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chessNew York, Feb 5 (IANS) The Facebook app that enables your conversations with your friends on the popular social network has now made it simple to play chess from a computer or a smartphone.

When adding games to your home school, look for those that are inexpensive, easy to learn, easy to set up and easily obtainable. You should also buy games that appeal to a wide range of age groups. When you play games as a family, alternate between choosing games for older children and little ones. Adapt the rules to make the game harder or easier so it will be fun for the entire family.

Good app, poor AI Overall a good app, does what it needs to do. My only criticism would be with the AI- it is strategic in the wrong sort of way. It thinks too many moves in advance for the level of difficulty. … Read More

Babu Draws With Mikhalio

chessMOSCOW: Viswanathan Anand has been crowned the World Chess Champion after he beat Israel’s Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in a tense tie-breaker at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

Bejeweled 2 will set you back $10, making it one of the more pricey games available for the iPhone, especially as the game can be played (at least partially) for free at many different online sites. Is it worth the cost to have the ability to play it on the go? What if anything is new to this version of Bejeweled 2? Read on for the answers.

The Colle System is one of those openings that are very solid if your opponent plays into the system. Black can avoid this opening all together by playing g6 instead of e6 at move three and opt to go into a King’s Indian formation. I have to say that this is a very fun opening to … Read More

How Did Chess Pieces Get Their Names?

chessIf you take the Ride, You must pay the Price” don’t be shocked, this is the Tagline of Cadillac Records an upcoming movie of biographical genre. To Watch Cadillac Records Movie Online visit the link in the resource box under this article.

Does the very mention of Games pump up your adrenaline and make you want to pick up the sports gear and dash off to the nearest club or gym? What do you do if there is no gym or club around? Well, you don’t have to get depressed because this is the cyber age where everything and anything is always a possibility. Including games and sports! It is a virtual explosion of play out there in cyber space where virtually all sports fields, courts and boards are created and becoming a champ is only a matter of dexterous clicks of the mouse!

Ads ruined it I used to … 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 Openings

chessa game played on a chessboard by two people who maneuver sixteen pieces each according to rules governing movement of the six kinds of pieces (pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen, king), the object being to bring the opponent’s king into checkmate.

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 of the same type than at … Read More