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|Noun||1.||chess 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
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"