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About Chess

Chess is a strategy game played by two people. Millions of people around the world know and play chess. Chess today is a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee and of course it's our favorite game. The intellectual aspect of chess diverts many strategists and mathematicians to the game.

Chess is a great game. All the pieces you can read about on this wiki are: Pawn, Rook, Bishop, Knight, King, Queen, Chancellor, Archbishop. (You can search up the pieces in the search bar)

About WikiChess

WikiChess was started on January 10, 2006, and is a definitive communal resource dedicated to providing information about Chess and its variants. Since this is a wiki, it can easily be edited by anybody. Please use discretion while editing; only add helpful, relevant information, and don't remove any information from our great collection. Although you do not have to be registered in order to edit, it's recommended you do, so you can receive recognition for your work. To create an account, register with Fandom, or just register here if you are not already registered on any Fandom site.

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CNC Lathe - Turning a Chess Rook by Glacern Machine Tools

The rook can move either up and down or side to side; it is very commonly used to give checkmate on the back rank.

Some say, "Ten moves, 8 pieces". If you have moved 8 of your pieces(not pawns) only once by the tenth move then you should be well on your way to getting the rooks into play.

This task requires the development of the bishops: after which everything else can escape the backline.


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Featured Chess Problem

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a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 rl f7 g7 h7
a6 b6 kl c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6
a5 b5 nl c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5
a4 pl b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 pd h4
a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3
a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2
a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 rd
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White mates in 3.