OBJECTIVE OF ONLINE CHESS: The objective of Online Chess is to capture the king of your opponent, ensuring that they are not able to make a move without being destroyed.  

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1 or 2 Players 

MATERIALS: Internet and Video Platform 

TYPE OF GAME: Virtual Strategy Board Game 



Similar to normal chess, online chess can be played with a friend. On the other hand, online chess may also be able to be played with only one player, as the computer will make automatic moves as well. This allows for good practice in chess, fun gameplay with a friend while you are apart, or a good way to pass time. 


To set up, simply begin an online game. If there are numerous friends that want to play, they may play different games with two players in each game. Once the players have put their names in, the game is ready to begin.  


The player with the white game pieces will make their first move. Following normal chess rules, the players will move their game pieces across the online board, competing with the computer or with other players. At the start of each game, the players will swap colors, always ensuring that each player gets the chance of making the first move.  

Depending on the type of game piece, the pieces are able to move about the board, attacking one another. The game continues in this manner, with players alternating turns until it comes to an end.  


The game comes to an end when a player loses their king or is unable to move their king without being attacked. Their opponent says “checkmate”, and they win the game! 

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