Tag: openings

Chess Openings

chessWith so much resemblance to a real war, the design of traditional chess sets has evolved into a variety of theme designs. Playing a theme chess game, for instance civil war chess, can be much more fun than playing chess with traditionally designed pieces.

Chess games may also be played with a time control , mostly by club and professional players. If a player’s time runs out before the game is completed, the game is automatically lost (provided the opponent has enough pieces left to deliver checkmate). The duration of a game ranges from long games played up to seven hours to shorter rapid chess games, usually lasting 30 minutes or one hour per game. Even shorter is blitz chess , with a time control of three to 15 minutes for each player, and bullet chess (under three minutes). In tournament play, time is controlled using a game clock that … Read More

Chess Openings

chessThe game of chess has many interesting moves and some that can only happen under certain circumstances. In order to play the best game you can, it is wise to know about all the moves so that you can best outwit your opponent.

Sohini Chattopadhyay is a journalist based in New Delhi. She has been Deputy Books and Arts Editor with Open magazine, an apprentice chef at the Bullerei in Hamburg and a sociology student in Edinburgh. Are you an online games freak in search of a website that offers you a variety of games to choose from? Then, should be a permanent bookmark on your browser. is one that offers its members a unique cocktail of variety and spice! With a collection of 578 games and more than 390 members, it is slated to grow with popularity. It has a simple system of registering and then, logging on to … Read More

Chess Openings

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.

Forfeit – a player who cheats, or violates the rules of the game, or violates the rules specified for the particular tournament may be forfeited. In high level tournaments, players have been forfeited for such things as arriving late for the game (even by a matter of seconds), receiving a call or text on a cell phone, refusing to undergo a drug test, refusing to undergo a body search for electronic devices and unsporting behavior … Read More

Chess Openings

chessa game played on a chessboard by two people who maneuver sixteen pieces each according to rules governing movement of the six kinds of pieces (pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen, king), the object being to bring the opponent’s king into checkmate.

When a pawn advances to the eighth rank, as a part of the move it is promoted and must be exchanged for the player’s choice of queen, rook, bishop, or knight of the same color. Usually, the pawn is chosen to be promoted to a queen, but in some cases another piece is chosen; this is called underpromotion In the diagram on the right, the pawn on c7 can be advanced to the eighth rank and be promoted to an allowed piece. There is no restriction placed on the piece that is chosen on promotion, so it is possible to have more pieces of the same type than at … Read More

Chess Openings

chessIf that is the case, this is surely a concept worth discussing. Getting someone to do something they do not know how to, be an arduous task okay! But why to do this is the real question? Why should people play free online games? Here are your answers.

The set-up is the same regardless of what type of chess set is being used. This article is not going to go into the difference in appearance of the Staunton chess set (the standard design for tournaments) pieces. The analysis of chess is extremely complicated due to the many possible options at each move. Steinhaus (1999, pp. 11-14), as well as many entire books, consider clever end-game positions which may be analyzed completely. Source: the Observer, 6 June 1926. Mr McDowell reports that this was the first problem by A.J. Taffs, who was then aged ten, and he also provides a link … Read More