Chess Openings

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.

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The King is the tallest piece on the chess board and is as well defended on the chess board as it was in real medieval life. At that time, the fall of a king would definitely indicate the loss of the kingdom to invading enemies and that most likely would lead to a change for the worse. It was considered everyone duty, starting from the lowest serf to the highest ranking official, to keep the king safe and free from harm. The king is the most important, but not the most powerful piece in chess. If you do not protect your king, than for sure you will lose the game.

Very nice product. If you are wondering, the chess board is carved (and stained for the black side pieces and black squares) and it has a green fabric on the bottom of each piece (like on the bottom side of the board). The provided pictures basically explain the rest. Some of the letters and numbers for the notation are kinda sloppy when carved/stained but they look fine and it sort of gives it its own personality. I like how the set folds up, but you do have to cram some of the pieces in when you put them in. The designs are really nice and the king and queen look a little cooler than the staunton king and queen (imo). My really only issue that dissapointed me upon opening is the bishop, the bishop looks like a straight up thumb tack and is not very appealing (imo again), its not that bad but I was hoping it would somewhat resemble a normal bishop. But all in all, it’s an adorable and affordable chess set that’s neatly carved, just know that the bishop looks like a thumbtack.

In short, Lakdawala credits Del Rosario for material which the latter lifted from C.N. 3961, and Lakdawala’s insertion of the ‘full of holes’ remark in the story of a Mexican pupil is a plain fabrication, as is his claim that Capablanca called 2 Ne2 ‘perhaps a refutation’.

Attack and defense – If you are playing white, do not play defense, get your forces out until you find an opening, then attack. If you are playing black, defend until you either find an opening or your opponent is a step behind you in development, then you attack.