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
Wijk 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.
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You might think the pawns are not very useful but if you can get your pawn to the other side of the board he can be promoted. This means the you can replace the pawn with any same colored piece you want with the exception of a king or pawn. Needless to say most people choose to replace the pawn with a queen.… Read More
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The most numerous piece on the chess board is the pawn. Also viewed as the weakest piece, the pawn has a range of one position in a forward direction under most circumstances. However, when taking a piece, the pawn can move diagonally by one position, and in its first move, a pawn can advance two positions.
The Cambridge Springs Variation is an open with a similar idea to the Nimzo. With the move Qa4 black both unpins the knight on f6 and gives themselves control over the d5 square where they can maybe place their knight later on. With the exception of the bishop on c8 all … Read More
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Source: Chess Review, December 1959, page 360. A less clear copy of the picture is opposite the imprint page of Kandidatenturnier für Schachweltmeisterschaft by S. Gligorić and V. Ragozin (Belgrade, 1960) with the caption ‘Alle Spieler mit grossen Hoffnungen: Vor dem Turnierbeginn in Bled’.
On move 34, Anand missed a chance to chop down into a queen endgame with an extra pawn and winning chances. That was the last clear win, if it can be called that, since white retains serious … Read More