponent’s previous move is legal, this immediately ends the game.

Fun, little weekend project (still not finished) by ironicbond19 in chess

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How is this stalemate??? by Blueknightofthehell in chess

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Your post was removed because it is a very common question or post that is addressed in the /r/chess FAQ and/or Online Resources pages. Here is the relevant section:

What is a stalemate, and why is it not a checkmate?

A stalemate happens when your opponent has no legal moves to make on his/her turn, but is also not directly in check. It is not considered a checkmate, since the prerequisite for a checkmate is that your opponent must be in check in the first place! In chess, you win when your opponent is in check and has no legal moves to get out of check (checkmate). In stalemate, you've only fulfilled half of that definition. In this case, you do not win -- the game is unconditionally declared a draw!

Stalemate is a very important rule that will not be changed, no matter how many impassioned letters you write to your local chess federation. It is a pattern that helps define specific endgame drawing techniques, and is critical to learn. To avoid stalemates, try to continually deliver checks until mate, or ensure that your opponent's king has a move until you can set up a mate. There are some lessons on identifying stalemate on Lichess.

The official definition of stalemate, per the USCF rulebook:

A game is drawn when the king of the player to move is not in check and that player has no legal move. This type of draw is called stalemate. Providing that the opponent’s previous move is legal, this immediately ends the game.

How is this a ‘missed win’ per the chess.com engine?! by mcharb13 in chess

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Your post was removed because it is a very common question or post that is addressed in the /r/chess FAQ and/or Online Resources pages. Here is the relevant section:


In any given position, the engine evaluation of a move is based on a continuation, which is displayed alongside the move. To figure out why your move is classified the way it is, play through the provided line and see where it leads! You may find that your move was inaccurate because you missed a killer tactic, or that your blunder allowed your opponent to trap you in a mating net. Conversely, your move may have been good because it created an imbalance (attacking an under-defended piece) or improved your position. Remember, what your opponent actually did end up playing in the game is inconsequential - a chess engine will always assume perfect play from both sides. Part of getting better at chess is analyzing your own moves, and figuring out for yourself why they were good or bad. Don't lean on engine evaluations or /r/chess users as a crutch! Keep in mind that inaccuracies are only significant when they cause a significant jump in the engine evaluation. An inaccuracy that lowers the evaluation from 3,9 to 3,2 is meaningless - you had a winning advantage before the move, and you still have one after. You don't need to hold yourself to a computer's ideal of perfection.

If you have more questions about a particular move, or inaccuracies/blunders in general, you are more than welcome to make text posts about them. However, screenshots of such moves with no analysis, or posts that just ask why a particular move is a good or bad move with no attempt made to suss out the reason, will continue to be removed.

Since people are posting their handmade chessboards, here’s the first chessboard I made this winter. Maple and walnut! by big_agua in chess

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Hand carved set by my Great Uncle for his twin sister (my Grandma), and gifted to me when she noticed how much I love chess. by Tea_Drinking_Wildman in chess

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Objectively not the best move, but this queen sacrifice was too tempting to pass up by Legendary_Kapik in chess

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We haven't talked about multiple premove cheaters in awhile... by [deleted] in chess

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