The Queen starts on her own Color


My Dad asked me for the simple rules I use to teach my grandkids to play chess. So here are the Chess 101 rules:

image 1. White is right. Make sure that as you face your side of the board, the white square is on the right.
2. Queen goes on her own color. Black queen goes on black square in the middle of the first row.
3. Never move your queen too fast. Rookie are so eager to get the queen out there where they chance losing her.
4. Knights (horsies) should not be moved to the edges of the board if possible. They lose half of their move options there.
5. Own the middle of the board and you own the game.

These are very simplistic, but a good way to start. The other thing that you can do is to play until your youngster thinks all is lost and then switch sides. I do recommend however that you save this chess board for playing with your buddies:



About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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4 Responses to The Queen starts on her own Color

  1. Maria says:

    Very simple rules but if you want to learn to play,well important ones I guess, I’ve been playing against the computer as we no longer own a chess getting better though am still happy playing at the lowest level.Loving the glamour chess set..could just imagine the fun you could have with that LOLx ;o}

  2. JaAG says:

    Learning the moves and then accepting these truths is the first step to playing the game half-way decently. After you get comfortable with this then you move to fun stuff. :o)

  3. Deb says:

    You sure find the funniest stuff:-)

  4. JaAG says:

    The world is a funny place, aka interesting. :o)

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