Wholesale Chess Supplier, The House of Staunton, Provides a Beginner's Guide to Chess

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Wood chess pieces manufacturer, The House of Staunton, helps beginners get started on chess.

Learning to play chess is easier than it appears. Beginners should learn one aspect of the game at a time, and play as much as possible. First-timers and those still relatively new to chess should concentrate on these tasks:

Learn how each piece moves. Each player has one queen, one king, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and several pawns. Each piece can move a set number of spaces in a certain direction. Familiarize yourself with how each piece moves before playing your first match. 

Know the power of each piece. Each piece has a value assigned to it. The value of a piece provides insight into who is winning. The player with more points typically has the advantage and is usually winning. 

Develop an opening strategy. The initial moves in a game of chess serve three functions— players will attempt to develop pieces, control the center, and protect their king. New players will want to open wisely. If fulfilling all three tasks seems daunting, beginners can focus on one task at a time. 

Learn about your playing style. While some aspects of chess are skill-based, each player brings their own approach and flare to the game. As you develop a playing style, learn to use it to your advantage. 

Enhance your ability to focus. Chess requires players to concentrate for several hours at a time. This level of focus can be exhausting, especially for beginners. New players should allow themselves enough time to develop the ability to concentrate for long durations. Focusing on one task for several minutes throughout the day may help. 

Practice. Practice is the key to becoming a great chess player. The more you play, the more you learn about the game, and the more comfortable you become. 

About The House of Staunton: The House of Staunton is an American locally owned and operated small business. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world's finest chess equipment. They sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards, and chess boxes, and are the equipment provider for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads!

Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070, shawn@houseofstaunton.com

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