The contenders arrive in a haze of smoke as the announcer, dapper in a black suit and tie, introduces them from the ring. They are dressed in shimmering hoodies and boxer shorts, and they pump their fists in the air for the cameras. The two men pace in their corners while an orchestra plays the Icelandic national anthem. Next, a chessboard has been placed at the centre of the ring and they are seated opposite each other, grinning rather a lot, while an even more amused-looking man stands by with a timer.
Christmas toys for the year 2009 are leaving the shop shelves as quick as they are being stocked up. Get in fast to nab a Christmas gift for your child while you have the chance. In order to beat the crowds and avoid the mad rush for the latest new Christmas electronic gadgets i.e. computer consoles for teens … Read More
The rules of a chess tournament go beyond the way to act on the board. There is an ethic code do follow. It is illegal to use any kind of help, to disturb the opponent or to agree to a result beforehand. Like in any other kind of competition, these manners may lead to a warning, an exclusion or even a suspension of the sinner or sinners.
Each of the playing pieces has a specific role attached to it. As you learn to play the game on your wooden chess set, you will become more comfortable in the understanding of what each one can do. So go grab those wooden chess pieces, and we’ll look at each one.
Pawn: Moves only one square at a time and only forward. However, on the opening move, it can choose between two squares or one. A seemingly weak piece, a pawn can also … Read More
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The queen moves in continuous diagonal and straight lines. Forward, backward and side-to-side.
You might think the pawns are not very useful but if you can get your pawn to the other side of the board he can be promoted. This means the you can replace the pawn with any same colored piece you want with the exception of a king or pawn. Needless to say most people choose to replace the pawn with a queen.
The last clear chance was 34.- Rf8 35. Bxd3 Qd6 (with a threat of Qxg3) 36.Qg2 Rxf2! 37.Rxf2 Rf8 38.Rdd2 Rxf2 39.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 40.Qxf2 Qxd3. Black is a pawn ahead in a queen ending. White has drawing chances because the kings are open and he could deliver perpetual check.
Features – Additional controllers can be connected through bluetooth facility. There can be several players operating at the same time from different locations. It is … Read More
MADRID — The world’s top female chess player has given up her last game to protest being paired against mostly female players at a major tournament where male contestants outnumbered them.
The first international tournament was held in London in 1851. This first tournament was not officially sanctioned, so the winner of it, a German named Adolf Anderssen, was known unofficially as the world’s best player. It was not until 1866 that the first official international chess tournament was held, also in London. Wilhelm Steinitz from Bohemia won this tournament, and was the first official World Champion.
There are some other situations in chess that novice players might not be aware of. For instance, a game can very easily end in a draw. This can happen when neither side has enough material to checkmate the opponent. This would happen if one player had a Bishop and King while another had … Read More