Welcome to my article on the secret of chess. Chess is a very popular recreational and competitive game. It is one of the great mind games which our ancestors have invented. The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games of Persian and Indian origin. Today, chess is one of the world’s most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in clubs, at home, by correspondence, online, and in tournaments. This is the variant I’m talking about today.
The goal in chess is to checkmate the opponents King but before getting to this point there are many mini goals that need to be reached. Also reaching this goal can be done in a variety of ways, this is why chess strategy and tactics are so important. If we played in the same way … Read More
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The Nimzo-Indian Defense is solid in concept. White’s plan in playing Nc3 is to prepare e4 which could give white a serious advantage if they manage to do that so black prevents it by pinning the knight. After black exchanges their bishop for white’s knight they have complete control over e4 which makes it very difficult for white to effectively get the ideal pawn center. The Nimzo is time tested and there is no way to completely refute this solid opening.
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Ivory chess sets have a long and distinguished history, going back nearly to the advent of the game itself. Ivory has been used for many centuries in the construction of chess sets. Some of the earliest chess pieces still in existence are made of ivory.
Strategic plans used in the middlegame can also be used in conjunction with chess openings. These include preparing Pawn breaks to create a counterplay, creating weaknesses in the opponent’s Pawn structure, seizing control of key squares, and making favorable exchanges of minor pieces.
Das imported the ‘sport’ to India in 2011 with the blessings of Rubingh, and has shown impressive organisational mojo. There were small sponsors for the two national tournaments, but Das is tight-lipped about names. Nothing worth mentioning yet,” he says. The first competition saw 213 participants – mostly male – from nine states: Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Tripura, … Read More
I used to play lots of chess when I was in high school. I also used to represent my school during Interschool tournaments… and lose. I have no idea why I was picked because apart from being good at the game and beating opponents at my own level, I had nothing else. I could never beat those geeks or big guns in the game.
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.
Christian Sánchez (Rosario, Argentina) wonders whether Assiac’s name was really … Read More