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Bejeweled 2 will set you back $10, making it one of the more pricey games available for the iPhone, especially as the game can be played (at least partially) for free at many different online sites. Is it worth the cost to have the ability to play it on the go? What if anything is new to this version of Bejeweled 2? Read on for the answers.

Zugzwang , disadvantageous since it forces a player to move, is often a factor in endgames but rarely in other stages of the game. In the example diagram, either side having the move is in zugzwang: Black to move must play 1…Kb7 allowing White to promote the pawn after 2.Kd7; White to move must permit a draw, either by 1.Kc6 stalemate or by losing the pawn after any other legal move.

Apart from giving a clear view of lives of musical legends, it also traces the history of rock and roll era in America by taking us back to the 1950s. Leonard Chess, owner of a dingy bar in south Chicago hires a band consisting of Muddy Waters as the lead guitarist and Little Walter as harmonica player. Started as an attempt to enhance the business of the bar, the band becomes quite famous in the neighborhood. Chess arranges for a recording and the Band becomes famous throughout Chicago.

Next is the Chess Paraphernalia: They comprise the chess board and pieces and also, if available, clocks. Nothing can be worse than having the members stand and wait for their turn while a chess game is going on. What a way to challenge your patience! Have the club arrange the equipment prior to any matches. Also, timed chess matches help maintain the game by the hour. You don’t really need pricey chess sets; simple but functional equipment will be enough.

So, during endgame, if you are winning by pieces, just try to reduce everything to your king and your forces vs enemy king and you should be winning. But be careful. Sometimes your forces aren’t enough to win, for example, a lone king and a knight can never checkmate another king, so it would be a draw.

This is my personal favourite. GM Nigel David Short MBE is often regarded as the strongest British chess player of the 20th century. He became a Grandmaster at the age of 19, and became challenger for the World Chess Championship against Garry Kasparov at London, 1993. Still an active player, Short continues to enjoy international successes. He is also a chess coach, columnist and commentator.