Chapter 1. Introduction

Chess is a game of strategy with a long history and many variations, and Knights aims to be the ultimate chess resource on your computer. Knights provides a virtual chess board and pieces which you can use to play against a variety of opponents. Currently, those opponents include yourself ( Solitaire chess is a wonderful way to improve your skill at the game ), computer opponents ( sometimes called chess engines ) which you have installed on your computer, and people connected to an internet chess server. In the future, you will also be able to play against a friend using email.

If you like to review chess matches which other people have played, Knights can help. Using Portable Game Notation ( PGN ), Knights can exchange recorded chess matches with most other computer chess programs. You can also record your own matches with Knights, and share them with anyone.

Future versions of Knights will include comprehensive chess education in the form of interactive tutorials. These tutorials will help new players grasp the basics, and help them evolve into advanced players.

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