A. BASIC RULES OF PLAY

>>A. BASIC RULES OF PLAY
8 03, 2019

Article 5: The completion of the game

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5.1.1 The game is won by the player who has checkmated his opponent’s king. This immediately ends the game, provided that the move producing the checkmate position was in accordance with Article 3 and Articles 4.2 – 4.7. 5.1.2 The game is won by the player whose opponent declares he resigns. This immediately ends the game. 5.2.1 The game is drawn when the player to move has no legal move and his king is not in check. The game is said to end in ‘stalemate’. This immediately ends the game, provided that the move producing the stalemate position was in accordance [...]

8 03, 2019

Article 4: The act of moving the pieces

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4.1 Each move must be played with one hand only. 4.2.1 Only the player having the move may adjust one or more pieces on their squares, provided that he first expresses his intention (for example by saying “j’adoube” or “I adjust”). 4.2.2 Any other physical contact with a piece, except for clearly accidental contact, shall be considered to be intent. 4.3 Except as provided in Article 4.2, if the player having the move touches on the chessboard,with the intention of moving or capturing: 4.3.1 one or more of his own pieces, he must move the first piece touched that can be [...]

8 03, 2019

Article 3: The moves of the pieces

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3.1 It is not permitted to move a piece to a square occupied by a piece of the same colour. 3.1.1 If a piece moves to a square occupied by an opponent’s piece the latter is captured and removed from the chessboard as part of the same move. 3.1.2 A piece is said to attack an opponent’s piece if the piece could make a capture on that square according to Articles 3.2 to 3.8. 3.1.3 A piece is considered to attack a square even if this piece is constrained from moving to that square because it would then leave or place [...]

26 02, 2019

Article 2: The initial position of the pieces on the chessboard

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2.1 The chessboard is composed of an 8 x 8 grid of 64 equal squares alternately light (the ‘white’ squares) and dark (the ‘black’ squares). The chessboard is placed between the players in such a way that the near corner square to the right of the player is white. 2.2 At the beginning of the game White has 16 light-coloured pieces (the ‘white’ pieces); Black has 16 dark-coloured pieces (the ‘black’ pieces). These pieces are as follows: A white king usually indicated by the symbol K A white queen usually indicated by the symbol Q Two white rooks usually indicated by [...]

26 02, 2019

Article 1: The nature and objectives of the game of chess

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1.1 The game of chess is played between two opponents who move their pieces on a square board called a ‘chessboard’. 1.2 The player with the light-coloured pieces (White) makes the first move, then the players move alternately, with the player with the dark-coloured pieces (Black) making the next move. 1.3 A player is said to ‘have the move’ when his opponent’s move has been ‘made’. 1.4 The objective of each player is to place the opponent’s king ‘under attack’ in such a way that the opponent has no legal move. 1.4.1 The player who achieves this goal is said to [...]

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