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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _|_|_|_| |_| |_| |_|_|_|_| |_|_|_| |_|_|_| |_| |_|_ _|_| |_|_ _ |_|_ _ |_|_ _ |_| |_|_|_|_| |_|_|_| |_|_| | |_|_| | |_|_ _ _ |_| |_| |_| _ _|_| _ _|_| |_|_|_| |_| |_| |_|_|_|_| |_|_|_| |_|_|_| ============================================================================= CHESSMESTER 8000 Various Systems / Games Basic Strategy And Rules FAQ Version 1.0 Thursday, June 27, 2002 Mike A Truitt ============================================================================== Contents: I About this FAQ I I Version History I I I History of Chess I V Introduction V Basic Strategies V I Advanced Strategies V I I Other V I I I Notes and Thanks ============================================================================== I ABOUT THIS FAQ ============================================================================== This FAQ is actually Part one in a two part set. Since the two parts do not have much relation, I feel as though I can release this FAQ even before I have started the second half. In this half, I will describe how to play and some basic strategies as well as some little known information. In the second half of the FAQ I will give the reader *you* some test to test your ability. Since that section will be quite large in size, it is unlikely that I will release one giant FAQ that is not in zipped format. Thank you for reading this FAQ and have fun! _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ Much of this information in this FAQ has came from _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ own knowledge of the game of Chess. However, there ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ are a few web sites that I would like to thank for _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ providing some valuable information. The Chess Haven ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ in particular. They have many great pages and links _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ please go check them out as soon as possible. ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ While I was searching around one night on the internet, I noticed that there is an overwhelmingly large amount of Chess video games that have been around for a long time, and NONE of them have had FAQs written for them. I feel that I am fairly well briefed about the art of Chess and feel I can write an adequate FAQ for the game. Also, if you feel like you can, in some way make a contribution to this FAQ, please do so by sending me an e-mail. I will be sure to give you full credit. ____________ Legal Notice ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ This FAQ is copyrighted work of its author Mike Truitt. Any usage not noted by its author in this FAQ is strictly forbidden. If you would like to have my FAQ posted on your site then simply send me an e-mail asking permission to use the FAQ, as well as a link or address to your website. Send any and all e-mails about this game / FAQ to mat2810@cs.com with the subject line "Chess FAQ" anything else might not be read. ============================================================================= I I VERSION HISTORY ============================================================================= ___________ Version 1.0 I had just come up with the idea of this FAQ and started to ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ type it up and organize it. By the end of this actual update, there will be all of the information needed to make it an adequate FAQ. Saturday, June 15, 2002: 9 Kb Sunday, June 16, 2002: 50 Kb Wednesday, June 19, 2002: 65 Kb Wednesday, June 26, 2002: 95 Kb Thursday, June 27, 2002: 114 Kb ____________ Last Updated Thursday, June 27, 2002 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ============================================================================= I I I THE HISTORY OF CHESS ============================================================================= ________________ HOW CHESS SPREAD ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Many legends and myths have credited the creation of Chess to many obscure historical figures. Some devout Christian groups have given the credit to King Solomon, who is often referenced in the Bible. However, others have said that the Greek god Hermes was the rightful developer of this great game. Still Hansing, the Chinese mandarin is also given credit for the creation of Chess. Chess even owes its name to the Persian language. "Shah" the Persian word for king, and "Shah Mat" meaning the King is dead is used for Check mate. Through research and other methods, many scientist have come to believe that the first variation of what is known today as Chess originated in the fifth to seventh century AD. Some of these scientist have even claimed that the exact year was 531 AD, but with so many disputes and actual date will never be known. There are even some claims that the first game was played around 100 AD, but with no proof to back the point up, the theory was quickly thrown out by just about everyone. However, it is agreed by almost every historian that the first variation, or variant, of Chess did originate in the area that is now known as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Middle East, and was known as "Chaturanga" which is the name of the battle formation of the Indian army. The formation known as the Chaturanga, was mentioned in the classic Indian novel, "Mahabharata". Even the name Chess has been taken from the Although the exact country of origin is unknown, historians do believe that they know exactly how the early variants of Chess spread though out Persia, and then Europe, and finally the world; It was in the eight century that the Middle East was invaded by a militant group of Arabs, that called themselves "The Moors" invaded Persia and the