Category: Chess Culture

Chess Pieces

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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

How Did Chess Pieces Get Their Names?

chessThe set is believed to have been made in the city of Nishapur, northeast Persia (the former name for Iran), in the Samanid period and consists of pieces that are the equivalent to modern pawns, knights, bishops, rook and the king and queen.

Das’ big white hope is Abhyuday Samadder. Samadder is a 14-year-old student in one of Kolkata’s most elite schools, La Martiniere for Boys. Samadder is the current junior national kickboxing champion, and a champion in the sub-junior category in chess boxing in the first national championships held in Kolkata. We have boxing in school, and chess, separately. I am hoping chess boxing will be accepted next year. That would be cool,” he says.

I’ve had this prob since Pogo changed the chess table window. During the 1st game, the save game button is enabled, and works fine. Once the game ends the button becomes disabled, and never … Read More

Chess Strategies For A Winning Game

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In the real world of chessboxing, players begin with chess, alternating between six rounds of chess and five bouts of boxing in a match that goes all the way to the finish. A round of chess is four minutes long; each player is allotted two minutes. There is an interval of a minute before the players proceed to the ring. A bout of boxing lasts three minutes, with another minute reserved for the players to change.

This current interpretation an 11×11 board with a central king surrounded by twelve princes or defenders. Each side of the board starts with six blue attackers, giving 24 in total. The central square is important as it can only be occupied by the king, though other pieces can cross it, as long as it’s unoccupied. Play proceeds by alternate … Read More

Interesting Facts About Board Games

chessNearly100 years of playing chess may have something to do with Zoltan Sarosy’s ability to remember events that happened before the First World War.

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With algebraic notation, each different chess piece is either a letter or symbol and will have a number with it. Notation are not long written out sentences of what moves a player made but more of a shorthand description of what moves occurred during game play. Each move will have at least one … Read More

Homeschool Games Make Learning Fun

chessIt looks like the movement toward public protests has even reached the rarified air of international chess tournaments.

Pawn structure : Players strive to avoid the creation of pawn weaknesses such as isolated, doubled, or backward pawns, and pawn islands – and to force such weaknesses in the opponent’s position. What Operating system, what browser, what versions of Java and Flash you have, and a little something about your internet connections. Candidate Master (shortened as CM). Similar to FM, but with a FIDE rating of at least 2200. Chess is better than video games – Chess teaches computer game skills that are superior to video gaming and other high-speed games. Chess involves long term planning and strategic thinking skills that are life long skills. Whilst at the same time not allowing your opponent to attack or occupy the square.

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