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Chess game


Tired of fads? This game of kings has been around for hundreds of years!
The object is to checkmate your opponent, that is, to leave his King with no way to avoid capture. If you know what moves each piece is permitted, you know how to play Chess -- essentially. Of course, volumes have been written on Chess strategy. Now you can learn anytime against opponents of all skill levels from all over the world.




White moves first.





To move a piece, quickly click and release your left mouse button to pick it up, then click it again to place it; or you can click and drag the piece and release to place it.





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