Chess is the game for the intellectually inclined, and you’re going to need a lot of patience if you want to be able to succeed at it. It requires strategy, planning, timing, and again, patience. If you’ve never played chess before, then worry not – we’ll give you a quick rundown of the rules right here.
Chess is played on a board of 64 squares, with two rows on each side being occupied by the black team’s and the white team’s pieces. Each team has 16 pieces to start with, namely a King, a Queen, two Bishops, two Knights, two Rooks, and eight Pawns. All pieces except for the Pawns occupy the outer row of the board, and the Pawns are lined up on the row just inside of the outer row.
Each team must try to eliminate the other’s King using their pieces. Each piece can move in different ways, in different patterns, and a different number of squares at a time. To eliminate an opponent’s piece, you must move one of your pieces to the position that piece was in.
The game ends when one King has been eliminated. This is called a Checkmate. The game ends in a Stalemate when it becomes impossible for either King to be eliminated.