Middle East. The soldiers, being captivated by the locals in these areas, soon after they had captured them, about the game that they were playing. Not long after, the soldiers were taught by the natives this newly developed game of strategy and skill. Throughout the next decades, the many variants of Chess spread quickly through the Moor population. In the year 711 AD, when the Moors chose to invade Spain, naturally the brought their favorite game with them. After the soldiers held a strong base in both Spain and Portugal, the soldiers were eager to teach the Spaniards and the Portugese the game they had been taught not so long ago. Much like it did with the Moors, Chess spread quickly though Spain, and then ravaged its way all around Europe. Around the time period that Chess became popular in Europe, a group of malicious invaders from Scandinavia known as the Vikings began their reign of terror over Europe. Traveling from town to town, looting and destroying, the Vikings were able to discover the mind game that captivated millions and adopted it as if it were their own litter beserker. Through the travels of the Vikings, they too spread the game that they had learned. Even the great Eric the Red was not invulnerable to the power of Chess. Spreading the game on to his lands in England and Iceland, and then later Leif Ericson (Eric's son... get it?) passed it on to his conquered lands in Greenland. It was also the Vikings that were credited for creating the first set of "modern day" chess pieces, which were made entirely out of ivory. It was these Europeans that devised the game the way it is known today. Giving the pieces names and roles based on their society and lifestyle. Based on the pieces and their meanings, one can get a good medieval history lesson by simply studying the pieces. *Which, by the way, I will be giving you one later on in this section* During the pre-middle ages area, board games would often be banned by the church or kings. Yet, Chess still maintained its popularity over time. Eventually, the game of Chess became associated with only the most elite of the elite and the rich society, the smartest people, and of course the rich. As this association became more and more widespread, the kings and other nobles of the area accepted Chess as an acceptable game in society. By the time the Fifteenth century came around, Chess was widely known as "The Royal Game," which it is still often called today. From this time until the mid Nineteenth century not much about Chess changed. But in the middle of the Nineteenth century, a new rule was added. If a Pawn made it to the back row while the Queen of the same color was still in play, then the Pawn IS allowed to be promoted to a Queen. Before this rule was set into play then the player had to give himself a different Bishop, Rook, or Knight. It was also during this era that a uniform set of pieces were made. Since the Middle Ages, Chess pieces went through eras where they would be either extremely detailed and fancy, or basic looking and plain. It was decided to make the pieces plain and basic, the pieces chosen are the same ones that come on standard sets today for a few reasons. For one, it was much cheaper to produce a large supply of, and since you could produce more sets, then the price of the sets would go down, which makes set more access able to the public. All throughout Europe and Asia pieces were different too. The "Elephant" in Russia and the "Fool" in France had both evolved into what is now known as the Bishop. The Rook also had many odd counterparts. Everything from ships to chariots were used to represent it, but during this era, it was officially set up for it to look like the castle. The King was formally set to be the largest piece on the board, and he was given a crown. Queens were also made larger due to their generally more important stature. Just about the only piece that didn't go through any change was the Pawn, which was always a pathetic little piece. By 1835, the first official set of Chess pieces were designed by Nathaniel Cook and produced by Howard Staunton. Not soon after, these pieces were known as the Staunton set. To this day, only the Staunton set of Chess pieces are used in competition. Thirty one years later, the first international Chess champion was crowned, Wilhelm Steinitz. This is often known as the first day of the modern era of Chess. _________ THE RULES ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Earlier in this section, I mentioned that the first known variant of Chess was known as Chaturanga. The rules were very similar to how they are today. First off, you had an eight by eight square board with many different pieces placed on this board. Of these pieces, the most notable and powerful one was the King (imagine that). In order for victory to be achieved, one had to successfully capture their opponents King. However, turns were not based on the "turn" cycle that we go by today. Dice were used to determine who moved and what the had to move. Unlike the Chess of today, the Chataranga could have been played with as many people as one chose. Eventually, Chaturanga evolved into a much similar game known to its players as "Shatrani". In Shatrani, a new piece was added to the set. This piece was known as the counselor. Not much else about the Shatrini was different from the Chaturanga, outside of the ways to victory. In Chaturanga the only way to obtain victory was to successfully capture your opponents King. But in Shatrani you could either capture the King, or you could win by capturing every piece on the board except for your opponents King. It was also brought about by Shatrani that the game of Chess was narrowed down to a two player game. Not much has changed from the introduction of the Shatrani version of the game until around 1300. It was in this time frame when the Pawn's opening move was