How to Play Chess: Rules for Beginners: Learn Game Basics, Board Setup, Moves, Castling, En Passant

Learn How to Play Chess in Just 12 minutes. This is a beginners guide to ALL the Rules of Chess. Click on the timestamps below to jump directly to a specific topic:
0:00 How to Play Chess! What you’ll learn!
0:32 How to setup the chess board?
1:22 Basics of the game
1:38 How the rook moves?
2:01 How the bishop moves?
2:17 How the queen moves?
2:38 How the knight moves?
3:08 How the pawn moves and captures?
4:21 Pawn promotion
4:48 Game objective/How to win & How the king moves
5:08 What is Check, how to protect your king & what does Checkmate mean?
6:47 What does Stalemate mean?
7:22 Draw by insufficient material
7:41 Draw by 50-Move Rule
8:08 Draw by threefold repetition
8:47 Special Pawn rule – En passant
9:50 Castling – How to castle in chess?

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  1. By far the most simplified introduction to chess I’ve encountered. Call this “chess introduction for dummies “. Well done.

  2. Thankyou so much for this!!! This was explained exactly how I needed it to be explained!!

  3. Thankyou sir for explaining now i came to know so rules it came easy to play

  4. How many times the check must be given to king 3 or until I can save king?

  5. I like this this video .it is actually a nice video

  6. Tell me someone if there is anything missed in this video like few more rules etc .

  7. Pawns cross ke skta hai dusre ke pawn ko Bina mare

  8. 1: 37 thats the king not queen while placing

  9. I have learned castling by your super video

  10. stuck in quarantine, need to be exposed to some good logic & reasoning.

  11. What is the difference castling makes???….what does castling do for the king

  12. Please understand me once time again clearly.

  13. RAZORSHARP - TRIZ Innovation Leadership Complexity says:

    Very comprehensive and explained in a lucid manner. Thanks.

  14. Understandable video very good video

  15. Is it compulsory to say check after putting your opponent in check ?

  16. Is it just me or everyone else understood everything clearly 💯 explanation so far to me

  17. there are also some new chess rule excpt rhis

  18. Is pawn only once in a game moves two steps ??

  19. Thank you sir I have learnt the stailmate rule

  20. If Our King is in check and we don't know, So can the Opponent knock us out ?

  21. Dirst tutorial for me that was clear for me to understand tysm! I really enjoy playing chess

  22. Thanks, I learned to play as a boy but never learned the special rules

  23. thanks bro, but what about the king what is his rules?

  24. If in one side only king remains and in other sides it have other knight bishop room queen also how many steps does the only king survive to win

  25. I am so grateful to you for this simple and effective tutorial video on chess! I always thought it was out of my understanding to learn this game but I can safely say that I have picked up all your points on the first go and can now play chess smartly! Thanks a ton!

  26. This is a pretty good video. You have the heart of a teacher. I was just watching to learn how you explain something that can be pretty complex. And you did a good job.

  27. What are the rules of first move in chess

  28. Really good explanation about the whole rules of chess .. Even though I know how to play this game , the special rules benefited a lot for me . Thank you

  29. Hey can u make a detailed video on stalemate or about game draw…
    It's quit confusing 😓

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