Add to Wishlist. Its first class tutor makes it great for both developing Chess Strategy and improving your chess skills. Completely free! This is not a demo, and has no locked options. Good for beginners. Below you can see a short description of user interface, controls and their functions. All important functions are free and do not require registration.
This game is rated. You have been marked as a cheater and cannot therefore play rated games at this moment. To begin playing chess, you can move either a pawn or a knight. Knights move in an L-shape: Out two squares and over one. They are the only piece that can jump over other pieces in the chess board. Pawns can only move forward one square at a time. However, on its first move, it can move two squares. Pawns can attack, but only diagonally and in a forward direction.
Bishops move diagonally and can move as many spaces on the chess board as are available. Queens are able to move in any direction and can move as many spaces as are available. Game Over You Won! Computer Won Game drawn by repetition Game drawn by insufficient material Game drawn by move rule Game drawn by stalemate Rematch.
If neither the King nor Rook has been moved during the game, the rank seperating them is clear of pieces, and during the castling process no space the king will move over or end on is under attack by an opponent piece, the player can move his king two spaces towards the rook, and the rook on the opposite side of the king.
For example, assume that the white king on E1 and the white rook on A1 have direct line of sight and have not moved. The white player can, in a single move, move the king two spaces left to C1 and the rook three spaces right to D1. The player could also castle kingside, moving the king to G1 and the H1 rook to F1. Promotion is a special move granted to the pawns. If a pawn manages to reach the far end of the board white pawns to the 8-rank, black pawns to the 1-rank they are automatically promoted.
The player must state a piece Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen. The promoted pawn is then transformed to the declared piece. A player might thus have a maximum of 9 Queens on the board, the one he started with and one for each of the 8 pawns that he potentially can promote.
By the nature of the game pawns can not promote to a king, nor remain pawns. Chess has been requested many times over the years, but we've always been a bit afraid to give it a go, because making a good chess opponent is quite difficult.
We made our own chess engine for the easy and medium players Bill and Bill Sr. But really the main purpose for this chess game is to let people play online chess against other people in a simple and easy way. Some of the other chess sites on the internet are very good, for example chess.
We've also made a simple single-purpose website for easily making images of chess boards, using the same graphics we use here. If you need a picture of a particular position you can easily make it, or just paste in the FEN for it at chessboardimage.
If you don't feel like playing, you can now just watch live games as they unfold. Your online games are synced in the cloud across your devices, so you can track your progress and replay old games wherever you are. SparkChess has won many awards and it was featured by Google, Blackberry and Adobe for its cross-platform capabilities.
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