Thursday, March 12, 2015
For my recent, fourteenth birthday I got a brand new chess board. I know it seems a little nerdy but it is a lot of fun. I am not that good because I have only played against my sister. I want to teach the rest of my family but they think it is too hard. So far I really enjoy playing it and I am going to tell you how to play.
First of all, the objective of the game is to capture your opponents king. When and if you can do that the game is over and the player says "checkmate". You have sixteen pieces as well as your opponent, but they all have different rules. You have eight pawns which can only move forward and able to capture a piece only by moving diagonal. Next you have two rooks and they can only move forward, backward and side to side. Besides the king and queen I think that they are the most important. Anyway, you also have knights and bishops and knights can only move in a L shape while bishops can only move diagonal. Finally you have the king and queen which you want to protect all the time. They can do pretty much anything. Those are what all the pieces are and what they can do.
Chess may sound hard to learn or really dumb but trust me it is a lot of fun. That is what chess is basically all about. I think that it challenges your intelligence and that is why I like to play chess.