How do I get better at chess?
Knowing the rules and basic strategies are only the beginning – there is so much to learn in chess that you can never learn it all in a lifetime! To improve you need to do three things:
- Play lots of chess — Just keep playing! Play as much as possible. You should learn from each game – those you win and those you lose.
- Study with chess lessons — If you really want to improve quickly then you should do some online chess lessons. You can find online chess lessons here.
- Have fun — Don’t get discouraged if you don’t win all of your games right away. Everyone loses – even world champions. As long as you continue to have fun and learn from the games you lose then you can enjoy chess forever!
What is the best first move in chess?
While there is no one agreed-upon best move in chess, it’s important to try to control the center right away. This usually results in most players playing one of their central pawns (in front of king or queen) forward two squares with either 1. d4 or 1. e4. Some other players prefer 1. c4 or 1. Nf3. Most other moves are not as good. Bobby Fischer believed that moving the king-pawn 1. e4 was best.
Which color starts in chess?
The player with the white pieces always moves first.
Can a pawn move backward?
Pawns cannot move backward. However, when a pawn gets to the other side of the board you must promote it to another piece (such as a queen). Then it moves just like that piece and can move backward.
Can you move more than one piece at a time in chess?
You can only move one chess piece at a time when it is your turn to move – with one exception! When you castle, you move both the king and the rook in one move.
Which is the most important chess piece?
The king is the most important chess piece. If you lose the king, you lose the game. But the queen is the most powerful chess piece.
When was chess invented?
The origins of chess are not exactly clear, though most believe it evolved from earlier chess-like games played in India almost two thousand years ago. The game of chess we know today has been around since the 15th century where it became popular in Europe.
What is the goal of chess?
Chess is a game played between two opponents on opposite sides of a board containing 64 squares of alternating colors. Each player has 16 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. The goal of the game is to checkmate the other king. Checkmate happens when the king is in a position to be captured (in check) and cannot escape from capture.