Chess Strategy Games Terms Part 3
Strategy Games Terms is part 3 of chess gamerisms. Chess players,
veteran and new players alike, will likely agree that this skill game
belongs in the strategy games category.
Chess Strategy Games Terms: E - F
Chess Strategy Games Terms: G - I
- En Passant:
is when a pawn has advanced to the fifth
square, and the opposite
player pushes a pawn two squares forward as his first move, the other
pawn has the privilege of capturing him in passing. In other words, the
pawn that has passed over the square guarded by the advancing pawn is
liable to be captured just as if it has moved only one square. Or it
may be allowed to remain, at the option of the other player. A pawn is
the only piece that can use this move.
- En Prise:
a piece attacked by another is said to be en
prise or in danger of being taken.
- Escape Square:
available square that avoids an attack.
- Flank or the
Wing: refers to the queenside or kingside.
- Forced Move:
when a player can only make one single move.
loss of the game due to running out the clock or
placement strategy preventing the opposing player
Chess Strategy Games Terms: J - L
Move: is a term derived from the Italian used when a piece
or pawn is
purposely abandoned by the player who has the first move. There are
various kinds of Gambits, like the Kings Gambit. The pawn sacrificed is
called the Gambit Pawn.
next to World Champion, the highest title/goal
for a chess player.
Piece/Major Piece: rook or queen.
to bring a piece between your King, when in check, and the attacking
piece. Additionally, this term is used when you cover your opponents
attack on any other piece with one of your own.
- Isolated Pawn:
a pawn standing alone without the protection
of another pawn or piece.
Chess Strategy Games Terms: M - P
term used when a player touches a piece or pawn
without the intention of moving it. It means, 'I adjust or replace.'
move by pawn to attack an opponent’s piece with the
goal of forcing a move.
beginning lineup of game where kings are at side
of the board.
opening for a bishop, rook or queen to control
squares by a move.
Chess Strategy Games Terms: Q - S
term used for a chess piece other than a pawn.
abbreviation for checkmate.
- Mating Attack:
goal is to checkmate the opponent’s king.
Exchange: a bishop in exchange for a knight.
- Minor Pieces:
the Bishop or Knight.
Pawn: is when a pawn has advanced to the opposite edge or
square of the
chessboard and can then be exchanged for all other pieces, except a
- Passive or
Inactive Piece: moves/controls only limited
number of squares.
to be in the position of exposing a high value piece
by moving another chess piece.
- Poisoned Pawn:
so named because this unprotected chess
piece, if captured, could result in the loss of the game.
pawn advancement resulting in a bishop, rook,
knight or queen conversion.
Passed Pawn: occurs when this piece is support by
a second pawn.
pawn moved forward.
Chess Strategy Games Terms: T - Z
- Queening a
Pawn: is when a passed pawn is usually exchanged
for a Queen.
beginning lineup of game where queens are at
side of the board.
- Quiet Move:
neither attacks or captures an opponent’s chess
and File: as the pieces stand on the board at the start of
They are in two ranks, the horizontal rows of squares are called Ranks,
and the vertical squares Files.
lose the game or ‘throw in the towel.’
- Royal Fork:
between king and queen.
attack on a high value piece forcing a move to escape capture, thereby
providing an opening to a lesser piece that may be taken.
Mate: a term employed when the King is surrounded by his
own men and he
cannot escape the attack of the adverse Knight.
number of squares controlled by a player. The player
with the most squares is defined as possessing a spatial advantage.
position of the King in which, though not in check, he cannot move
without going into check. Stalemate is a drawn game. However,
that stalemate is not affected while the player attacked has any other
piece or pawn to move in a chess game.
Chess Strategy Games Terms, go to part 4 Chess Attack Strategy
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- Top board:
player chosen to go up against the best opposing
Piece Rule: occurs when a player touches a piece and in
turn must move
that specific chess piece. Also, should a player touch an opponent's
piece, he/she is required to capture it if possible.
- Trap or
Swindle: the act of luring an opponent to play a
- Weak Square:
is not easily defended by an attack.
- Winning the
Exchange: when you take a Queen for a Rook, etc.
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