How to Play Chess

For Beginners and Parents

(The Magic Theater)

Chess clock and pieces

     Chess is fun and learning how to play chess is very easy. Read the Rules of Chess and then watch the Flash movies on chess basics, or jump around and learn about one chess piece or the other.

The Rules of Chess

(Print and Images)

The Chess Board

The Pawn

The Knight

The Bishop

The Rook

The King

The Queen

How to Castle

En Passant

Check!

Checkmate!

Stalemate?!


Chess Basics

(Flash Movies)

Setting up the Board

Ranks, Files, and Diagonals

Review The Board

The Pawn 1

The Pawn 2

The Knight

The Bishop 1

The Bishop 2

The Rook

The King

The Queen

Castling 1

Castling 2

Castling 3

En Passant 1

En Passant 2

Check 1

Check 2

Checkmate 1

Checkmate 2

Stalemate

The Draw

Draw by Repetition

How many Queens can I have?

The Fork 1

The Fork 2

Fork Trick 1

Fork Trick 2

Skewer 1

Pins 1

Pins 2

Double Check

Double Check and Mate


How to Checkmate

King and Queen 1

King and Queen 2

King and Queen 3

King and Queen 4

King and Queen 5

King and Queen 6

Two Rooks

One Rook

More Rooks

Opposition 1

Opposition 2

Opposition 3


More Checkmates

Two Bishop Mate

Knight Bishop Mate 1

Knight Bishop Mate 2

Knight Bishop Mate 3

A Knight's Game

The Back Rank Mate

More Checkmates 1

More Checkmates 2

More Checkmates 3

More Checkmates 4

Fool's Mate

Scholar's Mate

Stopping Scholar's Mate

Smothered Mate 1

Smothered Mate 2

Smothered Mate 3

Anastasia's Mate 1

Anastasia's Mate 2

Anastasia's Mate 3

Legal's Pseudo-Sacrifice


You will need:
ChessBase Reader 2013 (A program to view and play games).


Here are:
101 One Move Mates (Chess Problems)

Do these first.

Here are:
323 One Move Mates (Chess Problems)

Do these second.

Here are:
265 Two Move Mates (Chess Problems)

Do these third.

Here are:
My Favorite Twenty Games of Paul Morphy

Here is:
My Entire Collection of Paul Morphy Games (359)

Here are:
Thirty-one Short Games of Chess


Parents:

How to Help Your Child Learn Chess

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