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The Intriguing Game of Chess

Pragya Singh
Chess seems to be a fascinating and tough game. Check your knowledge about this ancient game through this questionnaire.
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The Queen is worth 9 points in Chess. The king has no points to it.
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The eight pawns plus the two knights are the only pieces that can move on your first play.
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Checkmate is placing opponent’s king in ‘check’, with no legal move left to remove it. The word “checkmate” derives from Persian phrase “Shah Met” meaning “the King is Dead”.
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Carlsen became World Chess Champion in 2013 by defeating Viswanathan Anand.
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If your queen is black, she starts on a black square. If your king is black, he starts on the white square.
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Parimarjan Negi was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2010 by the Government of India.
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The knight may move two squares vertically and one square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically (both forming the L shape). While moving, the knight can jump over pieces to reach its destination.
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Each player starts the game with one queen, placed in the middle of the first rank next to the king.
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The King and the Rook move towards each other and swap places.
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Promotion requires a pawn that reaches eighth rank to be replaced by the player's choice of a bishop, knight, rook, or queen of the same color. Promotion to queen is called queening.
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The rules of chess provide that when a stalemate occurs, the game ends as a draw.
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Queen is the most powerful piece. On the other hand, the king, that has more value because if you lose the king you lose the game, has relatively much less power.
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The World Chess Championship held in 1886 was the first official World Chess Championship match contested by Wilhelm Steinitz and Johannes Zukertort.
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The bishop stands close to king and queen as it represents the church which many royal courts held near to their hearts. This is also considered the third most powerful piece of the chess board.
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Wilhelm Steinitz extensively analyzed various double king-pawn openings in his book The Modern Chess Instructor, published in 1889 and 1895.
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