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How to Play Chess: Rules, Pieces and Getting Started

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  • Where do Chess Pieces Really Get Their Names?

    Where do chess pieces really get their names? Chaturanga Chess Pieces The following is a brief history of chess. Chess started with a game known as “Chaturanga” which originated in India. Its literal translation was “Four Divisions” in the sense of a military. It had infantry, chariots, elephants, and cavalry which would evolve into their […] More

  • Chess Basics for Beginners: What is Chess?

    Many people around the globe are familiar with the game of chess. Millions play it. But of these, far fewer can tell you just how old the game is and where it began. Still, the larger number is those that know the name, what the game looks like but very little else. Chess is a […] More

  • How to Play Chess

    Chess Rules: Easy – How to Get Started with Chess

    Rules of Movement Let’s cover the rules of play on the board. To start the match, the white pieces always move first. In a turn-based fashion, players take alternative moves. Moving is mandatory; it is illegal to skip a turn. This process is continued until one player is checkmated or the match comes to a […] More

  • Chess Play

    How to Move Chess Pieces: The Basics

    Chess Pieces & Moves We will run down a summary of the chess pieces and their functions, as well as the basic and special moves of the game. King moves in Chess The king can move one square in any direction.  White starts with the king on the first rank to the right of the queen. Black starts with […] More

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