The Game Of Chess

chessRooks: They can move straight forward, backwards or sideways, but they cannot jump over a piece.

In tournaments and competitions there will also be recordings of each move a player makes in case any questions on play may come up later in review of the game. Chess is a game of critical thinking and strategy. It is not a very fast paced game so therefore it is fairly easy to be able to make all necessary recordings of each players move.

You can tell that the Fort Knox Variation is solid just by hearing its name. It has all of the perks of the French Defense but without the eternal headache of the bishop on c8. Instead of having to deal with the development of the terrible bishop later on, black chooses to spend two tempi moving the bishop to the more productive c6 square. There are no weaknesses in black’s position and white’s lead in development means absolutely nothing so long as black doesn’t waste any time. This is why the Fort Knox Variation comes in at number three.

The more active chess boxing associations are in London and Leipzig; matches have also been played in Los Angeles, Nantes, Tokyo, Reykjavik, Amsterdam and Krasnoyarsk. Rubingh has organised a world league match to be held in Moscow on 28 November, where 3 Indian players, who will be selected at trials in Kolkata, will participate.

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 with a person from the other side of the world which provides a good, healthy opportunity to exchange information about the countries, culture etc.

The final phase is to introduce the concepts of piece capture, check and checkmate. At this point, your child should fully understand what it means to capture a piece. Here we tweak the rules of Shout Chess by explaining that you no longer need to surround a piece to capture it, but instead knock them off the board when you land on the same square as them. We may also remove the mandatory requirement to shout the name of each piece as it is played and may even start calling the game chess. Wait a few matches before explaining the diagonal capture rule of pawns. Explain check as a warning the your king may be captured on the next go. Protection of the king is a crucial part of Shout Chess and therefore should not be a foreign concept to your child. Eventually introduce the more advanced concepts of castling, pawn promotion and en passant as your child’s confidence levels increase.

Most important – Beat your opponent in development. Get your forces out and movable (not blocked by pawns) and fast. If your opponent is wasting moves like moving his rook’s pawn in case your bishop goes up or something like that, instead of developing his bishop/knight or castling, you are one more move ahead. Wasting moves is the best way to lose.