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Skewer (chess)

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In chess, a skewer is an attack upon two pieces in a line and is similar to a pin. [1]

18 relations: Bishop (chess), Check (chess), Chess, Chess piece relative value, Chess tactic, Fork (chess), Glossary of chess, King (chess), Knight (chess), Nigel Short, Pawn (chess), Pin (chess), Queen (chess), Rafael Vaganian, Rook (chess), Rules of chess, Sacrifice (chess), The Oxford Companion to Chess.

Bishop (chess)

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

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Check (chess)

A check is a condition in chess, shogi, and xiangqi that occurs when a player's king (or general in xiangqi) is under threat of on their opponent's next turn.

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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 piece relative value

In chess, the chess piece relative value system conventionally assigns a point value to each piece when assessing its relative strength in potential exchanges.

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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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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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King (chess)

In chess, the king (♔,♚) is the most important piece.

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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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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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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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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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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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Rafael Vaganian

Rafael Vaganian (Ռաֆայել Արտյոմի Վահանյան, Rrafayel Artyomi Vahanyan, Рафаэль Артёмович Ваганян, Rafael Artemovich Vaganyan) is an Armenian chess grandmaster known for his sharp tactical style of play.

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Rook (chess)

A rook (♖,♜) is a piece in the strategy board game of chess.

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Rules of chess

The rules of chess (also known as the laws of chess) are rules governing the play of the game of chess.

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

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