New to Chess

Playing the Game

Playing the Game

Learn the basic rules of chess and how to play a full game.

  • The Language of Chess

    Learn the language of chess so you can understand the game and quickly improve.

    • 3 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Moving and Capturing

    Find out how to win by capturing more of your opponent's chess pieces.

    • 3 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Check

    Understand how to go after the other player's king.

    • 1 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Getting Out of Check

    Protect your king from attack by getting out of danger.

    • 1 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Checkmate

    You win when your opponent is in check and cannot escape. Checkmate!

    • 1 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Fastest Checkmate

    Have you ever wondered what the fastest possible checkmate is in chess?

    • 2 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Stalemate

    Discover what happens when one player has no legal moves on the board.

    • 3 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Other Draws

    Not all chess games are won or lost. Sometimes they end in a draw.

    • 1 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Castling

    Use this special chess rule to protect your king and activate your rook.

    • 3 min
    • 5 challenges
  • En Passant

    This is the most unusual rule in chess - make sure you learn it.

    • 1 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Finding the Right Move

    There are dozens of possible chess moves at any time. How do you find the right one?

    • 4 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Playing a Game

    Watch a complete game of chess played out with all of the moves explained.

    • 3 min
    • 5 challenges
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