• When should you Castle?

    When should you Castle?

    Castling is a special double move which uses the King and the Rook.  We’ve already shown you how to Castle and now we’re going to show you when you might want to use this special move. You must remember that control [...]

  • Why is Chess considered to be a game of tactics and strategy?

    Why is Chess considered to be a game of tactics and strategy?

    When you start to play, you may have a set strategy in mind.  It’s worked before.  It must work again – right? Wrong.  Opponents react differently to your strategies and whilst one opponent may not have a clue as to [...]

  • The most powerful Chess piece is the Queen…

    The most powerful Chess piece is the Queen…

    Ok, so we all know that the King is the most important piece because, well, if the King is taken, then it’s game over.  This post discusses not which piece is the most important, but that the Queen is arguably [...]

  • Show me how to castle, en passant capture and promote…

    Show me how to castle, en passant capture and promote…

    Castling   The rules of castling are actually very simple: two pieces are needed – the King and the Rook; neither the King nor the Rook can have moved since the game started; there must be no pieces in between [...]

  • How to end a game of Chess

    How to end a game of Chess

    You must remember that the aim of the game is to place the opponent’s King under attack so that the opponent cannot make a legal move.  This is called checkmate and the person who achieves this, has won the game. [...]

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