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We welcome people of all levels of experience, from novice to professional. Don't make fun of new players for not knowing things. In a discussion, there is always a respectful way to disagree.
Chess is a game played by people all around the world of many different cultures and backgrounds. Be respectful of this fact and do not engage in racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory behavior.
Submissions should promote discussion on chess or its history and culture. Some specific types of content are banned:
Animated GIFs of games
Links to games with no commentary
Pictures of chess sets that don’t have historical value (r/chessporn)
Twitch clips with no context (include names of participants in title)
Twitch clips that are not directly related to chess, even if they involve chess players
Chat logs from online games
Receiving external advice during a game is not fair to your opponent and is considered cheating whether it’s in a tournament or a casual game with your friend. This includes using books or any online source material for advice on your game as well - so be careful! Wait until the game is finished to ask for feedback.
Chess-related social media posts from players, journalists, and other chess figures are welcome on r/chess. However, for the purposes of giving proper attribution, such posts must contain a direct link to the content in question, and must contain the last name of the author (preferably in brackets at the start of the title). Posts with editorialized titles will be removed.
Post-tournament/match threads require a minimum level of effort so that it's not about whoever first makes a picture only post or a sentence-only text post announcing a result. All post-event threads require:
Informative, descriptive titles. Not your opinion, just the facts.
If the result was announced in a chess news outlet (via social media, or their own website), please link to that.
The post body must include the game. If it's a post-tournament thread it must include standings.
Cheating accusations are not allowed unless they are newsworthy - that is, they must be credible, involve a prominent member of the chess community, and be part of an ongoing public discussion. "Call-out" posts that do not censor usernames will be removed on sight. If you suspect someone cheated against you online, the appropriate complaint venue is a report to the website you played on. Cheating discussions that are allowed as newsworthy will still be subject to stricter moderation than usual.