Chess Pieces Value (Explained With Chart!)

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In chess, we assign points to each piece to have a general idea about the strength of the pieces. In a chess game, pieces are captured as well as exchanged. Exchanging (trading) of pieces in simple words means when you sacrifice your piece to capture your opponent’s piece. Now, how will you know which pieces … Read more

How Chess Pieces Move (Explained With Pictures!)

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After you know the basic things like the chessboard structure and how to arrange the pieces, it is time to learn how chess pieces move. In short, the rook moves only horizontally, bishop only diagonally, queen both horizontally and diagonally, a knight in L shape, king in any direction but up to one step, while … Read more

Chess Board Setup: With Names, Diagrams, And Rules

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Here are the key points you need to know related to the chess board structure and setup. A chessboard has 64 squares, 32 dark squares, and 32 light squares. There is a total of 8 horizontal rows (also called ‘ranks’) and 8 vertical columns (also called ‘files’). Trick Time!: To remember what are rows and … Read more

Can You Castle If Rook Is Under Attack? (Solved!)

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One of my readers once asked me that can we castle if the rook is threatened. I thought this was a good question and many chess enthusiasts maybe also having and that’s how I ended up writing this article. So, can you castle if your rook is under attack? Yes, you can castle if the … Read more

How To Get FIDE Rating? (A Start-To-Finish Guide!)

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In today’s article, I’m going to explain to you what is FIDE Rating, how an unrated chess player can achieve the rating, which tournaments to play, how to do the complete planning for achieving the FIDE rating, plus other related questions. I can promise you that after reading this article your doubts will be cleared … Read more

How To Win Chess In 2 Moves? (Step-By-Step Guide!)

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You might already know that to win a chess game you have to checkmate your opponent. But, can achieve this checkmate faster. Can you win a chess game in 2 moves? Yes, one can win a chess game in 2 moves by the Fool’s mate. In this two-move checkmate, the black queen checkmates the white … Read more