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After, through Spain, the game spread into Europe, it quickly gained popularity after the pieces were given a makeover into a more court-centered frame of reference. The General piece was converted into a King and the protector of that piece was made into the Queen. The calvary pieces were known as a Knights and Elephants became Bishops, conveying the power that the Church held during this era. The Rooks came to be depicted more as Castles than chariots, but held their roots as mobile fortresses. The Infantry became known as Pawns but still held their image as foot soldiers, … Read More
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.
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.
The Caro-Kann: Advance Variation has a simple idea behind it. White pushes their pawn to gain space in the center. This however has a drawback and that drawback is … Read More
With civil war chess, one can enjoy a classic chess game with a historic bend. The civil war chess games bring famous figures of the American Civil War into your home or workplace. Civil war chess games represent the war fought between the Union troops and the Confederates. Strategy is a clear element in any battle field situation. There is no better game than chess to teach this strategy.
Along with Gavin played by Colm Meaney(Star Trek The Next Generation) as his happy-go-lucky tour guide, instead of making the necessary contacts to setup his food programme, they are unceremoniously abducted in a bus in Morocco, drugged, and when Ryan Philippe wakes up, he is confronted by Ahmat played by the magnificent Laurence Fishburne(Morpheous in the Matrix), who proceeds at first to toy with him by having him play chess before going to other means to extract his information. His African … Read More
The game of Chess is made up of two sets of 16 pieces, including one king, one queen, two bishops, two knights, two rooks, and eight pawns. All of the 16 pieces have specific positions on the chess board. The chess pieces themselves come in a variety of different styles and designs and the names of each piece did not traditionally start out as the names we use today. Chess pieces come in a variety of different materials and of course vary in prices. Often choosing the chess pieces for yourself when setting up your own board can be a very difficult task with so many options being on offer. There are traditional offerings as well as novelty pieces all of which are incredible to look at but the choice comes down to a personal one.
Carlsen might contemplate abandoning the Reti / English systems he has tried twice and … Read More
Bobby 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.
I tried to … Read More