an attempt to put order in chess
Chess is a strange game. It varies our emotions, brain activity, social life. This dictionary tries to give in depth definitions of terms such as blunder, exchange, dragon, opening, lag, ect. with the pure goal to provide the Chessdom readers with a deeper understanding of chess. If you want to contribute to the dictionary please send us your definitions
Blitz Chess – A variation of chess that makes you 1 year older for each game you play
Blunder – The most usual move in chess games
Bullet Chess – A variation of chess that allows the winner to shoot the loser
Capablanca – A white, long coat used by Cubans
Dragon – Slang for a confuse game of chess, where no player has idea of what’s happening.
En Passant – Well, en passant means ahh, hmmm, err…, hmmm
Exchange – Answer to “How did I end piece down?”
Fianchetto – A chess move that reveals you didn’t know where to place your Bishop
Game History – A record of your games that shows how pathetic you are
Gambit – Excuse for a blunder
GM – You say that in the morning, stands for “good morning”
IM – A typo for “I am”
Internet Chess – Excellent opportunity to make 12 new friends and 8650 enemies that want to eat you alive
Knight – That piece you call “horsy”
Lag – The space of time between your move and the instant your opponent starts insulting you.
Lucky – If you win a game, that’s what your opponent will call you
Opening – First moves of a chess game, also known as “the moments when my loss was designed”
Russian Players – Some guys that will beat you at chess
Fischer Random – How to open with Nimzo Indian?
The Touch-Move rule – if a player attempts to molest their opponent they must immediately move out of the playing area
Sicilian Defense – Involves forcing your opponent to hand over their king via death threat from the Sicilian Mafia
King’s Gambit – Gambits the king. Generally regarded as a poor strategy