HyperDic: chess_game

English > 1 sense of the expression chess game:
NOUNactchess game, chessa board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
English > chess game: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king.
Category ofbishop(chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
black(board games) the darker pieces
castle, rook(chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
castleMove the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
check(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
checkplace into check
checkmate, mateplace an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game / game / game
counterattack, counterplay(chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
developMove into a strategically more advantageous position
developMove one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
developmentA state in which things are improving
en passant(chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed
exchange(chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
exchange(chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop
forkplace under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
king(chess) the weakest but the most important piece
knight, horseA chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse
openmake the opening move
opening, chess openingA recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game / game / game of chess
pawn(chess) the least powerful piece
pinimmobilize a piece
promotechange a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent
queen(chess) the most powerful piece
queenBecome a queen
stalematesubject / subject to a stalemate / stalemate
white(board games) the lighter pieces
Partscheckerboard, checker boardA board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
chess moveThe act of moving a chess piece
NarrowershogiA form of chess played on a board of 81 squares
Broaderboard gameA game played on a specially designed board
Catalanescac, escacs

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