Instructions How to Play Chess

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Instructions for playing  chess through pictures/diagrams.

Chess is a game of two people, in which one person uses the light pieces while the other plays with dark pieces. The pieces are set up at the beginning of the game, as depicted by the picture below:

chess

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The Pieces

The Queen

The strongest piece of the chess is Queen. Until this piece is blocked by any other piece, it can move an infinite number of squares in one direction, i.e. horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. The Queen can move to any of the squares with dots in the picture below.

Queen in chess

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 The Rook

The second strongest piece of the chess is Rook.
Until its path is blocked by any other piece, the Rook can move a limitless number of squares in one direction and i.e. vertical or horizontal.

Rook in chess

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The Bishop

Next to the Rook is the Bishop which can move an infinite number of squares diagonally, provided that its path is not blocked by any other piece. The picture below depicts that, the bishop started on a light square of the board and it can move just to the light squares accordingly.

Bishop in chess

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The knight

Another piece of the Chess is the Knight. It can jump between its previous and new position over the other pieces. The Knight, when it moves three spaces, forms an “L”. The Knight always lands on the square of opposite color than its original color of square.

Knights move in chess

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The King

The game is ultimately lost, when you lose The King. One square is moved by king in any direction. “The check” is the stage when the King cannot move onto a square which the opponent can capture it on. The king can move to any of the squares with dots on them, as depicted by the picture below. The King can castle as well.

King move in chess

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The Pawn

The Pawn moves forward and captures in diagonal direction. On its first move, it can move one or two squares forward but later on it moves one square at a time. The squares are indicated by ‘X’ on which the pawns may capture. If a Pawn moves to the opposite end of the board, it is instantly prompted to another piece that is usually a Queen and can never be a King or Pawn. Thus it makes it possible for both players to have more than one Queen or other pieces on the board simultaneously.

Pawn move in chess

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