How to play Chess (2023 rules)

Learn the rules to Chess quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules.

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RULES:
The object of the game is to checkmate the other king. Checkmate happens when the king is in a position to be captured and cannot escape from the capture.

Layout an 8×8 checkered board between two players with a lighter colored space in the bottom right. Setup the second row with white’s pawns. On the first row, from left to right, setup: Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen, King, Bishop, Knight, Rook. On the opposite side of the board, mirror this setup for the black pieces. Each player picks a color and the player playing as white moves first, then turns alternate. On your turn you must move one of your pieces that is on the board, even if you don’t want to.

Pieces may not share a space, instead, you may move your piece to the same space as an enemy piece to capture that piece and remove it from the board. Pieces capture the first enemy piece they move into, and, with the exception for the knight, pieces are not allowed to move through any other piece.

The queen can move any number of spaces in a straight line in any direction. The rook can move any number of spaces horizontally or vertically. The bishop can move any number of spaces diagonally. The knight jumps over all pieces and moves 2 spaces either horizontally or vertically, then 1 space at a right angle from the last one, so the move resembles the letter “L”.

Pawns can only move 1 space forward, toward their opponent’s side of the board, but can only capture 1 space diagonally forward. A pawn may not capture a piece directly in front of it. A pawn’s first move of the game, it is allowed a double step move, and can move 2 spaces forward instead of one. However, if a pawn performs a double step move, and in so doing moves passed a space that an opponent’s pawn could have captured if that pawn had only moved one space. Then the opponent may choose to perform “En Passant” on their very next turn and capture to the passed over space with their pawn and remove the double step pawn from the board. En passant may only be used the very next turn, it cannot be saved for later, and only a pawn may perform it.

When a pawn reaches the farthest row of the board, it is promoted to either a knight, bishop, rook, or queen; the owner of the piece decides what it is promoted to. The choice is not limited to previously captured pieces. Remove the pawn from the board and replace it with the promoted piece. Promoted pieces move as a normal piece. There is no limit to the quantity of any type of piece you can promote to, other than when running out of pawns.

The king can move 1 space in any direction, but it may never move to a space that an opponent’s piece could capture. The king can perform a special move called “castling”. To castle, move your King two spaces towards either rook, then move that rook to the other side of the king. To castle, it must be the King’s very first move. It must be that Rook’s very first move. There cannot be any pieces in between the king and the rook. And the King may not be in check, pass-through check, or end on a space in check; but the rook can pass through a threatened space or be threatened.

Whenever a move threatened to capture a king, the attacking player must say: “Check”. The other player must then use their turn to protect the King by either:
• moving the king out of check.
• Moving a different piece to block the path of the attack.
• Or by capturing the piece that threatens the king.

If the king cannot escape the threat and there is no move to protect the king. Then it is Checkmate, and the game is over and the attacker wins.

A draw occurs in one of the following ways:
• Players at any time may agree to end the game in a draw.
• If your king is not in check and you cannot legally move any of your pieces.
• There is an…

245 Comments

  1. Chess how to play the rules are the same as regular chess for a refresher of those rules watch this video

  2. Where can I obtain the set you are using in the video? It seems to be of a checker type piece format with chess piece symbols on each round checker disc. Very cool and something I need for my collection. Thank you kindly for your response in advance. Sincerely Jorge from NYC.

  3. I love chess! Thanks for making videos on all of these variants!

  4. The Rules Are The Same As Regular Chess. Video Ends

  5. How do you get that much queens pls explain

  6. Ok thanks ur 8 year ago video of chess thanks Triple S Games=)

  7. I could see a smile in his face during the intro

  8. im never know how complicated chees before you say it

  9. A player is checkmated when they can’t do CPR.

  10. "chess, how to play. the rules are like regular chess exept for these changes"

  11. 2:12 a small mistake here, if en passant exists then you have to do it

  12. Chess: How To Play
    The rules are the same as the regular chess, and there are no changed rules.

  13. The rules are the same as regular chess there are yes changes

  14. The rules are the same as regular chess there are no changes

  15. Where is the rules are the same as chess except for these changes?

  16. I must create real 10D chess for pc😮

  17. Chess, how to play. The rules are the same as regular chess, except for no changes. For a refresher of those rules, check out this video.

