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 Cambridge Springs Variation is an open with a similar idea to the Nimzo. With the move Qa4 black both unpins the knight on f6 and gives themselves control over the d5 square where they can maybe place their knight later on. With the exception of the bishop on c8 all of black’s pieces are either developed or will be shortly; black’s dark squared bishop will come to b4 and put tremendous pressure on the knight.
Our correspondent notes that the ten-board blindfold display in Berlin took place on 23 December 1902, as reported on page 429 of Deutsches Wochenschach, 28 December 1902. The spelling of the Black allies’ names is to be noted. It is believed to have … Read More
Chess 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.
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You will also find that a great deal of imagination was put into creating these board games. Games such as Monopoly, Go, Risk, and Scrabble have been designed with intricate rules and strategies to keep any player happily playing the game. Chess brings with it very complex … Read More
The game of Chess is made up of two sets of 16 pieces, including one king, one queen, two bishops, two knights, two rooks, and eight pawns. All of the 16 pieces have specific positions on the chess board. The chess pieces themselves come in a variety of different styles and designs and the names of each piece did not traditionally start out as the names we use today. Chess pieces come in a variety of different materials and of course vary in prices. Often choosing the chess pieces for yourself when setting up your own board can be a very difficult task with so many options being on offer. There are traditional offerings as well as novelty pieces all of which are incredible to look at but the choice comes down to a personal one.
Pawns kept the idea of the infantry and grew to represent the peasants from … Read More
Virtual chess is a very easy and effective way to learn the game, especially for young children. Now, children can get the same training as national and international champions and can be more proficient in the game with unique techniques and the guidance provided to them. Virtual chess training requires only a computer, a webcam, speakers and a microphone. The instructors in the virtual chess class teach chess using the decided curriculum broadcasted on the computer in a virtual classroom setting.
In Game four, the onus will be on Anand to maintain momentum with his second white. Anand is equally comfortable pushing either central pawn. If he does play 1.e4 Anand will definitely be prepared for the Caro Kann. Carlsen played a very high-risk line the first time. He might deviate first, unless he is very confident about the depth of his personal book”, against a man who knows the … Read More
One of my favourite cultural past-times is one that wasn’t particularly popular when I was at school. Chess has never been seen as the coolest game in the world, but given that the new reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen, is the youngest in history, has engaged in fashion shoots for G-Star Raw, and is even considered something of a thinking woman’s sex symbol in his native Norway, then perhaps the image of the game is about to at least improve slightly.
Nowadays, you will find many wonderful and decorative chess sets at affordable prices available, giving you even more fun and excitement playing this awesome game. They are available e.g. made of wood, glass, alabastrite, carved soap stone or marble, and are amazingly designed in details. To fit your personality you can select from different themes and this arrays from African Animal, Civil War, Chinese Warrior, World War II chess … Read More