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BEGINNERS GUIDE

Information on how chess pieces move and board set up is here . This is based on the excellent Introduction to Chess manual written by David Leslie of Mearns Chess and that can be obtained by Teachers and Chess coaches (contact Steve Sawaryn)

(This information is also available in smaller parts below - click the relevant piece. Please note that each module is duplicated with either White or Black at the bottom of the boards - this is so two players can train together from opposite sides.)

Etiquette and Board Set Up

Pawns

Bishops

Rooks

Queen

Knight

King and Checks

Castling

Checkmates

Stalemates

Pawn Promotion

There is also an excellent Beginner's Guide produced by Chess Scotland but available to all users.

To run  this interactive programme (you need Microsoft PowerPoint installed or that can run from within your Web browser) then click here  (and then click open). You may need to use the 'start slide show' command in PowerPoint. To return to this page from the CS Beginner's Guide use the 'Escape' key on the keyboard.