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Combination (chess)

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In chess, a combination is a sequence of moves, often initiated by a sacrifice, which leaves the opponent few options and results in tangible gain. [1]

17 relations: Chess, Chess strategy, Chess tactic, Discovered attack, Fork (chess), Glossary of chess, Irving Chernev, Oxford University Press, Peter Romanovsky, Pin (chess), Sacrifice (chess), Shakhmaty v SSSR, Skewer (chess), The Oxford Companion to Chess, Thomas Y. Crowell Co., Undermining (chess), Zwischenzug.


Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

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Chess strategy

Chess strategy is the aspect of chess playing concerned with evaluation of chess positions and setting of goals and long-term plans for future play.

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Chess tactic

In chess, a tactic refers to a sequence of moves that limits the opponent's options and may result in tangible gain.

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Discovered attack

In chess, a discovered attack is an attack revealed when one piece moves out of the way of another.

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Fork (chess)

In chess, a fork is a tactic whereby a single piece makes two or more direct attacks simultaneously.

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Glossary of chess

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

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Irving Chernev

Irving Chernev (January 29, 1900 – September 29, 1981) was a chess player and prolific Russian-American chess author.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Peter Romanovsky

Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky (Пётр Арсеньевич Романо́вский; 29 July 1892, Saint Petersburg – 1 March 1964, Moscow) was a Russian chess International Master, International Arbiter, and author.

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Pin (chess)

In chess, a pin is a situation brought on by an attacking piece in which a defending piece cannot move without exposing a more valuable defending piece on its other side to capture by the attacking piece.

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Sacrifice (chess)

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

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Shakhmaty v SSSR

Shakhmaty v SSSR (Шахматы в СССР; Chess in the USSR) was a Soviet chess magazine published between 1931 and 1991.

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Skewer (chess)

In chess, a skewer is an attack upon two pieces in a line and is similar to a pin.

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The Oxford Companion to Chess

The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on the game of chess, written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld.

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Thomas Y. Crowell Co.

Thomas Y. Crowell Co. was a publishing company founded by Thomas Y. Crowell.

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Undermining (chess)

Undermining (also known as removal of the guard, or removing the defender) is a chess tactic in which a defensive piece is captured, leaving one of the opponent's pieces undefended or under-defended.

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The zwischenzug (German: "intermediate move") is a chess tactic in which a player, instead of playing the expected move (commonly a), first interposes another move posing an immediate threat that the opponent must answer, and only then plays the expected move.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combination_(chess)

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