How to Play Chess

By Omar Castaņo P.

First of all, Chess is a recreational and competitive game played between two players. At the start, each player (one controlling the white pieces, the other controlling the black pieces) controls sixteen pieces.

The goal of the game is to CHECKMATE the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in "check") and there is no way to remove it from attack on the next move.

Pieces of Chess

Each group of pieces consists of:

One King ....................... king in chess

One Queen ................... Queen in chess

Two Bishops ................. Bishop in chess

Two Knights .................. Knight in chess

Two Castles or Rooks .. Castle in chess

Eight Pawns .................. Pawn in chess

This game is played on a square chequered chessboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight square with alternated colors (generally Black and White).

The corner-square of the chessboard on the RIGHT of each player is always the WHITE SQUARE.


chess-white-cell

At the start, the pieces are settled as follows:

First Row

White Queen on the white-middle-square and Black Queen on the black-middle-square on the other side; White King on black square and Black King on white one near the Queen; then Bishops, Knights and Rooks.

Second Row

The second row (or rank) is filled with the 8 pawns.

Chess-board

White Pieces begin playing.

Now, The movements of the pieces and the game rules:

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How to play chess, pieces, movements and rules.

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