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Chess Online

Easy Guide To Play Chess Game

Chess is among the most popular board games which is being played all over the world over the last several decades. The game is believed to be originated in India in the 6th Century and since then it began to spread to Europe and other parts of the world. The game of Chess is often considered an intellectual game as the players are required to use their intelligence to make strategic decisions while foreseeing opponents’ moves. Over the last few years, playing Chess has become more entertaining and engaging, thanks to the emergence of technology and the internet. The game underwent a lot of modifications in order to adapt to the online version. Today, Chess is one of the popular games to play online. To play Chess Online, Playerzpot is the ideal destination to enjoy the game.

Steps to Play Chess Game

On Playerzpot, players have to follow a set of rules while playing Chess. Here is a step-by-step process on how these rules play their part in the game
1. Placing the Pieces: Prior to the start of the game, you have to place the pieces as per the ranks. Firstly, put all the Pawns on the second rank of the board. Then, place Rooks, Knights, and Bishops on the player’s back rank. Queen is placed on the same square of the same colour that matches the player’s outfit. Then, place the King on the remaining square.
2. Movement of Pieces: Each piece moves in a specific direction. The King can move one square in any direction, while the Queen can move any square diagonally, horizontally or vertically. Rooks can move any number of squares horizontally or vertically, bishops can move any number of squares diagonally, knights move in an L-shape and pawns can move vertically one at a time.
3. Capture Opponent’s Piece: To capture an opponent’s piece, a player must move one of their own pieces to a square occupied by the opposing piece, removing the captured piece on the board. The pawn can capture an opposing piece diagonally one square forward and to the left to right, while a Knight moves in L-Shape and can jump over other pieces to capture an opponent’s piece. To capture a piece, an attacking piece must finish its movement in the square where the opposing piece is resting.
4. Check: Check occurs when a player’s King is threatened by another player’s piece. If at any point in the game, a King is intimidated directly by another player’s piece, in their next turn they will be able to capture the King. The ‘Check’ basically means that the King is under attack and has kept him in Check. While playing Chess, a player cannot make any move that puts his King in the direction of another piece so that he is in Check.
5. Checkmate: Checkmate refers to a situation where a player’s King is under attack and cannot escape from capture. A player wins the game after putting the opponent’s King in Checkmate. Checkmate is the ultimate goal of Chess. Checkmate can be achieved through a variety of methods, such as forcing the opponent’s King into a corner, trapping it with other pieces, or delivering a powerful attack with multiple pieces. Checkmate is a testament to the player’s skill and the culmination of their effort throughout the game.

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Chess Game Rules


  • Upon selecting the game, select on the pots of your choice and you will be entering into the game against an opponent.
  • Depending upon the pot the players will have 5-10 minutes to play.
  • The White team will play first, followed by the Black.
  • Each piece moves in a different way, you can see while selecting the piece.
  • There are a total of 32 chess pieces on the board, with each side having 16 pieces.
  • There are 6 distinct types of Chess pieces. The ultimate goal is to deliver a checkmate by trapping the opponent's King.
  • Rook: Move any number of squares horizontally and vertically.
  • Queen: Move any number of squares in any direction.
  • Pawn: Moves vertically forward.
  • Knight: Can move two squares vertically and one horizontally, or two horizontally and one vertically (drawing a shape of L).
  • Bishop: Move any number of squares diagonally.
  • King: Move one square in any direction (an exception to this is "Castling").


This will happen when a King is in a position where it can be captured by a hostile piece. To remove the King from a check position, the player can do the following:
  • 1-Capture the piece threatening the king.
  • 2-Move the King.
  • 3-Block the threat.

  • Checkmate

    • This happens when the King is in an inescapable threat of being captured. By doing this, you win the game.
    • Player who does a stalemate he or she will be declared as the winner.

    Losing Conditions

    • You lose the game if you run out of time.
    • Or if your opponent is able to checkmate your King, you lose.
    • If your opponent does stalemate, you lose.

    FAQ's of How to Play Chess

    Q1. What are the basic rules of Chess?

    Ans: The main objective of Chess is to conquer the opponent’s King by placing it under attack and blocking it from escaping capture. Each piece has a distinct movement and captures opponents’ pieces by moving on to their square.

    Q2. Is Chess an easy game to play?

    Ans: Though the basic rules of the game are simple, it requires a great deal of tactical thinking and mental application as the players’ have to anticipate the opponent’s moves and plan their own accordingly. With patience, practice, and willingness to learn, anyone can become a master in Chess.

    Q3. Is Chess good for the brain?

    Ans: Since the game of Chess is considered an intellectual game and hence it is good for the brain. The game helps to enhance memory function, develop a higher level of creativity, and also exercise both sides of the brain.

    Q4. How to play Chess Online?

    Ans: Download the Playerzpot app on your mobile devices and log in with your mobile number. Then, select Chess, choose the pot of your choice, and enjoy the game.
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