NEW: Chess Glossary With 50+ Chess Terms Is Live
Chess Terms are now live!

NEW: Chess Glossary With 50+ Chess Terms Is Live‎

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Chess.com is pleased to announce that our Chess Terms project is now live! You can find the first wave of more than 50 chess terms at Chess.com/terms. We plan on expanding this glossary of terms frequently, so keep an eye on the Chess.com/terms page.

Chess Terms serve as a glossary or index of chess-related rules, ideas, concepts, checkmates, tactics, and much more that are designed to help and teach all Chess.com users. With Chess Terms we hope Chess.com continues to serve you as the number-one hub for chess in the world. 


What Is A Chess Term? 

Chess terms are short articles that cover specific topics. They have explanations, diagrams, tests, and even links to video lessons. They can be used as active learning/teaching material (for students or coaches) or as a reference for a multitude of topics. At launch, there are more than 50 chess terms for you to peruse, and we are adding more all of the time.

Chess.com Chess Term Bishop
Chess Term example for the bishop.

Who Are Chess Terms For?

Our aim is to create an index of chess terms that are helpful to all Chess.com members, regardless of skill level or experience. If you are just starting, check out our chess terms that cover the basics such as:

If you are teaching a beginner, you can take a look at basic rules like:

If you are an advanced beginner, you can brush up on advanced rules like:

If you are an intermediate or advanced player, don't worry—we also have you covered! Learn about more advanced tactical concepts like:

Did you just run out of time with a king and queen versus a lone king because you couldn't remember the checkmating pattern? Check out the "Checkmating With a King and Queen" chess term article.

In this first wave of chess terms, we have also included information about chess variants. Are you curious about Chess960 or Crazyhouse? Read the chess terms now.

How To Find Chess Terms

You can find all of the chess terms at Chess.com/terms. If you are looking for specific terms, they are listed alphabetically. Soon you will also see a menu option under "More."

Chess.com Chess Terms
Find all of the Chess Terms at Chess.com/terms.

We hope you enjoy this new addition to Chess.com! If you have any questions, comments, or chess terms that you'd like to see, please let us know in the comments below.

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