Chess is an abstract game of strategy with no secret information. It is played on a squared board with 64 squares arrayed in an eight-by-eight grid. In the beginning, both players (one directing the white pieces, the other handling the black pieces) command sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns. The point of the game is to checkmate the rival's king, in which the king is under imminent attack (in "check"), and there is no possibility for it to retreat. There are also numerous ways a game can result in a draw.