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Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1 December 1880 – 14 March 1961) was a Polish chess grandmaster who is considered to have been one of the strongest players never to have become World Chess Champion.
Alekhine's Defence is a chess opening which begins with the moves: Black tempts White's pawns forward to form a broad pawn centre, with plans to undermine and attack the white structure later in the spirit of hypermodern defence.
Almost Chess is a chess variant invented by Ralph Betza in 1977.
Amos Burn (1848–1925) was an English chess player, one of the world's leading players at the end of the 19th century, and a chess writer.
Aron Nimzowitsch (Ārons Nimcovičs, Аро́н Иса́евич Нимцо́вич, Aron Isayevich Nimtsovich; born Aron Niemzowitsch; 7 November 1886 – 16 March 1935) was a Russian-born, Danish leading chess grandmaster and influential chess writer.
Ashot Nadanian (sometimes transliterated as Nadanyan; Աշոտ Նադանյան; born September 19, 1972) is an Armenian chess International Master (1997), chess theoretician and chess coach.
Black is a color corresponding to the absence of light.
Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.
In Rotterdam on 22 November 1938, then future World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik (as white) defeated former World Champion José Raúl Capablanca in round 11 of the AVRO tournament in one of the most famous games in chess history.
The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defence) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan Vidmar over Akiba Rubinstein in 1918.
Camelot is a strategy board game for two players.
The Center Game is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The game usually continues 3.Qxd4 Nc6, with a gain of tempo for Black due to the attack on the white queen.
Chad is a chess variant for two players created by Christian Freeling in 1979.
Charles Edward Ranken (5 January 1828 – 12 April 1905) was a Church of England clergyman and a minor British chess master.
Chaturanga (चतुरङ्ग), or catur for short, is an ancient Indian strategy game which is commonly theorized to be the common ancestor of the board games chess, shogi, sittuyin, makruk, xiangqi and janggi.
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.
Checkmate (often shortened to mate) is a game position in chess and other chess-like games in which a player's king is in check (threatened with) and there is no way to remove the threat.
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.
Chesquerque is a chess variant invented by George R. Dekle, Sr. in 1986.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.
A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.
A chess piece, or chessman, is any of the six different movable objects used on a chessboard to play the game of chess.
A chess set has thirty-two chess pieces in two colours and a chessboard used to play chess.
A chess tournament is a series of chess games played competitively to determine a winning individual or team.
Chess960, also called Fischer Random Chess (originally Fischerandom), is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, announced publicly on June 19, 1996, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A Chess960 starting position is one of 960 possible initial game positions in the chess variant Chess960.
A chessboard is the type of checkerboard used in the board game chess, consisting of 64 squares (eight rows and eight columns).
ChessGenius is the name of a chess-playing computer program written by Richard Lang who has in the past written programs that have won the World Computer Chess Championship on 10 occasions.
Congo is a chess variant invented by Demian Freeling in 1982 when he was nearly 8 years old.
Cross Chess is a chess variant invented by George R. Dekle, Sr. in 1982.
Deep Blue was a chess-playing computer developed by IBM.
In chess, a desperado piece is a piece that is or trapped, but captures an enemy piece before it is itself captured.
Diamond is a two-player abstract strategy board game invented by Larry Back.
Double Chess is a chess variant invented by Julian S. Grant Hayward in 1916.
Dragonfly (also known as Shuttle Chess or Bird Chess) is a chess variant invented by Christian Freeling in 1983.
In chess, a draw by (mutual) agreement is the outcome of a game due to the agreement of both players to a draw.
Edgard Colle (18 May 1897, in Ghent, Belgium – 20 April 1932) was a Belgian chess master.
En passant (in passing) is a move in chess.
An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of chess endgame positions.
The Evergreen Game is a famous chess game, won by Adolf Anderssen against Jean Dufresne in 1852.
In chess, an exchange variation is a type of opening in which there is an early, voluntary exchange of pawns or pieces.
The first-move advantage in chess is the inherent advantage of the player (White) who makes the first move in chess.
The Four Knights Game is a chess opening that begins with the moves: This is the most common sequence, but the knights may in any order to reach the same position.
A gambit (from ancient Italian gambetto, meaning "to trip") is a chess opening in which a player, more often White, sacrifices, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position.
