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Chess Board Games – A Brief Explanation

Chess Board Games – A Brief Explanation

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world’s most popular games.

Each player begins with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. Pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent’s pieces, with the objective to ‘checkmate’ the opponent’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat.

As well as checkmate, the game can be won by voluntary resignation by the opponent, which typically occurs when too many pieces have been lost, or if checkmate is unavoidable. A game may also result in a draw in several ways.

So in summary, Chess is a board game of strategic skill for two players, played on a chequered board on which each playing piece is moved according to precise rules. The object is to put the opponent’s king under a direct attack from which escape is impossible.

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