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Chess (musical)

Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Ulvaeus and Tim Rice, and a book by Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War–era chess tournament between two grandmasters, one Ame ...

                                               

Three-player chess

Three-player chess is a family of chess variants specially designed for three players. Many variations of three-player chess have been devised. They usually use a non-standard board, for example, a hexagonal or three-sided board that connects the ...

                                               

Dark chess

Dark chess is a chess variant with incomplete information, similar to Kriegspiel. It was invented by Jens Bæk Nielsen and Torben Osted in 1989. A player does not see the entire board, only their own pieces and the squares that they can legally mo ...

                                               

Chess in Armenia

Chess has been played in Armenia since the early Middle Ages; however, it was institutionalized during the early Soviet period. Highly popular in Armenia today, chess gained widespread recognition during the 1960s, when Soviet Armenian grandmaste ...

                                               

Shakhmaty v SSSR

Shakhmaty v SSSR was a Soviet chess magazine published between 1931 and 1991. It was edited by Viacheslav Ragozin for several years. Yuri Averbakh was also an editor. From 1921 or 1925 through 1930 it was titled Shakhmatny Listok and edited by Al ...

                                               

Chess in Azerbaijan

Chess is one of the most popular sports in Azerbaijan, where it is governed by the Azerbaijan Chess Federation. On May 5, 2009 Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev, who is also the chairman of the National Olympic Committee, signed an executive ord ...

                                               

Chess at the Summer Universiade

                                               

Chess at the 2010 Asian Games

Chess at the 2010 Asian Games was held in Guangzhou Chess Institute, Guangzhou, China from November 13 to 26, 2010 with four individual and team events. China finished first in the medal table by winning three out of four possible gold medals.

                                               

Capablanca Chess

Capablanca chess is a chess variant invented in the 1920s by former World Chess Champion Jose Raul Capablanca. It incorporates two new pieces and is played on a 10×8 board. Capablanca believed that chess would be played out in a few decades. This ...

                                               

Los Alamos chess

Los Alamos chess is a chess variant played on a 6×6 board without bishops. This was the first chess-like game played by a computer program. This program was written at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory by Paul Stein and Mark Wells for the MANIAC I ...

                                               

Blindfold chess

Blindfold chess is a form of chess play wherein the players do not see the positions of the pieces or touch them. This forces players to maintain a mental model of the positions of the pieces. Moves are communicated via a recognized chess notatio ...

                                               

Tamerlane chess

Tamerlane chess is a medieval variant of chess. Like chess, it is derived from chaturanga. It was developed in Iran during the reign of Emperor Timur, also called Tamerlane and its invention is also attributed to him. Because Tamerlane chess is a ...

                                               

Lewis chessmen

The Lewis chessmen or Uig chessmen, named after the island or the bay where they were found, are a group of distinctive 12th-century chess pieces, along with other game pieces, most of which are carved from walrus ivory. Discovered in 1831 on Lew ...

                                               

Kasparov Chessmate

Kasparov Chessmate is a chess-playing computer program by The Learning Company for which Garry Kasparov is co-credited as game designer. Kasparov also makes an appearance as the last computer profile which has to be defeated in order to win the " ...

                                               

Chess at the 2011 Summer Universiade

Chess was contested at the 2011 Summer Universiade from August 15 to August 21 at the Meihua Hall of the Shenzhen Conference and Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China. Mens and womens individual and mixed team competitions were held. It was the fi ...

                                               

Chess of Life

                                               

Dice chess

Dice chess can refer to a number of chess variants in which dice are used to alter gameplay; specifically that the moves available to each player are determined by rolling a pair of ordinary six-sided dice. There are many different variations of ...

                                               

Alice Chess

Alice chess is a chess variant invented in 1953 by V. R. Parton which employs two chessboards rather than one, and a slight alteration to the standard rules of chess. The game is named after the main character "Alice" in Lewis Carrolls work Throu ...

                                               

Plod

Plod may refer to: Postman Plod, a fictional character from the British adult spoof comic magazine Viz Plod, a fictional extraterrestrial created by the American tabloid newspapaper Weekly World News Mr. Plod fujikura in the Noddy stories written ...

