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This item is a reference work
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-06-30
 Author: David  Howe. Chess Rules for Kids. An illustrated guide to the rules of chess for children.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KARIN wrote on 2011-08-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
WONDERFULLY SIMPLE!!! Easy to navigate and access.

saba wrote on 2010-03-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
these r really great instructions easy to understand !!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous wrote on 2009-11-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

George Duke wrote on 2009-08-22 UTC
''As you well know, Mr. President, railroad carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 mph, by engines. The Almighty never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed.'' --future USA President Martin van Buren as governor of New York to President Andrew Jackson
What other human cultural activity was invented in the Dark Ages and destined to stay the same? Actually PastChess64 was invented in the 1480s, late mediaeval. But is it stuck there? Proponents think as though PastChess64 and the Internet are perfect fit, or even that the former was invented alongside the latter 15 or 20 years ago. What's the truth? Namely, when they started Mad Queen/&Bishop, neither William Shakespeare nor Elizabeth I were yet born. Isaac Newton was born 150 years afterwards. How archaic can you get? 525 years is a chunk of human history, but it's not deep time, geological, biological, astronomical, measured in tens of millions. The railroad dealie above came over 300 years after the first O.T.B. OrthoChess64 in Italy. In 1480-1500 there were no Protestants yet only Catholics. The Earth was flat to many or most Europeans still. Anyone would expect but that PastChess (our alternate name with full respect for its antiquity) should have been overtaken by now in so fluid a medium (many rules-sets).

Anonymous wrote on 2009-07-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

sucjnksdzxjnklgjhktu wrote on 2009-05-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

John Smith wrote on 2009-02-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
It is excellent how much you visually encompass the pieces' movement, and speak as if to a child. I would recommend to all whom would enjoy in the education of Chess, nay children exclusive.

Tina wrote on 2009-02-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I am just a parent of a 12 year old boy who expressed an interest in
learning how to play chess.  I was never taught how myself and felt a bit
embarrassed about it.  I found this website and I must say I was surprised
to find out how excited I was to play once I went through the steps.  It
was set up in such a way, it just made it so easy to understand.  I copied
off the whole thing so I could go back to it as a reference as I taught my
son as well.  We have been practicing ever since...and even though we are
far from being masters, I can honestly say we both look forward to playing
this wonderful game.  If it wasn't for your visual and interactive way of
presenting the rules of Chess, I would have given up on the whole thing. 
I'm not a member of your organization, but I just wanted to let you know
it is because of this website that we have become avid players of chess.

Kat wrote on 2009-01-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I am trying to learn the game. I just wish the automated game could be stopped so I could guess the move then continue or slow it down some. Other wise I am learning much!

michele wrote on 2008-09-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This was clear, simply stated and illustrated, and I can't wait to show it to some of our students who have been trying to learn how to play. I think you did a great job.

verena wrote on 2008-05-18 UTCGood ★★★★
no comments

chazzah wrote on 2007-12-27 UTCGood ★★★★
i think verbal instructions should be used with beginner games as well.

Anonymous wrote on 2007-05-15 UTCPoor ★
needs more info.

Christine M. wrote on 2007-04-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Thank you! My son is 11 and wanted to learn how to play chess. This is perfect and easy for him to understand. Thanks again!


Jody Weissler wrote on 2007-04-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This page reminded me how important about Chess instruction was to my own education from the K thru University Level. I really enjoyed reading your how to play chess tutorial for children. Very concise and clear. It has encourage me to add some chess instruction to my own education pages and network. Nice visual diagrams.

Jody Weissler CEO

Anonymous wrote on 2007-03-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This and the rest of the site answered my questions as a rusty adult looking to help in a chess club. I could remember more than I thought but was not confident when challenged. Now I have evidence!

Curtis wrote on 2006-12-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Excellent site to help any beginner to understand in Leymans terms.

Thank You.

Patty Holgate wrote on 2006-12-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Outstanding and comprehensive website. I've always heard chess was a hard game to learn, don't bother with it because it's too hard. Well, you've proven them all wrong and I thank you for doing so. I have always wanted to learn the game. I did through you and my son getting me started with it. I love it and thank you so very much for taking the time and effort of your work to put it on the internet. It's awesome! Sincerely, Patty

Hitesh Master wrote on 2006-11-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Oh MAGIC!!!! Thanks for putting this last I can let my two children run riot and learn from this site!! THANKS a lot!

AJIT wrote on 2006-09-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Alice wrote on 2006-08-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Thanks! This is a great web site. I'll be teaching chess to 4th and 5th graders this year and I plan on having them go through your web site to reinforce the rules of the game. Your instructions and graphics are clear and easy to read.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2006-07-29 UTC
Maybe, but the front page isn't part of my purview here.

James Spratt wrote on 2006-07-29 UTC
Hey, Fergus, didn't someone (heh-heh) suggest maybe putting some more color on the front page a while back? Like maybe a few rows of the prettiest boards, maybe strung around the intro like nautical signal flags, possibly including a random selection of interesting icons?

Lauren & Oliver wrote on 2006-07-28 UTCGood ★★★★
This site is very helpful it provides good and useful information and has helped me and now i know more about chess rules its not poor but its not excellent the infomation is good but they could put more colour into the front page to make it more inviting but this page is good x....x... thankyou! ...x....x

Mónica Padilla wrote on 2006-07-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Muchas gracias por su ayuda. I´m an English teacher. I teach English as a second language in Caracas, Venezuela. This is a wonderful site for kids... your 'simple part' is the best of it! Excelente manera de ingresar al juego para aquellos que no sabemos nada de él! ojalá pueda trabajar con mis alumnos de preescolar... GRACIAS! Keep going!!

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