Chess is a recreational and competitive game, it is one of the world's most popular games. Played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online by correspondence and in tournaments. Casual games without time control can last anywhere between 10 minutes to 1 hour.
Chess takes skill, patience, tactics and strategy. It is a game that can quickly interest new players because of the skill and strategy that is involved, it is a game where you can play it as a beginner and the more that you play it the better you will become.
Chess is played on a square chequered chessboard that has 64 squares, arranged in an 8x8 square. At the start of the game, each player controls 16 pieces. The two sides, black and white consist of one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops and eight pawns.
The object of Chess is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is about to be taken (in check) and there is no way to remove it from the attack on the next move. To learn more you can read the rules of chess or learn the strategies of chess.