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En Passant

    Perhaps the most obscure and least used move in Chess is called en passant (pronounced “aw pawsawnt”). It can only occur when a player exercises his option to move his pawn two squares…

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Castling

    Castling is a special defensive maneuver. It is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn. This move was invented in the 1500s to…



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Value of Chessmen

During a chess game you often trade in pieces for others. When you capture a piece it usually will be recaptured as the opponent is not so generous to give it to you for free….


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How Chess Pieces move

It is important in chess to handle chess pieces effectively. Each piece has a different potential. King : In short, the capture of the king piece is the object of the game. Each side gets…


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How the Squares are organised

You can start right here to learn how the chess board is organized. There are 64 squares and each square has a unique description. This is necessary because you have to write down your moves…


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Chess Board Setup

The chess board setup is very easy. Many people, mostly home players, don’t know how to place the pieces correctly. Just remember the two rules outlined here.  Rules 1) The right corner square must be…


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Basic Chess Rules

Do you want to learn chess? First get to know the names of all chess pieces. You got 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights and 8 Pawns on 64 squares. The…


Pin

    In a simple language, you are said to be creating a pin on your opponent chessman when you attack it along the ‘file’, ‘rank’ or a ‘diagonal’. This literary freezes the pinned chessmen…


Skewer

In chess, a skewer is an attack upon two pieces in a line and is similar to a pin. A skewer is sometimes described as a “reverse pin”; the difference is that in a skewer, the more valuable piece…


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