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Welcome to PawnBreak if you are new to Chess. This article is the first of a series of lessons that will teach you how to play Chess. At the end of these articles, you will be mastering the rules and ready to check more advanced lessons. We will see what is a Chessboard, how to identify squares, and what is the goal of the game.

Now that you know what the chessboard and the pieces look like, you may wonder what the purpose of Chess is.

Very simply put, the goal of Chess is to capture the enemy’s King! Of course, as you are trying to capture the enemy’s King, the opponent is trying to capture your King as well …

To ensure a better understanding of the articles you will find on this website, it is now necessary that you “speak Chess”. So I will take through the few conventions and annotations. Please bear with me, this is going to be as quick as possible!

And the first element to detail is the Chessboard.

There was a small trap in the last quiz: did you notice that the Chessboard was displayed from Black’s point of view ?

Now that you know everything about the Chessboard, it is time to look at all those pieces on top of it and how they move ! Follow the links to learn about how the King, the Queen, the Rook, the Bishop, the Knight and the Pawn are moving !

are moving !

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