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 CHESS

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Chess is a board game for two people. Each person has an army of sixteen pieces, each piece moves in a way peculiar to itself. The object of the game is to trap your opponents King, checkmate.

Popularity
Chess has been a popular game across the world for generations.

Age
Played by male and females of all ages, Competitions are played according to both age and to experience. Many people play for the pure satisfaction and never enter a official competition.

Ability
Chess is an intellectually challenging game, A player must not only learn the moves of all the pieces, they must be able to anticipate their opponents future moves, while planning there own moves in several moves time. A game of tactics.

Description
Chess is played on a chequered board divided into 64 squares marked alternately light and dark. Players sit opposing each other with a white square at the lower right hand corner to them, white always starts. The object of the game is to attack the opponents King, in a way that he cannot escape, this is called checkmate and wins the game. Any move that attacks the king is called check and he must escape immediately. Each player has 16 pieces 1 king 1 queen 2 rooks 2 knights 2 bishops and 8 pawns

Dedication
Chess is a game that needs regular practice if you want to progress. the studying of tactics is one way, combined with playing against players better than yourself.

Potential
There are many tournaments at all levels, across the country and internationally that can be entered. Although to be world champion has to be the ultimate dream, unfortunately a dream it will remain for most people.

Closely Related Activities
Xianqi 1035, Shogi 1036, Chaturanga 1037, Makruk 1038.

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