Chess Terminology

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Chess variant where the pieces start on randomized squares, named for a 20th century American
A pawn moves 2 squares forward, next to an opposing pawn. On the next move, the opposing pawn can capture in this 2-word method
The Sicilian, or Ruy Lopez, as examples
File format used to easily distribute chess notation electronically
The part of the game where few pieces remain, and the final stage
A pawn without friendly pawns on either adjacent file is known as this
Highest title that can be given to a player
Older form of notation, formatted P-K4
Most common type of notation, formatted Nf3
Method of bishop development on the flank
The only standard chess set, named for a 19th century English master
Two moves in one, involving king and rook
Two word term used to refer to bishops and knights collectively
Tactic where one piece, usually a knight, attacks two pieces at once
Tactic where a less valuable piece can't move without exposing a more valuable piece
When a king is attacked but can escape
Governing body of international chess (4 letter acronym, from the French)
Numbers used to compare individual performance in competition
Term for two pawns of the same color on the same file
When a king is attacked but can not escape
When neither side wins
Name for a chess game played with limited time controls (an hour or less)
When a king is not attacked, but the side to move can't legally do so
When a pawn reaches the last rank, this happens.

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