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"Chess" is similar to "Bromus Secalinus", "Chaturanga", "Xiangqi", "Janggi", and "Shogi".
Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a square checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an 8x8 grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide.
White always moves first. After the initial move, the players alternately move one piece at a time (with the exception of castling, when two pieces are moved). Pieces are moved to either an unoccupied square or one occupied by an opponent's piece, which is captured and removed from play. With the sole exception of en passant, all pieces capture opponent's pieces by moving to the square that the opponent's piece occupies. A player may not make any move that would put or leave his king under attack. If the player to move has no legal moves, the game is over; it is either a checkmate (if the king is under attack) or a stalemate.
Each chess piece has its own style of moving:
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