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Chess Basics

Learn The Chess Basics And Play Your First Game Today!

So you are a total beginner? No problem! Chess.com will hand-hold you through the very basics and help you get your first game of chess started without any hassle. Our 15 Minute Introductory Video will teach you everything you need to know about the game.

  • How the pieces move and special moves like Castling & En Passant
  • The correct board layout – where your pieces need to be
  • The goal of the game

And everything else in between! Once you are all set, you can learn slightly more advanced stuff like basic openings, tactics, and strategies. Or, you can get your feet wet and start playing on our Live and Online Chess Servers. Oh! Don’t worry. It’s all free.

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