So Wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament

chessMADRID (AP) — 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 expansion of online games is largely an outcome of easy internet access and ever growing social communities on the net. Endless possibilities have also arisen after the integration of software like Flash and Java to the internet browsers. This has enabled streaming audio and video on websites and also made user interaction easy. Ranging from simple text-based games to those with complex graphics, online games have come a long way from single user to Massively Multiplayer Online Games.

Sometimes a player can opt to start off with a sequence of opening moves that is considered standard. These moves are referred to as book moves. At other times, a player may opt for an opening that is an improvisation on a standard book move. The moves vary, but the aim is the same-to get off to a solid start and into an aggressive position from which to launch an attack on the opponent’s King.

The Bishop, another and an important piece of the game, stands as the symbol of the church. The church was a rich and mighty force in middle ages and religion played a big role in every person’s life. Bishop is the name for a priest in the Catholic church which had considerably increased through the rankings to a much more powerful position. In chess, there are 2 bishops for every side.

The Nimzo-Indian Defense is solid in concept. White’s plan in playing Nc3 is to prepare e4 which could give white a serious advantage if they manage to do that so black prevents it by pinning the knight. After black exchanges their bishop for white’s knight they have complete control over e4 which makes it very difficult for white to effectively get the ideal pawn center. The Nimzo is time tested and there is no way to completely refute this solid opening.

It was also spread by traders traveling the ancient trade routes from India. This resulted in variants of the game that still exist in China, Korea, Japan, India and other countries. The game variant that is most well known in the western world came from Persia to the main trade routes of Spain and Italy around 1000 AD. The game that we know today spread all over Europe, and by 1400 AD was well established and being played under most of the rules that still apply to the game today.

Barbie doll has a new boyfriend called Fred, yet another waxed model to replace Ken who she dumped. Good one and I gotta give it to these toy companies, but you can’t fool me, its Ken with his hair dyed. And it wouldn’t surprise me in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas if retirement is on the cards for Thomas the tank engine. Tommy ain’t going anywhere he’ll be under a new name and with a different color engine. What I’m getting at is what you believe to be new, is just old hat.