Chess is a sophisticated strategic board game designed for two players.
The board is made up of 64 squares (8 by 8).
On one side of the board are the white tools and on the other side are the black tools.
There are different types of tools. All tools and its characteristic features.
Move only in straight lines (forward, backward, right or left) to as many squares as he wants.
Moves only in diagonal lines to as many squares as he wants.
Move two squares straight (forward, backward, right or left) and one sideways.
The only one who can skip over other tools.
The most powerful tool in the game. Move in any direction she wants and as many squares as she wants.
The most important tool in the game. Move one square in any direction.
Move one square forward.
Can move two squares forward only if it is his first move (can still move one slot, depending on the player’s intend).
The only one who eats not as he moves – eats diagonally only one square. (Only diagonally forward, not backward).Each player starts with 16 tools.
Each player starts with 16 tools:
Arranging The Tools:
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Notice that the White King is against the Black King and the White Queen is against the Black Queen (there is a common mistake that they are crossed).
How To Play?
The game is a turn game.
Each player in turn moves one tool in his possession according to the rules of each tool indicated above.
The player with the white tools first starts the game.
When player A’s tool hits player B’s tool, the same tool of player B comes out of the game.
What Is Check?
Check means that you are attacking the king.
What Is Checkmate?
Checkmate says you are attacking the king and your opponent has no way to escape. In this case you won the game.
There Is A Possibility Of A Draw?
When you are not attacking the king but any move your opponent will make will in turn cause you to hit the king. This situation ends the game with a draw.
How To Win?
The first to hit the king is the winner or in other words – checkmate!
If it’s not so clear to you, you are welcome to watch our tutorial video at the top of the page 🙂
The game forces the player to think a few moves ahead. Which improves thinking and memory. The game sharpens the ability to abstract and patience.
Following Netflix’s super successful series – “Queen Gambit” – masses of parents are more interested in the game of chess and expose their children to this fascinating game.
We highly recommend exposing the kids to this game. There is a good chance that you will be able to take them off the screens for a while and focus them on this fascinating game that can only contribute to them.
Suitable for ages 5+