New to Chess?
If you're a newcomer to this 1500-year-old game, we want to help you get better. Browse through uschess.org's detailed material including a Quick Start Guide, a glossary and a FAQ designed especially for those starting out. Our chess history is being updated.
If you learned the rules years ago, our 45-second refresher video below is perfect for you.
We're also starting a series explaining some of the rules that couldn't be covered in 45 seconds. Watch explanations for castling and En Passant and look for more coming soon.