Rook: The Most Straightforward Piece in Chess

Rook: The Most Straightforward Piece in Chess

The rook is the piece in chess that dominates the straight lines. Whether vertical or horizontal, the straight lines are the paths that the rook …

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The Chess Pieces for Newbies (Names & Values)

The Chess Pieces for Newbies (Names & Values)

When you are a newbie in chess, you must understand what you have in your hands. Half of the chess set is the board, and …

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The Best Size for the Chessboard

The Best Size for the Chessboard

You can find chessboards of any size. From one the size of a fingernail to one the size of a soccer stadium field. What is …

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How to Set Up a Chessboard | Step-by-Step Guide

How to Set Up a Chessboard | Step-by-Step Guide

When you are new in chess, you may find overwhelming to set up everything on the board to start to play. You find yourself with …

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Bishop: The Easiest Piece in Chess!

Bishop: The Easiest Piece to Play in Chess!

The bishop is a unique chess piece. It could be one of the most powerful pieces, rivaling the queen, if it had not had half …

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Obey the Chess Rules: Understand the King in Check!

Obey the Chess Rules: Understand the King in Check!

Everybody knows that “check” is like a magical word in chess. At the same time, not everybody understands exactly what it means. Maybe you know …

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King and Queen: Correct Placement on the Chessboard

You are ready to start a fierce chess battle with an old friend… You have the chessboard. You have the chess pieces. “No mercy!”, you …

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Can You Win in Chess with Just a Queen?

The queen in chess is a kind of obsession for all players. Like it or not, you have to take special care of your queen …

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Can You Win in Chess with Just a King?

Can You Win in Chess with Just a King?

The final and inevitable surrender of a king under threat is the exciting climax in a chess game. The triumphant victory and the heartbreaking defeat …

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Beyond Checkmate: Unconventional Ways to Secure a Win in Chess without Check

Beyond Checkmate: Unconventional Ways to Secure a Win in Chess without Check

Everybody knows that checkmate is the climax of chess! Check comes in crescendo! When you are thinking about chess: “check, and check, and checkmate” are …

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The Elusive Capture: Why the King Cannot be Taken in Chess

The Elusive Capture: Why the King Cannot Be Taken in Chess

In the world of chess, where the pieces move with calculated precision, there exists a singular puzzle that echoes through the silence of the board. …

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Chess En Passant: Unveiling the Mystical Capture That Defies Pawn Logic

Chess “En Passant”: Unveiling the Mystical Capture that Defies Pawn Logic

Chess, often referred to as the “game of kings,” is a complex and strategic battle of wits that has captivated minds for centuries. One of …

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12 Unique Tips to Improve in Chess

Chess, an age-old board game of strategy and skill, never ceases to captivate the minds of its players. Becoming proficient in this illustrious game might …

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