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  Chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chess is sometimes seen as an abstract wargame; as a "mental martial art", and teaching chess has been advocated as a way of enhancing mental prowess.
Chess openings are a sequence of moves, often memorized, which will help a player build up their position and prepare for the middlegame.
The fl knight on e6 is pinned to its king by the white bishop and the white knight is pinned to the queen on b1.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chess   (3302 words)

 Chess - Simple English Wikipedia
It is placed on the fourth square in the first row in front of the white player, to the left of the king, and on the fifth square in the first row in front of the fl player, to the right of the king.
King - The king starts on the fifth square in front of the white player, to the right of the queen, and on the fourth square in front of the fl player, to the left of the queen.
This is when a king moves two spaces towards a rook, and the rook moves to the square on the other side of the king.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chess   (1330 words)

 King (chess) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If a player's king is threatened and cannot escape capture, the king is said to be in checkmate, and the player which owns that king loses the game.
In a conventional game of chess, both players start with their king in the middle-right of their first rank (between the queen and the king-side bishop).
If a player's move places the opponent's king under attack, that king is said to be in check, and the player in check is required to immediately remedy the situation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_(chess)   (456 words)

 King (chess): Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The king (♔♚) is a piece in the game (A contest with rules to determine a winner) of chess (A game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king).
If the king is threatened and cannot escape capture, the king is said to be in checkmate (A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king), and the game is lost.
If the king is not under attack, and all available moves for that player would place the king under attack, then that player has been stalemated (additional info and facts about stalemated) and the game is drawn.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ki/king_(chess).htm   (332 words)

 Baroque chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baroque chess is a chess variant invented in 1962 by Robert Abbott.
Normally it would not be possible for the two kings to be adjacent, but here the fl king is unable to move due to the white immobilizer on e4, thus the d5 square is not under attack by fl, and the white king is not moving into check.
The cross that the King wears is said to represent a "cross of accusation" emanating from the square that the King is sitting on, and starting from that point, running through the entire board, and not to be blocked by intervening pieces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baroque_chess   (3857 words)

 Chess Glossary
The King moves two squares to either side, and the Rook toward which it moves is placed on the square the King passed over.
Kings on g1 and g5) are said to be in "distant opposition." Kings in distant opposition can often maneuver to a more simple position of direct opposition but such maneuvering often requires careful calculation.
The King is forced to move because no other means are available to extricate the King from this special type of check by two pieces simultaneously, thus frozen for at least one tempo or move.
www.chess-poster.com /english/glossary.htm   (4359 words)

 Rules of chess - Chess rules for playing chess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Remember, as per the chess rules, the queen is always on her own color while the king is always on the opposite color.
The king is always the tallest piece on the chessboard and the king chess piece will usually have a cross-like object on top.
This chess rule is often overlooked and ignored but you'll impress your opponent and on-watchers with your respect for the tradition of the game of chess.
www.thechessstore.com /category/rulesofchess   (2040 words)

 The King
The two Kings have a special role in a contest, since the object as laid down in the rules (Level-1), is the pursuit and checkmate of the enemy King.
King is usually described as a male sovereign or monarch, who holds by life tenure the chief authority over a country and people.
A King of Misrule was appointed at the royal court and at Cambridge and Oxford.
www.chess-poster.com /english/chesmayne/the_king.htm   (3305 words)

 Philidor position - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the defending king (White in this diagram) is on the queening square of the pawn (or adjacent to it).
Since now Black's king can not move to e3, it is safe to move the rook away to the far end of the board (the defender's seventh or eighth rank).
To sum up the defense: the defender should keep his king in front of the opposing pawn and keep his rook on the third rank until the pawn advances to that rank, then go to the far end of the board (the seventh or eighth rank) and check the king from behind.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philidor_position   (617 words)

 Neutral King Chess
Neutral King Chess is a variant of Orthochess that was invented by V.R. Parton in 1953.
The object is to checkmate the lone King.
Neutral King Chess is described in Pritchard's Encyclopedia of Chess Variants.
www.chessvariants.com /winning.dir/neutral-king.html   (571 words)

 Encyclopedia: King (chess)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess (and in other boardgames of the chaturanga family) in which one players king is under attack and there is no way to meet that threat; it is a check from which there is no escape.
Algebraic chess notation is the method used today by all competition chess organizations and most books, magazines, and newspapers to record and describe the play of chess games.
Chess aficionados, however, were less impressed by the quality of the play.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/King-(chess)   (1560 words)

 Chess without a king? | MetaFilter
Garry Kasparov, ranked the #1 chess player in the world (and who's at least among the top three players all-time) said the 2005 Linares tournament will be his last as a professional player.
Chess has always relied on the greats for their wit and 'charisma' (as much as a chess player can have).
Whether chess is a game or sport is still open to question or interpretation, but it certainly has a physical as well as mental element to it.
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 Monster chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monster chess is a chess variant in which the White has only king and four pawns to fight against all the pieces of the Black side.
The white king can move into check on the first move of the turn.
The goal is to capture the opponent's king.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monster_Chess   (200 words)

 Chess Variant Applets
The king may move to, and only to, any square under attack by his forces and not the opponent's.
The king's pawn is replaced by a unit which mimics the move of any friendly unit on the board.
The king, a secret piece, and a secret pawn are all royal and must be protected.
www.pathguy.com /chess/ChessVar.htm   (2779 words)