changed from strictly one space move to the "one or two space move" that it is today. This rule change was not accepted by many though. Many believe that it took as many as 300 years for this rule change to be fully accepted into the Chess society's rules. Chess was still an underground game in the late 1400s until a couple of new rules were introduced and the game's popularity rose very quickly from there. There were two rule changes that took effect in the year 1475. For one, if a Pawn were to reach the very back row of the opponents side, it could be promoted to a Queen. Before this rule, it would only be promoted any every other piece but the Queen. The "Elephant" piece, which could only move in two spaces in the diagonal direction, was changed to the Bishop, which could move in any amount of spaces in the same diagonal direction. These new rule changes allowed for much more strategy to be used when playing, and due to this, Chess' "game for the smart only" reputation began to be formed. During this era, the "castle" move was first starting to be used. However, not much is known about its usage until the late Eighteenth century, so many believe that it was used only by the best Chess players, and only on extremely rare occasions. ____________________________ RELATION TO MEDIEVAL SOCIETY ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ When most people first look at their Chess board, they simply see a bunch of pieces and a board. Chess, however, is much more than just that. It is a historical representation of how, exactly, Medieval society was ran. The King, in Chess is the most valuable piece on the board and should be kept at all cost. Similarly, in medieval society, the king was the supreme ruler of the land, and the church in some areas. The parallelism can easily be shown with this piece. The Queen, in Chess is the most mobile, and best piece in many opinions. Many believe that queens had very little power and almost no say in what sort of governmental actions that were going on during her rule. Yet, this could be no more further from the truth. Queens were greatly respected women in society and would often have their say, directly in what was going on *not to mention her ability to "influence" some of the king's decisions*. This is no more evident than in the great Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I. Bishops are one of the more powerful pieces in chess and have a great influence in how the game is played out in every game played. Similarly, the Church in the middle ages was more important than just about everything, including family in some instances. But, just like the kings ability to take over the Church (Henry VIII) the Bishops do not have nearly as much power as the King or the Queen in either situation. Knights representing the military forces of medieval times. With their own tactical strategy, knights show how the military would often use an unusual technique when they would fight. Much like the fighters in the middle ages, the Knights are one of the most feared pieces in the game. The Castles which, in the game are greatly respected, but rarely have a great effect on the game are easily comparable with the nobles of the Medieval times. Both of them have a good reputation, but neither really do that much when it comes down to it. Finally, the Pawns. Much like the peasants of the era, they outnumber all of the other pieces, and when played correctly can win the game for any player, or overthrow a government (French Revolution), both similar, yet non-congruent actions. Be mindful of these pieces, they are the ones that run the show. ============================================================================= I V INTRODUCTION ============================================================================= In this section I will show you the standard chess board and all of its pieces, as well as what the pieces mean and how to use them. Hopefully this section will give you all of the background information you will need to grasp even the most basic concept of Chess, even if you have never played before... _________ THE BOARD ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ First off is the board, an eight by eight grid of alternating black and white boxes in which the game is played. 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Often times for competitions and other higher class games of chess the board and all of its pieces will be made out of crystal, ivory, granite, marble, and other such materials, but by far the greatest Chess set that I have ever seen was made entirely out of duct tape. However, if you can not afford a board of such quality, you can find others out there made from plastic or cardboard. But since you are playing a video game, then it really does not matter, does it? __________ THE PIECES ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ In the traditional game of Chess, each competitor has sixteen total pieces (eight pawns, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, one queen, and one king) of designated color (black or white). However, with the wide popularity of Chess and video game programmers needing to make some extra options, there is a wide variety of different pieces and colors that you will be able to choose from. With so many of the options out there, I will not even begin to try to touch each of the different sets that are out there, because there are thousands, and lets face it, no one really cares. In this section, I will describe the pieces only. I will show there moves in a later section. ________ The Pawn The Pawn is the most basic and abundant of all of the pieces in ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Chess. However, if used correctly, your pawns can be your greatest weapon that you have. There are eight pawns in the game and they get placed on the board as