chess terms every chessmonster should know

PAWNS

  • Backwards pawn
  • Doubled pawn
  • Isolated pawn
  • Passed pawn
  • Pawn center
  • Pawn Island
  • Pawn lever
  • Pawn kick
  • blockaded pawn
  • Alfred the pawn
  • Pawn storm
  • Pawn chain
  • Promotion
  • Pawn storm

ROOKS

  • Files
  • Open files
  • Half open files
  • 7th Rank
  • An Exchange (up or down)

BISHOPS

 

KNIGHTS

  • Outpost
  • Smothered mate
  • Knight Fork
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KINGS

Other Stuff

  • Tempo
  • Closed position
  • Open position
  • Zugzwang
  • Equalize
  • Castling
  • 3-fold Repetition
  • Notation
  • Hanging piece

WEAPONS

Sacrifice plays

  • Gambit
  • King’s Gambit
  • Queen’s Gambit
  • Consolidate
  • Compensation

 

 

 

 

 
   
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