Géza Maróczy (3 March 1870 – 29 May 1951) was a Hungarian chess master, one of the leading players in the world in his time.
George Hatfeild Dingley Gossip (December 6, 1841 – May 11, 1907) was a minor American-English chess master and writer.
This page explains commonly used terms in board games in alphabetical order.
This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order.
The Nadanian Variation (sometimes called the Nadanian Attack) of the Grünfeld Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Nadanian Variation is classified in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings with the code D85.
Gregory Serper (Григорий Юрьевич Серпер) (born September 14, 1969) is a Grandmaster of chess.
Grid chess is a chess variant invented by Walter Stead in 1953.
Grigory Yakovlevich Levenfish (Григо́рий Я́ковлевич Левенфи́ш; in Piotrków – 9 February 1961 in Moscow) was a Russian chess grandmaster who scored his peak competitive results in the 1920s and 1930s.
The Hedgehog is a pawn formation in chess adopted usually by Black that can arise from several openings.
Henry Charlick (8 July 1845 in London, England – 26 July 1916 in Adelaide, Australia) was a leading Australian chess master in the 1880s.
Henry Ernest Atkins (20 August 1872 – 31 January 1955) was a British chess master who is best known for his unparalleled record of winning the British Chess Championship nine times in eleven attempts.
Hou Yifan (born 27 February 1994), China Chess League is a Chinese chess grandmaster and three-time Women's World Chess Champion.
The Immortal Game was a chess game played by Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky on 21 June 1851 in London, during a break of the first international tournament.
Initiative in a chess position belongs to the player who can make threats that cannot be ignored.
Isaac Leopold Rice (February 22, 1850 – November 2, 1915) was a German-born Jewish American businessman, investor, musicologist, author, and noted chess patron.
Major James Moore Hanham (January 4, 1840 Woodville, Mississippi – December 30, 1923 New York, New York) was an American chess master, who played in many American and international chess tournaments between 1884 and 1889.
Jón Loftur Árnason (born 13 November 1960) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster.
Jeson Mor (English: "Nine Horses") is a two-player strategy board game from Mongolia.
John Cochrane (1798 – 2 March 1878) was a Scottish chess master and lawyer.
Captain Joseph Bertin (1690s – c. 1736) was one of the first authors to write about the game of chess.
Kasparov versus the World was a game of chess played in 1999 over the Internet.
Keith Charles Arkell (born 8 January 1961 in Birmingham) is an English chess Grandmaster.
In chess, particularly in endgames, a key square (also known as a critical square) is a square such that if a player's king can occupy it, he can force some gain such as the promotion of a pawn or the capture of an opponent's pawn.
The Falkbeer Countergambit is a chess opening that begins: In this aggressive, Black disdains the pawn offered as a sacrifice, instead opening the centre to exploit White's weakness on the.
The McDonnell Gambit is a chess opening gambit in the King's Gambit, Classical Variation that begins with the moves:Hooper & Whyld (1996), p. 241.
The Rice Gambit is a chess opening that arises from the King's Gambit Accepted.
The knight (♘ ♞) is a piece in the game of chess, representing a knight (armored cavalry).
The Latvian Gambit (or Greco Countergambit) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: It is one of the oldest chess openings, having been analysed in the 17th century by Gioachino Greco, after whom it is sometimes named.
Levon Grigori Aronian (Լևոն Գրիգորի Արոնյան Levon Grigori Aronyan; born 6 October 1982) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Libro de la invencion liberal y arte del juego del axedrez (translation: Book of the liberal invention and art of the game of chess) is one of the first books published about modern chess in Europe, after Pedro Damiano's 1512 book.
The looking-glass world is the setting for Lewis Carroll's 1871 children's novel Through the Looking-Glass.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion.
Marseillais chess (also called Double-Move chess) is a chess variant in which each player moves twice per turn.
The sixteenth chess game in the fourth match between Alexander McDonnell and Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais played in London in 1834 is famous for demonstrating the power of a mobile central block of pawns.
The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses.
Millennium 3D Chess is a chess variant created by William L. D'Agostino in 2001 which employs three vertically stacked 8×8 boards, with each player controlling a standard set of chess pieces.
Malik Mir Sultan Khan (1905 – 25 April 1966) was the strongest chess master of his time from Asia.
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.
Onyx is a two-player abstract strategy board game invented by Larry Back in 1995.
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).
