Thursday, January 31, 2013

What we learned in India : How to play chess

Last week in India we learned how to play chess.
This is how thy board is set up.

This is the rook. It can move up, down, left and right as shown.

This is the bishop. It can move diagonally as shown.

This is the queen. It can move in all ways as shown. 

 This is the knight. It can move in "L"s as shown.

 The small ones that are out are called pawns. They can move one or two forward on their first move, but for the     
rest of their moves they can only move one forward as shown. They can only attack diagonally though.

This is the king. It can move wherever it wants just like the queen, but only one space at a time.

That is how the pieces move and the setup of the board. Now you can play! 


  1. Eben,
    Good job of explaining how each piece moves in the game of chess. Have you been playing a lot since I was there? Chess is a pretty cool game. I didn't know that it originated in India. So that is something new that I learned. I love learning new things, and I love you soooooooooooooooooo much!

  2. This is really cool Eben! We have only taken the board out a couple times and only played one game with our kids.

    Tim VP