Chess Challenges Game Online - Play Free Chess Board Games
While Junior Chess was a perfect way to teach chess to younger generations, Chess Challenges wraps up the whole experience as a series of puzzles, making it more casual but still quite challenging.
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How to Play Chess Challenges Game
Use your mouse or finger on touch devices to move your pieces across the board.
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Those who can't get enough of the board game, and also have a passion for it that goes beyond simple one-on-one competition usually play chess puzzles. Unlike playing out a whole game with a competitor, a chess puzzle will present a particular scenario on a chess board and challenge a player to perform a particular task with it. This task is often to play as one side (usually white) and try to win the game in a certain number of moves (usually two or three). But there are also other types of chess puzzles that require a player to perform very different kinds of tasks. Remarkably, chess puzzles are about as old as chess itself. Early chess masters of the eighth and ninth centuries composed their own challenges. Chess puzzles are great for developing competitive skills. Some experts say that studying endgame scenarios is the best way for beginners to advance their knowledge of strategy. But other, more advanced puzzles pose scenarios that are statistically improbable - that is, an average game with competent players would never produce them. People play such puzzles not so much to become better competitors, but rather to be challenged in a new way, requiring strategy that's often counterintuitive and relies on surprising sacrifices. One such ninth-century puzzle supposedly took more than a thousand years to solve.