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III. Knights vs. Bishops and Combinations The following are additional general principles and concepts to keep in mind regarding playing with the Knights: A Knight can be extremely active (mobile) because of the wide territory on the board open to it, being able to jump over pieces and pawns in leaps and bounds. In a closed […]
The endgame (or end game or ending) generally refers to that phase of the game when there are few pieces and/or pawns left on the board, although naturally an endgame may be reached with many pieces and pawns left on the board. There is a fundamental principle a player must apply in all positions to […]
Some drawings by Jacqueline Penberthy of Canada a friend from the Internet.
First move by White and Black. A player has twenty (20) available moves to make as his or her opening move. For White: Queen’s Knight to a3 or c3 and King’s Knight to f3 or h3 (four possible moves), or advance any pawn to the third or fourth rank (sixteen possible pawn advances). For Black: […]
White Wins Black’s Queen
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I. Basic Moving and Capturing. The Rook is one of the two linear pieces, and one of the three major pieces (King, Queen, & Rook) . Rooks may move (and move and capture) only vertically forward and backward in files, and only horizontally left and right in ranks. A Rook may move along the length […]
Mark Lowery’s Exciting World of Chess is a large chess site dedicated to learning and playing exciting chess! From beginner to master, something for everyone. Tutorials, problems ranging from basics through tactics and strategy, and more. Active coordinated approaches to learning and playing chess result in exciting games. I developed this website to help beginners […]