Monday, 20 September 2010

Rules of chess

When it comes to playing chess there are some basic rules which need to be followed. First of all, keep in mind that the board is divided into exactly sixty four squares with alternate black and white checks. There are six pieces of varying numbers and the players are expected to either take up the black or the white piece or make a move accordingly. Unless the game of chess is being played in some kind of tournament players can take a lot of time to finish up the game. However the process of time management is extremely important when people are playing in a championship.

It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the pieces on the board.

-The King- Now you must keep in mind that the piece of the king is allowed to move in any which way including diagonally. At any given point of time do not place two kings side by side because that increases the chances of one king being under attack.

-The Queen- It is relevant to remember that in any game of chess, the queen is definitely the most important and vital to the game. The queen is allowed to move in any which way across the squares. So you can move the piece of the queen straight or vertically or diagonally depending on what you need to do.

-The Knight- The Knight usually moves in an L shape pattern and does not have a fixed way of moving and resembles a horse.

-The Pawn-They are usually considered to be the weakest pieces in a game of chess. Pawns can be promoted to a higher order during the course of the game through special moves.

-The Rook-The rook is extremely small and is allowed to move both vertically and horizontally across the board.

-The Bishop-You can move the bishop diagonally across the board in a straight line.

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