Settlement (chess)

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A settlement in chess is an induced forced exchange of pieces (or rarely a conversion of pawns ). The player who enforces this simplification pursues the goal of achieving a position that is easier to play for the desired outcome of the game. This simplification is not only characterized by the reduced number of stones on the board. Often in the newly created position, the way to the game goal ( mate , win, draw ...) is known to the player involved (e.g. through knowledge of the endgame ) and therefore does not require any further investigations from him.