                                               

Rose hip

The rose hip or rosehip, also called rose haw and rose hep, is the accessory fruit of the rose plant. It is typically red to orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flo ...

                                               

Fruit wine

Fruit wines are fermented alcoholic beverages made from a variety of base ingredients ; they may also have additional flavors taken from fruits, flowers, and herbs. This definition is sometimes broadened to include any fermented alcoholic beverag ...

                                               

Growth of the Soil

Growth of the Soil, is a novel by Knut Hamsun which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. It follows the story of a man who settles and lives in rural Norway. First published in 1917, it has since been translated from Norwegian into lang ...

                                               

Orchard

An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs that is maintained for food production. Orchards comprise fruit- or nut-producing trees which are generally grown for commercial production. Orchards are also sometimes a feature of large g ...

                                               

Peduncle (botany)

In botany, a peduncle is a stem supporting an inflorescence, or, after fecundation, an infructescence. The peduncle is usually green, though some peduncles are more or less florally colored or neutral in color, having no particular pigmentation. ...

                                               

Berry

A berry is a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit. Typically, berries are juicy, rounded, brightly colored, sweet, sour or tart, and do not have a stone or pit, although many pips or seeds may be present. Common examples are strawberries, raspber ...

                                               

Fever Pitch (2005 film)

Fever Pitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film. It is directed by the Farrelly brothers, and stars Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. It is a remake of the 1997 film. Nick Hornby, who had written the original book and the 1997 screenplay adaptation, ac ...

                                               

Banana

A banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called "plantains", distinguishing them from dessert bananas. ...

                                               

Banan

Banan may refer to: Cefpodoxime, by trade name Banan Gholam Hossein Banan, an Iranian traditional music vocalist Banan Tarr, a nature and landscape photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America Variant name of Bauan, a municip ...

                                               

Banana peel

A banana peel, also called banana husk or banana skin in British English, is the outer covering of the banana fruit. Banana peels are used as food for animals, in water purification, for manufacturing of several biochemical products as well as fo ...

                                               

Banana flour

Banana flour is a powder traditionally made of green bananas. Historically, banana flour has been used in Africa and Jamaica as a cheaper alternative to wheat flour. It is now often used as a gluten-free replacement for wheat flours or as a sourc ...

                                               

Musa sikkimensis

Musa sikkimensis, also called Darjeeling banana, is a species of the genus Musa. It is one of the highest altitude banana species and is found in Bhutan and India.

                                               

Banana beer

Banana beer is sometimes consumed during rituals and ceremonies. A similar product called mwenge is made in Uganda with only bananas and sorghum. It can also be found under the names kasiksi, nokrars, rwabitoke, urwedensiya, urwarimu and milinda ...

                                               

Banana cake

Banana cake is a cake prepared using banana as a primary ingredient and typical cake ingredients. It can be prepared in various manners, such as a layer cake, as muffins and as cupcakes. Steamed banana cake is found in Chinese, Indonesian and Vie ...

                                               

Musa maclayi

Musa maclayi is a species of seeded banana native to Papua New Guinea and possibly the Solomon Islands. It is placed in section Callimusa. It is regarded as one of the progenitors of the Fei banana cultivars. The plant has red sap and an upright ...

                                               

Banana bread

Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread; however there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style raised breads.

                                               

Musa × paradisiaca

Musa × paradisiaca is the accepted name for the hybrid between Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. Most cultivated bananas and plantains are triploid cultivars either of this hybrid or of M. acuminata alone. Linnaeus originally used the name M. p ...

                                               

Banana equivalent dose

Banana equivalent dose is an informal measurement of ionizing radiation exposure, intended as a general educational example to compare a dose of radioactivity to the dose one is exposed to by eating one average-sized banana. Bananas contain natur ...

                                               

Musa acuminata

Musa acuminata is a species of banana native to Southeast Asia. Many of the modern edible dessert bananas are from this species, although some are hybrids with Musa balbisiana. First cultivated by humans around 10 kya, it is one of the early exam ...

                                               

Musa (genus)

Musa is one of two or three genera in the family Musaceae; it includes bananas and plantains. Around 70 species of Musa are known, with a broad variety of uses. Though they grow as high as trees, banana and plantain plants are not woody and their ...

