If that is the case, this is surely a concept worth discussing. Getting someone to do something they do not know how to, be an arduous task okay! But why to do this is the real question? Why should people play free online games? Here are your answers.
One of black’s problems and white’s trumps is that white has undisputed control of the a-file and therefore, a more active rook. If black can get his pawns rolling, however, he will either open lines to activate his own rooks, or create dangerous passed pawns, or both. White will find it difficult to counter this because his queen doesn’t have much influence in the key half of the board.
Ivory is not nearly as common today as it was hundreds of years ago when historical ivory chess sets were made. Now, ivory chess sets are usually only for collectors. Vintage ivory chess sets can sell for many thousands of dollars, while new ivory chess sets rarely sell for under $900. New Ivory chess sets are extremely rare because ivory is much harder to come by. Though ivory was once commonly used in the construction of many objects, it is now rarely used due to animal rights issues and the advent of plastic.
Faulty punctuation apart, a more scrupulous publisher than Everyman Chess would have made Mr Lakdawala either verify the matter or delete the paragraph. Readers deserve better than talk of an article ‘titled something like’ and ‘a quote which went something like’.
In chess one needs to make the best use of the openings to put their pieces in a strong position. At the onset it is never clear on which part of the board the pieces will be needed most. Therefore it is essential to retain effective control over the squares in the central area of the chessboard, so that specific pieces can be moved with minimal problems whenever required. According to classical theory, placing Pawns on d4 and e4 is the best way to retain control over the central areas of the board.
Das is particularly keen to promote the ‘sport’ in school and universities. ‘This is a sport that requires both brain and body. There is nothing else like it’ he says. Both Ahamed, secretary of the Tamil Nadu chess boxing chapter, and Acharya, his contemporary in Rajasthan, are working to organize training camps in schools and colleges with the help of their boxing students. The idea is to develop a professional league for chessboxers, and Das believes that school and college kids, used to the noise of Indian Premier League cricket around them, will be far more culturally attuned to new sports concepts and the idea of forking out a bit of money to watch sports.
More recently there has been an introduction of chess videos that can be downloaded and played on your computer. These are usually just videos of a board from a chess program that the instructor is using to play through the moves of whatever he is teaching. The beauty of the video lesson is that not only does it come with verbal instruction (much easier to follow while watching the board than reading), but it is easily repeated. There is so little effort required that repetition seems to happen naturally.