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

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chessThe game of Chess is made up of two sets of 16 pieces, including one king, one queen, two bishops, two knights, two rooks, and eight pawns. All of the 16 pieces have specific positions on the chess board. The chess pieces themselves come in a variety of different styles and designs and the names of each piece did not traditionally start out as the names we use today. Chess pieces come in a variety of different materials and of course vary in prices. Often choosing the chess pieces for yourself when setting up your own board can be a very difficult task with so many options being on offer. There are traditional offerings as well as novelty pieces all of which are incredible to look at but the choice comes down to a personal one.

Carlsen might contemplate abandoning the Reti / English systems he has tried twice and … Read More

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chessNew York, Feb 5 (IANS) The Facebook app that enables your conversations with your friends on the popular social network has now made it simple to play chess from a computer or a smartphone.

When adding games to your home school, look for those that are inexpensive, easy to learn, easy to set up and easily obtainable. You should also buy games that appeal to a wide range of age groups. When you play games as a family, alternate between choosing games for older children and little ones. Adapt the rules to make the game harder or easier so it will be fun for the entire family.

Good app, poor AI Overall a good app, does what it needs to do. My only criticism would be with the AI- it is strategic in the wrong sort of way. It thinks too many moves in advance for the level of difficulty. … Read More

Anand, Carlsen Split Points In Fourth Game

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Today players of every age compete in tournaments held by small local chess clubs, as well as in nationally and internationally sponsored events. The World Chess Federation (FIDE), founded in Paris in 1924, presides over the prestigious world champion awards that generate global media attention. But human players need to watch their moves because the latest computers offer serious competition, and online chess games—from easy to exceptionally difficult—can challenge any player.

Brainstorming is a thinking skill where children learn to look beyond the first choice. While one short-term goal may seem desirable, it may lead to a bad decision in the long-term, or vice-versa. There may be easier or better ways of achieving goals by thinking through a variety of options. … Read More

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chessBobby Fischer is one of the greatest chess players that has ever lived. Despite the fact the many people considered him to have gone crazy, he is greatly misunderstood. Although no one should condone his anti-American and anti-Semitic statements many of the things that he said were taken out of context. Regardless of any of this Bobby Fischer will always be remembered as America’s World Champion and one of the greatest chess players of all time.

It is hard to convert everyone to, or even anything other than a relatively small minority to the wonders of playing chess, even if celebrities frequently express an interest. Boris Becker was a notable visitor to a recent London Chess Classic tournament. But those who have already been bitten by the chess bug would be well advised to check out this little chess oasis the next time they are in London.

I tried to … Read More

Anand, Carlsen Split Points In Fourth Game

chessI used to play lots of chess when I was in high school. I also used to represent my school during Interschool tournaments… and lose. I have no idea why I was picked because apart from being good at the game and beating opponents at my own level, I had nothing else. I could never beat those geeks or big guns in the game.

The Stonewall Variation is the pinnacle of solid chess openings. Black’s pawn structure on c6, d5, e6, and f5 is very rigid and so it is a double edge. On one hand, if black can manage to get c8 bishop active, which tends to be easier said than done, then white has a long road to getting a win. On the other hand, if black does not manage to get the bishop active then they are effectively playing a piece down and white will have a … Read More