Instructables
This is for all those people who have lost their rules sheet (there wasn't any in our first chess set) or just haven't learnt how to play and really want to learn now.

So you have (or need):
One chess board, this has 8squares by 8squares, the bottom right corner should be white, (etiquette)
32 "Chessmen" these fellows are your army, instead of the classics "red v blue" it's black v white, there are 16 white and 16 black chessmen.

Please note: All chess sets differ in some ways, especially the decorations of the pieces, but they usually share the same "shape".


Co-collaborater latobada and Burning Questions group.

Step 1: The Battlefield.

Picture of The Battlefield.
The chessboard is really a battlefield for the chessmen, and the chessmen your army (mentioned earlier)

Your chessboard is a standard black & white squared board with places for all the chessmen,
It is standard that the bottom right corner is a white square.

Step 2: Pawns.

pawnfirstmove.JPG
prawnattck.JPG
I will start off with all the chess pieces and their possibilities of attack (moves), Also I will compare like piece to like piece, but any chess piece can attack (take) any other chess piece so long as it is a different colour! So starting off the the least valued piece, The Pawn.

The Pawn is like a foot soldier, he is at the front line and "cannot retreat", they can only move forwards! The Pawn line the front, so there is eight of them, they are usually moved first.

Moves of the Pawn. They are allowed to move two squares to the front of them only if they are still at the starting point, after that they crawl forward one square at a time! (Please view the second picture for an example)

Attacking, Pawns can only attack to to the front as long as it is diagonal, (view third picture)

There is one other thing about the pawn but it is more advanced and will be mentioned later.
 
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Zovits3 years ago
I think according to the official rules the pawn can turn into any piece in the game with the exception of the king and the pawn.
So this way one could have two or more queens or three or more rooks, knights or bishops.
godofal4 years ago
you should go further, with basic openings (the golden rules  and such) simple tactics (forks, double attacks) and most used check-mate positions, and something about winning the endgame and stuff like that.

alot of ppl already know this rule, but get beaten everytime just becouse they gotta think of all this on theyr own, while reading about it can improve ur game ALOT

otherwise, nice instructable.

btw, maybe il do something like that whas i listed above as an instructable, when i have  the time and a nice board to demonstrate  (we have crappy boards, but i dont care  since they work XD)
killarowa6 years ago
Whoa, not many comments for Chess?--But yes, you did forget to mention "Castling" as a move.... when the king can move two spaces through his rook or (castle) on either the King or Queen side--As long as neither King or Rook piece has moved, King is not in check, and there are no other pieces between them (like a Knight or Bishop)
blksheep6 years ago
Did you mention castling? Did I miss it in the steps?
Nice Instructable! But if step 8 - if your king is in check, you dont' necessarily have to move your king, correct? If you could move another piece fo 'block' the attack, protecting your king, you can do that?
ll.13 (author)  grimsqueaker7 years ago
Yes, aslong as it isn't in check by any other piece.
omnibot ll.136 years ago
The king, that is, must not be in check by another piece. The piece moved can be threatened any old how.
lemonie7 years ago
Pretty good. L
mrmath7 years ago
The more advanced pawn move really isn't all that advanced. It works like this. If you move your pawn out to your fifth row, it is ready to take your opponent's pawns in the adjacent colunms if they move only one step forward on their first move. If they move two spaces, avoiding the capture, you can still capture them, moving your pawn as if they had only moved one space. It is called en passant.
mrmath7 years ago
When a pawn reaches the end row, that pawn may become any piece, except a King, regardless of what is left on the board. It is the player's choice.
Hugo.B7 years ago
Hang on Digby, allow me to collab. on that, it needs attention big time.

H.B.
latobada7 years ago
comment, in mine, what i did, and think might work nicely here, is to have an intro to all teh pieces, and then explain each of their moves. ill show you mine in a sec.