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Chess Basics


Learn everything you need to know to start playing chess. Basics such as how the pieces move, the rules of chess, and basic strategies and tactics are covered here. The information here is enough to teach you how to play chess, and get you started on the path to becoming a stronger player.
  1. How to Play Chess
  2. The First Steps

How to Play Chess

If you've never played chess before, you'll need to learn the rules. Start here to learn how to set up a chess board, how each piece moves, and what the object of the game is.

The First Steps

There are a few basics every player needs to learn before progressing to advanced chess strategy. These articles will help bridge the gap between learning the rules and comprehending more complex material.

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