Category: Basic Knowledge

Best Phone When Traveling

Once you get to the point of being so good at the game of chess it will be time to start entering competitions and tournaments. These types of events are rarely held in your hometown. Most competitions and tournaments you will have to drive or fly to in order to compete. If you are going to be doing a lot more traveling than you will need to be sure that your phone can travel along with you and actually keep up with you instead of being a piece of useless tech. Between roaming agreements, nonworking phones and conflicting advice you could find yourself even more confused especially if you are overseas. According to a traveling tech article, you have to ask yourself if your phone will even work overseas. Different countries use different cell frequencies. The two most common cell phone frequencies are GSM and CDMA. If you have … Read More

Electronic Chess Set

chessFORMAT: Swiss for the adults and teams; Modified for the scholastic. Each player will have 45 minutes with a delay of 5 seconds to play each game. Four rounds: first round starts at 10 am. Second, third, and fourth rounds will start as soon as possible after the previous match. The day’s events will last from 10 am-4 pm followed by an opportunity to register for Quick Chess.

Having missed that chance, on move 37, Anand decided to liquidate into a drawn endgame when he exchanged the last pair of rooks. It was a tacit admission that he couldn’t see realistic chances of transforming his residual edge. In fact, he offered a draw. Carlsen opted to play on, but the position had fizzled out.

In the Fool’s Mate, White takes its first move by taking the King-side Bishop’s Pawn and moving it either one or two spaces. Black then moves … Read More

‘Queen Of Chess’ Abandons Gibraltar Match To Protest Pairing

chessWhen 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.

I’ve had this prob since Pogo changed the chess table window. During the 1st game, the save game button is enabled, and works fine. Once the game ends the button becomes disabled, and never works again. However, the game chugged along with the remaining rooks going off the board with Carlsen going in for an exchange. RULES: USCF Quick Chess Rules in force. All players required to use a chess clock.… Read More

Prepare Your First Competition

Chess is a game requiring extreme concentration and strategic thinking. Participating in a chess competition requires even further concentration over a number of matches, and should only be the reserve of the more accomplished player. Those who join clubs may find themselves presented with the opportunity to participate in chess competitions, although these are normally particularly competitive environments, where only the intellectually strong can survive.

Before considering entering a chess competition, it is pivotal to ensure your game is up to scratch. If you find it difficult to beat players in your own club, perhaps you should focus on learning from the experience, rather than setting your sights on victory. Players tend to up their game for the competition, and some less experienced players find the nerves too hard to handle, and lose their game at the last minute. Either way, the experience of playing in a chess competition against … Read More

Teaching Children How To Play Chess

chessChess is a two-player board game believed to have been played in India as early as the sixth century AD. In different parts of this world, different chess games are played. The most played variants are western chess, Shogi (in Japan), and Xiangqi (in China).

While nobody likes to lose a key piece, there are times, however when it makes sense to sacrifice one of your pieces. If an opponent’s piece is taking up a spot that you need open, putting one of your pieces in a position to lure his piece out to capture you is one way to move your game forward. Since you will be losing a piece, be sure to check the board carefully to make sure this really will result in the move you wanted!

Features – Microsoft Xbox is the first video gaming system to support High Definition Television (HDTV). A DVD controller can … Read More