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Chess Bluegrass State Games

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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

Chess Bluegrass State Games

chessMADRID — 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

Chess Bluegrass State Games

chessDouble Six, Double Nine, Double Twelve, Double Fifteen, and Double Eighteen. The last one Double Eighteenare the largest commonly-available set. The number of tiles and points in each set is as follows: Double 6: 28 tiles, 168 pips, Double 9: 55 tiles, 495 pips, Double 12: 91 tiles, 1092 pips, Double 15: 136 tiles, 2040 pips, Double 18: 190 tiles, 3420 pips.

The well-known conflict between the South’s Confederate Army and the North’s Federal Troops resulted in many famous battles with many lives lost. By playing on a civil war chess set, you will feel as if you are right there on the field, planning and developing tactics for a perfect strike. You will be in war and the outcome of your game will be dependent upon your skills, strategies and tactics.

Probably the most common opening for the person playing white is the Kings Pawn opening. This is where … Read More

Chess Bluegrass State Games

chessThere is no other board game like chess that exists in the world. The game, on most accounts, is over 1500 years old, and while it has gone through several modifications over the years, it has been growing over the past several years.

The ability of a Computer player varies by the rating of the room you’re in. Beginning players should play in Beginner or Social rooms to use the easiest computer opponents. To play against the computer: click a room, find an empty table, and click ‘Play’.

While playing, the user can also strike up some buddies online as there is room for social interaction also here. Creating an interesting profile will definitely be an attraction to other members with similar interests and could be the beginning of a long lasting friendship for you. Facilities to chat while playing adds spice to the game because one could be interacting … Read More

Chess Bluegrass State Games

chessDouble Six, Double Nine, Double Twelve, Double Fifteen, and Double Eighteen. The last one Double Eighteenare the largest commonly-available set. The number of tiles and points in each set is as follows: Double 6: 28 tiles, 168 pips, Double 9: 55 tiles, 495 pips, Double 12: 91 tiles, 1092 pips, Double 15: 136 tiles, 2040 pips, Double 18: 190 tiles, 3420 pips.

Each player begins the game with 16 chessmen: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 bishops, 2 knights, 2 rooks, and 8 pawns. To properly position the pieces on a chess board, start with the rooks and move inward. The two rooks are placed on the lower corner squares. Next to them go the knights, followed by the bishops.

Dan Scoones (Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada) has kindly found the article, ‘Unlucky Heat Wave’. It was published not in Canadian Chess Chat Magazine but in Chess Canada, and not in 1972 … Read More