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The game of chess

bishop

noun

a piece in the game of chess, shaped like a bishop’s hat

capture

verb

in a game such as chess, to win the right to remove one of your opponent’s pieces

castle

noun

one of the pieces used in the game of chess

check

noun

the position of the king in the game of chess when it is threatened by another piece

checkmate

noun

in chess, an attack that your opponent’s king cannot escape from, so that you win the game

chess

noun

a game for two people, played on a board with black and white squares, using different shaped pieces, including two kings. The aim is to get the other player’s king into a position where it cannot move

chessboard

noun

a square board used for playing chess

chessman

noun

one of the pieces used for playing chess

flagfall

noun

the moment when the clock for one player stops in a game of chess, indicating that the player has no more time left

gambit

noun

a series of moves that you can make at the beginning of a game of chess

grand master

noun

a player who has reached the highest levels in competitions in the game of chess

king

noun

one of the two most important pieces in the game of chess. The player who stops the other player’s king from being able to move wins the game.

knight

noun

a piece in the game of chess shaped like a horse’s head

man

noun

one of the small objects used for playing a game such as chess

mate

noun

checkmate in the game of chess

mate

verb

to checkmate an opponent

pawn

noun

one of the eight small pieces that each player has in a game of chess

queen

noun

a piece that can move in any direction in a game of chess

retreat

verb

to move a chesspiece back to a previous position during a game of chess

rook

noun

a piece in the shape of a tower used in the game of chess

square

noun

one of the small sections that the board is divided into in games such as chess and checkers

stalemate

noun

the situation in chess when the game ends because neither player can make a legal move or win the game

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