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.
Christian Sánchez (Rosario, Argentina) wonders whether Assiac’s name was really ‘Heinrich L. Fraenkel’, as given by Jeremy Gaige in Chess Personalia (Jefferson, 1987), or whether there was a mix-up with Dr H.L. Frankel. Our correspondent notes the discussion of Fraenkel/Frankel in C.N.s 3244 and 3385 (see pages 205-206 of Chess Facts and Fables).
Anand headed into a tabiya – a set of related positions – that he knows very well, when he captured the c-pawn with 3—dxc4. Carlsen took his first long think on move 4. The position resembled a Sicilian Dragon Defence – only the colours were reversed.
This has given rise to many gaming links and websites wooing surfers to try out their skills. Many sites have … Read More
There are many board games that teach you something; many games are designed to teach math skills, strategy, and spelling. Some give you the facts by having you answer a ton of trivia questions. Then there are those who teach players the concepts of buying real estate, running a business, renting their properties and banking. One such game is one of the most successful of its kind, Monopoly is known for teaching more than 750 million people how to manage their money and become more successful.
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A young co-ed, leaving an evening class, returns to her … Read More
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.
Card games are a favorite of both parents and children. They can serve a variety of age levels, and they are inexpensive and easy to find. If Mr Kurzdorfer had found out what those who had gone before him had learned, he would have ascribed the quotation to Edward, not Emanuel, Lasker. is #1 in online chess with million of members from around the globe. is built by chess players and enthusiasts who really love chess, not just programmers tinkering around with chess.
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 … Read More
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After, through Spain, the game spread into Europe, it quickly gained popularity after the pieces were given a makeover into a more court-centered frame of reference. The General piece was converted into a King and the protector of that piece was made into the Queen. The calvary pieces were known as a Knights and Elephants became Bishops, conveying the power that the Church held during this era. The Rooks came to be depicted more as Castles than chariots, but held their roots as mobile fortresses. The Infantry became known as Pawns but still held their image as foot soldiers, … Read More
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and title challenger India’s Viswanathan Anand Wednesday decided to split points after 47 moves in their fourth game of the title match held in Russia.
There are many variations of civil war chess sets and the design of the pieces can be really astonishing. Hand painted pieces filled with details can really contribute to the overall feeling one gets while playing a game of chess. Civil war chess sets come in a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and oxo-teak. Civil war chess sets can be found in many different sizes as well, and when it comes to the price, it will vary depending on the quality and detail of the pieces.
These look like taller pawns. One begins on a dark space and the other begins on a light space. The light squared bishop can only stay on light colored … Read More