Ivory chess sets have a long and distinguished history, going back nearly to the advent of the game itself. Ivory has been used for many centuries in the construction of chess sets. Some of the earliest chess pieces still in existence are made of ivory.
Strategic plans used in the middlegame can also be used in conjunction with chess openings. These include preparing Pawn breaks to create a counterplay, creating weaknesses in the opponent’s Pawn structure, seizing control of key squares, and making favorable exchanges of minor pieces.
Das imported the ‘sport’ to India in 2011 with the blessings of Rubingh, and has shown impressive organisational mojo. There were small sponsors for the two national tournaments, but Das is tight-lipped about names. Nothing worth mentioning yet,” he says. The first competition saw 213 participants – mostly male – from nine states: Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Tripura, Maharashtra, Manipur and host state West Bengal. Before the tournaments, short training camps were organized, primarily for chess coaching. The second edition saw participation increase to 245 candidates from 10 states, the new participant being Gujarat. This, Rubingh says, is the world’s biggest chessboxing tournament so far in terms of participation.
On another note, if a computer solves the game of chess, a person could not possibly remember what to do against any possible move in order to beat someone – it’s just too difficult. The use of computers to try to solve the game of chess is inefficient, see hypothesis number 4 for a better use of computers.
If you are not doing it already, start today. The strongest competitive advantage you have over everyone else is the knowledge and systems you possess. And to create systems you need to keep learning about newer developments, keep abreast of the latest advances and be in constant ‘education mode’.
Good game Only complaint I have is that even the easiest level (other than practice) is really hard. Granted, I am a beginner at chess, however I’ve played the AI at level 1 about ten times and haven’t been able to win once. There’s a large gap in skill between practice and level 1.
Grandmaster (shortened as GM; sometimes International Grandmaster or IGM is used) is awarded to world-class chess masters. Apart from World Champion, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain. Before FIDE will confer the title on a player, the player must have an Elo chess rating (see below) of at least 2500 at one time and three favorable results (called norms) in tournaments involving other grandmasters, including some from countries other than the applicant’s. There are other milestones a player can achieve to attain the title, such as winning the World Junior Championship.