The queen moves in continuous diagonal and straight lines. Forward, backward and side-to-side.
The Guioco Pianissimo is a more solid variation of the Guioco Piano. It is really just an opening that is ideal for developing your pieces and not much else. There really is no way to create a strong attack right out of the opening because of the fact that white’s most active piece, the bishop on c4 can be neutralized by Be6. Still this opening remains very popular with beginners because it is very natural and easy to memorize.
The next phase of the game was completely fascinating. Both players were playing across both sides of the board. Carlsen opened his Queen’s rook file creating prospects of counterplay for his rook. Anand started to expand on the queenside with a pawn-roller. Carlsen switched to the kingside trying to activate his queen and knight; Anand pushed the white … 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.
Carlsen might contemplate abandoning the Reti / English systems he has tried twice and … 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 Stonewall Variation is the pinnacle of solid chess openings. Black’s pawn structure on c6, d5, e6, and f5 is very rigid and so it is a double edge. On one hand, if black can manage to get c8 bishop active, which tends to be easier said than done, then white has a long road to getting a win. On the other hand, if black does not manage to get the bishop active then they are effectively playing a piece down and white will have a … Read More
If you haven’t given much thought to Christmas and with it only being around the corner then I suggest you put on your thinking cap fast to avoid those last minute Christmas upsets. Corners don’t take long to reach and Christmas will be upon you before you can say Santa Claus. Hanging around till the last minute to do your 2009 Christmas shopping for kid’s toys just might leave you with a broken hearted child where your excuses go unheard, and the tears continue to flow.
The match has entered a second stage. The initial sparring and information exchange is over. One comment Kasparov made was that Anand has, so far, managed to keep Carlsen from getting the thing what he wants. It was previously owned by German chess grandmaster Lothar Schmid. who is known for refereeing what was regarded as the Match of the Century between American Bobby Fischer … Read More
With so much resemblance to a real war, the design of traditional chess sets has evolved into a variety of theme designs. Playing a theme chess game, for instance civil war chess, can be much more fun than playing chess with traditionally designed pieces.
Chess games may also be played with a time control , mostly by club and professional players. If a player’s time runs out before the game is completed, the game is automatically lost (provided the opponent has enough pieces left to deliver checkmate). The duration of a game ranges from long games played up to seven hours to shorter rapid chess games, usually lasting 30 minutes or one hour per game. Even shorter is blitz chess , with a time control of three to 15 minutes for each player, and bullet chess (under three minutes). In tournament play, time is controlled using a game clock that … Read More