# Chessboard

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A chessboard is the type of board game used in the game chess, over which the chess pawns (pieces) are laid.wikipedia

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### Chess

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A chessboard is the type of board game used in the game chess, over which the chess pawns (pieces) are laid.

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

### Algebraic notation (chess)

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Each subdivision of the board is called a square and receives a unique identification to be used in chess notation, which may be descriptive, algebraic, or numeric.

It is based on a system of coordinates to uniquely identify each square on the chessboard.

### Chess notation

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Each subdivision of the board is called a square and receives a unique identification to be used in chess notation, which may be descriptive, algebraic, or numeric.

Chess notations are various systems that have developed to record either the moves made in a game of chess or the position of pieces on a chessboard.

### ICCF numeric notation

**language-independent chess notationnumeric**

Each subdivision of the board is called a square and receives a unique identification to be used in chess notation, which may be descriptive, algebraic, or numeric.

In brief, each square of the chessboard has a two-digit designation.

### Three-dimensional chess

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More recently, some varieties have employed three-dimensional boards, in which the third dimension is usually another two-dimensional board.

Three-dimensional chess (or 3D chess) is any chess variant that uses multiple boards representing different levels, allowing the chess pieces to move in three physical dimensions.

### Tamerlane chess

**Shatranj Kamil**

One of the variants of the time, Tamerlane chess, had eleven columns by ten rows and two extra squares to the right side of the second row of the player, called citadels, which held a special function in the game.

A Tamerlane chessboard is made up of 110 uncheckered squares arranged in a 10×11 pattern ("camp").

### Queen (chess)

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This change proved particularly useful for diagonal movements, now highlighted by the continuous sequence of same-coloured squares in the diagonals, facilitating the movement of the recently-added Bishop and Queen.

The white queen starts on d1, while the black queen starts on d8. With the chessboard oriented correctly, the white queen starts on a white square and the black queen starts on a black square—thus the mnemonics "queen gets her color", "queen on [her] [own] color", or "the dress [queen piece] matches the shoes [square]" (Latin: servat rēgīna colōrem).

### Ashtapada

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The first known version of chess appeared around the 6th century in India and was called Chaturanga, played on a board of the game Ashtapada.

Like a chess board, the Ashtāpada board is divided into an eight-by-eight grid of squares, although they are all the same color.

### Hexagonal chess

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Another exotic format is used in hexagonal chess, which utilises a hexagonal board with three different colours for its 91 squares.

Since each hexagonal cell not on a board edge has six neighbor cells, there is increased mobility for pieces compared to a standard orthogonal chessboard.

### Bughouse chess

**Bughousechess variant with the same nameexchange chess**

Bughouse chess, for example, is played by four players disputing two simultaneous matches in separate boards.

Bughouse chess (also known as exchange chess, Siamese chess, tandem chess, transfer chess, double bughouse, cross chess, swap chess or simply bughouse or bug) is a popular chess variant played on two chessboards by four players in teams of two.

### Grand Chess

Other sizes, with ten rows and ten columns, are used in Omega Chess and Grand Chess.

It is played on a 10×10 board, with each side having two additional pawns and two new pieces: the marshal and the cardinal.

### Draughts

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In the 10th century, chess arrived in Europe and the board acquired its characteristic recognisable chequered pattern used at the time in Draughts, which had a smaller 5x5 board.

In about 1100, probably in the south of France, the game of Alquerque was adapted using backgammon pieces on a chessboard.

### Chess piece

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In 1250 a sermon called Quaedam moralitas de scaccario per Innocentium papum (The Innocent Morality) showed the world as being represented by a chessboard, with the white and black squares representing the two conditions of life and death or praise and censure over which the pieces, representing humanity, would confront each other in the adversities of the game, symbolising life.

A chess piece, or chessman, is any of the six different movable objects used on a chessboard to play the game of chess.

### Alice Chess

Alice Chess is a popular variant which, although can be played in a single chessboard, is usually played in two to facilitate the movement of pieces between the boards.

Alice Chess is a chess variant invented in 1953 by V. R. Parton which employs two chessboards rather than one, and a slight (but significant) alteration to the standard rules of chess.

### Board representation (chess)

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Board representation (chess)

In computer chess, software developers must choose a data structure to represent chess positions on the chessboard.

### Rules of chess

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Rules of chess

Chess is a two-player board game utilizing a chessboard and sixteen pieces of six types for each player.

### White and Black in chess

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White and Black in chess

The 64 squares of the chessboard, which is colored in a checkered pattern, are likewise referred to as "white squares" or "light squares" on the one hand, and "black squares" or "dark squares" on the other.

### Chess set

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Chess set

A chess set has thirty-two chess pieces in two colours and a chessboard used to play chess.

### Angel problem

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Examples include the wheat and chessboard problem, the mutilated chessboard problem, and the angel problem.

It is played on an infinite chessboard (or equivalently the points of a 2D lattice).

### Pietro Carrera

**Carrera**

In 1617, Pietro Carrera proposed a variant that received his name, Carrera's Chess, with a 10x8 board, later used in other variants such as Capablanca Chess and Gothic Chess.

Carrera is also remembered as the inventor of chess variant (Carrera's chess) on an 8x10 chessboard, in which there were added two new pieces called the "Champion" (a combination of the moves of the tower (rook) and the knight) and "Centaurus" (a combination of the bishop and the knight); these innovations had more fame than the ones made by Piacenza and Marinelli.

### Mutilated chessboard problem

Examples include the wheat and chessboard problem, the mutilated chessboard problem, and the angel problem.

Suppose a standard 8×8 chessboard has two diagonally opposite corners removed, leaving 62 squares.

### Board game

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A chessboard is the type of board game used in the game chess, over which the chess pawns (pieces) are laid.

### Game

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A chessboard is the type of board game used in the game chess, over which the chess pawns (pieces) are laid.

### Buff (colour)

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Traditionally wooden boards are used of naturally derived light and dark brown woods, while plastic and vinyl boards often use Black or Brown for the dark squares and shades such as buff or cream for the light squares.

### Cream (colour)

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Traditionally wooden boards are used of naturally derived light and dark brown woods, while plastic and vinyl boards often use Black or Brown for the dark squares and shades such as buff or cream for the light squares.