Category: History

Am Hungry For A Comeback

chessA chess grandmaster has been thrown out of an international tournament after he made repeated trips to the toilet to allegedly check tactics on a mobile phone he had hidden inside a cubicle.

Most little girls are crazy over horses. How many mom and dad’s have told that all time little white lie to their little girl so not to break her heart, that the garden isn’t big enough for a real horse, but when she gets older you will move to a new house with a bigger garden so she can have a real horse. If you have a daughter who love ponies and horses then a fabulous gift to consider is the Playmobil Horse Farm from Playmobil. The toy set includes horses of different colors, ranch hands, grooming tools, trees and other fun pieces. Once again because it’s made up of small parts avoid giving this as a … Read More

Games Build Character Like Educational Games For Kids

chessYou 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

Chess Bluegrass State Games

chessDouble Six, Double Nine, Double Twelve, Double Fifteen, and Double Eighteen. The last one Double Eighteenare the largest commonly-available set. The number of tiles and points in each set is as follows: Double 6: 28 tiles, 168 pips, Double 9: 55 tiles, 495 pips, Double 12: 91 tiles, 1092 pips, Double 15: 136 tiles, 2040 pips, Double 18: 190 tiles, 3420 pips.

The well-known conflict between the South’s Confederate Army and the North’s Federal Troops resulted in many famous battles with many lives lost. By playing on a civil war chess set, you will feel as if you are right there on the field, planning and developing tactics for a perfect strike. You will be in war and the outcome of your game will be dependent upon your skills, strategies and tactics.

Probably the most common opening for the person playing white is the Kings Pawn opening. This is where … Read More

Chess Pieces And Their Roles In The Game

chessThe game of chess has many interesting moves and some that can only happen under certain circumstances. In order to play the best game you can, it is wise to know about all the moves so that you can best outwit your opponent.

There are a variety of books written on the subject of chess, from strategy guides to simple starting guides. If you’re a beginner at the game, you might find the variety of different pieces on the board confusing, and to find out they all move in different combinations can also further add to the problem. However, when taken one step at a time, the game of chess can be explained fairly simply, thus building a comprehensive understanding of the technicalities of the game.

Toys also teach the child to socialize. For example, he can create a building through the set of building blocks. Activities like this will … Read More

Anand, Carlsen Split Points In Fourth Game

chessGarry Kasparov was among the privileged few who got to watch the third game of the world title match from a VIP seat. His old rival and sometimes frenemy” Viswanathan Anand and his former protégé, Magnus Carlsen produced one of the finest fighting draws in chess history for his delectation.

Apart from giving a clear view of lives of musical legends, it also traces the history of rock and roll era in America by taking us back to the 1950s. Leonard Chess, owner of a dingy bar in south Chicago hires a band consisting of Muddy Waters as the lead guitarist and Little Walter as harmonica player. Started as an attempt to enhance the business of the bar, the band becomes quite famous in the neighborhood. Chess arranges for a recording and the Band becomes famous throughout Chicago.

Faulty punctuation apart, a more scrupulous publisher than Everyman Chess would have … Read More