The slaves have to do the work in the game and the little soldiers can defend the King. Because nobody is allowed to touch your King and you must therefore ensure that it does not become a checkmate. Everyone probably has a chessboard at home, whether it is a beautiful board with luxurious chess pieces or a simple board. It doesn’t matter, you can play chess on it. We will tell you how best to play chess, how it originated and further rules of the game on this page.

Title : Chess
Publisher : Various, (chess organization VIDE)
Type of game : Strategic game
Number of players : Two players
Playing time : From thirty minutes
Difficulty : Moderately difficult
Year of release : Around the eleventh century
Availability : In almost all toy stores

Origin and History of the Game
As you can read above, the chessboard has traveled for many centuries. However, it took about four more centuries before the traditional chessboard, as we still know it today, came to life in the fifteenth century. We can say that the archetypal form of this game is thousands of years old. And in what form it is played does not matter. The principle existed. The earliest history is therefore not known and we do not know exactly how it originated. The word checkmate is originally from the Persian language. There, checkmate in fact means: The King is in an ambush or the King is even defeated.

The version that most closely resembles chess to what we know today probably dates from the sixth century in now India. Chatarunga was then called that game, it is very similar to chess, but has different rules and the goal differs from the Western chess that we know. Western chess originated in France in the fifteenth century. Then the Queen suddenly became important, the game got much more dynamics and possibilities to give the Queen the rule that she can cross the entire board. Oblique and horizontal. This made the game more difficult and fun.

The rules of the game
There are many rules to the game. In fact, there are many basic rules that are standard in many amateur chess players, such as the setup and the steps how much each type of chess piece can run. Of course, we cannot accurately discuss every line. We would like to give you a clear overview of the most important rules. Official rules have been agreed, the latest rules and adjustments that still apply today are from 2004. A chessboard consists of 64 squares. In the starting position, each person fills sixteen squares with his or her own chess pieces. Only the pawns are lined up horizontally on the second line from the start of the board. On the first line from left to right is a rook, a knight, a bishop, a King, a Queen, a bishop, a rook and a knight. Each chess piece has its own rules. The intention is of course to flip the chess pieces of the other side and you can do this by making the moves that are allowed.

A pawn or a soldier may jump two steps in the beginning and then one step at a time. At the end of the board at the other side, the pawn may be exchanged for another piece. The side that has come to the end with the pawn can therefore determine this itself. In addition to eight pawns from your own party, you therefore have two rooks, two bishops and two knights. A knight may only go two steps to the left, right or straight and then one step diagonally to the left or right.

A horse is therefore handy, some situations are difficult to see and then a pair can strike quickly to attack the opposing team. The bishop can only go diagonally and a rook can only go straight ahead or to the side. A Queen may move to the side, straight ahead and diagonally. An important part. A King may take slightly less than the pawn, because the King may only take one step at a time. The Queen is the most important, so protect your Queen first. If the Queen is gone and your opponent still has a Queen, it will be very difficult.

Have fun playing the Chess board game