MADRID — 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.
Christian Sánchez (Rosario, Argentina) wonders whether Assiac’s name was really ‘Heinrich L. Fraenkel’, as given by Jeremy Gaige in Chess Personalia (Jefferson, 1987), or whether there was a mix-up with Dr H.L. Frankel. Our correspondent notes the discussion of Fraenkel/Frankel in C.N.s 3244 and 3385 (see pages 205-206 of Chess Facts and Fables).
Anand headed into a tabiya – a set of related positions – that he knows very well, when he captured the c-pawn with 3—dxc4. Carlsen took his first long think on move 4. The position resembled a Sicilian Dragon Defence – only the colours were reversed.
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Chess is a two-player board game believed to have been played in India as early as the sixth century AD. In different parts of this world, different chess games are played. The most played variants are western chess, Shogi (in Japan), and Xiangqi (in China).
While nobody likes to lose a key piece, there are times, however when it makes sense to sacrifice one of your pieces. If an opponent’s piece is taking up a spot that you need open, putting one of your pieces in a position to lure his piece out to capture you is one way to move your game forward. Since you will be losing a piece, be sure to check the board carefully to make sure this really will result in the move you wanted!
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Virtual chess is a very easy and effective way to learn the game, especially for young children. Now, children can get the same training as national and international champions and can be more proficient in the game with unique techniques and the guidance provided to them. Virtual chess training requires only a computer, a webcam, speakers and a microphone. The instructors in the virtual chess class teach chess using the decided curriculum broadcasted on the computer in a virtual classroom setting.
Pawn: Moves only one square at a time and only forward. However, on the opening move, it can choose between two squares or one. A seemingly weak piece, a pawn can also be promoted if it safely reaches the end of the board. If it succeeds, a pawn can be exchanged for any other chess piece, except the king. Most often, a pawn gets promoted to queen.
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The rules of a chess tournament go beyond the way to act on the board. There is an ethic code do follow. It is illegal to use any kind of help, to disturb the opponent or to agree to a result beforehand. Like in any other kind of competition, these manners may lead to a warning, an exclusion or even a suspension of the sinner or sinners.
Each of the playing pieces has a specific role attached to it. As you learn to play the game on your wooden chess set, you will become more comfortable in the understanding of what each one can do. So go grab those wooden chess pieces, and we’ll look at each one.
Pawn: Moves only one square at a time and only forward. However, on the opening move, it can choose between two squares or one. A seemingly weak piece, a pawn can also … Read More
Do you have what it takes to be an online chess champion? Checkmate your opponent by strategically positioning your pieces to capture your opponent’s king. Use your rooks, bishops and knights to protect your king at all costs. And always remember that in this classic board game , the queen reigns supreme.
Great game for any level Really great version, I am enjoying myself immensely. One issue I’ve found is the grading of difficulty. Levels one and two I win everytime I play and quite decisively. Then switching up to level 3 the jump in difficulty is crazy high. I am already needing to play near flawless chess just to win.
The first diagram (Introduction, page 9) gives the source of Réti’s most famous endgame study as ‘Kagan’s Neueste Schachnachrichten, 1921′, a mistake also found, for instance, on page 61 of Réti’s Best Games of Chess by Harry Golombek … Read More