shown... ______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _________ The Rooks For the beginning Chess Player, the rook can be an ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ effective tool in there bag, and one of the most often used pieces in the game. But as one gets better at the game, the commonness of the Rook seems to deplete, but it is still an effective piece to have on the board. The Rook s are placed on the board as shown... _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | Rook |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | Rook | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | Rook | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| Rook | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ___________ The Knights The Knights, or as they are often called, the horse. If you ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ can use the Knight effectively, you will become a really great Chess player. With its unique mobility, it is no wonder that the Knight is often forgot about by Novice and Mediocre players. 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This is probably because the Bishops can be the most effective set-up piece on the board. If you use both of your Bishops correctly, then you will be able to out maneuver just about every person you will play. The Bishops are set up on the board as shown... _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| Bishop |XXXXXXXX| | Bishop | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | Bishop | |XXXXXXXX| Bishop |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _________ The Queen By far the Queen is the best piece in the game as far as ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ mobility and power are concerned. Most will advice not to bring your Queen out too early and to keep her when you actually need to power. However, some of the quickest games have occurred because of the fact that the Queen was taken out at such an early time. When placed on the board, the Queen will ALWAYS get her color (Black Queen will go on the black spot). The locations of the Queens are as shown... _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| BQueen |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | WQueen | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ________ The King Last but not least is the King. In all honesty, the King is ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ worthless. He has very little mobility and no real attack strategy. The only thing he is good for is hiding. Yet you must protect this blue blooded piece at all cost. Or else the consequences will be grave. The King is placed next to the Queen on his opposite color. The king is placed on the board as shown... _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | King | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| King |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ After you have set up the board and all of the pieces, the board should look like this, with the black set of pieces being on top, and the white ones on bottom. From this set-up you will be ready to begin the game... _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | Rook | Knight | Bishop | King | Bqueen | Bishop | Knight | Rook | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | Pawn | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | Rook | Knight | Bishop | King | WQueen | Bishop | Knight | Rook | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _________ THE MOVES ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ____ Pawn The Pawn is an intricate piece. When it first starts out, it can move ¯¯¯¯ either one or two blocks strait ahead of it. Once it is out of its starting position, however, it may only move one block ahead. It also has a unique attack. In order for the pawn to capture an opponents piece, it must attack diagonally, ahead of it and only one space. Here is a diagram of the Pawns possible options... _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | *03* | *02* | *03* | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | Pawn | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | Pawn | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ *01* The Pawn's two options when it starts out. *02* The Pawn's only move once it has moved out of its original starting position *03* The Pawn's two possible ways to attack. ____ Rook The Rook's moves are much more logically based than the Pawn's. It ¯¯¯¯ may move and attack in strait, unblocked paths. _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | Rook | *01* | *01* | *01* | *01* | *01* | *01* | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ *01* These spaces are anywhere that the rook can move or attack. _______ Knights The Knights have a very odd pattern of attack. They can only move ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ in the shape of an "L". Two spaces in one direction, and then one in a perpendicular direction. The Knight is also unique in that they are the ONLY piece that has the ability to travel OVER another piece. _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | Knight | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ *01* All of the spaces that the Knight can move and attack ______ Bishop The Bishop is also another methodical attacker. Much like the Rook, ¯¯¯¯¯¯ the Bishop can only travel in strait lines, but unlike the Rook, he only does it in diagonals. _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | Bishop | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ *01* All of the spaces that the Bishop can attack or move to. _____ Queen The Queen is by far the most mobile piece in the game. She is able to ¯¯¯¯¯ move like both the Bishop and the Rook. ______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | *01* | | *01* | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | *01* | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | *01* | *01* | *01* | Queen | *01* | *01* | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | *01* | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | *01* | | *01* | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| *01* |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ *01* All of the places that the Queen can move or attack to. ____ King The King will serve no attack purposes in the normal game of Chess ¯¯¯¯ unless he is used out of complete desperation. He can move one block in any direction. _______________________________________________________________________ | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| *01* | *01* | *01* |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| | *01* | King | *01* | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| *01* | *01* | *01* |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ *01* All of the places that the King can attack or move. _________ THE RULES ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ When playing Chess, you main goal is to obtain "Checkmate" over your opponent by making his King have no more legal moves left while he is in check. A "legal" move for a King is described as; Any move that does not put the King into check. However, if your opponent has no legal moves left for his King, but is not in check, then the game is a Stalemate, or a draw. If this is confusing to you, here is a diagram that hopefully simplifies it... _________ Checkmate ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | W Rook | |XXXXXXXX| B King | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | W Rook | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Now providing that there is not a piece that can take the White rook in the last row, then this game is a checkmate. _________ Stalemate ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| B King | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | W Rook | |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | W Rook | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ If it came down to this where black has no more pieces on the board but his king and he got in this position, then the game would stalemate and each player gets a draw. You can also get a stalemate if there are a couple of special instances that occur: _________ Reason #1 Both of the players get tired of playing and agree to ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ end the game in a draw. _________ Reason #2 Draw By Repetition: If both players make the exact same ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ series of moves for three strait times then the game is ended because of "Draw by Repetition" _________ Reason #3 50 Move Rule: If neither player is able to successfully ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ capture one of his opponents pieces AND neither player has moved a pawn in their last 50 moves. _________ Reason #4 Insufficient Materials: If both players have only the ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ following then the game is a draw due to "Insufficient Materials to Checkmate"... _____ Set 1 Only one Knight left *no other pieces* ¯¯¯¯¯ _____ Set 2 Only one Bishop left *no other pieces* ¯¯¯¯¯ _____ Set 3 Only two Knights left *no other pieces* ¯¯¯¯¯ The only other way to end a game that I have not already shown here is by quitting. This is often done if Checkmate is inevitable and you simply want to save some time and get you loss over with. _____________ KEEPING SCORE ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ You will often see Chess games written down, but many do not know what exactly those letters and numbers mean. This is a simple thing to figure out, once you know what you are looking for. First off, you need to know what the lowercase letters and numbers mean. Simply follow the graph of the board to see what each one means... ______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | a8 | b8 | c8 | d8 | e8 | f8 | g8 | h8 | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | a7 | b7 | c7 | d7 | e7 | f7 g7 | h7 | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | a6 | b6 | c6 | d6 | e6 | f6 | g6 | h6 | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | a5 | b5 | c5 | d5 | e5 | f5 | g5 | h5 | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | a4 | b4 | c4 | d4 | e4 | f4 | g4 | h4 | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | a3 | b3 | c3 | d3 | e3 | f3 | g3 | h3 | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | | a2 | b2 | c2 | d2 | e2 | f2 | g2 | h2 | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | a1 | b1 | c1 | d1 | e1 | f1 | g1 | h1 | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ As you can tell letters are given to the vertical and numbers are given to the horizontal rows. Once you have this basic concept down, then the rest is quite simple. The letter in front of the series is the first letter of the piece that moved. *Nd7* Can you figure out what piece moves where? If so then you are fine. If there is an "x" between the letters, that signifies a capture has taken place *dxe5*. If there is a "+" after the series then that means there was a check *Qxe4+*. Finally, if there are two "++" then that means checkmate *Bf2++*. ============================================================================= V BASIC STRATEGIES ============================================================================= ________ CASTLING ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Castling is one of the more basic moves that can get your King out of an early jam or to further any protection that you might have already set up. At first castling may seem a bit complicated, but once you have learned how to do it, then you will realize just how simple this move is. First off, you need to have your King and one of your Rooks in their original