Chess is an ancient game of strategy in which players try to capture or checkmate their opponent’s king. players alternate turns, making one move at a time. The board should be placed so each player has a “white” square(red if a checkerboard is used) on his right. Playing pieces should be placed on the board according to diagram 1. Remember that the black queen is always on the “dark” square and the white Queen is always on the “white” square. The Player with the white pieces always moves first. You will be ready to play when you have learned the move illustrated in the following diagram.