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Légal Trap

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The Légal Trap or Blackburne Trap (also known as Légal Pseudo-Sacrifice and Légal Mate) is a chess opening, characterized by a queen sacrifice followed by checkmate with minor pieces if Black accepts the sacrifice. [1]

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André Chéron

André Chéron (September 25, 1895 – September 12, 1980) was a French chess player, endgame theorist, and a composer of endgame studies.

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Bishop (chess)

A bishop (♗,♝) is a piece in the board game of chess.

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Checkmate pattern

In chess, several checkmate patterns occur frequently, or are otherwise of such interest to scholars, so as to have acquired specific names in chess commentary.

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Chess annotation symbols

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

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Chess opening

A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.

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ChessBase GmbH is a German company that markets chess software, maintains a chess news site, and operates servers for online chess.

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Chessgames.com is an Internet chess community with over 224,000 members.

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David Vincent Hooper

David Vincent Hooper (31 August 1915 – May 1998), born in Reigate, was a British chess player and writer.

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Ernst Falkbeer

Ernst Karl Falkbeer (June 27, 1819 – December 14, 1885) was an Austrian chess master and journalist.

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Handicap (chess)

A handicap (or "odds") in chess is variant ways to enable a weaker player to have a chance of winning against a stronger one.

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Joseph Henry Blackburne

Joseph Henry Blackburne (10 December 1841 – 1 September 1924), nicknamed "The Black Death", dominated British chess during the latter part of the 19th century.

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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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Legall de Kermeur

François Antoine de Legall de Kermeur (1702–92) was a French chess player.

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Nigel Short

Nigel David Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator.

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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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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Pawn (chess)

The pawn (♙,♟) is the most numerous piece in the game of chess, and in most circumstances, also the weakest.

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Petrov's Defence

Petrov's Defence or the Petrov Defence (also called Petroff's Defence, Russian Defence, and Russian Game) is a chess opening characterised by the following moves: Though this symmetrical response has a long history, it was first popularised by Alexander Petrov, a Russian chess player of the mid-19th century.

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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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Pure mate

A pure mate is a checkmating position in chess in which the mated king and all vacant squares in its field are attacked only once, and squares in the king's field occupied by friendly units are not also attacked by the mating side (unless such a unit is necessarily pinned to the king to avoid it interposing to block the check or capturing of mating unit).

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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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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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Semi-Italian Opening

The Semi-Italian Opening (also known as Half Giuoco Piano, Lesser Giuoco Piano, and Paris Defence) is one of Black's responses to the Italian Game.

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Simultaneous exhibition

A simultaneous exhibition or simultaneous display is a board game exhibition (commonly chess or Go) in which one player (typically of high rank, such as a grandmaster or dan-level player) plays multiple games at a time with a number of other players.

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Viktor Kupreichik

Viktor Davidovich Kupreichik (Ви́ктор Давыдо́вич Купре́йчик, Віктар Давыдавіч Купрэйчык, Viktar Davydavič Kuprejčyk; 3 July 1949 – 22 May 2017) was a Belarusian chess grandmaster.

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

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