word type: noun

  1. A game played on a checkered board with 64 spaces in which two players try to checkmate the others king.

What's the Sig?

Why is there a term devoted to a game that was invented in the 16th century (and relies exclusively on skill) included in an online glossary of poker terms? Because several successful poker players have their roots in the game of chess.

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Some chess luminaries who made the transition to poker include:

- Ylon Schwartz

- Dan Harrington

- Greg "Curtains" Shahade

- Ben "Offthenuts" Johnson

- Ricky "GotMilk" Grivalja

- Yakov "Sacker" Hirsch