                                               

Musa balbisiana

Musa balbisiana is a wild-type species of banana native to eastern South Asia, northern Southeast Asia, and southern China. Introduced populations exist in the wild, far outside its native range. It is one of the ancestors of modern cultivated ba ...

                                               

Musa basjoo

Musa basjoo, known variously as Japanese banana, Japanese fibre banana or hardy banana, is a species belonging to the genus Musa. It was previously thought to have originated in the Ryukyu islands of southern Japan, from where it was first descri ...

                                               

Banana split

A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its traditional form it is served in a long dish called a boat. A banana is cut in half lengthwise and laid in the dish. There are many variations, but the classic banana split is made with three s ...

                                               

Banana boat

A banana boat, is an unpowered, inflatable recreational boat meant to be towed. Different models usually accommodate three to ten riders sitting on a larger, main tube and resting their feet on two laterally flanking tubes which stabilize the boa ...

                                               

Bananas (film)

Bananas is a 1971 American comedy film directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen, Louise Lasser, and Carlos Montalban. Written by Allen and Mickey Rose, the film is about a bumbling New Yorker who, after being dumped by his activist girlfriend, ...

                                               

Musaceae

Musaceae is a family of flowering plants composed of three genera with ca 91 known species, placed in the order Zingiberales. The family is native to the tropics of Africa and Asia. The plants have a large herbaceous growth habit with leaves with ...

                                               

Canaan Banana

Canaan Sodindo Banana was a Zimbabwean Methodist minister, theologian, and politician who served as the first President of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987. He was Zimbabwes first head of state after the Lancaster House Agreement that led to the countr ...

                                               

Shire of Banana

The Shire of Banana is a local government area located in the Capricorn region of Queensland, Australia, inland from the regional city of Gladstone. The shire was named after the first township in the region, which in turn was named for the buria ...

                                               

Banana, Queensland

Banana is located at the intersection of the Dawson and Leichhardt highways, 46 kilometres 29 mi west of the shires administrative centre, Biloela.

                                               

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with a sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur. The butter, sugar and bananas are cooked, and then alcohol is added and ignited. The bananas ...

                                               

Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Banana is a small seaport in the Kongo Central province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Atlantic coast. The port is situated in Banana Creek, an inlet about 1km wide on the north bank of the Congo Rivers mouth, separated from the o ...

                                               

Banana Yaya

In June 2009, Yaya signed with Tunisian club Esperance Sportive de Tunis where he started his professional playing career. He signed for FC Sochaux-Montbeliard from Esperance Tunis on 17 January 2012. Yaya was sent on loan to Swiss club Lausanne- ...

                                               

Bananadine

Bananadine is a fictional psychoactive substance which is supposedly extracted from banana peels. A hoax recipe for its "extraction" from banana peel was originally published in the Berkeley Barb in March 1967.

                                               

Peekaboo (Breaking Bad)

Peekaboo is the sixth episode of the second season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad. It was written by J. Roberts and Vince Gilligan, and directed by Peter Medak.

                                               

The Game (American TV series)

The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CWs primetime schedule. Along with Runaway, it was one of only two s ...

                                               

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore, based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, ...

                                               

Geri's Game

Geris Game is a 1997 American computer-animated short film written and directed by Jan Pinkava. The short, which shows an old man who competes with himself in a game of chess, was Pixars first film to feature a human being as its main character; ...

                                               

Nemesis Game

Nemesis Game is a 2003 mystery-thriller film directed and written by Jesse Warn. The story itself involves the main character, Sara Novak, solving complex riddles and mysterious deaths of people around her.

                                               

Gerald's Game

Geralds Game is a 1992 suspense novel by American writer Stephen King. The story is about a woman whose husband dies of a heart attack while she is handcuffed to a bed, and, following the subsequent realization that she is trapped with little hop ...

                                               

Tabletop game

Tabletop games are games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface, such as board games, card games, dice games, miniature wargames or tile-based games.

                                               

Board game

Board games are traditionally a subset of tabletop games that involve counters or pieces moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules. In common parlance, however, a board game need not necessarily contain a phy ...

