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After, through Spain, the game spread into Europe, it quickly gained popularity after the pieces were given a makeover into a more court-centered frame of reference. The General piece was converted into a King and the protector of that piece was made into the Queen. The calvary pieces were known as a Knights and Elephants became Bishops, conveying the power that the Church held during this era. The Rooks came to be depicted more as Castles than chariots, but held their roots as mobile fortresses. The Infantry became known as Pawns but still held their image as foot soldiers, making this into a game about the struggles of the court, rather than warriors.

Writings about the theory of how to play chess began to appear in the 15th century. The Repetición de Amores y Arte de Ajedrez (Repetition of Love and the Art of Playing Chess) by Spanish churchman Luis Ramirez de Lucena was published in Salamanca in 1497. 40 Lucena and later masters like Portuguese Pedro Damiano , Italians Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona , Giulio Cesare Polerio and Gioachino Greco , and Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura developed elements of openings and started to analyze simple endgames.

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Carlsen’s response to the roller was an act of practical desperation. He admitted that he hadn’t seen b5 at all and he knew he was in dire straits. He opened the centre with 28. e3, sacrificing a pawn to get counter-play. It may not have been an objectively good decision, but passive play would have seen him ground down without a fight.

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This is what appears to be a castle. The rook can move any number of spaces up or down, left to write unless blocked by one of your own pieces. Though never able to move diagonally, your rook can be a powerful piece when used wisely. There are two of these chessmen that occupy the far edges of the board when setup.