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 right to capture.
The central four squares are considered to be the four strongest positions that one can hold in a Chess game. Having utter control over this area puts one in charge of the center of the board and gives players the largest area of reach. Attacks being made from the sides of the board are more easily deflected and having to rout oneself around the central area can be a hindrance.
Thank you for the feedback. Have you tried the Tutor to help make the game easier and aid learning? You can turn this on in Options or Match Settings to help every turn, or use it as you choose from Menu, and it will recommend a good piece to move but not where to move it to. Hint(?) on the Menu can give ideas of where to move pieces.
Barbie doll has a new boyfriend called Fred, yet another waxed model to replace Ken who she dumped. Good one and I gotta give it to these toy companies, but you can’t fool me, its Ken with his hair dyed. And it wouldn’t surprise me in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas if retirement is on the cards for Thomas the tank engine. Tommy ain’t going anywhere he’ll be under a new name and with a different color engine. What I’m getting at is what you believe to be new, is just old hat.
Great game for any level Really great version, I am enjoying myself immensely. One issue I’ve found is the grading of difficulty. Levels one and two I win everytime I play and quite decisively. Then switching up to level 3 the jump in difficulty is crazy high. I am already needing to play near flawless chess just to win.