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Which Non-English Chess Word/Phrase is Your Favorite?

  • Zugzwang
  • En Passant
  • J'adoube
  • Luft
  • Zwischenzug
  • Intermezzo
  • Tempo
  • En Prise
  • Zeitnot
  • Fianchetto
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Created on January 24, 2014 | 4960 Votes | 34 Comments

If Hollywood Made a Movie About Him, Which Actor Should Play Magnus Carlsen?

  • Ryan Gosling
  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Matt Damon
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Alex Pettyfer
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Himself
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Created on January 19, 2014 | 4644 Votes | 73 Comments

Who Will Win Death Match 20 (Saturday, Jan. 18, 12 p.m. Eastern)?

  • GM Yury Shulman (FIDE 2560)
  • GM Daniel Fridman (FIDE 2604)
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Created on January 17, 2014 | 1498 Votes | 4 Comments

What should happen if you correctly solve a tactic, but it takes you 3 times longer than the average person?

  • My rating should go down! (Rating goes down)
  • I should not be penalized. I solved it, even if it took longer! (No rating change)
  • I should still get SOME rating points for getting it right! (Rating rises slightly)
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Created on January 14, 2014 | 4121 Votes | 67 Comments

What's the Most Would You Pay to Play Magnus Carlsen?

  • $10
  • $20
  • $50
  • $100
  • $250
  • $500
  • $1000
  • $5000
  • There is no limit. I'd pay anything.
  • I'm too scared to play him.
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Created on January 9, 2014 | 6966 Votes | 72 Comments