Parallel Worlds Chess is a three-dimensional chess variant invented by R. Wayne Schmittberger in the 1980s.
Philip M. Cohen is the inventor of several chess variants.
The Piatigorsky Cup was a triennial series of double round-robin grandmaster chess tournaments held in the United States in the 1960s.
Player 1 plays first move as White A chess game using the pie rule, Player 2's options in bold italics The pie rule, sometimes referred to as the swap rule, is a rule used to balance abstract strategy games where a first-move advantage has been demonstrated.
Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant (12 September 1800 – 29 October 1872) was a leading French chess master and an editor of the chess periodical Le Palamède.
The Polish Defense is the name commonly given to one of several sequences of chess opening moves characterized by an early...b5 by Black.
Poole versus HAL 9000 is a fictional chess game in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Astronaut Dr. Frank Poole is seen playing a recreational game of chess with the HAL 9000 supercomputer.
Quatrochess is a chess variant for four players invented by George R. Dekle, Sr. in 1986.
In chess, the Elephant Trap is a faulty attempt by White to win a pawn in a popular variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined.
Rhombic Chess is a chess variant for two players created by Tony Paletta in 1980.
Richard Teichmann (24 December 1868 – 15 June 1925) was a German chess master.
Rollerball is a chess variant invented by Jean-Louis Cazaux in 1998.
The rules of chess (also known as the laws of chess) are rules governing the play of the game of chess.
Scachs d'amor (Catalan for Chess of Love), whose complete title is Hobra intitulada scachs d'amor feta per don Francí de Castellví e Narcis Vinyoles e mossèn Fenollar, is the name of a poem written by Francesc de Castellví, Bernat Fenollar, and Narcís de Vinyoles, published in Valencia, Spain towards the end of the 15th century.
In chess, Scholar's Mate is the checkmate achieved by the following moves, or similar: The same mating pattern may be reached by various move orders.
Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian.
A selfmate is a chess problem in which White, moving first, must force Black to deliver checkmate within a specified number of moves against his will.
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.
The Sicilian Defence, Chekhover Variation (also sometimes called the Szily Variation or Hungarian Variation) is a chess opening named after Vitaly Chekhover, from the game Chekhover–Lisitsin, Leningrad 1938.
The Tennison Gambit is a chess opening in which White gambits a pawn.
In chess, The Game of the Century is a chess game played between 26-year-old Donald Byrne and 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956, which Fischer won.
The Luzhin Defence is a 2000 film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring John Turturro and Emily Watson.
Three-Man Chess is a chess variant for three players invented by George R. Dekle, Sr. in 1984.
The touch-move rule in chess specifies that, if a player deliberately touches a piece on the board when it is his turn to move, then he must move or capture that piece if it is legal to do so.
Tri-Chess is the name of a chess variant for three players invented by George R. Dekle, Sr. in 1986.
Triangular Chess is a chess variant for two players invented by George R. Dekle, Sr. in 1986.
Vernon Rylands Parton (2 October 1897 – 31 December 1974) was an English chess enthusiast and prolific chess variant inventor, his most renowned variant being Alice Chess.
The Frankenstein–Dracula Variation is a chess opening variation for Black, usually considered a branch of the Vienna Game, beginning with the moves: or it can be reached by transposition from the Bishop's Opening: The opening involves many complications; however, with accurate play the opening is viable for both sides.
The Würzburger Trap is a chess opening trap in the Vienna Gambit.
Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, and the current World Rapid Chess Champion.
Weaver Warren Adams (April 28, 1901 – January 6, 1963) was an American chess master, author, and opening theoretician.
White is a colour.
William Norwood Potter (27 August 1840 – 13 March 1895) was an English chess master and writer.
William Wayte (4 September 1829 – 3 May 1898) was a Church of England cleric and a British chess master.
Wolf Chess is a chess variant invented by Dr.
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.
In chess, the term X-ray or X-ray attack is sometimes used as a synonym for skewer.
In game theory, Zermelo’s theorem, named after Ernst Zermelo, says that in any finite two-person game of perfect information in which the players move alternatingly and in which chance does not affect the decision making process, if the game cannot end in a draw, then one of the two players must have a winning strategy (i.e. force a win).
2000 A.D. is a chess variant created by V. R. Parton which employs fairy chess pieces on a 10×10 board.