History TabletopGame / Chess

30th May '18 2:48:01 PM smskinner
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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: An interesting variation: God save us from the ''enemy's'' queen, the most powerful and dangerous piece on the board. Taking her head on is usually a death sentence for any piece foolish enough to try. [[note]] Except, possibly, the Knight [[/note]]
19th May '18 6:50:17 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* PressStartToGameOver: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_mate fool's mate]], which puts White into a checkmate in ''two moves''.
27th Apr '18 9:13:25 AM universalperson
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* EpicFail: Losing to [[MeaningfulName Fool's Mate]] or [[IronicName Scholar's Mate]] where you're checkmated in two to four turns. Also, even high level chess players are not immune to [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blunder_(chess) blunders]]

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* EpicFail: Losing to [[MeaningfulName Fool's Mate]] or [[IronicName Scholar's Mate]] where you're checkmated in two to four turns. Also, even high level chess players are not immune to game-losing [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blunder_(chess) blunders]]
27th Apr '18 9:12:40 AM universalperson
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* EpicFail: Losing to [[MeaningfulName Fool's Mate]] or [[IronicName Scholar's Mate]] where you're checkmated in two to four turns. Also, even high level chess players are not immune to [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blunder_(chess) blunders]]
27th Apr '18 9:08:02 AM universalperson
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* BatmanGambit: Obviously happens all the time in Chess as both sides try to bait each other into playing a bad move. A [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swindle_(chess) swindle]] is basically when a player pulls off such a gambit from a losing position.


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* WeWinBecauseYouDidnt: It's often possible to force your opponent to draw from a losing position. High level chess tournaments are won by score or just "best out of X games", which encourages players to try for a draw if they're losing
19th Apr '18 1:53:37 PM bkitu
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** The famous ''smothered mate'' (see illustration) where a single knight attacks a king surrounded by its own "protective" pieces who block out all escape squares, allowing this beautiful (and somewhat embarrassing) checkmate. There are countless other checkmates where the King's only escape(s) are blocked by its own pieces, the most common of which (among relative novices) is that of the King being mated by an opposing Queen or Rook on the back rank because he's hemmed in by the three pawns in front of him.

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** The famous ''smothered mate'' ''Smothered Mate'' (see illustration) where a single knight attacks a king surrounded by its own "protective" pieces who block out all escape squares, allowing this beautiful (and somewhat embarrassing) checkmate. There are countless other checkmate.
** "Back Rank"
checkmates where the King's only escape(s) King is checked by the opponent's Rook or Queen, and its forward escape squares are all blocked by its own pieces, the most common of which (among relative novices) is that of the King being mated by an opposing Queen or Rook on the back rank because he's hemmed in by the three pawns in front of him.or pieces.
30th Mar '18 12:05:08 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/KnightMoves'', in which a grandmaster has to juggle playing for the world championship and catching a SerialKiller at the same time
30th Mar '18 10:20:02 AM jamespolk
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!!Fictional works about chess:

[[AC:Film]]

* ''Film/DangerousMoves'', a thriller about a world chess championship competition
* ''Film/PawnSacrifice'', a Bobby Fischer biopic
* ''Film/QueenOfKatwe'', about a chess prodigy living in dire poverty in South Africa
* ''Film/SearchingForBobbyFischer'', about a chess prodigy trying to balance the game and real life


[[AC:Theatre]]

* ''Theatre/{{Chess}}'', a RockOpera InspiredBy the legendary Fischer-Spassky match
22nd Mar '18 5:51:53 AM BrendanRizzo
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-->-- '''William Ewert Napier''' (1881-1952)

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-->-- '''William Ewert Napier''' (1881-1952)
'''Irving Chernev'''
27th Feb '18 4:27:16 PM bwburke94
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* WarriorMonk: The Bishop is a member of TheChurch, regularly rushing out into the middle of the battle with the other warriors. (Sandbox note: does not fit the "Western version", put it in "other")
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