Chess more than just a game

Chess more than just a game

If you search for scientific papers on chess in portals and search engines and enter the term “chess”, thousands and thousands of hits will be displayed. What relevance do these hits have to the search query? If you take a closer look, you will see that appearances are deceptive.

The presence of relevant terms about chess in the text is enough to appear in the result lists. “Chess” is also a surname that occurs more than 2000 times in the USA (Link). It is clear that authors of few scientific papers also bear the name “chess”.

The five letters C-H-E-S-S, meaning Chess, are very popular as an acronym ( or abbreviation) for projects, programmes and devices. In the vast majority of cases there is no connection to chess. Here is a selection of what CHESS stands for as an acronym:

  1.  Addiction – Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System – A-CHESS
  2. California Higher Education Student Summit – CHESS
  3. Calculating Chemical Equilibria in Soils and Solutions – CHESS
  4. Calvin and Hobbes Extensive Strip Search – -C.H.E.S.S
  5. Cambridge Home and European Scholarship Scheme – CHESS
  6. Canadian Health Education Specialists Society CHESS
  7. Canadian Hospital Executive Simulation System – CHESS
  8. Care Home Education Support Service – CHESS
  9. Care Home Effective Support Service – CHESS
  10. Carolina’s Health Electronic Surveillance System – CHESS
  11. Cellular High-throughput Encapsulation Solubilization and Screening – CHESS
  12. CEN Horizontal European Service Standardization – CHESS
  13. Center for Health and the Social Sciences – CheSS
  14. Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies – CHESS
  15. Center for High Energy Systems and Sciences – CHESS
  16. Center for Higher Education and Science Studies – CHESS
  17. Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences – CHESS
  18. Center for Human Enhanced Secure Systems – CHESS
  19. Center for Human-Environment System Sustainability – CHESS
  20. Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems – CHESS
  21. Center for the Humanities Engaging Science and Society – CHESS
  22. Centocor: HA-1A Efficacy in Septic Shock – CHESS
  23. Central heating system specifications – CHeSS
  24. Centre for Health Economics at STAKES – CHESS
  25. Centre for Health Equity Studies – CHESS
  26. Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society – CHESS
  27. Centreville Homeschool Enrichment Support Services – CHESS
  28. Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences – CHESS
  29. ChaMP Extended Stellar Survey – ChESS
  30. Changes in Health, End-Stage Disease, Signs, and Symptoms Scale – CHESS Scale
  31. Changing Health Systems – CHESS
  32. Changing Horizon Efficient Set Search – CHESS
  33. Channelizer Engine for Sonet/SDH – CHESS
  34. CHase Encirclement Stress Studies – CHESS
  35. Chebyshev Sparse Solvers – CheSS
  36. Checklist for Evaluation of Somatic Symptoms – CHESS
  37. ChemAxon Extended Support Service – CHESS
  38. Chemical Engineering Students Society – ChESS
  39. Chemical Health Environment Safety Systems – CHESS
  40. Chemical HErschel Surveys of Star – CHESS
  41. Chemical Safety System – CheSS
  42. Chemical Shift Selective – CHESS
  43. Chemically Selective Saturation – CHESS
  44. CHemistry-based Expert System Shell – CHESS
  45. Chemosynthetic Ecosystems – ChEss
  46. Cherenkov / Scintillation Separation – CheSS
  47. CHerenkov and Electromagnetic Shower Simulator – CHESS
  48. Chernobyl Simulation System – CHESS
  49. Chess Helping Enhance Student Skills – C.H.E.S.S.
  50. CHESS method – C Claim (state a preliminary opinion), H Hierarchy (of supporting evidence), E Exposure (examine for), S Study (and revise), S Synthesize (a revised opinion)
  51. Chicago Health Event Surveillance System – CHESS
  52. Chief Housewares Executive Supersession – CHESS
  53. Child Health and Environment Save Society Nepal – CHESS Nepal
  54. Child Health Ecological Surveillance System – CHESS
  55. Children’s Hospital Education Specialists Symposium – CHESS
  56. Children With Epilepsy In Sussex Schools – CHESS
  57. Christian Home Education Support Service – CHESS
  58. Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme – CHESS
  59. Chronic Headache Education and Self-management Study – CHESS
  60. ChroniSense National Early Warning Score Study – CHESS
  61. CHronological Information Extraction SyStem – CHESS
  62. City Higher Education Seminar Series – CHESS
  63. Clean Healthy Educated Safe & Sustainable – CHESS
  64. Clearing House Electronic Subregister System – CHESS
  65. Climate, Human and Earth System Sciences – CHESS
  66. Climate, Hydrochemistry and Economics of Surface-water Systems – CHESS
  67. Climate hydrology and ecology research support system – CHESS
  68. Clinical Health Economics System Simulation – CHESS
  69. Clinical Hepatic Encephalopathy Staging Scale – CHESS
  70. Clustered hybrid energy-aware cooperative spectrum sensing – CHESS
  71. Coalition of Higher Education Students in Scotland – CHESS
  72. Coenergy Hybrid Energy Storage System – CHESS
  73. Coffs Harbour Employment Support Service – CHESS
  74. Cogent Heat Energy Storage Systems – CHESS
  75. College Health and Environmental Safety Society – CHESS
  76. College of History, Education and Social Sciences – CHESS
  77. Colorado Heritage Education School System – CHESS
  78. Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph – CHESS
  79. Commonwealth Higher Education Support Scheme – CHESS
  80. Commander HandhEld Support System – CHESS
  81. Community Health and Environmental Surveillance System – CHESS
  82. Community Health Education and Social Services – CHESS
  83. Community Health Environment Scan Survey – CHESS
  84. Community Homeschool Enrichment Support Services – CHESS
  85. Comparative HDL Efficacy and Safety Study – CHESS
  86. Complete Health, Environmental & Safety Services – CHESS
  87. Composite Hull Embedded Sensor System – CHESS
  88. Composition with guarantees for high-integrity embedded software components assembly – CHESS-project
  89. Comprehensive Headlamp Environment Systems Simulation – CHESS
  90. Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System – CHESS
  91. Comprehensive Health and Epidemiological Surveillance System – CHESS
  92. Comprehensive Human Expressed SequenceS – CHESS
  93. Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions – CHESS
  94. Computerized Herd Evaluation Systems for Sows – CHESS
  95. Condensing Heat Exchanger for Space Systems – CHESS
  96. Connected HEalth Sustaining home Stay in Dementia – CHESS
  97. Connecticut Housing Engagement and Support Services – CHESS
  98. Consortium for Higher Education Software Services – CHESS
  99. Consortium of Higher Education Support Services – CHESS
  100. Convergence Hub for the Exploration of Space Science – CHESS
  101. Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source – CHESS
  102. Cornerstone Health Enablement Strategic Solutions – CHESS
  103. Correlated Hopping Enhanced Spread Spectrum – CHESS
  104. Cost of Haemophilia in Europe: a Socioeconomic Survey – CHESS
  105. Council for Health and Environmental Safety of Soils – CHESS
  106. COVID-19 Hospitalisation in England Surveillance System – CHESS
  107. Critical Health Education Studies – CHESS
  108. Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling – CHESS
  109. Culture and Heritage in European Societies and Spaces – CHESS
  110. Cutler-Hammer Engineering Services and Systems – CHESS
  111. Early Childhood Epilepsy Severity Scale – E-Chess
  112. Research School on Changing Climates in the coupled Earth System – CHESS