CHESS GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

Welcome to the wonderful world of Chess. This is a beginners guide to get you started on Chess straight away. This guide teaches you all the basic rules you need to begin playing.

In this game each player takes turns to make 1 move.

This piece is called Rook. Yellow highlight are the legal moves it is allowed to make. Rooks are allowed to move any number of squares horizontal or vertical.

This piece is called Bishop. Yellow highlight are the legal moves it is allowed to make. Bishops are allowed to move any number of squares diagonal.

This piece is called Knight. Yellow highlight are the legal moves it is allowed to make. Notice Knights moves in shape of a ā€˜Lā€™.

This piece is called King. Yellow highlight are the legal moves it is allowed to make. The King is allowed to move 1 square horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

This piece is called Queen. Yellow highlight are the legal moves it is allowed to make. The Queen can move in any direction and any number of squares.

This piece is called Pawn. Yellow highlight are the legal moves it is allowed to make. Pawns can move 1 square or 2 squares forward on the first move. After the first move, pawns can only move 1 square forward.  To capture an opponent piece, you move diagonal 1 square.

This is move is called Castling. There are 2 ways you can do this either on King side or Queen side.

This is an example of capturing the opponent piece. In this example a white Knight captures a black Pawn, F3 to E5.

This move is called En Passant. Your Pawn can capture the opponent Pawn if the opponent has only moved their Pawn 2 squares forward.

Yellow highlights the legal moves a Pawn is allowed to make. When a Pawn has reached the opponents side, the Pawn is Promoted to a Queen.

The object of the game is to Checkmate the opponent King piece.

This is Stalemate when the opponent King is not able to make a legal move. This is considered a draw.

That is all the basic game rules. Now you know how to play a basic game.

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