spots. This means that neither one of them could have moved at any point during the game. Secondly, their should be only blank spots on the board between them. This means that you should have your Bishop, Knight, and maybe your Queen moved before this move can be thought about done. From there the last part is quite simple. All you need to do is move your King two blocks in the direction towards the Rook and then place the Rook on the opposite side of the King. If this seems confusing to you, here is a diagram of what Castling should look like... ______ Before ¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | Rook |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| King |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _____ After ¯¯¯¯¯ ______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| King | Rook | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ That shows the Basic "Castle Queen Side". To do the "Castle King Side" just follow the following diagrams... ______ Before ¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| King |XXXXXXXX| | Rook | | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _____ After ¯¯¯¯¯ _______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | Rook | King |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ That was all of the possible Castles that you can do in a game of Chess. __________ EN PASSANT ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ There is another common procedure called an "En Passant". Basically it states that if a Pawn is about to be captured while it is in its original position while there is a pawn that can capture it, and the player moves him two spaces to escape the capture it is a successful escape. But if the player only moves him one space then the enemy pawn is allowed to take him "En Passant" *Which is French for In Passing*. _____ Setup ¯¯¯¯¯ _______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| B Pawn |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| W Pawn |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ___________ Safe Escape ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| W Pawn |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| B Pawn |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | --------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+--------+-------- | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ________ Not Safe ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________________________________________________________________ |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| | |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| |XXXXXXXX| 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¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ NOTE: I WILL NOT BE DOING THIS SECTION IN THIS FAQ _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ DUE TO THE IMENSE SIZE THAT THIS SECTION WILL ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ BE. HOWEVER, LOOK FOR MY NEXT FAQ TO CONTAIN _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ THIS VALUABLE INFORMATION. IT WILL BE TITLED ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ "CHESS TEST FAQ" AND SHOULD HAVE ITS FIRST _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ VERSION OUT BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY. THANK YOU ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, INTEREST, AND EFFORT _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ AND I AM VERY SORRY THAT I COULD NOT HAVE THIS ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ SECTION IN THIS FAQ. ONCE I DO GET BOTH PARTS _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ OF THIS FAQ DONE I WILL PUT THEM INTO ONE PART ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ THAT WILL ONLY BE OFFERED THROUGH A ZIPPED _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ FORMAT. ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU. ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ ============================================================================= V I I OTHER ============================================================================= ___________ QUICK TRAPS ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Often in Chess you will be able to trick your opponent into a quick victory. Not all of the quick trapss are wins, yet all of them trap your opponent into losing their Queen or another piece that is listed. Here is a list of some quick victories that are shown at The Chess Haven... _________________ The Pastor's Mate 1.e4 e5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.Qh5?! Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6?? 4.Qf7++ __________________ The Scholar's Mate 1.e4 c5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Bc4 Bg4? 5.Nxe5 Bxd1?? 6.Bxf7+ Ke7 7.Nd5++ _______________ The Fool's Mate 1.f3?! e5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.g4?? Qh4++ ___________________ Underpromotion Trap 1.d4 d5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.e3? Bb4+ 5.Bd2 dxe3! 6.Bxb4? exf2+ 7.Ke2 fxg1=N+!! 8.Rxg1 Bg4+ wins queen. ________________ Smith-Morra Trap 1.e4 c5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxc3 Nf6 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.e5 Nxe5? 7.Nxe5 dxe5 8.Bxf7+ wins the queen. ________________________ Caro-Kann Smothered Mate 1.e4 c6 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 dxe4 4.Nxd4 Nd7 5.Qe2 Nf6?? 6.Nd6++ _____________________________ Shortest Game Between Masters 1.d4 Nf6 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.Nd2 e5?! 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.h3?? Ne3 wins queen else ++. ______________________ King's Gambit Debaucle 1.e4 e5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.f4 d5 3.fxe5? Qh4+ 4.Ke2 Qxe4+ 5.Kf2 Bc5 wins queen _____________ Greedy Knight 1.e4 c5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Be2 Nxe4? 