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Chess annotation symbols

When annotating chess games, commentators frequently use widely recognized annotation symbols. [1]

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Algebraic notation (chess)

Algebraic notation (or AN) is a method for recording and describing the moves in a game of chess.

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Andrew Soltis

Andrew Eden Soltis (born May 28, 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is an American chess Grandmaster, author and columnist.

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Blunder (chess)

In chess, a blunder is a very bad move.

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Bobby Fischer

Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American World Chess Champion.

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Boris Spassky

Boris Vasilievich Spassky (also Spasskij; Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian, formerly French, formerly Soviet chess grandmaster.

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Checkmate

Checkmate (often shortened to mate) is a game position in chess (and in other board games of the chaturanga family) in which a player's king is in check (threatened with capture) and there is no way to remove the threat.

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Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.

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Chess endgame

In chess and chess-like games, the endgame (or end game or ending) is the stage of the game when few pieces are left on the board.

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Chess Informant

Chess Informant (Šahovski Informator) is a publishing company from Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) that periodically (since 2012, four volumes per year) produces a book entitled Chess Informant, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).

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Chess notation

Chess notation is the term for several systems that have developed to record either the moves made in a game of chess or the position of pieces on a chessboard.

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Chess problem

A chess problem, also called a chess composition, is a puzzle set by somebody using chess pieces on a chess board, that presents the solver with a particular task to be achieved.

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Draw (chess)

In chess, a draw is the result of a game ending in a tie.

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Edmar Mednis

Edmar John Mednis (Edmārs Mednis) (March 22, 1937– February 13, 2002) was an American International Grandmaster of chess (awarded in 1980) born in Riga, Latvia.

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Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings

The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (or ECO) is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.

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Exchange (chess)

In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.

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Exclamation mark

The exclamation mark or exclamation point is a punctuation mark usually used after an interjection or exclamation to indicate strong feelings or high volume (shouting), and often marks the end of a sentence.

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Frank Lamprecht

Frank Lamprecht (born 21 June 1968) is a German chess International Master and chess trainer.

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Gambit Publications

Gambit Publications is a major publisher of chess books.

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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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Glossary of chess

This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order.

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Grandmaster (chess)

The title Grandmaster is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE.

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Hans Kmoch

Johann "Hans" Joseph Kmoch (July 25, 1894, Vienna – February 13, 1973, New York City) was an Austrian-Dutch-American chess International Master (1950), International Arbiter (1951), and a chess journalist and author, for which he is best known.

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Initiative (chess)

Initiative in a chess position belongs to the player who can make threats that cannot be ignored.

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Interrobang

The interrobang, also known as the interabang,, ‽ (often represented by ?! or !?), is a nonstandard punctuation mark used in various written languages and intended to combine the functions of the question mark (also called the "interrogative point") and the exclamation mark or exclamation point (known in printers' and programmers' jargon as the "bang").

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John Nunn

John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.

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Karsten Müller

Karsten Müller (born November 23, 1970 in Hamburg, West Germany) is a German chess Grandmaster and author.

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Knight (chess)

The knight is a piece in the game of chess, representing a knight (armored cavalry).

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Numeric Annotation Glyphs

Numeric Annotation Glyphs or NAGs are used to annotate chess games when using a computer, typically providing an assessment of a chess move or a chess position.

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Queen (chess)

The queen is the most powerful piece in the game of chess, able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

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Question mark

The question mark (?), also known as the interrogation point, query, and eroteme, is a punctuation mark that indicates an interrogative clause, or phrase in many languages.

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Robert Hübner

Robert Hübner (born November 6, 1948) is a German chess Grandmaster, chess writer, and papyrologist.

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Sacrifice (chess)

In chess, a sacrifice is a move giving up a piece in the hopes of gaining tactical or positional compensation in other forms.

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Sicilian Defence

The Sicilian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4.

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Simon Webb (chess player)

Simon Webb (10 June 1949 – 14 March 2005) was a British chess player, an International Master, a Correspondence Chess Grandmaster, and a chess writer.

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Swindle (chess)

In chess, a swindle is a ruse by which a player in a losing position tricks his opponent, and thereby achieves a win or draw instead of the expected loss.

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The Game of the Century (chess)

In chess, The Game of the Century refers to a chess game played between Donald Byrne and 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956, which Fischer won.

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Time trouble

In chess played with a time control, time trouble, time pressure, or its German translation Zeitnot, is the situation where a player has little time to complete the required moves.

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World Chess Championship 1972

The World Chess Championship 1972 was a match between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union for the World Chess Championship.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_annotation_symbols

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