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However, King crowns Kasparov “The Greatest” and gives a brief biography of the man who finally, angrily lost a match to the Deep Blue computer team in 1997 after having previously crushed earlier versions of this digital opponent in 1989 and 1996.
King has transcended previous clinical discussions of this challenging board game through friendly instruction complemented by a beautiful presentation that magically brings chess pieces to life.
Chess: From First Moves to Checkmate brings these timeless elements — battle, intelligence, honor — together in an aesthetic presentation guaranteed to instill appreciation in the masses and, quite possibly, to provide inspiration for future chess champions.
www.myplainview.com /unger/reviews/Chess.htm   (847 words)

 King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germanic king for the origins of the word king and for the traditional kings of Germanic countries
King (chess), the most important piece in the game of chess
The King, a Scottish artist who performs in the style of Elvis Presley
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King   (142 words)

 Fit for a king: Chess and children are a winning combination
Though chess has enthralled people for more than 2,000 years, the game is getting special attention locally thanks to the exhibit, ‘‘The Art of Chess'' at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton.
Though chess masters like Bobby Fischer become super stars and thousands of people compete in chess championships, the vast majority play informally with family and friends, sometimes through community recreation or after-school programs like the one in Easton.
Chess also creates bonds between parents and children, since it's one of the few games that both young and old enjoy.
ledger.southofboston.com /articles/2005/04/02/life/life02.txt   (1116 words)

 Giant-King Chess
Double King Chess, although that piece can make a (0,2) leap even when the (0,1) square is occupied.
Tripunch Chess as the Harvester, though for the purposes of this game it is called the Chimera.
King takes up four squares at once and consciously is checked the way Karakus' Giant is captured: a fully four-square attack; whereas Cobra is captured at any of its 4 squares.
www.chessvariants.com /large.dir/giant-king.html   (1035 words)

 US Chess Federation:
Chess is a game for two players, one with the "White" pieces and one with the "Black" pieces.
The main goal of chess is to checkmate your opponent's King.
If a King is not in check, but that player can make no legal move, the position is called a stalemate and the game is scored as a draw, or tie.
www.uschess.org /beginners/letsplay.php   (1086 words)

 Anti-King Chess
FIDE Chess, except for the addition of an Anti-King for each side, the movement of the Pawns, the King's special move, and the initial setup.
The King's initial Knight's leap and the rule that Kings do not attack Anti-King are the sort of fiddly little rules that get added because they improve play.
Kings do not attack Anti-Kings, so an Anti-King next to a hostile King but not attacked by any other piece is not attacked and so in check.
www.chessvariants.com /diffobjective.dir/anti-king-chess.html   (1549 words)

 Amazon.com: The Lord Of The Rings Chess Set: The Fellowship Of The Ring: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
First off, the Lord of the Rings "chess" set is not a really usable chess set, but rather a toy or a piece of furniture, depending on how you treat it.
A true chess set (most typically the STAUNTON design) has clearly identifiable bishops, rooks, etc. If a pawn is not INSTANTLY recognizable as a pawn for instance, it is useless as a chess set for any serious player.
Third, talk of "educational value" is unclear at best: chess per se probably has some educational value (thought this is not as obvious as many believe)If however, the set stimulates your interest in the "Lord of the Rings" that is educational IF you consider studying that series to have educational value.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000067BKT/1668homedecor-20   (1380 words)

 Chess King Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Half chess and half checkers, where you surround the opponent king with 4 pieces, of which at least one of yours.
The king in chess is usually the same word as the...
The ordinary king in Asturian is perr??????i, but the chess king rei...
www.chess-set-net.com /directory/chess-king.html   (580 words)

 Mountain King Chess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You are out if your king is captured, but your pieces remain on the board and may be captured normally.
Enemy pieces cannot land on the king's home square, but they may pass across it when it is empty.
If there are only two kings left, a captured king returns to his home square.
www.pathguy.com /chess/ChessMtK.htm   (125 words)

 ChessAssistance.com Modern Chess Openings King's Indian Defense
A review of Chess Openings 2003 is here.
After two very successful CDs on the Sicilian and French, Convekta decided to turn their attention to an opening that's got a "serious" reputation.
An integrated chess tree that shows statistics from the 52000 game database, along with human evaluations of the opening moves.
www.chessassistance.com /News/KID_Kalinin.html   (985 words)

 Learnthat.com Castling the King - How to Play Chess Online Course   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Or the player moves the king left two spaces and places the rook on the immediate right of the king.
Neither the king nor the rook may have moved during the match.
The king must not be in check on the castling move.
www.learnthat.com /courses/fun/chess/beginrules13.shtml   (220 words)

 Chess openings: King's Knight Opening (C40)
Very often in chess things aren't what they appear to be, and many questions can be answered by simply looking a few more moves ahead.
Besides, this is how advances in chess theory occur = reviewing old openings for new ideas.
: I work with some kids on their chess most Saturdays here at the local library, and a few weeks ago a torched one of their dads who played the Damiano.
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessopening?eco=C40   (1593 words)

 A Kick the King chess problem
The rules of Kick the King Chess are a simplification of the rules that apply to normal chess.
The rules of normal chess apply, except for that the king has no royal protection.
So he may move into check and must even move into check if no other move is possible.
www.chessvariants.com /usualeq.dir/ktkprobl.html   (252 words)

 All the King's Men / Quality Chess Sets for Less
These chess sets are made from wood that is plantation
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of chess tables, chessboards, and chess cases for you
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