Rules of Chess

Chess Notation

Chess Notation

The 64 square chess board can be broken up into individual squares based on a grid. This helps people understand and following along with chess games, especially past annotated games. 

Chess Piece Movement

Chess Piece Movement

Learn how each chess piece moves, covers, defends and attacks. Learn how to use several pieces together to form and execute a plan of attack.

En Passant

En Passant

A special rule in chess that involves a pawn capture that can only occur immediately after a pawn makes a double-step move from its starting square, and it could have been captured by an enemy pawn had it advanced only one square. 

Castling the King

Castling the King

Castling consists of moving the king two squares towards a rook on the player's first rank, then moving the rook to the square over which the king crossed.