Chess as a game has been around for centuries. The ultimate game of strategy and tactics, chess is favored the world over as a challenging pastime which requires discipline and dedication to improve. Chess has its roots in Asia as far back as two thousand years ago. Since then, the game has kept a relatively fixed format, and has grown to international status with many hundreds of thousands of players the world over.
In late 2004, the US women’s team made history at the Chess Olympiad by capturing silver, the first ever Olympic medal for the United States. The player and driving force behind this success was Susan Polgar, who came out of a seven-year hiatus with a stunning performance.
The last clear chance was 34.- Rf8 35. Bxd3 Qd6 (with a threat of Qxg3) 36.Qg2 Rxf2! 37.Rxf2 Rf8 38.Rdd2 Rxf2 39.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 40.Qxf2 Qxd3. Black is a pawn ahead … Read More
Once you get to the point of being so good at the game of chess it will be time to start entering competitions and tournaments. These types of events are rarely held in your hometown. Most competitions and tournaments you will have to drive or fly to in order to compete. If you are going to be doing a lot more traveling than you will need to be sure that your phone can travel along with you and actually keep up with you instead of being a piece of useless tech. Between roaming agreements, nonworking phones and conflicting advice you could find yourself even more confused especially if you are overseas. According to a traveling tech article, you have to ask yourself if your phone will even work overseas. Different countries use different cell frequencies. The two most common cell phone frequencies are GSM and CDMA. If you have … Read More
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When a pawn advances to the eighth rank, as a part of the move it is promoted and must be exchanged for the player’s choice of queen, rook, bishop, or knight of the same color. Usually, the pawn is chosen to be promoted to a queen, but in some cases another piece is chosen; this is called underpromotion In the diagram on the right, the pawn on c7 can be advanced to the eighth rank and be promoted to an allowed piece. There is no restriction placed on the piece that is chosen on promotion, so it is possible to have more pieces … Read More
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In China, the game known as Xiangqi developed early on, although its first known actual literary reference was in the 9th Century. The King piece in this game is known as a General and the object of this game is to subdue the opponent’s General. The corresponding piece of the traditional Queen is known as an Advisor or a Guard, depending, and their sole purpose is to protect the General. They are stuck in a small space with this piece, unable to move beyond to battle. Other pieces involved with this game are Elephants, Horses, Chariots, and Soldiers, all of which figure greatly into other Chess-like games.… Read More
If you haven’t given much thought to Christmas and with it only being around the corner then I suggest you put on your thinking cap fast to avoid those last minute Christmas upsets. Corners don’t take long to reach and Christmas will be upon you before you can say Santa Claus. Hanging around till the last minute to do your 2009 Christmas shopping for kid’s toys just might leave you with a broken hearted child where your excuses go unheard, and the tears continue to flow.
The Bishop, another and an important piece of the game, stands as the symbol of the church. The church was a rich and mighty force in middle ages and religion played a big role in every person’s life. Bishop is the name for a priest in the Catholic church which had considerably increased through the rankings to a much more powerful position. In chess, … Read More