Chess 101: Basics, History, and Fun Facts About the World's Most Popular Game


Chess Basics

Chess is a strategy game, played by two players, who take turns to get better positioning on the chessboard in order to capture the other players’ king.


Pawns: Move forward unless they are capturing an opponent’s piece. In that case they can move diagonally.

Knights: Can move in “L” shapes, either two squares vertically and on square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically. They can also jump over other pieces during the game.

Bishops: Move diagonally forwards or backwards across the board for any amount of spaces.

Rooks: Move forwards or backwards, horizontally or vertically, across the board for any amount of spaces.

Queen: Moves horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, in any direction, and for any amount of spaces.

King: Can move one square in any direction.


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