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 Rules

chessA vast, global, growing marketplace has opened up with the explosive growth of the Internet. And this hungry market is full of people who buy stuff… especially information products. Ebooks are the most frequently sold form of information product.

Thank you for your hint placement suggestion. We have added this for consideration on our to-do list. Tutor only points to a piece you should consider moving, to help narrow down your own assessment, and allow you to think about where to move it. Hint shows the complete move suggestion.

The King is the tallest piece on the chess board and is as well defended on the chess board as it was in real medieval life. At that time, the fall of a king would definitely indicate the loss of the kingdom to invading enemies and that most likely would lead to a change for the worse. It was considered everyone … Read More

‘Queen Of Chess’ Abandons Gibraltar Match To Protest Pairing

chessWijk aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 30 (IANS) Indian grandmaster Pentala Harikrishnas campaign in Tata Steel Chess ended on a sour note as he lost to Dutchman Loek Van Wely in the last round to end his campaign at the ninth position.

Obviously this would only be possible when the media being distributed is linear in nature and has an absence of interactivity such as a show reel, corporate film or auto run power point presentation. The advantages for such an offering are obvious. DVD’s are easily misplaced and a cheap back-up alternative provides peace of mind to the parent company and their respective clients, suppliers or employees.

The Pawns on the board symbolize serfs, or simple the hard working lower folks. Presently there are a lot more of them on the board, compared to any other piece on the board and usually they are sacrificed to save the much … Read More

Chess Sets

chessBoard games have a very long history, having been around for centuries; however, they have become a popular past time among the middle class sometime during the 20th Century. Many of the more classic games on the market today got their start during World War II.

A unique piece that looks like a horse’s head. It can jump around the board in an L-shaped pattern. Because of its limited options, it can be difficult to use, so plan ahead several plays to master what you are going to do. Many people forget about this piece until it snags one of their pieces.

Anand blinked, understandably, at this point. He could have taken the pawn; several hours of cool analysis with computer engines suggests that the pawn grab should work. In practice, white’s optical compensation is immediately obvious, and Anand said he reckoned it would be full compensation. White smashes the … Read More

Chess Openings

chessIf that is the case, this is surely a concept worth discussing. Getting someone to do something they do not know how to, be an arduous task okay! But why to do this is the real question? Why should people play free online games? Here are your answers.

The set-up is the same regardless of what type of chess set is being used. This article is not going to go into the difference in appearance of the Staunton chess set (the standard design for tournaments) pieces. The analysis of chess is extremely complicated due to the many possible options at each move. Steinhaus (1999, pp. 11-14), as well as many entire books, consider clever end-game positions which may be analyzed completely. Source: the Observer, 6 June 1926. Mr McDowell reports that this was the first problem by A.J. Taffs, who was then aged ten, and he also provides a link … Read More

A Boon For Chess Players

chessThe majority of the marble chess sets that you will find in online chess stores are made in two different areas of the world. The first major producer of marble and onyx sets is Pakistan. The sets are made in the region in and around Karachi; this region is known for having a well-established onyx and marble industry. The second major producer of marble sets is the region of Puebla, Mexico. Almost all of the chess sets produced in this region are made with onyx and marble. Both styles of are unique in their own way, yet they still share certain characteristics.

The Fun Element: The fun factor is the primary reason that makes the whole world hooked onto their computer systems with online games. With so many games available online, one can choose the ones that one finds more interesting to play. Moreover, there are always newer games that … Read More