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How is Chess Played?

Chess sport has very important positive effects on children, so parents should send their children to learn this sport. Chess has a different and special place in the sport. In terms of similarities between other sports, none of them can be as similar to live as chess. Because chess is not artificial, like many sports, it is a game inspired by the realities of life itself.

Chess develops motivation and concentration for players. It enables the child to concentrate their thinking on a subject with his own desire, without forcing the child into a game atmosphere. Children who learn to concentrate thanks to chess will find it easier to concentrate on their lessons and other subjects later. According to one research, Children who play chess are more likely to have less stress and distraction in their complex circumstances. Chess teaches the child to concentrate on a topic and be patient, to be respectful and understanding towards others, to prevent them from making bad habits and friends. It improves their ability to interpret events more accurately, positively affects personality and character, self-confidence.

Establishing the Chess Board

At the beginning of the game, the chessboard is laid out with a white (or light) square at the bottom right of each player. The chess pieces are then lined up, in the same way, each time. The second row is filled with pawns. Players place the rooks in the corners. Then knights, then the elephants, and finally the queen, who will always be put in their own color (white queen on the white, black queen on black), and the king on the remaining square.

The rooks can move vertically or horizontally any number of times as long as the squares are empty. The knight is the only stone that can jump over other stones. Its movement is L-shaped, that is, it moves two squares horizontally or vertically, and then one more square perpendicular to this move. Elephants can move as far as they like in the diagonal direction. The queen is the most important and powerful stone on the board. You can think of it as a combination of rook and elephant.

The queen can move horizontally, vertically, and diagonally on the empty squares as much as she wants. The king moves one square vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. For attacking, the king is not a good option. Pawns usually move one square forward (never backward). However, a pawn can move a square or two on its first move (at the discretion of the player). The pawn may move one square in all its subsequent moves.

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