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What is notation in chess? (a quick and thorough guide)

What are the coordinates?

What do Bd2, Kg1, Ne4, Rxd8, Qe6+ and h6 have in common? No, it’s not some war code telling you when to strike… They are all chess moves! To answer the question “What is notation in chess?”, we will have to look at some basics first, then get into the “advanced” stuff. I say “advanced”, …

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Learn to play chess for beginners (and a game showing how to)

Active king in the endgame

In this article I will be showing you how to get to next step, beyond the absolute beginner level to just the beginner level. I covered all the basics in a previous post, and now it’s time to take the next step. Let’s learn to play chess for beginners! The opening The game is about …

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How to play chess for kids (where to and how to)

Your little one has shown interest for the fine…great…fabulous…SPECTACULAR game of chess! Now you need to find out how to saturate their needs… Welcome to the (chess) jungle! (at least many of my older readers would get that reference…)   What does your child want? First off, let’s have a look at what your little …

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