Chess is a two-player board game. Pieces attack and capture the opponent's pieces. The game objective is to 'checkmate' the opponent's king (eg., placing it under an inescapable threat of capture). There are many chess variants with different rules, different pieces, and different boards.


- square checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid

Sixteen pieces (each side):
- one king,
- one queen,
- two rooks,
- two knights,
- two bishops, and
- eight pawns.
Each piece type moves differently.

Game phases
1 - "The opening" (with the development of pieces)
2 - "The middlegame";
3 - "The endgame" (eg., characterized queens capture)


Winning states
- checkmate
- voluntary resignation of one's opponent
- checkmate appears unavoidable
Draw States (neither player wins)

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