Voted Best Christmas Toys & Festive Fun Board Games 2009

chessBobby Fischer is one of the greatest chess players that has ever lived. Despite the fact the many people considered him to have gone crazy, he is greatly misunderstood. Although no one should condone his anti-American and anti-Semitic statements many of the things that he said were taken out of context. Regardless of any of this Bobby Fischer will always be remembered as America’s World Champion and one of the greatest chess players of all time.

It is hard to convert everyone to, or even anything other than a relatively small minority to the wonders of playing chess, even if celebrities frequently express an interest. Boris Becker was a notable visitor to a recent London Chess Classic tournament. But those who have already been bitten by the chess bug would be well advised to check out this little chess oasis the next time they are in London.

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Anand, Carlsen Split Points In Fourth Game

chessI used to play lots of chess when I was in high school. I also used to represent my school during Interschool tournaments… and lose. I have no idea why I was picked because apart from being good at the game and beating opponents at my own level, I had nothing else. I could never beat those geeks or big guns in the game.

The Stonewall Variation is the pinnacle of solid chess openings. Black’s pawn structure on c6, d5, e6, and f5 is very rigid and so it is a double edge. On one hand, if black can manage to get c8 bishop active, which tends to be easier said than done, then white has a long road to getting a win. On the other hand, if black does not manage to get the bishop active then they are effectively playing a piece down and white will have a … Read More

So Wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament

chessMADRID — The world’s top female chess player has given up her last game to protest being paired against mostly female players at a major tournament where male contestants outnumbered them.

The Cambridge Springs Variation is an open with a similar idea to the Nimzo. With the move Qa4 black both unpins the knight on f6 and gives themselves control over the d5 square where they can maybe place their knight later on. With the exception of the bishop on c8 all of black’s pieces are either developed or will be shortly; black’s dark squared bishop will come to b4 and put tremendous pressure on the knight.

Our correspondent notes that the ten-board blindfold display in Berlin took place on 23 December 1902, as reported on page 429 of Deutsches Wochenschach, 28 December 1902. The spelling of the Black allies’ names is to be noted. It is believed to have … Read More

Chess Pieces

chessIf you haven’t given much thought to Christmas and with it only being around the corner then I suggest you put on your thinking cap fast to avoid those last minute Christmas upsets. Corners don’t take long to reach and Christmas will be upon you before you can say Santa Claus. Hanging around till the last minute to do your 2009 Christmas shopping for kid’s toys just might leave you with a broken hearted child where your excuses go unheard, and the tears continue to flow.

The match has entered a second stage. The initial sparring and information exchange is over. One comment Kasparov made was that Anand has, so far, managed to keep Carlsen from getting the thing what he wants. It was previously owned by German chess grandmaster Lothar Schmid. who is known for refereeing what was regarded as the Match of the Century between American Bobby Fischer … Read More

How Did Chess Pieces Get Their Names?

chessYou must have noticed children, youngsters, grown ups and even aged people hooked to the internet all day long playing free arcade games. What is that makes these people sit in front of the computer all the time? Is it plain fun that attracts a child to colors or is it something more, something much deeper? In this article, we shall find out what makes people of all ages go crazy over free online games.

Please fix en passant!!! The AI uses en passant rule, while the player is unable to do so. The pawn eligible for an en passant move is inactive and you cannot move it. It’s very frustrating at certain positions. I already faced such situations several times. You even list this move in the rules but it is impossible to actually play it in the game.

bravo for the effort to educate the new batch of … Read More