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Chess is a very old boardgame. It was designed by the Persians, who at the time played it on a circular board. The tools used are chess pieces. They come in six flavours: a King, a Queen, a Pawn, a Rook (or Castle), a Knight (or Horse) and a Bishop. The goal of the game is to put the opposing king in a checkmate position, which is when he is in check, and can't do anything to get out of that check.

Pieces have received a point value to indicate how much worth they generally have compared to each other.

  • A pawn is worth 1 point
  • A knight is worth 3 points
  • A bishop is worth 3 points as well, which makes trading a knight for a bishop an acceptable trade for both players
  • A rook is worth 5 points
  • A queen is worth 9 points
  • A king doesn't have a point value assigned to him, as he is the most useless, but also the most important piece on the board

Mate in two, black to make a move

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