Chess Bahija comes in three different sizes but each size contains four hidden compartments to store the beautiful, handmade chess pieces and each with a chess board made from the much sought after Thuya wood.
With its unique design, the Chess Bahija can be displayed on a dresser, a desk, an occasional table or on a bookshelf.
Made from Thuya Burl The Chess Bahija is a must-have for any serious collector of quality wood carvings and anyone who enjoys a game a chess.
Chess is a game of strategy played by two people. The goal of Chess is to trap and
capture your opponent’s king (checkmate).
The player with the white pieces always moves first and when setting up the board the white queen goes on a white square and the black queen goes on a black square. To set the pieces up, use the two rows of squares closest to each opposing player. Rooks are placed in each corner, Bishops are placed next to the Rooks, then come the Knights, then the queen on a square of her own color, then the King. Pawns are placed on the second row of the board closest to the player.
There are differing rules of movement for each of the chess pieces. A piece may be
moved to another position or may capture an opponent’s piece and replace the position on the square that was just occupied by the opponent’s piece.
When a king is threatened with capture it’s called a check. If a king is in check, the
player defending that king must make a move to get rid of that threat.
The rules for the basic moves for each piece are listed below.
King: one square at a time either horizontally, vertically or diagonally
Queen: any number of unoccupied squares either horizontally, vertically or diagonally
Rook: any number of unoccupied squares either horizontally, vertically or diagonally
Bishop: any number of unoccupied squares in any diagonal direction
Knight: an L-shape from any three connecting squares and can jump over others to landin an unoccupied square.
Pawns: can move forward one unoccupied square at a time but capture their opponents by moving diagonally. On any given pawns first move that pawn can move two squares forward provided both squares are unoccupied. If a pawn reaches the opponent’s edge of the board that pawn can be ‘promoted to any status other than a king.