5.Qa4+ wins the knight. _____________ Budapest Trap 1.d4 Nf6 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.c4 e5 3.d5 Bc5 4.Nf3?! d6 5.Bg5? Ne4! 6.Bxd8?? Bxf2++ __________________ King and Rook Fork 1.e4 e5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.Qh5!? g6?? 3.Qxe5+ winning the Rook. ________________________ Queen's Gambit Miniature 1.d4 d5 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 b5 4.a4 c6 5.axb5 cxb5? 6.Qf3! wins a piece. ______ QUOTES ¯¯¯¯¯¯ ___________ A. Alekhine During a chess competition a chessmaster should be the ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ combination of a beast of prey and a monk. ___________ A. Alekhine Chess is not only knowledge and logic. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ____________ A. Nimzovich Why must I lose to this idiot?! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ___________ Alex Trebec It takes a lot of work to become profficient at chess. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______________ Anotoly Karpov Chess is everything - art, science and sport. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______________ Anotoly Karpov Style? I have no style. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _________ Anonymous Creating an undesired stalemate is the height of stupidity. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _________ Anonymous He who takes the Queen's Knight's pawn will sleep in the ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ streets! _______ Arrabal Chess and theater often lead to madness. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _________ B. Larsen Chess is a beautiful mistress. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _____________ Bobby Fischer I think it's almost definite that the game is drawn ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ theoretically. _____________ Bobby Fischer Chess is life. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ____________ D. Bronstein Chess is imagination. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________ David Letterman There just isn't enough televised chess. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______ Duchamp Not all artists may be chess players, but all chess players ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ are artists. _____________ E. Bogulyubov When I'm white, I win because I am white. When I am black ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ I win because I am Bogulyubov. _________ E. Mednis In chess at least, the brave inherit the earth. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________ English Proverb You may knock your opponent down with the chessboard but ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ that does not prove you are the better player. _______________ Emmanuel Lasker The hardest game to win is a won game. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________ Emmanuel Lasker On the Chessboard lies and hypocracy do not survive long. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite. _______________ Emmanuel Lasker When you see a good move, wait, look for another. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _______________ Emmanuel Lasker In chess, as it is played by masters, chance is practically ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ eliminated. _______________ Emmanuel Lasker Chess is a fight. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______________ French Proverb You cannot play at chess if you are kind-hearted. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______________ Garry Kasparov Weaknesses of character are normally shown in a game of ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ chess ______________ Garry Kasparov Chess is an art. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______________ Garry Kasparov Chess is life in miniature. Chess is battles, chess is ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ struggles. ______________ Garry Kasparov Chess is mental torture ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______ Gufeld For me, chess is life and every game is like a new life. ¯¯¯¯¯¯ Every chess player gets to live many lives in one lifetime. ___________ H. G. Wells Chess is a curse upon man. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ___________ H. G. Wells No chess player sleeps well. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ________ Horowitz One bad move nullifies 40 good ones. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______________ Indian Proverb Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ bathe ______________ Irving Chrenev Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ it, but that is the fault of life, not chess. ________________ J. R. Capablanca A good player is always lucky. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______________ K. Ilyumzhinov If FIDE were to return to Karpov and Kasparov, it would mean ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ regress and a return to the past. ____________ M. Botvinnik Yes, I have played a blitz game once. It was on a train in ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 1929. ____________ M. Botvinnik Chess, like any creative activity, can exist only through ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ the combined efforts of those who have creative talent, and those who have the ability to organize their creative work. ____________ M. Botvinnik Chess is the art of analysis. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______ M. Tal There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine. ¯¯¯¯¯¯ ______ M. Tal Chess is the art of which expressed the science of logic ¯¯¯¯¯¯ ________ N. Short Modern chess is too much concerned with things like pawn ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ structures. Forget it, checkmate ends the game. ________ P. Keres Chess is a test of wills. