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Co-curricular Chess

Friday 26 Apr 2019 by Beth Kitson

Over the last two weeks we have covered two Chess concepts:

Castling

Castling is when you move your king and one of your castles at the same time. The king moves two squares towards a castle, and that castle moves to the square on the other side of the king.

BUT, you cannot castle if:

  1. Either the king or the castle have already moved
  2. Either square that you would move to is under attack
  3. Out of check

Notation

Refer to letters and then numbers to give the coordinates of the square a piece is on.  For example: E4.

Each piece, apart from the king has a value

  • Queen = 9
  • Rook = 5
  • Bishop/ knight = 3
  • Pawn = 1

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