The Game       of Chess

The Game of Chess

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    The game of Chess is a ancient game that doesn't require batteries or electricity. It is a game of strategy, that makes you think ahead. All you need is a board, a chess set, and a opponent.
    You can take you Chess set anywhere, and always can find an opponent. Millions of people play Chess around the world.
    I was taught to play the game by my uncle Arthur, when I was nine years old. I have been playing over thirty years now. I am not an expert by any means, just a seasoned veteran that still enjoy the game.

The Game

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To me, the hardest part of learning chess is understanding how each piece moves and how the pieces work together.

  • At first just try to move each piece correctly.
  • Next try to use each piece to protect, attack and defend.
  • Then think about how to best position and protect your King.
  • Next discover how to attack your opponents pieces.
  • Next learn how to break down an opponents defense.
  • Finally, how to capture your opponents King.

Don't worry about losing most of your first games, use each game to develop new strategies.

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Check -
When you place your opponent's King in direct danger of being captured on the next move.

You must move to protect your King whenever it is  placed in  Check or concede the game. You must make a move to prevent your King from being taken.
If you can not prevent your King from being taken on the next move, then you have Checkmate.

 

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Checkmate -
When the King can no longer be moved without being captured.
Game over.
Stalemate -
1) When the King is not in Check, and the only move available
would place the King into Check.

2) When the King is your only available piece and your opponent does
not capture it within 13 moves.

 

To Castle -
To move the King two spaces left or right and then move the Rook on that side over to one space left or right of the Kings new position in a single move.
There can be no pieces between the King and the Rook to Castle.
You can not Castle across a Check.

Chess Board

If you castle your King to the Left, move your King two spaces left (d1 to b1), then move  the Rook on that side one space right of the King's new position
(a1 to c1).

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If you castle your King to the Right, move your King two spaces right (d1 to f1), then move  the Rook on that side one space left of the King's new position
(h1 to e1).

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The Pieces

The King The Queen The Bishop
The Knight The Rook The Pawn