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Definitions for Chess
tʃɛschess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chess, cheat, Bromus secalinusnoun

    weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat

  2. chess, chess gamenoun

    a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHESSnoun

    A nice and abstruse game, in which two sets of men are moved in opposition to each other.

    Etymology: echec, Fr.

    This game the Persian magi did invent,
    The force of Eastern wisdom to express;
    From thence to busy Europeans sent,
    And styl’d by modern Lombards pensive chess. John Denham.

    So have I seen a king on chess,
    (His rooks and knights withdrawn,
    His queen and bishops in distress)
    Shifting about, grow less and less,
    With here and there a pawn. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Chess

    Chess is a board game between two players. It is sometimes called international chess or Western chess to distinguish it from related games, such as xiangqi (Chinese chess) and shogi (Japanese chess). The current form of the game emerged in Spain and the rest of Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from chaturanga, a similar but much older game of Indian origin. Today, chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide. Chess is an abstract strategy game and involves no hidden information. It is played on a chessboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. At the start, each player controls sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns. The player controlling the white pieces moves first, followed by the player controlling the black pieces. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in "check") and there is no way for it to escape. There are also several ways a game can end in a draw. Organized chess arose in the 19th century. Chess competition today is governed internationally by FIDE (the International Chess Federation). The first universally recognized World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886; Magnus Carlsen is the current World Champion. A huge body of chess theory has developed since the game's inception. Aspects of art are found in chess composition, and chess in its turn influenced Western culture and art, and has connections with other fields such as mathematics, computer science, and psychology. One of the goals of early computer scientists was to create a chess-playing machine. In 1997, Deep Blue became the first computer to beat the reigning World Champion in a match when it defeated Garry Kasparov. Today's chess engines are significantly stronger than the best human players and have deeply influenced the development of chess theory.

ChatGPT

  1. chess

    Chess is a two-player, strategic board game played on a checkerboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. Each player starts the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. The objective is to checkmate the opponent's king, meaning the king is in a position to be captured ('in check') and there is no way for the opponent to remove the threat of capture on the next move. The game is played at various skill levels and can be complex due to the multitude of possible moves and strategies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chessnoun

    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. Chessnoun

    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

  3. Etymology: [OE. ches, F. checs, prop. pl. of chec check. See 1st Check.]

Wikidata

  1. Chess

    Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. Pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces, with the objective to 'checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. In addition to checkmate, the game can be won by the voluntary resignation of the opponent, which typically occurs when too much material is lost, or if checkmate appears unavoidable. A game may also result in a draw in several ways, where neither player wins. The course of the game is divided into three phases: opening, middlegame, and endgame. The first official World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886; the current World Champion is Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. In addition to the World Championship, there are the Women's World Championship, the Junior World Championship, the World Senior Championship, the Correspondence Chess World Championship, the World Computer Chess Championship, and Blitz and Rapid World Championships. The Chess Olympiad is a popular competition among teams from different nations. Online chess has opened amateur and professional competition to a wide and varied group of players. Chess is a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee and international chess competition is sanctioned by the World Chess Federation, which adopted the now-standard Staunton chess set in 1924 for use in all official games. There are also many chess variants, with different rules, different pieces, and different boards.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chess

    ches, n. a game of skill for two persons or parties, played with figures or 'pieces,' which are moved on a chequered board.—n. Chess′-board, the board on which chess is played.—n.pl. Chess′-men, pieces used in chess. [Fr. échecs; It. scacchi; Ger. schach. Orig. from Pers. sháh, a king.]

  2. Chess

    ches, n. one of the parallel planks of a pontoon-bridge—generally in pl.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CHESS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chess is ranked #16481 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chess surname appeared 1,743 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Chess.

    68.2% or 1,190 total occurrences were White.
    27.1% or 473 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 31 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.6% or 29 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chess in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Chess in a Sentence

  1. Kory Puderbaugh:

    My childhood was a rollercoaster, and consistency was sometimes lacking, later on, I had two host families who fed me, clothed me and gave me opportunities to excel at rugby, wrestling, chess -- whatever I wanted to do. They took me in as one of their own.

  2. Team USA member:

    It’s pretty simple in terms of rules, the tough thing is getting the strategy down. It’d be like if you played chess for the very first time, you’re not going to know how to do it if you’re playing someone who does it competitively, you’re going to get crushed.

  3. Garry Kasparov, Baltic Development Forum, Hamburg, September 13, 2004:

    It's more easy to win a chess game in five minutes than it is to talk about Russia's problems in 15 minutes

  4. Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene":

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

  5. Tony Robbins:

    I don't want people to be pawns in someone else's game anymore, I want them to be the chess players.

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