Walkthrough #1 - Introduction To "Chessmaster: The Art Of Learning"
1. "My name is Josh Waitzkin, your guide and mentor for 'Chessmaster: The Art of Learning.'"
NOTE: To proceed from one screen to the next, tap the arrow in the bottom right corner of the lower screen.
2. "Since childhood I have treasured the cublime study of chess."
3. "I became an international master at the age of 16, but I didn't stop learning or developing my skills."
4. "Later, I applied my learning techniques to Tai Chi Push Hands competition with great success."
5. "Tai Chi may seem like a world apart from chess, but the road to mastery is built on similar foundations."
6. "Chessmaster can also develop your learning skills, no matter what challenges you take on."
7. "There are specially designed mini-games which develop three key mental skills."
8. "There are also classic chess puzzles, sand rated chess games, which all form part of my training program."
9. "If you are new to chess, head straight for the 'Classic Chess' option where I will teach you the basics."
10. "Explore everything that Chessmaster has to offer, and you will be richly rewarded."
11. "I will check on your progress regularly, so I will be speaking to you soon."
Walkthrough #2 - Legal Chess Piece Moves
1a. Appearance: A crown with a cross at the top.
1b. Legal Moves: One space in any direction
1a. Appearance: A crown with five (5) spikes
1b. Legal Moves: Unlimited spaces in any direction (until another piece is encountered)
1a. Appearance: An elongated hat with a giant cross on it
1b. Legal Moves: Unlimited spaces diagonally (until another piece is encountered)
1a. Appearance: A horse's head
1b. Legal Moves: Two space in one non-diagonal direction followed up by one space in a perpendicular (also non-diagonal) direction
1a. Appearance: A castle's turret
1b. Legal Moves: Unlimited spaces in any straight (non-diagonal) direction (until another piece is encountered)
1a. Appearance: A basic piece with a circular "head"
1b. Legal Moves: One space (non-diagonally) forward (two on the pawn's first move); also, one space diagonally forward (but only for the purposes of capturing another piece)
Walkthrough #3 - In-Game Descriptions Of The Different Chess Games
1. Standard Chess = "Standard chess"
2. Progressive Chess = "Each turn you get one additional move."
3. Dark Chess = "Enemy pieces are invisible, unless in the line of attack. The king can be captured."
4. Extinction Chess = "You nlose if all of one type of piece is captured."
5. Losing Chess = "You win if all your pieces are captured. You must capture if possible."
6. Los Alamos Chess = "The first version of chess to be played by a computer."
Walkthrough #4 - In-Depth Description: Progressive Chess
1. Progrssive Chess is played like normal chess, but players are allowed an increasing number of moves in each turn.
2. White begins the game with one move, then black makes two moves, then white makes three moves, black makes four moves, and so on.
3. Check may only be give on your last move of your sequence of turns, and must be escaped on the first move of the next turn.
4. If the king cannot escape check on the first move then it is checkmated and the game is over.
5. The counter on the right of the board shows the number of moves remaining before the next player's turn.
Walkthrough #5 - In-Depth Description: Dark Chess
1. Dark Chess follows the same rules as noemal chess... but your opponent's pieces are invisible!
2. Your opponent's pieces only become visible when they occupy a square that any of your pieces can move to or attack.
3. There is no traditional check or checkmate in Dark Chess: kings can move freely into and out of attack paths.
4. The first player to capture their opponent's king is the winner!
Walkthrough #6 - In-Depth Description: Extinction Chess
1. Extinction Chess uses normal chess rules, but has different win conditions.
2. The winner of the game is the first player to capture all their opponent's pieces of a particular type, thereby making that type of piece "extinct".
3. This means that you win is you capture your opponent's king or queen, both of their rooks bishops, or knights, or all their pawns.
4. Check and checkmate rules do not apply in Extinction Chess: kings must be physically captured to make them extinct and win the game.
Walkthrough #7 - In-Depth Description: Losing Chess
1. The objective of Losing Chess is to be the first player to lose all his pieces! Losing Chess uses traditional chess rules, but with the following exceptions:
2. "1." Capturing is compulsory. If you can capture a piece on your turn then you must!
3. "2." The king is played as a normal piece. There is no castling, and no check or checkmate: the king can be captured at any time.
4. "3." Pawn can be promoted to any piece, including kings.
5. The first player to have no pieces remaining is the winner!
Walkthrough #8 - In-Depth Description: Los Alamos Chess
1. Los Alamos chess is played on a board of thirty-six squares. The game is played using a normal chess set but without the bishops and with only six pawns.
2. Players cannot use a pawn double-move or En Passant, and it it also not possible to castle.
3. You are also not allowed to promote pawns to bishops.
4. Los Alamos otherwise follows normale chess rules regarding check, checkmate and drawn game conditions.
5. This version of chess was the first to be played by a computer program, written for the MANIAC I computer at the Los Alamos Laboratory in 1956.
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