Chess Wiki

Welcome to the Chess Wiki
The wiki about the legendary game of Chess!

About Chess

Chess is a strategy board game played by two people. Chess is played on a chessboard with 64 squares (eight-by-eight grid). Each player gets 16 pieces which all have different movement abilities within the game: one king, one queen, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. The objective of the game is to checkmate your opponents king, which happens when the king is under attack (check) and there is no way to escape it. 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.

The Chess Wiki was started on January 10th 2006 and is a definitive communal resource dedicated to providing information about the legendary game of Chess.

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