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 Health Systems Strengthening – CHESS
      27. Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society – CHESS
      28. Centreville Homeschool Enrichment Support Services – CHESS
      29. Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences – CHESS
      30. ChaMP Extended Stellar Survey – ChESS
      31. Changes in Health, End-Stage Disease, Signs, and Symptoms Scale – CHESS Scale
      32. Changing Health Systems – CHESS
      33. Changing Horizon Efficient Set Search – CHESS
      34. Channelizer Engine for Sonet/SDH – CHESS
      35. CHase Encirclement Stress Studies – CHESS
      36. Chebyshev Sparse Solvers – CheSS
      37. Checklist for Evaluation of Somatic Symptoms – CHESS
      38. ChemAxon Extended Support Service – CHESS
      39. Chemical Engineering Students Society – ChESS
      40. Chemical Health Environment Safety Systems – CHESS
      41. Chemical HErschel Surveys of Star – CHESS
      42. Chemical Safety System – CheSS
      43. Chemical Shift Selective – CHESS
      44. Chemically Selective Saturation – CHESS
      45. CHemistry-based Expert System Shell – CHESS
      46. Chemosynthetic Ecosystems – ChEss
      47. Cherenkov / Scintillation Separation – CheSS
      48. CHerenkov and Electromagnetic Shower Simulator – CHESS
      49. Chernobyl Simulation System – CHESS
      50. CHESS (CgHExpreSS) – is a tool for investigating disease specific genomic alterations and quantitative relationships between those genomic alterations and genome-wide gene expression profiling
      51. CHESS Center – Institute of Portal Hypertension, The First Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
      52. Chess Helping Enhance Student Skills – C.H.E.S.S.
      53. 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)
      54. Chicago Health Event Surveillance System – CHESS
      55. Chief Housewares Executive Supersession – CHESS
      56. Child Health and Environment Save Society Nepal – CHESS Nepal
      57. Child Health Ecological Surveillance System – CHESS
      58. Children’s Hospital Education Specialists Symposium – CHESS
      59. Children With Epilepsy In Sussex Schools – CHESS
      60. Christian Home Education Support Service – CHESS
      61. Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme – CHESS
      62. Chronic Headache Education and Self-management Study – CHESS
      63. Chronic Hydrocephalus Ensuing from SAH Score – CHESS
      64. ChroniSense National Early Warning Score Study – CHESS
      65. CHronological Information Extraction SyStem – CHESS
      66. City Higher Education Seminar Series – CHESS
      67. Clean Healthy Educated Safe & Sustainable – CHESS
      68. Clearing House Electronic Subregister System – CHESS
      69. Climate, Human and Earth System Sciences – CHESS
      70. Climate, Hydrochemistry and Economics of Surface-water Systems – CHESS
      71. Climate hydrology and ecology research support system – CHESS
      72. Clinical Health Economics System Simulation – CHESS
      73. Clinical Hepatic Encephalopathy Staging Scale – CHESS
      74. Clustered hybrid energy-aware cooperative spectrum sensing – CHESS
      75. Coalition of Higher Education Students in Scotland – CHESS
      76. Coenergy Hybrid Energy Storage System – CHESS
      77. Coffs Harbour Employment Support Service – CHESS
      78. Cogent Heat Energy Storage Systems – CHESS
      79. College Health and Environmental Safety Society – CHESS
      80. College of History, Education and Social Sciences – CHESS
      81. Colorado Heritage Education School System – CHESS
      82. Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph – CHESS
      83. Commonwealth Higher Education Support Scheme – CHESS
      84. Commander HandhEld Support System – CHESS
      85. Community Health and Environmental Surveillance System – CHESS
      86. Community Health Education and Social Services – CHESS
      87. Community Health Environment Scan Survey – CHESS
      88. Community Homeschool Enrichment Support Services – CHESS
      89. Comparative HDL Efficacy and Safety Study – CHESS
      90. Comparison of Hi-C Experiments using Structural Similarity – CHESS
      91. Complete Health, Environmental & Safety Services – CHESS
      92. Composite Hull Embedded Sensor System – CHESS
      93. Composition with guarantees for high-integrity embedded software components assembly – CHESS-project
      94. Comprehensive Headlamp Environment Systems Simulation – CHESS
      95. Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System – CHESS
      96. Comprehensive Health and Epidemiological Surveillance System – CHESS
      97. Comprehensive Human Expressed SequenceS – CHESS
      98. Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions – CHESS
      99. Computerized Herd Evaluation Systems for Sows – CHESS
      100. Condensing Heat Exchanger for Space Systems – CHESS
      101. Connected HEalth Sustaining home Stay in Dementia – CHESS
      102. Connecticut Housing Engagement and Support Services – CHESS
      103. Consortium for Higher Education Software Services – CHESS
      104. Consortium of Higher Education Support Services – CHESS
      105. Convergence Hub for the Exploration of Space Science – CHESS
      106. Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source – CHESS
      107. Cornerstone Health Enablement Strategic Solutions – CHESS
      108. Correlated Hopping Enhanced Spread Spectrum – CHESS
      109. Cost of Haemophilia in Europe: a Socioeconomic Survey – CHESS
      110. Council for Health and Environmental Safety of Soils – CHESS
      111. COVID-19 Hospitalisation in England Surveillance System – CHESS
      112. Critical Health Education Studies – CHESS
      113. Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling – CHESS
      114. Culture and Heritage in European Societies and Spaces – CHESS
      115. Cutler-Hammer Engineering Services and Systems – CHESS
      116. Early Childhood Epilepsy Severity Scale – E-Chess
      117. Research School on Changing Climates in the coupled Earth System – CHESS