How to Play Chess: Rules, Pieces and Getting Started

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  • 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

    What are the Chess Game Rules?

    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

  • Where do Chess Pieces Really Get Their Names?

    Conventionally, the game pieces are divided into white and black sets, and the players are referred to as White and Black respectively. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces of the specified color, which consist of one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns. The pieces are set out as shown in the diagram and photo, with each […] More

  • Chess Play

    How to Move Chess Pieces

    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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