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What criteria do they use to give chess pieces names? Wow do they came out with pieces names like king, queen, bishop, knight, rook and pawn?

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  • I mean the first four were well-known positions in the medieval system. Jan 30 '20 at 20:34
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    They're cultural. The names you use are English. The piece called a Bishop in English is a "runner" in German, and a "fool" in French. The German word for Pawn translates as "farmer." The names you know are just pulled from the context of the culture you're in.
    – Arlen
    Jan 31 '20 at 15:31

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