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.
One point to be considered is that the colour sequence flips over on Game 7, at the halfway stage. This means Anand gets two back-to-back whites in Game 6 and 7 and Carlsen will not get time to repair any specific weakness in his defensive repertoire. So, Anand might use his second white to go wide”, probing the range of Carlsen’s preparation and then go deep” in games #6 and #7 to exploit any specific weakness he picks up.
Some people call games as … Read More
You can divide the world into three types of people: Those who believe there is no God and everything is an accident; Those who believe there is a God, but everything’s still an accident; and those who believe there is a God, and everything has a purpose. Most Americans claim to belong to the latter group, but really aren’t consistent about it. I run into this problem when I tell people that nothing that happens to you in life is bad, you just haven’t figured out yet why it’s good. The vast majority of people have a really hard time with this, even though it’s entirely consistent with that last category of people, which most people claim to belong to.
You will also find that a great deal of imagination was put into creating these board games. Games such as Monopoly, Go, Risk, and Scrabble have been designed with intricate … Read More
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In accordance with this, the London Chess Centre is less of a shop and more of a cultural centre for chess nuts in the England’s capital city. Whenever visiting this chess haven not far from Marylebone station, you can be sure of bumping into a plethora of like-minded people, and some impromptu games over the many boards that are set up for people to play on may also result.
A theory regarding the story behind the design of some of the current chess pieces are as follows: Pawns – First line of defense and represented the peasants from a … Read More
Garry Kasparov was among the privileged few who got to watch the third game of the world title match from a VIP seat. His old rival and sometimes frenemy” Viswanathan Anand and his former protégé, Magnus Carlsen produced one of the finest fighting draws in chess history for his delectation.
Carlsen did not respond exactly. He had to swap the knight of course, allowing black a cramping pawn on d4. He was already taking a fair amount of time at this stage. After the knight trade, he moved his Queen’s Bishop to an unusual diagonal and then he pulled his queen back to an unusual square. At the end of this process, black was slightly better.
They are doing it in increasing numbers. And the good news is that they have higher disposable incomes, and very specific needs not relevant to a broader market. By creating a line of infoproducts … Read More
Do you have what it takes to be an online chess champion? Checkmate your opponent by strategically positioning your pieces to capture your opponent’s king. Use your rooks, bishops and knights to protect your king at all costs. And always remember that in this classic board game , the queen reigns supreme.
For a major twist on your classic business and real estate board game players are also invited to check out the Anti Monopoly game, the twist is that players will get to choose from free enterprise or working towards getting a monopoly of their properties. In addition, it gives you real life legal problems that you must overcome before you can become the winner of this game. In this process you will be able to decide whether or not your competitor is charging fair market values or is he a monopolist and wants to have all of the … Read More