Word of the Week

j'adoube /ZHaˈdo͞ob/

posted May 19, 2015, 11:14 PM by Eddie Wyckoff

French for "I adjust," this term is internationally accepted in chess tournaments as a declaration to adjust pieces.  Without stating intent, touch move is in force (when you touch a piece, you must move it).

Zwischenzug [ˈtsvɪʃənˌtsuːk]

posted Jul 3, 2014, 12:10 AM by Eddie Wyckoff

(n) - an advantageous in-between move which demands a response before an expected move (e.g. a move which causes check before a recapture).

Fianchetto /ˌfēənˈCHetō,-ˈketō/

posted Jun 6, 2014, 5:48 PM by Eddie Wyckoff   [ updated Jun 6, 2014, 5:51 PM ]

(noun and verb) the development of a bishop on the long diagonal, specifically on g2, b2, g7, and b7 for each corresponding bishop.

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