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Chess is a truly fascinating game played by millions of enthusiasts from hundreds of countries around the world!

It can be played at all sorts of levels from the 6 year old who has just discovered how the pieces move to grandmasters who forge ahead with new theory.

If you are still wondering why people choose to play chess and what chess has to offer see Why Chess?

The Basic Rules of Chess

The must-know stuff!

bullet Intro to the pieces
bullet The more powerful chessmen

Special kinds of moves to know about!

bullet Check and checkmate
bullet Castling
bullet En passant pawn captures

Optional reading at this stage...

bullet How games are drawn
bulletHow games are recorded
bulletCheckmate quiz 

Further reading

Learn Chess from scratch with an interactive E-book!...