Chess is a two-player, abstract strategy board game that represents medieval warfare on an 8x8 board with alternating light and dark squares. Opposing pieces, traditionally designated White and Black, are initially lined up on either side. Each type of piece has a unique form of movement and capturing occurs when a piece, via its movement, occupies the square of an opposing piece. Players take turns moving one of their pieces in an attempt to capture, attack, defend, or develop their positions. Chess games can end in checkmate, resignation, or one of several types of draws. Chess is one of the most popular games in the world, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. Between two highly skilled players, chess can be a beautiful thing to watch, and a game can provide great entertainment even for novices. There is also a large literature of books and periodicals about chess, typicially featuring games and commentary by chess masters.
The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from a similar, much older game of Indian origin. The tradition of organized competitive chess began in the 16th century. The first official World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886. The current World Champion is Magnus Carlsen, Norway. Chess is also a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee.
This CyberBoard gamebox can be used for pbem, following games and solving compositions seen in print or on the web, and also for creating chess diagrams.
CyberBoard is required for use of these files.
The CyberBoard program is available at the link below.
I wanted a score sheet to record games played at the club, with room to record important positions during analysis after the game. The vast majority of club games end within 90 moves. The result of the game can be highlighted or circled on the front of the score sheet below move 48. Print several copies, then return the stack for backside printing, then trim with a rotary trimmer and cut down the center (if your printer handles duplex be sure to flip the second page for landscape).
This is a "cheat sheet" for introducing beginners to how the various chess pieces move. Intended primarily for younger players, it skims over or omits entirely some of the exceptions and special rules, in favor of giving a visual representation of the common case moves pieces make.
These are all of the files required to play Chess using EveryGame (available from the App Store for the Apple iPad and iPhone). Simply unzip the archive and copy the individual files onto your iPad to play, or edit them first to create your own modified version.