What is chess?

  • (noun): A game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king.
    Synonyms: chess game
    See also — Additional definitions below

Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a square checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.

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Some articles on chess:

Genrikh Kasparyan
... is considered to have been one of the greatest composers of chess endgame studies ... He was awarded the titles of International Judge of Chess Compositions in 1956 and International Grandmaster of Chess Composition in 1972, the first composer ... Kasparyan was also an active chess player, winning the Armenian championship ten times (from 1934 to 1956, including two ties with future World Champion Tigran ...
Italian Game
... The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves 1 ... Bc4 The Italian Game is one of the oldest recorded chess openings it occurs in the Göttingen manuscript and was developed by players such as Damiano ... the Italian is still popular in correspondence chess, where players are allowed access to published theory, and in games between amateurs ...
Natan Sharansky - Biography
... As a child, he was a chess prodigy ... he claims to have maintained his sanity by playing chess against himself in his mind ... Sharansky beat the world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a simultaneous exhibition in Israel in 1996 ...
Yousof Safvat
... in Tehran - death 2003 in Tehran) was an Iranian chess player ... He was the first official chess champion and national master of Iran ... He won four times Iranian Chess Championship (1956, 1957, 1959, 1965), and represented Iran in Chess Olympiads at Moscow 1956, Munich 1958, Varna 1962, Tel Aviv 1964, and Siegen 1970 ...
Bitboard - History
... For the more complicated game of chess, it appears the method was independently rediscovered later by the Kaissa team in the Soviet Union in the late 1960s, although not publicly ... Northwestern University program "Chess" in the early 1970s, and documented in 1977 in "Chess Skill in Man and Machine" ...

More definitions of "chess":

  • (noun): Weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat.
    Synonyms: cheat, Bromus secalinus

Famous quotes containing the word chess:

    Of all my Russian books, The Defense contains and diffuses the greatest “warmth”Mwhich may seem odd seeing how supremely abstract chess is supposed to be.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    The sailor is frankness, the landsman is finesse. Life is not a game with the sailor, demanding the long head—no intricate game of chess where few moves are made in straight-forwardness and ends are attained by indirection, an oblique, tedious, barren game hardly worth that poor candle burnt out in playing it.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    There is a parallel between the twos and the tens. Tens are trying to test their abilities again, sizing up and experimenting to discover how to fit in. They don’t mean everything they do and say. They are just testing. . . . Take a good deal of your daughter’s behavior with a grain of salt. Try to handle the really outrageous as matter-of-factly as you would a mistake in grammar or spelling.
    —Stella Chess (20th century)