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The pieces are set out as shown in the diagram and photo.
The players of the sets are referred to as White and Black, respectively.
There are many variants of chess that utilize different rules, pieces, or boards.
One of these, Chess960, has gained widespread popularity as well as some FIDE recognition.
To this end, a player's pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces, while supporting each other.
Since 1948, the World Championship has been regulated by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE), the game's international governing body.
FIDE also awards life-time master titles to skilled players, the highest of which is Grandmaster (GM).
The game is played by millions of people worldwide.
Chess is believed to be derived from the Indian game chaturanga sometime before the 7th century.