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- WAITING MOVE look up translate image
- Any non-threatening Chess move that attempts to gain the advantage because one's opponent now must move.
- WCC look up translate image
- The World Chess Council. During the opening ceremony at Linares, organizer Luis Rentero and Kasparov announced the creation of the World Chess Council (WCC). The two men proposed to sponsor a 10 game match between Kramnik and Anand in Cazorla, Spain, beginning on 20 May.
- WEAK SQUARE look up translate image
- An important square which cannot be easily defended.
- WEAKNESS look up translate image
- Any Pawn or square that is attackable and therefore hard to defend. A flaw in a position. An isolated or blockaded Pawn, lack of space, bad Bishop, or any other positional flaw that increases losing chances are examples of weaknesses.
A pawn or square that is difficult to defend.
- WGM look up translate image
- International Woman Grandmaster.
- WHISPER look up translate image
- A comment about a Chess game not intended for the players. A command commonly used by spectators to comment on a Chess game played on the Internet via remote computers.
- WIENER SCHACHZEITUNG look up translate image
- Austrian Chess periodical published from 1898-1916, 1923-38, and 1948-9.
- WILD look up translate image
- Extremely unclear position or move, with almost unfathomable complications.
- WIN look up translate image
- A common result in a game of Chess when the winning side checkmates or accepts the resignation before checkmate of his opponent. A win may result when a player makes the second to the last mistake or blunder.
- WINNING CHANCES look up translate image
- The probability in any complex and roughly equal position that one side may successfully win a game of Chess with alert play. Such an estimate is based on an understanding of sometimes subtle criteria such as board position, player skills, time pressure, and strategy both on the board and off. Usually, winning, losing, and drawing chances are judged as either good or poor. If a position is sufficiently unclear that either side may win, lose, or draw, then that position is estimated to give both sides equal chances.
- WINNING MOVE look up translate image
- A move which creates a position in which the player can or does win.
- WINNING POSITION look up translate image
- Any Chess game position from which a player must win with accurate play. Many complex winning positions may still offer losing or drawing chances with alert play by one's opponent. It is unknown whether the starting position is also a winning position.
- WINNING THE EXCHANGE look up translate image
- Giving up a Knight or a Bishop for a Rook.
- WOODPUSHER look up translate image
- Derogatory term for a player who shows no understanding for Chess but rather appears to simply push his pieces around the board.
- WURZBURG-PLACHUTTA look up translate image
- Mutual interference between two like-moving black pieces on different lines; essentially a pair of Holzhausen interferences where piece A interferes with pieces B in one variation, and piece B interferes with piece A in another. If the interference is brought about by a white sacrifice on the critical square, it is a Plachutta.
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