Ultimate Guide: Learn the Chess Pieces Names and Moves

What are the names of all the chess pieces? The chess pieces are what you move during a game of chess. The chess pieces’ names are a little confusing at first because there are so many chess pieces and they all have different movements that you need to memorise. In particular, the queen moves in… Continue reading Ultimate Guide: Learn the Chess Pieces Names and Moves

How to Win Against the Philidor Defense (C41)

Philidor Defense (C41) –1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 The Philidor Defense (C41) was named after the famous 18th century player Francois-Andre Danican Philidor who described that “the pawns are the soul of chess”. Philidor advocated 2. …d6 instead of the more common 2. …Nc6. His original idea was to challenge White’s center with the… Continue reading How to Win Against the Philidor Defense (C41)