Behavior in a Tournament

You are supposed to know the rules before you play in a tournament. Nevertheless, it happens regularly that a player does something illegal. This may lead to a sanction.

Touch and move: If you touch a piece, you have to move it, except if it is impossible, of course. As long as your hand has not left the piece on a new square, it can be placed on any accessible square. From the moment, you let it go, it is played. If you don’t know this rule, it can be an expensive one. As an example, watch this game that went:

1. e4 – e5
2. e4xd5 – Qxd5

Then, white, by mistake, touched his king. That meant, he had to play it. The king could only move to e2, then black moved his queen to e4 and it was a checkmate. A very humiliating way to lose. So in … Read More

Chess Strategies For A Winning Game

chessMADRID — The world’s top female chess player has given up her last game to protest being paired against mostly female players at a major tournament where male contestants outnumbered them.

Christian Sánchez (Rosario, Argentina) wonders whether Assiac’s name was really ‘Heinrich L. Fraenkel’, as given by Jeremy Gaige in Chess Personalia (Jefferson, 1987), or whether there was a mix-up with Dr H.L. Frankel. Our correspondent notes the discussion of Fraenkel/Frankel in C.N.s 3244 and 3385 (see pages 205-206 of Chess Facts and Fables).

Anand headed into a tabiya – a set of related positions – that he knows very well, when he captured the c-pawn with 3—dxc4. Carlsen took his first long think on move 4. The position resembled a Sicilian Dragon Defence – only the colours were reversed.

This has given rise to many gaming links and websites wooing surfers to try out their skills. Many sites have … Read More

Electronic Chess Set

chessDo you have what it takes to be an online chess champion? Checkmate your opponent by strategically positioning your pieces to capture your opponent’s king. Use your rooks, bishops and knights to protect your king at all costs. And always remember that in this classic board game , the queen reigns supreme.

Great game for any level Really great version, I am enjoying myself immensely. One issue I’ve found is the grading of difficulty. Levels one and two I win everytime I play and quite decisively. Then switching up to level 3 the jump in difficulty is crazy high. I am already needing to play near flawless chess just to win.

The first diagram (Introduction, page 9) gives the source of Réti’s most famous endgame study as ‘Kagan’s Neueste Schachnachrichten, 1921′, a mistake also found, for instance, on page 61 of Réti’s Best Games of Chess by Harry Golombek (London, … Read More

Teaching Children How To Play Chess

chessChess is a two-player board game believed to have been played in India as early as the sixth century AD. In different parts of this world, different chess games are played. The most played variants are western chess, Shogi (in Japan), and Xiangqi (in China).

While nobody likes to lose a key piece, there are times, however when it makes sense to sacrifice one of your pieces. If an opponent’s piece is taking up a spot that you need open, putting one of your pieces in a position to lure his piece out to capture you is one way to move your game forward. Since you will be losing a piece, be sure to check the board carefully to make sure this really will result in the move you wanted!

Features – Microsoft Xbox is the first video gaming system to support High Definition Television (HDTV). A DVD controller can … Read More

Chess Pieces And Their Roles In The Game

chessThere are many board games that teach you something; many games are designed to teach math skills, strategy, and spelling. Some give you the facts by having you answer a ton of trivia questions. Then there are those who teach players the concepts of buying real estate, running a business, renting their properties and banking. One such game is one of the most successful of its kind, Monopoly is known for teaching more than 750 million people how to manage their money and become more successful.

Who will buy ebooks online? Just about anyone who has a computer and Internet access is a prospect who may buy ebooks online. The frequency, budget and topic area of such purchases may vary, but ebook sales are exploding with the advent of new technology and the entry of new consumers into the market.

A young co-ed, leaving an evening class, returns to her … Read More