How many pieces are in a chess game?

Answer Each player starts with 16 pieces for a total of 32 pieces in a chess game. Each side has a king, a queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. One side has black playing pieces; th... Read More »

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How to Improve the Position of Your Pieces in a Chess Game?

Do you find yourself wondering what to do in a chess game? When there's nothing obvious, like a piece you can capture, or a checkmate, what do you do when it's your move? One thing you can always f... Read More »

How many chess pieces are there?

There are 32 pieces in a standard chess set. Each opponent has 16 pieces, consisting of one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns. The chessboard is divided into 64 ... Read More »

How to Know the Value of Chess Pieces?

Chess pieces are assigned point values for their importance in game. This value often translates into advantage or disadvantage based upon the positive or negative relational values between the two... Read More »

How to Make Chess Pieces?

Chess sets designed in the Victorian Era, called the Staunton style, are specified as acceptable for competitions by the rules of chess. You COULD hand carve Staunton style sets; or, just for fun (... Read More »