Chess is believed to have originated in India, derived from the Indian game of chaturanga. The pieces took on their current powers in Spain in the late 15th century; the rules were finally standardized in the 19th century. Since 1948, the World Championship has been controlled by FIDE, Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals. The TrapApps version is a basic simple version of the game.Show More
The object of the game is to capture the opponents king.
Chess is a two player game. Each player has 16 pieces, of a specific color, which are lined up 8 each in the first two rows, on each side of the board, directly in front of each player. The board is 8x8 squares of 2 alternating colors black and red (commonly known as the checkerboard design). There are 2 sets of 16 pieces, 1 set red and 1 set black, each set includes:
The 8 pawns are lined up on the each player’s frontline, or the second row from the player. All other pieces are placed on the backline or row nearest the player. The rooks or castles are placed in each corner, the knights are next to the rooks, then the bishops are next, the king and queen are in the center two squares with the queen placed on the same color square, in other words the red queen is on the red square and the black queen is on the black square.
The movement of each piece:
The player to the immediate left of the designated dealer always plays first and the play proceeds clockwise until it is changed by the game:
Scoring includes wins, loses, and draws.
To win a player must capture their opponent’s king.
All types of Chess pieces have unique abilities, although some consider the queen the most powerful, while the king is the most important.
Modified on 10/26/16 from Wikipedia