Category: This is Chess

Chess Notes By Edward Winter

chessI 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.

If you are a netizen and looking for some games online – check out free online dominoes game being the most popular ones. Also free online tournaments domino game, free online bridge, dominoes chess and many more. Origin uncertain; perhaps linked to Etymology 1, above, from the sense of being arranged in rows or lines. Gliński’s hexagonal chess Three bishops per player are the norm for hexagonal variants.

The London Chess Centre has become a pretty legendary spot for famous fans of chess as well. The … Read More

Homeschool Games Make Learning Fun

chessBejeweled 2, the sequel of Bejeweled, is a classic puzzle game. This game too has been developed by Popcap games. This popular game is available on the iPhone as well. This game is so popular that gambling websites like and gaming websites too have offered this game for surfers of the web. This game is fiercely contested on all online portals.

Chess strategy is concerned with evaluation of chess positions and with setting up goals and long-term plans for the future play. During the evaluation, players must take into account numerous factors such as the value of the pieces on the board, control of the center and centralization, the pawn structure , king safety, and the control of key squares or groups of squares (for example, diagonals, open files, and dark or light squares).

My understanding of the chess learning process deepened when I started teaching a young fellow by … Read More

The Game Of Chess

chessWijk aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 30 (IANS) Indian grandmaster Pentala Harikrishnas campaign in Tata Steel Chess ended on a sour note as he lost to Dutchman Loek Van Wely in the last round to end his campaign at the ninth position.

The Great War, which occurred between the Southern and Northern states, was an inspiration for the civil war chess sets found on the market today. Many chess enthusiasts and fans have this particular chess set in favor, not only because of the overall war theme but also because of their love for American history.

Features – Microsoft Xbox is the first video gaming system to support High Definition Television (HDTV). A DVD controller can be fitted to watch movies. It has a variety of games meant for all age groups. Whether it is sports, adventure or racing, there is always something new on the chart.

GameCube – SPONGEBOB … Read More

How Did Chess Pieces Get Their Names?

chessNew York, Feb 5 (IANS) The Facebook app that enables your conversations with your friends on the popular social network has now made it simple to play chess from a computer or a smartphone.

The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation is unsure. I have heard of chess boxing, but I am not aware of the rules and regulations; I cannot comment,” says Rajesh Bhandari, general secretary of the federation. The World Chess Federation or Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is far more blunt. FIDE is aware of chessboxing, but does not have any views on whether it is a sport or interest in promoting this variant in any manner,” replies Geoffrey Borg, the CEO of the organisation.

The game leaped out of the pages because of another playful European, Iepe Rubingh Rubingh is a Dutch performance artist, and has spent 10 days in a Japanese jail for blocking intersections and creating … Read More

Chess Sets

chessPlay 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.

Online gaming is a global phenomenon and is here to stay. It is perhaps, the key to bringing about a universal union of human beings and wean people away from differences of caste, creed or religion, uniting them into peaceful earthlings. Players take pieces when they encounter an opponent in their movement path. Only pawns take differently than they move (explained later). Players cannot take or move through their own pieces. Great game! This game is awful. The only suggestion I … Read More