Category: Chess Culture

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.

That well-known Max Lange brilliancy was included on, for instance, pages … Read More

Chess Bluegrass State Games

chessMany 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.

One point to be considered is that the colour sequence flips over on Game 7, at the halfway stage. This means Anand gets two back-to-back whites in Game 6 and 7 and Carlsen will not get time to repair any specific weakness in his defensive repertoire. So, Anand might use his second white to go wide”, probing the range of Carlsen’s preparation and then go deep” in games #6 and #7 to exploit any specific weakness he picks up.

Some people call games as … Read More

Electronic Chess Set

chessWhen contacting us by e-mail , correspondents are asked to include their name and full postal address and, when providing information, to quote exact book and magazine sources. The word ‘chess’ needs to appear in the subject-line or in the message itself. There is also a form available for submitting games.

In accordance with this, the London Chess Centre is less of a shop and more of a cultural centre for chess nuts in the England’s capital city. Whenever visiting this chess haven not far from Marylebone station, you can be sure of bumping into a plethora of like-minded people, and some impromptu games over the many boards that are set up for people to play on may also result.

A theory regarding the story behind the design of some of the current chess pieces are as follows: Pawns – First line of defense and represented the peasants from a … Read More

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

Chess Sets

chessSparkChess was designed to be fun for you to learn, practice and play with your friends; it does not replace a professional chess tutor.

The games are sifted into genres according to the fare they offer. Under Action/Adventure, you can choose from a variety of games. There is the Ninja Hunter where you can wield your samurai against the toughest of enemies. Never learnt Karate or Kung Fu? No problems. You can try it out here at IK, and that too without the risk of breaking your back!!! The sky is the limit they say. In the real world, that’s a tough one you will agree. But in Reach the Sky, all you need is a few deft clicks of the mouse and some well-timed keyboard moves! Feel like being Harry Potter? Well, get ready to use your charms and spells to escape from Knock-Turn Alley.

Back in Berlin, Rubingh … Read More