Long before chess came to Europe from India, the British Celts were playing board games where the object was to capture a central ‘king’ piece. Two variants of this game existed, Gwyddbwyll and Tallfwrdd.
A civil war chess set features a beautiful civil war dimension. It explores an important event in United States history. The chess pieces are the images of great leaders from both sides of the Civil War. These figures include Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and many others. The commanders come in historically accurate dress, expression and even stature. The rules of civil war chess games are the same as those of conventional chess.
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.
Any man (other than the king) can be captured by being sandwiched between two opponents (ie when two of the opponent’s men occupy adjacent squares in a straight line with it). Some variants of the game allow pieces to move into squares between opposing men without being captured, but others do not allow this. It is also unclear whether the king can participate in captures; though the game is more even if this form of capture is disallowed. Also, as no other piece apart from the king can occupy the central square it may be possible to use this as an additional man and pieces can be captured by being sandwiched against it.
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There are only six different pieces in chess: the king and queen, bishops, rooks, knights and pawns. The king is the piece with a cross on the top, while the queen has a crown. The ones with pear-shaped tops are bishops, and the ones with round tops are the pawns. Finally, the horse is the knight and the little castle is the rook – calling them ‘horsey’ and ‘castle’, while fun, is likely to annoy serious chess players.
One point to be considered is that the colour sequence flips over on Game 7, at the halfway stage. This means Anand gets two back-to-back whites in Game 6 and 7 and Carlsen will not get time to repair any specific weakness in his defensive repertoire. So, Anand might use his second white to go wide”, probing the range of Carlsen’s preparation and then go deep” in games #6 and #7 to exploit any specific weakness he picks up.