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Chess openings usually try to avoid the creation of Pawn weaknesses. Pawn weakness is a term used to describe the presence of isolated, doubled and backward Pawns, or clustering many Pawns together in the form of a Pawn island. Some players sacrifice at the endgame in favor of a fast attack on the opponent’s position. Another option is to sacrifice Pawns at the beginning to create a fast attack on the enemy at the endgame stage.
The game of chess is said to have been conceived in India and all the chess pieces were all based on elements of … Read More
You can divide the world into three types of people: Those who believe there is no God and everything is an accident; Those who believe there is a God, but everything’s still an accident; and those who believe there is a God, and everything has a purpose. Most Americans claim to belong to the latter group, but really aren’t consistent about it. I run into this problem when I tell people that nothing that happens to you in life is bad, you just haven’t figured out yet why it’s good. The vast majority of people have a really hard time with this, even though it’s entirely consistent with that last category of people, which most people claim to belong to.
For those looking for a game with a little more action and dynamic, these players usually play the queen’s pawn openings. This is where white moves the queen’s pawn 2 … Read More
Play is an important contributor to human development, maturation and learning. That is why games are an essential ingredient in the curriculum of every school and college and also a popular pastime for adults. However, today’s busy lifestyle and living in matchboxes leave neither time nor room for outdoor games. This is when the internet comes in as a saviour to all those sports freaks who lack the opportunity.
Source: Chess Review, December 1959, page 360. A less clear copy of the picture is opposite the imprint page of Kandidatenturnier für Schachweltmeisterschaft by S. Gligorić and V. Ragozin (Belgrade, 1960) with the caption ‘Alle Spieler mit grossen Hoffnungen: Vor dem Turnierbeginn in Bled’.
On move 34, Anand missed a chance to chop down into a queen endgame with an extra pawn and winning chances. That was the last clear win, if it can be called that, since white retains serious … Read More
Learning chess online has become increasingly popular with online games that help you learn while you play. Online chess games are server based games. In an online chess game, chess server records the players’ moves against each other via internet. There are several online chess portals, which enables people to register themselves to learn and play online chess by paying some small amount of money or which can based on their own conditions. Registered players can use all the services of the portal.
The final phase is to introduce the concepts of piece capture, check and checkmate. At this point, your child should fully understand what it means to capture a piece. Here we tweak the rules of Shout Chess by explaining that you no longer need to surround a piece to capture it, but instead knock them off the board when you land on the same square as them. … Read More
Many beginners put too much emphasis on learning chess openings, only to be frustrated when their opponent doesn’t follow the book moves. Others will spend time studying the Endgame only to find they rarely get there. More often the Middlegame in chess is overlooked, but is one that can help make up for a lack of openings knowledge and give you the edge in the Endgame.
The game of chess itself is well known throughout the world and most people who see a chess board have an idea what it is and in many cases they will be able to tell you the names of some of the chess pieces. Usually easily established chess pieces by most are The King, Queen and Pawn. However there are many who are not always sure on the names of the Bishop, Knight and Rook. Many will also not be aware of the special … Read More