Month: January 2018

Chess Bluegrass State Games

chessThere is no other board game like chess that exists in the world. The game, on most accounts, is over 1500 years old, and while it has gone through several modifications over the years, it has been growing over the past several years.

The ability of a Computer player varies by the rating of the room you’re in. Beginning players should play in Beginner or Social rooms to use the easiest computer opponents. To play against the computer: click a room, find an empty table, and click ‘Play’.

While playing, the user can also strike up some buddies online as there is room for social interaction also here. Creating an interesting profile will definitely be an attraction to other members with similar interests and could be the beginning of a long lasting friendship for you. Facilities to chat while playing adds spice to the game because one could be interacting … Read More

Chess Openings

chessYou must have noticed children, youngsters, grown ups and even aged people hooked to the internet all day long playing free arcade games. What is that makes these people sit in front of the computer all the time? Is it plain fun that attracts a child to colors or is it something more, something much deeper? In this article, we shall find out what makes people of all ages go crazy over free online games.

Forfeit – a player who cheats, or violates the rules of the game, or violates the rules specified for the particular tournament may be forfeited. In high level tournaments, players have been forfeited for such things as arriving late for the game (even by a matter of seconds), receiving a call or text on a cell phone, refusing to undergo a drug test, refusing to undergo a body search for electronic devices and unsporting behavior … Read More

Games Build Character Like Educational Games For Kids

chessIf that is the case, this is surely a concept worth discussing. Getting someone to do something they do not know how to, be an arduous task okay! But why to do this is the real question? Why should people play free online games? Here are your answers.

One of black’s problems and white’s trumps is that white has undisputed control of the a-file and therefore, a more active rook. If black can get his pawns rolling, however, he will either open lines to activate his own rooks, or create dangerous passed pawns, or both. White will find it difficult to counter this because his queen doesn’t have much influence in the key half of the board.

Ivory is not nearly as common today as it was hundreds of years ago when historical ivory chess sets were made. Now, ivory chess sets are usually only for collectors. Vintage ivory chess … Read More

Chess Bluegrass State Games

chessDouble Six, Double Nine, Double Twelve, Double Fifteen, and Double Eighteen. The last one Double Eighteenare the largest commonly-available set. The number of tiles and points in each set is as follows: Double 6: 28 tiles, 168 pips, Double 9: 55 tiles, 495 pips, Double 12: 91 tiles, 1092 pips, Double 15: 136 tiles, 2040 pips, Double 18: 190 tiles, 3420 pips.

Each player begins the game with 16 chessmen: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 bishops, 2 knights, 2 rooks, and 8 pawns. To properly position the pieces on a chess board, start with the rooks and move inward. The two rooks are placed on the lower corner squares. Next to them go the knights, followed by the bishops.

Dan Scoones (Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada) has kindly found the article, ‘Unlucky Heat Wave’. It was published not in Canadian Chess Chat Magazine but in Chess Canada, and not in 1972 … Read More

Chess Notes By Edward Winter

chessLogic is the best way to decide between choices. A logical approach bypasses your emotions and all their associated problems. You can still choose to follow your feelings if you prefer, but at least now you know the reasoned and wisest choice. Children who play Checkers (also known as Draughts) soon discover that someone who plays logically will beat another player who chooses to move pieces at random.

New rules were necessary. In his book, Enki Bilal had imagined a contest featuring a boxing match that lasted 12 bouts, followed by a game of chess. But in these modern times, you can’t market a new sport that lasts 5 hours,” writes Rubingh in an email interview. Also, it is more exciting to have rounds alternating as the fighters will otherwise have to be under physical pressure all the time,” he adds.

Ms. Hou’s five-move loss to a player she outranks … Read More