  18. "The rules are the same as regular chess, except there is no changes

  19. The rules are the same as the regular chess, except for no changes.

  20. The rules are the same of regular Chess, and no changes.

  21. Chess, how to play
    It’s the same as regular chess, but without any changes.
    video ends

  22. I wish that queens can jump over peces 😢

  23. Pov: you looked for a refresher of the rules of chess

  24. Wow,this is useful for beginners especially us….me and my sister is learning how to play chess becuz we alr know dama…ty for this💗

  25. You can only castle horizontally. Before this rule was implemented you could technically castle with a pawn promoted to a rook.

  26. Where can I buy these chess pieces someone tell plz plz plz plz

  27. Why dont chess sets come with extra queens for promoting? Ive never understood that

  28. The rule are the same as for regular chess, except for these exceptions:

  29. All variations are changed by this video?

  30. "The rules are the same as regular chess" and the video ends

  31. Chess

    How to Play.

    The rules are the same as regular Chess without any changes.

  32. Imagine "Infinite 5d 3 man sovereign chessplus with multiverse time travel"

    I think i wanted to put another one in there but forgor which one

  33. Chess. How to play:
    The rules are the same as regular chess except there are no changes. For a referesher of those rules keep watching this video.

  34. We finally found the refresher of those rules

  35. I have some sort of hypothetical variant of chess called Arcade Chess.

    There are 4 minigames inside the game.

    Minigame 1: Chessboard Invaders, the chosen chess setup (1 king and max. 10 pawns in any position) battles against dark square Checkers. Any pawns captured will be deducted from the pawns in the 2nd game.

    Minigame 2: Wild Amazon, the king and pawns that survived the 1st game battles against 1 Amazon fairy chess piece (a knight and a queen combined). Any pawns captured will be deducted from the pawns in the 3rd game.

    Minigame 3: Merge to Queen, the board shrank down to 4×4 and the pawns that survived the 2nd game have the ability to merge into bishops, then knights, rooks and finally queens. All pieces can move normally, except pawns which do not promote and instead move back and forth. Rooks can push pawns sideways. When a queen is made from two rooks, the king is placed on a1, the piece on a1 is moved to b2 and so on. When the diagonal (a1, b2, c3, d4) is fully closed, the d4 piece moves to a random open position in the bottom-left quadrant, prepared for the 4th game. In case there are not enough pawns to merge to the queen, a new pawn appears for each move.

    Minigame 4: Cannon Chess, the board grows back to 8×8 and the chess setup from the 3rd game battles a king that can shoot pawns. Pawns can promote again. First player to checkmate the opponent king wins Arcade Chess.

  36. If Triple S Games doesn't make it, I do

    Checkers vs. Chess, how to play
    The rules are the same as regular chess except for these changes. For a refresher of those rules, check out [HYPERLINK BLOCKED]
    The object of the game for the chess pieces is to eliminate other checker pieces. The object of the game for the checkers pieces is to checkmate the other opponent
    Setup
    Lay out the board the same as regular chess. For the chess pieces, set up the pieces as usual. For the checkers pieces, set up as you would as regular checkers. For a refresher of those rules, check out [HYPERLINK BLOCKED]
    Chess pieces move as regular chess, while checkers' pieces move as regular checkers.
    En passant is not allowed
    You can promote your checkers pieces like normal, BUT you can not promote your chess pieces
    Castling is allowed like normal
    If a checkmate occurs, then checkers win. BUT, if all checkers pieces got captured, then Chess wins

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