CHESS RULES

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CHESS CURRICULUM

 

CHAPTER I

The Essentials of Chess

 

1.        The Board and Pieces

2.        How the Pieces Move and Capture

         The Queen

         The Rook

         The Bishop

         The Knight

         The King

         The Pawn

3.        The Rules of Chess

         Check

         Checkmate

         Stalemate

         Castling

         Pawn Promotion

         En Passant

4.        How to Win a Game

         Checkmate Your Opponent

         Your Opponent Resigns

         Winning on Time

5.        How Do You Draw a Game?

         Draw by Agreement

         Stalemate

         Repetition the Position Three Times

         Perpetual Check

         Insufficient Mating Material

         The 50-move Rule

6.        Record Chess Moves

7.        The Basic Principles of Chess

 

CHAPTER II

Tactics

 

1.        Checkmate in One Move With Each of the Pieces

         Checkmate With a Queen

         Checkmate With a Rook

         Checkmate With a Bishop

         Checkmate With a Knight

         Checkmate With a Pawn

2.         Capturing Pieces

3.         Getting Out of Checks

         Move Your King

         Block the Check

         Capture the Checking Piece

4.          Forks

5.          Making and Using Pins

6.          Skewers

7.          Discovered Attacks

8.          Double Check

9.           Trapping Pieces

10.         The Back Rank

11.         Intermediate Moves

12.         Castling, Underpromotion, En Passant

13.          Stalemate

14.         Perpetual Check

15.          Defending by Check or Pin

 

CHAPTER III

Key Endgame Positions

 

1.            King and Queen vs. King

2.            King and Rook vs. King

3.            King and Two Bishops vs. King

4.            King and two Knights vs. King

5.            King, Bishop and Knight vs. King

6.            King and Pawn Endgame

7.            King With extra Pawn

         a-Pawns

         b-Pawns

         C, d, e, and f-Pawns

8.            King and Major Piece vs. King and Pawn

         King and Queen vs. King and a-Pawn

         King and Queen vs. King and c-Pawn

         King and Queen vs. King and b-Pawn

         King and Queen vs. King and e-Pawn

         King and Two Pawns vs. King and Rook

         King, Bishop, and a(h)-Pawn in “Wrong” Corner

         King, Knight, and a(h)-Pawn vs. King

9.            Rook Endgames

         Philidor’s Position (King and Rook-Pawn vs. King and Rook

         Lucena’s Position

10.         Queen endgames

         The Wheel of Checks

         Queen Endgame With Extra Pawn

11.         Bishop Endgames

         Bishops of the Same Color

         Bishops of Opposite Color

                           12.         Knight Endgames

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