Basic Chess Terms Every Beginner Should Know

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Okay, so you got interested in chess. But sometimes, the chess terms might come in your way and confuse you a lot. Don’t worry! In this guide, I have tried to break down all the chess terminologies I think every beginner should know, in a simplified way. Reading this guide, you will have a good … Read more

Basic Chess Rules Every Chess Player Should Know!

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Here are the basic rules of chess: The main objective of a player in a chess game is to checkmate the opponent king. Checkmate means when the king is in threat (under attack) by opponent piece or pieces but has no legal ways to get out of that threat. The game immediately ends whenever a … Read more

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, 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