The Basic Rules of Chess

A collection of puzzles for practicing the knowledge of the basic rules of chess.

1. How the pieces move:

1.1 Rook Moves
Exercises for practicing the way the rook moves.

1.2 Bishop Moves
Exercises for practicing the way the bishop moves.

1.3 Queen Moves
Exercises for practicing the way the queen moves.

1.4 King Moves
Exercises for practicing the way the king moves.

1.5 Knight Moves
Exercises for practicing the way the knight moves.

 

2. Pawn Moves
Pawn promotion practice by moving or capturing plus en passant capture exercises.

 

3. The Knight:

3.1 The knight reaches h1 in two moves.
Exercises for practicing the art of moving the knight. Two-move maneuvers.

3.2 The knight reaches h1 in three moves.
Exercises for practicing the art of moving the knight. Three-move maneuvers.

 

4. The Bishop
Exercises for practicing the way the bishop moves and captures.

 

5. Riding the Knight
Exercises for practicing the art of moving the knight. Five-move maneuvers from a1 to h1.

 

6.     The Goal of The Game:

6.1 Give check!
These interactive exercises illustrate what check is and how to give check.

6.2 Give checkmate in one move!
These interactive exercises illustrate what checkmate is and how to give checkmate.

 

7. The Value of the Pieces
Exercises for comparing the values of two groups of chessmen. These can serve as mathematical exercises for addition up to 10.

 

8.     Captures:

8.1     – Give checkmate by making a capture!
In these interactive exercises the task is to give checkmate by making a capture.

8.2     – Make the best captures!
In these interactive exercises the task is to make the best move or a sequence of best moves and the best move is always a capture.