Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who plays chess; one skilled in the game of chess.

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Examples

  • A chess-player, for example, does the one without effort at the other. ...

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Chess

  • The life of a professional chess-player is mentally and physically challenging.

    Vasily Smyslov: the master of incisive calculation

  • A chess-player, for example, does the one without effort at the other. ...

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Chess

  • The chess-player sat down before her, and they set the pieces, and he moved and she moved; but, every move he made she speedily countered, — And

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We always know that the sneaky young political chess-player is able to manipulate situations so as to get what he really wants the consul's chair; the splitting of the empire, but it's astonishing to me that Antony hasn't figured it out yet.

    HBO's Rome S2 Ep 7 (and Showtime's The Tudors)

  • At a Shalem-sponsored conference on democracy promotion in Prague this past June, Mr. Sharansky recalls dedicating his book to Garry Kasparov, the long-shot opposition candidate for Russian president in March elections: "To dissident Kasparov, from chess-player Sharansky."

    Dissident

  • A chess-player, for example, does the one without effort at the other.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • To observe attentively is to remember distinctly; and, so far, the concentrative chess-player will do very well at whist; while the rules of Hoyle (themselves based upon the mere mechanism of the game) are sufficiently and generally comprehensible.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • Schnurr, nor Carabossi, the guitarist, and Monsieur Pivier, the celebrated French chess-player, to point out the Boyar.

    The Newcomes

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