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  1. chessman, chess piece(noun)

    any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess


  1. chess piece(Noun)

    Any of the 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess.


  1. Chess piece

    Chess pieces, or chessmen, are the pieces deployed on a chessboard for playing the game of chess. The pieces vary in how they move on the board, giving them different values in the game. For a standard chess game each player starts with: ⁕1 king ⁕1 queen ⁕2 rooks ⁕2 bishops ⁕2 knights ⁕8 pawns One player is referred to as "White" and the other as "Black". To distinguish between the two, the black pieces are darker than the white pieces. Their colors need not be black and white, but will each normally be a uniform color. The Staunton chess set is the standard style for tournament or casual play. There are many chess variants and certain kinds of chess problems that call for non-standard fairy pieces, although these are not popular and the vast majority of games are played with a standard chess set.

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