Chapter 1Basic Rules
Chess is played on a board of 64 squares. All the squares are used in the course of play.
The opponents ("White" and "Black") each have eight Pawns; a King; a Queen; two Bishops; two Knights; and two Rooks. Diagram 1 shows the opening position.
Note that the right-hand corner square in White's territory is always a white
White always moves first.The King
The King can move one square in any direction. This is shown by the crosses in Diagram 2. Now, returning to Diagram 1, note how the King is placed in the center of the back row at the beginning of...