|Keyword Query:||Chess Game Rules|
|Interpretation:||You want to learn how to play Chess properly, abiding by the Rules of the game.|
What you've got here are four options, depending on how much detail you want to get into. We'll cover what's in each resource and then provide easy access to them, via our Recommended Links, which can be found towards the bottom of this page.
We start with the least 'brain-taxing' selection of Rules, which you'll find from our Beginners Chess Guide and work our way towards the 'daddy' (FIDE's Actual Handbook) ...
1. Beginners Chess Guide - Basic Chess Rules
When you're a beginner, you just want to get playing as quickly as possible. You know you need to learn the Rules and so you seek out the official Laws of the game ...
You come across FIDE, click to view their Actual Handbook and find there are, what appear to be tons and tons of little rules and regulations. Some might give up and this point and that'd be a pity.
To combat this potential 'brain overload', our Basic Chess Rules article, in our Beginners Chess Guide area, draws out the bare-bones of what you need to know.
These chess game rules are split up into eight bite-sized segments:
2. Chess Glossary Article - Official Chess Rules
Should you want a lot more detailed Rules, yet still don't want to graft your way through ALL of FIDE's Laws of Chess, then you'll want to head over to our Official Chess Rules article, which can usually be accessed via our Chess Glossary.
With this selection of chess game Rules, we've laid out all 13 Sections, from FIDE's Laws of Chess, rewording the key points, for extra clarity.
For a list of the 13 sections of FIDE's Laws of Chess, read on ...
3. World Chess Federation (FIDE) - Laws of Chess
This collection of chess game Rules includes all the official Rules for playing the game.
The full list of 13 Articles, covered in FIDE's Laws of Chess, are as follows:
BASIC RULES OF PLAY
It's important to note that the Competition Rules, listed above, are general Rules. They do not include guidelines/regulations for specific Competitions, such as Chess Olympiads, Junior Individual Championships, the Cycle for the Individual World Championship, etc.
If you do need to know the Regulations for Specific Competitions, you'll need to refer to the index page of FIDE's 'Actual Handbook' ...
4. World Chess Federation (FIDE) - Actual Handbook
This is IT. If you wanted to check up on every single Law ever created by the World Chess Federation, then FIDE's Actual Handbook is your Chess Bible of choice - and no one had to get nailed to anything, for the privilege. Talk about miracles, eh?
FIDE's Actual Handbook is more than just a collection of chess game Rules ...
FIDE's Laws of Chess, as mentioned above, is but one tiny aspect of regulatory control that have had to be applied to what has become a huge global business, as well as a professional sport (Chess is recognized by the International Olympic Committee).
Wherever there's big money at stake, there's lots of legally-orientated Rules and Regulations to be found.
The sections of FIDE's Actual Handbook, are as follows:
So, there you have it - whether you want to stick with learning the basic chess game Rules, or you need more specific Rules and Regulations, from FIDE, you can access all from the following Recommended Links ...
KEYWORD: Chess Game Rules
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