Chess Notes By Edward Winter

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.

Carlsen did not respond exactly. He had to swap the knight of course, allowing black a cramping pawn on d4. He was already taking a fair amount of time at this stage. After the knight trade, he moved his Queen’s Bishop to an unusual diagonal and then he pulled his queen back to an unusual square. At the end of this process, black was slightly better.

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What is the difference between the chess sets produced in these regions? Pakistani sets tend to be carved in a traditional Staunton style, while Mexican chess sets are carved in a distinctive style that is specific to that area of Mexico. Nonetheless, the end result is that both styles are beautifully hand carved by skilled, traditional artisans. One notable difference though, is that marble and onyx sets made in Pakistan tend to be more expensive than the ones made in Mexico. This is mainly due to the fact that shipping the heavy marble chess sets from Pakistan to the US is substantially more expensive than the shipping cost from Mexico to the US. Also, Pakistani items are usually encased in a velvet box, while Mexican sets are held in a simple cardboard box. Mexican chess sets are stored in cardboard boxes, because the Mexican artisans believe that their items should be displayed to everyone in the household, and not cooped away in a pretty looking box.

Chess is played with two people, one on each side of a checker board. Each player has a certain number of chess pieces in their own designated color. Each piece is represented as either a king, queen, bishop or pawn. With both the players having just their queen, knight and five pawns each, and Anand having brought the situation under control, the position was considered even. Play LIVE chess tournaments that are fast paced and intense. Be part of over 400 live chess tournaments online per day. Join our rapid-fire Warzone tournaments, be the best in our Round-Robin events and earn your place in our chess leader boards! Buy ebooks online to get the newest, most up-to-date information. Attend seminars, coaching programs, get mentoring and do everything you can to learn enough to stay well ahead of the crowd. That is the key to massive success as an infopreneur.

Round 6: Oleksienko Mikhailo (Ukr) 5.5 drew with M R Lalith Babu 5.5, SP Sethuraman 5 lost to Adly Ahmed (Egy) 5.5, Sergei Tiviakov (Ned) 5.5 bt Sundararajan Kidambi 4.5, Ankit R Rajpara 5 drew with Lintchevski Daniil (Rus) 5, Marat Dzhumaev (Uzb) 5 drew with R Arun Karthik 5, Himanshu Sharma 4.5 lost to M R Venkatesh 5.5, S Arun Prasad 4.5 lost to P Karthikeyan 5.5, Ram S Krishnan 5.5 bt Akshayraj Kore 4.5, B Adhiban 4.5 drew with Padmini Rout 4.5, T Purushothaman 4 lost Mark Paragua (Phi) 5, Alexander Fominyh (Rus) 5 bt P Priya 4, J Ramakrishna 4.5 drew with Rolando Nolte (Phi) 4.5.

When a pawn advances to the eighth rank, as a part of the move it is promoted and must be exchanged for the player’s choice of queen, rook, bishop, or knight of the same color. Usually, the pawn is chosen to be promoted to a queen, but in some cases another piece is chosen; this is called underpromotion In the diagram on the right, the pawn on c7 can be advanced to the eighth rank and be promoted to an allowed piece. There is no restriction placed on the piece that is chosen on promotion, so it is possible to have more pieces of the same type than at the start of the game (for example, two queens).