Chess is a board game for two players. The object of the game is to checkmate your opponent's King. Checkmate, or just "mate" occurs when a king is attacked and the king cannot escape capture on the next move.
Chess is played on a board with 64 squares set up in the following way:
The Rooks (also called castles) begin the game in the corners. The Knights are next to the Rooks. The Bishops start next to the Knights. And then the King and the Queen occupy the middle two squares.
Note that white and black Queens both begin the game on squares of their color. The white Queen begins on a white square. The black Queen begins on a black square.
The board should always be placed with a white square in the lower right corner of the chessboard.
White moves first to begin the game, and then black... taking turns until the game is finished. Either by checkmate, or one player resigning, or both players agreeing to a draw, or if there is a draw caused by repetioion of moves..