Chess Moves That Win The Game

Although there are many variants to the classic chess board made of 64 squares, a traditional chess set always uses this configuration based on the first sets that came out in India. When it comes to setting up a chess board correctly, this configuration of 8 X 8 is absolutely essential in order to play a traditional game of chess with all of its basic chess moves, rules and nuances. Even cool chess sets based on unique themes such as cars and pets, use this configuration in order to make the game work. Top performers that regularly win chess competitions tend to have a certain toolbox of chess moves regularly available at their disposition as a way of defeating their opponents. Some of these chess moves can be rather complicated and beyond the scope of this article. However, let’s cover a few of the most basic ones to give you a head start on building your very own toolbox. If you are just getting started and still trying to figure out how to set up a chess board, the following information will help you.


How To Set Up a Chess Board

Another common question that many people ask is “how many pieces in a chess set”? The correct number is 32 with 9 on each row. Before learning any kind of chess moves, it is important to set up a chess board correctly. This is easily to master but still always take time to get right in the case of chess for beginners. The two most important chess pieces to put on your board are always the King chess piece and the Queen. In fact, everything else is ordered around them. The light-coloured Queen goes on the light square, while the dark Queen goes on the dark one. She has the most power of all chess moves, because she can move in every way possible – left, right, backward, and even diagonally any number of squares. However, this can only by in a straight line and she can’t jump over any chess pieces in her way. The next most important chessmen are the Bishops, which can only move diagonally either forwards or backwards. They're quite unusual in that they can jump other pieces to get to their destination. They also work together with the Rooks to do the wide range of chess moves possible with the Queen, since the Rooks can only go sideways, or forwards and backwards. Finally, the Knights always follow an “L” shape, while the Pawns have the least power and can only move forward for one square, except during their first move.


Significant Chess Moves To Master

Besides the basic moves mentioned above, it's important to add a few more to your toolbox. One is known as “castling” in which the King chess piece moves towards the Rook, if the Rooks have not yet made any moves during the game. This gives it an additional layer of protection. Another of the more interesting chess moves involves the Pawns. During the start of the game, when a pawn moves two squares forward, another Pawn can capture it on the square it jumped over. Video: Win Chess in 7 Moves
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