Chess Studies: Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

Three ways of escaping check

1. Capturing: To capture the checking piece.
2. Interposing: putting a piece between the king and the checking piece.
3. Fleeing: moving to a square where the king will not be in check.

chessboard

Made up of 64 alternating black and white squares.
8 files (vertical)
Files are designated by letters (a-h). Left to right from white side.
8 ranks (horizontal)
Ranks are designated by numbers 1-8. Starting from the back rank of the white side.
The letter

Knight

Compared to other chess pieces, the knight's movement is unique: it may move two squares vertically and one square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically (with both forming the shape of an L). While moving, the knight can jump

Rook

(chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard. Up file or across ranks.

Knight

Compared to other chess pieces, the knight's movement is unique: it may move two squares vertically and one square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically (with both forming the shape of an L). While moving, the knight can jump

Queen

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Bishop

The bishop chess piece moves in any direction diagonally. Chess rules state that there is no limit to the number of squares a bishop can travel on the chessboard, as long as there is not another piece obstructing its path. Bishops capture opposing pieces

Chess Pieces

The great game of chess has two opposing sides, light colored and dark colored. The two sides are briefly called White and Black. White always goes first.
For starters, let's go over how many pieces there are in chess, plus the chess piece names.
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