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Voted Best Christmas Toys & Festive Fun Board Games 2009

chessThe first moves of a chess game are collectively known as the opening. Chess openings vary widely in character, from quiet positional play to wild tactical play.

King: Moves only one square at a time, but in any direction. It’s the most important piece on a chess board. If/when captured, the game is over. The king’s special move is called castling; it is the only time two pieces can move at once (king and rook).

So the opening and middle games are important to ensure you get at least some fighting chance in the end game, if you are able to get there. Anand, world champion since 2007, won the junior title in 1989 and became India’s first Grand Master at the age of 16. A few players still prefer descriptive notation, but it is no longer recognized by FIDE.

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Voted Best Christmas Toys & Festive Fun Board Games 2009

chessRecording chess moves or sometimes called chess notation can be done in many different interesting ways during a game of chess. The two most popular ways to record moves in a game is to record what specific moves were made and to record what game pieces were moved. These two ways to record are important for the output of the game and to make sure that novice players are following all the rules of the game.

The three-dimensional games and the touch screen electronic travel chess sets are same but in the touch screen the players touch the computer screen along with a sensor and thus it is shown where the players want to move the parts. The electronic travel chess sets of both kinds are handheld and compact and allow them to fit almost everywhere.

Online gaming has become so popular that it is an essential part of many … Read More

Voted Best Christmas Toys & Festive Fun Board Games 2009

chessWelcome to my article on the secret of chess. Chess is a very popular recreational and competitive game. It is one of the great mind games which our ancestors have invented. The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games of Persian and Indian origin. Today, chess is one of the world’s most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in clubs, at home, by correspondence, online, and in tournaments. This is the variant I’m talking about today.

In a controversial move, Hou Yifan, often referred as the Queen of Chess,” said her intentional resignation from the game was meant to protest having been paired against mostly female players at a major tournament where male contestants dramatically outnumbered female.

Resignation – either player may resign, conceding the game to the other player. 7 … Read More

Voted Best Christmas Toys & Festive Fun Board Games 2009

chessChennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster M.R. Lalith Babu drew his top board game with GM Oleksienko Mikhalio of Ukraine and moved in shared lead with 5.5 points after the sixth round of the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships here Monday.

Carlsen’s response to the roller was an act of practical desperation. He admitted that he hadn’t seen b5 at all and he knew he was in dire straits. He opened the centre with 28. e3, sacrificing a pawn to get counter-play. It may not have been an objectively good decision, but passive play would have seen him ground down without a fight.

Learning Chess is fast and simple – Children can learn chess online and develop their hidden skills. It also helps with strategic thinking, concentration and focus. Even children as young as 5 or 6 can gain the benefits of chess. In addition, learning chess has shown … Read More

Voted Best Christmas Toys & Festive Fun Board Games 2009

chessThe Isle of Lewis (pronounced Lews) is in the northernmost of the Outer Hebrides gives its name to oldest known chess set. In 1831 a stone building was uncovered following the erosion of a sea bank and the famous discovery was made.

The pawn is the most underrated piece on the chessboard. Usually, these pieces are depicted as a single line with a ball for a head. These pieces can open with a single move forward or jump ahead two spaces. After this, they can only move one space forward until blocked. When a piece is directly diagonal to them, the pawn can capture it. Many people use pawns to snag pieces as part of a trap, but if they make it across the board, they can give you a piece back. There are eight pawns that line up in front of your heavy hitters.

All this and a lot … Read More