                                               

Eurogame

A Eurogame, also called a German-style board game, German game, or Euro-style game, is a class of tabletop games that generally has indirect player interaction and abstract physical components. Eurogames are sometimes contrasted with American-sty ...

                                               

Board games at the Asian Games

                                               

Race game

Race game is a large category of board games, in which the object is to be the first to move all ones pieces to the end of a track. This is both the earliest type of board game known, with implements and representations dating back to at least th ...

                                               

Heidi Game

The Heidi Game or Heidi Bowl was a 1968 American Football League game between the Oakland Raiders and the visiting New York Jets. The November 17 contest was notable for its exciting finish, in which Oakland scored two touchdowns in the final min ...

                                               

When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall is a 2014 American sports drama film directed by Thomas Carter and starring Jim Caviezel as Coach Bob Ladouceur, Laura Dern as Bev Ladouceur, Michael Chiklis as assistant coach Terry Eidson and Alexander Ludwig as runnin ...

                                               

Liar Game (2014 TV series)

Liar Game is a 2014 South Korean television series based on the Japanese manga of the same title by Shinobu Kaitani. Starring Kim So-eun, Lee Sang-yoon and Shin Sung-rok, it aired on tvN from October 20 to November 18, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesday ...

                                               

The Game of Their Lives

The Game of Their Lives may refer to: The Game of Their Lives 2005 film, a 2005 feature film about the United States national soccer team that competed in the 1950 FIFA World Cup The Game of Their Lives 2002 film, a documentary about the North Ko ...

                                               

Game Change (film)

Game Change is a 2012 American HBO political drama film based on events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign of John McCain, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, based on the 2010 book of the same name documentin ...

                                               

Dead Putting Society

Dead Putting Society is the sixth episode of The Simpsons second season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 15, 1990. Homers son, Bart, and Ned Flanders son, Todd, decide to enter a miniature golf tournament. ...

                                               

The Vor Game

The Vor Game is a science fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold, first published in September 1990. It won the 1991 Hugo Award for Best Novel. The Vor Game is a part of the Vorkosigan Saga, and is the sixth full-length novel in publication order, ...

                                               

Wordplay (disambiguation)

Wordplay is a literary technique in which the nature of the words used themselves become part of the subject of the work. This can also mean:

                                               

Wordplay (The Twilight Zone)

Bill Lowery is a salesman whose company has switched to a medical supply product line, which has caused him to stay up late at night attempting to memorize medical terms in order to be familiar with the products in a weeks time. One day, his wife ...

                                               

The Scientific Cardplayer

The Scientific Cardplayer is the English language title of a 1972 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Luigi Comencini. The screenplay was written by Rodolfo Sonego.

                                               

The Game of Chinese Chess

The Game of Chinese Chess or The Game of Chinese Checkers is a drawing by the French artist François Boucher, showing an orientalised image of two people playing Xiangqi - actual Xiangqi pieces are all round, whereas the shapes of the pieces in t ...

                                               

Karla's World

Karlas World is a 2007 Danish movie based on the 2003 book of the same title written by Renee Simonsen, the film is directed by Charlotte Sachs Bostrup.

                                               

Survival game

Survival games are a subgenre of action video games set in a hostile, intense, open-world environment, where players generally begin with minimal equipment and are required to collect resources, craft tools, weapons, and shelter, and survive as l ...

                                               

Ripley's Game

Tom Ripley continues enjoying his wealthy lifestyle in Villeperce, France, with his wife, Heloise. He spends his days living comfortably in his house, Belle Ombre, until an associate, an American criminal named Reeves Minot, asks him if he can co ...

                                               

Chicken (game)

The game of chicken, also known as the hawk–dove game or snowdrift game, is a model of conflict for two players in game theory. The principle of the game is that while the outcome is ideal for one player to yield, but the individuals try to avoid ...

                                               

The Game (London novel)

The Game is a 1905 novel by Jack London about a twenty-year-old boxer Joe, who meets his death in the ring. London was a sports reporter for the Oakland Herald and based the novel on his personal observations.

                                               

Hopscotch (Cortazar novel)

Hopscotch is a novel by Argentine writer Julio Cortazar. Written in Paris, it was published in Spanish in 1963 and in English in 1966. For the first U.S. edition, translator Gregory Rabassa split the inaugural National Book Award in the translati ...

