Chess is an abstract strategy game, played between two players on a square chessboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.
At the start, each player (one controlling the white pieces, the other controlling the black pieces) controls sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns.
The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in “check”) and there is no way for it to escape.
There are also several ways a game can end in a draw.
Here’s a helpful guide that you can read to get started with Chess!
How to Play Chess: Learn the Rules & 7 Steps To Get You Started
Learning the rules of chess is easy: start by setting up the chess board, learn to move the pieces, discover some strategies, and you are almost done.