King Safety

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3 Check Chess

3-Check Chess is a variant of traditional chess where the objective is to check the opponent's king three times.

Absolute Pin

An absolute pin is a situation in chess where a piece is attacked by an opposing piece and cannot move because doing so would...

Arabian Mate

The Arabian Mate is a classic checkmate pattern in chess where a knight and a rook cooperate to trap the opposing king. This mating...

Artificial Castling

Artificial castling, also known as manual castling or castling by hand, is a maneuver in chess where the king and the rook are repositioned...

Back-rank Mate

A back-rank mate is a checkmate delivered by attacking a king trapped on its own back rank, typically because the escape squares are blocked...

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...

Bare king

A bare king is a chess term referring to a position where one side has only their king remaining on the board, with no...

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...

Castling Short

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

Epaulette Mate

An epaulette mate is a type of checkmate in chess where the opposing king is surrounded by its own pieces, resembling shoulder pads, making...