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50-move rule

The 50-move rule is a chess regulation stating that a player can claim a draw if no capture has been made and no pawn...

75-move rule

The 75-move rule is a regulation in chess that states if no capture has been made and no pawn has been moved in the...

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 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...

Dead Position

A dead position in chess refers to a state where no player can win the game, leading to a draw. This situation arises when...

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...

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...

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,...