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Name of the chess pieces and their moves


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The name of the chess pieces and their moves

We’ve learned in previous articles about the chess pieces and their moves. This article will be sort of a “recap” as to the name of the chess pieces and their moves, so if you don’t have time to read several articles, you can read this, but the other articles will have more details for those of you who enjoy such things! :)

The name of the chess pieces and their moves: pawn

The pawn, as you can see in the image … Read more

FIDE — What is it? A complete summary


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What is FIDE?

FIDE stands for Fรฉdรฉration Internationale des ร‰checs, which essentially stands for “International Chess Federation”. To dive into this further, we should look into what is the definition of a federation. A federation is basically a union with a purpose under a governing body. That is essentially what it is. It’s a union of chess players and chess organizers, which all answers to one governing body, something we will cover later on in the article.

What does FIDE do?

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FIDE is responsible for running many events for … Read more

How the King moves in chess


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How does the King move in chess?

The King is the most special piece on the board. Learning how the King moves in chess is critical. In the simple sense that if the King is “captured”, the game is essentially over! It would be easy to describe the King’s functioning in a sentence or two… but it’s a very significant piece, so why not devote an entire article on how the King moves in chess? :)

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The Chess King’s Looks

As you can see, the King simply a figure with … Read more

How the Queen moves in chess


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How does the Queen move in chess?

We all know the chess King is the most important chess piece on the board. But we also know the King is not the most valuable piece on the board as far as mobility goes. Who is the most valuable piece on the board? I present to you, the Queen! When we look at comparative piece value on the chessboard, the pawn = 1, Bishop and Knight = 3, Rook = 5, and Queen = 9. No wonder people make a fuss about … Read more

How the Pawn moves in chess


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How does the pawn move in chess?

“Pawns are the souls of chess”. These were the words of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. The pawns are extremely mysterious pieces. They seem so non-valuable, yet they have great potential. So to learn how the pawn moves in chess, as well as key strategies that pertain to them, are critical.

Compared to the Queen (9), Rook (5), Knight/Bishop (3), the pawn is only worth one material point. Three pawns make the value of a Knight. However, as we will delve into … Read more

How old is Chess? The history of this game


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The history of chess

Chess is such an amazing game. There is no doubt about that. Part of what makes this game amazing is that as digitized it is right now (we are taking advantage of that during the pandemic), it is yet so ancient, and we have not even changed the rules in hundreds of years! Exactly how old is chess, who invented it and came up with the rules? Many chess players ask these questions, and we will do our best to answer them in the most … Read more

The Chess Piece and the chessboard. An Introduction


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The chessboard and the pieces

Chess is such an aesthetic game, we cannot say it enough. It’s very unique in how you strategize, the number of possible games that can be played, and that at every level, there is something new that can be learned. As you may know, the battle is fought on a battlefield, called the chessboard, and is fought with cavalry, called the “chess pieces“.

I want to introduce you today to the pieces, the names of the pieces, looks, and how the chess … Read more

The King Chess Piece – It’s the most important of all of them


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Chess pieces – The king

What is the goal of the game of chess? Have you ever really thought about that, when you watch others play a game of chess, and you want to do the same? What if I told you the goal of the game is to slay the enemy chess King? You’re probably thinking, “Wow, that’s mean!”.

Yes, chess is a mean game sometimes. In honor of the most important piece on the board, we are going to devote this whole article to studying and … Read more

Famous Chess Players – Generations


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Famous Chess Players – Generations

Chess is such a beautiful game played by millions of people worldwide. Many of us dream to be the best chess player of all time. Out of the many people who play this game, only a handful of them become the world’s elite. If you put this into perspective, only 16 chess players have ever become world chess champion. We should treat these famous chess players with the utmost respect. What’s very fascinating is that every single World Chess Champion brought something significant to … Read more

Chess Rules – Do you know them all? Discover them!


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Chess rules

If you bought a chess set, you watched a movie where it is mentioned or you’ve seen chess but you don’t know the chess rules, this article is the right one. It will teach you the basics you should know according to the FIDE.

Before you start playing you should know the game requires a board, pieces and two people to be able to start. This game is a sport, shows the strategy that a person has to create in order to capture the opponent’s king … Read more