I need to make a 2D game constituted of a chess board and draughts on it.
The easiest way for you to make this is using CEL and the billboard manager. In CEL there is an example boulderbash game (made with XML but you can do this in C++ too). With CS this is also possible but you most certainly don't need a camera or view (as those are 3D only). The way to do 2D is to manually create your meshes and draw them using DrawSimpleMesh. This is a bit complicated so the billboard manager in CEL makes this a lot easier.