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Is it true ...that a pawn can never make morethan 6 moves in a game of chess? | |

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Is it true ...that Black can give checkmate with just 2 moves, but White needs at least 3 moves? | |

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Is it true ...that in tournament play, if a player wants to touch a piece to adjust it, she should first say fianchetto?
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Is it true ...that bishops, knights, and rooks are known as the minor pieces?
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Is it true ...that the white king moves to either b1 or to g1 when castling? | |

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Is it true ...that the 3 ways to get out of check are capturing the attacker, blocking the check, or castling? | |

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Is it true ...that Anatoly Karpov is a Russian chess champion and Yasser Seirawan is an American chess champion? | |

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Is it true ...that a player with only a king left can still win the game if his opponent runs out of time when using a chess clock? | |

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Is it true ...that Black's first move with his knight on b8 should always be to a light-colored square? | |

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Is it true ...that a knight will take an odd-number of moves to go from a1 to h8? | |

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Is it true ...that grandmasters would never begin a serious game with the moves 1. d2-d4 Ng8-Nf6 ?
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Is it true ...that a bishop, but not a knight, can pin enemy chessmen? | |

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Is it true ...that when every possible move will weaken a player's position, he is in zugzwang?
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Is it true ...that if there's checkmate with only 3 chessmen left on the board, one of them must be a queen or a rook? | |

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Is it true ...that if there's checkmate with only 3 chessmen left, the losing king must be along an edge of the board? | |

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Is it true ...that a player who's in check from 2 chessmen can escape only by moving his king? | |

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Is it true ...that a rook pawn (a pawn on the a-file or the h-file) cannot fork enemy men? | |

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Is it true ...that a knight on d4 can reach 4 times as many squares in 1 move as a knight that's on h8? | |

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Is it true ...that a file is considered closed if it'scontrolled by 2 enemy rooks? | |

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Is it true ...that a win at a chess tournament is worth 3 times as many points as a draw? | |

End of Sherlock's Truth Test!. |