after launching the game, click the chess board to get started. your pieces are divided into the queens, bishops, rooks, knights and pawns, and can be rearranged by clicking and dragging them. you can click on the chessboard to learn the different moves possible with each chess piece. use the up and down arrows to cycle through these moves.
once you've memorized the moves, you can compete against the computer, play a chess tournament, or a game of chess. you can even play a friendly chess game with friends or family members by inviting them to connect to your facebook account. you can also play games of chess over the internet.
there's also a chess tutor that you can use to study a range of chess openings and strategies. you can start with a human tutor or play the tutor game independently. the types of tactics and strategies you'll learn include the english, french, sicilian, ruy lopez, scandinavian, and algebraic openings. it also teaches you about checking and en passant.
however, it's not as intuitive as the other free downloadable games. it can be a bit difficult to control the pieces at first. however, it also allows you to personalize your board with pre-defined boards or you can create your own boards.
color-coded markers show which player won the last move and a board picture with new ai capabilities can be zoomed in and out with a slider. against a more experienced opponent, a new feature lets the user choose when to engage in opposition by showing with a scroll bar. an improved hint system suggests potential moves, which can be accepted or rejected by hitting a button. 3d9ccd7d82