Additional Chess Terminology:
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Additional Chess Terminology
Attacking-Play Terms
[Berserker]


Berserker

Any piece is capable of attacking another ... It may attack, make a capture and then move to avoid being captured itself.

However, when that same piece CONTINUES to attack the opposing army, it takes on a different personality: the "Berserker".

The Berserker chess piece gets its name in honor of the legendary Scandinavian Warriors, who would suddenly go battle-crazy, fighting in an almost uncontrollable frenzy.

If you can sustain a Berserker attack, without losing the piece in the process, it can be a formidable attacking unit that'll have the enemy on the run, for a bit.

However, there's always the danger of making one attack too many and losing control of development or overall, positional advantage ... So, treat the Berserker with respect, yeah?

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