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
Learning chess online has become increasingly popular with online games that help you learn while you play. Online chess games are server based games. In an online chess game, chess server records the players’ moves against each other via internet. There are several online chess portals, which enables people to register themselves to learn and play online chess by paying some small amount of money or which can based on their own conditions. Registered players can use all the services of the portal.
The final phase is to introduce the concepts of piece capture, check and checkmate. At this point, your child should fully understand what it means to capture a piece. Here we tweak the rules of Shout Chess by explaining that you no longer need to surround a piece to capture it, but instead knock them off the board when you land on the same square as them. … Read More
The game we call Chess goes so far back into the murky dimness of history that no one is really sure about the specifics of its origin. But scholars generally believe that it originated in what are now Northern India and Afghanistan. The oldest written reference to the game is circa 600 in India. But this game was not the modern day game we know. This version of the game had pieces representing elephants, infantry, cavalry and boatmen, all commanded by a Rajah. There is evidence that it was played on a board similar to the one used today, a board of 64 squares of alternating colors.
Arguably the most important piece on the board is the Queen, which can move in any direction, and in any number of positions. This effectively means the Queen has the furthest reach of any piece, and she should be guarded in order to … Read More
Many beginners put too much emphasis on learning chess openings, only to be frustrated when their opponent doesn’t follow the book moves. Others will spend time studying the Endgame only to find they rarely get there. More often the Middlegame in chess is overlooked, but is one that can help make up for a lack of openings knowledge and give you the edge in the Endgame.
The game of chess itself is well known throughout the world and most people who see a chess board have an idea what it is and in many cases they will be able to tell you the names of some of the chess pieces. Usually easily established chess pieces by most are The King, Queen and Pawn. However there are many who are not always sure on the names of the Bishop, Knight and Rook. Many will also not be aware of the special … Read More
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This unique website unfolds before you a collection of fascinating games to satisfy players of all ages and with different likes and abilities. A simple registration makes you a member and then starts the fun. Each game has a brief description to guide newcomers through the game and of course, trial lessons can give you the feel of it before you plunge into the actual game itself. Once you’ve challenged yourself many times and mastered the game you can try your skills out against an opponent from the ever-growing list of members registered on the site.
The Chess pieces, when the game was originally conceived in India, were all based on war elements. Infantry and calvary, elephants and chariots were all represented by pieces much like Pawns, … Read More
One of my favourite cultural past-times is one that wasn’t particularly popular when I was at school. Chess has never been seen as the coolest game in the world, but given that the new reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen, is the youngest in history, has engaged in fashion shoots for G-Star Raw, and is even considered something of a thinking woman’s sex symbol in his native Norway, then perhaps the image of the game is about to at least improve slightly.
Nowadays, you will find many wonderful and decorative chess sets at affordable prices available, giving you even more fun and excitement playing this awesome game. They are available e.g. made of wood, glass, alabastrite, carved soap stone or marble, and are amazingly designed in details. To fit your personality you can select from different themes and this arrays from African Animal, Civil War, Chinese Warrior, World War II chess … Read More