Category: Chess Magazine

Chess Notes By Edward Winter

chessGarry Kasparov was among the privileged few who got to watch the third game of the world title match from a VIP seat. His old rival and sometimes frenemy” Viswanathan Anand and his former protégé, Magnus Carlsen produced one of the finest fighting draws in chess history for his delectation.

Carlsen did not respond exactly. He had to swap the knight of course, allowing black a cramping pawn on d4. He was already taking a fair amount of time at this stage. After the knight trade, he moved his Queen’s Bishop to an unusual diagonal and then he pulled his queen back to an unusual square. At the end of this process, black was slightly better.

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Chess Sets

chessIt is commonly said that a Chess game contains three separate states which all give way to the game as a whole. The Opening Stage is where the board starts to be set by the players in order to launch their impending attacks. This is when the positions are fortified and players ready themselves for the oncoming game. The Middle Game is when the real battle begins to take place. Pieces are attacked and defended with great propensity here and many of the Chess pieces will be removed from the board. The Endgame is the final portion of the game, where players will use their remaining pieces to try and secure a win over the other. Each phase has its own important points that need to be considered by all players in order to play a strong Chess game.

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A Boon For Chess Players

chessNearly100 years of playing chess may have something to do with Zoltan Sarosy’s ability to remember events that happened before the First World War.

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Before anything else, the apprentice must learn the name or rather the two names of each of the squares on the chessboard and must practice recognizing the squares by their names. … Read More

Interesting Facts About Board Games

chessChess is often thought of as a complex game, but can really be easily learned. The key to becoming a better player is to never get stuck on one level of play. Always be adding to your game by learning and trying new strategies. Here’s a few tips to start you off.

Zugzwang , disadvantageous since it forces a player to move, is often a factor in endgames but rarely in other stages of the game. In the example diagram, either side having the move is in zugzwang: Black to move must play 1…Kb7 allowing White to promote the pawn after 2.Kd7; White to move must permit a draw, either by 1.Kc6 stalemate or by losing the pawn after any other legal move.

Attack and defense – If you are playing white, do not play defense, get your forces out until you find an opening, then attack. If you are … Read More

Homeschool Games Make Learning Fun

chessThere are many solid chess openings but I’m going to show you the top ten most solid chess openings that there are. First maybe I should define a solid chess opening; a solid chess opening is a chess opening characterized by minimal risk taking and quiet positional play rather than sharp tactical lines. Solid positions in general tend to be very hard to crack and maybe hard for a beginner to recognize but an experienced chess player can tell right away whether or not a position is solid or tactical. Anyway here is a countdown of the most solid openings in chess.

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