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 Openings

chessWith so much resemblance to a real war, the design of traditional chess sets has evolved into a variety of theme designs. Playing a theme chess game, for instance civil war chess, can be much more fun than playing chess with traditionally designed pieces.

Chess games may also be played with a time control , mostly by club and professional players. If a player’s time runs out before the game is completed, the game is automatically lost (provided the opponent has enough pieces left to deliver checkmate). The duration of a game ranges from long games played up to seven hours to shorter rapid chess games, usually lasting 30 minutes or one hour per game. Even shorter is blitz chess , with a time control of three to 15 minutes for each player, and bullet chess (under three minutes). In tournament play, time is controlled using a game clock that … Read More

Chess Pieces And Their Roles In The Game

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.

I’ve had no trouble quickly finding online opponents for 10 or 3 minute games. The app has puzzled and lessons which help improve your game. The only complaint-albeit a minute one-that I have is that the replay button after playing the computer doesn’t really work.

You might think the pawns are not very useful but if you can get your pawn to the other side of the board he can be promoted. This means the you can replace the pawn with any same colored piece you want with the exception of a king or pawn. Needless to say most people choose to replace the pawn with a queen.… Read More

Interesting Facts About Board Games

chessThe first moves of a chess game are collectively known as the opening. Chess openings vary widely in character, from quiet positional play to wild tactical play.

At very low levels, the AI strategy is deliberately very limited to cater for complete beginners. Pro mode plays at the same level as Casual but without access to hint, undo, etc. Levels have been calibrated against each other as well as other chess apps and level 12 plays around elo 2100.

The advanced Caro‚ąíKann top board game between Mikhailo and Babu saw the higher rated Ukrainian Grandmaster playing for the initiative. His unorthodox style was well handled by Babu who snatched a perpetual check from a queen and double rook middle game.

Pakistani and Mexican marble sets also share many similarities. Artisans in both regions tend to combine onyx and marble stones in the same design, thus creating a beautiful contrast of … Read More

A Boon For Chess Players

chessFor the game of chess the perfect time is an airplane trip or a long car ride. For people who prefer playing chess while traveling there are varieties of electronic chess sets obtainable for them.

As mentioned earlier, carousel animals can be added in this type of cake. It can be made from cookies to small plastic figures or even wood. In assembling the canopy of the cake, the easiest way is to a card stock. For example, you can use a 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet, cutting a circle about 7 inches in diameter. Remember that the size of the canopy also depends on the size of the base. After cutting, start decorating the canopy by covering the sheet with tissues or colorful prints.

Thus, there is a wonderfully informal atmosphere to the London Chess Centre, which also houses a vast array of chess literature. While it is … Read More

Chess Rules

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The most numerous piece on the chess board is the pawn. Also viewed as the weakest piece, the pawn has a range of one position in a forward direction under most circumstances. However, when taking a piece, the pawn can move diagonally by one position, and in its first move, a pawn can advance two positions.

The Cambridge Springs Variation is an open with a similar idea to the Nimzo. With the move Qa4 black both unpins the knight on f6 and gives themselves control over the d5 square where they can maybe place their knight later on. With the exception of the bishop on c8 all … Read More