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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2000-06-23
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Rules of Chess. This is how modern chess was originally referred to in the late 15th century. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-02-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Back rank or smothered checkmates, along with the large number of playable openings from the start position, and a nice average of 40 moves to a game, are some of the more pleasing peculiarities of standard chess that make it harder for other activities or board games of skill to compete.

I tend to agree most with Dutch World Chess Champion Max Euwe's relative piece values for the pieces, i.e.: P=1; N=3.5; B=3.5; R=5.5; Q=10, noting that some authorites give K=4 for its fighting value (though naturally it cannot be traded), and also noting Horowitz (and others) rate a bishop as being microscopically better than a knight on average, and in both cases I tend to agree, too, so perhaps correct N to =3.49.


Anonymous wrote on 2012-04-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Thank you so much!

Ed wrote on 2012-03-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Dear Mr. Gabor:

Perhaps I am mistaken, but I think that this is a local feature of chess
play that once prevailed in a number of locales in central Europe
eastward.

I seem to recall Murray in his _History of Chess_ proposing such a feature
as evidence of an 'undercurrent' of Mongolization in western chess that
would date from the time of the Golden Horde.  He also posited the sway of
chess clubs, I think, as the most effective instrument for these local
customs disappearing, but clearly they endure in Hungary.

Toriah Taylor wrote on 2011-10-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Dear Mr. Hans L. Bodlaender, 

  I really loved the instructions it helped me so much I really appreciate
you for making these instructions because I really wanted to play against
my little sister(whos only ten!) and win instead of losing all of the time
so I thank you again Mr. Hans L. Bodlaender for exposing me to the real
world of chess!!!!

Anonymous wrote on 2011-03-22 UTCGood ★★★★

Phil Munyao wrote on 2010-10-21 UTCGood ★★★★
Hi, I assume that the idea behind the online chess is that you are targeting an experienced type of players. However, I wish you had in mind young and new future players and, as such; Please add to the explanatory rules a thorough naming of the characters involved in the chess board. Thank you, P.T

Rookayah Hassim` wrote on 2010-02-18 UTCGood ★★★★
Thank you for your response Nicholas.
I think the 21 move rule was invented by somebody....as my kids at school
were using it for a while now.
Lucky that I checked with you before any more damage was done!
Any specials tricks that you could teach me are most welcome.
I run a chess club at my school.
I'll keep in touch.

Rosemary wrote on 2010-02-06 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The audio section could be improved to sound human. The visual section is excellent and greatly appreciated.

George Svokos wrote on 2009-10-31 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Like Ben R. Foster with his 'Chancellor Chess,' I believe that ortho-chess would benefit from a stronger piece on the King's side of the board. I would propose exchanging the King's rook for a Marshal to balance out the power of the queen without increasing the board size from 8x8 (to maintain the spirit of Vida's Caissa chess.)

JAYESH wrote on 2009-09-28 UTCGood ★★★★
I was playing a match of chess and the opponents king was placed opposite to my king then i still had a move which could remove the check but the players said me that it is a stale mate. Is it true??

Michael Murphy wrote on 2009-05-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
great graphics and good succinct explanations

Thomas Maxwell wrote on 2009-05-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Hunter wrote on 2009-04-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I would like to know if a king can move two spaces over on the home row to kill a white piece?

Hope wrote on 2009-01-15 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This site is awesome! It is easy to read and understand as well as follow and explain to kids. I'm a teacher who has been trying to teach my students how to play and this is the best information and illustration I've ever found. Thanks so much!!

Cool wrote on 2008-10-22 UTCGood ★★★★
Very useful..

Anonymous wrote on 2008-07-03 UTCGood ★★★★
sir or madam, why can i not take the black pieces?  only being able to move
the white pieces is very restricting and one dimensional.

ask wrote on 2008-06-13 UTCAverage ★★★

mikki wrote on 2008-05-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
It was an awesome experiance to have such an vast pool of legalised informatoin_IT IS NOW I LEARNED TO PLAY 'CHESS'.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-03-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This site was very helpful because my dad and I always have arguments on whether games are a draw or not, thank you.

Zee Williams wrote on 2008-03-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Just what I was looking for!!!! I am a novice and haven't played for years and have a friend that wants to learn how to play chess. I needed to find some simple explanation as how to play, what the pieces are called and how they move, etc. Your page illustrations and text are excellent. Am mailing her a copy to study tomorrow as we will get-together next month. Thanks!!! Zee Williams

Me wrote on 2008-02-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I like chess but I like it more on the computer. This is an incredible site!!

Anonymous wrote on 2007-12-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
can i play?

Anonymous wrote on 2007-11-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
that is the best

selnog wrote on 2007-11-03 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Sasha wrote on 2007-10-16 UTCGood ★★★★
I thought it was clear. I still dont understand castling though!!

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