Definition of half-move in English:

half-move

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noun

Chess
  • A move made by one player (especially in the context of the analysis of play made by a chess-playing computer program).
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    • Change its thinking depth to one or two ply (half-moves) or only a few seconds (Menu ‘Play’ ‘Set up Game Details’ use ‘Different Time Controls’ and set them to a low value).
    • In other words, there is no sense looking 10 ply (half-moves) down a line where the 3rd or 4th reply is implausible instead of considering either.

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