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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

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Emo Philips

I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Soren Kierkegaard

These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess.
Kobe Bryant

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
Woody Allen

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
Richard Dawkins
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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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