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The Truth About Checkers and Chess (Which One is Harder?)

Checkers and chess are undeniably similar board games. In fact, they’re so similar that some people get them confused, despite some key differences between them.  We can see why distinguishing between chess and checkers could be tricky. For one thing, the board is exactly the same, and for another, the pieces move in some of …

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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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