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Chess is a two-player, abstract strategy board game that represents medieval warfare on an 8x8 board with alternating light and dark squares. Opposing pieces, traditionally designated White and Black, are initially lined up on either side. Each type of piece has a unique form of movement and capturing occurs when a piece, via its movement, occupies the square of an opposing piece. Players take turns moving one of their pieces in an attempt to capture, attack, defend, or develop their positions. Chess games can end in checkmate, resignation, or one of several types of draws. Chess is one of the most popular games in the world, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. Between two highly skilled players, chess can be a beautiful thing to watch, and a game can provide great entertainment even for novices. There is also a large literature of books and periodicals about chess, typicially featuring games and commentary by chess masters.

The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from a similar, much older game of Indian origin. The tradition of organized competitive chess began in the 16th century. The first official World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886. The current World Champion is Magnus Carlsen, Norway. Chess is also a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee.

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  • Chess Games - Semi-Standard Variants, 3-Player Variants, 4-Player Variants, International Chess Games, Shogi, 3D Chess Variants, Oddities, & Books

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  • Chessboard
  • 16 "Black" Pieces
  • 16 "White" Pieces

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Star Wars Chess
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Hasbro Star Wars edition
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Product Code: B2345
Size: 15.50 x 10.50 x 2.50 inches
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NESTORGAMES edition 2012
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LEGO Kingdoms edition
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Product Code: 853373
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Patch Products Take 'N' Play Anywhere edition 2010
Publisher: PlayMonster
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Product Code: 672
Size: 6.75 x 6.75 x 0.90 inches
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2 Chess - Pawn Prince
Bring a new piece to the game of Chess. Acting as the vanguard of play, the Pawn Prince cannot be captured from the front, but needs supporting pieces near it to move. Rules are on half a page, picture gameplay examples on a page-and-a-half. Please pass along any thoughts on your plays!
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2015-10-08
1 FAIRY CHESS: The Chess Variant Construction Kit. (v 2.2)
FAIRY CHESS: The Chess Variant Construction Kit. (v 2.2) Chessmen can be selected from "markers" along with the "playing piece trays." This is to insure that one does not run out of chessmen. Orthodox men can be changed into fairy men by selecting "rotate object" Rotating the chessmen is also useful in the playing of variants designed for more than 2 persons. The chessboard has been included as a "marker" so that users may use more than one board or overlap multiple boards to create chessboards larger than 8x8. There are also board masking tiles for further cusomization. CyberBoard is required for use of these files. The CyberBoard program is available at the link below. http://cyberboard.brainiac.com/
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2015-09-07
4 Chess scoresheet PDF
75-move scoresheet. Two diagrams.
English
2015-07-26
1 Chess Vietnamese
Chess Vietnamese
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2015-02-18
4 Algebraic Notation Cheat Sheet
A one-page, printable reference for algebraic notation in Chess. There is an online version at: http://www.cheatography.com/davechild/cheat-sheets/chess-algebraic-notation/
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2015-01-07
2 Chice (chess with dice)
This chess variant gives each piece a polyhedral dice -- when two pieces fight they roll their dice to see who wins. (It plays in 10-20 minutes.)
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2014-09-09
3 CyberBoard Chess v. 1.0 by Jim Wickson (General Snafu)
This CyberBoard gamebox can be used for pbem, following games and solving compositions seen in print or on the web, and also for creating chess diagrams. CyberBoard is required for use of these files. The CyberBoard program is available at the link below. http://cyberboard.brainiac.com/
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2014-08-10
4 Patent file for convertible Chess/Checkers pieces
Patent information in PDF from the U.S. Patent Office, via pat2pdf.org, of Pat. #US2196861, dated Apr. 9, 1940, by Paul R. Gruber for convertible Chess/Checkers pieces.
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2014-01-13
2 Chess score sheet for club chess or tournament play
I wanted a score sheet to record games played at the club, with room to record important positions during analysis after the game. The vast majority of club games end within 90 moves. The result of the game can be highlighted or circled on the front of the score sheet below move 48. Print several copies, then return the stack for backside printing, then trim with a rotary trimmer and cut down the center (if your printer handles duplex be sure to flip the second page for landscape).
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2012-03-06
3 WW I Battlefield Chess
Print and play: WW I themed chess set.
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2011-09-12
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