chess move

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Noun1.chess move - the act of moving a chess piecechess move - the act of moving a chess piece  
move - (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
castling, castle - interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
capture - the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
check - (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
checkmate, mate - a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
gambit - a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
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It's as though they wanted to beat business with its own methods in a single brilliant chess move in hopes of making a profit (payable in peanuts) afterward.
With the eurozone teetering towards another bout of recession, Ebola spreading in Africa, and Putin planning his next chess move in Ukraine, EU leaders could be forgiven if they did not spend much time thinking about a British exit; but it is significant that so many figures in UK politics are thinking exactly about that.
I guess that's supposed to be strategic chess move.
But if you'd warned the folks at the helm that their cunning little chess move would create blowback in the form of 3,000 dead serfs and a whole raft of new powers for themselves, I don't think they'd have cried themselves to sleep.
British Grandmaster and opening chess move expert John Emms presents Discovering Chess Openings: Building Opening Skills from Basic Principles, a solid guide written especially for intermediate to advanced chess players seeking to hone their skills and familiarize themselves with the basic principles underscoring the hundreds of different opening options.
The slowest ever timed competition chess move took two hours and twenty minutes.
The most striking effect was the geometrization of traffic: as one was moving through the field to examine the content of the various occupied squares, one was necessarily performing a chess move (straight, oblique, crooked).
In his typical 'fearless' fashion, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers another devastating chess move against carbon emissions by sparking the organic fuel revolution.
Someone produced a challenging idea and placed it en prise like a chess move, tempting argument.
Approximately 25 whole-body plastinates are fixed in dramatic poses - playing basketball, soccer, pondering a chess move or running - revealing the true-to-life spatial relationships among organs.
Others are posed playing basketball, pondering a chess move, swimming, and running.
This is just a political chess move to defend himself.