Introduction to Chess

Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an 8x8 grid. Each player begins the game with sixteen pieces: One king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns.

Pieces move in different ways according to their type, and accordingly are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in "check") and there is no way to move or defend it.

Chess at the SportAccord World Mind Games 2014

The Chess events at the SportAccord World Mind Games 2014 are under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

32 players, 16 men and 16 women, will compete for the medals.

The disciplines on the programme will be for both men and women Rapid, Blitz, Basque System.

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