When one piece threatens 2 opposing pieces at once
A special move to protect the king where 2 pieces may be moved at once
This special rule deals with a pawn that moves 2 spaces on its first move past a threatening opponent
This piece moves diagonally
_____pawn is the best pawn structure because no opposing pawns can block it from pawn promotion
A chess game ending in a tie because the king has no legal moves but is not in check
The most powerful piece on the board
_________ Pawn is a pawn structure in which one pawn is not defended by any others
A Pawn _____ is a type of pawn structure in which the pawns form a diagonal with each one defending another
When a less valuable piece is trapped because moving it would expose a more valuable piece
This piece is moved to the other side of the king during castling
This is said when threatening an opponent's king
When a king is in this the game is over
There are this many squares on a chess board
Moves that break the rules of chess are called
Pawn _______ occurs when the lowest ranking piece reaches the end of the board and can turn into any higher ranking piece
Opposite of a pin
The most important piece on the board
Chess______ is the way we tell where pieces are located using numbers and letters like D4 or H7
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
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Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
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