                                               

Ender's Game (novel series)

The Enders Game series is a series of science fiction books written by American author Orson Scott Card. The series started with the novelette Enders Game, which was later expanded into the novel of the same title. It currently consists of sixtee ...

                                               

A Man Lay Dead

A Man Lay Dead is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the first novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1934. The plot concerns a murder committed during a detective game of murder at a weekend party in a country house. A ...

                                               

Jeu de Robin et Marion

Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion is reputedly the earliest French secular play with music, written in around 1282 or 1283, and is the most famous work of Adam de la Halle. It was performed at the Angevin Court in Naples around this time.

                                               

Ender's Game

Enders Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set at an unspecified date in Earths future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind after two conflicts with the Formics, an insectoid alien species they ...

                                               

Jeux d'eau (Ravel)

Jeux d’eau is a piece for solo piano by Maurice Ravel. The title is often translated as "Fountains", "Playing water" or literally "Water Games". At the time of writing Jeux deau, Ravel was a student of Gabriel Faure, to whom the piece is dedicate ...

                                               

Conway's Game of Life

The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. The game is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no furt ...

                                               

Igra

Igra is a rural locality and the administrative center of Igrinsky District of the Udmurt Republic, Russia, located 98 kilometers north of Izhevsk at the European route E22, which changes there from M7 to the main Siberian route P242. Population: ...

                                               

Perfect information

In economics, perfect information is a feature of perfect competition. With perfect information in a market, all consumers and producers have perfect and instantaneous knowledge of all market prices, their own utility, and own cost functions. In ...

                                               

Alternate reality game

An alternate reality game is an interactive networked narrative that uses the real world as a platform and employs transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by players ideas or actions. The form is defined by intense player i ...

                                               

Penney's game

Penneys game, named after its inventor Walter Penney, is a binary sequence generating game between two players. Player A selects a sequence of heads and tails, and shows this sequence to player B. Player B then selects another sequence of heads a ...

                                               

Grundy's game

Grundys game is a two-player mathematical game of strategy. The starting configuration is a single heap of objects, and the two players take turn splitting a single heap into two heaps of different sizes. The game ends when only heaps of size two ...

                                               

Pursuit-evasion

Pursuit-evasion is a family of problems in mathematics and computer science in which one group attempts to track down members of another group in an environment. Early work on problems of this type modeled the environment geometrically. In 1976, ...

                                               

The Angel's Game

The Angels Game is a prequel to 2001s The Shadow of the Wind, by Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The novel marks a return to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books in Barcelonas Raval district, and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. Like The Shadow of the W ...

                                               

Bayesian game

In game theory, a Bayesian game is a game in which players have incomplete information about the other players. For example, a player may not know the exact payoff functions of the other players, but instead have beliefs about these payoff functi ...

                                               

Ear-reddening game

The ear-reddening game is a game of go of the Edo period of Japan, played on September 11, 1846 between Honinbo Shusaku and Inoue Genan Inseki. The game is probably Shusakus most notable game as it contains the "ear-reddening move" - so named whe ...

                                               

Game On (Homeland)

"Game On" is the fourth episode of the third season of the American television drama series Homeland, and the 28th episode overall. It premiered on Showtime on October 20, 2013.

                                               

Paracosm

A paracosm is a detailed imaginary world. Paracosms are thought generally to originate in childhood and to have one or numerous creators. The creator of a paracosm has a complex and deeply felt relationship with this subjective universe, which ma ...

                                               

Pirate game

There are five rational pirates in strict order of seniority A, B, C, D and E who found 100 gold coins. They must decide how to distribute them. The pirate worlds rules of distribution say that the most senior pirate first proposes a plan of dist ...

                                               

Search game

A search game is a two-person zero-sum game which takes place in a set called the search space. The searcher can choose any continuous trajectory subject to a maximal velocity constraint. It is always assumed that neither the searcher nor the hid ...

                                               

Games (film)

Paul Montgomery James Caan and his wife Jennifer Katharine Ross are a pair of wealthy, but blase, Upper East Side New York socialites with an attitude sometimes accompanying the over-privileged: a propensity to amuse themselves in a bizarre, chic ...

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