Videos on Basic Chess Topics
New players who visit the club are usually taught the basics by adults. We thought it might be helpful to get our existing club members to explain these basic topics and techniques in videos, so that young players can teach young beginners. This enables you to learn between club sessions and will give new players more time to play friendly games as they continue to develop.
We hope you enjoy watching - who knows, one day you might get to film your own video for this page...!
If chess was a boxing match
A bit of fun from one of our Saturday sessions at the club
How chess pieces move - basics
Luke shows how each piece moves differently
Check, checkmate and stalemate
Jenni explains check and how to get out of it
Basic development rules
William explains why and how to develop pieces
Setting up the board and what the pieces are called
Eniko describes the pieces and board set up
How chess pieces take - basics
Caitlin shows how pieces take each other
Hamilton shows why pawns try to get to the other side of the board