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

‘Queen Of Chess’ Abandons Gibraltar Match To Protest Pairing

chessWhen learning to play chess, it is a definite advantage if you can study other chess games. Chess has many different methods of recoding games, the most common being Algebraic Notation. Those who can read Algebraic Notation can make use of annotated games and openings directories, tournament records and other great learning resources. Chess notation can be used to record all facets of the games, including piece positions, moves, captures, pawn promotion, castling, check, checkmate and end of game.

I’ve had this prob since Pogo changed the chess table window. During the 1st game, the save game button is enabled, and works fine. Once the game ends the button becomes disabled, and never works again. However, the game chugged along with the remaining rooks going off the board with Carlsen going in for an exchange. RULES: USCF Quick Chess Rules in force. All players required to use a chess clock.

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So Wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament

chessThe contenders arrive in a haze of smoke as the announcer, dapper in a black suit and tie, introduces them from the ring. They are dressed in shimmering hoodies and boxer shorts, and they pump their fists in the air for the cameras. The two men pace in their corners while an orchestra plays the Icelandic national anthem. Next, a chessboard has been placed at the centre of the ring and they are seated opposite each other, grinning rather a lot, while an even more amused-looking man stands by with a timer.

Christmas toys for the year 2009 are leaving the shop shelves as quick as they are being stocked up. Get in fast to nab a Christmas gift for your child while you have the chance. In order to beat the crowds and avoid the mad rush for the latest new Christmas electronic gadgets i.e. computer consoles for teens … 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