History of Chess
History isn’t really clear. Many believe Chess has been around for over 2,000 years, and might have originated in India.
Goal of Chess
Chess is played between 2 players, which sit across from each other with a sixty-four squared board in between. Each has sixteen pieces that include: 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights, and 8 Pawns. Opponents try to knock each other out, by checkmating each others King. This will happen when the King no longer to make a move and is checkmated.
Starting a Game
You begin by laying a chessboard in between 2 players, making sure that there is a white colored square in the bottom right-hand side. The Chess pieces are laid out the exact same way for each player. You start by putting the rooks in the corners, all knights go next to them, the bishops will follow, and the Queen’s will be last with the King taking the last square. The 2nd row will be filled by pawns.
The player with the white pieces always moves first, so it’s only fair to take turns playing white and black. On each turn you get to move one of your pieces (except for one special move). Then it’s your opponent’s turn. And back and forth, you take turns until one of the kings is cornered… or your whole army is tired out!
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