Easy Chess

I want to teach you easy chess right from the beginning. I created some easy positions for you below to help you to understand the game. I hope you like them.
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Chess for Dummies

Black moves
White moves
chess for dummies
chess for dummies
Black has misplaced his rook and will lose it now. The black king is in check and must move away. After this the white rook will capture the black rook and White is going to win easily.
White pushes his f-pawn to f7 (1.f7) and it is checkmate after this.

White moves
White moves
chess for dummies
chess for dummies
Black has made a really dumb move. He gave a check
with his queen, but the king can capture the queen now because the
queen is not protected by a piece or a pawn.
Black gives a check with his rook but he overlooked
that the square b2 is controlled by the white bishop. This means that
the bishop will capture the rook now. (1.BxR)

Black moves
Black moves
chess for dummies
chess for dummies
center>White just pushed his f-pawn to f4 to protect the king from check of the bishop. But this loses the pawn because the black bishop will simply capture the pawn and the white king is in
check again. (1…Bxf+)
White just gave a check with his queen but he overlooked that the bishop controls the square on which the queen is placed. (A silly move) This means that the bishop will capture the queen now. (1…BxQ)

White moves
Black moves
chess for dummies
chess for dummies
Black has placed his rooks badly as they obstruct the black king. White has three moves now to give checkmate! Rf1++ or Rf2++ or 0-0 (castling)
Black has moved his rook beside his king but he overlooked that the knight can give a deadly check at f7. (1.Nf7++) Black is checkmate!

White moves
Black moves
chess for dummies
chess for dummies
Just thinking about possible moves to avoid losing material.
White queen cannot capture knight as knight is protected by king.

Queen cannot give check at e4 because this square is controlled by the
pawn d5 AND the knight.

Queen cannot give check at g4 because g4 is controlled by the knight.

Black moves his pawn to the last rank and promotes
it into a queen. (1…f1Q)

Black moves

Black moves

chess for dummies

chess for dummies

Black pushes his pawn to f1 and promotes it into a
queen.
After this the white king is in check and must move away. Then the
black queen will capture the white queen and Black will win.

White gives check with his bishop but he overlooked
that the square b3 is controlled by the rook. The rook will capture the
bishop now. (1…RxB)

White moves

Black moves

chess for dummies

chess for dummies

Black knight gives a check and white king must go
away. If king moves to f2 the black knight will fork the king and
bishop
playing 1…Nd3+.
This means White would lose the bishop for nothing.

Best move for White is Kf3 as knight is unable to give a fork. This
keeps the king closer to the center compared to the move Kf1.

White gives a check with his bishop. Black should
not
capture the bishop with his rook now because the knight would recapture
as the bishop is protected by the knight. If the rook captures then
Black will lose material as the value of the rook is higher than the
value of the bishop.

A rook counts five pawns, a bishop (or knight) counts three pawns only.

White moves

White moves

chess for dummies

chess for dummies

Black gave a check with his queen and white king
must go away.(king moves one square only)

White can trade queens if he likes. He trades pawns
first (1.dxe dxe)
Then the black pawn must recapture or Black will have lost a pawn for
nothing. After
that White captures the black queen. (2.QxQ KxQ) The black king will
recapture and Black is not allowed to castle anymore and the black king
is slightly misplaced.
But all this will have almost no effect because we reach the endgame
soon and the dangerous queens are not in the game anymore. This means
there is almost no danger for the black uncastled king in the middle.


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