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The Pawn Game

The Pawn Game

The Pawn Game is one of the very first chess games you should practice when learning chess. The Pawn Game is based on the Capture the Flag rules. You play it with pawns only. It's very easy to play, but try to keep in mind the three key chess strategy principles:...

Lesson 2: Looking Ahead And Exchange

Lesson 2: Looking Ahead And Exchange

What will you learn in lesson 2? In the lesson 2 you will learn: that it’s very important (and not just in chess) to stop and think about what will happen next before you decide a move what is an exchange of pieces and what is a fair exchange what attack, defence and...

Quiz 4: How do Pawns Capture?

Quiz 4: How do Pawns Capture?

Practice how pawns capture with these 6 quizzes. Read below and then write your answer naming the square (or squares) where the White pawn (or pawns) should move to capture. Remember, White play going up and Black going down. (example: in Q1, White pawn should capture...

6 Extra Pawns Puzzles: Where do Pawns move?

6 Extra Pawns Puzzles: Where do Pawns move?

6 more puzzles on how pawns move. Read below and then write your answer on paper, naming the square (or squares) where the White pawn (or pawns) should move: Example: Q1: Move a pawn two square: (answer: in Q1, pawn should move to c4) Q2: Move a pawn 2 square: Q3:...

How Pawns Move And Capture

How Pawns Move And Capture

Let's learn how the pawns move and capture. Where Do Pawns Start? You have 8 pawns in your army. This is their starting position in chess: Remember: when looking at diagrams like the one above, White move up (from the bottom to the top), Black move down (from the top...

Chess Puzzles: Practice the Names of the Squares

Chess Puzzles: Practice the Names of the Squares

Have you learned how to name the squares of the chessboard? Now practice! (Answers are below) Quiz 1: can you find where the Black Rook is? Quiz 2: Can you find where the White Knight is? Quiz 3: Can you find where the White Queen is? Answers: quiz 1: the rook is in...

The Chessboard: Basic Position

The Chessboard: Basic Position

Learn how to position and setup the chessboard. White on the Right! This is the chessboard: "White on the right": this helps you to remember the right way to place the chessboard in front of you. A light square should be on your right-hand side. How to Set Up The...

3 Chess Games With Pawns

3 Chess Games With Pawns

Practice how pawns move with 3 easy games. You can practice the games below at home with your dad or mum, or you can just answer the questions. Remember: White play going up (from rank 1 to 8), Black going down (from rank 8 to 1). If you don't remember what the ranks...