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Definition of Chess

Chess

  1. A game played on a chessboard, by two persons, with two differently colored sets of men, sixteen in each set. Each player has a king, a queen, two bishops, two knights, two castles or rooks, and eight pawns.
  2. A species of brome grass (Bromus secalinus) which is a troublesome weed in wheat fields, and is often erroneously regarded as degenerate or changed wheat; it bears a very slight resemblance to oats, and if reaped and ground up with wheat, so as to be used for food, is said to produce narcotic effects; -- called also cheat and Willard's bromus.

Chess Quotations

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.
Terry Pratchett

You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.
Stanley Kubrick

Life is not always like chess. Just because you have the king surrounded, don't think he is not capable of hurting you.
Ron Livingston

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
Charles Buxton

I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
Vladimir Kramnik
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Chess Translations

chess in Afrikaans is skaak
chess in Dutch is schaakspel, schaak
chess in German is Schach
chess in Italian is scacco
chess in Norwegian is sjakk
chess in Spanish is ajedrez, ajedrez
chess in Swedish is schack
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