How to play Chess
Chess is a board game for two people. One player plays with the white pieces, the other player with the black pieces. At the beginning of the game both players have 16 pieces: a king, a queen, two bishops, two knights, two rooks and eight pawns.
The goal of the game
The goal of chess is to checkmate your opponent. Mate means the king is in check and has no way of making a move without being in check again.
The game board
The game is played on a board with 64 fields divided into an 8×8 grid. Each field is identified by a letter/number combination. The columns are numbered from a to h and the rows from 1 to 8 . The board is positioned so that the bottom left corner is labeled a1 from the white player’s perspective.
At the beginning of the game, the chessboard looks like this:
The white pawns are on the second row, and the black pawns are on the seventh row. On the first and eighth rows, the pieces are placed in the following order from the perspective of the white player: rook, knight, bishop, queen, king, bishop, knight and rook.
The players take turns drawing. The player with the white pieces begins. A move includes the movement of one of its own characters. An exception is ” castling “, where king and rook are moved together.
A player can capture an opponent’s piece by moving his own piece onto a square containing an opponent’s piece. The opponent’s piece is then removed from the board.
The movement of the characters
The following shows which moves are possible with the individual figures.
Chess games can end in a draw. This so-called draw occurs when:
- both players agree on the tie
- a player has been stalemated
- the same position occurs for the third time, it is the same player’s move and the same moves are possible *
- no piece has been captured, no pawn has been moved and a player has claimed a draw for 50 moves*
- both players no longer have enough pieces to checkmate the opponent. e.g. king versus king, king versus king and knight, king versus king and bishop*
* These points are not automatically recognized by Brettspielnetz. In this case, you should offer your opponent the draw with a reference to the rules of the game. If your opponent wants to continue playing even though you think the game is a draw. If it is indeed a draw, the opponent may be cautioned for delaying the game.
Remember to state the game and game number! If it’s a move repetition , you must also provide the 3 move numbers in which the position is repeated – we don’t search a complete game!
The administrator will then declare the game a draw if one of the above conditions is met. Please note that the conditions are for 50 executions. This means that if, for example, the first move had move number 41, the game is only a draw from move 91 if nothing has happened up to that point.
Important: You may only take the move if the game is not lost as a result of the move. We can no longer undo this.
If the game continues, the right to request a draw expires. This is particularly important in the case of a draw by repeating the move three times. Here, a draw may have to be applied for before the same position occurs for the third time.