If you want to be a chess champ, it’ll take lots of learning and lots of practicing. Here are 10 tips to get you started:
Each chess piece can move only a certain way. For instance, a pawn moves straight ahead but can only attack on an angle, one square at a time.
Move the pawn in front of either the king or queen two squares forward. (Only on its opening move can a pawn move two squares.)
Move your knights and bishops to the centre of the board before moving your queen, rooks, or king. To attack, you need to get these pieces out from behind the pawns.
And in front! When it's your turn, always think to yourself, "What did my opponent's last move do? What is he doing?" Is he setting a trap to catch your pieces?
Don’t make too many moves with your pawns or try to pick off your opponent’s pawns.
Castling is a move that allows you to move your king to safety and bring your rook into play.
When you have cast all your knights and bishops into play (these moves are your "beginning"), the middle play begins.
You’ll take some of your opponent’s pieces. Some of your pieces will be taken. You must figure out what is and isn’t a good swap.
If you see a good move, sit on your hands and look for a better one. Patient thinking is the key to chess success.
Your king is said to be in check when your opponent threatens to use one of his pieces to capture the king on his next move.