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Back rank

The back rank refers to the row on a chessboard where the major pieces (rooks and queen) are placed at the beginning of the...

Back-Rank Weakness

A back-rank weakness is a vulnerable situation in chess where a player’s back rank, the row nearest to their side of the board, is...

Castling Long

Castling long, also known as long castling or simply long castle, is a special move in chess that involves both the king and a...

En passant

En passant is a special pawn capture move in chess that allows a pawn to capture an opponent’s pawn immediately after it moves two...

Illegal Move

An illegal move in chess is a play that violates the game’s rules. Making such a move can result in penalties in formal games,...

J’adoube

J’adoube is a French term used in chess to indicate that a player intends to adjust the position of a piece on the board...

Long Castling

Long castling, also known as queenside castling, is a defensive chess move that involves moving the king two squares towards the rook on the...

Rook

The rook is one of the most powerful pieces in chess, moving in straight lines along any row or column of the board. It...