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  Encyclopedia: Bishop (chess)
In chess the fianchetto (Italian little flanking) is a pattern of development wherein a bishop is developed to the second rank of the adjacent knight file, the knight pawn having been moved one or two squares forward.
Auxiliary bishop:An auxiliary bishop is a full-time assistant to a diocesan bishop (the Roman Catholic equivalent of an Anglican suffragan bishop).
An antimension signed by the bishop is kept on the altar partly as a reminder of whose altar it is and under whose omophorion the priest at a local parish is serving.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bishop-(chess)   (3390 words)

 Bishop (chess) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because the bishop has access to only thirty-two squares of the board, it is rather weaker than the rook to which all sixty-four squares of the board are accessible.
Bishops gain in relative strength towards the endgame as more and more pieces are traded, and lines open up on which they can operate.
In an open endgame, a pair of bishops is decidedly superior to a bishop and a knight or two knights.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bishop_(chess)   (758 words)

 MSN Encarta - Chess
Chess, game of skill and strategy between two people, played using specially designed pieces on a square board comprised of 64 alternating light and dark squares in eight rows of eight squares each.
Chess, with a history that extends back thousands of years, is a popular game played around the world.
The bishop moves as far as desired in any diagonal direction, but is confined to squares of the color on which it began the game.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565896/Chess.html   (600 words)

 Chess Glossary
When a Bishop has little or no mobility because of being hemmed by Pawns positioned on squares of the same colour as the Bishop's square, it is said to be a "bad Bishop".
If both Bishops on the same side have survived late into a game of Chess, then their value is enhanced for two reasons.
Such Bishop is very active because it is positioned on a square of the opposite colour to the squares on which most of its Pawns are stationed.
www.chess-poster.com /english/glossary.htm   (4359 words)

 Talk:Bishop (chess) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is impossible to checkmate with a king and a bishop versus a king, even if both players cooperate to try to set up a checkmate position.
I'm no expert on chess history, but I've read a fair bit, and my copy of the Oxford Companion to Chess (I don't have anything better to hand just now) confirms our initial thoughts: the bishop replaced the fil, which took its name from the Persian for "elephant".
Maybe it's just because in modern novelty chess sets the rook is sometimes represented as a war elephant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Bishop_(chess)   (540 words)

 Bishop (chess) : Chess/Bishop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bishops gain in relative strength as more and more pieces are traded, and lines open up on which they can operate.
A player with only one bishop should generally place his pawns on squares of the color that the bishop can't move to.
In endgames with same-colored bishops, even a minute advantage may be enough to win.
www.termsdefined.net /ch/chess---bishop.html   (855 words)

 Playing the Bishop in Chess
The bishop is generally viewed as the fourth most important piece in your chess army, together with the knight, after the King, the Queen, and the Rook.
The bishop is generally valued as being equivalent to the knight, but it must be kept in mind that the bishop starts the game at its least powerful, and slowly increases in value as pieces are cleared off the chessboard.
Conventional chess theory prescribes placing the bishop near the center of the board, as it has more possible moves there than if it were in a corner.
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 The Bishop
A Bishop captures diagonally, either forward or backwards and the range extends on unobstructed cells to the extent of the diagonal line of cells on which the Bishop travels.
The weakness of a Bishop is in the defencelessness of the cells of opposite colour, its main strength in its long-striding ability.
This was seen as a Bishops mitre in Europe and a recognition of the status of the church of the period.
www.chess-poster.com /english/chesmayne/the_bishop.htm   (3397 words)

 Bishop Chess Piece [English] (17.190.229) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This twelfth-century ivory chess piece is carved in the form of an enthroned bishop who wears a miter, holds a crosier, and makes a gesture of blessing with two raised fingers.
The game of chess was probably brought to England by the Vikings, although it first appeared in India in the sixth century and was known in Europe as early as the tenth century.
Chess was quite popular in medieval England, particularly among royalty, such as kings Henry I (r.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ho/07/euwb/hod_17.190.229.htm   (198 words)

 ipedia.com: Bishop (chess) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chess pieces King Queen Rook Bishop Knight Pawn A bishop is a piece in the strategy board game of chess.
Black's bishop is prevented from participating productively in the game by a thicket of fl pawns, so Black is effectively playing with one piece fewer than White.
Although the fl pawns are in the way of the white bishop too, it has many more attacking possibilities, and thus is a good bishop vis-a-vis Black's bad bishop.
www.ipedia.com /bishop__chess_.html   (727 words)

 Chess Variant Applets
The queen may also move as a knight, and rooks and bishops are replaced by knights.
Shoot chess without royalty and with pawns that cannot be shot by line movers.
Hero Chess II The queen is replaced by the hero.
www.pathguy.com /chess/ChessVar.htm   (2779 words)

For Fred Kyles, an elementary school teacher and owner of Bishop's Chess Café, combining the passions of his world is nothing short of mind boggling.
If chess was popular in his household, Kyles quickly learned that it was serious business in New York where he took his first teaching assignment upon graduation.
Secondly, Bishop's Chess Café will be Kyles extended classroom for youngsters and parents to learn the game.
www.onmilwaukee.com /articles/print/chesscafe.html   (964 words)

