Chess Basics

Here is an useful guide for newcomers to learn the game:

Chess Basic Moves and Captures

 

http://www.chess.com/ is a great website for people to improve their chess.  It is free to create an account.  A chess.com account allows people to play chess with friends and to improve their game with a virtual chess mentor, videos, tactics, and more.

 

http://chesstempo.com/chess-tactics.html is a website that provides free tactic puzzles.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/OnlineChessLessons/videos is a good Youtube channel for video lessons.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thechesswebsite/videos is a good Youtube channel for learning basic chess concepts, but it is mainly for analyzing famous games.