The great game of chess has two opposing sides, light colored and dark colored. The two sides are briefly called White and Black. White always goes first.

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For starters, let"s go over how many pieces there are in chess, plus the chess piece names.

Each player has 16 pieces:


1 King1 Queen2 Rooks (or Castles)2 Bishops2 Knights8 Pawns

The pieces stand on the board until they are captured. Each piece is on its own square, and moves from one square to another.

How Does a Chess Game End?

the King of one side is captured, orthe contestants agree to a draw issue.
The King moves from its square to a neighboring square,the Rook can move in its line or row,the Bishop moves diagonally,the Queen may move like a Rook or a Bishop,the Knight jumps in making the shortest move that is not a straight one, andthe Pawn moves one square straight ahead.

But the above moves are only permitted if the square the piece lands on is empty or occupied by a hostile piece.

Times when two pieces move at the same time:

When a hostile piece is "captured," (i.e. removed from the board), In "Castling,"Or in "Queening" a pawn.

Moreover, the motion of a Rook, Bishop or Queen stops when they strike an occupied square.



Thus, a Bishop on c1 may go to any square in the diagonal c1, d2, e3, f4, g5, h6 unless one of these squares is occupied;

if e3 is occupied, f4, g5, and h6 are obstructed and the Bishop may not be moved there.

The Rook, Bishop or Queen, however, can "capture" the obstruction, provided it is a hostile piece, by putting the moving piece on the square occupied by the obstruction and removing the latter into the box.

Also, the other pieces, King, Knight and Pawn, may capture hostile men. The King or the Knight, whenever they have the right to move to the square held by a hostile man, the Pawn, however, but not with a diagonal move forward to a neighboring square.

All pieces are subject to capture except the King. Its life is sacred; the player must defend it, it perishes only when no possible resource can save it from capture.

"Checkmate" occurs when a player cannot save his King from capture. When this occurs, the game is over.

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The rules listed above are not complete, and are too brief, but they give a vivid impression of the Chess struggle. We shall now explain the chess rules in detail and at length in order to illuminate the various logical consequences that come in to play.