Long before chess came to Europe from India, the British Celts were playing board games where the object was to capture a central ‘king’ piece. Two variants of this game existed, Gwyddbwyll and Tallfwrdd.
Chess openings usually try to avoid the creation of Pawn weaknesses. Pawn weakness is a term used to describe the presence of isolated, doubled and backward Pawns, or clustering many Pawns together in the form of a Pawn island. Some players sacrifice at the endgame in favor of a fast attack on the opponent’s position. Another option is to sacrifice Pawns at the beginning to create a fast attack on the enemy at the endgame stage.
Let’s look at some real life illustrations. A 25 year-old guy, living a wild and hard life, full of promiscuous sex and drug abuse, gets AIDS. Bad? What kind of life does a 25 year old in that kind of … Read More
Ace of Cakes” and other Food Networks has become part of every homes. Through these shows, viewers are given free recipes and step by step guidelines in cooking and decorating. Cake decorating stuffs and other cooking techniques of world – renowned chefs are made available because of these shows.
tulkus : love the new tactics feature…It’s really improving my game. I think this feature is fantastic, you can’t help but learn win or lose…thanks for holding your end of the deal by being the best chess site out there! Easy Game It’s too easy to be a game. I can probably win from any situation like even after losing my queen. Please make it a bit tough to beat. It’s quiet boring to win everytime.
When the Interzonal came Bobby crushed the competition with a remarkable 18.5/23 far ahead of far ahead of Bent Larsen, Efim Geller, and Robert Hübner, … Read More
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.
Today players of every age compete in tournaments held by small local chess clubs, as well as in nationally and internationally sponsored events. The World Chess Federation (FIDE), founded in Paris in 1924, presides over the prestigious world champion awards that generate global media attention. But human players need to watch their moves because the … Read More
When learning to play chess, it is a definite advantage if you can study other chess games. Chess has many different methods of recoding games, the most common being Algebraic Notation. Those who can read Algebraic Notation can make use of annotated games and openings directories, tournament records and other great learning resources. Chess notation can be used to record all facets of the games, including piece positions, moves, captures, pawn promotion, castling, check, checkmate and end of game.
LCD chess express on the low end requires for your options and moves the cursor type button input and is not very convenient. It is a bit time consuming but you can get an extremely low priced entry-level chess set, which you can give your child safely.
All too often, it seems, authors of the ‘move by move’ books (Everyman Chess) have been recruited for their availability rather than suitability – … Read More
Chess Free is the best free Chess game on Android and is currently the highest ranked (at time of writing) from the 120+ free chess programs listed!
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.
In a controversial move, Hou Yifan, often referred as the Queen of Chess,” said her intentional resignation from the game was meant to protest having been paired against mostly female players at a major tournament where male contestants dramatically outnumbered female.
In a 2003 article concerning the world’s strongest nonagenarian (the strongest active player in chess … Read More