It is commonly said that a Chess game contains three separate states which all give way to the game as a whole. The Opening Stage is where the board starts to be set by the players in order to launch their impending attacks. This is when the positions are fortified and players ready themselves for the oncoming game. The Middle Game is when the real battle begins to take place. Pieces are attacked and defended with great propensity here and many of the Chess pieces will be removed from the board. The Endgame is the final portion of the game, where players will use their remaining pieces to try and secure a win over the other. Each phase has its own important points that need to be considered by all players in order to play a strong Chess game.
The modern school of chess theory advocates a different approach for … Read More
Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 30 (IANS) Indian grandmaster Pentala Harikrishnas campaign in Tata Steel Chess ended on a sour note as he lost to Dutchman Loek Van Wely in the last round to end his campaign at the ninth position.
I’ve had no trouble quickly finding online opponents for 10 or 3 minute games. The app has puzzled and lessons which help improve your game. The only complaint-albeit a minute one-that I have is that the replay button after playing the computer doesn’t really work.
You might think the pawns are not very useful but if you can get your pawn to the other side of the board he can be promoted. This means the you can replace the pawn with any same colored piece you want with the exception of a king or pawn. Needless to say most people choose to replace the pawn with a queen.… 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.
The first international tournament was held in London in 1851. This first tournament was not officially sanctioned, so the winner of it, a German named Adolf Anderssen, was known unofficially as the world’s best player. It was not until 1866 that the first official international chess tournament was held, also in London. Wilhelm Steinitz from Bohemia won this tournament, and was the first official World Champion.
There are some other situations in chess that novice players might not be aware of. For instance, a game can very easily end in a draw. This can happen when neither side has enough material to checkmate the opponent. This would happen if one player had a Bishop and King while another had … Read More
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.
In Game four, the onus will be on Anand to maintain momentum with his second white. Anand is equally comfortable pushing either central pawn. If he does play 1.e4 Anand will definitely be prepared for the Caro Kann. Carlsen played a very high-risk line the first time. He might deviate first, unless he is very confident about the depth of his personal book”, against a man who knows the … Read More
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The World No.11, who headed into the final day with a total of six points and was placed in eighth position, was leapfrogged by Anish Giri of the Netherlands after he managed to draw his last game. The Indian had to be content with the ninth position at the end of 13 rounds.
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 … Read More