Dec. 10, 2020

A Beginner's Guide to Chess

Following the success of Netflix's "Queen's Gambit", James goes over the very basic rules for how to play Chess. What is the object of the game? How do the pieces move specifically? What's "check" mean? In this brief breakdown, we'll highlight the elements of the game you need to know to get started.

If you're familiar with how it works, this episode may not be for you. But check out some of our recommended resources for continued learning:

- Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (1982)
- Discovering Chess Openings: Building Opening Skills from Basic Principles, John Emms (2006)
- Think Like a Grandmaster, Alexander Kotov (2003)


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