Chess Rules The following are official rules of the United States Chess Federation.

  • Touch Move: If you touch a piece you have to move it!
  • If you touch an opponent’s piece you must capture it, if it is a legal move.
  • If you take your hand off a piece you have just moved It must stay!
  • If you need to adjust an opponent’s piece (or your own) say “Adjust” while adjusting the piece.
  • Please be a good sport! Sportsmanship is very important in chess!