 Illustrated rules of chess
Pocket Mutation Chess is January's Recognized Chess Variant of the month.
A few links to chess items that are sold, of which we receive a percentage used for the cost of this website.
When a player moves a pawn to the last row of the board, he replaces the pawn by a queen, rook, knight, or bishop (of the same color).
www.chessvariants.com /d.chess/chess.html   (1945 words)

 US Chess Federation:
Chess is a game for two players, one with the "White" pieces and one with the "Black" pieces.
The Bishop can move any number of squares diagonally if its path is not blocked.
The main goal of chess is to checkmate your opponent's King.
www.uschess.org /beginners/letsplay.php   (1086 words)

 Capablanca's chess
Chess on a 6 by 6 board from the early days of computing.
Fergus Duniho's Grotesque Chess is another variant of Capablanca's Chess in which no Pawn is left unprotected at the start of the game.
Janus Chess, Embassy Chess, and Bird's Chess are in it.
www.chessvariants.com /large.dir/capablanca.html   (2142 words)

 The Bishop's Opening - Acknowledgments
The literature on the Bishop's Opening is quite extensive and there are a number of good articles on the web that offer analysis.
Tim Harding has published a number of articles on the Bishop's Opening (including online articles as The Kibitzer) and he may be responsible in some ways for its revival.
Gary Lane's book, Winning with the Bishop's Opening, remains one of the most complete recent considerations of the opening, with excellent coverage of the more positional 3.d3 lines that are not covered here.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~goeller/urusov/bishops/acknowledgments.htm   (93 words)

 Bishop Chess Piece Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
as a Rook or a Bishop, is composed of both squares and...
chess rules -chess pieces and their movement understanding the basic goal and rules of the game...
Lesson 1: The bishop is a line piece - it moves in either direction along the diagonals upon...
www.chess-set-net.com /directory/bishop-chess-piece.html   (480 words)

 Korean Chess
If you transpose the knight and bishop to just one side of the lineup, then the four pieces (your 2 knights and 2 bishops) can theoretically hit every spot on the board (not each piece but together the 4 pieces can "hit" every spot on the board granted enough moves are made).
In Chinese Chess, moving from the 5th to the 6th row is "moving across the river" where the pawns gain the power to move one step sideways--and where the Bishops can not move across.
For the curious, the Chinese Chess pawn is different; it can't move sideways until after getting to it's 6th row (called after crossing the river) and it can't move down the diagonal line in the enemy's fortress.
www.xmission.com /~gastown/afi/koreanch.htm   (3372 words)

 MAXON Computer Cinema 4D Tutorials: Modeling a Bishop
In this tutorial we are going to model and texture a Bishop chess piece using Sweep NURBS.
Click on the first instance of the SideBishop and rotate it by inputing 90 in the H field in the coordinates manager.
Change the radius to 20m, and move it into position in the "head" of the bishop.
www.maxoncomputer.com /tutorial_detail.asp?tutorialID=130&site=   (1007 words)

 Chess openings: Bishop's Opening (C23)
However, it is a somewhat unsual and certainly demanding line to consider if you want to pursue it.
: The Bishops opening is in the same family as the Vienna and the King's Gambit declined because white doesn't block his f2 pawn with Nf3.
Lately,it is used as a transpositional device to get into Italian game positions while avoiding the Petroff, etc. However, the older way of playing it is to take it into a King's Gambit Declined with 1.e4 e5 2.
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessopening?eco=C23   (864 words)

 Chess Videos DVDs Movies - Wholesale Chess
Chess is a visual game and there is no better way to learn than having a Grandmaster like Yasser Seirawan or Roman talk to you through your TV.
In volume 5 GM Roman helps you learn a wide range of chess openings for tournament players who want to perform w...
In volume 12 GM Roman goes through many of the improvements in chess opening theory based on his own GM experien...
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 Bad Bishop Limited - Terms and Conditions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This Bad Bishop website provides quality chess books, DVDs and videos direct from two world renowned chess publishers.
Bad Bishop Ltdis known throughout the chess world, and their reputation is your assurance of fast, reliable service and quality publications.
To cope with such events we have created a special Miscellaneous Payments page.
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 Chess is Fun
Here are some fairly easy "lessons." Those relatively new to chess should play though the introduction to chess and the section on chess strategy just below.
His correspondence chess rating of 2470 is the highest ever obtained in APCT (American Postal Chess Tournaments) history.
He is currently competing in the 11th United States Championship, in the 1992 APCT championship final, in the 8th North American Invitational Correspondence Chess Championship, and he is representing the United States in matches against Israel and Latvia.
www.princeton.edu /~jedwards/cif/chess.html   (264 words)

 Chess openings: Bishop's Opening (C24)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I'm not saying my analysis is fool-proof or set in stone, and bishop's opening is a long way from the Open Sicilian.
I'm the first to admit it doesn't give White much if Black knows the score, but it's become like a family pet which I haven't the heart to put down.
: Surely not playing chess in the first place is the easiest way to avoid the Petroff?
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessopening?eco=C24   (697 words)

 Yellow Bishop Computer Chess Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
See also Software section for EPD viewer & RTF converter for handy diagrams printing.
You will also need some Chess TrueType fonts, which are placed at Software section too.
See my links page for accessing new test suites, it's useful to visit CCC also.
www.ebizmarine.com /folio/ybishop/page4.htm   (270 words)

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