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chess

Chess is a game that's played on a checked board by two players. The goal in chess is to put your opponent's king piece in a position from which it can't escape.

A game of chess begins with sixteen black pieces on one side of the board, opposite sixteen white pieces. Each piece can perform a different movement, and each turn involves a player moving a piece in an attempt to attack and remove her opponent's pieces, and to trap the opposing king. Really good chess players learn a lot of strategy and might even compete professionally. Chess comes from the Old French esches, "chessmen," and also "checks."

Definitions of chess
  1. noun
    a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
    synonyms: chess game
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    types:
    shogi
    a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces
    type of:
    board game
    a game played on a specially designed board
  2. noun
    weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    synonyms: Bromus secalinus, cheat
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    type of:
    brome, bromegrass
    any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus; native to temperate regions
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