Ready for lessons? We all have to start somewhere. After a few quick lessons, you will soon be playing with your friends.
Play on your MacBook
Each student at Wakefield has a chess board on their MacBook! You will find a chess app under applications. Drag the icon to your desktop or toolbar. If you click on the bottom right corner of the board, you can rotate it in three dimensions. Set the timer to faster moves for easy play. Longer moves allows the computer more time to make better moves. To play, left click on the piece you want to move, and then drag it to the square you intend to stop. If the move is legal, the game piece will update to its new position.
How the Pieces Move
The HowCast videos below are a good way to remember how each piece moves. Once you have this down, you are ready to play! Your friends will also help you learn, so jump in even if you aren't sure of the rules. The entire HowCast chess series can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLALQuK1NDriznzxP5rQkQwKIrGSWRMZF