A board game of strategic skill for two players, played on a chequered board on which each playing piece is moved according to precise rules. The object is to put the opponent’s king under a direct attack from which escape is impossible (checkmate).
More example sentences
- This gives it a unique character, more akin to a board game such as chess than to a normal card game.
- The newspaper is particularly useful for those players who want to make progress in chess.
- The first rule of chess is that the board is to be positioned so that a white square is in the right-hand corner.
Middle English: from Old French esches, plural of eschec 'a check' (see check1).
Definition of chess in:
- The US English dictionary