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ________ P. Keres The older I grow, the more I value Pawns. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ __________ Pandolfini Chess is a creative process. Its purpose is to find the ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ truth. To discover the truth, you must be uncompromising. You must be brave. ___________ Paul Morphy Checkers is for tramps. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ____________ R. Spielmann A good sacrifice is not one that is necessarily sound, but ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ leaves your opponent dazed and confused. ____________ R. Teichmann Chess is 99% tactics. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ___________ Reuben Fine Chess is a contest between men in which there is ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ considerable ego-involvement. In some way it certainly touches upon the conflicts surrounding aggression, homosexuality, masturbation and narcissism which becomes particularly prominent in the anal-phallic phases of development. ___________ Reuben Fine The profuse phallic symbolism of chess provides some fantasy ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ gratification for the homosexual, particularly the desire for mutual masturbation. ___________ Reuben Fine The King is a strong piece. Use it. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ____________ Richard Reti Chess is a fighting game that is purely intellectual and ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ excludes chance. ____________ Richard Reti A knowledge of tactics is the foundation of positional play. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _____________ Robert Hubner Chess is thriving. There are ever less round robin ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ tournaments ever more World Champions. _____________ S. Tartakower A chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe you have the advantage and the third...when you know you are going to lose!" _____________ S. Tartakower The winner of the game is the one who makes the next to the ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ last mistake. _____________ S. Tartakower Some part of a mistake is always correct. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _____________ S. Tartakower Moral victories do not count. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _____________ S. Tartakower It is always better to sacrifice your opponents men. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ _____________ S. Tartakower The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ made. ______________________ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Excellence at chess is one mark of the scheming ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ mind. ______ Soltis KIBITZER: One who gives good advice to your opponent. ¯¯¯¯¯¯ ___________ Sytze Faber We must make sure that chess will not be like a dead ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ language, very interesting, but for a very small group. ________ V. Anand Nowadays, if you are not a GM by age 14, you can forget ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ about it. ________________ Wilhelm Steinitz I have never played the French defense in my life, which is ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ the dullest of all openings. ________________ Wilhelm Steinitz Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ capable of having an evil thought during the game. ________________ Wilhelm Steinitz Chess is not for the timid souls. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ============================================================================= V I I I NOTES AND THANKS ============================================================================= _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ Much of this information in this FAQ has came from _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ own knowledge of the game of Chess. However, there ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ are a few web sites that I would like to thank for _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ providing some valuable information. The Chess Haven ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ in particular. They have many great pages and links _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ please go check them out as soon as possible. ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_ _-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ ¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ _-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_ ¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯-_-¯ While I was searching around one night on the internet, I noticed that there is an overwhelmingly large amount of Chess video games that have been around for a long time, and NONE of them have had FAQs written for them. I feel that I am fairly well briefed about the art of Chess and feel I can write an adequate FAQ for the game. Also, if you feel like you can, in some way make a contribution to this FAQ, please do so by sending me an e-mail. I will be sure to give you full credit. ____________ Legal Notice ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ This FAQ is copyrighted work of its author Mike Truitt. Any usage not noted by its author in this FAQ is strictly forbidden. If you would like to have my FAQ posted on your site then simply send me an e-mail asking permission to use the FAQ, as well as a link or address to your website. Send any and all e-mails about this game / FAQ to mat2810@cs.com with the subject line "Chess FAQ" anything else might not be read.

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