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The History of Chess Bishops (And Why They Have a Cut on Top)

Chess pieces come in many intricate designs. But it’s easy to recognize a traditional chess set because of the particular stylization of the pieces. The bishop, in particular, is an interesting piece, both symbolically and in terms of its design. The bishop represents the Church, so there’s a lot of complex symbolism wrapped up in …

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What is Decoy Chess?

What Is a Decoy in Chess? When you’re learning to play chess, one of the moves you’ll run across is the decoy. Which is sometimes confused with another technique called deflection. In this article, we’ll concentrate on decoying but also let you know some of the differences between that and deflection. Essentially, a decoy is …

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