Which Chessboard Should I Buy? – Which Way Does It Go?

I’m going to put together a series of videos to teach the absolute beginner about how to play chess. I’m not going to assume any chess knowledge, so I’ll be covering all the basics, with some tips and advice I’ve gathered from 50 years of playing chess. I hope to answer two questions in this …Continue reading: Which Chessboard Should I Buy? – Which Way Does It Go?

Special Chess Rules – Castling, part 2

There are a couple of matters that chess beginners (and even some advanced players) don’t completely understand about the rules for castling; this article should clear up those misconceptions. Can the King castle if it has been checked? Some players … usually brand new players … mistakenly believe that if the King has ever been …Continue reading: Special Chess Rules – Castling, part 2

Special chess moves – the en passant chess move

This is the ninth in my series of articles about how the chess pieces move. This article will cover the rule about the en passant capture. My next article will cover the rule about pawn promotion, and then we’ll move on to the rules about check and checkmate. After that I plan to have a …Continue reading: Special chess moves – the en passant chess move

Special Chess Rules – Pawn Promotion

Today’s article is about Pawn promotion. And along with the rules about Pawn promotion, we will take a little step into endgame strategy. The pawn is the lowly foot soldier of chess. And though it is the weakest of the pieces, it can have a huge impact on the outcome of a game. The gain …Continue reading: Special Chess Rules – Pawn Promotion

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