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 is a game requiring extreme concentration and strategic thinking. Participating in a chess competition requires even further concentration over a number of matches, and should only be the reserve of the more accomplished player. Those who join clubs may find themselves presented with the opportunity to participate in chess competitions, although these are normally particularly competitive environments, where only the intellectually strong can survive.
Before considering entering a chess competition, it is pivotal to ensure your game is up to scratch. If you find it difficult to beat players in your own club, perhaps you should focus on learning from the experience, rather than setting your sights on victory. Players tend to up their game for the competition, and some less experienced players find the nerves too hard to handle, and lose their game at the last minute. Either way, the experience of playing in a chess competition against … Read More
The game of chess has many interesting moves and some that can only happen under certain circumstances. In order to play the best game you can, it is wise to know about all the moves so that you can best outwit your opponent.
Barbie doll has a new boyfriend called Fred, yet another waxed model to replace Ken who she dumped. Good one and I gotta give it to these toy companies, but you can’t fool me, its Ken with his hair dyed. And it wouldn’t surprise me in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas if retirement is on the cards for Thomas the tank engine. Tommy ain’t going anywhere he’ll be under a new name and with a different color engine. What I’m getting at is what you believe to be new, is just old hat.
Today players of every age compete in tournaments held by small local … Read More
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Linear Planning is the last of our important strategy skills that can be learned playing games. We may have dreams that seem unattainable, such as strong family relationships or financial security. Linear Planning can help by reducing a complex goal into a series of much smaller and more manageable steps. Tower of Hanoi Card Game is a two player game based on the puzzle of the same name, where nine cards are randomly dealt into three piles. The cards must be rearranged into order according to some simple rules. At first view it seems impossible to work out the game, until you use logic to consider the consequences of a move and break it down into smaller pieces. Instead of tackling the entire set of cards, try … Read More
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On those days when you are in the mood to tickle your intellectual skills, hit the Puzzles link at for a variety of brain tickling challenges. You can play Robert Langdon and crack the encrypted codes to get the Da Vinci Code feeling. Or try worming out of tough Labyrinths. Or piece together intricate jigsaws.
Howard Staunton (1810-1874) dominated British chess as a player, journalist, author, and organizer in the middle of the nineteenth century. In 1835 Nathaniel Cook designed and named a chess set for Howard Staunton. Staunton’s promotion of the set as the standard led to it being known as the Staunton pattern and is … Read More
There are a number of different ways to claim a checkmate for yourself in the game of Chess. Depending on the strength of your opponent, these checkmates may be easier to come by than with others. Usually, when playing against someone of your comparable strength, the game will usually last for a period of time, as you think on the same wavelengths and will counterbalance each other out well. However, sometimes you will get paired with someone either stronger or weaker than you and the weaker player can often be taught a lesson in the mechanics of good tactics and overall game play.
Any man (other than the king) can be captured by being sandwiched between two opponents (ie when two of the opponent’s men occupy adjacent squares in a straight line with it). Some variants of the game allow pieces to move into squares between opposing men without being … Read More
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Kasparov says he’s in Chennai purely as a chess tourist and, if one takes him at face value, he should have been well satisfied. The presence of a former world champion and living legend at a world title match should, in itself, scarcely be cause for speculation. However, theories about the real reasons” for Garry Kasparov’s presence in Chennai, and the players’ reaction to his presence, dominated the post-game conference, which should really, really, have been about the game itself.
The Factfinder contains many references to the books based on the chess collection of David DeLucia, and the latest, compiled by his son John, is a 711-page hardback on Emanuel Lasker. It includes an absorbing range of letters, articles, photographs and ephemera, most … Read More