The contenders arrive in a haze of smoke as the announcer, dapper in a black suit and tie, introduces them from the ring. They are dressed in shimmering hoodies and boxer shorts, and they pump their fists in the air for the cameras. The two men pace in their corners while an orchestra plays the Icelandic national anthem. Next, a chessboard has been placed at the centre of the ring and they are seated opposite each other, grinning rather a lot, while an even more amused-looking man stands by with a timer.
Christmas toys for the year 2009 are leaving the shop shelves as quick as they are being stocked up. Get in fast to nab a Christmas gift for your child while you have the chance. In order to beat the crowds and avoid the mad rush for the latest new Christmas electronic gadgets i.e. computer consoles for teens … 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 Cambridge Springs Variation is an open with a similar idea to the Nimzo. With the move Qa4 black both unpins the knight on f6 and gives themselves control over the d5 square where they can maybe place their knight later on. With the exception of the bishop on c8 all of black’s pieces are either developed or will be shortly; black’s dark squared bishop will come to b4 and put tremendous pressure on the knight.
Our correspondent notes that the ten-board blindfold display in Berlin took place on 23 December 1902, as reported on page 429 of Deutsches Wochenschach, 28 December 1902. The spelling of the Black allies’ names is to be noted. It is believed to have … Read More
You can divide the world into three types of people: Those who believe there is no God and everything is an accident; Those who believe there is a God, but everything’s still an accident; and those who believe there is a God, and everything has a purpose. Most Americans claim to belong to the latter group, but really aren’t consistent about it. I run into this problem when I tell people that nothing that happens to you in life is bad, you just haven’t figured out yet why it’s good. The vast majority of people have a really hard time with this, even though it’s entirely consistent with that last category of people, which most people claim to belong to.
Probably the most common opening for the person playing white is the Kings Pawn opening. This is where the player playing white moves the pawn in front of the king … Read More
MADRID (AP) — 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 expansion of online games is largely an outcome of easy internet access and ever growing social communities on the net. Endless possibilities have also arisen after the integration of software like Flash and Java to the internet browsers. This has enabled streaming audio and video on websites and also made user interaction easy. Ranging from simple text-based games to those with complex graphics, online games have come a long way from single user to Massively Multiplayer Online Games.
Sometimes a player can opt to start off with a sequence of opening moves that is considered standard. These moves are referred to as book moves. At other times, a player may opt for an opening that is an … 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.
The game leaped out of the pages because of another playful European, Iepe Rubingh Rubingh is a Dutch performance artist, and has spent 10 days in a Japanese jail for blocking intersections and creating massive traffic jams in aid of his art. He organised and played in the first chessboxing match in 2003 in an Amsterdam art gallery as performance art. Today, Rubingh is the president of the World … Read More