How to learn to play chess?

  1. I know the rule but I just figure I am not a deep thinkers (I cannot forsee more than 2 moves)
    what should I do?
    I mean I love the game chess, it is really strategy.Random Random Ads AD Link connected with Bet365 :

    Answer by devin54325
    just keep playing the game, take longer if you need to, chess isnt a race

  2. can someone name a defense against d4 openings in chess . i only need names not actual moves just the names so i can look them up etc

    Answer by King Slayer
    Chess defenses against d4 openings, names and moves,
    are included in Encyclopdia of Chess Openings (ECO).
    Chess software (Fritz, etc) and writings refer to the ECO classifications.

    Volume A: Flank openings
    Dutch Defense
    Old Indian Defense
    Budapest Defense

    Volume B:
    Pirc/Robatsch Defense, Modern Defense (where d4 and e4 are whites first 2 moves)

    Volume D: Closed Games and Semi-Closed Games
    (including Grnfeld Defense but not other Indian Defenses)
    Queens Gambit Accepted
    Queens Gambit Declined (Slav, Orthodox, Tarrasch, Tartakower, Albin, etc.)
    Grnfeld Defense
    Chigorin Defense
    Queens Pawn Game, etc.

    Volume E: Indian Defenses (other than Grnfeld Defense and Old Indian Defense)
    Nimzo-Indian Defense
    Queens Indian Defense
    Kings Indian Defense
    Catalan Opening
    Bogo-Indian Defense, etc.

    Encyclopdia of Chess Openings (ECO)
    ECO List of Chess Openings

  3. I know that chess is a really good game to make your brain work, but does it really improve brain function? is there research done to prove that? Thanks!

    Answer by mean cats mama
    Anything that exercises your brain improves brain function.

  4. I am doing a project on islamic chess and would like to know what each chess piece is, the name and, if possible, what they were (lets say an elephant or a camel)
    Thanks so much for help.

    Answer by Captain Kirk
    Chess originated in India.
    In the 6th century the game was known as chaturanga
    which translates as “four divisions [of the military]”
    infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry,
    represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern
    pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively.

    Chaturanga – Wikipedia:

    Chaturanga pieces
    Raja (King)
    Mantri or Senapati (Consellor or General; Queen)
    Iratham (Chariot; Rook)
    Yaanei (Elephant: Bishop)
    Kutharei (Horse; Knight)
    Sippoy (Foot-soldier; Pawn)

    Both the Persians and Arabs attribute the game of chess to the Indians.
    In Persia around 600 the name became shatranj and the rules developed further.
    Shatranj was taken up by the Muslim world after the Islamic conquest of Persia,
    with the pieces largely retaining their Persian names.

    Shatranj – Wikipedia:

    Shatranj pieces
    Shah (King)
    Vazr (Counsellor)
    Rukh (Chariot or Rook)
    “Pl” in Persian and “al-Fl” in Arabic (Elephant)
    Asb (Horse or Knight)
    Sarbaz (piyadeh) (Pawn)

    Chess – Wikipedia:


    Chess around the world –

    The Islamic sets of later centuries followed a pattern that
    assigned names and abstract shapes to the chess pieces
    as Islam forbids depiction of animals and human beings in art.
    These pieces were usually made of simple clay and carved stone.
    See the picture:

  5. I think Chess really, really, really should be in the Olympics! I know people are going to say, “Oh Chess is so boring!” or “Chess is for nerds!” But if people would actually ignore these claims for once and actually try chess for once you will see you become more and more absorbed into the game as you play. I know it doesnt involve any physical activity but there should be ONE mind game in the olympics. It wont attract any viewers on TV but in my mind Chess deserves a spot in the Olympic Games!

    Answer by Bahrom
    Yes! I love chess, Ive been playing it since I was 6