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Apostles chess club Session 2. Chess pieces are made mostly in the Staunton style. It is the only style accepted by chess tournaments. Ancient India. Modern. There are many other styles of chess pieces. Legos. Ancient Greece. Preserved Insects. Russian. Zombies. Chinese. Civil War.

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Apostles chess club

Session 2


Chess pieces are made mostly in the Staunton style. It is the only style accepted by chess tournaments.


Ancient India

Modern

There are many other styles of chess pieces.

Legos

Ancient Greece


Preserved Insects

Russian

Zombies

Chinese


Civil War


Harry Potter

Isle of Lewis Chess Set

If a book or movie becomes popular enough, you can be sure a chess set will appear.


Alice in Wonderland


The Simpsons


Lord of the Rings


Some people like slightly larger chess pieces.


Slightly….


Castling King side

The first figure shows a king and its rook just before castling king side. The second figure shows their positions just after castling.


Castling Queen side

The first figure shows the king and its rook (queenside) before castling. The second figure shows the positions of the rook and king after castling.


In the figure above white cannot castle either king side or queen side because the black knight controls two of the squares. Black could castle king side, but not queen side. Upper Right: Neither black nor white can castle because their own pieces block both directions. Bottom Right: White cannot castle kingside because that rook has already been moved. White could castle queen side as long as he has not yet moved his king or that rook.


En Passant

En Passant means “in passing”. Upper left: One of white’s pawns has reached the fifth rank. A black pawn in a file next to white’s pawn has not moved yet so it can move either one or two spaces. If black moves it two spaces it will end up in the same rank as the white pawn. White has the choice to move the pawn ahead one space diagonally and remove the black pawn. If white does not do this now, then the chance is lost.


Knight Fork

A knight fork occurs when a knight attacks two or more pieces at the same time. A knight moves two squares in a straight line and then one square left of right. Upper left: The white knight is attacking the enemy king and his rook. As a matter of fact the black king is in check. Upper right: The white knight on E-5 is attacking four enemy pieces at once. One of them is the black king putting him in check.


Algebraic Chess Notation

This is the system most widely used to record the movement of chess pieces. It is set up from the white point of view. The eight ranks (rows) are numbered 1-8. The eight files (columns) are lettered A-H. Each square of the chessboard has its own name.


The algebraic chess notation system uses the numbers 1-8 combined with the letters A-H to name each square on the board. Black has a knight on G-4 and plans to capture the white pawn on E-5. On what squares are the following:

Black Queen

Two White Rooks

Two Black Bishops

White King

Two White Knights


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