Chess Symbol

Chess is the most popular strategy games around the world. The history of chess began 1500 years ago, in the north of India and then spread through all of Asia.

With the expansion of the Islamic empire through different places, chess was introduced to different countries, including the European content. Chess rules have changed many times throughout history until the 1880s, and the first official championship was hosted in 1886.

Chess is players use a board with 64 small squares arranged in an 8x8 grid. Each player has 16 pieces of either white or black colors. The pieces are a king, a queen, two knights (horses), two bishops, and eight pawns (soldiers). The queen is the strongest between all pieces in the game since it can move in all directions. A player wins the game if he checkmates the other player's king or when one of the players quit.

How to use and type Chess symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Unicode Code / HTML Code
Black Pawn &U+265F &#9823
White Rook &U+2656 &#9814
White King &U+2654 &#9812
Black Rook &U+265C &#9820
White Knight &U+2658 &#9816
Black Knight &U+265E &#9822
Black Bishop &U+265D &#9821
White Pawn &U+2659 &#9817
White Bishop &U+2657 &#9815
Black Queen &U+265B &#9819
White Queen &U+2655 &#9813
Black King &U+265A &#9818

Something doesn't work?

  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

Other Game Symbols

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