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xylothism

xylothism  n.— «Xylothism is a disease and psychological disorder derived from the Greek words “xylon” for wood and “othism” for pushing. A xylothist is a derogatory description of a chess player gone wrong.» —“Pestaño: The exquisite...

simul

simul  n.— «He’s just returned from the 39th Chess Olympiad in Turin, Italy. On each of the 13 stops, he takes on dozens of players in what’s called a “simul” or simultaneous match.» —“Chess champ takes on all...