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How to Play Chess - 2 player game or Chess against computer

Chess is one of the oldest strategy games in the world and is an excellent game that develops such skills as tactics, strategy and visual memory.

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. Each player starts with sixteen pieces: eight pawns, two knights, two bishops, two rooks, one queen and one king.

Chess pieces:
- The Pawn moves to one field forward or two fields at the first move of this figure; beats diagonally to one field forward.
- The King moves to one field in the vertical, horizontal or diagonal.
- The Queen moves to any distance vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
- The Rook moves to any distance vertically or horizontally.
- The Knight moves to the field two fields along the vertical and one horizontally or one field vertically and two horizontally.
- The Bishop moves to any distance diagonally.

Chess situations:
- Check - the situation in chess when a king is under immediate attack by opponent's pieces
- Checkmate - the situation in chess when the player whose turn it is to move is in check and has no legal move to escape check.
- Stalemate - the situation in chess when the player whose turn it is to move has no legal move and is not in check. (draw)

This game supports 1 player, 2 player, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent and clash it.

Game Features:
- Perfect for 1- or 2-player games
- Gorgeous graphics and fantastic sound effects
- Outstanding AI engine of 3 different difficulty levels: *, **, ***

Chess Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: Who created chess?
Answer: A predecessor of chess is believed to have originated in India before the 6th century AD. From India, the game spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, Chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe.

Question: What is a stalemate in chess?
Answer: In Chess, a stalemate is the situation where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check and has no legal move to make. The rules of chess provide that when stalemate occurs, the game ends as a draw.

Question: How long is a game of chess?
Answer: Most chess games played casually should last anywhere from 10 to 60 minutes. It is not uncommon for tournament games to last from 10 minutes to 6 hours or more.

Question: Why do we say checkmate?
Answer: Checkmate is a game position in chess in which a player's King is in check (threatened with capture) and there is no way to avoid it.

Question: Can you win chess with just a King?
Answer: No. The reason why is that a King can never give check because it would be in check itself. As a result, a King can never deliver a checkmate or win the game. That said, a King can in some situations play to a draw, such as by stalemate or if the opponent oversteps his or her time limit. During play, if both players are left with only a King, the game is immediately called a draw.

Question: What is the function of the King in chess?
Answer: In Chess, the King is the most important piece. The object of Chess is to capture the King (checkmate). If a player's King is threatened with capture, it is said to be in check, and the player must remove the threat of capture on the next move or face checkmate and lose the game

Question: What is the Castle called in chess?
Answer: The Castle's actual name is Rook in chess.

Question: What is a passed Pawn in chess?
Answer: In chess, a passed pawn is a pawn with no opposing pawns to prevent it from advancing to the eighth rank. A passed pawn is sometimes colloquially called a passer.

Question: Can Knights jump in chess?
Answer: Yes. Unlike all other standard chess pieces, the knight can "jump over" all other pieces (of either color) to its destination square.

Question: When can you Castle in chess?
Answer: Castling may only be done if the King has never moved, the Rook involved has never moved, the squares between the King and the Rook involved are unoccupied, the King is not in check, and the King does not cross over or end on a square attacked by an enemy piece.

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About Us

All of our games are hand-crafted in the U.S. by a small team of passionate game players and designers, as well as seasoned game industry veterans. This free game site is focused on the game 2048 PLUS classic casual games that include perennial favorites like Klondike Solitaire (Canfield / Patience / American Patience), Spider Solitaire, FreeCell Solitaire, Pyramid Solitaire, TriPeaks Solitaire and more in development.  

We also have an ever-growing collection of other great games for when you are looking for something different, such as Backgammon, Bubble Shooter / Bubble Pop, Checkers, Chess, Jigsaw Puzzles, Mahjong, Minesweeper, Reversi, and Sudoku.

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Be sure to bookmark your favorite games (or Add to Home Screen - on phone or tablet). We currently do not intend to launch app store apps at this time as we believe we can provide a better and faster experience for YOU, our players, fans, and friends via the web.

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