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Initiative (chess)

Index Initiative (chess)

Initiative in a chess position belongs to the player who can make threats that cannot be ignored. [1]

28 relations: Block (chess), Chess, Chess annotation symbols, Chess endgame, Compensation (chess), Glossary of chess, Initiative (disambiguation), János Flesch, Jeremy Silman, King's Gambit, Mikhail Tal, Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard, Open event at the 42nd Chess Olympiad, Opposite-colored bishops endgame, Outline of chess, Queen's Gambit, Roza Lallemand, Semi-Slav Defense, Shredder (software), Sicilian Defence, Tempo (chess), The best defense is a good offense, The exchange (chess), Traité des Amateurs, Viacheslav Ragozin, World Chess Championship 1972, World Chess Championship 2010, Zwischenzug.

Block (chess)

A block is a defensive tactic in chess in response to an attack, consisting of interposing a piece between the opponent's attacking piece and the piece being attacked.

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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 annotation symbols

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

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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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Compensation (chess)

In chess, compensation is the typically short-term positional advantages a player has in exchange for typically material disadvantage.

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Glossary of chess

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

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Initiative (disambiguation)

Initiative is a process by which a referendum can be triggered by a petition of voters Initiative may also refer to.

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János Flesch

János Flesch (30 September 1933 – 9 December 1983) was a chess Grandmaster, chess writer and coach, born in Budapest, Hungary.

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Jeremy Silman

Jeremy Silman (born August 28, 1954) is an American International Master of chess and writer.

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King's Gambit

The King's Gambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves: White offers a pawn to divert the black e-pawn.

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Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (Mihails Tāls; Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail Nekhem'evich Tal,; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992) was a Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).

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Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard

The chess game played in 1858 at an opera house in Paris between the American chess master Paul Morphy and two strong amateurs, the German noble Karl II, Duke of Brunswick and the French aristocrat Comte Isouard de Vauvenargues, is among the most famous of chess games.

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Open event at the 42nd Chess Olympiad

The open event at the 42nd Chess Olympiad was held from 2–13 September 2016.

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Opposite-colored bishops endgame

The opposite-colored bishops endgame is a chess endgame in which each side has a single bishop, but the bishops reside on opposite-colored squares on the chessboard, thus cannot attack or block each other.

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Outline of chess

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to chess: Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard (a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid).

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Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit is a chess opening that starts with the moves: The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings.

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Roza Lallemand

Roza Lallemand (8 August 1961 – 26 August 2008) was a French chess player of North Korean origin who was raised in the Soviet Union.

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Semi-Slav Defense

The Semi-Slav Defense is a variation of the Queen's Gambit chess opening defined by the position reached after the moves: The position may readily be reached by a number of different.

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Shredder (software)

Shredder is a commercial chess program and chess engine developed in Germany by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen in 1993.

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Sicilian Defence

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

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Tempo (chess)

In chess and other chess-like games, tempo is a "turn" or single move.

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The best defense is a good offense

"The best defense is a good offense" is an adage that has been applied to many fields of endeavor, including games and military combat.

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The exchange (chess)

The exchange in chess refers to a situation in which one player loses a minor piece (i.e. a bishop or knight) but captures the opponent's rook.

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Traité des Amateurs

Traité des Amateurs is the short name of the celebrated book Traité Théorique et Pratique du jeu des Echecs, par une Société des Amateurs, published in France in 1786 and subsequently translated into German and English.

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Viacheslav Ragozin

Viacheslav Vasilyevich Ragozin (Вячесла́в Васи́льевич Раго́зин, 8 October 1908 – 11 March 1962) was a Soviet chess Grandmaster, an International Arbiter of chess, and a World Correspondence Chess Champion.

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World Chess Championship 1972

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

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World Chess Championship 2010

The World Chess Championship 2010 match pitted the defending world champion, Viswanathan Anand, against challenger Veselin Topalov, for the title of World Chess Champion.

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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/Initiative_(chess)

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