Chess has had a long and rich history, having roots in both India, China, and Persia, as well as from Europe, where the modern incarnation of the game was born. To fully understand the pieces of the game, however, it is advisable for one to trace its history in all of these places. As the game evolved, so did the pieces used in the game, turning Chess into the wealth of possibilities which it exists as today.
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Ivory chess sets have a long and distinguished history, going back nearly to the advent of the game itself. Ivory has been used for many centuries in the construction of chess sets. Some of the earliest chess pieces still in existence are made of ivory.
From ancient India the game spread to Persia (present day Iran). Tradition has it that a Hindu ambassador brought a chess set to the ruler of Persia in the 6th century. With the rise of Islam, the game was spread to the Arabs, who in turn spread the game to Byzantium.
Here’s an example – BLACK has a pawn at d4; WHITE moves his e2-pawn to e4; had WHITE moved to e3m the BLACK d4 pawn would have been able to capture so now he can capture en-passant on his next move. But if BLACK decides to make another move instead, he gives up his … Read More
When 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.… Read More
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One option, called the Fool’s Mate, is the actual shortest possible Checkmate available. However, it’s rare that this circumstance would actually play out in a game, as even most beginners can see that it is not a wise way to play. The white pieces must act very recklessly in order for Black to procure the win and it has been postulated that the only times this move actually occurs is during some of the practice sessions between beginners, not even between real games.
Pawns kept the idea of the infantry and grew to represent the peasants from a court. They were considered expendable pieces, as the entire game was built around protecting the court. … Read More
The 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