How do you play chess?
The board layout for chess is an 8x8 square grid, adjacent
squares having alternating dark or light color. There are two
players, whose pieces begin the game on opposite sides. One player
has 16 light-colored pieces (White) and moves first. The other
player has 16 dark-colored pieces (Black). Subject to the actual
rules, these are the pieces and how they move : * King (1 each) -
one square in any direction, more in special move "castling". *
Queen (1 each) - any number of squares in a straight unblocked line
* Rook / Castle (2 each) - any number of squares vertically or
horizontally (unblocked) * Bishop (2 each) - any number of squares
diagonally (same color and unblocked) * Knight (2 each) - one
square vertically or horizontally, then one diagonally (L shape) -
never blocked * Pawn - (8 each) - one square forward only, option
of two on first move Pieces "attack" an opponent piece by occupying
the same square, removing the opponent piece. Pawns, however,
attack one square ahead diagonally, as opposed to how they move.
For tournament play, clocks are used to give each player equal time
to plan and move, while allowing for a limit to the length of the
competition. (For complete rules, see links.)
To set up the board, make sure a light colored square is on the
Rooks are placed in the corners. Knights are beside them. Then
come the Bishops. King and Queen are placed in the center. The
Queen always starts on her own color (Black's Queen starts on a
dark square; White's starts on a light square).
The 8 pawns are lined up in front of the back pieces.
You can look to the two related links below on how to play chess