Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. The objective is to 'checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. To this end, a player's pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces, while supporting their own. In addition to checkmate, the game can be won by voluntary resignation by the opponent, which typically occurs when too much material is lost, or if checkmate appears unavoidable. A game may also result in a draw in several ways, where neither player wins. The course of the game is divided into three phases: opening, middlegame, and endgame.
Howto playYou play with mouse (via drag/drop) - click a piece and draw it into desired field within the grid.
With the toolbar (placed right of chessboard) you have access (please click) to various functions. Those are (from right to left):
- go to start
- one draw back
- calculate draw
- advance one draw
- go to last draw
If you right click within chess board, you'll get additional running options via a game menu .You also may play on a larger chess board.