Chess is a strategic board game played between two opponents on an 8×8 grid called a chessboard.

Each player controls 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns.

The objective is to checkmate the opponent’s king, meaning the king is in a position to be captured (“in check”) and there is no legal move to escape.

Each type of piece moves in unique ways, and players must use tactical and strategic planning to outmaneuver their opponent.

The game involves deep calculation, pattern recognition, and foresight, making it a profound test of intellect and skill.

Chess has a rich history, originating in India over a millennium ago, and has evolved into a globally revered pastime with numerous tournaments, including the prestigious World Chess Championship, and a vibrant online community.