chess game


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Noun1.chess game - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific ruleschess game - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
chess move - the act of moving a chess piece
en passant - (chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed
exchange - (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after the exchange of queens"
exchange - (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange"
check - (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
chess opening, opening - a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
counterplay, counterattack - (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
shogi - a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces
bishop - (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
black - (board games) the darker pieces
rook, castle - (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
checker board, checkerboard - a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
king - (chess) the weakest but the most important piece
knight, horse - a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
pawn - (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
queen - (chess) the most powerful piece
white - (board games) the lighter pieces
development - a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess); "after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter"; "in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen"
develop - move into a strategically more advantageous position; "develop the rook"
develop - move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; "Spassky developed quickly"
stalemate - subject to a stalemate
castle - move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
open - make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
promote - change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent
checkmate, mate - place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
check - place into check; "He checked my kings"
fork - place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
pin - immobilize a piece
queen - become a queen; "her pawn queened"
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It has given us opportunity to cry `check'in some ways in this chess game, which we play for the stake of human souls.
Afterwards he taught me poker, and I beat him at three tough chess games.
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A pawn in a high-stakes chess game played by giants in international banking and high finance.
To explain why, Economic analyst Shabbir Razvi told Radio Sputnik that Tehran is apparently playing a "delicate" chess game with Washington.
Detective Superintendent Hubert Rory Moore considered that Wallace "had planned the murder and carried it out with the same skill and foresight he would use in playing a chess game with moves being perfectly timed".
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Every fresh move by President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an in his 3D chess game takes Turkey away from its real long-term interests, inviting instability.
He argues that the former is much like the game of checkers, that the latter is far more like chess, and that leaders who continue to play checkers once a chess game is necessary are likely to fail.
Muscat, May 24 (ONA) Geoffrey Borg, CEO of the World Chess Federation (WCF) stressed in a statement to reporters after the eighth round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Chess Cup / Zonal / hosted by the Sultanate during the period from May 16th to 25th with the participation of 12 teams, that the Sultanate has developed a clear imprint on the map of International chess game over the hosting of the Asian qualifying competition for the World Chess Cup, noting that there are positive indications on the part of the Sultanate to develop the game of chess, especially after the declaration of the committee since a year and a half.
Each day in this lush new world held a revelation: the potpourri of manure and old straw and morning dew when you wake up, the delicate chess game by which a farmer lays out her rows, the good dark dirt that nestles into the cracks of your hands and stays there.
The knight was just too tired / So it was left for the pawn to do /Life is just a chess game / Which piece are you?
A chess game comprised a few dozen rules that would have to be implemented into a computer; the rest were hopes based on overwhelming processor power.