The Isle of Lewis (pronounced Lews) is in the northernmost of the Outer Hebrides gives its name to oldest known chess set. In 1831 a stone building was uncovered following the erosion of a sea bank and the famous discovery was made.
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 of black’s pieces are either developed or will be shortly; black’s dark squared bishop will come to b4 and put tremendous pressure on the knight.
Björn Jónsson, one of the contenders has 2039 Elo points (on the chess rating scale adopted by the United States Chess Federation, this is considered to be expert status) and no boxing experience; the other, Daniel Thordarson is the 2009 middleweight boxing champion in Iceland and has no chess experience. This is the first round of a chessboxing match played in Iceland in 2011, a ‘sport’ that one of the commentators describes as a crazy human experiment”. When the round is timed out with a soft clang, the players return to their corners to be strapped with their boxing gloves and helmets. Jónsson wins You can watch that match online, but you may soon be able to watch this ‘crazy human experiment’ at a ring near you. Chessboxing, the unlikely hybrid ‘sport’, is now played in India.
There is a sub-culture attached to the game of chess which might seem obsessive to outsiders, but is nevertheless very welcoming to those that understand and relish the nuances of this highly complex game. Although chess has something of a stuffy, intellectual and pretentious reputation, in reality the people that play the game, at least at the amateur level, tend to be incredibly friendly and fervent about talking to fellow chess enthusiasts.
Chess improves academic performance – Chess helps to improve academic performance of children by enhancing game learning strategies, comprehension and arithmetic skills, social behavior, personal growth & problem-solving skills. It teaches children to set goals and develop strategies to achieve it.
Nintendo launched Gamecube to cater to the entertainment needs of teenagers and children. Gamecubes were initially cartridge-based and was tedious to use. Later, Nintendo launched its user friendly CD based Gamecube. Mini compact disc with 1.5 GB storage capacity enables speedy transfer of information.
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