Chess is the most popular two player strategy board game of all times. Play it now completely for free at Cool Math Games! Chess is played on a chessboard, a checkered game board with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. The most powerful piece is the queen and the least powerful the pawn. The objective is to to checkmate the opponent’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. Use your pieces to attack and capture the opponent’s pieces, while supporting each other. You can also win the game by resignation of your opponent. This usually occurs when he is losing or checkmate appears inevitable. The game can also end in a draw. Chess is so popular around the World that it has been officially approved as a sport. How many matches can you win in Chess at Cool Math Games?