Tagged: suspense

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The Promised Neverland Episode 11 – Zwischenzug

Zwischenzug : An “in between move”, where a player, instead of playing the expected move, first inserts a move which the opponent must answer, before making the expected move.. I finished episode 11 of The Promised Neverland about 12 minutes ago It’s taken me this long to start writing the post because I had to...

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The Promised Neverland Episode 9 – Back Rank Mate

Back Rank Mate : A checkmate that occurs when your king is trapped behind a wall (usually a wall of your own pawns) on the back rank, and a queen or rook attacks on the back rank. You know, I think I’m just going to reiterate my thoughts from last week – OMGWTFBBQPURPLEMONKEYDISHWASHER. What the...

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The Promised Neverland Episode 7 – Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis is a key concept of positional chess. It is a move, or sequence of moves, to deal with an opponent’s plan before it starts. Sometimes one can completely stop the threat; sometimes one just makes the plan relatively harmless. You make me wish I had studied chess instead of learning just enough to get...

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The Promised Neverland Episode 5 –Castling

Castling is a special type of chess move. When castling, you simultaneously move your king and one of your rooks. The king moves two squares towards a rook, and that rook moves to the square on the other side of the king. Have you guys been looking forward to our next Promised Neverland discussion? I...

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The Promised Neverland Episode 3 –Kriegspiel

Kriegspiel (‘War game’) is an unorthodox chess game in which the players only know for certain the moves of their own pieces. They have to deduce where the opponent’s pieces are by questioning an umpire. It is played on three boards with partitions between them. – via Wikipedia You know, Crow was a bit nervous...