How to Play chess for beginners
Impress your friends! Learn the game of kings and queens.
Step 1: Set up the queens and kings
Step 2: Set up the rest of the board
Step 3: Learn the object of the game
Step 4: Learn the moves
If one of your pawns makes it to the other side of the board, you can exchange it for any other piece.
Step 5: Play a game
The player who controls the center of the board has a strong advantage.
Step 6: Capture pieces
Step 7: Capture en passant
Try to capture your opponent's most valuable pieces: the queen, castles, knights, and bishops.
Step 8: Learn to castle
Step 9: Win
Fact: The number of possible variations in a chess game has been calculated at 10 to the power of 120 – more than the number of electrons in the universe.