With this method "how to play chess for dummies" you will firstly learn the movements of each piece, and then, you haveminigames available in order to consolidate your learning. We will also teach you some special movements and key situations in chess, such as the check, the checkmate or the stalemate.
Before starting a game of chess we must always check that we have placed the board correctly, the square to your right must be white.
Correct position of the board
Incorrect position of the board
Chess is a turn-based game that faces two players, one carries the white pieces and the other the black pieces. In a chess game, white pieces always start moving, next it is the turn for the black pieces, back to the white pieces, and so consequently until the game ends.
The objective of chess is to checkmate the opponent, wherewith we win the game. Likewise, we could lose the game if we get checkmated. We can also end up the game in a draw.
This are the rules of the pawn:
This are the rules of the king:
It cannot move to this squares because it will be captured
Position before castling
This are the rules of the rook:
This are the rules of the knight:
Possible movements of this knight
The knight is the only piece that can jump over other pieces
This are the rules of the bishop:
This are the rules of the queen:
A check is when we threaten the capture of the opposing king with one of our pieces. The opponent must defend himself from that check. There are three ways to defend from a check:
In chess it is impossible to capture the king. If it is your turn and you can capture it, your opponent has made an illegal move or it is checkmate.
The checkmate occurs when the opponent's king is threatened and cannot be defended. Whatever he plays, his king will be captured the next move. Whoever checkmates the opponent wins the game.
A stalemated king takes place when it is a player's turn and cannot make any legal move. The game ends in draw.